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This page is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about summer camp at Casey Farm – what to bring, what to wear, where to park, and more. This page replaces the packets we mailed to you in previous years.
This page contains general information that applies to all camps (Little Ducklings, Farm Friends, Growing Together, Farm Explorers, Summer Fun Days, and Summer Fun Half-Days).
Before Camp Begins
Health Form: For 2024, Historic New England has partnered with CampDoc to host our health forms. Please expect an email directly from CampDoc at least one month before your camp session.
(Please note – health forms do NOT need to be filled out for children attending Preschool Summer Fun Hours.)
Camper Placement Policy: If you would like your camper to be with a particular friend, please email Camp Director Josi Defusco at [email protected] at least a week before the start of camp. We aim to place all campers with their friends, but these requests cannot be fulfilled once camp begins because groupings have already been established.
Getting to Camp
Directions: Address and directions can be found here.
Parking: The stone walls at Casey Farm are beautiful but they make for narrow openings and blind spots. When you enter the property please drive slowly and follow the signage. You will be directed through a gate to a parking area where we ask that you park facing in towards the wall or string fence only (NOT parallel along the field). Please do not park along the driveway or in farmyard. Children need supervision at all times in the parking area as the stone walls really do restrict sight.
Drop-off and Pick-up: Please walk your child to the check in table each day and check in with either the counselor or junior counselor of your group. Also, please come to the check in table with your photo ID to pick up your child. If someone other than a parent is dropping off or picking up your child, please let your counselor know and remind them they must bring a photo ID.
Dogs: Please do not bring dogs to the farm. Due to liability reasons dogs are not allowed in the same areas as children and our parking lot has no shade so its unsafe to leave them in the car.
Absences: If your child will not be attending camp on a day they are scheduled to come, please call 401-237-7472 and leave a message.
Sunscreen/Bug Spray: Please have your child apply sun screen and insect repellent before camp each morning. We will reapply as necessary.
While at Camp
What to bring: Each day, your child’s backpack should contain the following items:
Shoes: Your child’s day at camp includes varied terrain. All children are required to wear “farm shoes” (sneakers or boots with closed toe and heel) for our daily farm chores, including feeding the animals and picking our snack. If desired, they can also bring a pair of lighter “camp shoes” (Crocs, light weight sneakers, sandals with a rear strap such as Tevas or Keens) to change into later in the day. Flip-flops are not allowed.
Swim Day: Tuesday is swim day for Farm Friends, Growing Together, and Farm Explorers. Please make sure your child arrives at camp in their bathing suit and brings a towel as well as water shoes. For safety reasons, no child will be allowed to swim without water shoes. Children will change into their regular clothes after swim time. Swimming takes place at the Boys and Girls Club camp and is fully supervised by licensed lifeguards.
The following procedures were implemented in 2020 and were so successful we have made them permanent:
Tick Check: We do find a tick occasionally. We will check for them during camp time but recommend a more thorough check of your child again at home.