Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know
We always keep our camp groups’ health and safety as our top priority! Here is what we are planning to make sure summer of 2021 is the high-quality camp experience your teens.
We have learned, since 2020, that wearing masks at camp is quite possible. So, we are ready to wear masks when we are indoors or outdoors with groups other than our own when social distancing happens to be difficult.
We will hold multi-group activities/programs in open air and utilize physical distancing.
We are planning our programs in a way that reduces shared equipment and increased sanitizing of our program supplies.
All hard surfaces, including vehicle interiors, will be cleaned many times per day.
We will encourage all children in our group to monitor their health for two weeks before their planned day camp session.
We will assess the wellness of each child to identify symptoms of Covid-19. If any child shows symptoms of Covid-19, we will not allow him/her to participate in the program, or we will send him/her home upon showing the symptoms.
We will encourage children to wash their hands frequently with soap and hot water, especially before and after eating. We will communicate with parents if any child develops symptoms of COVID 19, and we will follow strict protocols when we respond to the symptoms or suspected cases.
We will supply lunch daily. There maybe day trips where places will provide breakfast, snacks and lunches. On some days we will require campers to bring their own lunches and snacks.
Our campers will eat with their group and all groups will be spaced out. Also, the children within groups will maintain social distancing.
Tables will be wiped down before and after use.
Day Camp Builds Character
If you are considering day camp for your child, you may be wondering if it is the right choice for your teen. Although each child is unique, we have found that summer camp is beneficial for all kids, and that many adults look back fondly on the days of summer camp. No matter what your child's interests are, day camp helps him/her to develop important social, emotional and cognitive skills. Best of all, day camp creates memories that last a lifetime.
Children develop and grow friendships with other children in their groups. Positive relationships play an important role in the well-being of a child.
Day camp creates a sense of belonging which makes kids feel safe, respected and able to freely express their individuality.
Day camp helps teenagers to identify, develop, and accomplish their passions, talents and potential. It provides an opportunity for each child to achieve something, whether it is completing their first painting or catching a fish. Because the environment is less competitive than school, such achievements help them to build their self-esteem.
Some of our activities facilitate knowledge of, and appreciation for, our natural environments. Nature stimulates all the senses and children get to see, touch, hear, smell, and sometimes taste nature. This makes the experience even more pleasurable.
Day camp provides learning experiences through exposure to art, culture and entertainment programs.
Day camp helps children to develop their personalities through adventure, races, games, etc. in which they learn to rely on each other.
Kids learn to communicate, to work in a team, to take risks, to make decisions, to solve problems, and to lead others at day camp. They also develop characteristics such as grit, resilience, kindness, politeness, and determination. Such skills are valuable and will serve the children when they become adults.
The children are away from parents all day at day camp. This independent time helps them to develop a sense of identity. They learn to become more self-reliant as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses. They learn to trust their inner voice, when making decisions or solving problems, instead of depending on a teacher or a parent. Independence is vital to becoming a self-sufficient adult.
Time Away from Screens
Day camp helps children to tap into the joy of life without the screen. Children let go of television, computers and mobile devices when they spend the whole day at camp, thoroughly involved in the activities. In all our programs, they have endless opportunities to engage their minds in enjoyable ways.
Health and Fitness
Time spent outdoors is important for physical, mental and emotional health. The children are free to run, skip, jump, climb, laugh, breathe the fresh air and get sun exposure for Vitamin.
Develop Lifelong Skills with Day Camp
During day camp, children participate in a variety of group activities. In each activity there is an opportunity to develop a skill that will serve each child as an adult.
When he/she participates in a sport such as a volleyball or bowling, your child learns how to communicate with other children, work on a team, and solve problems on their own. Those are fundamental skills in most professions.
When a child is chosen to guide a team on a hike, he/she will develop leadership skills combined with communication skills. Some of the activities, especially archery or ziplining, can be daunting and exciting, especially if they are new to the child. As your child faces challenges and overcomes obstacles, he/she will build essential decision-making skills.
While children learn social skills in school, day camp brings them together in an environment that encourages a greater sense of community and appreciation for individual differences. New and strong bonds can develop as children adjust their character to suit the occasion.
All these skills are essential in the real world and are nurtured in summer camp. That is why we encourage parents to trust us with their children this summer!