Summer Camp Info/FAQ
Just a reminder to also check the camp page for additional info! BMK is located at 4139 Crosheck Rd, Solon.
Refunds will not be offered except for special circumstances after May 1st, 2023. After May 1st, you are welcome to find someone to take your spot, or contact me to offer your spot up to the waitlist. Before May 1st, you will receive a refund except for a $25 processing fee. If you want to switch camp weeks, I will do my best to make that happen, but please know that all changes are not simple and do take time, so please have patience if you are requesting changes.
If I cancel a camp, you will receive a full refund or the option to switch to an additional camp or the make up camp date.
Bad weather- no refunds will be offered for bad weather, if we are unable to be outside, the activities move inside.
All 3 day camps are Monday-Wednesday from 9am-12pm.
All camps will include time with the animals and in the treehouse and timber adventure playground. The archery range will be available on a camp to camp basis.
4139 Crosheck Rd, Solon
BMK shares a driveway with the house at the top of the hill. Those are our awesome neighbors and they also own the play equipment/trampoline – please keep your kids off their lawn and do not block their driveway.
BMK is the first left on Crosheck Rd, there is our big red barn that is hard to miss, turn left there and head down the driveway to the white house. Do not stop at the top of the drive.
It is hard to miss where to drop your kid off, I will be standing there and there is also a sign. Please do not park in the spots in front of the house as that is used for cars to circle around. Drop your kid off where I am standing, circle around, and take off. If you want to walk your kid to me, please circle around and park facing up the driveway. It is hard to see until you are halfway back up the driveway, but there is sign that says “parking starts here”. Park facing that sign- not in front of it.
The BMK driveway is wide enough for 2 cars to allow for a easy flow of traffic. If you are waiting to leave and the car in front isn’t moving, use your judgment and simply move around them.
If you arrive before 8:45am, please pull down the driveway and circle around and park facing up the driveway. Do not leave your child until you see me.
PICK UP: Camp ends at 12pm. We are often done either a few minutes before or can run a few minutes late. If you arrive early, simply pull down and park up the hill. If the car in front of you isn’t ready to leave when you are, remember you can just pull around them and off you go! If you need your child right at 12pm- let me know and I will make sure they are ready to go. If you will be later than 12:15 please text me at (319) 325-3464. Life happens, I get it. Please do not stress out if you are running late.
As a parent of 3 myself, I am always focused on not only how to make these camps better for your kids, but also how to make them better for the parents. This year, the room that I use for my indoor leadership workshops will be available for you to use as a coffee/tea lounge. You can use the wifi and get work done or read your own books or enjoy the books available in the BMK library. The covered patio will also be set up for those who want to be outside and on days when the lounge room will be needed for inside activities. If you plan on staying, please let me know and plan on coming closer to 9am, to allow for most cars to drop off. You can then park facing up the drive. You are welcome to bring food and drink with you and babies- babies are always welcome here! Please send me an email (do not put in note section of registration) if you plan on staying as I can then plan accordingly as somedays we use all of the rooms.
There are no Covid specific regulations.
Please be considerate about not exposing others to any illness as well as Covid.
I plan on keeping the camps peanut free, but please do send appropriate medication for all allergies. This is covered in the waiver, but I need to make it clear here too. I welcome all kids, but I need to be informed about anything that might impact their ability to fully enjoy/participate in the camp and the experience of others. I will be honest with you if I feel that I am capable of handling physical or mental disabilities and just ask that you are honest with me.
If your child has any allergies/medical conditions that I need to know about please send me a separate email with that in the subject line.
PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS or be okay with them being lost.
I do provide water, but a water bottle is always welcomed to cut down on plastic cup waste.
Kids will be outside so bug spray before arriving is smart. They are mostly in the shade, so sunscreen is often not needed but of course you can send some or apply before arriving.
You are welcome to send snacks- your child can eat and drink water whenever they want.
Extra clothes/appropriate shoes/boots: If it is muddy out, please send extra clothes and good boots/shoes for being in the mud and with animals with hooves who also poop.
NO FLIP FLOPS. Closed toed shoes are preferred. Fire campers must wear closed toed shoes.
They will be playing with animals and in the woods and doing crafts and cooking. Do not send them in clothes that you care about keeping clean.
Hats are great, but I get it, kids don’t often wear them.
Long hair will need to be put up when cooking so please send a hair tie.
I have just about everything your kid could need, so if you forget something, just text me, don’t stress or worry.