Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp
General questions about our camp:
- What are Geneva Day School Summer Camp’s hours? The AM Camp is in session from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the Full Day Camp is 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Do you offer an Extended Day option? Yes, we offer Before Care from 8:00-9:00 a.m. for an additional $15 per day. And After Care is available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for an additional $15 per day. Extended care is available by reservation only and will be cancelled at any time due to lack of enrollment.
- What should my camper wear? Lightweight summer play clothes are considered appropriate attire for camp. All campers are provided with one cotton Geneva Day School Summer Camp t-shirt which may also be worn. Hats are suggested for outside play. Sunscreen is advisable and should be applied at home before coming to camp as camp staff do not apply sunscreen.
- Do I need to pack a lunch for my camper? Children can either bring a lunch or order a catered lunch through the Geneva Day School office. Milk and water are provided. Nutritious snacks are provided daily for campers too and are often the items prepared during daily cooking center activities.
- What if I forget to pack a lunch for my camper? Contact the Geneva Day School office by 10:00 a.m. and inquire if there are extra lunches.
- Will I need a bag for camp? We ask that each child bring a tote bag or backpack to Camp every day with his/her name clearly marked. All personal articles should also be marked. Tote bags are available in the office for purchase.
- How are older and younger camps grouped? Two-year-olds and young three-year-olds begin camp inside the building in self-contained classrooms and are later scheduled for outside play. Older three-, four- and five-year-olds begin camp outside on the playground and are later scheduled inside in a large room for various activities.
- Is transportation provided? We d0 not offer transportation. Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from camp daily.
- Do I need to fill out a medical form for my camper? Yes, all campers must have on file with the Office completed and signed current Health and Emergency Information Forms prior to beginning camp.
Regarding Enrollment and Acceptance to Camp:
- When do you accept applications for summer camp? Applications are accepted beginning in February for children of Geneva Presbyterian Church members, those enrolled in Geneva Day School, their siblings, and children who will attend Geneva Day School in September. These applications have priority until March. All other applications may be mailed in or hand delivered at any time. They will be processed beginning in March in the order in which they were received in the office.
- When do acceptance letters get mailed out? After completed application forms are received by the School, along with the required deposit, letters of acceptance will be mailed in March.
- When is payment due? A deposit equal to 25% of the fee for each session is due when submitting your Camp application. The remaining balance is due by April 1.
- What is your withdrawal policy? In case of cancellations, deposits will be refunded (less a $15 processing fee per session) until April 14. Once camp fees are paid, 75% is refundable if a camper withdraws up to 30 days before a session begins. No fees are refunded due to absence or withdrawing less than 30 days prior the beginning of a session.
A Special Word About the 2- and Young 3-Year-Old Children:
We want your children’s first camp experiences to be positive and enjoyable. For this reason, we highly recommend that parents of two-year-olds and young three-years-olds register their children for two consecutive sessions. This will help them adjust to what may be their first exposure to an organized group setting without their parents. We also strongly recommend that children in this age group not stay for a full day. The many transitions involved can be a bit much for young children.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. If this becomes necessary, parents will be notified thirty days prior to the beginning of a session. Fees paid for any cancelled session shall be refunded.
Established in 1978, Geneva Day School Summer Camp for Young Children is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. Geneva Day School Summer Camp for Young children admits children ages two through six years of age on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, sex, religion or national origin.