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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are attending camp this summer, please be sure to also review these important camp documents:
HEALTH & SAFETY
What adjustments have you made to ensure the safety of campers and staff during the pandemic?
Our dedicated staff has worked hard to adapt our camp programs and create high-level protocols that meet the guidelines laid out by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood and American Camp Association. While we know that there is no guarantee that our protocols will 100% eliminate the risk of COVID-19, we will continue to adjust to mitigate risks. Please read our detailed page What to Expect This Summer.
The camp week I am interested in is full. Is there a waitlist?
Yes, if you want to be in a session that is currently full, please email email@example.com 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.
Can I register my child for a group other than the grade they are entering in the Fall?
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.
Why is the registration system not showing my child’s age/grade group as an available option?
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 waitlist. 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.
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.
Can I drop my child off earlier than the designated start time or pick them later than the designated end time?
Due to limited staff, we do not offer before or aftercare for campers. We cannot accept early drop-offs or late pick-ups. We understand schedules can be challenging and recommend carpooling with other camp families.
What about ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy at camp?
Please click here for State of Connecticut and Woodcock specific information regarding ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy at camp.
FORMS & REQUIREMENTS
My child's physician cannot complete the Youth Camp Health Exam/Record in time to meet the camp form deadline. Can my child still attend camp?
According to Connecticut State law, campers may not attend camp without all necessary completed health forms. Your child's State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record can be submitted in place of the Youth Camp Health Assessment Exam/Record. Required forms can be found here.
SCHOLARSHIPS & PAYMENT PLANS
Are there payment plans or scholarships available for Summer Camp?
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 the balance due after partial scholarships or if a scholarship is not available. To be considered for a camp scholarship or payment plan, please complete an application available here.