Summer Camp FAQs
How do I register?
If you would like more information you can also visit our Summer Camp Dates/ Rates/ Register page listed under the Summer Camp tab at the top of your screen. You may also use our contact page to reach out for assistance!
What time can I drop my child off in the morning?
Drop-off begins at 8:30am. We also offer an early drop-off at 7:50AM.
How long is the camp day?
1870 Farm Summer Camps run from 8:30am-3:00pm. We offer extended care for full day campers from 3:00 - 5:30 PM for an additional cost.
What will my child need to bring to camp each day?
Children should bring a water bottle, snack, and lunch (NUT FREE) as well as sunscreen, bug spray (if desired), close-toed shoes and an extra change of clothes. Please send a bathing suit, towel and water shoes for water play. Please make sure that all items brought to camp are labeled with your child's name. Do not send your child to camp with anything valuable / that they cannot get dirty.
What is the role of a CIT?
Campers are placed in groups by age. CIT’s will be assigned a group for the week and will stay with that same group throughout the week. CIT’s will assist counselors in providing a safe and fun experience for campers. They will help lead groups through activities including animal care, gardening, farm-to-table cooking, arts and crafts, fishing and more! Because our CIT's are also campers they will be participating in planned camp activities as well.
Will there be activities for parents to attend?
Yes! All of our camps have a Family Open Farm on Fridays. During this time, parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends have an opportunity to experience a bit of what their camper created and experienced during the camp week. Further details about Family Open Farm will be sent out during each camp week.
Are nuts allowed?
We are a nut free campus. Please help us keep everyone safe and refrain from sending lunch or snack items that contain nuts.
What if my child has special needs, allergies or medical conditions?
The 1870 Farm programs team strives to create an environment in which each and every camper can experience a fun and memorable time on our campus. We promise families that we will promote and maintain a safe, positive environment that encourages self-confidence and personal development while taking part in our camp programs. With this philosophy in mind, if your child has a physical/medical/emotional condition that may require an accommodation in order for him or her to participate in camp and our programing we ask that you contact our Summer Programs Director Katie: Katie@1870farm.com or Sarah@1870farm.com, prior to your registration. This contact will allow for the opening of a dialogue to determine whether or not the 1870 Farm camp program(s) will be appropriate for your child. We are a nut-free camp. Please fill out all of the relevant information on our medical form(s). Be sure to speak with your child’s counselors and feel free to contact our camp director if you have specific questions or information you would like us to know prior to your child attending camp. We work hard to make 1870 Farm Summer Camp a wonderful and positive experience for each and every camper.
Who are the counselors at 1870 Farm?
1870 Farm hires qualified, passionate educators and students to create a fantastic summer experience for all campers. We hire folks who love children, animals, nature, and fun! Your child’s counselors will be energetic, joyful, and knowledgeable. They will also be adept at communicating with you and your child with a genuine interest in how 1870 Farm can best support your child during the camp day. Our ratio is 1:7, meaning that there will be at least one adult for every seven campers on the property. All staff are background screened and vaccinated for Covid-19.
Who is 1870 Farm Summer Camp for?
Our all-day camp is for children ages 5-13 who love adventure, farm experiences, and making new friends! Our Junior Camp introduces campers ages 3.5-5 to our friendly farm animals, forest exploration and other age-appropriate crafts and activities. We also offer our Counselor-in-Training program for teens ages 14-16! Junior campers must be fully toilet trained.
Does 1870 Farm Summer Camp specialize in anything?
Our specialty is creating a summer camp experience in which your child will feel right at home and excited to embark on adventures each day! We strive to ensure that every child is enjoying the camp activities that are available and that each camper feels included and supported in exploring his or her interests. Every day, farm care is incorporated into your child’s activities, including gardening and animal care. We offer such a variety of activities that campers from athletes to artists will find their niche as well as develop new interests.
What is the deposit required for each week of camp? When is my final payment due?
There is a 30% reservation deposit due. After May 1, the camp must be paid for in full. Final payment of the remaining tuition is due May 1 for any camps booked prior to May 1.
Is there a waitlist for camps that are full?
Yes! There is no cost to be added to the waiting list and you can add your child to as many waiting lists as you’d like. As soon as a spot opens up, we will contact you and offer it to your child. We ask that you please respond within 24 hours.
What is your cancellation policy?
Exchanges for weeks/programs can be done as long as there is availability for the exchange in the newly requested week of camp/other program. For summer camp, if the cancelation occurs more than 4 weeks prior to the start date we can offer a full refund minus the processing fee. If the cancellation occurs between 2-4 weeks of the scheduled camp, account credit, refund equal to 50% of the total registration fees or the full amount paid, whichever is less will be offered. If the cancellation occurs less than 2 weeks from the start date of the session or event no credit or refund will be offered. Deposits are non refundable, we strongly recommend camp insurance which is provided by a third party provider. After the camp season begins, there are no exchanges. A full description of our cancellation policy can be found here.
What is your discipline policy?
We value kindness and cooperation between our campers while they are at camp. Because of this, we have an outlined Camper Behavior Contract that campers and parents must read and sign for each year. This details what we expect of our campers while at the farm and what our discipline/strike system is. A full copy of Camper Code of Conduct with discipline procedures can be found here.
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