The following information is provided to assist you in preparing your child for camp. Please feel free to contact camp for any questions you have at any time.
**2017 PARENT INFORMATION**
- Tuition Payments
A $500 deposit per session, which is applied to tuition, is required upon enrollment. A second payment of $500 per session is due February 1, 2017. The balance is due April 1, 2017. Tuition payments after April 1 are nonrefundable.
We accept payment by all major credit cards, electronic check or by check.
A 5% sibling discount is applied for additional children in the immediate family.
- Health Forms
Each camper is required to have a physical examination within 12 months prior to her arrival at Camp. Please see information to complete Health Forms in the CampInTouch section.
All medication is kept in our infirmary. All medication must be in the original container with instructions on the container and will be dispensed according to the physician's ordrs. Please do not bring homeopathic medication or vitamins. Please complete the Medication section on the Health History Form.
- Arrival Information
Campers arrive on Sunday generally between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Arrival information emails are sent several days prior to your daughter's Opening Day. Therefore, it is important that we have an email address for each camper's family.
If you are not bringing your daughter to camp, please notify us so that we may have you complete any additional required forms.
- Departure Information
Departure is on Saturday generally between 10:00 am and 12 noon. If you have arranged for another family to bring your daughter home from camp, please complete the Parents Permission Form and fax to our office before your daughter's departure.
If your daughter will be traveling alone to or from Camp by air, please complete the online Camper Travel Form as soon as possible and NO LATER than 4 weeks prior to her arrival. Please be sure to book your child as an unaccompanied minor allowing Camp personnel to escort your child through security at the airport. Camp provides transportation to and from Washington Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport accompanied by a camp counselor and a camp driver. There is a fee for this service. International campers may arrive one day early on Saturday. Arrival times should be between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Departure times should be between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm. There will be a stipend for arrivals and departures outside this time frame.
- Packing List
Camper packing lists are available on the Forms page of CampInTouch. There is a packing list for General Camp, Riding Camp, and Mini Camp. The packing list is appropriate for any length of stay. We provide laundry service once per two week session. Please use a footlocker no higher than 14". Everythingsummercamp.com has an excellent selection of camp appropriate trunks.
All campers attending General Camp and Riding Camp must bring their own riding helmet and riding shoes. The riding hat must fit well and bear the seal of the Safety Equipment Institute ASTM-SEI. It is best to have the helmet fitted at a local equestrian shop. If you don't have a local shop, you can call Dover Saddlery, phone 302-234-8047 and ask for Colleen, website: www.doversaddlery.com. The shoes should be designed for horseback riding and can either be boots or tie shoes with a defined heel. The heel should be no higher than one inch. Sneakers and hiking boots are not acceptable for riding. Campers may ride in jeans or any long pants. Tank tops are not permitted for riding-a shirt that covers the shoulders must be worn.
- Camper Mail
Send all mail (USPS, FedEx and UPS) to: 'Camp Rim Rock, 343 Camp Rim Rock Road, Yellow Spring, WV 26865. You will be told your daughter's unit on Opening Day. Include her full name and unit on all mail you send.
Emails: Emails can be sent through CampInTouch. We do not accept camper emails to our office email account. Campers do not have the ability to send emails.
Packages cannot contain FOOD. If you send a package, please make it small in size and limit it to one package per session.
Please help us by alerting relatives and friends of our no food policy.
- Camp Rules/Policies
We have a no cell phone and tablet policy. While we understand that electronics are a large part of our everyday lives, we would love to keep Camp electronics free. Please bring real books as opposed to Kindles. We will allow the girls to use iPods for music only, although there is plenty of music playing through Camp throughout the day. We discourage you from bringing valuable personal items to camp. Camp is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. No PETS of any kind are allowed at camp at any time, including Opening and Closing Days. Camp Rim Rock is a drug free, smoke free and alcohol free camp.
- Visits and Telephone Calls
Visits are usually a problem both for your daughter and her cabin mates. We do not have a visiting day. Phone calls get in the way of your daughter's adjustment to camp. If you need to find out how your daughter is adjusting, call the office at 347-RIM-ROCK, and we will arrange a convenient time for a director to return your call.
- Trading Post
Tuition includes a nonrefundable $50 Trading Post Allowance for each camper regardless of the number of sessions she is attending. Campers visit the camp store twice weekly. Parents have an opportunity to visit the camp store with their daughters on Opening and Closing Days. Items available are toiletries, stamps/stationery, batteries, snacks, small souvenirs and camp clothing.
- Bunk Assignments
If your daughter has one or two friends of the same age and grade with whom she would like to have as bunk mates, we will gladly consider your requests, although we can make no definite commitments.