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Ranger FAQs

The mission of Flying Horse Farms is to make it possible for children with serious illnesses to heal, grow, and thrive.

The Ranger Program is designed for former campers ages 16-18 who wish to give back to camp through service, grow as a leader, develop their self-identity, and form community.

Flying Horse Farms’ Rangers Program serves campers 16-18 years old who have been diagnosed with cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases, facial anomalies, and their siblings. Usually, campers are not able to attend other camps due to their medical needs.

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 Ranger 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.

We are committed to providing a safe camp experience. Our medical team, with our medical advisory board, is continuously evaluating the status of COVID-19 locally and nationally.

Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (including booster if 12 or older) is required for all campers, volunteers, and staff. If you have questions, please reach out to our or call 419.751.7077.

There is no cost to attend camp sessions at Flying Horse Farms. Lodging and meals are provided.

In addition to the camper application, Ranger applicants must complete either a brief phone interview or essay.

We’ll send you an e-mail with the details of your Ranger’s application status and a list of anything that is missing from your application.

After our medical staff looks over the application and approves it, we’ll send you a confirmation packet via e-mail. It will include the date of your child’s camp session, as well as some forms for you to send back to us 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.

Rangers who are properly licensed through their state of residence will be able to drive themselves to Camp. Both the Ranger 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, Rangers are expected to leave their keys in the Wellnest for the duration of the weekend. Keys will be returned upon departure.

Rangers 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

Click here to begin the application process. If you need help applying, please download our application guide.