PIONEER ages: 3-5 years old Pre-K
DISCOVERY: ages 5-12 years old
TEEN: ages 12-16 years old
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT): ages 13 + years old
IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
What does my child do all day?
Each camp location offers slightly different amenities, but overall the campers’ daily activities are similar from one location to the next.
What about days with inclement weather?
All of our camps have access to indoor/covered facilities to keep campers safe and out of rain or extreme heat. On indoor days, we often watch a G-rated movie. We also play indoor activities like board/card games and arts & crafts. Depending on the facility, we may play an indoor sport like soccer, baseketball, dodgeball, freeze tag, etc.
Do you provide before or after care?
Unfortunately not. Our earliest drop off is 8am and our latest pickup is 5:15pm. There is a fee charged for late pickups.
Who is in charge of my child?
We keep all our camper-to-counselor ratios below 10:1. Depending on the age range, it may be as low as 5:1. A large portion of our counselors are high school upperclassmen or college students. Each camp has a director, who is often a teacher or involved in education. We appoint our most experienced counselors as head counselors, who are in charge of coordinating the junior counselors and keeping the counselors on schedule.
How are your counselors trained and screened?
All of our counselors are CPR/AED/First Aid certified. They also complete state police background checks and federal child abuse clearances each year. Before the camp season begins, our counselors attend an orientation that covers mandated reporting, bullying awareness and management, and child safety.
Do you provide swim lessons?
No, we do not. To ensure that safe participation in daily, on-site swimming, each camper must pass a swimming test with a certified water-safety instructor during the first week of camp. Please note, our pioneer camp for preschool-age children does not have a pool. Instead, they participate in a weekly water fun day.
How can I get in contact with a counselor in case of emergency?
Each camp director has a cell phone that is on their person at all times during camp hours. These phone numbers are distributed at the beginning of the camp season. In addition, we have the central office contact and the Parks and Recreation director.
What’s a pickup pass?
Pickup passes are made and distributed by the Parks and Recreation department to ensure your child is being released to an authorized caregiver. We take camper security very seriously and require pickup passes every day, even if the same person picks up every day.
Are the field trips included in the regular fee?
Yes, they are! Each camp goes on at least 3 field trips over the course of the summer. On field trip days, we provide transportation from camp to the trip and back again. Due to the young age of our pioneer campers, we do not leave our camp site for any trips.