Summer Camp at Orme

The Adventure of Your Life is Waiting!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure! Orme Summer Camp 2024 is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce that it will take place from July 3 to July 10, 2024. We are offering a diverse range of options catering to every camper’s interests and age group. Whether you’re looking for a traditional camp experience (ages 8-11), have a passion for the arts (ages 12-16), or dream of mastering horsemanship skills (ages 12-16), Orme Summer Camp 2024 has something special in store for you.

For additional Summer Camp information, please call (928) 632-7601, or email


Traditional Camp
July 3-10, 2024
Ages 8-11

Are you ready for a summer of endless fun, adventure, and new friendships? Join us at The Orme School’s Traditional Summer Camp, located in the heart of Arizona. Our camp is specially designed for kids aged 8-11, ensuring that they have the time of their lives in a safe, nurturing, and exciting environment. Camp highlights:

Swimming Fun – Cool off on hot summer days with a splash by jumping into our swimming pool! Campers will enjoy poolside games and activities under the supervision of our attentive staff.

Horseback Riding – Saddle up and embark on an unforgettable horseback riding adventure. Our well-trained horses will guide campers through scenic trails, teaching them horsemanship skills along the way.

Arts and Crafts – Unleash your inner artist in our vibrant arts and crafts studio! Campers will explore their creativity, making unique masterpieces they’ll cherish for years to come. From tie dye to ceramics and more!

Field Games – Get your game face on! Campers will participate in exciting and friendly competitions, from classic sports like soccer and capture the flag to inventive field games that are sure to keep everyone engaged and active.

Outdoor Adventures – Discover the natural beauty of Arizona’s breathtaking desert landscape through our outdoor activities. Our biggest adventure will be a field trip to a nearby swimming hole where campers will have the opportunity to jump off the rocks into the refreshing deep water.

Talent Shows – Show off your talents on stage! Campers can participate in talent shows, boosting self-confidence and fostering creativity.

Friendship and Team Building – Forge life-long friendships and build essential life skills through team-building exercises, group challenges, and cooperative games.

Camp Counselors – Our passionate and experienced camp counselors are committed to ensuring that every child has a safe and enjoyable experience at camp. They create a nurturing atmosphere where campers can thrive and make the most of their summer.

Our Traditional Camp session offers a perfect summer getaway for your child. Spaces are limited, so secure your child’s spot today and watch them grow, explore, and create lifelong memories.

Make this summer the best one yet for your child! Join us at The Orme School’s Traditional Summer Camp, and let the adventure begin.


Horsemanship Camp
July 3-10, 2024
Ages 12-16

The Orme Horsemanship Camp is designed for campers who love horses and horseback riding. Whether a child is a seasoned rider or just starting out to learn all they can about horses, Orme is a great destination.

Located in the middle of a cattle ranch, we have access to miles and miles of trails, while our “Up Top” horse facility includes a rodeo arena, a large cow working round pen, a general purpose arena, a warm up arena, and numerous stalls for private horses. Yes, campers can bring their own horse if they wish.

A typical day at the Orme Horsemanship Camp starts with a hearty breakfast followed by a trail ride or focused arena work (for example: walk, trot, canter transitions, handling the reins appropriately, riding accurately, and more). We usually finish up in time for lunch and a traditional Southwest Siesta. Most afternoons include time at the swimming pool and a brief instruction session with the horses.

After dinner, when temperatures start to cool off, campers will be back with their horses for an evening trail ride, or possibly working cattle in the cow pen. After riding and before bed time, campers can relax in our Commons Rec Room, playing ping-pong, board games, or watching a little TV.

The Orme Horsemanship Camp has traditionally participated in the annual Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade. Experienced riders are encouraged to ride in the parade with Horsemanship staff and Orme alumni. Many of our campers will ride in our decorated wagon, pulled by our Horsemanship truck. This is a fun, exciting event and one of the high points of the Orme Horsemanship Camp experience.

If weather permits and there are no local fire restrictions, we’ll try to do an overnight trip with our horses; this is similar to a pack trip. All campers pitch in to help with meals, setting up camp, taking care of the horses and, lastly, clean up when we are ready to head back home.

Often during the Orme Horsemanship Camp session, the famous Babbitt Ranch Colt Sale is conducted on the historic Babbitt Ranch, about two hours away from Orme. This is truly a unique experience for campers, especially if they have never been to a livestock auction before. The ranch has an outstanding breeding program for American Quarter Horses, and it’s a very fun and informative event for anyone who loves horses!

The Orme Horsemanship Camp is full of horseback adventures and learning experiences. Please consider us for your Horse Crazy Girl or Boy!


Fine Arts Camp
July 3-10, 2024
Ages 12-16

Nurture Your Child’s Creative Spirit in Central Arizona – The Orme School’s Fine Arts Summer Camp Awaits!

Are you searching for a summer experience that celebrates the artistic spark within your child? Welcome to The Orme School’s Fine Arts Summer Camp, nestled in the heart of Arizona. Our camp is tailored for young artists between the ages of 12 and 16, offering a vibrant and inspiring environment where creativity flourishes and friendships bloom.

At our Fine Arts Summer Camp, we cultivate an environment for your child’s artistic abilities to thrive. Here, young artists will immerse themselves in various fine arts disciplines, including metalsmithing, ceramics, printmaking, tie-dye, paper making, and more. Our passionate and skilled instructors will guide them through the artistic journey, helping them craft their own unique masterpieces and try new mediums.

The summer days in Arizona can be warm, and to cool off our campers will have the opportunity to jump in the pool every day!

For a touch of adventure and nature, our campers can saddle up for a horseback riding excursion. The scenic trails around our camp will surely provide inspiration to us all.

We believe in offering our campers the opportunity to try new things, not only within the arts but also beyond. That’s why we organize a thrilling field trip to a nearby swimming hole, where campers can jump off the rocks into the refreshing deep water. It’s a chance to push their boundaries and create lasting memories with newfound friends.

In addition to artistic endeavors and outdoor adventures, we offer a variety of engaging activities, including field games that encourage teamwork and camaraderie, team-building exercises that build life skills, and cooperative games that foster problem-solving and unity.

Our Fine Arts Summer Camp offers a unique one-week experience. It’s the perfect opportunity for budding artists to explore their creative passions, broaden their horizons, and make new friends in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Don’t miss out on this chance to nurture your child’s artistic talents and create lasting memories at The Orme School’s Fine Arts Summer Camp. Limited spots are available, so secure your child’s place today, and let their creativity and adventurous spirit flourish in the heart of Arizona.