Summer Camp Registration FAQs
How has the registration process changed from last year?
Following last year’s success, we have only made minor improvements to the registration process. Here are some changes that you may notice:
- New Calendar Page: When clicking on our 2022 camp calendar, a new tab will pop up, redirecting you to a new website. This website is home solely to our camp calendar. With the calendar opening on a separate tab, you can easily switch between the calendar and your registration form while filling it out!
- Improved Calendar Filter: Families now have the ability to filter the calendar by more than one age group, to easily match up camps in the same week and time frame for siblings.
- Improved Camp Selection Process: Instead of filling out a table with your child’s camp selections, the Registration Form now has a new easy-to-use camp selection feature based on your child(ren)’s pre-filled in grade level.
- Waitlist Changes: All waitlists will be capped at 20 children. Waitlists will be honored until June 1 2022. After this time, camp openings will be posted on the website and can be registered for on a first-come, first-served basis through the Registration Form.
Do you expect most of your camps to fill up during the member lottery?
Yes! Though registration demand varies from year to year, our camp roster was 95% full after the 2021 member lottery. Over 550 families requested enrollment in 2250 camp spots. With only 1200 camp spots available throughout the summer, over 1000 children were placed on waitlists. So if you are not already a member, consider joining today to participate in our member lottery.
How can I give my kids the best chance to get into camps?
Here are some tips to help your kids get into camp in 2022 (hint: flexibility is key!):
- Morning camps tend to be more popular than afternoon camps – if you have the ability to enroll your children in afternoon camps, their chances of getting in are improved.
- The more camps your child is available for, the more likely they will get into one (or multiple). For example, if you want your child to be enrolled in 2 camps throughout the summer, they are more likely to get into 2 camps if you select 8 options that may work for them rather than only 3.
- If you have multiple children and they do not need to be in camps at the same time, this can be helpful.
Please note that there are certain camp types that are more popular than others – these include our Hand-in-Hand camps, morning K4/K5 camps, and our Raptor Trainer camps. Though we make every effort to accommodate as many children as we can, these camps tend to fill up the quickest and have the longest waitlists.
Do you offer before & after care for summer camps?
At this time, we unfortunately do not offer before & after care for campers.
Do you offer full day camps?
All of our camp offerings are half-day offerings, lasting between 2.5-3 hours. We do allow for 2nd grade and older campers to enroll in both a morning and afternoon camp in the same week, but campers will have to be picked up in between camps, as we do not offer supervision during that time. Due to the active nature of our camps, we do not recommend children entering 1st grade or younger to enroll in back-to-back camps.