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Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I bring every day? 

  • A water bottle

  • Lunch and Snack

  • Weather-appropriate clothing! We will be outside

          in ALL weather, please bring raincoats/boots for

          rainy days, warm sweatshirts/hats/gloves for chilly 

          days and mornings - layer, layer, layer!

  • A change of clothes including something warm 

  • Sunscreen and/or bug spray

  • A hat

  • A backpack to carry everything

Is this camp a good fit for my child?

      Is your child adventurous and open to trying new things?

Does your child enjoy running around, hiking, and being

outside? Does your child like music and dance? Then the

answer is probably yes!

My child has specific needs, can they be accommodated?

     We welcome children of varying needs including those who are neurodivergent during all of camp weeks. While we don't offer specific one-on-one support if your child has an aid, they are welcome at camp. Our Neurodivergence Week (July 22-26) is a specialized week that offers smaller group sizes, and shorter classes so we encourage you to check out that week in case it's a good fit. Please contact us directly if your child has particular needs so we can discuss whether we can provide for them and/or if you have questions.

What are your staffs qualifications?

      All of our staff have extensive experience with children, while our specialized music/dance teachers additionally have extensive experience in their modality- all of them considered masters in their artform. Please visit the Staff section for more about each teacher. All of our camp counselors are CPR/First Aid certificated, fingerprinted, have passed background checks, and went through our extensive camp training.

What happens during choice time?

      Choice is a time for children to explore their surroundings. They can choose from a variety of activities including arts/crafts, nature projects, games, and books. This time will vary according to the desires of the group as well as the age range.

Is snack/lunch provided?

      No, please provide your own snack and lunch from home.

Is your camp nut-free?

      We are not nut-free, however, if we have a camper with a nut allergy, we will do our best to restrict nuts and nut butters in their group to allow for a safer experience. Please let us know about any allergies in general!

What are your COVID protocols?

     We have completed 4 very successful seasons through COVID following all the various changing protocols as we went. We have full faith in our ability to navigate the ever-changing waters of COVID and regulations. As always, we continue to follow all Contra Costa, CA state and CDC guidelines for summer camps and schools, including extra handwashing, increased staff training, and increased cleaning/sanitizing. Following the current guidelines and school protocols, masks are optional. We request that you inform us of any COVID symptoms, exposures and/or positive tests. Please do not bring your child if they are exhibiting any symptoms. If your child tests positive and/or is exhibits symptoms, please contact us so we can review our current policy with you including when they may return. As always, if you ever have any questions, please reach out! 

What happens if my child has a fever, feels sick, and/or is found to have nits/lice?

      We will contact you and expect your child to be picked up ASAP. Nobody wants to be out at camp when they aren't feeling well and, as we all know, nits/lice are very contagious. The health/safety of our campers and staff are always top priority so everyone stays well.

Do you provide extended care?

      Extended care is not provided, however if you are in need, please contact us as sometimes our daily camp counselors are willing to help out!

Can my child bring toys/books from home to camp?

      Sorry! We ask that all toys and books stay at home where they won't get damaged or ​lost.

Do you offer a CIT program?

     We do! Please visit our Staff page under CIT's for more information and use this Google Form to apply!

What if my child can only attend 1 week of a Summer Camp session?

     We encourage the full 2-week session for multiple reasons. It allows for children to establish a stronger bond with their new friends as well as allows them more time to become familiar with the camp and their teachers as a whole. It is exciting, not only to learn new skills, but also to have time and space to develop them. That said, we also understand that 2 week sessions are not available for every child due to scheduling. We do offer one week sessions during registration, however we still encourage the full 2 weeks.

What is the cost of camp?

      We offer camp for $1100 per 2-week session or $550 for 1 week. Our neurodivergent group is offered at $700 for the week.  We strive to make camp as affordable as possible, while also seeking to compensate our amazing teachers what they deserve. Please believe us when we tell you that we pay our teachers above market rate and for good reason! They are worth it plus more! That said, we do our best to accommodate everyone so that families who want to join us can. Please see below for discounts and scholarships.

Do you offer discounts?

      Discounts are offered for siblings and solo-parent households. Additionally, Early Bird Registrations for summer camp are offered between January 1 and March 1. Need-based financial scholarships and payment plans are available. We do our best to offer every family an opportunity to join us, at the same time taking into consideration the cost of fair compensation to our incredible teachers. Please contact us directly for discounts so discount codes may be given when appropriate. For scholarships, please apply with our Google Form Application.

Can I get a refund if my plans change?

      A full refund, minus a 5% processing fee, may be returned up to 30 days before the start of the first day of the Summer Camp season. After 30 days before the start of the first day of the season, we are unable to provide a refund. 

 

*Please note: If your child is asked to leave for any reason and/or unforeseen natural events (including COVID) causes camp to close after the first day of the summer camp season, no refunds will be given.*

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