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  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,274.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,476.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $2,296.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,116.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,238.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,148.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,058.00
  • Family w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,345.00
  • Family w/ensuite* – CAD $3,075.00
  • Family w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,895.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $965.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $884.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $884.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $884.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $884.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $818.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,540.00
  • Glamping – CAD $840.50
  • Commuter – CAD $771.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 16
Ends with lunch on July 19

Tuition: adults $485 | youth $395 (9-12)

Package Price: $818 - $1,274/ 3 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

Photo credit: Sebastian Abbruzzese

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Horse Play for Families

With Oriane Lee Johnston

July 16 - 19, 2020

This program has been cancelled. You may be interested in Earth Wisdom, Horse Wisdom: A Nature Retreat with Horses with Oriane Lee Johnston and Kera Willis on September 11 – 14, 2020.

Find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.


Observing and listening to horses is the first step in making friends with them. Practice body language and energy, both quiet and active, as the keys to respectful communication.

Learn hands-on grooming, how to halter and lead, and play joyfully in the field with the horses – with self-assurance, healthy boundaries, and empathy. Activities are on the ground, rather than riding, to build relationship skills and confidence.

For everyone who longs to get close to a horse safely. For kids, 9 and up, with an adult. Limited to 12 participants.

Horses respond to honesty in people…Such privileged communication creates an empathy and understanding with the horse, for yourself and with all living creatures human and otherwise. – Devon J.

Oriane Lee will also be offering Earth Wisdom, Horse Wisdom: A Nature Retreat with Horses on Sept 11-14, which will be for adults only.

Presenter

Oriane Lee Johnston
Oriane Lee Johnston brings natural horsemanship, spiritual guidance and her years as former program director for Hollyhock to her work as educator and mentor. Horse journeys have taken her riding in the sacred mountains of Ecuador and volunteering with horses in Africa. orianelee.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks P.C. Charles Steinberg
Learn more about Oriane Lee Johnston