Thorncroft Summer Camp
Thorncroft Summer Camp introduces riders to the excitement, challenges, and responsibilities of horseback riding and care. While learning respect for each other and cooperation, the campers’ days are filled with an in-depth look at horsemanship and riding.
You must submit all paperwork prior to submitting payment AND receive an email confirmation of registration from Jordan Gray prior to payment. Once you have received confirmation you may proceed with paying the deposit.
2023 Summer Camp Weeks
|*Teen Week invites campers ages 11+. **There is no camp on July 4.|
Campers are ages 7-12/$475 a week.
CITS are ages 13-18/$130 a week.
Session 3 is $380 for campers and $105 for CITs.
- You must submit all paperwork prior to submitting payment AND receive confirmation of registration from Jordan Gray prior to payment. Once you have received confirmation you may proceed with paying the deposit.
- A non-refundable deposit of $100 per session is due for each camper via online payment at thorncroft.org.
- CIT spots are paid in full at time of booking.
- There is a $25.00 discount for paying camper spots in full at time of booking ($450.00)
- All balances are due by June 1, 2023 by calling Thorncroft at 610-644-1963 via credit card or mailing/delivering a check. Checks must be received by June 1, 2023.
- Aftercare may be arranged in advance at $20/h at least a week prior to the start of the session.
- Sessions are filled on a first come basis. If the week of your choice is full, you may ask to be placed on a wait list.
- Participant Release must be completed prior to the start of camp.
Payment Options in Summary
Please do not pay until you have completed Step 1 and received email confirmation of your registration.
1. What time is drop-off for summer camp and CITS?
CITS arrive at 7:30 a.m. and campers arrive at 9:00 a.m. Early-drop off is not available.
2. What time is pick-up for summer camp and CITS?
Pick-up is 2:00 p.m. for both campers and CITS. Aftercare is available at $20/h and must be arranged at least a week prior to the start of the session.
3. Where do I drop off and pick-up?
Campers and CITs will arrive for check-in at our North Arena lobby.
4. What do I need to send with my camper or CIT?
Riding attire: long pants, riding-type boot with small heel, shirt with short or long sleeves. (For protective reasons, tank tops are not advised.)
Thorncroft will provide a riding helmet and requires all campers and CITs to wear a riding helmet when mounted. If bringing a helmet, it must be ASTM/SEI certified, purchased within the past five years, and with no direct impact to it.
Extras to consider but not necessary to purchase: riding gloves and breeches. Recommended Tack Stores: Rick’s Heritage Saddlery (West Chester), Malvern Saddlery (Malvern), and Equine Exchange (Pottstown)
Please also bring: Change of clothes for after riding. Lunch and plenty of water. Sun-protective items including sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
5. Can I sign up for lessons after summer camp?
We love to welcome summer camp riders and CITS to our lesson program. Thorncroft currently has a waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list for lessons, please email Admissions Manager Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. What activities will my rider will be doing during their lesson?
All Summer Camp lessons are conducted at the flat, including walk, trotting, cantering, trotting poles, and other dressage-based lessons. We do not offer jumping lessons at summer camp. Lessons will take place in our covered arenas or outside in our outdoor arena or pastures.
7. Is jumping a part of the lesson?
We do not offer jumping as part of our summer camp lessons.
8. How can I see pictures of my rider at camp?
Thorncroft will post photos of riders with permitted photography releases on our Instagram @thorncroftsummercamp. We do our best to post a bi-weekly summary of the riders’ adventures at camp.
9. Is Thorncroft a non-profit?
Yes! Thorncroft is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (tax ID 23-2218431) specializing in equine-assisted activities (EAA) for riders of all abilities. To learn more about how you can support Thorncroft, visit us online at thorncroft.org
Support the Farm!
Since 1969 Thorncroft has provided a safe haven for children and adults with and without special needs. The Farm now includes 70 acres of open space, a conference center, office space and two beautiful indoor arenas… but the work does not stop there.
Learn more about the many ways you can support Thorncroft.