For the Love of Horses
We don’t need to tell you how special horses are. You already know that. You already demonstrate a love of horses by the amount of time to spend grooming, riding and, of course, learning about and from horses.
We all remember that one thing that got us sold on the power and beauty of horses. Maybe it was a pony ride, maybe it was seeing a horse in a pasture along the roadside, maybe it was visiting a farm, or maybe it was your first riding lesson. No matter what it was that triggered your love, it was an important event for you.
Each year the YMCA Camp Carter Equestrian Center provides the first experience for lots of children and adults. It could be an introductory program for kids from an Eastside pre-school, a pony ride at a community celebration, a riding lesson for a child on the autism spectrum or a troop of Girl Scouts visiting the barn to earn a badge. Everyone deserves to have a positive first experience with a horse.
Every year, YMCA Camp Carter provides subsidies and scholarships to make sure that these equine interactions can happen. Please consider a pledge to our 2017 Annual Campaign to make sure that we can continue to provide that access. Every dollar raised goes directly to providing program access to those that cannot afford it or that need it the most and is fully tax-deductible. Please click or call 817-738-9241 for more information or to make a pledge.
- A donation of $50 per month will help provide a week of summer Horse Camp for the children of a deployed solider
- A donation of $25 per month will fund a pre-school classroom to come to the barn for program that exposes them to horses and riding
- A donation of $12.50 per month will provide four riding lessons for a foster care child who was removed from an abusive home
- A donation of $5 per month will provide a month of Parent/Child lessons for a child with a speech delay or autism
We hope this request is possible and that the next generation of equestrians will also have that first great memory and a lifelong love of horses.
Board Member Nomination
The YMCA Camp Carter Board of Managers is looking to add members to the Board in 2017. Please fill out the form below to submit a nominee to the Board Development Committee.
The Committee is made up of…
Craig Gossard, Board Chair
Cheryl West, Annual Campaign Chair
Andy Hockenbrock, Executive Director
Miguel Garcia, Board Member
Tis the Season
Tis the Season to plan your holiday party at YMCA Camp Carter. You can choose the package below or call us and customize your event. It can be as simple as a room rental where you supply all the decorations and activities or you can step back and let the Camp Carter staff do all the work. The best part of your parties at Camp Carter is that the gratuity goes to our annual scholarship fund to help keep Camp Carter affordable to those in need. Contact us at email@example.com or 817-738-9241
Our professional Team Building staff can lead your group though everything from large games of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to initiatives that will challenge their creativity and problem solving skills. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
EQ Center Fall Fling
Come join the horses, instructors and wranglers at the YMCA Camp Carter Equestrian Center for a great night of fall fun. There will be pumpkin crafts, horse treats, stall decorating contests and prizes. Participants will also “dress” up our herd for Halloween.
Date: Friday evening October 28th from 6 – 9 PM
Evening includes a pizza and salad dinner and each participant will go home with a pumpkin.
YMCA appropriate costumes are encourage and closed toed shoes are required.
Cost – $10 for members and current lesson students, $15 for non-members
Ages – 6 to 15
Register by calling us at 817-738-9241 or by email at email@example.com
Cowtown Treasure Hunters
FREE Entry into the Cowtown Treasure Hunter’s Fall Hunt for kids ages 5-12
The Cowtown Treasure Hunter’s are a group of hobbyists who not only enjoying searching electronically for lost or buried objects in the earth, but also enjoy the great outdoors. They meet each month at YMCA Camp Carter and each year stage a hunt at Camp Carter. For the Fall 2016 hunt, they have a FREE Youth division.
Prizes include a Garrett metal detector and a week of Day Camp at Camp Carter.
Pony Express is back
Make a new 4-legged friend!
Pony Express is for children ages 4-8 and their parent. This a 4-week long Parent-Child program is designed to get a child acquainted with and accustomed to horses. Each week the student and their parent will work on skills together.
Sessions will included both ground lessons and some mounted activities where the parent helps lead the horse around our covered arena.
For more details contact the Camp Carter Equestrian Center at 817-626-0902 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Camp Carter EQ Center is located at 5800 Meandering Road, behind the Castleberry Baseball Complex.
Free SAT Practice
YMCA of the USA and The College Board have provided this great resource for college bound students to effectivly practice for taking the SAT’s. Head over to http://www.ymca.net/summer-buzz/free-test-practice-for-teens/
FWISD 5th Grade Field Trips
Every year, the 5th grade students from Fort Worth ISD’s over 80 elementary schools, attend an extended day of Outdoor Education at YMCA Camp Carter. The dates for 2016-17 have been set. Check the list below for your school and their date.
Each school will set their classes from a menu of choices and will communicate with parents and students the schedule, dress for the day and other details like lunch and departure and return times.
If there are any questions about the trip, please contact your school’s 5th grade Science Chair.
|Bonnie Brae||Monday, September 12, 2016|
|Alice Carlson||Tuesday, September 13, 2016|
|Charles Nash||Tuesday, September 13, 2016|
|M.M. Walton||Wednesday, September 14, 2016|
|I.M. Terrell||Wednesday, September 14, 2016|
|Daggett Montessori||Thursday, September 15, 2016|
|DeZavala||Thursday, September 15, 2016|
|George C. Clarke||Friday, September 16, 2016|
|Cesar Chavez||Monday, September 19, 2016|
|Mitchell Boulevard||Friday, September 23, 2016|
|Como Montessori||Friday, September 23, 2016|
|Maude Logan||Monday, September 26, 2016|
|J.T. Stevens||Tuesday, September 27, 2016|
|Washington Heights||Tuesday, September 27, 2016|
|Harlean Beal||Tuesday, October 11, 2016|
|Como||Tuesday, October 11, 2016|
|E.J. Briscoe||Wednesday, October 12, 2016|
|North Hi Mount||Wednesday, October 12, 2016|
|Van Zandt-Guinn||Tuesday, November 01, 2016|
|C.C. Moss||Tuesday, November 01, 2016|
|Sunrise-McMillan||Monday, November 14, 2016|
|A.M. Pate||Monday, November 14, 2016|
|Western Hills||Tuesday, November 15, 2016||&||Wednesday, November 16, 2016|
|Worth Heights||Friday, November 18, 2016|
|South Hills||Monday, November 28, 2016||&||Tuesday, November 29, 2016|
|Natha Howell||Wednesday, November 30, 2016|
|Clifford Davis||Thursday, December 01, 2016||&||Friday, December 02, 2016|
|Rufino Mendoza||Monday, December 05, 2016|
|Waverly Park||Tuesday, December 06, 2016||&||Wednesday, December 07, 2016|
|Eastern Hills||Monday, December 12, 2016|
|Riverside ALC||Tuesday, December 13, 2016|
|W.M. Green||Wednesday, December 14, 2016|
|Seminary Hills||Thursday, December 15, 2016|
|Glen Park||Friday, December 16, 2016|
|Burton Hill||Monday, December 19, 2016|
|D.K. Sellars||Tuesday, December 20, 2016|
|Manuel Jara||Monday, January 16, 2017|
|Morningside||Tuesday, January 17, 2017|
|Alice Contreras||Wednesday, January 18, 2017|
|Sam Rosen||Thursday, January 19, 2017|
|Lowery Rd.||Friday, January 20, 2017|
|H.V. Helbing||Monday, January 23, 2017|
|Sagamore Hill||Tuesday, January 24, 2017|
|M.L. Phillips||Wednesday, January 25, 2017|
|T.A. Sims||Thursday, January 26, 2017|
|Springdale||Friday, January 27, 2017|
|Daggett||Monday, January 30, 2017|
|Woodway||Tuesday, January 31, 2017|
|Atwood McDonald||Wednesday, February 01, 2017|
|Carroll Peak||Thursday, February 02, 2017|
|Oaklawn||Monday, February 06, 2017|
|Luella Merrett||Sunday, February 07, 2016|
|Versia Williams||Wednesday, February 08, 2017|
|Hubbard Heights||Thursday, February 09, 2017|
|South Hi Mount||Friday, February 10, 2017|
|Bruce Shulkey||Monday, February 13, 2017|
|Westcreek||Tuesday, February 14, 2017|
|Meadowbrook||Wednesday, February 15, 2017|
|Kirkpatrick||Thursday, February 16, 2017|
|Hazel Harvey Peace||Wednesday, February 17, 2016|
|Rosemont||Monday, February 27, 2017|
|East Handley||Tuesday, February 28, 2017|
|M.H. Moore||Wednesday, March 01, 2017|
|Diamond Hill||Wednesday, March 02, 2016|
|Westpark||Thursday, March 03, 2016|
|Richard Wilson||Monday, March 06, 2017|
|Carter Park||Tuesday, March 07, 2017|
|Lily B. Clayton||Wednesday, March 08, 2017|
|Westcliff||Friday, March 10, 2017|
|Bill Elliott||Thursday, March 30, 2017|
|Greenbriar||Friday, March 31, 2017|
|D. McRae||Monday, April 03, 2017|
|W.J. Turner||Tuesday, April 04, 2017|
|Oakhurst||Wednesday, April 05, 2017|
|S.S. Dillow||Friday, April 14, 2017|
|Benbrook||Monday, April 17, 2017|
|Ridglea Hills||Tuesday, April 18, 2017|
|John T. White||Wednesday, April 19, 2017|
|Dolores Huerta||Monday, May 15, 2017|
|West Handley||Tuesday, May 16, 2017|
|Tanglewood||Wednesday, May 17, 2017|
Now Hiring Retreat Coordinator
Retreats Coordinator (Full-time Year Round) – Apply online or send a resume to us at Retreats@ymcafw.org or call 817-738-9241. Position starts at $300 per week plus meals and housing. This Full-time position has YMCA of Fort Worth Full-time benefits including health insurance, Paid Holidays and PTO and 12% retirement (upon meeting eligibility) Application deadline is September 1st.
The Camp Carter Retreats Coordinator is a year round Full time position that will work under the Director of Education and Retreats to ensure that all visitors to YMCA Camp Carter have an exceptional experience. Work schedule will vary from week to week and season to season based on the size and number of groups that are in.
College degree or experience in camping, recreation, resort or hospitality management required. Spanish fluency is a plus. Experience with high ropes courses also a plus.
Now Hiring Cooks
Cook (Fall and Year Round positions) – Apply online or for more details contact us at Retreats@ymcafw.org or call 817-738-9241. Position is part time and starts at $8.00 per hour. Fall season work begins as soon as August 15th.
Both morning and afternoon/evening shifts are available and can include some weekends as well. Our cooks will primarily assist the lead kitchen staff in preparing meals, cleaning up after meals, washing dishes and doing basic custodial duties.
All kitchen staff must possess a Texas approved Food Handler certification and will need non-slip shoes. Basic Culinary training will be provided.
Must be 18 years or older to operate kitchen machines.