Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) FAQs
The mission of Flying Horse Farms is to enrich the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by providing magical, transforming fun through medically-safe, cost-free camping experiences.
Flying Horse Farms’ AYA camp serves campers ages 16-21 years old who have diagnoses with cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases, or facial anomalies, and their siblings. Usually, campers are not able to attend oth-er camps due to their medical needs. Campers who have transitioned to volunteering with FHF or are currently participating in or have completed the Ranger Program are not eligible to participate. If you have questions about whether or not your camper is eligible, call us at 419.751.7077 or .
The camp experience wouldn’t be the same without cabins! Your camper will be staying in shared housing with a small number of other campers (in semi-private sleeping quarters). With two bathrooms (2 toilets and 2 fully accessible showers in each), heating, air conditioning, electrical outlets, and bunk beds, cabin accommodations are comfortable yet modest. We provide all linens, blankets, and towels too. Cabin assignments are based on age and gender.
Due to the nature of housing for AYA Camp, participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the time of camp. If your camper has a medical or religious exemption, please reach out to 419.751.7077 or and our team will work with you to ensure a safe experience at camp.
Conditions surrounding the pandemic and its effects on camp are ever-changing. At this time we are confident in providing a safe residential experience which begins with requiring immunization record for the COVID-19 vaccine and reduced cabin capacity. Additional safety protocols will be shared in October.
There is no cost to attend camp sessions at Flying Horse Farms. Lodging and meals are provided.
We’ll send you an e-mail with the details of your child’s application status and a list of anything that is missing from your application.
After our medical and psychosocial staff looks over the applications and approves them, we’ll send you a confirmation packet via e-mail. It will include the date of your camp session as well as some forms for you to send back or bring with you to camp. The packet will also include a packing list, driving directions and other important information.
Unfortunately, no. If you’re having difficulty arranging transportation, we’ll do our best to help you arrange other options. about transportation questions.
Campers who are properly licensed through their state of residence will be able to drive themselves to AYA Camp. Both the camper and their parent or guardian must sign the Camper Driving Release Form (this will be emailed to you prior) to be able to drive to camp. This release must be signed and returned prior to camp. In addition to signing the release form, campers are expected to leave their keys in the Wellnest for the duration of the weekend. Keys will be returned upon departure.
Campers will be assigned a specific arrival time. This time, along with the pick-up time for the last day of camp, will be in the confirmation packet you will receive before camp. If your child needs to arrive late or leave early, to make arrangements.
Food, bedding, and linens are all provided by Flying Horse Farms. You should bring all clothing, toiletries, and medical supplies with you to camp. Cameras, props, and costumes are also welcome!
WE WANT CAMP TO BE A SAFE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE FOLLOW OUR DRESS CODE:
- Closed toe shoes are required to participate in many outdoor activities
- You may wear sandals with sturdy straps and a thick sole - flip-flops can be worn in the shower or at the pool
- Make sure your shorts touch below your fingertips
- All clothing must cover your stomach/midriff
- Keep necklines of shirts appropriate, and wear tank tops with wide straps
- Please bring only wear one-piece full-coverage swimwear
- Clothing and any visible tattoos that reference drugs/alcohol/obscenities/anything offensive are not allowed
- Avoid wearing perfume or cologne as some campers are sensitive or allergic