Important Information About Summer Camp
The camp office is located in the red horse barn , next to the yellow farm house at Pompositticut Farm with office hours being Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. The office phone is 978-562-0968 and is the only phone number that should be used until your child begins camp.
Additional numbers for emergency communication will be provided once you are registered. Email is also an excellent source of communication and is checked throughout the day: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is Pompositticut Farm Day Camp’s policy that a custodial guardian/parent MUST check-in all campers to his or her first day of camp. Special arrangements can be made with the office but no sooner than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the camper’s session.
No child will be allowed to commence his/her session without a proper check-in!
Nutritious Lunch– Pack foods you know your child will eat and enjoy to help sustain them through a busy day of activities. Please pack an additional snack if staying for Fun Club and remind your child to bring home any leftovers.
Water Bottle– A sturdy, refillable water bottle that can withstand repeated handling and dropping.
Bathing Suit & Beach Towel– All campers wear their suits to camp; this avoids changing delays. Most boys wear their suits as their shorts. Remember a beach towel with the camper’s name clearly marked on it.
Sunscreen/Tick Spray & Baseball Cap– We ask you apply sunscreen/tick repellent to your child each morning prior to arrival and send a bottle of both in their backpack to reapply especially after swimming. A hat/visor also helps to filter the sun and keeps them cool throughout the day.
Footwear– No Sandals or Crocs allowed. Closed toe footwear such as sneakers with socks is required for all activities. For Riding and Project Soar the gold colored work boots, such as Timberlands, that are ankle high and have a “square” heel are best.
Long Pants– Jeans are required for both Horseback Riding and Project Soar. Many children leave them in their cubbies for the duration of their session.
Swim goggles, swim cap, earplugs, artificial swim devices– only if your child needs or wants them.
Sweatshirt– This is often needed after swimming or in the early morning hours, even on very hot days.
Rain Gear– Camp continues rain or shine. On days when rain is forecasted, it is best to pack at least a rain jacket/rain boots and extra socks. We try to keep everyone as dry as possible, but it is often difficult if they do not have a jacket or suitable clothing.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY. PFDC, Inc. has adopted a Standard of Conduct that formally states substance abuse will not be tolerated. The prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the irresponsible use of alcohol and the possession, manufacture, use, transport, sale or attempt to sell legal or illegal drugs either during or after camp hours.
Anyone including Campers, Jr. Leaders, Jr. Wranglers and Staff involved in PFDC activities found to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, or who violate the policy in other ways, are subject to disciplinary action and termination. Because of the serious nature of the violation, each case will be individually and thoroughly investigated to determine the appropriate course of action.
Under no circumstances will drinking alcohol be condoned or allowed by minors (under 21 years of age) according to the laws set forth by the State of Massachusetts and the United States, either on or off the PFDC property.
WEAPONS: All persons involved with PFDC are strictly prohibited from bringing firearms, explosive devices (including fireworks) or other weapons onto the camp’s property. Violators will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including immediate dismissal with no refund. Knives are allowed only for instructional purposes and program use with pre-approval necessary by the camp Director.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: PFDC Inc. discourages the use of personal property for camp use, i.e. sports equipment, pets, etc. and will not be responsible for personal items or valuables that are damaged, lost, or stolen while at camp.