Our staff is the best! We choose individuals that are experienced and enthusiastic about working with children. They may include teachers and current college students. We offer staff training prior to camp. All staff are:
CPR and First Aid Certified.
Provide three references, which we check.
Undergo a background check, which includes a check of the national child offender registry.
Camp Hours: 9 AM to 3:15 PM*
Morning drop off: 8:45 to 9 AM Afternoon Pickup: 3:00 to 3:15 PM
Extended Day: 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM. extra fee
*Fridays: Parent Open House from 2:30 to 3:15 (No extended day.)
Carpool Drop Off: Once on our driveway, proceed several hundred feet, then turn right to come through the open double gates and down the gravel drive into the "Parking Pasture". (Please DO NOT park by the garage of the private residence.) As you enter the "Parking Pasture" please stay to the right going down hill. To exit, make a U-turn and exit coming up the hill to the right near the large pine tree. Please note we have a narrow driveway; if possible, please wait for all campers to arrive before leaving. Cars exiting should yield to cars trying to enter off the road.You may parallel park, single file, along the fence on either side, although if you park on the side with the pine tree, you should be facing up hill. Please do not block any gates or other cars!
First Day: Once parked, you and your camper may enter through the large gate that faces to the barn on the gravel driveway, and walk with your child to join the other campers in the barn area. Please close all gates behind you. After the first day, staff will come to the parking pasture to greet your camper.
Yes, your camper may request one friend to be in his or her group. Please enter the friend's name where requested in online registration. The friend must also request your camper. Campers are generally grouped based on the grade they are entering in the fall, so friends will need to be entering the same grade. Note: Most campers do not come to camp with a friend, and make new friends and have a great time! We are a very friendly place!
To inform us on matters that apply to the next day or later in the week, please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check emails every evening until 8 PM, and will respond that evening.
To inform us timely matters that we need to know before camp ends that day, text the director at 770.337.4785. If you must speak to us on the phone during camp hours, please text us to request we call you.
If your camper says things are not going as he/she expected or there is an area of concern, please inform us immediately via text and or email, and set up a time to talk with us on the phone in the evening.
Summer Camp and LIT Payment: $100 non-refundable deposit is due per camper per session at the time of online registration. The remaining tuition may be paid either in full at the time of registration; or as an automatic draft from your credit card, or two installments: one on April 1 and May l. We accept Visa and MasterCard cards. Registration made after May 1 will need to pay in full at time of registration.
Cancelations made prior to May 1 will receive a refund of tuition paid, less the $100 deposit per camper per session. Please submit requests to us via email. We are not able to give refunds after May 1 on summer camp registration or lessons.
Transfer of Sessions: Campers may transfer to another session, space available, at no additional charge prior to May 1. There is a $20 fee to change sessions after May 1. Please submit requests via email at least 7 days before the start of the session.
Unfortunately, we are not able to give refunds for campers that miss camp due to illness. If a camper misses 2 or more days during a session due to illness, those days may be made up during another session, space available.
Campers with contagious illnesses (excluding a mild case of the common cold), are not to be sent to camp. If a camper has a fever, stomach virus (vomiting and /or diahehae), or any other contagious illness, they must be "well" for 24 hours before sending them to camp. In the even your camper gets sick with a contagious illness at camp, we will call you or the emergency contact to come get your camper. Parents of the other campers in attendance that week will be informed via email that day if a camper is sent home with a contagious illness. We will include the nature of the illness, but of course the name of the ill camper is confidential. For helpful information on keeping your camper healthy, please see this link: https://www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/resource_library/parents/parentflyer.pdf.
We ask that campers not bring food or snacks to camp containing ingredients from peanuts. If staff observes peanut products, they will be sent home with campers. While we discourage the bringing of peanut products, we do not have a formal means of enforcing this policy.
Campers are expected to follow camp rules and treat other campers, staff, animals and property with respect; bullying and other disrespectful behavior is not tolerated. Discipline procedures will follow a progression: first a verbal correction from staff, then a 5 minute time out from activities, and if the misbehavior continues, being removed from the activity, sent to the director and notification of parents. Magnolia Farm reserves the right, at its discretion, to dismiss any Participant who violates Magnolia Farm rules or whose conduct is determined by Magnolia Farm to be detrimental to him or herself, other Participants, or the general welfare of the Farm. No refund will be made in case of dismissal.
While we would like to welcome all campers, our program may not be suitable for campers with special needs. Our days combine structured activities with unstructured time to allow children to have creative play. The daily schedule may vary, as some activities are offered on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday rotation. As we are offering camp, and not school, the environment will by nature be louder than a classroom. Please contact us to discuss if our program would be suitable for your child.