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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 2022:

Beginning week June 13, 2022- week Aug 1, 2022- No Camp week of July 4

Please see below for the themed dates 

We are building a new website. Until the website is completed, please do the following to register:

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

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.

Campers  not required to wear masks but may do so if you wish.

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

Preferred that all kids have their own riding helmets (not bike helmet), riding boots. Small fee (10.00/item/ 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. 

Any person exhibiting any form of illness must inform Maria immediately and cannot attend camp unless cleared by medical professional and has a negative covid test. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

START DATES AND REGISTRATION:

Click here to download a copy of our brochure: BROCHURE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NEW WEBSITE

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Dates and Themes:

Week June 13-17: I love horses!- A comprehensive, in depth learning experience about horses.

Week June 20-24 Ocean Life-Explore the mysteries of our oceans and the life that dwells within the deep waters.

Week June 27-July 1 National Parks- A fun virtual tour of our nation's most popular parks

Week July 4- NO CAMP

Week July 11-15 Peru-Learn about the culture, the Incas, the landscape and animals (namely Alpacas) in Peru

Week July 18-22 Endangered Animals- Designed to create awareness of animals on brink of extinction and how we can protect them

Week July 25-29 Hawaii- Explore the beauty and grandeur of our 50th State

Week Aug 1-5 Festivals around the World- Learn how people around the world celebrate special occasions

PAYMENTS

Cost per week (Mon-Fri 9-1:30pm) 375.00 per child,  (if using credit card 3.34% fee will be charged)-NO REFUNDS

We do not offer Daily rates for camp

Before/Aftercare is an additional 150.00 per week (includes activites, snack and beverage in afternoon) Before Care 8-8:45am, Aftercare: 1:30-5pm. Daily rate for aftercare is 20.00 per hour. 

Boot and Helmet Rental: additional 20.00 per week

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. ( change must be done at least 3 weeks prior to start of camp. No Refunds)

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


 


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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

Each child has his/her own instructor and pony.

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 $150.00 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 20.00 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 must be included in the registration payment.

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. 

Sign up for aftercare must be done on the first day of camp or we cannot guarantee availability. 

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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