FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

This page should answer the majority of your questions, but if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at 

info@snidermountainranch.ca

or by phone at (506) 432-6362.

We will be sending out an email 2 weeks prior to your camp with all the information you should need, including packing list and directions.

FAQs for DAY CAMPS

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the state of emergency in New Brunswick, our procedures are subject to change in order to align with Public Health guidelines.

What should I do prior to the first day?

  • Please make sure you pay your deposit online or over the phone. If you have registered for multiple weeks, please contact us, and we will apply your multi-week discount ($15 off each additional week).

  • Cash payments will not be accepted at registration.

  • We also recommend going through the questions listed below will your child(ren) so they know what to expect.

What are the arrival procedures?

  • Arrival happens between 8 and 9am each day and will be set up as a "drive-through".

  • When you arrive, you will be directed through the main gates to the registration area. We ask that the ONLY person leaving the vehicle is the camper.

  • The camper will receive a temperature and symptom check each day upon arrival.

  • Your camper will then join their "bubble" and participate in some individual or small group activities while other campers arrive.

What is a "bubble"?

  • Bubbles help us ensure that proper physical distancing is being maintained.

  • Bubble size is determined by Government of New Brunswick guidelines. As of May 8, 2020, group size is restricted to 15 children, plus staff.

  • Your camper will be assigned to a bubble, which includes other campers and a staff member.

  • Physical distancing will not need to be maintained within each bubble, but will be maintained between bubbles.

What happens if my camper has symptoms?

  • Campers or staff with 2 symptoms (or 1 symptom if that symptom is purple toes or fingers) will be sent home, and parents will instructed to self-isolate the child and call 811 for direction.

  • If symptoms should develop during the day, the camper will be isolated and the parent will be informed. You will be expected to pick up the child within one hour.

  • A up-to-date list of symptoms can be found here.

What health measures are being taken throughout the day?

In addition to the measures already mentioned, some noteworthy practices include:

  • staff will wear face masks during registration and in any instance where physical distancing cannot be maintained to safely run an activity (ie. assisting campers mount a horse)

  • campers will be instructed at the beginning of the day and reminded regular of good hygiene practices (ie. hand washing, coughing/sneezing into a tissue or elbow, physical distancing from other bubbles)

  • we have instituted strict cleaning and disinfecting procedures

  • all program equipment will be sanitized after use by a bubble

For further questions regarding our new protocol, please contact us.​

What are the sign out procedures?

  • Sign out happens between 5 and 6pm and will be set up as a "drive-through".

  • You will be directed to the sign out area where you will identify yourself and the camper you wish to sign out.

  • Your camper will come to your vehicle. Please do NOT exit your vehicle.

What does my child need to bring to camp each day?

  • Dress for the weather - an extra pair of socks & shoes, and a sweater are always a good idea!

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray 

  • Sun screen

  • Long pants for horseback riding 

  • Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too)

What should I NOT let my child bring to camp?

Great question. Let's avoid the following items to keep camp as a positive outdoor community focused experience!

  • Electronics

  • Cell phone (if a camper brings a cell phone it will be stored in the office for the day)

  • iPod

  • Valuables: hair straighteners, jewellery, etc.

Please note that we are a peanut-free facility. We ask that campers do not bring any snacks that may contain peanut ingredients.

Are meals provided?

  • Yes, your child will be fed a nutritious lunch, as well as a morning and afternoon snack. You do not need to pack any food for your child.

  • When booking, you will have the option of adding supper for your child for an additional $25 for the week ($20 for the short week).

Is Snider Mountain Ranch a Christian camp? What does that mean for camp?

Yes, we are a Christian based camp. During our Stories & Skits time after lunch, we talk about what we believe. We keep this to the basics of our faith, our approach is never pushy or forceful. Our core values here at the Ranch are love, hospitality, excellence and fun. We have had kids from all walks of life and in keeping with our values our goal is simply to show them love and an amazing time in a safe and healthy environment. If you have further questions we'd be more than happy to discuss this with you!

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

What are the arrival procedures? What will happen once I get there?

Arrival is on Sunday between 5pm and 6pm. Upon your arrival on Snider Mountain, you will follow signs for the Main Entrance where you will be greeted. Our horses will help you bring your luggage up to the main lodge via wagon ride. The main lodge is where you will be sleeping. When you enter, you will receive a lice check first thing. You will then be directed towards the registration/check-in table and will sign in any medications with our first aid attendant. Upon registering, you will make your way to the bunkhouse, where you will meet your cabin leader and fellow campers. Once you're settled you can join in your first field game session in front of the Hotel!

Can I drop my child off early?

Our gates are closed prior to drop-off time; therefore, we are not able to take early campers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

When do I pick up my child? What are the pick-up procedures?

On Friday (pick up day) the kids will put on a Rodeo show for all of the parents, showing off their improved horsemanship abilities! The Rodeo starts at 5:30 and we would love all parents to attend and cheer the kids on. Sign out and pick up will be after the Rodeo is finished. Following the Rodeo there will be a complimentary BBQ for all campers and their families. Please remember to sign your camper(s) out before leaving. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The following questions for overnight camps are accurate as of Summer 2019 and may be adjusted in line with Public Health guidelines for Summer 2020.

What if my child has a dietary restriction? Ex: Gluten Free, Celiac, Vegetarian, etc

Dietary concerns should be expressed when registering your child for camp in our booking software. If have any questions about the menu, feel free to give us a call. We can accommodate most all dietary restrictions given proper warning.

What kind of food are campers fed? Do they receive a snack?

At Snider Mountain Ranch, we make good food a priority. We also make sure that kids don't go hungry. This means generous meal portions and consistent snacks. Here is an example of what campers will be fed on an average day:

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns,

Sausage, Fruit

Lunch

Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup,

Crackers, Veggie Sticks

Supper

Spaghetti, Caesar Salad,

Garlic Bread & Dessert

Evening Snack

Apples, Crackers & Cheese

DIETARY QUESTIONS

PACKING LIST

What should I pack & send with my child to camp?

  • Bedding- pillow and sleeping bag or blankets

  • Towels and Toiletry Items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Bathing suit (swimming attire should be modest and/or child may swim with t-shirt on top)

  • Rain jacket and boots (just in case)

  • Warm sweater for evening outdoor campfires

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray 

  • Sun screen

  • Long pants for horseback riding 

  • Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too)

What should I NOT let my child bring to camp? Great question. Let's avoid the following items to keep camp as a positive outdoor community focused experience!

  • Electronics

  • Cell phone (if a camper brings a cell phone it will be stored in the office for the week)

  • iPod

  • Valuables: hair straighteners, jewellery, etc

Please note that we are a peanut-free facility. We ask that campers do not bring any snacks that may contain peanut ingredients.

FURTHER CAMP DETAILS

Is Snider Mountain Ranch a Christian camp? What does that mean for camp?

Yes, we are a Christian based camp. During our cabin chats after lunch and our evening campfires we talk about what we believe. We keep this to the basics of our faith, our approach is never pushy or forceful. Our core values here at the Ranch are love, hospitality, excellence and fun. We have had kids from all walks of life and in keeping with our values our goal is simply to show them love and an amazing time in a safe and healthy environment. If you have further questions we'd be more than happy to discuss this with you!

How can I sent mail to my child throughout the week?

If you want to send mail to your children you can do so! Just drop off any mail during registration. Make sure to write your camper's name and cabin, as well as the day you want the mail delivered, on the envelope. You can also send emails by clicking the button "Camper Mail" on the top right corner of our website.

Every lunch time we have a "Pony Express" where our horsemanship coordinator rides by the front of the hotel and drops the mail off before we hand it out.

Are there any unique events that my child should be prepared for?

We do have fun theme meals and other similar events throughout the week of camp, so don't hesitate to pack some silly clothing items so that you'll be prepared for the unexpected! There's no telling what this year's theme meals might hold, but in the past we've done stuff like "Rodeo Meal" , "Wacky Wednesday" , "Twin Meal" , and much more. Campers receive cabin points for best dressed!

We'd love to hear from you

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