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Click here to register for Sunset Valley Farm Summer Camp

Equine Boarding Facilities in West Chester, PA

Summer Horseback Riding Camp in Chester County, PA

SVF Summer Camp 2021: Beginning week June 14, 2021- week Aug 2, 2021

Weeks that are full as of 5/10/2021

June 14, 21, 28, July 19 FULL

We are currently experiencing a problem with our camp registration site. Please call Florence at 484-886-4278 to register.

please email florence@sunsetvalleyfarms.com to get on a waitlist

NO CAMP WEEK OF July 5-9, 2021

Summer Camp

YES, CAMP IS OPEN !

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Sunset Valley Farm


  • Our riding camp is dedicated to students (beginning - advanced) who want to learn about horses and horseback riding. Each camper will have a private half hour of riding lesson each day with an instructor. The campers will also learn the basics of horse anatomy, caring for a horse, proper grooming/tacking and one craft project will be incorporated every day. All children learn together - we do not have age groups.
  • This is a half day (9-1:30) camp for ages 5 through 13 years of age. Extended day 8:00 am - 5:00 pm is available at an additional charge at our equestrian center. All beverages included in the price. The child must bring his/her own lunch.

CAMP GUIDELINES FOR COVID

No contact, online registration and payment required. Please use website to register and pay

Staggered drop off and pick up times.

Unless absolutely necessary, parents/siblings will not be allowed to be at the barn or pavillion. Drop off/pick up will be at the bridge. 

Staff required to wear masks when kids mounting/dismounting only - kids not required to wear masks but may do so if you wish.

Most of staff is already vaccinated. 

Private lessons given (not group lessons). Your child will have the same horse/pony and instructor. 

Tack cleaned inbetween all riders.

Preferred that all kids have their own riding helmets (not bike helmet), riding boots. Small fee (10.00 per week) to borrow our boots and helmets. They will be cleaned, disinfected and designated for your child to use for the week. We do not have riding gloves.

All surfaces cleaned frequently. Handwashing required multiple times during the day. 

Children have spaced seating at picnic tables in pavillion. Art Counselor is vaccinated.

Any person exhibiting any form of illness must inform Maria immediately and cannot attend camp until cleared by medical professional. A sick child will be immediately removed from the group, the parent will be called and all parents will be informed of the incident. 

We are still determining if parents will be allowed to attend horse show at end of week. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

BOCHURE, START DATES AND REGISTRATION:

Click here to download a copy of our brochure:

Click here to register  (please note confirmation of registration comes only after the deposit is paid). 

PAYMENTS

Cost per week (Mon-Fri 9-1:30pm) 375.00 per child, group/sibling/multi week discount: 360.00 per week (if using credit card 3.34% fee will be charged)

We do not offer Daily rates for camp

Before/Aftercare is an additional 130.00 per week (includes activites, snack and beverage in afternoon) Before Care 8-8:45am, Aftercare: 1:30-5pm. Daily rate for aftercare is 15.00 per hour. 

A $100.00 non refundable deposit is required PER WEEK PER CHILD to maintain a spot for the summer camp. There is a change date fee of 10.00. 

You may pay by check directly to SVF (made out to Sunset Valley Farm) by sending payment to 880 Valley Creek Rd. West Chester, PA 19380, or pay online on the payment page.

RELEASE FORMS

ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A RELEASE FORM: 

Click here complete the customer release form. (We will accept release forms on day of arrival, it is preferred to review and accept beforehand) 

The customer information release form must be completed before starting the summer horseback riding camp. You may mail, scan and e-mail, or bring to 880 Valley Creek Road, West Chester, PA 19380 (we will accept release forms on the day of arrival).

email: maria@sunsetvalleyfarms.com


If you experience problems with registering and online payments please contact us at (484) 886-4278 or Text Maria 484-798-8365


Summer Camp at Paradise Farm-

Sunset Valley Farm and Paradise Farm are in partnership to provide a chance for children to learn about the outdoors. Paradise Farm, a 600-acre farm located just a mile down the road, runs a full day camp for children during the summer months. Each child chooses an afternoon elective; one of the electives is horseback riding. Paradise Farm will transport your child to our farm for riding lessons. The lessons run from 2-3:45, and your child will visit our farm three days a week per session.

This is a full day camp which offers your children horseback lessons at Sunset Valley Farm as an elective.


A child having a private horse lesson in Chester County, PA.

What Makes Sunset Valley Farm riding camp so SPECIAL?

Comprehensive Horse Education:

Sunset Valley Farm's summer riding program will give your child an exciting and educational experience. The program includes general learning about horses, horse care, safety and tack (horse riding equipment). Your child will also be exposed to the various types of riding including, English, Hunter/Jumper. The instructors interact with the children and show genuine care for the child's riding development. We aim to ensure every child has a fun week.

Small Groups = Personalized Attention and More Riding Time

We limit each session 1:1 for riding and 1:5 for arts/classes. Each child will have their own pony for the week (depends on the child's riding ability).

We limit the total amount of children to 25 per week. This ensures your child's safety as well as personalized attention.

Each child will have a half hour private horse lesson each day with a qualified instructor. All children get extra time grooming the horses and also learning parts of the horse.

Fun Extra-Cirricular Activities:

Campers enjoy a fulfilled activity which includes horsemanship classes (care of horses), games, crafts, painting, horse mane braiding, making horse treats or painting the ponies during their horseback riding vacation! 

Picturesque Setting:

Sunset Valley Farm owns 48 acres along Valley Creek Road. Trees, hills and large pastures surround the property (farmhouse and barn). They will have the opportunity to see many forms of wildlife during their stay at our equestrian center. We have a newly reconstructed riding arena. There is not a better place for your child to spend his/her week with horses on our beautiful property.

Flexible Time Schedule:

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Monday through Friday (before and aftercare is available for an additional fee).  Wear comfortable clothes, including long pants and shoes (not flip flops), pack a lunch, and bring a bathing suit/towel, a pair of shorts and those flip flops for non-riding summer camp programs. You'll also need sunscreen, a helmet (we have riding helmets at the barn if you do not own one) and riding boots (or any boot with a heel- again we provide riding boots). 

All children ride, do crafts, and learn together. We do not divide children according to age. If your child is an advanced rider, we have special programs designed specifically for him/her. Please inquire. Our low child to counselor ratio (1:1 for riding and 1:5 for art and classes) will ensure the attention and learning experience your child deserves!

Before/Aftercare

The hours are 8 am - 8:45 am and after camp 1:30-5pm. The weekly rate is $130.00 per child per week (This rate is for the full day). If you need extra hours, please email Maria, and she will give you a quote. Light snack and beverage are included in the price. This option must be included at registration so that we can plan to have the correct staff.

We also offer an hourly rate if you need care only a couple of days during the week. The hourly rate is 15.00 per hour per child. Sometimes, the students want to stay a little longer with their friends, and this gives parents extra personal time. A light snack and beverage are included in the price during our horseback riding vacations. To reserve a spot, please indicate during registration in "additional notes." The fee is paid each Thursday.

Summer camp programs and activities during aftercare include scheduled hikes on the property, more hands-on experience with horses and light barn work, extra arts and crafts, board games, and yard games. You can also schedule a riding lesson for your child at a discounted rate of 35.00 per half hour.(based on instructor and horse availability)

Sign up for aftercare must be done on the first day of camp or we cannot guarantee availability. The ratio is 1:5.

Experienced and Fun Instructors:

Our instructors are qualified and experienced and educated in horse riding. To them, working at Sunset Valley Farm is not just a job. They work here because they love horses/riding and enjoy sharing their knowledge and horse riding experience with children. Maria carefully handpicks reliable, respectful, experienced and friendly counselors to teach your children because their time here at Sunset Valley Farm should be more enjoyable than they imagined! We want your child to be happy, so s/he comes back year after year!

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