Tips and tricks for returning home

You will probably be curious to know how your child’s stay took place, if he had fun, what were his favorite activities, if he made new friends, if he has anecdotes to tell, etc. Your questions are legitimate, but let your child have a little down time before bombarding him with questions. Let him tell you about his adventures himself. The return from camp is a bit like returning from a trip, it takes a while before returning « to reality ». 

Is there anything special on Friday at the end of camp? 

We ask that parents arrive at the reception desk between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to obtain a summary of their child’s week, pick up their personal belongings, medication and sign their departure form

Parents will then be free to circulate on the outdoor site, to admire the kids’ artworks as well as their creations at La Grange Théâtre and to buy a souvenir of La Ferme d’André 2.0 (cash only). 

The mini closing show offered by the campers will take place at approximately 5:45 p.m. 

All visitors must leave the site by 6 p.m. at the latest. 

If we are concerned, how can we, as a parent, reach our child?

In the middle of the week, La Ferme d’André 2.0 will publish a series of photographs on its Facebook page to share the unforgettable moments experienced by our campers. If you are worried about your child’s well-being, leave us a voicemail message or send us an email. Please remember that since all our attention is devoted to accompanying children throughout the day, there may be a delay in responding to your message, however, we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that we do not use Messenger, Facebook, or any other means of communications. 

Your child is in good hands and will take part in multiple activities. We will contact you in the event of any urgent and/or significant situation. 

What do monitors do when your child is bored?

This situation is rather rare. If this is the case, the management of La Ferme d’André 2.0 will console your child, encourage him and ensure that a camp monitor encourages him to take part in an activity by pairing him with other friends. Please understand that we prefer not to allow contact with the parent so that the child experiences and develops his autonomy and that he integrates well into the group. During his stay, your child will be encouraged to write you letters (please include envelopes and stamps in their luggage) and, in return, we will be happy to hand over your email messages if needed. If boredom persists and 

your child is unhappy, we will contact you to let you know and determine the best approach to support and secure him. 

In case of rain, what do you do? 

The program of activities is adapted according to the whims of Mother Nature. La Grange à Tarzan, La Grange Théâtre, L’Atelier d’arts and the stable become the meeting places for board games, cinema, culinary art, dance, music and various shows, etc. 

Will my child be able to cool off in case of extreme heat?

Our monitors like to organize water games to refresh and entertain the kids. They are also made aware of the importance of drinking water and eating fresh fruit regularly during the heat of summer. In addition, they adapt activities during heat waves. Although La Ferme d’André 2.0 has an in-ground pool on its site, swimming will only be permitted in the presence of a qualified lifeguard to ensure the safety of bathers. 

What about your child’s special dietary needs?

If your child is vegetarian, vegan or otherwise, be sure to indicate this on the registration form and remind him to share it with the staff during meals and snacks. Prevention is better than cure. Note that La Ferme d’André 2.0 has a few foods related to such diets, including tofu, lentils, beans, eggs, etc. It is possible to provide us with a small grocery list identified with the name of the child if he requires a special diet. 

What about food allergies?

La Ferme d’André 2.0 is concerned about the safety of children. This is why careful and vigilant attention is given to the meals served, in order to meet their specific needs and/or to respect their dietary restrictions such as allergies and intolerances. Please use the registration form to inform us of any restrictions your child may have, without omitting anything. 

In the event of a reaction, we will use the EpiPen auto-injector prescribed for your child and transport him to the Hospital of Ormstown, located seven (7) minutes from La Ferme d’André 2.0. Should such a situation occur, we will notify you as soon as possible. 

What does your child eat?

Our menu is healthy, balanced and approved by a renowned nutritionist. It may vary slightly each week, but it will always meet the nutritional criteria. Vegetables, fruits and proteins are present in good proportion at every meal. 

  • 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, popcorn or other treats, in the evening.

What happens if your child wets the bed?

We carry out daily routine control of the beds. It would be advisable to add overnight underwear to your child’s luggage if he suffers from 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!