About SJ
San Juan Ranch was founded in 1956 by Mary E.
Haines as a riding camp for her children and their
friends.  Since then, SJ Riding Camp has grown into a
comprehensive riding facility and general activities
camp while maintaining the family oriented feel that
provides each camper with individual attention.  Our
camp provides girls, ages 8 to 16, with a safe place to
improve riding skills or learn to ride, take on the
responsibility of horse care, improve their
horsemanship skills, and have fun while learning to be
active, caring members of our camp community. In
2016 we began our mini-farm program.
The Camp runs for nine weeks, in 1, 2, and
3 week sessions.  For girls who would like to
devote more of their summer to camp, we
have the option of combining sessions for a
longer stay.  While at SJ, campers in our
riding program ride twice a day and campers
in our farm program go to the mini farm twice
a day. All campers have time for other
activities such as Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Sports, Archery, Boating, and Swimming.  
We also devote time every day to caring for
the horses and farm animals and learning
more about horse management and small
animal care.   
camp values diversity and openness to new experiences.  SJ is a place for girls to gain
self-confidence, friends, and new experiences through a common love of horses.  
info@sjridingcamp.com  ∙  860-872-4742  ∙  130 Sandy Beach Road, Ellington CT 06029
Accreditation &
"Thank you so much for
taking great care of my
daughter during camp. She
cannot stop talking about
how much fun she had!
It was a great experience
for her to learn to socialize,
manage her time, and also
to be more responsible.
The progression in her
riding is unbelievable.
She is so much more
comfortable now!"            
      ~ A 2017 Mom
“Chloe found at SJ
Riding Camp not only a
group of horse riding
enthusiasts, but also a
diverse group of new
friends through whom
she discovered different
backgrounds and
lifestyles.  The camp has
widened her horizons
while indulging on her
passion to care for
~~ '16-'19 Camper Dad