INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & CAMPERS SUMMER 2014
INTENSIVE 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 , firstname.lastname@example.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. INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP Marilyn Bennett directs the Intensive Riding Camp. 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. 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. Catherine Connor helps with overnight supervision of our Intensive Riding Campers and handles a lot of our parent communication. Catherine has been the heart of our summer staff teams for five years!
ARRIVALS & CHECK-IN
INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP: Arrive: Sunday, June 29th from 10 – 11 a.m. Depart: Friday, July 4th, 12 p.m. (following lunch) 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 / email@example.com) • 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
Parents should depart by 11. Those wishing to tour the site may see our Director of Summer Programs following good-byes.
DEPARTURES & CHECK-OUT There is almost as much to do on closing day as on opening day! Please allow time to complete the process: • Parents should pick up their camper at noon. Note: campers will have had lunch. • 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 drop-‐off. Should your plans change, and your daughter needs to be picked up by another adult, please alert the Director of Summer Programs in writing! (firstname.lastname@example.org) • 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 – INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP
Required Items: Water Bottle Sunscreen ASTM approved Helmet Tall Boots Notebook or Journal 3 pairs of breeches paddock boots Personal Items: 2 weeks of clothing t-shirts shorts undergarments socks Rain Gear (jacket, rain 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 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 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 check-‐in, 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 over-‐the-‐counter 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 adult-‐on-‐duty will dispense medications according to the schedule and instructions from our school nurse. Students who need the support of emergency medications, such as an epi-‐pen or inhaler, may carry their own medications as long as their physician can certify they are able to safely self-‐administer. We also ask that parents supply the school with a back-‐up, in case the inhaler or epi-‐pen 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 stomach-‐aches. 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] STONELEIGH-‐BURNHAM SUMMER PROGRAMS BONNIE CASTLE RIDING CAMP 574 Bernardston Road Greenfield, MA 01301-‐1100 Mail typically arrives mid-‐morning, 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 one-‐way email. Emails can be sent to email@example.com, and 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 well-‐meaning 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham, 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. Stoneleigh-‐Burnham 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 check-‐in 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 Stoneleigh-‐ Burnham Summer Programs we ask all campers to: • Be kind and friendly to fellow campers (no put-‐downs and excluding others) • Be respectful and follow directions of camp staff • Make safe decisions • Keep well-‐groomed • 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham. 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham School, our campers live in dormitories supervised by our live-‐in staff. Our dormitory staff includes alumni and college-‐age counselors and year-‐round resident faculty -‐ 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham branded clothing items. We will also have backpacks and shirts for tie-‐dying for roughly $10. Your daughter may also wish to have some spending money during weekend off-‐campus 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.
INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP 2014 SCHEDULE Move In Day – Sunday, June 29th 10:00 – 11:00 Registration & Move In 11:00 – 12:00 Organizational Meeting 12:00-‐1:00 Lunch 1:00-‐2:30 Lesson 1 2:30-‐3:15 – Horse Care (untack, groom, tack up next horse) 3:15-‐4:45 Lesson 2 5:30 6:00 Dinner 6:00-‐7:00 Free time on hallway 7:00-‐9:00 Class room time June 30 – July 3rd 7:30 Breakfast 9:00-‐11:00 Lesson 1 12:00 Lunch 1:00-‐2:30 Lesson 2 2:30-‐3:15 Horse care 3:15-‐4:45 Lesson 3 5:30 Dinner followed by free time 7:00-‐9:00 Evening Activity (Video/Barn Time/Lecture) 9:00-‐10:00 Free time 10:00 Bed July 4th 7:30 Breakfast 9:00-‐11:00 Final Lesson 12:00 Lunch
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.
Intensive Castle Riding Camp
Summer 2014 Photo Release Form
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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham 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
Intensive Riding Camp Summer 2014 Special Permissions Form
From time to time, Stoneleigh-‐Burnham Summer Programs will offer off-‐campus 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 all-‐camp 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 mid-‐ session Saturdays and/or Sundays. In the event of an entrance fee, that fee will be charged to the camper’s bank account. All off-‐campus 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 Stoneleigh-‐Burnham 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 off-‐campus 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 PG-‐13 that are selected by the camp. ________________________________________________ ____________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian Date Bonnie Castle Riding Camp 574 Bernardston Road Greenfield, MA 01301
Intensive Riding Camp
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