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Summer Day Camp

Give your kids or grandkids a real country adventure this summer!

At Riley’s Farm Summer Day Camp , campers age 6-14 explore a working apple farm and living history field trip destination in scenic Oak Glen while building friendships and learning through experience.

  • Campers learn to shoot archery (age 8+) and throw tomahawks, take nature hikes and hay rides through the orchards, and play outside while breathing in the fresh Oak Glen air.
  •  Kids enjoy a field-to-table experience when they pick ripe farm-fresh produce to enjoy as a healthy snack, and they get hands-on experience tending our goats and sheep.  They’ll also meet the horses and cows – and even have the chance to make fresh butter.
  • Young adventurers can try gold panning, orienteering, fencing  and treasure hunting!

Summer Day Camp offers a postive, family-friendly farm environment and plenty of opportunities for kids to experience real country adventure close to home.  This fun, dynamic program has gained great popularity with our campers and their families, who return year after year.

This year – due to popular demand – our campers  will be taking over the historic 1880s Packing Shed theater and making it our new home base!  The Packing Shed provides an exclusive banquet hall for our campers while allowing ample room for making crafts… and we’re now able to the perform songs and skits on the main stage during our Friday Farewell Pizza Party!

Summer Day Camp 2015

Week 1     June 15-19

Week 2     June 22-26

Week 3     July 13-17

Week 4     July 20-24

 

Camp Hours:

Monday – Thursday  9:00-3:30 and Friday 9:00-2:00

 

Itinerary

Monday-Thursday

9:00-9:15 am        Welcome

9:15-12:00 pm      Farm activities (with an emphasis on experiental learning opportunities)

12:00-1:00 pm      Lunch in the historic 1880s Packing Shed

1:00-3:15 pm         Free time (art, crafts, drama, games, and sports)

3:30 pm                   Pick-up

Friday

9:00-9:15 am         Welcome

9:15-11:00 am        Archery and tomahawk throwing contests

11:00 – 12:00 pm   Water games

12:00 pm                  Pizza party in the Packing Shed

1:30 pm                    Awards ceremony, art exhibit, and camper contributions (parents are welcome!)

2:00 pm                    Farewell

FAQ

AGE REQUIREMENTS

What is the age range for attendees? Campers age 6-14 may attend Summer Day Camp.

I have a 5 1/2 year old and he/she really wants to go to Day Camp.  If their older sibling is already registered to attend, can I send the younger child as well?  Yes, provisionally.  An older sibling at camp is the prerequisite for their registration.  The Camp Directors do reserve the right to determine whether or not a young camper is able to continue with the week’s program based on his/her behavior on the first day of camp.

MEALS AND DIETARY NEEDS

Are meals included? Yes! Regular hours include lunch and snacks (morning and afternoon). Campers will feast on tasty and nutritious delights from the on-site restaurant and bakery.  Some favorites include: chicken drumsticks, quesadillas, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizza, and apple pie.  Click HERE to see the sample menu.
What if my child has a food allergy or other dietary need? First, we ask that you advise your booking agent when you make the reservation so that our staff is aware. Second, include details on your HEALTH & REGISTRATION FORMS and advise the Health Supervisor at check in.  Finally, we will make every effort to offer a second/alternative menu option whenever possible. You are more than welcome to provide supplemental food for your camper at your discretion.

CURRICULUM

What will campers learn? Summer Day Camp 2015 curriculum is based on five themes: Farm Livin’Game DayGold Rush AdventurePirate Day, and Water Day.  Some activities and lessons include:  archery (offered for campers ages 8+), tomahawk throwing, treasure hunting, map-reading and orienteering, animal tending, berry picking,  gold panning (supply and demand), crafts, art, music, and drama.

PAYMENT

How can I pay?  We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards.  We also accept cash, and a personal check is also acceptable for payments made at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Do I have to pay in full?   A non-refundable $50 deposit is required at the time of booking for each camper who will attend. The remaining balance must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Do you have scholarships available?   Riley’s Farm Summer Day Camp offers up to 50% scholarships for campers in need of financial assistance. Our scholarship fund is limited and scholarships are awarded on a “first come-first served” basis.  Click HERE for the Scholarship Application Form.

 

RATIO  &  ENROLLMENT LIMITS

What is the ratio of campers to staff?   The ratio of campers to staff is 5 to 1.

How many campers do you accept per week?   We will accept up to 150 campers per week.

Will a week be cancelled due to low registration or enrollment? What is the minimum number of campers required?   We reserve the right to cancel due to low registration, though that circumstance is not likely. The minimum number of campers required is 20.

ATTIRE & ACCOUTREMENTS

What should my child wear? Guests should dress in cool clothing appropriate for outdoor summer adventure. Jeans/pants or shorts are best.  Long pants are not required.  Tennis shoes or sneakers are the best form of footwear, since campers will be hiking on dirt trails and playing outdoors. Overall, stick with cotton and leave at home that which you don’t want getting dirty.

Can my child bring a cell phone or any electronic device?   No. Our farm camp experience is based on respect and appreciation of nature, farming, and American history.  We give campers the opportunity to experience country life without technological interruption.

What should my child bring?
  • A change of clothing and extra shoes/socks tend to come in handy, as does a good sun hat. Water will be provided to campers throughout the day, but water bottles are highly recommended. Campers need not bring food, unless they want extra snacks.
  • Please provide medication and detailed instructions if you would like the staff to administer any prescription or over-the-counter meds during the day. Kindly advise the office when you register if your camper has any allergies.
  • The colonial bakery window and Barn General Store will be open during the week, so campers may bring money to purchase mementos and pies, caramel apples, old fashioned bottled sodas, beef jerky, and other goodies.
  • On Fridays, we recommend that all campers dress normally and bring the following for Water Day:  a towel, bathing suit or swimming trunks, water shoes (if desired) or flip-flops.

GOOD COMPANY

My child is coming with a friend. Will they be in the same group? Yes!  You can request your camper’s buddy on the registration paperwork.  We will do our best to honor mutual buddy requests submitted to the office at least two weeks prior to camp.  Be aware that some activities require us to break into smaller groups for short time periods.

SAFETY AND QUALIFICATIONS

What type of qualifications and experience does your staff have? Our staff is comprised of career educators, historians, athletes, and artists with extensive experience and thorough training.  All staff have passed the background check and are trusted members of the Riley’s Farm cast.  Counselors maintain current First Aid and Adult/Infant/Child CPR training and certification through the American Red Cross, as well as Food Handler’s Certification through the County of San Bernardino.  We have two certified Health Supervisors on staff year-round.  
Do you have emergency response plans? Yes, we have an extensive employee manual and training program to help us deal with all possible situations, including medical, fire, earthquakes, uninvited guests and wildlife.
What are your disciplinary procedures/expectations of campers? We begin each week with a brief meeting with our campers, wherin we advise them of all of our policies and expectations. We communicate that they are in place to ensure everyone’s safety and fun. Campers are advised that a first offense will result in a verbal reminder of what the rule is, and how it was broken. Second timers will receive a short break from the group, in a safe, supervised location, to give them a moment to consider what has transpired and how they may change their behavior. A third offense will result in a phone call to a parent/relative. Repeated behavioral issues beyond a phone call will result in a child being sent home for a day or more.  Since our focus is the safety and fun for all, we do everything we can to prevent issues before they arise.

LOCATION

How do I get there?  From Los Angeles & Points West:  Take the I-10 or the I-60 toward Palm Springs. Exit on Beaumont Avenue. Turn Left and proceed approximately nine miles (Beaumont Avenue will become Oak Glen Road).  After you see the apple-shaped sign that reads “Welcome to Oak Glen” look for the large, red-lettered “Riley’s Farm” sign on the right hand side of the road.   From Palm Springs and Points East: Take the I-10 west towards Los Angeles. Exit on Beaumont Avenue. Turn right and proceed approximately nine miles (Beaumont Avenue will become Oak Glen Road).  After you see the apple-shaped sign that reads “Welcome to Oak Glen” look for the large, red-lettered “Riley’s Farm” sign on the right hand side of the road.
Once I’m there, where do I go for check in? Enter the farm at the large, red-lettered “Riley’s Farm” sign. Please sign your camper in and out each day at the Packing Shed.  Only persons on the approved list (on registration form) will be allowed to pick up your camper, and we will check identification before releasing the camper.

Testimonials

 

About the Counselors…

“They were really nice and fun.”

 “They love coming to camp & seeing Miss Angela and Mr. Harmon!”

“You guys were great! I have to give it to you for patience with difficult campers!” “Mr. Harmon is so patient and appropriate developmentally for all three ages.”

“You guys were awesome camp counselors!”

“You were so nice. My kids loved you guys.”

About the Food…

“Loved that you provided a healthy lunch menu and midday snack.”

“The sandwiches are so good!”

“My favorite was the  the apple pie.”

“We mom’s enjoyed having pie for breakfast!”

“I thought it was great…They loved the snacks.”

General Applause…

“Thank you! My kids love Camp Riley.”

“They love coming to camp & seeing Miss Angela, Mr. Harmon, & Mr. Bradley! I tell everyone I can!”

“She absolutely loves to be at your camp and loves all of the people who run the camp.”

Reservations

Enjoy a 20% early booking discount on camp reservations made by January 17th, 2015.  Plus, receive a fresh 5-pound apple pie if you pay in full when booking!

Call Sheri Shields at (909) 790-8463  to make reservations ($50 deposit per camper due at time of booking).  Then click here to download the Registration and Medical Release Forms, which are required for every camper who attends and must be returned to the Camp Directors at least two weeks prior to camp.

Summer Day Camp tuition:  $260 per student

Additional sibling’s tuition:   $230 per student

Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks!

Summer Day Camp 2015

Week 1     June 15-19

Week 2     June 22-26

Week 3     July 13-17

Week 4     July 20-24

 

Camp Hours:

Monday – Thursday  9:00-3:30 and Friday 9:00-2:00