PARENTS–KINDLY NOTIFY US RIGHT AWAY IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO ANYTHING COMMUNICABLE IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS, FOR THE PROTECTION OF EVERY PERSON IN CAMP
PRE-ARRIVAL COVID SCREENING:
A friendly reminder for all our camp families that campers must satisfy our Pre-Arrival Screening requirement by supplying documentation for ONE of the following options: 1) COVID vaccine card, showing camper is fully vaccinated; OR 2) Proof of a proctored ANTIGEN test with a negative result within 3 days of camper’s arrival; OR 3) Proof of recent infection and recovery of COVID within 90 days of camper’s DEPARTURE DATE. You can read more about the Pre-Arrival COVID Screening at the following link: https://friendlypines.com/2022-pre-arrival-covid-screening-info/
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933 E. Friendly Pines Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86303
PACKING FOR CAMP:
Please, while packing, make sure that everything is plainly marked for identification; this includes the clothing worn to camp by the child on arrival day!
THE PACKING LIST:
The clothing list, which can be found on the last page of our Summer 2022 Packing Guide showing a number of items brought to camp, should be printed, filled out, and placed at the top of the child’s major piece of luggage. Please follow the clothing list suggested numbers carefully as we will only be doing the laundry for two-week campers once during the session. That means that campers may have to go a full 8 days before sending in laundry. A friendly reminder that we do not do laundry for one-week campers.
DO NOT BRING:
Plainly displayed within the Packing Guide, are some items NOT TO BE BROUGHT TO CAMP–AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE FULL COOPERATION IN CHECKING/MONITORING THAT. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: cell phones; computers; tablets; spray cans; any sort of hair devices for curling, blowing, crimping, etc.; sound equipment/electronic audio-visual stuff (including games); firearms; knives; expensive or valuable clothing/jewelry; edibles/gum; or anything else obviously unsuitable.
The American Camp Association & FPC strongly urges that parents should continue to send sunscreen protection (30+ SPF rating) along with their campers and instruct them how to use it. Also, we’d like all campers to bring a water bottle or canteen, though having a spare just in case is never a bad idea!
THE SIMPLE LIFE:
Please remember, this is CAMP, where life is meant to be simple! Just good ol’ jeans, T-shirts, athletic shoes, or other comfortable, enclosed shoes will all be just fine. Clothing & items that are especially sentimental, valuable, or expensive are best left at home; instead, send clothing campers are about to out grow and/or clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty, ruined, or lost.
THE GOLDEN RULE:
We have a few reminders for our campers of our simple but necessary policies on citizenship, respectful and responsible actions, good grooming/personal hygiene, along with a listing of all the activities being offered at camp. We hope you’ll carefully go through this information and discuss the contents with your child(ren)!
RIDING ATTIRE AND FOOTWEAR:
For children planning to ride horses, proper footwear is a safety “MUST.” We do have loaner boots available that meet our standards, but for campers wishing to wear their own shoes, please remember: we require campers participating in Western Riding & English Riding to wear a smooth-soled boot with a defined heel (please, no hiking boots or other “waffle-bottom” shoes). This will prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup. We do have loaners, but quantity and sizes are limited. Also, for foot/toe safety, no sandals, flip flops, Tevas, or the like; instead, sending closed toed water-proof shoes like Crocs or Keens are best for camp.
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS:
Should your family like to “toss out” any of the following, it’s always useful here and may be put into luggage marked “FOR FPC”: most any kind of costumes, hats, funny clothes, sleeping bags, sheets, bedspreads, blankets, pillows, full decks of cards, and games. Also, riding boots are most welcome to help us run the riding programs & provide loaners to campers in our English & Western activities.
THE FRIENDLY PINES LIBRARY:
Should you have any favorite books that are loved but outgrown which might be suitable for the camp library, please inscribe them inside the cover: “To Friendly Pines Library”, with the child’s name and date. Kids get a real thrill from finding books donated by a parent years ago, and donated books will be enjoyed during siesta and daily free time by scores of campers through the years!
YOUR CAMPER’S ACTIVITIES:
We feel it is important that the camper choose his/her OWN activities. However, if there are activities you would prefer your child not participate in, please let us know. We prefer notification in writing, as verbal messages leave too much room for error. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests.
One final, gentle reminder about tuition insurance; if you haven’t already, you are strongly encouraged to protect your investment and purchase the inexpensive tuition insurance plan available through TravMark. You can learn more and purchase a plan at the following link: https://friendlypines.com/tuition-insurance/
We hope that all your packing, marking, and other preparations are coming along well. Do call or email us with any questions! With tons of good times planned, we, and a super staff, are eager to greet your family!