FAQs FOR DAY CAMPS

We will be sending out an email shortly before camp with all the information you should need, including packing list and directions.

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 balance online or over the phone.

  • Cash payments will not be accepted at registration.

  • We also recommend going through the questions listed below with 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 for the week.

  • 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 regularly 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(s) 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. Please do not bring 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!

For more information regarding our COVID-19 procedures, our full Operational Plan is available here as a PDF (last revised May 12, 2020). 

We'd love to hear from you

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