Frequently Asked Questions
What are the camp sessions?
Our 2017 season runs from Monday, June 12th and ends on Friday, August 18th. Camp is closed on Tuesday, July 4th. Families can enroll for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 weeks. Consecutive weeks are not required. Our minimum daily requirement is 2 days a week.
What are the camp hours?
Camp hours are 9:00AM to 3:30PM. For an additional fee parents may drop off campers between 7:30AM to 9:00AM for early care and pick them up at after care between 3:30PM to 6:00PM. This is a flexible program so your child does not have to be preregistered. The fee is $2 every 15 minutes per child.
What are the ratios of campers to counselors in each group?
Our ratios vary depending on the ages of the campers. Our 4 to 6-year-old group have a five children to every staff member. Our 7 to 9-year-old group have a seven children to every staff member. In our 10 to 12-year-old group there are nine children to every staff member. Groups are staffed with a head counselor (college age or older) and junior counselors (16+). The Group staff are with the campers throughout the day and look after all their needs. They actively participate and assist the children in their activities. The day is spent going from activity to activity which are led by Specialty Counselor. Specialty Counselors also assist with your child’s daily activities but are not included in our camper-to-counselor ratios.
Are there any additional fees or charges?
Special Events, Friday pizza, snacks, camp shirt, and more are included in the camp fee. But there are additional fees for before/aftercare, camp field trips, extra t-shirts, or if you choose to tip the counselors. There is also a snack machine at the pool area so your child can purchase products if he/she brings money.
What about water and sunscreen?
We have water fountains and water jugs placed around the camp property. We teach the importance of hydration during staff training and take many water breaks throughout the day. We encourage campers to bring water bottles and fill them throughout the day. We suggest you apply sunscreen to your camper before coming in the morning and it will be reapplied after instructional and/or free swim periods.
Do you screen your staff?
Every staff member is thoroughly interviewed and references are checked upon being hired. We also require that all staff pass the national criminal and child abuse background check and online workshop on recognizing child abuse. Our staff is also CPR certified.
What do I need to send to camp every week?
Campers should wear sneakers and his/her camp shirt every day. We recommend that the camper wear a bathing suit to camp under their clothes. (Girls- 2-piece bathing suit) In their backpack, campers should pack an additional bathing suit/towel, flip flops to wear to/from the pool, sunscreen and a water bottle.
Is your camp competitive?
We believe that competition provides great opportunities for both teaching and learning. Our campers learn more than how to handle success and failure; they learn merits of hard work, sportsmanship, and perseverance. We teach campers to strive to be their best, as we focus on attitude and being positive.
What if my child doesn’t know anyone at camp?
One of the primary goals of child development is learning to make friends. We think camp is perfect for meeting new people and making new friends. Our counselors are trained to facilitate good relationships between children and are dedicated to helping each child to make friends at camp. Each Monday is treated as the start of a new session, and new campers are made to feel welcome.
How do you handle medical emergencies?
Head Counselors handle minor bumps and scraps at camp. An Incident Report will be provided to parents at pick up should first aide attention be required by a camper during the day. If more significant illness or injury occurs, parents will be contacted immediately and emergency personal called if necessary. We will not administer medicine unless you have sent in a note with your child or we reach you by phone to give permission.
What food do you provide? Are you Peanut Free?
We will provide a regular day drink and snack and also after care drink and snack consisting of pretzels, cookies, animal crackers, goldfish, and crackers. We will provide pizza for lunch on Friday’s with fruit, chips and a drink. We will have special cold treats throughout the week. We are PEANUT FREE at Camp RAD. Please do not send any peanut products with your child during his/her time at camp. We will provide refrigeration and a microwave for his/her lunch daily.
Will I be able to change my child’s schedule?
Our policies are designed to give families maximum flexibility while considering the realities of camp enrollment. We accommodate schedule change requests until June 11th, 2017 (additions are dependent upon space availability). After June 11th, all schedules are considered final.
Can I cancel my child’s registration?
All payments, less the $50 registration fee per camper, are refundable on or before June 11th and must be requested by calling Camp RAD or emailing the director. Refunds of camp fees are not provided after June 11th, 2017 for any reason, including, without limitation: absences, suspensions, dismissals, or withdrawals. After June 11th, no refunds will be issued, and all unpaid fees shall be due and payable in the amounts and at the times designated in the contract. For extended illness, refunds will be on a per day basis beginning after the fourth day of absence. A signed letter from a physician is required for a refund. Refunds are written 30 days from the written request.
What is your tax ID #?
As a reminder, day camp tuition is eligible for child care/dependent care reimbursement through your employer or as a straight deduction on your taxes. Most camp families take advantage of this and many pay less than 50% of their tuition out of pocket. Our tax ID # is 811710012.