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If you have not completed this emergency form this year 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. 


Each family needs to complete this Liability Waiver one time - this will cover all children for all camp weeks. Your child will not be able to attend camp until this is completed. 


Campers will check-in and out at the outdoor pavilion at 9:00 am. We do not offer early drop-off.

Your child can leave their lunch on the large wire shelf, and leave their backpack on the pavilion.

You will sign your child in on the pavilion, then walk them to the playground. (Follow the pinwheel path to the large gate.)


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.

  • Bag containing change of clothes, labeled

  • Backpack, clearly marked with child’s name

  • Inside the backpack:

    • sunscreen and bug spray - bagged and labeled

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

  • You will turn left and drive around the circle to park beside or across from the greenhouse in the gravel lot. Please note - the driveway is one way only

  • lunch box and snack can be placed on the wire shelf. ​

  • water bottle and labeled change of clothes go with your child to the playground

  • backpack containing bug spray and sunscreen will be left on the pavilion. 


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.

  • CREEK CAMPERS - Please wear your bathing suit each day under your shirt and shorts. 

  • CREEK CAMPERS - Please wear or bring closed toe water shoes/sandals each day. Your child can hike in tennis shoes and change into water shoes at the creek if they prefer.

  • FOR GARDEN CAMPERS, ART CAMPERS, AND FARM CAMPERS: Bathing suit and towel on Thursday only


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. 

WATER DAY - Farm, Art, and Garden Campers

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 48 hours fever-free without the use of a fever-reducing medication .


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 If you need to pick your child up early, or need to get in touch with us, please call: Renee Parks - 209-988-6701

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