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It is feeling like an unusually warm February after an unusually cold January. We are having February Camp next week, and we are anticipating some warmer 40’s and possibly 50’s temperatures. While we usually are able to get some sledding in during our Winter Camp in February, this year it looks like we might be doing some more hiking and possibly arts and crafts if it rains. We have a small group, about six campers so far, and we are excited to have fun with these ladies!

The 2018 camp application is up and live on our website! We are so excited to do both digital and paper applications this year, and we look forward to receiving all of the applications in the mail from now until the beginning of Camp! All you have to do to find the application, is go onto our page the Paper Trail, fill out the application on your computer, print it out, sign it and mail it back to us! We are excited to see all of our returning campers applications come in and we look forward to the ones from new campers that we will be receiving.

Now that the 2 week cold snap has passed, we are enjoying some 20 and 30 degree weather! We feel like it is a mini-spring here and are enjoying wearing a few less layers. The horses are napping in the sunshine today and are able to finally relax and keep warm. We are now feeding them regular amounts and they are quite happy, in fact, we often find them playing and running around in the morning times. We will try to capture some of their playing and post some pictures and videos of the horses rearing up and running around in the snow!

 Holiday Camp this year ran from December 27th to January 1st. We said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed in 2018 with 15 dancing campers and 7 staff members! Despite the frigid temperatures, we managed to go sledding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. When it got too cold, we all huddled together in the cape around a game of bananagrams or baked warm chocolate chip cookies and other sweet treats. It was a full, New England horse farm winter experience!

With the New Hampshire winter beginning with snow, we are preparing for Holiday Camp and hoping that the snow will stay so that we can do some sledding. We also hope for no rain!! During the winter months, the rain combined with the cold weather always creates ice, which is unpleasant for the horses and us people. We are one week away from Holiday Camp and are incredibly excited for thirteen campers to join us. We have a few counselors visiting as well for this camp, and we are equally excited to see them! Campers, staff, and families associated with Road’s End Farm are what make this place possible. We love getting visits and seeing members from our extended camp family!