LIL’ FOLK FARM
1070 WASHINGTON ST.
HOLLISTON, MA. 01746 LILFOLKFARM@VERIZON.NET 508-429-1700
WELCOME TO SUMMER CAMP AT LIL’ FOLK FARM.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER!!
HEALTH AND WAIVER FORMS
PLEASE FILL OUT OUR HEALTH AND WAIVER FORM AND ATTACH A CURRENT PHYSICAL INCLUDING IMMUNIZATION HISTORY.
PLEASE MAIL THESE FORMS BACK TO US BEFORE CAMP STARTS.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF FORMS AT THE FARM- ONLY BY MAIL
ALL FORMS MUST BE HANDED IN FOR EACH CAMPER BEFORE THEY CAN ATTEND. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF OUR MASS STATE CAMP LISCENSE
JUNIOR FARMERS--TINY TROTTERS ---SUMMER RIDERS 8:30-12:30
IF YOU ADDED EXTENDED DAY- CAMP ENDS AT 4:30
CIT CAMPERS 8:00-4:30
DROP OFF STARTS AT 8:15 SO CAMPERS ARE READY TO START THEIR MORNING AT 8:30
If you are in one of our riding programs please be on time or early each day- we want to be sure campers are ready for their riding time which may vary each day. If a camper is late and misses their riding time it may not be able to be made up
DROP OFF PROCEDURE
On the first day of camp, please park your car and walk your child down to the main barn to check in. I know separating can be hard but please drop off as quickly as possible so we may begin our program. It is amazing how quickly the morning goes!
The rest of the week: drive into the parking lot and make a loop to drop your camper off to the counselors on the grassed area. Please have sun block and bug spray on your camper prior to drop off. Please do not park your car. We have much to cover each day and need to have campers dropped off efficiently so we can start our program!
After drop off is complete, around 8:45 We will be putting up 2 white saw horses at our entrance to camp (these will be removed at 12:20 for pick up) This is to maintain a safe environment for the kids and to eliminate anyone who is “NOT” part of our camp program from coming onto the property while we are focusing our time on your children- which is our main priority! If you need to pick up early or forgot something for your child please call the camp director, Nancy Dubin, 508-802-3649 to arrange for drop off or pick up.
PICK UP PROCEDURE
Pick up is at 12:30 - Parents may begin lining up for pick up no earlier than 12:20.
Drive into the parking lot and make a loop to pick up your camper from the counselors on the grassed area. There will be someone out there on the first day to help. Pickup is at 12:30-you may pull down for pick up no earlier than 12:20.
Pick up for extended day is 4:30 you may park your car- counselors will be waiting at the red barn with campers
Please do not come early for pick up without prior notification to the camp Director, Nancy Dubin.
If your child will not be at camp, please call our main line at 508-429-1700 to let us know or email.
If your child needs to leave early or with someone else, please supply this info in writing to our director Nancy Dubin.
LAST DAY OF CAMP
On the last day of camp parents and siblings will be invited to the farm at 11:30 to join their
Camper for lunch and to explore the farm. The petting farm will be open for siblings to explore and our riding students in the summer riding program and tiny trotters will do a small demonstration for their parents. Cameras welcome Photo albums of your child’s week will also be distributed. Riding students will be assigned a RIDE TIME that will be handed out on thursday or emailed to families
WHAT TO WEAR for JUNIOR FARMERS
DRESS FOR THE FARM, TO BE OUTSIDE AND TO GET DIRTY! STURDY SHOES ARE A MUST, SNEAKERS, AND BOOTS ETC. TO INSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS THERE WILL BE NO SANDALS, CLOGS, MULES, FLIP FLOPS OR ANY OPEN TOE SHOES.ANY CHILD WEARING THEM MAY BE ASKED TO SIT OUT OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES TO ENSURE SAFETY, SO PLEASE REMEMBER!!!! IF IT IS RAINING SEND A RAINCOAT
What to wear for SUMMER RIDERS AND TINY TROTTERS
CAMPERS IN OUR SUMMER RIDING CAMP AND TINY TROTTERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR OWN ASTM APPROVED RIDING HELMET IN ACCEPTABLE CONDITION OR NEW.
ANY OTHR HELMETS FOR BIKING OR SKIING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. HELMETS WILL BE CHECKED BY OUR STAFF THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP.
CAMPERS WILL ALSO NEED BOOTS FOR RIDING. WE PREFER THEM TO BE AUTHENTIC RIDING BOOTS –THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RIDER AND FOR A SUCCESSFUL RIDING EXPERIENCE
NO RAIN, SNOW BOOTS OR FASHION BOOTS.
LONG PANTS WILL BE NEEDED FOR RIDING-- RIDING PANTS OR A LIGHT STRETCH PANT.CAMPERS MAY BRING SHORTS TO CHANGE INTO AFTER RIDING. CAMPERS MAY NOT RIDE IN SHORTS- THEIR LEGS WILL RUB ON THE LEATHER SADDLES AND THEY MAY GET A SORE ON THEIR LEGS -NOT FUN NO JEANS PLEASE-THEY ARE TOUGH TO MOVE IN
RIDING STUDENTS SHOULD COME DRESSED TO RIDE AND THEN CHANGE AFTER THEY RIDE
EQUIPMENT SALES AND RENTALS FOR RIDING STUDENTS
SALES----WE SELL RIDING BOOTS AND RIDNG HELMETS FOR $40 EACH
RENTALS ----YOU MAY ALSO RENT A PAIR OF BOOTS &/OR A HELMET--
$15 EACH- or $25 FOR A SET (HELMET AND BOOTS) FOR THE WEEK
HELMETS AND BOOTS CAN BE FIT THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP
PLEASE FILL OUT THE ATTACHED RIDER PROFILE AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RENT, BUY OR WILL BE PROVIDING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT.
EQUIPMENT IS NOT NEEDED FOR JUNIOR FARMERS CAMP
APPLY ANY DESIRED SUNBLOCK BEFORE CAMP DROP-OFF AND PACK EXTRA FOR YOUR CHILD TO RE-APPLY. HATS ARE ALWAYS A GREAT IDEA IF YOURE CHILD IS FAIR SKINNED.
LUNCH,SNACKS AND WATER
CAMPERS WILL TAKE A BREAK FOR SNACK AND WE WILL BE SITTING DOWN FOR LUNCH AT 12:00. PLEASE HAVE ALL LUNCHES AND SNACKS PACKED IN A SMALL COOLER BAG WITH AN ICE PACK IF NEEDED.
OUR CAMP WILL NOT BE PROVIDING ANY FOOD TO CAMPERS AND WE DO NOT ALLOW CAMPERS TO SHARE FOOD CONSIDERING FOOD ALLERGIES.
WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT NO PEANUT FOODS BE SENT TO CAMP CONSIDERING THE WIDE RANGE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES.
WE ALSO HAVE A VENDING MACHINE WITH SNACKS, DRINKS AND WATER -SEND $1 BILLS AND CHANGE - NO $5 OR $10- WE DO NOT HAVE CHANGE
WATER PLEASE SEND YOUR CAMPER WITH PLENTY OF WATER, THE KIDS ARE VERY BUSY AND GET VERY THIRSTY AND HOT. WE WILL HAVE WATER FOR SALE IN OUR VENDING MACHINE FOR $1. PACK EXTRA WATER BOTTLES OR CHANGE IN THEIR BAG.
CAMP IS ONLY FOR THE MORNING AND KIDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN THINGS, SO PLEASE DO NOT PACK EXTRA CLOTHES AND SUCH IN A HEAVY BACKPACK…..LESS IS MORE!!!
“On the Farm” extended afternoon session-if added
Pick-up for the extended afternoon session is at 4:30. Please send your camper with an extra snack, water, vending machine money and extra clothes if needed. For the last day of camp for our riding students in extended day, we would still like them to ride for parents at 11:30 with the other kids- let us know if this is possible for a parent to be there. WE MAY WALK TO THE PARK AND/OR LAKE DURING THE WEEK AND WILL ASK FOR A COUPLE DOLLARS FOR THE ICE CREAM MAN OR FISKES GENREL STORE. you may also pack flip flops, bathing suit and a towel for water games/activities. counselors will give campers an idea of their schedule for extended day on monday. WE MAY ALSO HAVE CAMPERS , WHO WANT TO, BRING THEIR BIKES TO TAKE A BIKE RIDE ON THE BIKE PATH BEHIND THE FARM
Riding students will wish to change out of riding boots and clothes so please pack a change of clothes and comfortable shoes
WE WILL BE ENCOURAGING HAND SANITIZING, AVID WATER DRINKING DURING THE DAY AND GOOD LISTENING SKILLS, PLEASE DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE WITH YOUR CHILD.
We will also have a portable hand washing station available to all campers.
NEW THIS SUMMER -- A REAL BATHROOM!!!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE THIS SUMMER!!!
NANCY DUBIN- CAMP DIRECTOR- (508) 802-3649 during camp- PLEASE USE THIS NUMBER ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES OR VITAL INFORMATION DURING CAMP TIME ONLY!!