Summer Camp FAQ

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

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

What if I have to be at work before 8 or after 3:30?

We offer early care, with drop off as early as 7:30 a.m., and after care, with pick up as late as 6:00 p.m.

Can my children be in the same group or in a group with their friend?

Yes! We put the groups together Monday mornings. Trailblazers choose their own groups, and we ask Rainbows if there is anyone that they want to be in a group with.

Can I come see the farm before registering?

Yes! We are open every Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A visit is $5 per person, and we can show you around the farm, or you can explore on your own!

Is camp cancelled 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!

My Rainbow camper cannot swim. Do Rainbows need to know how to swim?

Our Rainbow campers stay in the shallow end of the pond and are not allowed to go deeper than their chests. They are in the water with Mentors and Junior Mentors, with plenty of supervision. You may send floaties or a life jacket if you are more comfortable with that.

My Trailblazer/Horse Immersion camper cannot swim. Will they be allowed in the deep end of the pond?

All Trailblazers and Horse Immersion must pass a swim test to swim in the deep end. The swim test consists of treading water for 90 seconds, then swimming to the end of the pond. Junior Mentors or older campers with pool noodles stay right by the campers taking the test, in case they cannot complete it. Once campers have passed the swim test, they are allowed in the deep end for the rest of the summer. We have plenty of pool noodles, which are always popular.

Does my camper have to swim?

Though all campers must go up to the pond during swim time, if any camper does not want to swim, they are welcome to play on the beach or sit under a tree near the water.

I forgot what camp dates I signed up for!

The emailed invoices have PDF attachments. Those list the week of camp, with the Monday of the week dated at the top. The invoices also list any days of extended care or extra classes. You are always welcome to email us at admin@sunrisecfc.com with any scheduling questions or changes.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

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

  • A swimsuit and towel.

  • A change of sandals or flip flops for walking to/from the pond (optional).

  • A spare change of clothes, especially for younger campers.

  • Sunscreen---please apply sunscreen before camp. We will assist Rainbows with sunscreen during the day, and remind Trailblazers at designated times.

  • Bug spray (recommended).

  • A substantial lunch and two snacks. All food should be in a lunch box, because food will be stored separately from backpacks. Pease note that we do not have a refrigerator or microwave available.

  • A water bottle.

  • For Horse Immersion campers and horse lessons, long pants and shoes/boots with a defined heel (like rain boots). Horse Immersion campers may bring shorts to change in the afternoon.

Does my child need to bring their own helmet for horse riding?

We provide helmets, though your camper may bring their own if they prefer. However, it does have to be a horse helmet, it cannot be a bike helmet.

What should my child leave at home?

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

What are the Covid precautions?

We are currently following the CDC and NCDHHS guidelines for Covid safety, and we will update our summer camp Covid policy as new information is released. Currently, we require staff and program participants to wear masks.

General camp questions: spencesfarm@sunrisecfc.com

Registration questions: admin@sunrisecfc.com