The male gender is used in this document as a gender neutral. The use of the male gender is intended to lighten the text and make it easier to read it.
Your child is expected on Sunday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in order to participate in his first activity from 3:30 p.m., and must leave La Ferme d’André the following Saturday before 11 a.m.
At La Ferme d’André, children are not divided by age group and do not have a dedicated monitor. They define their “schedule” according to their interests and passions of the moment. Accompanied by qualified, motivated and dynamic instructors, the children carry out their projects, make discoveries and participate in the various activities offered.
Reassure you child monitors and friends will also sleep at La Ferme d’André. We invite you to consult the Internet to find good advice to prepare your child.
On average, there is one (1) monitor for six (6) to nine (9) children. The monitors are always at their posts at the various strategic locations of the Farm in order to safely accompany the children in their activities.
At most, La Ferme d’André can accommodate 65 children at a time to sleep!
It is important to have enough comfortable clothing for your child’s stay according to the weather forecast. We invite you to check out the list of personal belongings to bring, found on our website, so you don’t forget anything. In the event of an accident, your child’s clothes will be washed by the staff of La Ferme d’André and given to your child the following days.
Your child will sleep in one of the two dormitories located in the stone house, with monitors nearby. Your child will also be able to sleep one night in two in the Grange de Tarzan. Monitors will accompany your child to ensure his safety and that of the other children.
Indeed, there is a (1) dormitory for girls and a (1) dormitory for boys.
When allocating beds, monitors always ensure that your child is placed close to his friends. La Ferme d’André makes it a duty to ensure that all children are happy during their stay!
We carry out daily routine control of the beds. It would be advisable to add night panties to your child’s luggage if he suffers from bedtime bedwetting. When you arrive, we will make sure to store them carefully, out of sight. We know that these nocturnal leaks are a sensitive and delicate subject. That’s why you can count on our absolute discretion!
Balanced and healthy meals and small treats are served to the children during their stay at La Ferme d’André.
Menus and snacks are chosen according to their tastes:
- Pasta, hamburgers, soups, etc.
- Raw vegetables with dip or salads
- Appetizing, unsweetened desserts
- For snacks, fresh fruit and crackers with cheese or a snack that the children will have cooked
- Cookies with a glass of milk in the evening
La Ferme d’André does not take the safety of children lightly. This is why careful and careful attention is paid to meals served, in order to meet your child’s specific needs or to respect his dietary restrictions such as allergies and intolerances. In the event of a reaction, we will use the EpiPen auto-injector prescribed to your child and transport him to the Hospital of Ormstown, located seven (7) minutes from La Ferme d’André. Should such a crisis occur, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Aquatic activities are under the supervision and safety of qualified lifeguards. The outdoor swimming pool meets the requirements of the Public Bath Safety Regulations. La Ferme d’André takes care to respect the ratio required according to the number of bathers.
Your child follows a comforting routine: he/she sits around the campfire, grabs a snack (biscuits and milk), sings and plays his musical instrument, if necessary. Finally, your child brushes his teeth, puts on his pajamas and goes to bed around 9 p.m.
Know that this happens very little often! If this is the case, we comfort, encourage and ensure that a monitor stimulates him by practicing an accompanied activity and pairing him with other friends. If his boredom persists, we will contact you to help us secure him.
If you are really worried about your child’s well-being, we invite you to leave a message on La Ferme d’André’s voicemail or email us. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Be aware, however, that the role of the staff of La Ferme d’André is to accompany the children for all their activities of the day which could cause a delay for the return of call or a response to your email. Don’t worry, your child is in good hands and will be busy with