Session 1 June19 - 23 Summer Camp
Your little animal lover will want to join us for summer camp. No two weeks are the same as barn life changes from week to week with new babies born throughout the entire summer. Campers who attend more than one week will spend more time with the animals and complete farm projects (example: building nest boxes for chickens and rabbits, leading the brain challenges, and helping design the scavenger hunts!) Additionally, they will have the opportunity to learn how to compete in the Youth Poultry Show and the Livestock Show at the Virginia State Fair this year. Select campers will prepare to compete alongside other youth across Virginia. This will ensure that all repeating campers enjoy the multiple weeks. Animal Explorers will work in teams and learn about animal husbandry of rabbits, emus, chickens, mini horses, mini donkeys, and quail. Additionally, campers will learn how to begin their own chicken business. Imagine your child being an entrepreneur at their young age! This is a hands-on FUN experience where all campers will assist with animal care and become the expert of their favorite farm animal. On the last day of camp, campers will give their parents/guardians a tour of the farm teaching them everything they learned throughout the week. This year, campers will meet their parents on the last day of camp at 3:30. We will begin with a PARENT BRAIN CHALLENGE (so much fun) and end in the barnyard where the campers will share with all parents the knowledge they learned about their favorite animal. This is an amazing opportunity for campers to build their self-confidence as leaders.
Camp time 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Remember, the last day of camp arrive at 3:30 promptly to enjoy the PARENT BRAIN CHALLENGE)
Extended day camp hours available from 3:00 - 5:00 ($50 will be added to camp tuition)
Campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Water, popsicles, frozen yogurt provided during the day.
All day campers will need the following each day:
snack (if required for dietary restrictions)
change of clothes
closed toed shoes for the barn and barnyard - nonnegotiable
sunscreen (write last name on container)
CAMPER INFORMATION FORM
Proof of Identity (POI) for children. (Layman's terms: We just need to see your child's birth certificate. If you are a returning camper, we may still have your POI on file.) The Code of Virginia section 63.1-196.3 requires all children under the age of 13 when first enrolled in a Virginia school or camp to present proof of identity and age. As of January 2017, The Red Barn Farm requires all parents to present their child's original POI on their first day of camp. Staff will verify each child's POI and immediately return the document to the child’s family before leaving check-in on the first day of camp.
Proof of Identity (POI) for parent or guardian. The person dropping off AND picking up your child on their first day of camp will need to show their ID. Parents/guardians will need to show ID when picking up all campers. This is nonnegotiable. While we understand this can be an inconvenience for parents, your child's safety is our number one concern.
The Code of Virginia states that “Proof of identity means a certified copy of a birth certificate or other reliable proof of the child’s identity and age.” The following documents are acceptable forms of reliable proof:
Certified copy of a birth certificate
Birth registration card
Notification of birth (hospital, physician, or midwife record)
Copy of placement agreement or entrustment agreement from a child placing agency (foster care and adoption agencies)
Record from a public school in Virginia
Certification by a principal or his designee of a public school in the U.S. that a certified copy of the child’s birth record was previously presented
Copy of the conferring temporary legal custody or entrustment agreement of a child to an independent foster parent. (identification card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles DMV)
CAMPER FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED they are located on the front of the web site.
Non Refundable Camper Deposit
A non-refundable $100 deposit is part of the Youth Camp payment. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If for some reason your child cannot attend camp, $100 will be deducated from the refund due to you. Your full payment of $260 is your acknowledgement of our refund policy.
Required Camp Forms
- REQUIRED CAMPER INFORMATION (EVERYBODY MUST COMPLETE)
CAMPER HEALTH FORM (EVERYBODY MUST COMPLETE
This is an editable form for you and your doctor. You will need to print this form, have your doctor complete it, and provide it to us on the first day of camp. We will return the form to you on the last day of camp, upon your request.)
(Only complete if your child uses an Inhaler or EpiPen). Parents may not give an inhaler or EpiPen to camp staff without this form.