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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our FAQs have been updated to reflect our Summer 2020 COVID-19 procedures. 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.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

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.

  • If your child has medications they need to bring to camp, please take a moment to fill out this form.

  • Ensure you received the confirmation email from Bookeo when you registered your child(ren). If you did not, it is possible those emails are going to spam. You can stop this from happening by adding noreply@bookeo.com to your contacts.

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

  • Arrival happens on Sundays (with the exception of the week starting after the August long weekend, which begins on a Monday) between 5:00 and 6:00pm.

  • Drop off 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(s).

  • The camper(s) will receive a temperature and symptom check, as well as a lice check.

  • All medications will be left with the First Aid Attendant.

  • Your camper will be signed in and told which cabin they will stay in.

  • There will be a small selection of merch available at the merch tent.

  • You will drop your camper off at the door of their cabin and have the opportunity to meet their cabin leaders. Please do NOT leave your vehicle.

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?

  • Unfortunately there will be no Rodeo or BBQ this year, but we look forward to offering them again in future years!

  • Pick up happens on Fridays between 5:00 and 6:00pm and will be set up as a "drive-through".

  • You will be directed to the sign out area where you will sign out your camper(s), pick up any medications, and check the lost and found.

  • You will drive up to your child(ren)'s cabin to pick them up. Please do NOT exit your vehicle.

What if my child has a dietary restriction? E.g. Gluten Free, Celiac, Vegetarian, etc.

Dietary concerns should be expressed when you fill out your child's registration form. If you 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

Mac & Cheese, Ham, 

Veggie Sticks

Supper

Chicken Balls, Rice,

Eggrolls, Corn

Evening Snack

Apples, Crackers & Cheese

DIETARY QUESTIONS

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

  • Rain jacket and boots (just in case)

  • Warm sweater for evening outdoor campfires

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray 

  • Sun screen and sun hat

  • Long pants for horseback riding 

  • Closed toed 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?

Please do not bring the following items to keep camp 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)

  • Valuables: hair straighteners, jewellery, etc

  • We ask that campers do not bring any snacks. Snacks will be provided throughout the day, and this helps us ensure our facility remains peanut-free.

PACKING LIST

FURTHER CAMP DETAILS

What changes can we expect for this summer?

What protective health measures have been put in place?

Cabin bubbles

  • Your camper will be assigned to a cabin for the week. This will become their bubble.

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

  • All activities, mealtimes, and morning/evening bathroom times will be scheduled by bubble.

  • Transparent vinyl has been installed at the head of each bed to prevent the spread of germs.

Health & hygiene practices:

  • 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).

  • Campers and staff will be temperature & symptom checked daily.

Cleaning & Disinfecting procedures:

  • We have a dedicated cleaning staff, who will thoroughly clean and disinfect the building regularly.

  • Bathrooms will be disinfected every hour or more frequently during peak hours, as well as between scheduled cabin times in the morning and at bedtime.

  • Tables will be disinfected between uses during mealtimes.

  • High-touch surfaces in cabins will be disinfected three times a day.

Meal times:

  • We have installed plexiglass in front of the serving window (think Subway).

  • Meal times will staggered to maintain physical distancing between cabins.

Program & Activities:

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

  • All program equipment will be sanitized after use by a cabin.

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, and 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 send mail to my child throughout the week?

  • You can drop off mail during registration. Make sure to write your camper's name, their cabin, and the date 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.

  • Mail will be delivered every lunch time by the "Pony Express".

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

  • We have fun theme meals and other similar events throughout the week, so it's always a good idea to pack some silly clothes 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!

We'd love to hear from you

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