Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
We would like to share some information regarding the health and safety of your child.
Food Allergies, Lunch & Snacks: Campers will have a 60 minutes lunch break from approximately 12 noon to 1:00pm and will be able to consume their lunch in the tent, break area or in a shady area. Note that cold water will be made available throughout the camp day.
Sun burns / Sun strokes: As most activities occur outside, it is a good idea for Campers to use sunscreen and wear a cap or a helmet when riding and dealing hands-on with the horses. Please send lotion with your child. Apply the first coating at home and we will subsequently re-apply if needed. Note that shaded areas and drinking water are available throughout the camp day.
Footwear: All campers must wear strong, hiking type shoes, preferably low-heel boots. No flip flops, sneakers or open-toe shoes will be permitted around the horses or in the barn area.
Ticks and insect bites: While our staff will remain as diligent as possible to ensure that your child remains tick-free, we ask parents to check their children for ticks on a nightly basis. If you would like your child to be sprayed with an insect repellent, please send it with your child along with a note including your instructions. A product with less than I 0% DEET such as scientistic or OFF is what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Be aware that when on the trails, bee or wasp stings can happen and we should be made aware of allergies to such. It is recommended that children allergic to bee stings wear a long sleeved shirt while riding on the trails.
Illnesses and Injuries: If your child becomes ill, sick or injured during the camp, (s)he will be brought to the First Aid station located at our Farm. Should the camper run a fever or have a communicable disease or request you to pick him/her up, you will be called to arrange for an early pick up in order to ensure that your child gets the proper parental attention while managing a healthy environment for the other campers and our staff. If your child suffers a minor injury, (s)he will be treated at our first aid station by one of our staff members. If the injury requires more than a band-aid or an ice pack, our staff will contact First Aid Responders then you to discuss the extent of the injury and the potential treatment.
A Consent Form is enclosed in this package: Please fill out and forward it to us prior to the start of camp.
Early drop-offs / Late pick-ups : These can be arranged in advance with our Office. There is a $20 fee for any child who arrives prior to 6:00 pm on Sunday's, or is picked up after 12:00 pm the following Saturday. During this time, there are no special activities organized for the children. We will, however, provide a Counsellor to oversee the pre-camp and after-camp children activities.
We are looking forward to a fun, safe and healthy summer experience for our campers and staff!