If you have not already completed this Google form with your emergency contact information, allergies, pediatrician etc, please do so as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to attend camp until this is completed. 


Click here for a simple diagram of Parking and the Check-in Pavilion.


Campers will check-in and out at the outdoor pavilion. You will sign in/out your child each morning and afternoon here, complete the daily screening questionnaire, and drop lunchbox and snack on the large wire shelf located on the pavilion. Your child’s name will be indicated on the shelf for their lunch and snack, and you will pick their lunchbox up there at the end of each day.


Make sure any person picking up your camper is on the authorized pick-up list, and has their driver's license with them. We will not release your child to anyone who can not show their driver's license or has not been approved to by parents.

At pick up, please come to the pavilion and sign your child out, then walk to the gate to receive your child. Don’t forget their lunchbox! :)
There is a fee for late pick up. $5 every 5 minutes late after 2:05 pm.


We are not able to refrigerate any items, please pack a ice pack in lunchbox. Snacks should be simple to open, no difficult packages please. Lunch boxes and snacks need to be clearly marked with your child’s first and last name.
Thank you for packing a healthy lunch that does NOT include these items:
Candy, gum or unhealthy sweets
Fruit Cups
Juice boxes/pouches

  • Lunchbox and snack, clearly marked with name 

  • Water Bottle, clearly marked with name, and easily opened by child. They will be able to refill during the day.

  • Backpack, clearly marked with child’s name-this will be hung up on pegs on the playground for children to  access during the day.

  • Inside the backpack:

    • water bottle, labeled

    • change of clothes, labeled

    • sunscreen and bug spray - bagged and labeled

    • face covering, clearly labeled, in a sealed bag or container.  (In case we need to be inside due to storms.)

    • Bathing suit and towel on Thursday only

    • Please make sure your child does NOT bring any toy from home.


This is a nature camp and an outdoor school. We get messy and dirty and love every minute of it! Please send your child in clothing that can get stained and messy.


Your child needs to wear closed toe shoes. We will be in the field, walking goats, in taller grass, doing farm work, so please make sure child’s shoes are sturdy and can handle walking and working. Sturdy water sandals, like Keens, with closed toes are fine.


Sunscreen and Bug Spray need to be applied to your camper BEFORE being dropped off. If you send these items for your child, we are happy to assist in re-applying throughout the day. Please make sure sunscreen and bug spray are clearly labeled with child’s name, and in a plastic bag inside your child’s backpack. 


Parents are asked to pack a cloth face covering  in a sealed bag or container for times that physical distancing is challenging. Staff will also have a face mask for such times. These masks will be kept in the child’s backpack and will only be used if we have to be inside the classroom for thunderstorms. We will make it fun, don't worry! 


Your child will need to pack or wear a bathing suit and water-friendly shoes or sandals on Thursday. Please pack a towel. 


We will add pictures and summaries of our day to a Ferntop Summer Camp Facebook Group page. Request to join this parents-only group in order to view pictures and see what we did during the day!


We will do a tick check after lunch each day. Please make sure you are thoroughly checking for ticks after camp.


To protect the health and safety of the children and staff, children who are sick with any illness need to be kept home. This includes but is not limited to the following conditions and symptoms:

  • Pink Eye

  • Colored Discharge from nose or eyes unrelated to allergies

  • Persistent cough

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Difficulty Breathing

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater

  • Chills

  • Nausea and Diarrhea

  • Undetermined Rash

  • Two or more of the Following Symptoms:

    • Headache

    • Sore Throat

    • Muscle Aches

    • New loss of taste or smell

Children excluded for fever, difficulty breathing or cough should stay home until they are 72 hours fever-free without the use of a fever-reducing medication and present a doctors note stating they are not contagious and are able to rejoin.


In the event that your child becomes sick, we will bring them indoors and be with them in a quiet, secluded place to rest. We will call you and ask that you come and get them. If we cannot reach you, we will call next on emergency pick up list.


If you have any questions, please email Clare Nugent at: If you need to pick your child up early, or need to get in touch with us, please call: Clare Nugent at 978-758-9645.