New executive director leads Barn at Spring Brook Farm
● By J. Chambless
A year ago, The Barn at Spring Brook Farm was riddled with uncertainty as to the future of the organization. But, thanks to community support and the generosity of many, the West Chester based non-profit is once again thriving. Construction bringing the organization into compliance with building codes is complete, and programs that offer animal-assisted activities to children with autism and disabilities are continuing.
The Barn has recently announced the newest addition to its team, Emily Ford. She has been hired as the new Executive Director. She is a local non-profit professional whose experience will assist The Barn in its continued growth. In addition, Robert D. McNeil of Coatesville has agreed to serve on The Barn’s Advisory Board. McNeil has been a champion of The Barn for years and is happy to lend a hand in increasing awareness about the programs offered and in boosting support to make sure that no child is turned away because of financial difficulties.
This summer, The Barn will offer Camp Geronimo for children ages 6-12. Each of the six weeks of camp (June 15-19, 22-26, 29-July 3 & August 3-7, 10-14, 17-21) will accommodate 16 children for unique programming that offers one-on-one support. Camp Geronimo is recognized as one of the few summer camp programs in the area that offers this type of programming for children with autism and disabilities.
For more information on The Barn at Spring Brook Farm, visit www.springbrook-farm.org.