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Ivy Bell Farm Camp FAQ

 

When is Farm Camp?

*Summer Camp starts June 17th and our last session is August 16th.  

June 17-21: Art Week #1

June 24-28: STEM Week  

July 8-12: Superhero Week

July 15-19: Christmas in July Week

July 22-26:  Olympics Week

July 29-Aug 2: Art Week #2

Aug 5-9: Island Adventure

Aug 12-16: Pokemon Week 

How many campers will be at each session?

There are 20 camper spots available per session and two certified teachers. 

What time do I drop my camper off? Pick them up?

Camp drop off is 8:30-9:30 a.m. and pick up is 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Is extended care or early drop-off available?

We do offer extended care with drop off as early as 7:30am and pick up as late at 4:30pm. ($15/day or $70/week).

 

When is camp payment due?

*Camp balances are due three weeks prior to the week of camp. ($250/week or $55/day)

*Deposit of $50 per week  per camper due within five days of receiving receipt.
*Invoices will be emailed within 10 business days of registration. Payments may be made with credit card via the link in the email.

*No refunds or cancellations are available after the due date has passed.
*Any camper that is at camp past 3:15 will be subject to the Extended Care fees.

Why should I choose Ivy Bell Farm Camp?

  • Our dedicated teachers create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for children.

  • At Ivy Bell Farm, we understand that every family is unique, which is why we offer a personalized camp experience designed to fit your needs. Whether you're looking for individual days, a weekly drop-off schedule, or even multiple weeks, we've got you covered

  • We offer a wide range of activities, from outdoor adventures to nature-based arts and crafts, animal exploration, and more.

  • Ivy Bell Farm believes in fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity and encouraging campers to explore their interests and discover new passions.

  • We want campers to become confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures.

           Do you have a junior counselor program?

         *Yes, campers 13 years or older can sign up for the junior counselor program. In addition to the certified teachers,  junior                            counselors will help younger campers navigate the farm. Junior counselors are encouraged to help with animal encounters,                        arts n'crafts, and nature exploration. 

          Where is Farm Camp located?

          Farm Camp is located at our 117 year old hobby farm; Ivy Bell Farm.  (122 Faucette Mill Rd, Hillsborough, NC) 

Can I come to see the farm before registering?

Yes! We are happy to show you around the farm. Please contact us to set up a time for a visit. 

Is camp canceled if it rains?

No, we hold camp as planned rain or shine. We have plenty of sheltered areas, and camp can be just as fun if it's raining! Campers are encouraged to bring rainboots. If severe weather is in the forecast Ivy Bell Farm will communicate closures and will give a make up date. 

          Is there a waitlist for Mini-camp sessions that are full?

          Yes! Due to the limited amount of spots per session (20 campers), there is no cost to be added to the waiting list and you can add            your child to as many waiting lists as you’d like. As soon as a spot opens up, we will contact you and offer it to your child. We ask              that you please respond within 24 hours.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

-Closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

-A spare change of clothes and a towel. 

-Sunscreen---please apply sunscreen before camp.  

-Bug spray (recommended).

-A substantial lunch and at least one snack. All food should be in a lunch box because food will be stored separately from backpacks. Please note that we do not have a refrigerator or microwave available.

-A water bottle. (Campers will be able to refill  their bottle at the farm.)

*Winter Break Campers: winter jacket, gloves, and hat. 

*Spring and Summer Break Campers need to bring/ wear a swimsuit. (Inside private bathroom available for campers to change)

What should my child leave at home?

We do not allow electronics, toys from home, or chewing gum.

What if my child has special needs, allergies or medical conditions?

The  Ivy Bell Farm strives to create an environment in which each and every camper can experience a fun and memorable time on our campus. We promise families that we will promote and maintain a safe, positive environment that encourages self-confidence and personal development while taking part in our mini-camp. If your child has a physical/medical/emotional condition that may require an accommodation in order for him or her to participate in the camp please contact us prior to your registration. Ivy Bell Farm aims to make Farm Camp a wonderful and positive experience for everyone. 

Will photos be shared on Social Media or on the website?

 

Yes,  we want to share how much fun we're having!  We will routinely post photos on Facebook and our website. Images of your child will not include their name. If you wish for your child's photo to not be shared please indicate that on your registration form. 

Do you offer any discounts?

Sibling Discount: We love having siblings in camp! Any sibling after the first, who is enrolled in the same full week of camp, receives a 10% discount (not valid on extended care)

Multiple week discount: if multiple full weeks are registered at the same time, then the discounts are: 3-4 weeks is 5% off ; 5-6 weeks is 10% off ; 7+ weeks is 15% off.  The multi week discount only applies to the full week regular camp day, not the extended care.

*Discounts are automatically applied to the invoice. Discounts are not combinable, only the greater discount is applied.

 

Is anyone at Ivy Bell Farm CPR certified?

Yes, Alex Albertson our Camp Program Director is certified and will be with campers at all times. 

 

Additional camp questions: ivybellfarm@gmail.com

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