Our daughter has attended the decades-old IRC twice (for a total of 5 weeks) and will go next year and the next... She absolutely loves it. Every time I pick her up, I'm surprized by how much she's learned and by how capable and independent she's become. This is a perfect place for girls who love horses, with a wide range of additional activities. The setting is idyllic and a great antidote for all of those hours spent inside a classroom the rest of the year. The IRC has high standards for the health and safety of the girls as well as the horses. It is an excellent value for money. At least where I live, I would pay about the same amount as the camp fees for the riding lessons alone, without food, housing, tennis lessons, swimming, water-skiing, etc. My daughter loves the food, which I also found quite tasty. The well-trained staff is delightful, caring and truly international. I'm always impressed how easily the girls make friends and stay in touch. Our communications with the IRC have been promptly answered and arrangements for our daughter's stay have gone very smoothly. There's a wonderful atmosphere at the camp. The director and his lovely wife (who is a superb pianist)are thoughtful and attentive. No wonder our daughter never wants to leave at the end of camp!