Plainbrooke Farm Summer Riding Camp
Location: Spring City, PA
Upcoming Summer 2021 Camps:
- Session1: June 21 - 25
- Session 2: July 5 - 9
- Session 3: July 19 - 23
- Session 4: August 2 - 6
- Session 5: August 16 - 20
What will the summer camp entail?
Our campers will learn the basics of riding and horsemanship to include grooming, horse health and farm management. We take children from ages 5 on up and all levels from beginner through advanced. Children will learn how to catch, groom and tack up horses in addition to riding, and will also learn what it takes to make sure your horse is happy and healthy before you ride. We will also provide horse related crafts and games throughout the week, with Fridays as a fun games on horseback and pony painting day. We also provide lots of other activities such as in- hand obstacle courses with horses, scavenger hunts, lunging lessons and the occasional trip down to our creek for splash fun! Our campers learn to take care of the horse/pony first before all else, and also make new friends from all ages.
What days/hours will summer camp operate?
Our camp is Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm with additional early drop off and late pick times for an additional fee.
What is the cost?
Our camp rates are $425 per week, per child. A $100 deposit is required at time of registration. Deposits are non-refundable.
Address & Directions:
Address: 28 Buttonwood Lane Spring City, PA 19475.
Directions: We are located in Birchrunville right off of Hollow Rd, right before the Sheeder-Hall covered bridge. Once your turn into the farm’s driveway, drive past the covered arena and you will see available parking. Children will meet in the ring to begin the day’s activities.
What items will you require each camper to bring with them?
Children are required to wear an appropriate boot with a heel (no fashion boots) and long pants to start the day. The farm has many approved riding helmets for children to wear, but we encourage children to bring their own. We have lots of grooming tools on site, but if the children have their own they are welcome to bring them. Gloves are not required, but many children wear them as they become accustomed to holding the reins. Please be sure to label everything with your child’s name! Children will also pack a lunch for the day, plenty of water, sunscreen, change of clothing and shoes and a bathing suit.
Who is this summer camp is the best fit for?
This summer camp is the best fit for children who love horses and want to learn that there is lots more than just hopping on and going for a ride. We teach campers what it means to be a well rounded horseperson. Kids should come to camp being prepared to get dirty, work hard and have fun! Everyone who attends our camp has a shared passion for horses, and we all work alongside one another to make sure our horses and ponies are happy and healthy. Be prepared to give lots and lots of hugs- our horses and ponies love them!
How do I sign up?
For more information please email Plainbrookefarm@gmail.com
Who can be contacted for questions?
Additional Important Details:
We require that all incoming campers who are not actively taking lessons with Plainbrooke farm to take at least 2 lessons prior to starting camp with us. Our weekly lesson rates are $50 per child for 30 minutes of private instruction or $50 per child for a 45 minute group lesson of 2-4 children. We encourage beginner children to start off with private lessons first.
“I’ve been coming to camp since I was 5 years old and I am now 12. I love that Plainbrooke has taught me to ride but also teaches us that there is more to just riding horses. We really need to take care of our horse and pony and make sure that they are happy and healthy before we even step foot in our stirrups! Oh, and being able to roam the farm and play in the creek is fun too!”
- Molly M.
“Plainbrooke has been a wonderful experience for my child as it allows her the opportunity to become more independent and care for something bigger than herself. My child’s confidence blossomed during the week she was in camp, and came home every day with sand in her shoes and a smile on her face.”
- Mary T.