Camps, Playdates & Family Weeks

Horse Boy offers playdates, camps and family weeks at or near its headquarters in Elgin, TX. The difference between these three services is explained below but each of them adheres to the following rules:

  • The stages and guidelines of Horse Boy Method are followed
  • The service is for the WHOLE family
  • Parents are responsible for their kids at all times


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If you live in the Central Texas area then you are eligible to apply to attend weekly playdates. Playdates take place on a Saturday and Sunday and families are welcome to stay for up to two hours. There are typically one or two families per playdate. During this time there will be a number of activities on offer which may include arts and crafts, a small animal petting zoo, educational games and of course horse related activities. Siblings are not only welcome but encouraged to come and take part in all activities. Please note that subject to approval playdates are offered free of charge to Central Texas families. Playdates are only available to families with a child on the autism spectrum under the age of 12. If you have an older child then please ask us about our teenager and young adult groups. Contact for further information.


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Camps take place in the beautiful Texas hill country, 45 minutes west of Austin. Each camp lasts for 3 days/2 nights and aims to provide a natural, stress free relaxed environment where autism families can spend time with another. Accommodation is provided in tents or for an additional cost a treehouse and the cost of the camp also includes food, private use of the facility (which boasts a full kitchen, bathroom and shower blocks, an adventure playground and miles of beautiful hiking trails), a guided nature walk, a zip-lining session and all horse activities. The camp is intended for the whole family and siblings are not only welcome but actively encouraged to come and participate in all activities. Horse Boy Camps are available on a first come first served basis to local families and out of town’ers. Please email for further information about prices and availability.

Family Week

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A family week consists of a Horse Boy Camp plus the option to add on a maximum of three additional sessions at our main headquarters in Elgin, TX (about 1.5 hours east of where the camp takes place and 45 minutes east of Austin airport). Each additional session lasts for up to three hours. Accommodation is provided during the camp not for the duration of the additional sessions. Families are advised on autism friendly hotels and activities in the area. Please note that family weeks are only available for out of town families. Please email for further information.

If you are not from the Central Texas area and are looking for a service more local to you then please click here to access our list of trained Independent Horse Boy Practitioners & Mentors

The Long Ride Home

The long awaited sequel of the Horse Boy.


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