The fun is about to begin. When your children are at camp, all they have to do is be kids. Make new friends. And do what makes them happy.
Camper applications will be available January 1, 2015
NOTE: If you need help applying online, please download our Camper Application Guide. For more information, please review the volunteer descriptions listed below. If you have additional questions, you may also download our FAQ’s for Family Camp or FAQ’s for Residential Camp, or give us a call for more information.
Eligibility for Flying Horse Farms
Flying Horse Farms is for campers who can only participate in camps that provide medical support. Campers should be able to communicate their needs in some way. Campers should be able to participate and function in a group setting, although we can accommodate some limitations. The camp’s medical policies are designed to accommodate the campers so they can participate in camp activities to the maximum extend in order to get the most from their time at camp. At this time, camp assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are reviewed and acceptance is based on space, health care needs, and staffing ratios. While we try our best to accommodate everyone, our first priority is the health and safety of our campers.
If you have questions or concerns about whether or not your child is eligible, feel free to give us a call at 419.751.7077 or email our Admissions Coordinator, Olivia Miller, at email@example.com. We’ll be happy to answer any questions.
FAMILY CAMP WEEKENDS (SPRING AND FALL)
General Family Camps serve children ages 7-15 with a serious medical illness and their immediate family members. (Flying Horse Farms allows families to define their own immediate family.) “Sidekick” volunteers join each family, and help families enjoy camp to the fullest. Campers stay in a cabin with their family members and will have the option of participating in activities such as archery, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, nature, and sports and recreation throughout the weekend. As part of our commitment to safety, all guests age 18+ will be screened through the National Sex Offender Registry on an annual basis.
We ask that families only attend one family camp per year, in the Spring or Fall. We are happy to put your name on the waitlist for a second session, but would like to serve as many families as possible.
If you have questions or concerns about who is eligible for General Family Camp, feel free to give us a call at 419.751.7077 or email our Admissions Coordinator, Olivia Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENTIAL CAMPS (SUMMER)
Summer residential camps serve campers ages 8-15 with a serious medical illness. Campers attend camp without their families for approximately one week. Each camp week is designed to meet the specific medical needs for a particular diagnosis or group of diagnoses.
is a residential camp for campers age 8-15 with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. (Please note, at this time we are not able to accommodate campers who are dependent on a ventilator or tracheotomy.)
is for campers with congenital and acquired heart disease, pre and post surgical repairs, and transplantation.
Hematology and Oncology Camp
is for campers with Hematologic diseases including Sickle Cell Disease, Bleeding Disorders, Anemias, and Cancer, currently in treatment or in remission. *Campers will not be able to receive IV blood products or chemotheraphy at camp at this time.
Pulmonary and Nephrology Camp
serves campers from two different diagnoses. Pulmonary camp is for campers with a diagnosis of Asthma and/or other pulmonary diseases. *Unfortunately, the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis is excluded.* Nephrology camp is available to campers with most renal diseases including post-transplantation. *A limited number of campers on peritoneal dialysis can be accommodated.*
Rheumatology and Gastrointestinal (GI) Camp
serves campers from two different diagnoses. Campers with all Rheumatologic and GI conditions are eligible. *There may be some restrictions if the child is receiving TPN.*
is a residential week for siblings ages 8-15 of existing Flying Horse Farms campers. Campers will live in residential cabins and participate in traditional summer camp activities. These activities include archery, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, nature, sports and recreation, overnight outpost camping, and all group programs. *Siblings attend camp without the camper with the medical diagnosis.*
is a service learning program for teenagers ages 16-18. After completing the application and interview process, campers accepted into the program will engage in service projects around camp that support camper activities and maintain camp facilities (i.e. building campfire circles, assisting the Facilities Director in routine maintenance, meal service, maintaining outpost camping trails, etc.). Rangers will engage in intentional service learning and reflection activities that inspire leadership and personal growth.
CAMPER ONLY SPECIAL WEEKENDS
Alumni/Sweater Camp (Winter–Teens Only)*
is a residential weekend camp for campers age 13-18 who have attended a past residential session at Flying Horse Farms. Returning staff and volunteers will facilitate traditional camp programming (arts and crafts, nature, sports and recreation) while incorporating adapted winter activities to fit the needs of campers (sledding, building snow forts, etc.). The retreat will rekindle summer friendships and give campers the opportunity to meet new friends!
2015 Camp Schedule
Spring Camp Weekends
Alumni Camp/Sweater Camp (teens only): March 13-15
General Family Camp: April 17-19
General Family Camp: May 1-3
General Family Camp: May 15-17
Summer Residential Camps
Siblings Camp: June 14-19
Heart Camp: June 22-27
Hematology & Oncology and Ranger Camp A: July 6-11
Hematology & Oncology and Ranger Camp B: July 14-19
Pulmonary, Nephrology & Craniofacial Camp: July 26-31
Rheumatology & GI Camp: August 3-8
Fall Weekend Camps
General Family Camp: September 11-13
General Family Camp: September 25-27
General Family Camp: October 9-11
General Family Camp: October 23-25