Parent Guide

Thank you for choosing Camp Farley for your camper/s. The following information is to help you prepare for their arrival. It is important that you:

  1. Review this guide.
  2. Use our checklists to ensure you pack everything you need for a great week at camp.
  3. Log into RegPak and complete your forms and payment two weeks before your camper’s week/s.

Camp Contact Information
Camp Farley
615 Route 130
Mashpee, MA 02649
Office Phone: 508-477-0181
Fax: 508-539-0080
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Summer Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
(Office is open year round with abbreviated hours)

Directions: Proceed over Sagamore Bridge and take Exit 2 (Sandwich/Mashpee) off Route 6.  Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Route 130. Follow for approximately 7 miles. Look for the big Camp Farley sign on your left.  If you go by "Anchor Storage" on your right you just passed us.    For GPS: 615 Main Street.

Emergency Contact Information
After hours: Parents can email us a message using the form provided on our Contact Us page or by texting the emergency number provided at camper check in.

The Fine Print

  • There is a $30 fee for returned checks.
  • Deposits are refundable on registrations cancelled prior to May 6. After May 6 there are no refunds on cancelled registrations. All cancellations are assessed a $30 handling fee.
  • Changes on registrations made prior to June 1 will not incur a fee. After June 1 there is a $10 fee on each change. Deposits are non-transferable after June 1.
  • There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures. Early departures for medical reasons receive a pro-rated refund for the balance of their stay (minus the deposit) based on the number of whole days missed. (A signed doctor's slip must be provided.)

Health Care Policy
We will contact you if:

  • Parents of campers with significant illness or injury (that precludes them from participating in the camp program) will be notified by phone to arrange timely pick-up.
  • Camper incurs a serious injury or ailment and if appropriate, camper needs to be transported - either by staff vehicle or ambulance - to the Falmouth Hospital in Falmouth.

We will not contact you when:

  • You will not be notified of routine infirmary care such as treatment of non-infected bug bites, bumps, scratches or bruises. When appropriate, and through consultation with the camp nurse, children may return to camp after they recover from their injury or illness.
  • Under usual circumstances, day campers who are mildly ill or injured will be held in the camp's infirmary until the end of the day (5:00 p.m.) and discharged accordingly.

Medication:

  • Camp Farley operates under the Standing Orders of Cape Cod Pediatrics in Sandwich. The Health Care Supervisor (camp nurse) administers camper medications under the provisions of these Standing Orders.
  • Please note that if a camper requires an Epipen or inhaler, parents must provide one.

Allergies:

  • Allergy sensitive food options are available.
  • For severe medical exceptions please contact the camp office.

Health Form
State Law requires that Camp Farley have written verification that camper's immunizations are current. Camp Farley's Health Form must be completed and include emergency contact, insurance and other required information.  The medical forms are on RegPak.

Visiting Your Camper
For security reasons, we cannot allow parents, relatives or friends to visit when camp is in session. This can also disrupt the camper, as they are busy with their activities. If you feel you must see your child, please contact the Camp Director. Informal camp tours are available. Contact the camp office for information.

Cell Phone & Electronic Equipment
We respectfully request campers do not come with cell phones or internet accessible or electronic devises. These items may represent a safety issue and distraction and may be damaged, lost or stolen. Items deemed inappropriate for camp will be held in the camp office and returned the day of departure. Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Overnight Camper Details
Arrival & Check In

  • Registration is Sunday from 2:00- 4:00 pm @ the Pavilion. Please do not arrive early.
  • Obey all traffic signs. Speed limit is 10mph.
  • Park in the main parking lot & walk on designated pathways only.
  • Pets are not allowed on the camp grounds.
  • All completed forms and PAYMENT must have been submitted on RegPak two weeks prior.

Cabin Buddy Request

  • Buddy requests must be made in advance and should be mutual.
  • Camp tries to meet all buddy requests but there is no guarantee that all requests can be honored due to age consideration and cabin size. Please limit the request to 2 campers of similar age. 
  • Changes to assignments cannot be made upon arrival and requesting a specific cabin is not possible.

Homesickness
Camp Farley has been operating a safe and successful camp since 1934. Camp Farley staff are seasoned professionals who take pride in taking excellent care of your child(ren) and making "camp" a successful experience for your child. One of the most beneficial aspects of the camp experience is for children to feel a sense of independence and self-confidence that is fostered within the camp environment. Some campers may need time to adjust to camp and being away from home, and may become homesick. Our staff has been trained to closely monitor children of signs of homesickness and to help them deal with these feelings.

What you can do:

  • Reassure them they will love camp and meet lots of new friends.
  • Send a cheerful card, email or care package.
  • Do not encourage your child to call home. Based on extensive experience, it has been found that children calling home during the first days of camp usually promotes homesickness.
  • Do not tell them you will pick them up if they are not having fun.
  • No news is good news! If a child is having a difficult time adjusting camp staff will notify you.

Keeping In Touch
Writing cheerful letters, emails and sending care packages are great ways to keep in touch and campers look forward to receiving these items.

Care Packages

  • Packages can be delivered to the camp office:
    Camper's Name c/o Camp Farley
    615 Route 130
    Mashpee, MA 02649
  • Care packages cannot contain peanuts or tree nut ingredients. Please use your best judgment when sending food and candy. No refrigerated items please.

Email:
Pre-paid family members can send up to 5 emails / week to overnight campers for $5.00. To send emails please visit email camper webpage.

Pick Up & Departure
All campers leave Friday evening, even those who are returning the following Sunday.

  • Arrive between 6:30 - 7:00 pm.
  • Pick up luggage @ Pavilion.
  • Retrieve medication from the Camp Nurse.
  • Sign camper out.
  • Closing ceremonies are 7:00-8:00 pm @ Council Grove.
  • Pets are not allowed on camp grounds.
  • All campers must be picked up by 8:00 pm.

HELPFUL OVERNIGHT CAMPER PACKING & ARRIVAL CHECK LISTS
Parent's Checklist of Must Haves

  • Agreement Statements (signed by both the camper & guardian)
  • Horseback Rider Waiver (if applicable)
  • Approval of Medications Form. (All medications must be in their original container.)
  • Payment
  • Completed Health Form, Immunizations, & proof of physical within the last 24-months. These forms will not be returned.

Tips & Hints for Packing Your Camper

  • Camp Farley is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen items.
  • Electronics, cell phones etc. are not allowed.
  • Label /identify all belongings.
  • Make a list of what you are packing. Keep a copy & send a copy as a guide.
  • Campers should have at least 1 pair of sneakers to ensure their safety during recreational activities such as sports, games, archery. 2 pairs is suggested.
  • Conserve space:
    • Do not use large storage lockers.
    • Do not pack fans.
    • Only pack clothing for the 5-day camp stay.
  • All abandoned items are donated to a local charity if not claimed within 2-weeks. Current Camper Photo (this is the most forgotten item)

Suggested Camper Packing List

  • Sleeping bag or blanket & sheet
  • pillow
  • shorts
  • t-shirts
  • long pants
  • pajamas
  • socks
  • rain jacket
  • Sweatshirt(s)
  • bathing suit(s)
  • towels - bath, beach, washcloth
  • toiletries - soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • comb or brush
  • flip flops for shower & waterfront
  • 2 pairs of shoes/sneakers
  • non-aerosal sunscreen
  • bug repellent
  • flashlight
  • writing paper, pens, stamped envelopes
  • optional items: fishing gear, musical instrument, book for rest time, rain boots

Day Camper Details
General Arrival Information

  • Do not leave your camper unattended.
  • Please do not arrive early.
  • Pets are not allowed on camp grounds.
  • Obey all traffic signs. Speed Limit is 10 mph.
  • Park in main parking lot.
  • Walk on designated pathways only.

Buddy Request

  • Buddy requests must be made in advance and should be mutual.
  • Camp tries to meet all buddy requests but there is no guarantee that all requests can be honored due to age & activity. Please limit the request to 2 campers of similar age.
  • Changes to assignments cannot be made upon arrival and requesting a specific counselor is not possible.

Check In

  • Monday: Registration is 8:30 – 9:00 am at the Pavilion.
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 – 9:00 am at the Pavilion. Check in your camper with the Assistant Camp Director.

Need an early drop-off?

  • Prior arrangements must be made with Camp Office.
  • Available Tuesday - Friday.
  • 8:00 am is the earliest drop time allowed.
  • Cost is $15.00 per child per day.
  • Park in main parking lot and walk with your camper to the dining hall to check in.
  • Breakfast will be provided.

Pick Up & Departure

  • 5:00-5:25pm at the Pavilion.
  • Check out your camper with the Assistant Camp Director.

Does your camper need an early dismissal?

  • Prior arrangements must be made with the Assistant Camp Director at the beginning of the day.
  • PLAN AHEAD:
    • For safety & to limit interruption, campers will be dismissed at a quarter past the hour (e.g. 3:15, 4:15, etc.).
    • Camper will be escorted to the Camp Office at their designated dismissal time.
    • If you did not make prior arrangements your camper will be dismissed as soon as practical given that our campers are in program and will need to walk from the program location to pick up their things and then to the office to be picked up.
  • YOU MUST SIGN OUT YOUR CAMPER IN THE OFFICE.

Need a late pick up?

  • Prior arrangements must be made with the Assistant Camp Director (or Camp Office prior to 5:00 pm).
  • Cost is $15.00 per child per day.
  • Park in main parking lot and walk to the dining hall to check out your camper.
  • Dinner will be provided.
  • Pick up must be by 6:00 pm.

HELPFUL DAY CAMPER PACKING & ARRIVAL CHECK LISTS

Tips & Hints

  • Camp Farley is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen items.
  • Electronics, cell phones etc. are not allowed.
  • Label /identify all belongings.
  • All abandoned items are donated to a local charity if not claimed within 2-weeks.
  • Flip Flops are discouraged.
  • Apply Sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival.
  • Lunch & Snacks are provided. We discourage campers from bringing their own food.
  • Allergies?
    • Allergy sensitive snacks and lunch options are available.
    • For severe medical exceptions, with advanced notification, campers are allowed to bring their own lunch.

Suggested Daily Packing List

  • Campers should wear or bring sneakers to ensure their safety during activities.
  • Bathing Suit & Towel (regardless of the weather)
  • Appropriate outerwear (Rain Coat or Sweatshirt)
  • Optional Items: fishing gear, disposable camera, musical instrument, book for rest time