Camp Creative 2022
Camp Creative 20223 Information Sheet (updated)
For all camp questions please call or email camp directors.
Julia Borger-Green: Co-Director
Inspiring Your Child LLC Mailing Address Only: 179 Gratuity Rd, Groton, MA, 01450
Checks payable to Inspiring Your Child LLC
Shelly Sullivan: Owner Luina Greine Farm and Farm School
Camp Hours: 9 am - 3 pm (Please see below for extended care options.)
How to get to camp:
The beautiful Luina Greine Farm and Farm School is located right outside of Groton center!
Address: 65 Common Street, Groton, MA 01450
This year camps will be open to both age groups. Campers will be grouped together based on age level. When signing up please indicate which group you are signing your child up for.
Grades K-2 Alpacas
Grades 3-6 Equines
MORNING DROP OFF
Camper drop-off is to the right of the barn between 8:45 am – 9:00 am and then parents can circle around to exit. **An adult must check in with camp staff prior to leaving so we can sign your child in.** If you are running late, or your child will be absent from camp, please call and leave a message for Julia at (617)501-2315.
AFTERNOON PICK UP
Pick Up Time: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Campers will be picked up to the right of the barn and you can circle around to exit. Camp staff may only release your camper(s) to an adult who is listed on the pick up authorization section of their Camper Registration form. Please bring a photo ID with you every day to pick-up. We will not release campers to anyone not authorized on the Camper Registration form or who lacks a photo ID. It is your responsibility to inform the adults authorized to pick up that they will need to bring a photo ID with them in order to pick up your camper(s). After checking the photo ID, you must sign out your camper(s). Please see the Late Pickup Policy for details about late fees. ***We cannot release campers into their own custody or allow them to walk home, by law. No exceptions.
PM EXTENDED CARE PICK UP (All Ages): All campers that are signed up for PM extended care may be picked up to the right of the barn between 3 - 5pm. Same pick up rules as above.
EARLY PICK UPS & LATE ARRIVALS
If you are running late, or your child will be absent from camp, please call and leave a message for Julia at (617)501-2315. If you know of absences ahead of time, the sooner the Camp Directors know, the better. If you need to pick up your camper(s) earlier than 2:45 pm, please notify the Camp Directors at least 24 hours in advance and emergencies as soon as possible. This way we can ensure that your camper is packed up and ready to go when you arrive.
LUNCHES & SNACKS
Campers must bring a bagged lunch to camp every day. Campers should also bring two snacks. (Campers who stay for PM extended care may want to pack an extra snack.) Please plan for meals that do not need refrigeration or to be heated up in a microwave. There are no vending machines on site. Please do not send your child to camp with soda and/or candy. Campers are allowed to have peanut butter and nut products in their lunches and snacks; we can accommodate any campers with allergies or other restrictions. All campers and staff are required to wash their hands before and after snack and lunch. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Liz or Julia.
Please list all medications on your Camper’s Registration form. On the first day of camp ALL medications must be given to and checked off by Liz or Julia with written documentation of use and it must be in the medication’s original container. Written documentation of dosage and medication instructions must include a physician’s and parent’s signature and be submitted for each medication. The medications will remain in a lockbox for the entire week (unless other plans need to be made) and be administered by a Camp Director. Medications will be returned to the parent/guardians at the end of the last day of camp. ***Your child will not be allowed to hold onto his or her own medication with the occasional exception of an inhaler (this is a case by case basis and needs to have prior approval from Julia or Liz). This includes over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Claritin, Vitamins, and medicated topical creams like Hydrocortisone, After-Bite, and Calamine lotion. We will not give any medications to your child without prior parental and physician’s permission for medications.
SWIMMING- There is a pool at the farm. Campers will get the opportunity to swim in the afternoon. A lifeguard and counselor will be on-site while campers are in the pool.
GENERAL CAMP SCHEDULE:
7:30-9:00am: AM Extended care (Drop off starts at 7:30 am)
8:45-9:00am: Camper drop off (both Groups) to the right of the barn.
9:00-9:15am: Morning Meeting and Group Games
9:15-9:45am: Outdoor Farm Activities with Animals
9:45-10:00am: Transition Game or Art Activity
10:00-10:30am: Snack Break and Morning Recess
10:30-11:15am: Art Activity or Themed Games 1
11:15-12:00pm: Art Activity or Themed Games 2
12:00-1:0012:45: Lunch and Recess/ 1st group get ready for swimming
1:00-1:45pm: Swimming or Guided camp activity
1:45-2:30pm: Swimming or Guided camp activity
2:30-2:40pm: Camp Clean Up and Closing Circle Begins at the barn until pick up.
2:40-pickup Closing Circle and closing game
2:45-3:00pm: Pick Up to the right of the barn
3:00-5:00pm: PM Extended Care
Camp Creative 2023 Policies & Procedures
REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & PAPERWORK
CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS AND FINAL PAYMENT ARE DUE ASAP.
Pre-registration is required for all camp programs. Parents must FULLY complete the Camper Registration Form and turn it in ASAP as camps will be starting shortly. This form can be downloaded from our Forms section on our website or snail mailed by request.
When filling out the Camper Registration Form please be as honest and detailed as possible about any medical details or behaviors we should know about so that we can make the camp experience a positive one for your child, staff, and other campers. All medical and other personal information is kept strictly confidential.
A Luina Greine Farm and Farm School Waiver Form must be filled out and may be found on our website in the Forms section. DUE TBA (We will provide it when we have it, may need you to sign it at pickup 1st day of camp.)
HEALTH FORMS: We require your child’s immunization records, doctor’s authorization, and proof of a physical within the last 2 years (most doctors are familiar with this request and usually have a form they can easily produce for you!). We must receive these health records by June 21st at the latest for week one campers and ASAP after that for all other campers. All medical and other personal information is kept strictly confidential.
Payment can be made by check, cash, and on our website you can pay with your credit card when you sign up. Please make checks payable to Inspiring Your Child LLC and mail them to 179 Gratuity Rd, Groton, MA 01450 (mailing address only) to arrive by the due date.
At this point we ask that all final payments be made upon registration as camp is starting shortly. Mailed in checks are still welcome. Late payment may result in losing your spot in the camp to someone on the wait-list. Please, please make sure your paperwork and payment is turned in on time or early so that we can plan and prepare for making camp as awesome as possible!
If you must cancel your child’s camp registration, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible. Cancellations that occur more than 7 days prior to the start date of your registered camp week may be fully credited towards a future Inspiring Your Child, LLC event or you may choose to receive the money back in check form minus a 25% administrative fee. If a cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to the start date of your registered camp week then there are no refunds or credits. No refunds will be made in the case of “no shows,” late arrivals, early withdrawals, or camp dismissals due to misconduct (please see Camp Behavior Expectations). In the event that Inspiring Your Child, LLC must cancel the program for whatever reason (bad weather, low enrollment, etc.), participants who have already paid will be offered the option of a credit toward a future program or a full refund.
LATE PICK UP POLICY
Campers need to be picked up between 2:45 and 3:00 pm:
If a parent or authorized pickup person does not arrive or call within 5 minutes past the designated pick up time, staff will begin to call the authorized pick up contacts for the camper.
Late pick-up fee is $5.00 for every 5 minute past 3pm.
Late fee payment is due immediately by cash or check.
Overall Camp Behavior Expectations:
1. Be safe
a. Keep yourself safe
b. Be safe with others
c. Be safe with equipment and supplies
2. Be respectful
a. To all campers and staff
b. To all public visitors
c. Camp/farm property and camp supplies
d. To the environment
3. Be yourself and Have Fun! :)
*Our behavior expectations outline that we want our campers to be themselves and have fun but be safe too. We reserve the right to send home any camper whose behavior or actions puts themselves or others in harm’s way. The duration of the dismissal is up to the judgement of the Camp Directors. Camp dismissals due to misconduct will not be refunded.
2023 Guidelines Regarding COVID-19
With the lifting of the state mask mandate we recognize that things are opening back up this summer. We will continue to show reasonable caution by following these guidelines (that are good practice in a group environment anyways) to continue to keep our campers, their families, and our staff safe:
We ask that all staff and/or campers stay home if they are feeling sick.
Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as door knobs, faucets, shared tools/equipment and more.
Camp will not go off-site for field trips this year.
There will be spread out designated areas for lunch and snack by group.
Every staff member and camper must have their temperature taken when arriving at camp. Any temperatures over 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit will be sent home.
Campers and Staff must be residents of Massachusetts.
Visitors during the day (including parents) are not permitted.
Campers and staff are reminded to cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
All campers must bring their own filled water bottle labeled with their name on it.
Campers and Staff will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer every time they switch activities.
Staff will be required to use face coverings when interacting closely with others.
Campers are asked to bring their own face coverings from home and will be asked to wear it in situations where we are working closely together or are indoors/in the tent with the group as recommended by the CDC.
Campers will place their belongings in a designated, marked area that is distanced appropriately by the phasing recommendations.
Each camper will be given their own “kit” of equipment needed for certain activities.
Staff will monitor Covid-19 regulations and guidelines from the CDC and for MA.
Camp Creative 2023 Checklist
Complete and turn in all Forms:
Camper Registration Form - DUE ASAP
Health Forms from Physician - DUE June 21st (Week One campers) + asap after for all
Luina Greine Farm and Farm School Waiver Form - Due TBA (will email you)
Medication Documentation (as needed) - to hand to Camp Director on 1st day
Sign Up for AM or PM Extended Care (as needed - 24hr notice)
Final Payment DUE Upon Sign Up (mail in checks still welcome.)
Put together a bag to bring to camp (see below)
Please label EVERYTHING :)
What to bring to camp:
Backpack with camper’s name on it.
Lunch and two snacks (Please be aware that lunches cannot be refrigerated or heated up) (PM extended care: Bring extra snack.)
Reusable water bottle with name on it (Please pack enough water to last for a thirsty day, as we cannot refill bottles)
Wear closed toe shoes – NO FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED!
Extra complete set of clothing
Bathing Suit (optional for wet fun activities)
Plastic Bag for Wet or Dirty Items
A face covering
Medications that need to be taken/accessible during the camp day (This should also be included on the camper’s registration and health forms and handed directly to a Camp Director on arrival.)
Rain gear as needed (rain coat, rain pants, rain boots, etc.)
Sunscreen (Please apply sunscreen prior to drop-off as well)
Insect repellent (we will apply during camp to keep ticks away)
Sunglasses and/or hat
What NOT to bring to Camp:
× Cellphones (Both Camp Directors will have a phone.)
× Electronics (digital cameras are allowed with parental permission)
× Knives or weapons of any kind
× Fidget spinners and toys
× Anything you wouldn’t want to get dirty or potentially harmed or lost