What time is camp and how much does it cost?
CAMPER START OF DAY
Where should my camper go at 9am?
What About Bikes?
CAMPER END OF DAY
What happens at 12pm?
What should my camper wear? Do they need to bring anything?
- SUNSCREEN & BUG SPRAY: It is important to apply sunscreen and bug spray on your camper before arriving at camp. Staff does not apply these products to campers but we can encourage campers to reapply.
- WATER BOTTLE: We have access to water fountains and coolers/cups – but an additional water bottle is helpful so campers stay hydrated.
- HAT: Hats are encouraged-although hat sharing is not permitted.
- CAMP T-SHIRT: Each camper will receive 1 Saltaire Day Camp T-shirt which must be worn on Fridays
- SHOE POLICY: Due to the potential for injury (broken glass, hot summer boardwalks, bicycle pedals/chains) footwear for camp is strongly suggested. Sneakers are required for Field and activities as well as soccer and corkball during camp for increased mobility and safety.
- BACKPACK: Campers who have a backpack available will find it easier to carry their items
What should my camper wear on swim days?
Does my camper need a swim cap?
Does my camper need floaties or personal floatation devices if they cannot swim?
Will my camper go swimming in the rain?
What is the deal with swim testing?
Is there anything else I should know?
discomfort for some campers. We will make every effort to make sure campers rinse off after swimming. Campers who usually wear a one-piece bathing suit might want to consider a two-piece or tank suit so that the “bay lice” do not get trapped under their bathing suits.
Do the campers do anything else in the water but swimming lessons?
Yes! Read below.
- Monday Funday is when your campers of all ages will get the chance to play some traditional water games like Marco Polo or silly games like Water Dance Party. In addition to teaching swimming skills, we believe seeing the water as a place to have fun is critical to the success of our swim program.
- Ocean/Ocean Games under the guidance of our experienced ocean lifeguards, campers of all ages will get the chance to travel to the ocean side of Saltaire for beach games, learning about the ocean and marine life, and more. Campers in 3-6th grade who are progressing in their swim lessons will learn how to safely enter and exit the ocean.
Will there be a swim team in 2022?
How can your camper participate?
- Your family must select “Both Morning and Afternoon” programming during registration.
- 7 year old campers will be administered a swim test to make sure they can participate safely.
- Swim Team practices will start Monday, July 11 at 8am at the Bay Front Monday-Thursday. In house (Saltaire vs. Saltaire) ‘Swim meets’ will be at the Saltaire Bay Front Thursdays 12:45pm. The first Swim Meet will be Thursday, July 21.
- Swim Team Participants should wear a navy or blue swimsuit (ideally) and participants will be given goggles and a Saltaire swim cap.
Does my camper ever get snacks or food?
Yes! Snack is back! The camp will provide 1 serving of snack that will be served to the groups mid-morning and ice pops for special occasions. No nuts or nut products will ever be served. Campers may not bring snacks from home. Campers with allergies should contact the Camp Director and Medical Director. Contact info: email@example.com Medical Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My camper has an allergy/needs medication/carries an epi-pen/has a medical issue - who do I talk to?
What measures has the camp taken to make sure my camper is safe considering Covid19?
What about masking?
What is the refund policy?
50% Refund of any Program Session (1-Week Session for Camp and Monthly Session for Junior Lifeguarding) payment will be given if the session is canceled in writing by the parent/guardian at least 14 days before the session starts. If a written cancellation notice is given after the 14-day deadline, no refund will be given. If the Camper or a direct-contact family member has a confirmed positive COVID test before or during their session, partial refunds will be considered in consultation with the Recreation Medical Director on a case-by-case basis. All refund requests approved pursuant to this policy will be issued after camp season is over.
How will After Camp work?
What if I register for After Camp, but I don’t use it? Do I get a refund?
What if I didn’t register for the Morning and Afternoon programming, but my camper wants to participate or I want them to participate?
What if I only want my camper to participate in ONE of the classes offered? Can I get a prorated fee?
What if the class is full?
If we have reached the maximum number of participants who can safely participate in the activity – we will make a note of who and how many campers did not get a chance to participate. If there are 3+ campers who missed out we will make every attempt to schedule another section of the class for the week. No refunds will be given if we were able to schedule another class. Please know we will be monitoring the attendance and we will be able to change and adapt the schedule as needed to accommodate our campers and families. The goal is for every registered camper to have unlimited access to after camp classes and we will do our best to make that happen.
How do I see pictures of all the fun stuff that happens at camp?
How do you decide which group my camper will be in?
What if my camper has friends in an older or younger group?
During summer camp children participate in activities divided by developmental level. The goal is for campers to feel confident and successful as they learn or practice skills in a group of campers that are developing at a similar rate. If campers are placed in a group where they are much younger, they can get overwhelmed or feel ‘out of their league’ with mature campers whose skills are more advanced. We understand you might feel your camper is highly skilled, socially steady and confident–and ready for the challenge. That might be true AND the camp policies are developed in the best interest of the entire camp community as a whole. When placed in their age/grade level appropriate assigned pod your highly skilled and confident camper will experience being a leader in their group, and that experience will be invaluable to their social emotional development.
In some rare instances a camper may not be developmentally ready to tackle the age group to which they should be assigned. Our goal is for the camper to feel confident and successful, so camp administration will work with families and may assign the camper to a younger pod so the camper will hopefully build confidence and feel like a leader.
We stick to this rule for consistency and fairness. If we started making exceptions then the pods would turn into a mish mosh of ages. Yes, camp can be a time to hang with friends-but remember it’s also a time to meet and make NEW friends! “Every friend was once a stranger” the old saying goes.
Why might there be smaller groups within one age group?
participation in a scheduled activity. Small group assignments are entirely at the discretion of the Group
Leaders and the camp administration.
Still have questions? Email Molly Davis email@example.com.