The ORME Summer School
high desert setting, at 4,000 feet above sea level, provides a temperate and gorgeous getaway for one to enjoy summer. Whether you are a student (between 7th grade and junior year), or an adult seeking an oasis from conventional venues for a conference or event, The Orme Summer School
is a healthy, picturesque and inviting place for all ages.
Session 1: July 10-16
Session 2: July 17-23
The Orme School’s Traditional residential Summer Camp is specifically designed for campers age 11 – 17 who seek a variety of experiences available at Orme, and in the majestic region surrounding our campus. Traditional summer fun includes swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding and evening campfire programs. During Session 2, campers will enjoy a mini-Caravan camping experience to the White Mountains where they will fish, hike, learn basic survival skills and enjoy the cool, crisp mountain air. Making new friends while challenging one’s self has never been quite so fun.
Caravan Adventure Camp
Travel across the Arizona desert to the beautiful California coast for this incredible, new Orme Summer Camp offering – Caravan Adventure! Participants will spend the week camping by the ocean at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach. Time will be spent exploring the beach, coastal trails and tidal pools. Campers will also embark on back country hikes to observe the surrounding wildlife, and will work with State Park officials in the oceanic study of local fish populations and the effects of rising water temperatures on local wildlife. During ‘down time,’ campers will have an opportunity to learn how to surf (taught by an Orme Summer Camp alumnus, who has traveled and surfed the world). Participants in this Caravan Adventure Camp will also visit local theme parks and attractions during the week.
Session 1: July 24-30
Session 2: July 31-August 6
The Orme School’s Horsemanship Camp is geared towards campers who love horses – all levels from beginner to advanced, ages 11–17. This camp is designed to sharpen riding and horsemanship skills, and participants will be instructed based on their current riding ability. Campers will be challenged with timed events including:
• barrel racing
• pole bending
• goat tying
There’s plenty of time for traditional camp fun when you’re out of the saddle, from hanging out at the pool, to making s’mores around the campfire.
Led by industry professionals, there will be daily instruction on barrels, training, exercises, and more. Campers may also attend and compete in local barrel races and rodeos, and interact with some of the top barrel racers in the industry today.