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