Summer Camp FAQ's

Answers to some commonly asked questions can be found below. If you don't see the answer to your question below please call our office at (203) 762-7280 or email your question to wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Q: The camp week I am interested in is full. Is there a wait list?

 

A: Yes, if you want to be in a session that is currently full, please email wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org or call the office at (203) 762-7280. Occasionally families cancel registration and space becomes available. If space does become available we will call you. If you signed up for another session and the wait-listed session opens and you want to switch into it please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please also read our policies page for more information.

Q: I have one child registered for a half day program beginning at 9 am and another for a full day program

beginning at 9:30 am. Can I drop them off at the same time?

A: Yes, you may drop both campers off at 9 am. Your 9:30 camper will spend constructive time with designated counselors until 9:30 check in begins. *Please understand that due to limited staff, this is the only circumstance in which we will accept an early drop off for any camper.

Q: Can I register my child for a group other than the grade they are entering in the Fall?

A: We structure the activities of each group to be appropriate for the ages of the children relative to their grade. Children cannot be placed in a group whose grade is higher than the grade they are entering in the Fall.  In the case of Nestlings (3’s and early 4’s) children must have turned 3 by at least one month prior to the start of the desired camp week. In the case of Fledglings (PreK/K) children must have turned 4 by the start of their camp week.

 

Q: Are there payment plans or scholarships available for Summer Camp?

 

A:  Summer Camp scholarships are given out based on financial need and distributed on a case by case basis, dependent on fund availability. Full or partial scholarships may be awarded. Payment plans may be available to handle balance due after partial scholarships or if a scholarship is not available. To be considered for a camp scholarship or payment plan, please complete and application available here.  

Q: What about ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy at camp?

A: Please click here for State of Connecticut and Woodcock specific information regarding ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy at camp.

Q: Why is the registration system not showing my child’s age/grade group as an available option?

A: The age/grade group may be sold out. Check our camp schedule to see if the age/grade group is marked “full”.  Contact our office if you’d like to be added to a wait list. Alternatively, your child’s birth date might fall outside of the preset age parameters in our system. Contact our office and we can assist you with making necessary adjustments.

 

Q: Why is the registration system showing a different age/grade group than my child should fall into?

A: Your child’s birth date might fall into a different age parameter preset in our system, therefore placing them into a different grade. Contact our office at (203) 762-7280 and we can assist you with making necessary adjustments to ensure your child is registered for the group appropriate for their grade.

 

Q: My child's physician cannot complete the Youth Camp Health Exam/Record in time to meet the camp forms deadline. Can my child still attend camp?

A: According to Connecticut State law, campers may not attend camp without all necessary completed health forms. Yours child's State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record can be submitted in place of the Youth Camp Health Assessment Exam/Record. Please contact our offices if you have additional questions or concerns.

Woodcock Nature Center

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P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

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