• It’s almost time for the Hoe Down Auction!

    The Hoe Down Auction will be open for bidding at 6pm on Saturday, October 2 through 8pm on Monday, October 4, but you can have a sneak peek now!  Please share with your friends! All proceeds benefit The Barn’s animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities.


    The Hoe Down is The Barn’s primary fundraising event. Proceeds enable us to provide life-changing, animal-assisted experiences to children with disabilities, including: Camp Geronimo, our summer day camp; after-school Individual Programs; Family Barn Visits; seasonal Socialization Events; and Educational Field Trips. The Barn also awards over $10,000 annually so that no child is ever turned away from… Read more »

  • Spring Fundraiser – Wine Tasting with Coach Dick Vermeil

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE SPRING FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS! You are invited to join legendary Coach Dick Vermeil on Sunday, April 18 at 4:30pm for a private virtual wine tasting in support of Camp Geronimo and The Barn’s mission to enrich the lives of children with disabilities through animal-assisted activities. NEW! SPRING FUNDRAISER RAFFLE! Make… Read more »


    Welcome to Our Stay at Home Down! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to donate (it’s never too late!). Thank you for participating in our online silent auction! To see what you missed, click here!  Check out our interactive Program Guide below.   To become a Stay at Home Down sponsor, please select level… Read more »

  • COVID-19 UPDATE – GOING GREEN! 6.26.2020

    Dear Friends, I hope this email finds you and your family safe and well. All of us at The Barn have been very busy the last three months reconfiguring our programs, developing comprehensive protocols to keep our children, families, volunteers and staff safe, and planning for the future amid vast uncertainly. Who could have imagined… Read more »

  • State of the Barn – March 23, 2020

    Dear Friends, We are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting our families, our businesses, our communities and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re dealing with this situation at The Barn. First and foremost, our hearts go out to… Read more »


    Over 70 guests gathered online on Sunday, April 19 to experience Camp Geronimo, hear from The Barn founder, Mary Beth Drobish and President, Sharon Cichocki,  and enjoy an insightful presentation by acclaimed researcher, clinician, teacher, and Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Andrew M. Hoffman, D.V.M., D.V. If you couldn’t join us, click here… Read more »

  • Congratulations to Vice President Heather Carlino!

    Heather Carlino has been recognized as a 2019 Healthcare Hero by Mainline Today. “By day, Heather Carlino is a clinical lecturer at Penn’s pediatric acute care nurse practitioner program. Her other passion is Spring Brook Farm, a West Chester-based nonprofit that provides animal therapy and other activities for kids ages 6-12 with autism, cerebral palsy,… Read more »

  • First Crew to the Rescue!

    Thank you to the First Crew team who selflessly gave up their Saturday on June 8 to make improvements to The Barn’s exteriors. Just in time for the start of Camp Geronimo, First Crew installed new handrails along the ramps leading to the Tree House and the barn and put new tops and seats on… Read more »

  • Miss Piggy featured on The View

    Our dear Miss Piggy was recently featured in an interview with abc’s The View co-host, Sara Haines.  Please check out her performance!  It was such an honor for The Barn to be showcased this way.