FAQ - Summer Farm Camp

What is the status of 2020 summer camps?

2020 Camps ARE happening! Activities are 99% outdoors and campers will work in groups of no more than 6 per team.

I see there are "themes" for the 3-day mini farm camp... what are they?

We offer "themes" during the mini farm camp sessions, so a child can attend 2 different weeks and not have the same crafts/prizes. The farm activities will remain the same (horseback riding, goat milking, bottle feeding, etc).

The themes refer to the "prizes" they receive, the individual crafts they make, and select theme-related activities.

2020 themes: “Connect the Spots” & “Alpaca Shoebox”

“Connect the Spots” will be co-hosted by our farm mascot “Carly” (the Dalmatian!), we’ll have dalmatian related crafts, but that’s not all! Carly wants to incorporate all the farm animals, there's no telling what's up her sleeve! (Or paw?!) Lots of SPOTTED fun will be happening this week!

“Alpaca Shoebox”… What might this be?? Not only focusing on the super fuzzy alpacas we have here at the farm, but we’ll also be incorporating shoeboxes into this camp session! Ever heard of Operation Christmas Child? Campers will participate in packing a few “farm style” boxes for OCC while at camp! Did I mention that we'll also be able to do crafts with alpaca hair? Maybe see an alpaca be "shorn" (haircut!) in the June session(s).

Can’t choose? Send your child to both camp sessions, we’re sure they’ll have a blast!

Should I register my child for multiple sessions? ​

If your summer schedule and budget allows it... YES! Children will enjoy camp, whether it be 1 session or 3! We have a variety of campers that attend multiple sessions throughout the summer. We suggest to not delay on registering for sessions, as we usually fill up BEFORE summer camps begin.

Can I request my child to be with their friends?

Yes! All camps for 2020 will be working in groups or teams during their session! Team requests MUST be made in advance, as group assignments are done before camp begins.

Does my child need to bring a lunch? ​

YES! All camps include a designated snack & lunch time. Please be sure to pack them a bagged lunch, snacks, & electrolyte drinks. Ice water is available for all campers.

Does registration confirm my child's spot? ​

No, simply completing the registration form does NOT confirm their spot. Receipt of payment is the only guaranteed way to confirm your spot.

Can my child attend for only certain days? ​

We do not offer a discounted rate if you attend for less days. Please realize when you register that you're paying for the entire session, whether your child misses a day due to a scheduling conflict or because of sickness.

What is your refund policy? ​

There are no camp refunds. Camp payment confirms your child's spot and is NON-refundable. If your child gets sick, has a scheduling conflict, or you no longer want them to attend camp... payment is NON-refundable. We don't process refunds under any circumstances, including anything related to COVID-19.

It won't let me register more than 1 child, what now?

If you've "refreshed" or reloaded the website, and it won't show a blank form, try opening another "tab" or window. If you still have trouble, please contact us and we'll be happy to register the additonal camper(s) on our end!

I can't fiqure out how to pay for camp?

You can pay... Online: Please follow this link to pay online: https://squareup.com/market/sonridgefarm Phone: Please call us at 704-734-0809 Mail: Mail check(s) to "SonRidge Farm" at 246 Wright Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

My child is 7 years old... should s/he attend the week-long or 3-day session?

Our week-long camps are a fast-pace, very hands-on farm camp. They'll participate in lots of exciting activities and get ample farm education. The 3-day mini camp is geared towards younger children, and easy enough a 4 year old can do it. We leave the choice up to you... but our suggestion is: Week-long: If your 7 year old enjoys farm animals and wants to be very hands-on during camp 3-day mini: If your 7 year old is curious about farm animals, but very timid around other children, not sure about animals, & content with slow pace activities