Frequently Asked Questions

List of commonly asked questions for reopening camps for 2021. We will add to these if we see more questions come to us as we go along. If you have a question that is missing from this list, please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions department directly (802) 422-3761 XT 2008 or email admissions@farmandwilderness.org. 

We plan to implement new safety protocols and adapt our programs and facilities to make the summer camp experience as safe and fun as possible for our campers, staff and families in 2021. We have a Reopening Task Force which is leading this work, supported by medical and public health Advisers and the Risk committee of the Farm & Wilderness Board. Our plans are guided by recommendations and guidance, and in some cases requirements, from local, State and Federal agencies.  

You can see the most current updates here

COVID-19 FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Registration opens November 1stFor the most up to date information on how to register and session dates and rates for 2021, please visit the Family Information page Or you can register now!  

We currently plan to offer the following programs with modifications for summer 2021: Indian Brook, Timberlake, Saltash Mountain, Long Trail Questers, Classic Questers, Flying Cloud, Red Spruce Grove and Barn Day Camp.  

The difficult decision was made to pause Tamarack Farm programming for 2021. Please see the October 5, 2020 announcement for more information. 

Registration for summer 2021 programming opens November 1, 2020. Please visit the Family Information’ section for the most up to date i registration informationDue to COVID-19 safety considerations, camp capacities are limited. Please register early to secure your place. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions department directly (802) 422-3761 XT 2008 or email admissions@farmandwilderness.org  

In the unlikely event that camp is cancelled due to COVID-19 prior to the start of the 2021 season, we will offer a full refund. For more information about deposits, tuition, and refund policies, visit our Dates & Rates page or reference our Overnight Family Handbook or Barn Day Camp Family Handbook

 

We are committed to providing opportunities for senior campers in 2021. Returning campers who missed their senior year at camp due to COVID-19 will be invited to enroll at that same camp in 2021. Please contact admissions with any questions. Phone (802) 422-3761 or email admissions@farmandwilderness.org 

 Long Trail Quester and Classic Quester programs are both running. Please visit the Questers page for more information. 

 

Our Admissions staff are answering phone calls and emails during regular business hours, 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Phone (802) 422-3761, email admissions@farmandwilderness.org . You can also ask a question via the “chat” option on our website.  

Admissions staff can connect you with other departments if they are not able to answer your question. 

Camp is not currently open for in person admissions related tours. Please contact admissions for more information.   

You can find the latest Farm & Wilderness news and activities at our website. Please follow us on Instagram and FacebookOur social media accounts will be where you can find out about upcoming virtual events, including camp information sessions.   

Please consider donating to the Farm & Wilderness Recovery Fund. 

We acknowledge that our return in 2021 will require us to adapt our operationsTo that end we are looking for contacts and connections in procuring discounted or donated items to help us keep costs low.  These items include: 

  • Personal Protective Equipment (masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, gowns for health team)  
  • Cleaning Products (bleach wipes, EPA approved COVID cleaning and disinfection products, cleaning equipment) 
  • Tents (various sizes, commercial event gradeNot camping tents)  
  • Building materials, lumber and plumbing supplies for hand washing stations and water bottle fill stations 
  • Porta Potties 
  • Kitchen equipment, Service wares, paper products (plates, cups, silverware, to go boxes) 
  • Portable camp/stadium chairs. 

Thank you for your ongoing interest in camp and please reach out if you can help support our preparations for a safe and healthy camp season! 
 

This page will have the most up to date COVID-19 camp operating information. Starting early in the New Year, we will hold online, live and recorded information sessions for campers and families. Registration information for families can be found in the ‘Family Information’ section of our website. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. Phone (802) 422-3761, admissions@farmandwilderness.org 

The health and safety of our campers and staff is our highest priority 

Each summer, Farm & Wilderness hires a team of nurses and medical and mental health support staff who are on-campus and on-call throughout the summer. In addition to our current robust health and safety procedures, we will be implementing new protocols for the 2021 summer to address the management of COVID-19.  

We have on-campus health clinics as well as well established relationships with our local first response teamhospitals and health centers. Our medical protocols are reviewed and updated annually by our Medical Director who is a Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Vermont. 

Farm & Wilderness is committed to operating safe and healthy camps. Our health and wellness policies are developed and practiced in compliance with State of Vermont regulations and guided by the American Camping Association.   

1)  American Camping Association (ACA) accreditation standardsACA is the industry’s national association charged with ensuring high quality camp experiences and all Farm & Wilderness camps are accredited through ACA. Acquiring accreditation requires our programs to successfully meet up to 300 specific standards covering every aspect of camp operation.  

ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to ensure their camp standards reflect the most up-to-date, research-based practices.  

2)  Vermont State Regulations and Licensing Requirements 

Farm & Wilderness Foundation maintains licenses in the state of Vermont. The state’s requirements are focused primarily on environmental (e.g., drinking water quality), food service, emergency management safety, and more recently, regulations specifically for the sanitation and licensing of children’s camps to protect public health. 

Please visit the Health and Safety section of our website for frequently asked questions about health & wellness procedures at camp. We will update this section to include COVID-19 additions as more information becomes available. 

We will be accepting applications for staff starting in November 2020. Please visit the Staff page of our website for more information. You can also call our main office (802) 422-3761 or email admissions@farmandwilderness.org 

We are planning to run Family Camp programming in 2021 with some modifications. You can visit the Family Camp page for more information. Registration will open in January 2021. 

Given the close quarters nature Ice Cutting weekend, we anticipate that this event will not take place in February 2021.  Information about Ice Cutting, Spring Planting and Fall Harvest events for 2021 will be updated on the Events  page of our website and on social media as more information becomes available.