Why choose Saratoga Springs Day Camp?
Saratoga Springs is a wonderful place to spend your summer! The outdoor environment allows children to experience a new setting through hiking, swimming and creekwalking in the redwoods. Our fantastic day camp program and exciting, fun activities are deliberately designed to provide an educational situation where children can learn invaluable social and individual skills beyond those learned in the school classroom. Saratoga Springs is conveniently located just 2 miles west of downtown Saratoga.
Does my child need to wear their camp t-shirt everyday?
We would like to encourage you to have your child wear their Springs t-shirt everyday as it makes it much easier for our counselors to recognize the children in our daycamp. One t-shirt is given to you on the first day of camp and additional shirts are available for purchase.
Can my child attend camp with a friend?
Certainly. Simply fill-out the section of the registration form labeled “buddy request.” Your child may have more than one friend attending camp, but Saratoga Springs can only guarantee that campers be placed together in pairs. If this is a really important issue to your son or daughter, talk to the camp director in advance about making an exception.
How are children grouped?
Children are grouped with children of their own age. If you would like to be in the same group as a friend, just ask.
What will my children need to bring each day?
Campers need to be prepared to play outside. They should wear (or bring) sturdy shoes to get wet in the creek. They should bring sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a towel everyday. Please be sure your child’s name is on everything he or she brings to camp. We recommend that no clothing or objects of value be brought to camp as we can not be responsible for misplaced items.
What is your cancellation policy?
If canceling 25 or more days prior to the first day of camp, the $100 reservation fee will not be refunded but the remaining balance paid will be. If canceling 24 or less days prior to the first day of camp the entire camp fee will be forfeited. No shows will also forfeit their entire camp fee. If a camper needs to cancel, substitution of a sibling or friend, or switching weeks will be accepted as long as the cancellation notice is received 25 or more days prior to the first day of camp.
Any changes in 2013?
Based on our past years experience our summer camp hours are now Monday through Thursday 8-6 and Friday 8-3.
4/4/13 – UPDATE We have heard from a few parents that picking up at 3:00 on Friday is going to cause an extreme hardship. Based on this knowledge, we are offering a limited space after hours care on Friday, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, for $50 per child. In order to register for after hours care you must be signed up by the Tuesday of the week of camp. If you do not sign up but leave your child you will be charged the applicable late fee listed below. We are sorry but there are no discounts for after hours care on Fridays. After hour care is not currently on our web registration but will be available soon. We would like to reiterate that, this is only for those parents who know they have a late Friday emergency or hardship that will prohibit them from picking up their child/children by 3:00 PM.