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880 Valley Creek, West Chester, PA 19380-1976



Click here to register for Sunset Valley Farm Summer Camp

SVF Summer Camps


We offer two types of camp options at Sunset Valley Farm:

Summer Camp at Sunset Valley Farm:

A riding camp dedicated to students who want to learn about horses and horseback riding.  Each camper will have a half hour of riding instruction each day. 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 7:30am - 5:00pm is available at additional charge. All beverages included in the price. Child must bring his/her own lunch.

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). 

Dates Avaliable are listed on the registration page
Camp Starts June 19, 2017, and is held every week until week of August 7th
As soon as a specific week is full, it will no longer appear on the registration page
As long as you register and pay the 100.00 deposit, a spot will be held for your child

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 prior to starting the 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

A $100.00 deposit is required to maintain a spot for the summer camp. You may pay by check directly to SVF by sendig payment to 880 Valley Creek Rd. West Chester, PA 19380, or pay online by clicking here payments page (Confirmation only comes after deposit is paid)
Programs for advanced riders are also available. Contact: maria@sunsetvalleyfarms.com or call Maria 484-798-8365.


If you experience problems with registering and online payments please contact us at (484) 886-4278.


6/2017

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 3 days a week per session.

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


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 same counselors/instructors teach year after year for consistency. They interact with the children and show a genuine care for the child's riding development and 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 5:1 for arts/classes. Each child will have their own pony for the week (depends on 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 riding lesson each day with a qualified instructor. The remainder of the day is spent learning horsemanship, crafting an art project, learning and dance routine, caring for tack and the ponies after riding. With so much to do, our time at Sunset Valley Farm flies and the children are left yearning for more time with us!

Fun Extra-Cirricular Activities:

Unlimited water or lemonade is offered daily. Campers enjoy funfilled acitivity which includes horsemanship classes (care of horses), games, crafts, painting, horse mane braiding, making horse treats or painting the ponies! The week ends with a horse show and parents, relatives and friends are invited.

Picturesque Setting:

Sunset  Valley Farm owns 48 acres along Valley Creek Road. The property (farmhouse and barn) is surrounded by trees, hills and large pastures. They will have the opportunity to see many forms of wildlife during their stay with us. 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 activities.  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 5:1 for art and classes) will ensure the attention and learning experience your child deserves!



Before/Aftercare

The hours are 8am - 8:45am and after camp 1:30-4:30pm. 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 is 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 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 is included in the price. To reserve a spot, please indicate during registration in "additional notes." Fee is paid each Thursday.

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, 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 5:1.



Experienced and Fun Instructors:

Our instructors are qualified and experienced and/or 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 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!