Frequently Asked Questions & Information
Any days or weeks not attended without notice will NOT be refunded. Full payment is requested with signed application, however, your deposit will retain your enrollment and we will accept payments until the due date of the summer session (May 15th). After May 15th registrations will be accepted with full payment only. Additional weeks may be added with the discount at any time provided there is availability. Please contact the office with any questions.
You may withdraw from any sessions with a $25 office fee until May 15th. After May 15th we will retain $100 of your deposit.
Sign Out Procedures
Parents must sign their children out when they pick up at the bus stop and at the riding club! To avoid confusion, we ask that you not change buses in the afternoons but if you need to pick up early please email or phone ahead and pick your child up before 3:45 at the club. We will not accept changes told to us by your children! If they are going home with a person who is not on their authorized pick up list, please send us an email with their full name, approval, and any pertinent information in advance.
Things to bring everyday
A bagged lunch with nonperishable food. A large refillable water bottle, Extra sunscreen-Please apply sunscreen each morning and send more for your child to apply later. Our staff are not allowed to apply sunscreen to the children. Bathing suit and towel- Wearing shirts in the pool for extra sun protection is advised. Wear shorts and sneakers - sandals are not advisable in this environment. This is a farm environment which means your children will get dirty, please keep this in mind when choosing the clothes they wear.
Children may bring a few dollars for snacks from the camp store. No large amounts of money or valuables should be brought to camp as we do not have lockers. Please leave electronic games at home, they will not be permitted at camp. Phones may be brought at your own risk but their use will be restricted to before and after care.
For horseback riding:
Please send your child with long pants to ride in, we will give them to opportunity to change. All participants must wear closed toe shoes with a short heel to ride and handle horses in. Gloves and chaps may be worn if desired. Campers may bring a riding helmet with their name in it if they have one, if not, we have helmets for borrow - we do not permit children to ride in bike/ multisport helmets!
If you are interested in purchasing your child official riding gear, please check out Stablemates Saddlery, Inc. in Mt Airy, Md. We have 15% off coupons for anyone interested- just send us a email!
Lunch is not provided. Members should bring a clearly labeled lunch with nonperishable items. No refrigeration is available. Please avoid sending a treenut/peanut products in lunches- this is not mandated but it is requested out of courtesy to help protect our campers with severe allergies.
Treats such as, Gatorade, soda, candy, snowcones and Popsicles are available at the club store. All campers are asked to eat their lunch before making a purchase at the camp store. Please do not send your child with money if you do not want them purchasing candy, soda, etc. from the camp store.
The club will provide a Fla-Vor-Ice Popsicle for each child to enjoy in the afternoon before pick up time. If you do not want your child receive a fla-vor-ice popsicle, please let us and your child know.
Urbana Riding Club staff is trained in first aid and are ready to handle medical emergencies and to provide lots of TLC.
Disciplinary Policy: Punishable behaviors include but are not limited to: punching, hitting, grabbing, holding or inappropriately touching other people. Do not touch other peoples belongings. No foul language. No destruction of property and always follow directions of all adults. Children will receive two warnings from their counselors, explaining how the behavior was wrong, how the child should have handled the situation and how the disciplinary policy works, the second will include a time-out from an activity. Upon receiving a third warning the child will be brought to the office and we will phone home for them to be picked up for the day. If there is a fourth warning, the child will be expelled for the summer with NO REFUND! Any serious behavior will be expelled immediately. Counselors generally leave notes on the sign out sheets so you know how your child is behaving.