A unique element of the equestrian program at Camp Sycamore Hills is the Vaqueras Program. Since August 2005, this program has provided middle and high school age girls opportunities to learn and improve horsemanship skills while serving other Girl Scouts.
Vaqueras assist in getting horses ready for programs, teaching ground skills to younger Girl Scouts, and helping riders with basic skills. Vaqueras also get riding lessons or other horse experience.
The five-level upgrade process for Vaqueras provides motivation for girls to strive for excellence in all aspects of their participation including safety, teaching, leadership, and horsemanship.
Girls must be in seventh grade and at least 12 years old to participate. Vaqueras trainings are generally in August and January but can be arranged as needed.