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Summer Horseback Riding Camp in Chester County, PA

SVF Summer Camps 2019: Starting Weeks 6/17-  Week of 8/5

Summer Camp

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Sunset Valley Farm

During the warmer season of the year, we offer a summer horseback riding camp in Chester County, NY. Our camp will give your children a learning experience about horses and horse care. We also offer summer camp programs and horseback lessons for your children.


  • 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 during the day.
  • This is a half day (9-1:30) camp for ages 5 through 15 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.

BROCHURE, 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). 

Camp Starts June 17, 2019, and is held every week until week of August 5th. No camp will be held week of July 1.

PAYMENTS

A $100.00 non refundable deposit is required 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.


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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:

Unlimited water or lemonade is offered daily. 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! The weekends with a horse show and parents, relatives and friends are invited.

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 $120.00 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 10.00 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.

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!