Safety is Our Camp’s Priority

Pompositticut Farm Day Camp is proud to boast we have once again earned the prestigious Safety 1st designation from Markel Insurance.  For over 15 consecutive years we have been honored with this recognition and are the longest continual recipient of the Safety 1st Award in the United States! Due to Covid this distinction was not awarded.

According to Michael Swain, Senior Management for  Markel Corp of Glen Allen, Virginia, states that in order to receive this award, “Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They must have a proven safety record, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be recognized for keeping safety a top priority.” 

Despite the repeated years as an honoree, PFCD Continues to strive for excellence in all areas of scrutiny and does not Take the honor for granted and accepts this honor as affirmation of our staffs hard work and continued dedication to their job.  We continue to make camp safety our top priority, ultimately making Pompositticut a special place for all to explore, learn and flourish within a dependable environment! Being granted a license during the Pandemic was a testament to our philosophies and procedures.

A Special Place

image1Those of you who have been to Pompositticut Farm know what a beautiful property it is.  The wooded trails, hay fields, and meandering stream are home to many animals.  Red tail hawks, wood ducks, wild turkeys, whitetail deer enjoy the abundance of food sources around the farm.

It is the domestic animals that are the luckiest though as they reside on what the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation deems Pompositticut Farm as a MA Horse Farm of Distinction!  Our horses, (as well as a few chickens and two donkeys), reside year round on the property and are housed in facilities that have been judged by the Farm Bureau to be “the cream of the crop”.  MFBF President, Dr. A.Richard Bonanno added, “These farms present to the public a safe and professional image.  They truly show-case the horse industry in Massachusetts for the public.”

Each farm or stable nominated for this prestigious award is evaluated in the areas of Horse Health Management, Farm Management and Compliance with Regulatory Requirements and must meet the highest of standards of excellence.

Scoring for the overall horse health represented half of the points accumulated in making this distinction and included is the appearance of the animals together with evidence of a sound equine health program.

Farm management areas considered were numerous.  The judges evaluated neatness, ventilation, cleanliness and safety of buildings, land and equipment.  Safety, first-aid and protection programs were scored as well as pest control and adequate horse care provisions both indoors and outdoors.

Farms are also judged on evidence of good farm/community relations as well as compliance with state and local operating and instructing licenses.  Given the stringent review of all these practices, not all farms, actually receive this prestigious designation. 

Pompositticut is and will continue to be one of those influential and respected farms known as the landlord of this area’s most admired camps, who, since 1980 has strived to maintain the highest of standards for all who have had the opportunity to be part of the many programs offered throughout the year. What a great place to call home!