Family Camp FAQs
What you’ll do from sunup to sundown and other camp queries.
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.
We’re committed to providing a healing experience for the whole family. Any child age 7–15 who has a diagnosis within the areas of cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases, and facial anomalies is welcome to join us for a camp session, along with their family members. Moms, dads, grandparents, guardians, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings are all regular guests at family camps, and we’ve had anywhere from one to ten family members spend a weekend at camp with their camper. If you have a question regarding a family member or diagnosis group, give us a call at 419-751-7077.
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. Our medical policies are designed to support campers so they can participate in camp activities to the maximum extent in order to get the most from their time at camp. At this time, camp assignments are made after careful evaluation by our program, medical, and psychosocial teams. At this time, camp assignments are made after careful evaluation by our program, medical, and psychosocial teams. 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.
Yes! However you define family, they’re welcome to join us for s’mores, campfires and lots of fun.This year we are keeping cabin capacity at 10 individuals—please keep this in mind when deciding who will join you for family camp.
We will be taking a new approach to supervision this year by asking caregivers to provide 24/7 supervision to campers under the age of 18 years old.
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 family’s application status and a list of anything that is missing from your application.
After our medical 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.
Arrival time is 6:00pm on the Friday of the family camp weekend. Families will depart by noon on Sunday. If you need to arrive later or depart earlier, to make arrangements.
The camp experience wouldn’t be the same without cabins! This year, we will be housing one family per cabin. Each cabin has two bathrooms (2 toilets and 2 fully accessible showers in each), heating, air conditioning, electrical outlets and bunk beds, our cabin accommodations are comfortable yet modest. We provide all linens, blankets and towels, too.
Nope! All qualifying families are welcome to attend any weekend family camp in 2021. We will be offering disease-specific virtual programming for campers.
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