Summer Camp FAQ’s 2017
We know you have questions! If this page does not give you the answers you need, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (770) 887-7797
Q: What is the cost of summer camp and how long is it?
A: Summer camp is from Monday thru Thursday, 9am- 3pm and costs $325. Fridays are offered at an additional price of $30. BUT! If you register before May 31st, summer camp is only $270!
Q: What time on Monday should we arrive for the first day of camp?
A: On Mondays, the parents need to stay until approximately 9:30 for orientation. We will discuss the week, proper pick up and drop off procedures, brief tour of the farm and try to answer any questions
Q: How soon do I need to register?
A: Many weeks are often full by mid-March. If you register late, we recommend indicating a 1st and 2nd choice of desired weeks. To register, complete registration form here. After you are registered, a confirmation email, release form, and a receipt will be sent to you. If sessions are full when you register, we will gladly move you or put you on a wait list. Sorry, we are unable to take phone registrations.
Q: What will my child be doing all day?
A: Having fun and learning! For a complete schedule please see this page.
Q: What does my child need to wear?
A: Your child should come wearing long pants reaching ankles, boot type shoes, and a t-shirt, but can bring shorts to change into if they like. All clothing should be decent and age appropriate. If your child has riding boots and an ASTM/ SEI approved riding helmet, they should bring that also. If they do not, we have a helmet and boots for them.
Q: What will I need to bring to camp?
A: Each day, campers should bring a sack lunch and a minimum of at least two drinks Optional belongings you can bring our; hats for the sun, sunscreen, shorts and sneakers. It’s important to label your camper’s belongings in case they are forgotten or get misplaced.
Q: How old can my child be?
A: IYD Farm Summer Camp is for kids 6- 14 years old. Your child must have started first grade by the coming school year in order to register.
Q: What if my child has never ridden a horse? What if my child is advanced?
A: Perfect! The IYD Farm staff is dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable for all levels of riding from learning to walk to learning technical movements.
Q: What if my child is afraid of horses?
A: We will do our best to help your child overcome his/ her fears at their own pace and we are very patient and persistent.
Q: Is it possible my child may be injured?
A: IYD strives to keep our riders, staff, and horses safe and secure at all times. There are safety measures and rules in place for on the ground and in saddle riding. IYD will do their upmost to keep your child happy and healthy.
Q: What if I can’t make the drop off time at 9 am or the pick-up time at 3 pm?
A: If you need to drop off your child earlier or pick them up at a later time, IYD staff is happy to work with you. There is an additional hourly rate for times outside of 9am- 3pm of $10. If your child needs to arrive late or leave early, contact our Admissions Coordinator to make arrangements.
Q: Is lunch provided?
A: Sorry no, Campers are responsible for their own lunches at our summer day camps, however ..Horseback riding is an exercise and so is the work your campers will be doing getting their horses ready. So they will be hungry and thirsty so; please bring a few beverages and a lunch, a refrigerator is available.