The Off Season At Coppercreek Camp- take a peek behind the scenes.

We thought it would be fun to give our camp families a little taste of Coppercreek Camp in the off season.

The Hoglands, Craig, Becky, Ryleigh and Makenna, head back to Truckee, CA., their winter home.

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Becky is the Ticket Manager at Northstar at Tahoe. Many of our camp families see Becky when they are visiting during their family ski vacations. You can hear her cheery voice when you call in to the camp phone number, 1-530-284-7617, or chat with her via the internet.


Craig drives the bus at Northstar when he is not shuttling Ryleigh and Makenna to 100 after school activities or answering a million phone calls from Lornie, at camp, about the pump,  or the ponds, or the backhoe, or why does the tractor sound weird, or where do you keep the chainsaw mix…?


Ryleigh is in 7th grade and plays volleyball for Pinnacle Volleyball Club. She rocks.


Makenna is busy in kindergarten and thinks spending time with her friends is the best.


Sutter just graduated from UC Davis and is taking a few months off (and putting money in her bank account- thankfully) before she heads off to a Masters in Science for Global Health at UCSF.


And Lornie is the personal servant to all the horses at Coppercreek Camp when she isn’t on her computer handling emails, posting on Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest or Google+ or this blog…

So now you have had a sneak peek into the exciting life of a camp director in the off season. When are the campers coming? We hope soon!

Meet OLIVER! Show name “Olly Olly Oxen Free”.

The poll results are in with over 100 votes and the Coppercreek Camp family has picked the barn name “Oliver” for our new lesson pony. We affectionately call him “Olly”, already. The name fits him really well. He is a very sweet, mellow boy with just enough “pony sass” to remind you he is still a pony. He tried to make friends with Hatch yesterday but Hatch promptly bit him in the back and cantered off. So Olly is spending more time meeting our lesson string over the fence until he decides who he wants to room with. Perhaps, we need to institute an anti-bullying campaign at the barn.

On Friday, Olly had his first official lesson with one of our winter students, 9 year old Natalie,  learning the posting trot.

Oliver and Natalie

Sutter has been schooling Oliver, getting to know him and conditioning him for lessons.

Sutter works on Oliver’s cantering.

We added a pole to Oliver’s cantering work. Next week, the jumping begins!


Throwback Thursday- Papa John (1940)

Dad Gramps Lindskog 1940

John Lindskog (Papa John), one of the founder’s of Coppercreek Camp, is on the left. On the right is his father, Gus Lindskog. This photo was taken in 1940. What I think is remarkable about this picture, is at first glance, I thought John was actually Mike Lindskog, his son, until I saw the date. For those old enough to have attended camp with both John and Mike, I believe you will agree with me.