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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check out our unique summer program!


This summer, learn ALL ABOUT HORSES and the basics of Natural Horsemanship, horse care and riding skills at El Dustberry Ranch at Camp Josepho in the Pacific Palisades! 

Your child will learn to communicate with our rescue horses and develop relationships with 

them built on mutual trust and respect. Our rescued horses help teach children about respect 

and appreciation for nature and for one another in a positive, loving and safe environment. 

Confidence, self esteem, awareness and leadership skills increase as campers are motivated to set goals and then attain them. An “I can do anything!” attitude prevails as campers are challenged by new experiences. We strive to bring out the best of each child. 

We will also offer unique arts and crafts projects, drama and musical activities daily. We will keep enrollment to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure an intimate camp experience where new friendships are created and current ones are enhanced and strengthened. 

Ages: 5- 12 

Enrollment limited to 20 participants per weekly session 

Camper to counselor ratio 3 to 1 

Hours: 10 – 3:00 

May drop off between 9:00 and 10:00 

Pick up promptly at 3:00 

Cost: $400 per week 

Must enroll for entire week 

Cost includes a healthy snack 

Campers must bring a sack lunch and plenty of water! 

Detailed information and a confirmation will be sent to via 

email you after we receive your registration 

To register your child, please email robin@eldustberry.com and 

let us know which weeks you wish your child to attend. You will 

receive a response within 2 business days. We accept checks or 

credit cards. 


1. June 15 – 18: All About Horses 

2. June 22- 25: Natural Horsemanship 

3. July 29-2: Wild Horse Week 

4. July 6-9: Cowboys and Cowgirls 

5. July 13-16: A Parade of Colors 

6. July 20-23: Tale of the Painted Pony 

7. July 27-30: Horse Whispering 

8. August 3-6: Trail Blazers 

9. August 10-13: Western Week 

10. August 17-20: I love Horses! 

11. August 24-27: Dancing with Horses 

MONDAY is Team Spirit Day 

TUESDAY is Game Day 

WEDNESDAY is Outdoor/Nature Day 

THURSDAY is Dress-up, Movie & Popcorn Day 

See you this summer! 

With much excitement, 

Robin & Cheyenne and all the El Dustberry Gang 

Please contact us for more information. 

(818) 995-0277 • www.ElDustberry.org

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A great day at the ranch!

On Sunday, May 25th we had a wonderful and full day at El Dustberry. Cheyenne, Linda and Lisa were lead teaching and I helped out... Our regular Sunday clients had their therapeutic or Natural Horsemanship sessions, and then we had a scout horsemanship Merit Badge Program-  I taught the academics for the first hour and then Cheyenne & Linda did the hands - on with horses. The scouts happily received their Merit badge and all went home happy!
Any one want to volunteer? We always welcome help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and would love to have you!

Robin Rapaport
El Dustberry
(818) 995-0277, office
(310) 230-7773, ranch site
(818) 906-0569 , fax
"Learning and healing through horses and nature"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

First Blog!

Hi all! My name is Robin Rapaport and I am very excited to be blogging! I am the owner and founder of El Dustberry. El Dustberry is a non-profit organization with a very special mission. Our mission is to provide a natural environment with the opportunity and tools to empower individuals in making life-enhancing connections with horses and nature. I have created this blog to share this mission with the world and reach out to make new connections.