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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & CAMPERS SUMMER 2014 ! !

BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, 574 Bernardston Road Greenfield MA 01301 www.sbschool.org • (413) 774-2711 x 256


A WORD ABOUT STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SUMMERS Stoneleigh-Burnham is a college preparatory school serving girls in grades 7-12. We’re a unique school, with a history going back to 1869 and signature programs in riding, dance, debate & public speaking. We’re also the first and only girls secondary school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate Program, a rigorous advanced course of study with an international perspective. Stoneleigh-Burnham’s mission is to inspire girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity. Each student is challenged to discover her best self and graduate with confidence to think independently and act ethically, secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard. Each summer, we extend the reach of this mission by offering some of our signature programs to the public. Debaters, dancers, and riders from all over the nation and all over the globe come to advance their skills, develop new friendships and discover their best selves under the expert guidance of our caring faculty. Your daughter’s summer should be challenging and fun. A successful summer experience involves mutual understandings from parents, campers, and our school. Please take the time to read this packet, and review it with your daughter where appropriate. It contains packing list for camp, as well as many forms that should be completed and returned prior to your arrival. We hope this handbook makes our mutual expectations clear. Should you have questions, please be in touch!


PREPARING FOR CAMP Especially if this camp experience is a girl’s first time away from home, there is much to do to prepare for a successful stay. Here are some tips that may help ready your daughter for a better experience at camp: Return Forms by June 15! This packet contains several forms that should be filled out and returned to the Summer Programs office. We cannot accept care of a camper without a current medical form, permission to administer medications, and clear instructions about who is picking up your daughter. Returning forms by June 15 gives our nurse time to screen camper needs prior to the season! Make your daughter a part of the decision to be at camp this summer. Many kids need a “nudge” to try new things. Yet sending a daughter to camp against her wishes can result in mixed feelings, anxiety, and even “digging in” against a successful stay. If a camper is a part of the decision to attend, she is much more likely to make the most of the experience. Give your daughter practice spending time away from home. If your daughter will be new to being away from home and her parents, it’s often a good idea for for her to build some confidence spending some weekends away at a friend’s home or with a trusted relative. It’s important for girls to learn to be away from family, pets, siblings to develop independence, and to take charge of speaking up for their needs. A camper who can enjoy being away for a couple of days is usually ready for a week or two of camp. Help your daughter know what to expect. Girls who are anxious about being away may benefit from reviewing the camp web site at www.sbschool.org. Girls can see photo galleries of camp in action during previous summers, learn about our school’s campus, and get a sense of our programs. The daily schedules in this handbook can also be good resources for girls who like to plan. For some girls, seeing our campus can help them get excited about the experience and resolve anxieties. Contact the Director of Summer Programs if you and your daughter would like to visit our site for a tour. Make sure your daughter is confident about her personal grooming habits, has enough clothes and linens, and knows how to take care of these things independently. Girls approaching adolescence should be familiar with using sanitary products and how to properly dispose of them. Girls at camp will live in close quarters with a roommate, share bathrooms with others, and confidence with grooming can make a big difference. Avoid the temptation to pack for your daughter. Instead, have her pack (you can look over things later), or pack together. Use the appropriate packing list in this handbook to allow your daughter to decide what she needs to bring, what she should leave behind, and work with her on making good decisions. Deciding what to bring is a great way to help girls to think ahead about what they are looking forward to at camp, and a little oversight from a parent can convey some confidence that “yes – you are ready!”


Avoid planning major changes at home when campers are to be away. Especially for younger campers, moving to a new home, missing big events like birthdays or reunions, or transitions with pets, siblings, and more can leave campers with anxieties that distract from their camp experience. Please avoid sending distressing news while campers are away. Ill relatives, the death of a pet, family tragedies, divorce, news that a best friend or boyfriend/girlfriend is moving away, and similarly difficult news for children is best conveyed by parents after camp concludes. During camp, tough news results in unresolved anxiety and often guilt for being away and having fun during difficult times. If there is an urgent need to convey distressing news, it’s often best to contact the Director of Summer Programs to ensure good support is in place when the news will arrive, or to determine if a camper should return home. Encourage your daughter to make new friends. Camp is one of the first places some girls will experience friends who may come from different cultural or family backgrounds. It’s not unusual for us to serve girls from other countries who may speak English as a second or third language. Families come from many different faiths, family makeups, and cultures. Preparing girls to be friendly, accept diversity, and remain true to themselves while being sensitive can help a great deal with finding friends! Above all, ask girls who may attend with friends from home to reach out and welcome new friends at camp. Avoid offering to pick up your daughter if she is feeling homesick, or if things do not go smoothly. Even the best experiences at camp come with some challenges. Girls who learn to be resilient and make the best of a tough situation often gain the most from our experiences. Show sympathy and confidence in the ability of our staff to help make it a great experience for your daughter, and direct her there for support. Laying out an “escape plan” if things do not go smoothly can undermine your daughter’s confidence in our camp experience. (Note: should homesickness or behavior issues reach a point where leaving camp is in the best interest of your child, the decision is best left to our staff and parents. We will be in regular touch in the event that concerns arise!) Finally, plan to relax and enjoy yourself while your daughter is away. We ask that you remain available to pick up your child should there be an emergency, but there is no need to look in on her each day, or to visit her on site during a camp session. She should come home with some great memories, new stories, and friendships to share upon her return!


TRAVELING TO STONELEIGH-BURNHAM Most families arrive and depart by car. This allows parents to assist campers with moving in and meeting the staff. Pickup by car allows most parents to attend a closing day performance or horse show. Parents arriving by air, bus or train should contact the Summer Programs office well in advance to advise us about travel arrangements. VIA CAR: Stoneleigh-Burnham School is located at 574 Bernardston Road in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The campus is easily accessible by car, and is approximately 2 hours from Boston, and 3 hours and 15 minutes from New York City. From points North: Drive South on Interstate 91 to exit 27, a left exit. Immediately off route 91, bear right and take the immediate right exit for routes 5 & 10. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto routes 5 & 10, proceed via the underpass and turn left at the school sign. From points South: Drive North on Route 91 to exit 27. Immediately off the exit, take an additional exit for routes 5 & 10. Turn left onto routes 5 & 10, proceed past the underpass and turn left at the school sign. From points East: Drive West on Route 2 to Greenfield. Take the exit for routes 5 & 10. Turn right off the exit and make a quick left at the school sign. From points West: Drive east via the Massachusetts turnpike or Route 2 to Interstate 91 north. Take exit 27. Immediately off route 91, take the right exit for routes 5 & 10. Turn left onto routes 5 & 10, proceeding through the underpass, and turn left at the school sign.


VIA AIR: Bradley International in Hartford, Connecticut is the closest airport to StoneleighBurnham. Logan Airport in Boston is also convenient. For campers who will be traveling by airplane, we recommend Green River Transportation, a local car service whose drivers have been background checked and vetted by our school. Green River Transportation: (413) 883-6352 / www.ridegreenriver.com , lganci@sbschool.org Another reputable car provider is: Thomas Transportation: (800) 526-8143 / www.thomastransportation.com VIA TRAIN OR BUS: Amtrak offers local service to Springfield, MA. Peter Pan bus lines have stops in Northampton, MA (20 minutes away) and right here in Greenfield, MA. If your child will be traveling by bus or train, please contact the Director of Summer programs to alert us about travel plans and making arrangements for local pickups.


ABOUT OUR STAFF Stoneleigh-Burnham’s summer staff team is drawn from our excellent faculty and some alumnae & recent graduates. All Stoneleigh-Burnham staff are screened with a criminal background check (CORI), a screening through the National Sex Offender Registry, and professional reference checks. Nearly all of our staff return year after year and have a longtime relationship with the school. William Therrien heads the Summer Programs office at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Parents contacting us during the school year to arrange registrations and travel usually speak with Willy, who brings a rich background of administrative and strategic leadership experience in summer camping to SBS. BONNIE CASTLE & INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP George Halkett is the Director of Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Equestrian Center. He has vast experience with all things equestrian, from coaching students to international championship competitions, leading a collegiate program at Albion College, and serving as a member of the Queen’s Household Calvary in the British Army. George has helped coach Stoneleigh-Burnham to four IEA national championships. Bonnie Castle and IRC students will see George around the facility and teaching Equine Science. Mina Williams is our Director of Riding. Named as one of America’s top 50 riding instructors by the American Riding Instructor Association, Mina has been instructing and coaching at Stoneleigh-Burnham for over twenty-five years. She has coached numerous riders to national recognition, and is an active member of the USEF, USEA, and IEA. Mina heads the instructional team at Bonnie Castle and the Intensive Riding Camp. Marilyn Bennett is our year-round riding instructor at SBS. She has an impressive background as a rider and team captain at University of Connecticut, experience managing barns, and showing the jumper division throughout the New England circuit. She’s often involved extensively with IRC and lends a hand with Bonnie Castle during session 2. Crystalyn Russell is our Stable Manager and Riding Instructor. She knows our horses better than anyone! Catherine Connor is our Assistant Director at Bonnie Castle. She teaches lessons, oversees our summer staff, and handles a lot of our parent communication. Catherine has been the heart of our summer staff teams for five years! Rebecca DeMott is a houseparent and teaches Math at SBS during the school year. She is thrilled to be helping with crafts, evening programs, and more this summer. We also work with several seasonal junior staff to help with Evening Programs, dorm supervision, and assisting with instruction around the barn.


ARRIVALS & CHECK-IN

BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP SESSION 1 Arrive: Sunday, July 6th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Depart: Saturday, July 19th – by 1PM BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP SESSION 2 Arrive: Sunday, July 20th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Depart: Saturday, August 2 – by 1 p.m. BEFORE CHECK-IN DAY: Prior to check-in day, be sure to complete the following: • Please be sure to read the camp handbook and review pertinent information with your daughter prior to June 15 • Please return the Health Form, Medications Authorization Form (if needed), Horse Information Sheet (if needed), Photo Release Form, Riding Survey, Special Permissions Form, and Travel and Special Circumstances Form to the Summer Programs office by June 15. (574 Bernardston Rd, Greenfield MA 01301 / summerprograms@sbchool.org) • Please pay all camp fees according to our business office no later than June 15 ONCE YOU ARRIVE: • As you drive onto the campus, proceed up the long driveway to the visitors’ lot. Once parked, please take note of signs about check-in locations. At check in, please bring: o o o o

Your daughter Any late or updated forms or payments Any medications you will be dropping off Any funds to deposit in the camp store

At check-in, you will meet the staff, confirm pickup arrangements, see the nurse to drop off medications, and be given a room assignment. Once you have a room assignment you may return to your car, pull into the circle and drop off belongings at the appropriate entrance

After dropping off belongings, you can help your daughter get moved into her room

Lunch will be served in the Dining Hall from 11:45 – 12:55pm. It is optional for parents. Parents should say goodbyes by 1pm


DEPARTURES & CHECK-OUT ! There!is!almost!as!much!to!do!on!closing!day!as!on!opening!day!!Please!allow!time!to! complete!the!process:! ! • All#Parents#are#invited#to#our#Camp#Horse#Show!from!9!a.m.!–!12!p.m.!at! the!barn.!The!show!is!optional,!but!encouraged!!Awards!in!the!school!Red! Room!(outside!the!Dining!Hall)!will!follow!the!Camp!show! ! • Please!note!that!we!cannot!release!a!camper!to!anyone!other!than!a!parent!or! legal!guardian,!or!to!an!adult!identified!by!the!parents!at!dropGoff.!Should! your!plans!change,!and!your!daughter!needs!to!be!picked!up!by!another! adult,!please!alert!the!Director!of!Summer!Programs!in!writing!! (summerprograms@sbschool.org)! ! • Lunch!follows!in!the!Dining!Hall!from!12!–!1!p.m..!Parents!who!attend!our! Camp!Horse!Show!are!welcome! ! • Following!lunch,!parents!and!campers!should:! ! o Check!our!lost!&!found! o Pick!up!all!medications!from!the!staff!&!let!us!know!you!are!departing! o Register!for!camp!next!summer!!There!will!be!an!opportunity!to!sign! up!for!next!season’s!camp!at!a!reduced!rate! o Say!farewell!to!campers!and!staff! o Gather!campers’!belongings!and!pack!up!your!vehicle! ! • Campers!departing!via!car!service!to!an!airport!or!train!station!will!work! with!camp!staff!on!checkout!arrangements! ! ! ! ! !


WHAT TO BRING – BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP

Required Items: Water Bottle Sunscreen ASTM approved Helmet Paddock or Tall Boots Notebook or Journal Riding breeches are suggested for daily riding. Jeans or long pants also work. No shorts for riding, please! Personal Items: 2 weeks of clothing t-shirts shorts undergarments socks Rain Gear (jacket, boots)! Robe (night clothes, shower shoes) Swimsuit & swim towel Sneakers Sweatshirt Baseball Hat (hat with visor)! Linens Pillow Pillowcase Sheets Blanket or sleeping bag Towels (facecloth and bath towel) Show Clothes (for end of camp show) Backpack (highly recommended)

Miscellaneous: Dopp kit or shower caddy Toiletries Deodorant Toothpaste Soap Shampoo, etc Sanitary products !Laundry detergent quarters for machines laundry bag !Stationary (stamps, pens, notebook) Reading material Small Fan (highly recommended) Alarm Clock (not a cell phone!) At Parents’ Discretion: Cell Phone for limited, supervised use after dinner for calling home Items for tie-dying: white shirts, pillowcases, etc Please Do NOT Bring: Cooking appliances /Hot pots Refrigerators Televisions, Stereos Air conditioners Portable DVD players or Laptops iPods Riding Sneakers Video Cameras Racy / gossip magazines (Cosmo, etc)

Please note: We strongly discourage campers from bringing valuables to camp, such as jewelry, computers, iPods or other expensive items. The camp cannot be held responsible for loss or damage that occurs to these items. All cash or money can be held by the Camp “Bank” for campers to sign out as needed.


A WORD ABOUT MEDICATIONS & HEALTH

Being!a!riding!camp,!we!take!campers’!health!and!safety!very!seriously.!As!you!likely! know,!riding!involves!some!risk.!To!minimize!risks,!we!operate!with!experienced! instructors,!supervise!campers!closely,!and!make!sure!our!staff!members!are!trained! in!first!aid!and!CPR.!We!maintain!a!good!relationship!with!a!medical!clinic!about!5! minutes!from!our!equestrian!center!in!case!an!injury!needs!an!evaluation.! ! HEALTH FORMS! Massachusetts!requires!us!to!have!a!current!health!form!to!accept!care!for!your! child.!You!can!also!use!your!child’s!current!school!health!form,!provided!it!covers! most!of!the!same!information!(notably!your!daughter’s!vaccination!history).!Please! note!that!in!order!to!be!up!to!date,!your!daughter’s!last!physical!exam!should!be! within!24!months!of!the!start!date!of!camp.! ! SHARING INFORMATION! In!order!to!care!for!your!child!effectively,!it’s!vital!that!parents!be!forthright!with!all! pertinent!information!about!their!camper’s!health.!If!your!daughter!needs!extra!help! to!understand!directions,!follow!rules,!or!needs!any!sort!of!extra!support!with!her! health,!please!alert!our!staff.!We!will!handle!all!health!information!with!discretion! and!use!that!information!only!to!help!support!your!daughter!in!the!program.! ! MEDICATIONS! At!checkGin,!one!of!our!school!nurses!will!be!on!site!to!take!any!medications!and!to! screen!health!forms.!If!your!child!will!need!medications!while!staying!with!us,! please!make!sure!they!are!turned!in!on!opening!day!in!their!original!containers!with! the!pharmacy!script!unaltered!on!the!label.!Please!also!be!sure!we!have!enough! medication!to!dispense!for!the!duration!of!your!child’s!stay!at!camp.!Should!your! child!need!any!overGtheGcounter!medications,!please!make!sure!they!are!noted!on! the!medical!form!(signed!by!a!physician)!you!submit!to!the!school.! ! According!to!state!law,!we!are!not!allowed!to!have!students!keep!their!own! medications!in!the!program.!An!adultGonGduty!will!dispense!medications!according! to!the!schedule!and!instructions!from!our!school!nurse.! ! Students!who!need!the!support!of!emergency!medications,!such!as!an!epiGpen!or! inhaler,!may!carry!their!own!medications!as!long!as!their!physician!can!certify!they! are!able!to!safely!selfGadminister.!We!also!ask!that!parents!supply!the!school!with!a! backGup,!in!case!the!inhaler!or!epiGpen!is!misplaced.! ! Some!campers!take!a!“medication!vacation”!over!the!summer!months!at!the!advice! of!her!physician.!In!a!new!environment!where!students!are!learning!rules,! processing!new!lessons!each!day,!and!needing!to!be!extra!attentive!to!safety,!this! may!not!be!advisable.!We!recommend!that!our!families!keep!this!in!mind,!as!well!as!


the!increased!time!spent!outdoors!and!active!in!consulting!with!doctors!about! continuing!meds!at!camp.! ! ILLNESS# In!the!event!that!your!child!becomes!ill!in!our!care,!we!will!allow!them!time!to!rest,! hydrate!and!recover.!Our!staff!are!prepared!to!work!with!routine!scrapes,!bruises,! twisted!ankles,!homesickness,!headaches!and!stomachGaches.!In!the!event!that!a! child!shows!symptoms!for!24!hours!or!needs!to!stay!in!our!infirmary,!we!will! consult!parents!and!either!send!children!home!or!out!to!the!clinic!for!evaluation.! Parents!should!not!expect!a!call!on!minor!health!concerns.! ! FALLS# Falls!are!a!particular!concern!with!any!riding!program.!Our!policy!is!to!contact! parents!for!an!update!if!their!child!experiences!a!fall,!whether!she!is!merely!startled! and!uninjured,!or!needs!an!evaluation!at!the!clinic.!Should!a!girl!hit!her!head!in!a!fall,! we!are!particularly!cautious!about!the!need!for!observation!and!evaluation,!which! may!limit!a!girl’s!participation!in!riding!and!swimming,!depending!on!the!clinic’s! recommendations.! ! SUPERVISION During!your!child’s!stay,!your!child!will!be!under!the!supervision!of!program!staff! who!are!trained!in!basic!first!aid!and!CPR.!Our!nurse!will!be!in!at!the!start!of!each! session!to!screen!health!forms,!hear!concerns!and!set!up!the!medication! administration!schedule.!An!experienced!administrator!(in!most!instances!our! Director!of!Summer!Programs)!will!oversee!dispensing!medications!and!caring!for! campers!who!may!fall!ill.!Should!you!have!any!questions!or!concerns!during!your! child’s!stay,!please!direct!them!to!the!Director!of!Summer!Programs.!! ! !

CONTACTING YOUR CHILD ! POST While!your!child!is!at!camp,!you!can!send!her!letters!or!care!packages!to:! ! [YOUR#CHILD]# STONELEIGHDBURNHAM#SUMMER#PROGRAMS# BONNIE#CASTLE#RIDING#CAMP! 574!Bernardston!Road! Greenfield,!MA!!01301G1100! ! Mail!typically!arrives!midGmorning,!and!we!sort!it!and!hand!it!out!after!lunch.!We! ask!that!parents!refrain!from!mailing!food!to!campus!out!of!sensitivity!to!our! campers!with!allergies.!


! EMAIL For!parents!who!live!out!of!the!area!or!whose!children!will!only!be!with!us!for!a!few! days,!it!may!be!helpful!to!send!a!oneGway!email.!Emails!can!be!sent!to! summerprograms@sbschool.org,2and!should!have!your!child’s!name!in!the!header.! We!will!print!them!out!and!deliver!them!with!the!mail!after!lunch.!Please!avoid! forwarding!lengthy!attachments,!and!remember!that!campers!cannot!reply!to!you! via!email.! ! PHONE Parents!should!not!phone!their!campers!during!the!program.!Generally,!campers! will!be!out!busy!with!riding!activities,!making!friends,!and!having!good!experiences! at!camp.!Particularly!for!campers!who!experience!some!homesickness,!speaking! with!a!parent!can!make!the!camp!experience!much!more!difficult.! ! This!year,!we!will!allow!cell!phones!for!campers!who!are!traveling!to!camp!without! their!parents,!or!those!who!may!need!the!support!of!a!weekly!phone!call!home.!Staff! will!hold!phones!throughout!the!day!in!a!secure!storage!area,!and!will!make!them! available!for!supervised!use!during!a!brief!period!after!dinner!for!parent!calls.! ! If!you!have!questions!about!your!child’s!experience!at!camp,!or!need!to!reach!your! child!during!an!emergency,!we!ask!that!you!contact!the!Director!of!Summer! Programs.!Especially!when!making!travel!arrangements!or!conveying!concerns,!it’s! important!that!our!staff!are!in!the!loop!! ! VISITORS We!are!not!prepared!to!accept!visitors!to!the!program.!Please!help!wellGmeaning! friends!and!relatives!understand!this.!Due!to!security!concerns,!campers!in!our!care! can!only!have!contact!with!school!staff,!campers,!and!parents!identified!at! registration.!Anyone!interested!in!learning!more!about!StoneleighGBurnham,!or!who! would!like!to!arrange!a!tour!should!contact!the!Summer!Programs!office.! ! !

ADJUSTING TO CAMP & FOLLOWING THE RULES ! HOMESICKNESS Most!campers!take!to!camp!like!fish!to!water.!StoneleighGBurnham!is!a!fun! atmosphere,!supportive,!and!always!under!the!eye!of!experienced!staff.!Still,!it!is! normal!for!campers!to!experience!some!homesickness!as!they!try!out!a!new! environment!away!from!home.!If!children!appear!homesick,!we!will!work!with!them! to!ease!anxieties,!provide!comfort,!and!facilitate!lots!of!activity!and!friendships.! Most!campers!respond!positively!within!a!few!days.! !


If!you!receive!a!“distress!letter”!or!an!upset!phone!call!in!the!early!dates!of!camp,! don’t!panic!!Please!contact!our!Director!of!Summer!Programs!to!make!sure!we!are! aware!of!the!situation.!As!hard!as!it!may!be,!avoid!the!initial!temptation!to!request!a! phone!call!or!frequent!checkGin!with!your!child!(or!immediately!come!to!pick!them! up!).!The!sound!of!a!parent’s!voice!can!provide!temporary!comfort,!but!can!set!back! progress!acclimating!to!camp.! ! If!a!child!is!homesick!for!more!than!a!day!or!two,!we!will!contact!parents!to!report! on!progress,!and!discuss!a!strategy.!Campers!talking!to!a!parent!may!prove!helpful,! but!should!happen!with!a!little!preparation.! ! ! BEHAVIOR CONCERNS Similarly,!most!campers!are!able!to!easily!work!with!our!rules.!At!StoneleighG Burnham!Summer!Programs!we!ask!all!campers!to:! ! • Be!kind!and!friendly!to!fellow!campers!(no!putGdowns!and!excluding!others)! • Be!respectful!and!follow!directions!of!camp!staff! • Make!safe!decisions! • Keep!wellGgroomed! • Remain!in!supervised!areas!at!all!times! • Keep!to!their!own!rooms!and!belongings,!unless!invited!in!with!the!door! open! • Alert!adults!if!there!is!a!problem!or!concern! • Be!honest! ! If!we!find!campers!are!not!cooperating!with!rules,!we!address!minor!infractions! with!reminders!and!warnings.!Persistent!issues!may!warrant!a!call!home.!Campers! who!act!out,!defy!adults,!or!pose!a!safety!concern!to!themselves!or!others!may!need! to!be!sent!home!early.!Campers!who!bring!tobacco,!weapons,!drugs!or!alcohol!to!our! campus!will!be!dismissed!from!the!program.! ! Behavior!concerns!are!very!rare!at!StoneleighGBurnham.!The!above!list!is!here!to! help!parents!understand!our!expectations!and!approach.!Campers!who!encounter! others!who!test!limits!or!need!reminders!should!allow!staff!to!address!concerns,! with!the!trust!and!understanding!that!staff!will!need!to!exercise!discretion,!fairness,! compassion!and!sensitivity.! ! Campers!who!are!sent!home!early!are!not!eligible!for!refunds.! ! ! !


LIVING AT STONELEIGH-BURNHAM ! At!StoneleighGBurnham!School,!our!campers!live!in!dormitories!supervised!by!our! liveGin!staff.!Our!dormitory!staff!includes!alumni!and!collegeGage!counselors!and! yearGround!resident!faculty!G!all!living!on!the!hallway.!Students!should!plan!on! sharing!a!room!with!one!roommate,!and!using!common!bathroom!facilities.! ! We!pair!girls!according!to!age!just!a!few!days!before!camp!starts.!There!is!usually! not!time!to!share!roommate!assignments!prior!to!arrival,!as!late!additions!to!the! program!can!quickly!affect!the!plan.! ! We!usually!find!it!best!to!avoid!rooming!requests!between!girls!who!know!one! another!from!home.!This!can!result!in!girls!being!slow!to!reach!out!and!find!new! friendships!at!camp.!Still,!some!parents!and!campers!feel!the!need!for!their!daughter! to!start!off!at!camp!with!the!comfort!a!familiar!face,!and!we!will!do!our!best!to!honor! rooming!requests!provided!they!come!from!both!families!and!in!writing!to!the! Director!of!Summer!Programs!in!advance!of!June!15.!Campers!who!are!anxious! about!an!unfamiliar!roommate!should!know!that!while!roommates!share!living! spaces,!most!of!the!socializing!at!camp!happens!in!the!program!or!out!in!the! dormitory!common!rooms.!Most!time!spent!in!a!room!will!be!for!sleeping!! ! Campers!will!be!issued!a!room!key!on!the!opening!day!of!camp,!and!will!be! responsible!for!keeping!their!room!locked!during!the!day.!Most!campers!carry!their! keys!on!a!lanyard.!Our!staff!will!inspect!rooms!each!day!to!make!sure!they!are!being! kept!tidy,!that!dirty!laundry!is!separate!from!the!clean!stuff,!and!that!campers!are! tending!to!personal!needs!like!brushing!teeth!and!showering.! ! !

BOOKSTORE AND CAMPER ACCOUNTS ! During!the!summer,!we!have!a!campus!bookstore!that!will!be!open!for!periodic! purchases.!It’s!a!great!resource!should!your!daughter!run!out!of!toothpaste!or!need! stamps!to!mail!a!letter!or!postcard.!The!bookstore!also!offers!StoneleighGBurnham! branded!clothing!items.!We!will!also!have!backpacks!and!shirts!for!tieGdying!for! roughly!$10.!Your!daughter!may!also!wish!to!have!some!spending!money!during! weekend!offGcampus!trips.! ! On!opening!day,!there!will!be!an!opportunity!to!leave!a!cash!allowance!for!your! daughter,!which!our!staff!will!keep!locked!up,!but!available!each!day!for!use!in!the! store.!We!recommend!leaving!enough!money!for!some!bookstore!purchases,!and! more!if!she!would!like!“big!items”!like!sweatshirts,!etc.! !


BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP – 2014 TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE SUNDAY!

MONDAY!

TUESDAY!

WEDNESDAY!

THURSDAY!

FRIDAY!

SATURDAY!

! Registration+Day! or! Mid.session! Schedule!

Breakfast! 1st!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson!

Breakfast! 1st!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective!

Breakfast! 1st!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective!

Breakfast! 1st!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective!

Breakfast! 1st!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective!

10:30511:45!

BRUNCH!

2nd!Period!–! Riding!or!Lesson!

12:004–412:45!

All!Camp! Activity! All!Camp! Activity! All!Camp! Activity!

Lunch!

2nd!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Lunch!

2nd!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Lunch!

2nd!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Lunch!

2nd!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Lunch!

Breakfast! 9:004–4Noon4 Camp!Horse! Show!or! Gymkhana! (mid.session)! !

Rest/Bank/Mail!

Rest/Bank/Mail!

Rest/Bank/!Mail! Rest/Bank/!Mail! Rest/Bank/!Mail!

3rd!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! 4th!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! Younger4than4 12:49!PM! 12513:!9:30!PM4 144&4up:410!PM! Younger4than4 12:49:30!PM! 12513:!10!PM4 144up:410:30! PM!

3rd!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! 4th!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! Younger4than4 12:4 9!PM! 12513:!9:30!PM4 144&4up:410!PM! Younger4than4 12:49:30!PM! 12513:!10!PM4 144up:410:30! PM!

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12:4551:45! 2:0053:15! 3:3054:45!

All!Camp! Activity!

5:304546:15! 6:15457:15!

Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! Younger4than4 12:49!PM! 12513:!9:30!PM4 144&4up:410!PM!

3rd!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! 4th!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! Younger4than4 12:49!PM! 12513:!9:30!PM4 144&4up:410!PM!

Younger4than4 12:49:30!PM! 12513:!10!PM4 144up:410:30! PM!

Younger4than4 12:49:30!PM! 12513:!10!PM4 144up:410:30! PM!

7:3059:004 ! In4rooms,4 divided4by4age!

Lights4out,4 divided4age!

3rd!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! 4th!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! Younger4than4 12:49!PM! 12513:!9:30!PM4 144&4up:410!PM!

3rd!Period!–! Riding!or!Barn! Lesson! 4th!Period!–! Riding!or! Elective! Dinner! Free!Time! ! Rm.!Inspection! 7:454–494PM4 Campus!Activity! ! All!campers! 104PM!–!In! rooms!and!quiet!

Younger4than4 12:49:30!PM! 12513:!10!PM4 144up:410:30! PM!

4 10:304–!Lights! out!!

Lunch! 12:004–41:00! ! 1:004–45:004PM4 Special! Activities! ! Dinner! Free!Time! 7:304–4104PM4 Special!Evening! ! All!campers! 104PM!–!In! rooms!and! quiet.! ! 10:304–!Lights! out!!


SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL CAMPERS

• All participants must have the required immunizations. Please carefully check the immunization requirements on the health forms; we must receive verification of immunizations by June 15. • All participants must carry health insurance with a US-based or affiliated provider. If your health insurance does not meet these criteria, you will be required to purchase coverage for the time your daughter is at camp. Stoneleigh-Burnham School can assist you with arranging for short-term insurance coverage for a very modest fee; please call 413-774-2711 and speak with the business office. • For participants whose first language is not English, please know that our instructors are not bilingual. Girls should have a relative degree of comfort in English prior to arriving on campus. • Massachusetts can be very warm and humid in the summer. Girls will be most comfortable in short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts. When they are not riding, participants will likely want to wear shorts although they are required to have their legs covered when they ride. Sleepwear should also be light and comfortable. It can be rainy and cool at times, so a light sweater and a rain jacket are also suggested. • The sun is strong and at times there are mosquitoes; our school store sells both bug spray and sunscreen. Girls should also carry water with them at all times; they may either bring a water bottle or buy one at the store. • Girls will need to bring their own pillows, sheets, towels, and a light blanket. • For calling home, please send your daughter with a calling card for international calls. There are phones on the corridor where she can both make and receive calls. For participants whose home is in a different time zone, please be conscious of the girls’ busy schedule when planning phone calls, and please let us know if you’d like to try to arrange to speak to your daughter at a time other than the free times listed on the camp schedule. • Please make sure we know of your daughter’s arrival and departure plans, including flight numbers and name and contact information for her transportation service if she is not traveling with you, and please make sure we have a way to contact you on her travel days. Again, please be aware that campers must arrive and depart on the first and last days of the sessions unless your daughter is staying for a second session as we cannot accommodate early arrivals or late departures. • Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us with any questions!


HORSE&INFORMATION&SHEET&

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If!you!plan!to!bring!your!own!horse!or!pony!to!camp,!please!fill!out!the!following!sheet!and! return!it!with!your!other!paperwork.!!Please!attach!a!check!with!the!total!board!for!your!horse! for!the!time!s/he!will!be!lodging!at!camp.!!Board!is!$500!per!session!per!horse;!additional!days! before!or!after!the!session!are!charged!at!$50!per!day.! ! Camper’s!Name:!_____________________________________________________! Address:!____________________________________________________________! Phone:!!!!!____________________________________________________________! Horse’s!Name:!_______________________________________________________! Age:!_______________!

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Date!of!Arrival:!__________________________________________________! Date!of!Departure:!________________________________________________! If!horse!is!insured,!please!provide!name!of!insurer!and!policy!number.! _________________________________________________________________! Date!Last!Shod:!__________________________________________________________! Stall!or!Turnout!Vices:!____________________________________________________! Vaccination!History:! !

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! Current!Veterinarian!Name!and!Phone:!______________________________________________! Special!Feed!Instructions:!! Other!Relevant!Information:! ! Note:!A!$200!emergency!fund!must!be!left!with!the!camp!office!upon!horse’s!arrival.!!This!fund! will!cover!any!unexpected!shoeing!or!veterinary!needs!while!the!horse!is!at!camp.!!The!unused! balance!will!be!refunded!upon!horse’s!departure.!


Bonnie&Castle&Riding&Camp& Summer&2013&Photo&Release&Form! !

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! ! I!hereby!grant!Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!the!unrestricted!right!to!use!photographs! taken!of!my!daughter!in!association!with!Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!or!those!in!which! she!may!be!included!with!fellow!riders!or!counselors!for!use!in!any!publication!or! website!that!Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!or!StoneleighWBurnham!School!may!produce!for! its!recruiting,!development,!advertising!and/or!public!relations!needs.! ! I!also!grant!the!Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!the!right!to!reuse!and!republish!the!same!in! whole!or!in!part,!individually!or!in!conjunction!with!other!photography!as!it!relates!to! Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!or!StoneleighWBurnham!School.! ! I!hereby!release!and!discharge!Bonnie!Castle!Riding!Camp!and!the!photographer!from! any!and!all!claims!and!demands!arising!out!of!or!in!connection!with!the!use!of!the! photographs,!including!without!limitation!any!and!all!claims!for!libel!or!invasion!of! privacy.! ! ! _________________________________________________________________________! Child’s!Name! ! ! _________________________________________________________________________! Parent!or!Legal!Guardian’s!name! ! ! _________________________________________________________________________! ! ! _________________________________________________________________________! ! Address! ! ! ! ! ___________________________________! Signature! ! ! ___________________________________! Date! Bonnie Castle Riding Camp 574$Bernardston$Road$ Greenfield,$MA$01301$


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Riding&Survey& Bonnie&Castle&Riding&Camp&Summer&2014&

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Are!you!able!to!groom!and!tack!up!on!your!own?!

Yes!

No!

Can!you!walk!–!trot!–!canter!in!a!group?!

Yes!

No!

Have!you!had!jumping!lessons?!

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The!usual!height!of!the!fences!is:!18”!(xWrails)!

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2W3x!per!week!

! When!is!the!last!time!you!rode?!_____________________________________________! ! If!you!have!shown!–!write!the!names!of!the!classes!you!usually!enter:!! _______________________________________________________________________! ! What!kind!of!horse!do!you!typically!ride!at!home!or!in!lessons?! _______________________________________________________________________! ! Returning&Campers:& Name!of!the!horse!you!rode!last!year:!_________________________________________!

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Bonnie&Castle&Riding&Camp& Summer&2014&Special&Permissions&Form!

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From!time!to!time,!StoneleighWBurnham!Summer!Programs!will!offer!offWcampus!trips! for!campers!ranging!from!trips!to!the!ice!cream!stand!to!trips!to!nearby!horse!shows!and! events.!!On!these!excursions,!campers!will!be!supervised!at!all!times!by!staff!members! and!will!be!required!to!adhere!to!all!appropriate!safety!recommendations!that!pertain!to! the!activity!in!order!to!participate.!!Campers!are!not!permitted!to!leave!campus!except! on!allWcamp!excursions!or!with!a!parent/guardian!or!other!authorized!person.! ! Some!trips!may!involve!an!entrance!fee!or!ticket!fee.!!These!trips!will!take!place!on!midW session!Saturdays!and/or!Sundays.!!In!the!event!of!an!entrance!fee,!that!fee!will!be! charged!to!the!camper’s!bank!account.! ! All!offWcampus!trips!will!require!students!to!travel!by!bus!or!van!from!the!campus.!!All! drivers!and!vehicles!will!be!properly!inspected!and!insured,!and!all!drivers!will!be! properly!authorized!by!either!StoneleighWBurnham!School!or!an!approved! transportation!company.!!! ________________________________________________________________________! ! PLEASE&READ&THE&FOLLOWING&CAREFULLY&AND&CIRCLE&THE&APPROPRIATE& RESPONSE.& ! I!DO&/&DO&NOT&(please!circle!one)!give!my!daughter!____________________________!permission! to!participate!in!supervised!offWcampus!trips!during!her!time!at!camp.!!! ! I!DO&/&DO&NOT&(please!circle!one)!give!permission!to!the!camp!director!to!deduct!any! entrance!or!ticket!fees!from!my!daughter’s!account!for!trips!in!which!she!participates.! ! I!DO&/&DO&NOT&(please!circle!one)!give!my!daughter!____________________________!permission! to!watch!movies!rated!PGW13!that!are!selected!by!the!camp.! ! ! ________________________________________________!! ! ! ____________________________! Name!of!Parent/Guardian! ! ! ! ! ! ! Date! ! ! ! ! ! Bonnie Castle Riding Camp 574$Bernardston$Road$ Greenfield,$MA$01301$


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Summer&2014&& Travel,&Rooming&and&Special&Circumstances&Form!

______________________________________________________________! ! !!!!Participant’s!Name! ! Special&Circumstances:!!Is!there!any!person(s)!who!should!not!be! visiting/contacting!this!participant!while!she!is!here!with!us?! ! ! Travel&Permission:!!Who!will!be!dropping!off!&!picking!up!your!child!from!camp?! Please!list!names!and!if!not!a!legal!guardian,!their!relationship!to!you.! ! ! ! Please!list!here!the!names!of!anyone!who!might!be!visiting!in!your!place!–!such!as!a! friend!or!relative!at!our!final!horse!show.!! ! ! ! Alternate&Contact&Info:!!Please!write!the!dates,!locations,!and!phone!numbers!for! your!summer!travel!if!they!differ!from!contact!information!contained!in!your! daughter’s!registration.!!This!will!allow!us!to!contact!you!in!an!emergency!if!you!are! traveling!during!your!daughter’s!stay!with!us.! ! ! ! Dietary&Concerns:!Please!advise!us!about!any!dietary!concerns,!food!allergies,!or! need!for!vegetarian!or!specialized!meal!options.! ! ! ! Other&Requests:!!If!there!is!anything!else!we!should!know!about!your!daughter!that! will!help!us!provide!a!wonderful!summer!experience!(including!a!roommate! request!),!please!explain!here.!!Please!use!the!back!if!necessary.! & & & _______________________________________________& & & ________________________& Parent&or&Guardian&Signature& & & & & Date& & Bonnie Castle Riding Camp 574$Bernardston$Road$ Greenfield,$MA$01301$

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Bonnie Castle Riding Camp Parent Handbook  

A guide for parents and participants of Bonnie Castle Riding Camp at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

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