What are the minimum/maximum ages for the camp? The minimum age is four and the maximum is twelve, but we do accept thirteen year olds entering seventh grade in the fall.
Do campers have to be potty trained? Yes, please. We take frequently scheduled bathroom breaks and the students are free to go at any time during the day so accidents are few and far between.
My child goes to a bilingual school or is bilingual, would this camp be right for them? Yes. We have campers who have had completely different degrees of exposure to the language and each one learns according to their needs in mixed level classrooms as the language is taught through content. The camp is a great way to have students who come from bilingual homes or schools to improve their oral expression. Due to the small group sizes, students have more one on one time with the native teacher and more opportunities to participate in the activities.
How are the children grouped? According to the grade they are about to enter in September 2019. Los Pequeños: Pre-Kindergarten 4 and Kindergarten Los Niños: 1st through 3rd Los Mayores: 4th through 6th Some adjustments are made depending on enrollment.
How many children are in each group? Typically, there are no more than 10-14 children in each group.
What is a typical day like? Please click on the following link which will provide sample info about the weekly themes and the daily schedule from the summer of 2018. Weekly Themes and Daily Schedule 2019 themes/curriculum are currently being developed. What time does camp start/end? All activities start at 9:00 am and finish at 3:00 pm. We are in the Social Hall at 3:00 pm so parents are welcome to pick up between 3:00 and 3:30 pm.
Is there Before/After Care? Before Care is available from 8:30 at no extra charge. Unfortunately, we are only able to rent the facilities until 4:00 pm so After Care is available from 3:30-4:00 pm and costs $3 per day or $15 for the week. This can be paid online or in cash/check at camp.
Is it ok for someone else to pick up my child? Yes, please list all possible people who may pick up your child on the registration form.
What type of clothing should my child wear? We do get messy during our creative time, so comfortable play clothes are best. Sneakers or sporty sandals are ideal as we play in the gym and at the park. All campers should come with sunscreen already applied.
What should my child bring to camp? A water bottle and comfortable clothes/shoes. They are welcome to bring their own snack, but we provide snack as well. Full Day campers should bring a packed lunch marked with their name or purchase one from the catering company (info below). All other materials are provided.
Are there excursions? In addition to going to the Stapler Park every day for recess, we go to local points of interest in the neighborhood. All excursions are done on foot. Recess at the park and excursions are weather dependent.
Is the camp insured? We purchase medical/accident insurance for the camp. All campers are covered in case of injury/illness/accident. You can read about our policy here.
Has the staff undergone background checks? Yes, both in their home country of Spain and in Delaware.
Are snacks and water provided? Yes, we provide snacks such as goldfish, pretzels or graham crackers along with juice for the mid-morning break. We provide water, but not cups so each camper should bring their own water bottle marked with their name.
Is it possible to buy lunch at camp? Yes, we use the school's regular catering service provided by Dead President's Pub and Restaurant. Lunches cost between $4 and $5 per day and campers can choose from several options. Lunch includes a main, side, fruit and drink. More info and the link to order will be sent out the week before camp starts and orders should be placed 24 hours in advance.
Can I buy only on certain days? Yes, but the order must be placed 24 hours in advance.
Can I register my child and pay in installments? Yes, you can pay in installments by check or online for one child registered for multiple weeks or multiple children registered for one week or more. Instructions can be found on the Fee Payment Page. Final payments must be made by June 1, 2019.
What is your cancellation/refund policy? If for any reason you need to cancel your child's registration on or before May 31, 2019 a full refund (minus a $10.00 transaction fee for each cancelled week) will be issued. Any cancellations made between June 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 will receive a refund of 50% of the original fee paid. Fees for a camp registration cancelled after June 30, 2019 will not be refunded.
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ‒Frank Smith