Important Information About Summer Camp
The camp office is located in the red horse barn, next to the yellow farmhouse at Pompositticut farm. The office in not open for in person business during the off season. Phone and email is the best communication. The office number is 978-562-0968 and email@example.com is the best email.
Our camp office will resume office hours in the Spring. Important documents or payments may be dropped-off in the Lockbox located to the left of the office door, or mailed to the camp address.
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 first session.
No child will be allowed to commence his/her session without a proper check-in!
Thank you for Registering for Camp.
Once your enrollment is confirmed you will need to complete the required camper forms. Here is a convenient link to help you get to the forms in your CampInTouch account.
Please call or email the office for assistance as needed.
Camp office 978-562-0968
Founder and emergency communication 978-875-0602
Camp Director 978-790-6197 (April 1-Sept 1)
Equestrian Programs Director 978-760-4740
Drop-off starts at 8:30 am. There is a specific parking procedure designed for the safety of our campers, as well as provides parents the opportunity to briefly chat with the color group supervisor about any needs for your child’s day at camp. When you enter the white gates off Lewis Street immediate turn right into the parking field. You will proceed to your campers color line. You will be notified the Friday prior to commencing your child’s session of which color line to be in. Thank you for driving slowly and following the camp staff’s instructions.
Afternoon pick-up is at 3:15. We ask all pick ups to be in the parking field by 3:15. the campers are released promptly at 3:15 to the cars and our exit procedure is approximately 15 Minutes from beginning to end. Please plan accordingly as there is no way to “jump” the line. With cooperation and patience you should be on your way within 15 Minutes.
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. Camp does not provide these items; nor is sharing allowed.
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.