|Camp Time Qs|
Q: How many camps are needed for my child to make progress?
A: We recommend a minimum of 2 camps a year to make progress. The more camps your child attends, the better he/she will get.Â
Q: What time do we check in for a camp?
A: 9:30 am is the standard reporting time for all camps. In case you are planning on reporting late please inform us in advance.Â
Q: What time do we pick up the kids from the camp?
A: 6 pm is the check out time butÂ all camps end with a riding display where the kids ride to show their skills to their parents. We also distribute certificates and share anecdotes at the end of the display. Please come at 3:30 sharp so that you can see your child ride. Friends and relatives are welcome to come and watch the display. The children always enjoy putting on a good show when they have an audience.
Q: My child has never stayed away from home before. Will he/ she manage a full camp?
A: Yes, we have had over 2500 first time campers and god knows how many repeat campers. We expect to deal with home-sickness and are experienced in handling it. For our younger campers, we recommend you send them with a friend or two for company.Â
Q: My child has never stayed without me, Will my child get homesick?
A: Not necessarily. Many first time campers are happy in their new adventure. For the odd child that does get homesick we ensure that the child is comforted, receives some counseling and simple one-on-one attention. Weâ€™d appreciate your co-operation in trusting in our extensive experience in dealing with young campers.
Q: Can I accompany my child for a camp or send a maid?
A: We strongly discourage parents, family or friends from staying or visiting once the camp has begun. We find that it leads to the child being distracted from an already packed schedule. We do however have a riding display on the last evening for which everyone is most welcome.Maids / Helpers/Attendants are not allowed.
We do allow families to be a part of the Japalouppe experience. Call for details.Â
Q: I donâ€™t fit in to the required age group. Can I still do a camp?
A: Yes but not in the regular childrenâ€™s camps. We do specific camps for anyone who requests it. Check the ScheduleÂ for camp dates.Â
Q: I would like to stay in touch with my child, Can I send a cell Phone?
A: Campers are strictly not allowed to have cell phones in their possession. In case you do wish to provide your child with your cell phone, the phones will be taken and kept in safe custody. They will be returned toÂ the campers between 11 :30 and 12:30 in the morning only.
Q: what about I-pods, PSPs, Game Boys, Cameras and other electronic gadgets?
A: No, we do not allow any expensive electronic items to be brought along to camp. the only electronic item we reccomend you send along is a torch.
Q: Do you have a drop and pick up facility?
A: No we do not provide this facility as of now.