Camp Creative

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GET A HEAD START ON SUMMER PLANNING! Early Birds get $25 off per week.

Come be crafty with Inspiring Your Child at the Luina Greine Farm and Farm School in Groton, MA this summer! Campers will have a chance each day to create some fun art, move and groove around the farm, meet the animals, and so much more! Each week will have a different activity focus so please check out what we have to offer on the next page for our young friends this summer.

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Camp starts June 28th and runs Monday - Friday until July 30th.

We have offerings for Ages 5-8 and Ages 8-13.

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Group 1:  Ages 8-13: 9am - 3pm

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Group 2:  Ages 5-8: 9am - 3pm

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Price per week: $375 (early bird special: $350 until February 28th)

(Calling All Wizards Week has a $30 materials Fee)

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(AM and PM extended care is possible, please see camp information sheet for details.)

The full daily schedule can be found in the Camp Information Sheet Section. All camps include outdoor play time as the weather permits. In case of rain we will have access to areas under cover. Please read the Camp Information Sheet and Camp Policies and Procedures carefully.

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Options for weekly camp activities are listed in Section One below.

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Thank You for taking a look and we hope to see you at one of our art filled events!  - Ms. Liz and Ms. Julia

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Table of Contents:

One: Weekly Camp Themes by Age Group

Two: Camp Information Sheet

Three: Camp Policies & Procedures

Four: Camp Checklist

One: Weekly Camp Themes by Age Group

Options for weekly camp activities by age group:

Week One: June 28- July 2

Creature Features

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It’s all about animals for Group 1 (Ages 8-13) and Group 2 (Ages 5-8) as we explore the Luina Greine Farm and check out books by the Author Steve Jenkins, an award winning author of books about animals and their many features. Together we will examine the features of different creatures and then take some time to draw or otherwise craft them together. We can have some fun discussion about neat creature facts along the way. (Groups 1 and 2 will split into separate groups for art activities.)

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Week Two: July 5 - 9

Fabric Fusion (Group 1 only this week - ages 8-13)

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It’s all about Fabric in this camp! With an assortment of fabric materials from fleece to cotton T-shirts campers will learn basic sewing techniques, ways to decorate their fabric works of art, and how to make some fabric masterpieces without sewing at all!  Some of our projects include making our own pillows, a stuffed animal with a matching sleeping bag, bags to carry things, Sharpie tie dye shirts, and more. All sewing levels are welcome!

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Week Three: July 12 - 16

Group 1 (Ages 8-13) : Invent a Species

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This group of campers will be encouraged to invent their own mythical creatures from known animals and make them come alive through drawing, painting, 3D materials, and stories.

   

Group 2 (Ages 5-8): Rainbows, Monsters, and Paint Oh My!

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Group 2 will delve into the world of monsters, paint, and collage. We will explore STEAM color activities and some neat new ways to use paint to simply explore and be creative. We will use some of our paint creations to build 3D reptiles, to cut collage paper from, and to make rainbow monsters. We will let our imaginations run wild as we create our own monstrous art works.  

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Week Four: July 19-23

Calling All Wizards (Group 1 only this week - ages 8-13)

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Inspired by our favorite wizarding characters we will begin our week by being sorted into our houses. Once we have been sorted we will use a little artistic magic to create wands, snitches, spell books, and more. We will be sure to play wizarding games, cast spells, and go shopping in our favorite alley.

($30 Materials Fee for this camp)

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Week Five: July 26-30

Group 1 (Ages 8-13): Melted Crayons

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Melted Crayons create colorful and unique artworks. We will use a tool called a Cray-Pen to melt them and draw/paint with them. We will start with tool safety, then we will explore using the tool, using it to create a picture, and then planning and creating our own melted crayon art pieces.

     

Group 2 (Ages 5-8): Trucks, Cars, and Things That Go

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This camp is for our campers who love everything to do with things that move. We will have time to work with shapes to draw and paint things that go and also to create our own moving vehicle. Bring your trucks, tractors, and shovels as we will also get down for some fun in the dirt too!

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Two: Camp Information Sheet

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Contact Information:

Julia Borger-Green: Co Director                               Liz Breeman: Co Director

Phone: 617-501-2315                                               Phone: 603-714-4306

Email: inspiringthechild@gmail.com                         Email: GoingInCirclesStudio@gmail.com

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Shelly Sullivan: Owner Luina Greine Farm and Farm School

Phone: 978-790-5256

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Camp Hours: 9 am - 3 pm (Please see below for extended care options.)

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How to get to camp:

The beautiful Luina Greine Farm and Farm School is located right outside of Groton center!

Address: 65 Common Street, Groton, MA 01450

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EXTENDED CARE: All Ages

Extended care MUST be signed up for ahead of time. We would prefer sign up occur by the Friday before camp starts, but 24hr notice is acceptable. (We will not accept day of sign up.) If you are signing up before June 21st please book it on our website in the SIGN UP HERE section for camp. If you are booking after that please contact a Camp Director via email or phone call to get a Reserved Listing from us. Morning extended care is available from 7:30am - 9:00am for a rate of $10 per day (No drop offs before 7:30am please). Afternoon extended care is available until 5pm for $10 per day as well. (Please see our policy for late pickups) Extended care is NOT an extension of camp activities.  Please make a note on your camper registration form if you are interested in signing up for extended care (not official until booked online).

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MORNING DROP OFF

Camper drop off is to the right of the barn between 8:45am – 9:00am and then parents can circle around to exit. **An adult must check in with camp staff prior to leaving so we can sign your child in.** If you are running late, or your child will be absent from camp, please call and leave a message for Julia at 617-501-2315

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AM EXTENDED CARE DROP OFF (All Ages): If your camper is signed up for morning extended care, drop off is between 7:30am – 8:45am with the same rules as above.

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AFTERNOON PICK UP

Pick Up Time: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Campers will be picked up to the right of the barn and you can circle around to exit. Camp staff may only release your camper(s) to an adult who is listed on the pick up authorization section of their Camper Registration form. Please bring a photo ID with you every day to pick-up. We will not release campers to anyone not authorized on the Camper Registration form or who lacks a photo ID. It is your responsibility to inform the adults authorized to pick up that they will need to bring a photo ID with them in order to pick up your camper(s). After checking the photo ID, you must sign out your camper(s). Please see the Late Pickup Policy for details about late fees. ***We cannot release campers into their own custody or allow them to walk home, by law. No exceptions.

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PM EXTENDED CARE PICK UP (All Ages): All campers that are signed up for PM extended care may be picked up to the right of the barn between 3 - 5pm. Same pick up rules as above.

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EARLY PICK UPS & LATE ARRIVALS

If you are running late, or your child will be absent from camp, please call and leave a message for Julia at 617-501-2315. If you know of absences ahead of time, the sooner the Camp Directors know, the better. If you need to pick up your camper(s) earlier than 2:45 pm, please notify the Camp Directors at least 24 hours in advance and emergencies as soon as possible. This way we can ensure that your camper is packed up and ready to go when you arrive.

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LUNCHES & SNACKS

Campers must bring a bagged lunch to camp every day. Campers should also bring two snacks. (Campers who stay for PM extended care may want to pack an extra snack.) Please plan for meals that do not need refrigeration or to be heated up in a microwave. There are no vending machines on site. Please do not send your child to camp with soda and/or candy. Campers are allowed to have peanut butter and nut products in their lunches and snacks; we can accommodate any campers with allergies or other restrictions. All campers and staff are required to wash their hands before and after snack and lunch. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Liz or Julia.

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MEDICATIONS

Please list all medications on your Camper’s Registration form. On the first day of camp ALL medications must be given to and checked off by Liz or Julia with written documentation of use and it must be in the medication’s original container. Written documentation of dosage and medication instructions must include a physician’s and parent’s signature and be submitted for each medication. The medications will remain in a lock box for the entire week (unless other plans need to be made) and administered by a Camp Director. Medications will be returned to the parent/guardians at the end of the last day of camp.                -

***Your child will not be allowed to hold onto his or her own medication with the occasional exception of an inhaler (this is a case by case basis and needs to have prior approval from Julia or Liz).This includes over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Claritin, Vitamins, and medicated topical creams like Hydrocortisone, After-Bite, and Calamine lotion. We will not give any medications to your child without prior parental and physician’s permission for medications.

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GENERAL CAMP SCHEDULE:

7:30 – 9:00am – AM Extended care (Drop off starts at 7:30 am)

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8:45 – 9:00am – Camper drop off (both Groups) to the right of the barn.

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9:00 – 9:15am – Morning Meeting: Introductions, Ice-Breaker Activities, Starter Activities, and more.

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9:15 – 10:30am – Farm Activities: Campers will have the opportunity to meet the animals and maybe even get to feed and groom some of them depending on weather and what’s planned for the day.

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10:30 – 10:45am – Snack Break

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10:45 – 12:00pm – Morning Activity Block: Explorations, Activities, Games or Crafts

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12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch and Recess with options to join in Yoga, Games, or Stories

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1:00 – 2:30pm  Afternoon Activity Block: Explorations, Activities, Games or Crafts

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2:30 – 2:45pm – Clean Up and Closing Circle Begins at the barn until pick up.

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2:45 – 3:00pm – Pick Up to the right of the barn

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3:00 – 5:00pm - PM Extended Care

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Three: Camp Policies and Procedures

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REGISTRATION, PAYMENT & PAPERWORK

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  • CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS AND FINAL PAYMENT ARE DUE JUNE 7th.

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  • Pre-registration is required for all camp programs. Parents must FULLY complete the Camper Registration Form and turn it in by June 7th at the latest. This form can be downloaded from our Forms section on our website or snail mailed by request.

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  • When filling out the Camper Registration Form please be as honest and detailed as possible about any medical details or behaviors we should know about so that we can make the camp experience a positive one for your child, staff, and other campers. All medical and other personal information is kept strictly confidential.

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  • A Luina Greine Farm and Farm School Waiver Form must be filled out and may be found on our website in the Forms section. DUE June 7th

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  • HEALTH FORMS: We require your child’s immunization records, doctor’s authorization, and proof of a physical within the last 2 years (most doctors are familiar with this request and usually have a form they can easily produce for you!). We must receive these health records by June 21st. All medical and other personal information is kept strictly confidential.

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  • Payment can be made by check, cash, and on our website you can pay with your credit card. We ask that all final payments be made by June 7th. Late payment may result in losing your spot in the camp to someone on the wait-list. Please, please make sure your paperwork and payment is turned in on time or early so that we can plan and prepare for making camp as awesome as possible!

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CANCELLATIONS

If you must cancel your child’s camp registration, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible. Cancellations that occur more than 7 days prior to the start date of your registered camp week may be fully credited towards a future Inspiring Your Child, LLC event or you may choose to receive the money back in check form minus a 25% administrative fee. If a cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to the start date of your registered camp week then there are no refunds or credits. No refunds will be made in the case of “no shows,” late arrivals, early withdrawals, or camp dismissals due to misconduct (please see Camp Behavior Expectations). In the event that Inspiring Your Child, LLC  must cancel the program for whatever reason (bad weather, low enrollment, etc.), participants who have already paid will be offered the option of a credit toward a future program or a full refund.

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LATE PICK UP POLICY

Campers need to be picked up between 2:45 and 3:00 pm:

If a parent or authorized pickup person does not arrive or call within 5 minutes past the designated pick up time, staff will begin to call the authorized pick up contacts for the camper.

Late pick-up fee is $5.00 per 5 minute increments.

Example: Pick up time ends at 3:00 pm, if parent signs camper out at 3:05 pm, a $5.00 late fee will apply. If a parent signs their camper out at 3:28 pm, a $25.00 late fee will apply. Late fee payment is due immediately by cash or check.

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Overall Camp Behavior Expectations:  

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1. Be safe

a. Keep yourself safe

b. Be safe with others

c. Be safe with equipment and supplies

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2. Be respectful

a. To all campers and staff

b. To all public visitors

c. Camp/farm property and camp supplies

d. To the environment

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3. Be yourself and Have Fun!  :)

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*Our behavior expectations outline that we want our campers to be themselves and have fun but be safe too. We reserve the right to send home any camper whose behavior or actions puts themselves or others in harm’s way. The duration of the dismissal is up to the judgement of the Camp Directors. Camp dismissals due to misconduct will not be refunded.

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2021 Guidelines Regarding COVID-19

We all hope that by summer time this won’t be as much of an issue as it is now, but the reality is that even if all go as planned we will still be dealing with it in some way. Here is our plan to keep campers, their families, and our staff safe:

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  • We ask that all staff and/or campers stay home if they are feeling sick.

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  • Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as door knobs, faucets, equipment and more.

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  • Camp will not go off-site for field trips.

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  • There will be designated areas for lunch and snack by group.

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  • Every staff member and camper must have their temperature taken when arriving at camp. Any temperatures over 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit will be sent home.

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  • Campers and Staff must be residents of Massachusetts.

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  • Visitors during the day (including parents) are not permitted.

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  • Campers and staff are reminded to cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.

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  • All campers must bring their own filled water bottle labeled with their name on it.

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  • Campers and Staff will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer every time they switch activities.

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  • Staff will be required to use face coverings when interacting closely with others.

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  • Campers are asked to bring their own face coverings from home and will be asked to wear it in situations where 6 feet distancing cannot be met.

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  • Campers will place their belongings in a designated, marked area that is distanced appropriately by the phasing recommendations.

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  • Each camper will be given their own “kit” of equipment needed for certain activities.

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  • Staff will monitor Covid-19 regulations and guidelines for MA.

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Four: Camp Checklist

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Camp Creative 2021 Checklist

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Before Camp:

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  • Register online: InspiringTheChild.com (early bird special ends February 28th) or Call one of the Camp Directors to start registration on paper.

  • Complete and turn in all Forms:

    • Camper Registration Form - DUE June 7th

    • Health Forms from Physician - DUE June 21st

    • Luina Greine Farm and Farm School Waiver Form - Due June 7th

    • Medication Documentation (as needed) - to hand to Camp Director on 1st day

    • Sign Up for AM or PM Extended Care (as needed)

  • Final Payment DUE June 7th

  • Put together a bag to bring to camp (see below)

  • Please label EVERYTHING :)

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What to bring to camp:

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  • Backpack with camper’s name on it.

  • Lunch and two snacks (Please be aware that lunches cannot be refrigerated or heated up) (PM extended care: Bring extra snack.)

  • Reusable water bottle with name on it (Please pack enough water to last for a thirsty day, as we cannot refill bottles)

  • Wear closed toe shoes – NO FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED!

  • Extra complete set of clothing

  • Bathing Suit (optional for wet fun activities)

  • Plastic Bag for Wet or Dirty Items

  • A face covering

  • Medications that need to be taken/accessible during the camp day (This should also be included on the camper’s registration and health forms and handed directly to a Camp Director on arrival.)

  • Rain gear as needed (rain coat, rain pants, rain boots, etc.)

  • Sunscreen (Please apply sunscreen prior to drop-off as well)

  • Insect repellent (we will apply during camp to keep ticks away)

  • Sunglasses and/or hat

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What NOT to bring to Camp:

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× Cellphones (Both Camp Directors will have a phone.)

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× Electronics (digital cameras are allowed with parental permission)

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× Money

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× Knives or weapons of any kind

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× Fidget spinners and toys

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× Anything you wouldn’t want to get dirty or potentially harmed or lost

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