FAQ about Summer Camps
Q: When will I receive summer camp details?
A: A link to Summer Camp Details were included in your confirmation email received directly after enrolling in camp. A reminder of these details, also including your child's Camp Instructor names & contact info will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to camp. If you do not think you have received the confirmation email with the camp details, please check your spam folder. Still can’t find them? - email us and we will resend.
Q: What type of shoes should my camper wear?
A: Our best answer is closed toe, comfortable shoes. Our #1 recommendation would be keen type shoes
as the ability to get wet is great. Hiking boots are hot in the summer so would not be
recommended. Walking shoes/sneakers are good options, as well. Whatever feels comfortable to your camper
is your best bet.
Q: Do I need to fill out a separate Medical & Release Form for my child for camp?
A: No, we do not require a separate Medical & Release Form for our summer camps. We have wrapped that information/waiver into the registration form.
Q: What is your cancelation policy for camp?
A: Here is a link to our cancelation policy.
Q: Can my child be in the same group with his or her sibling/friend?
A: Feel free to add any requests during registration, we will do our best to accommodate, but no request is guaranteed. Groups are created by age.
Q: Is there a fridge/cooler where lunches will be kept at day camps?
A: No, your child will need to carry all of their belongings in their backpack all day. Please take weight into consideration when packing.
Q: Do the kids swim at camp?
A: No, swimming is not allowed at any camp, however the kids to do play and splash around in the water to keep cool. The rule is, they can go waist deep into the water. Do expect a wet child at the end of each camp day.
Q: Will my kid get wet/dirty at camp?
A: YES! It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes for after camp or a towel for them to sit on in your car.
Q: Can my child and his/her friend or sibling share a tent at overnight camp?
A: Yes, campers can share tents as long as it has been requested and approved by their parents PRIOR to camp beginning. Once camp has begun Instructors will not allow children to share at their own request.
Q: I have concerns about the heat in the summer. How do you guys deal with that?
A: We take heat into consideration when planning, including playing any running or high energy games first thing in the morning when it is cooler, staying in the shade as much as possible and spending time along the creek playing and cooling off (especially in the afternoons). We also are diligent in ensuring that kids at camp drink plenty of water to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe.
Q: Do you ever cancel camp due to bad weather?
A: Although we run our camps in rain or shine, we will cancel or postpone camp in cases of severe/dangerous weather (i.e. tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, etc.) If camp is to be canceled/postponed we will email you and also post the information on the camp’s webpage.
Q: Do you separate morning extended care and afternoon extended care? Can I just sign up for one of these?
A: You can sign up for each day separately, but each day of extended care is $20 regardless of how much of it you use. Extended care allows you to drop off your child as early as an hour before camp and pick up as late as an hour after camp. See camps for timing.
Q: Are your camp instructors background checked?
A: Yes, we are a state licensed summer camp and are required to have all staff background checked.
Q: I'm in interested in enrolling my child for multiple weeks camp. Do the activities and themes change week to week over the summer or is everything repeated week to week?
A: The answer is yes and no. While some of the activities will be repeated most of them are based on broad topics (i.e. plants, survival skills, birds, etc.) and there is a lot of room for the instructors to change up activities as they see fit. Additionally each camp does have its own unique flow. Our curriculum is heavily influenced by our students, their interests, and inspiration so the camp shifts as new kids come in. We also often rotate our staff through different camps and each instructor has quite a bit of reign to teach topics as they wish and/or focus more heavily on one topic or another. Even though the themes stay the same, all of the skills we teach at camp are pretty complex and require a lot of hands-on and repetition to master. So even repetition isn't boring. We have many kids each summer who take multiple weeks of the same type of camp and it's rare that we hear feedback that they were no longer engaged after the first week.
Q: My child attended your summer camp and I am in need of your TAX ID number.
A: Our TAX ID is 45-1989303 and it printed on your summer camp receipt as well.
If you have any more questions or concerns please feel free to give our director Dave Scott a call at 512-299-8870.