Dear Potential Campers: January 16, 2019
Country Ark Farm will launch it’s19th year of Day Camp this summer! Our staff is busy planning hours of safe, farm fun for each participant. We are very excited to announce that this is the third year that Country Ark Farm summer camp will be making this unique experience available to able-bodied children, in addition to our dearly loved specially-abled clientele. Over the years we have had many requests to incorporate the inclusion of abled-bodied children into our summer camp. Therefore, our team at Country Ark Farm have worked long and hard to incorporate new, exciting, and adaptable programs into this year’s camp agenda.
We are hoping that the inclusion of family members and friends will foster new bonds and personal growth for all involved. Therefore, we encourage siblings and friends of current campers to join in the summer fun. With this addition, Country Ark Farm would also like to assure all the parents that the original mission, of catering to the unique needs of our specially-abled campers, will remain the priority of our summer camp.
In this packet, you will find the appropriate forms that need to be returned in order to attend Summer Day Camp at Country Ark Farm.
Scholarships will be available from the “Ingeborg A. Biondo Memoirial Foundation”, for Specially-abled campers ONLY. If you are the parent of an abled-bodied camper, please do not contact Biondo for financial support, as this foundation was created to sponsor specially-abled children only. If you are the parent of a specially-abled camper, please carefully read the information below.
Specially-abled scholarship deadlines are April 1, 2019, please contact Nicole Armstrong at the Ingeborg A Biondo Memorial Foundation as soon as possible, her number is 570-202-0119.
Day camp activities include educational conversations about each animal on the Farm, bottle feeding baby animals, grooming & exercising them. We also offer many other games designed to encourage socialization and communication, crafts, games, and playtime in the outdoor picnic area. We have a handicap-accessible swing, hammock, sandbox, water slide and bounce house for all to enjoy. Campers may also be visited by local artists and musicians.
Our entire staff works very hard to ensure that each camper has an experience that is educational, positive, and life-changing in a beautiful countryside setting. To reserve the dates that you want for your child, please fill out the attached forms as the weeks fill up quickly.
Please indicate in the appropriate area the dates that you desire and we will do our best to accommodate that choice. Each family will be contacted after receipt of paperwork to confirm the date that their child will attend.
I encourage you to reserve your space now. Sessions are being offered:
week #1 6/17-6/21,
week #2 6/24-6/28,
week #3 8/5 -8/9,
week #4 8/12 – 8/16
The summer day camp program runs from 8am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Snacks and drinks are provided but campers must bring a bag lunch, due to dietary needs, which will be enjoyed in the picnic area. Refrigeration and microwave are available.
Donna Ciancitto, Program Director