Save the Date!
Camelot’s annual spring fundraiser and open house, Hooves & Heroes, is coming soon. This year, we are celebrating our 35th lesson season—that’s 35 years of providing lessons at no cost to our students or their families. Hooves & Heroes is the one day each year that we open our gates to the public, so this is not only an opportunity to support Camelot, but also an event you won’t want to miss. The event will be held at the Camelot ranch (6250 E. Jomax Road in Scottsdale) from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 21. Mark your calendars and check back for more information, or follow us on Facebook so you won’t miss out!
Camelot is pleased to welcome the newest member of our staff, Weekend Ranch Hand Cathy Gorham, who also volunteers in the afternoon lessons on a weekly basis. (August 11, 2017)
Be sure to check out the Spring 2017 issue of our Camelot Chronicles newsletter, available online now. This Special Edition showcases our students’ responses to a homework assignment asking that they explain what Camelot means to them. Executive Director Mary Hadsall writes, “What the results of this assignment emphasized to me is that Camelot is a patchwork, a thing composed of many different elements that are brought together to make a whole. I hope that you are as proud as I am for being involved with this most remarkable place we call Camelot.” (April 20, 2017)
Camelot’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs of horsemanship and outdoor education, which develop self-worth, independence, and active participation in the community.
What We Do
Since its inception in 1980, Camelot has offered one-on-one education, with instruction tailored to the individual needs of our students. Camelot specializes in serving riders with physical disabilities, and our students learn riding, driving, grooming, training, vet care, and stable management.
Camelot Ranch is located on 14.25 acres of the Sonoran Desert in the Pinnacle Peak area of Arizona. Our barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible facility makes it possible for students to saddle, ride, and groom our horses with minimal help.
The Camelot philosophy is that everyone faces personal dragons, yet every person is a potential dragon-slayer. The most intimidating obstacles can be vanquished with love and courage. Camelot provides the opportunity and support to succeed.
Camelot does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers and vendors.