For those of you who were able to attend our fun Open House event on Dec. 2, you probably noticed just how many happy faces were around. It was quite an eventful day with both past and current families in attendance. Maybe some of you even noticed a very special guest who made a purposeful visit to Pompositticut Farm that day.
As you can see from the photo, State Representative Kate Hogan, stopped by to congratulate owner Jackie Kane, for being the recipient of the Massachusetts Horse Farm of Distinction award. Presented to a select few farms in MA, MFBF President, Edward Davidian, called these farms “the cream of the crop” and added, the “Horse Farm of Distinction present(s) to the public those horse farms and stables which set high standards and achieve a level of excellence in overall horse health, farm management and compliance with public safety.”
Scoring for overall horse health represents half of the points with farm management areas rounding out the remaining areas to be reviewed. Judges evaluate neatness, ventilation, cleanliness and safety of buildings, land and equipment. Safety and first aid as well as indoor and outdoor care for the horses are considered along with compliance with state operating and instructing licenses. It is noteworthy that not all farms who apply receive this prestigious designation.
Thank you Kate for taking the time to acknowledge the effort it takes in maintaining a farm of this quality and for sharing in our Open House event.
Interested in registering for Summer 2018? www.pompositticutfarm.com Find out more about the farm/camp on our FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/pompositticutfarmdaycamp
It’s probably not the first time you’ve heard the phrase during the holiday season, “Give the gift of camp” to your child or grandchild. I’m sure somewhere during the past 22 years I’ve recommended this to families and indeed children have been subsequently surprised and pleased with this choice!
If you really think about it though, camp is a lasting gift. How many more toys, video games, dolls, or even clothes do our children really need? As parents we are reliable in fulfilling our children’s basic needs and then some. Why not now consider filling their more obscure, basic needs such as creativity, problem-solving, diversity, cooperation, respect . . . those human qualities that are being brought to the forefront of the news on a daily basis.
Camp is the perfect, safe place to experience untapped parts of themselves in a comforting, enveloping environment. They can share in self-discovery while learning new skills, pushing their comfort levels and discovering a new sense of confidence. The effects of building positive outcomes create foundations for even more growth into the future, proving again that camp is a lasting gift!
So consider Pompositticut Farm Day Camp as that lasting gift! There are many options from which to choose depending on your child’s interests, abilities, and age. Our newest program for 2018 FARMTASTIC, is yet another choice for children ages 6-12. Read about this adventurous program right here on the camp website, that just might fit your budget and be the perfect gift for the holidays this season. Discounts will be offered to those enrolling before the end of the year. To register: https://pompositticut.campintouch.com/v2/login/login.aspx?
See for yourself what happens at Pompositticut on our FaceBook page: