2023 Summer Camp Registration:
Registration for Summer Camp 2023 will open February 6, 2023. Parents will be able to sign up for multiple camps by the week, fill out forms and pay camp fees all online.
2023 Camp Dates:
June 19th – 23rd: Art Week
June 26th – June 30th: Sports Week
July 3rd – 7th: Animal Week (No camp July 4th)
July 10th – July 14th: Science Week
July 17th – 21st: Drama Week
Summer Camp 2023 Protocols (please read) – Updated January 2023
Summer Camp Guidelines and Protocols 2023
Summer Camp Refunds
Thank you for signing up for summer camp at Hope! During this COVID-19 season, we recognize that summer camp attendance can be more fluid than usual. Here is Hope’s summer camp 2023 refund policy:
- Family cancels summer camp: If families cancel for any reason(change of plans, illness, etc.) and notifies director Christina Figgins by Thursday of the prior week – Hope will refund the tuition except for the $20 processing fee per week (we do not refund $35 registration fee)
- Quarantine: If Hope is required to close down a class due to quarantine of a student/teacher or a student has to quarantine – families are responsible for full tuition for that current week when quarantine begins, and Hope will refund future week/weeks tuition as needed for full tuition less $20 per week processing fee (we do not refund $35 registration fee)
- All summer camp cancelled by Hope: If Hope has to cancel the entire summer camp prior to start date of June 20, 2023 due to dept. of health/state/federal mandate – Hope will refund registration fee plus tuition less $20 per week processing fee
Summer Camp FAQ
How will I know if my child gets a spot in summer camp?
Registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis through our online registration system. We anticipate full sessions, so it is to your advantage to get your registration form in sooner rather than later.
Can I make changes to my registration?
If you need to make changes to your child’s registration after you have registered online, you need to provide written notice to the director at least two weeks in advance. If we are able to accommodate your change, we will let you know verbally or in writing.
When is payment due? Are there any other fees?
Tuition is due in full at the time of registration. There is a one time $35 registration fee per child. If families cancel for any reason(change of plans, illness, etc.) and notifies director by Thursday of the prior week – Hope will refund the tuition except for the $20 processing fee per week (we do not refund $35 registration fee)
Do I need to send my child to camp with snacks or lunch?
We will serve a morning and afternoon snack each day. Please send your child to camp with a hearty lunch as we have active days planned. This should include some type of sandwich or other main course along with fruit or vegetables, crackers, and 1 or 2 juice or water drinks. Please do not pack candy or soda pop. We are unfortunately not able to heat or cook items, and please send an ice pack in your child’s lunch if it needs refrigeration. NO NUTS.
What else should we bring to camp?
Please send your child to camp each day with a lunch, sunscreen (you can leave it at school), and weather-appropriate clothing. Please no flip flops; tennis shoes or sandals with backs are preferred for our active days. Finally, remember to bring a smile.
Can my child bring their stuffy/toys/device to camp?
Your child may bring an electronic toy or Legos/action figures to camp. You may send your child with a book or magazine if they wish, but please do not send your child with any other personal toys to camp. Blankets or stuffed animals may be sent with children in the Preschool program for nap time only.
What about sunscreen?
Please send sunscreen for your child, and select the option online which gives the teaching staff permission to apply sunscreen to your child. Per Washington State law, the sunscreen form MUST BE FILLED OUT in order for your child to use sunscreen during the program.
On bike days, can my child bring their scooter?
On your scheduled day, you may send your child to summer camp with a bike, skateboard, or scooter. Participation is optional. Children MUST have a helmet, or they will not be allowed to participate.
How are water days different than a normal camp day?
Weather permitting, each week we will have a water day, which could include sprinklers, bubbles, and other water play. Please send your child to school in a swimsuit or other clothes that they can get wet, a towel to dry off with, and send along a dry set of clothes to change in to.
Do I need to sign my child in and out of camp?
Please remember to sign your child in and out each day. Please know that we will not be able to release your child to anyone who is not on your emergency information, so please be sure to list anyone who will pick up your child this summer, and remind them to bring their ID.
What if I know I’m going to be late dropping off my child?
Our core activities usually happen between 9:30-2:30, so please be sure that your child is here during those times. Also watch the departure times on field trips closely. If you have questions, just ask one of the teachers.
Where should I drop off my child?
The Summer Camp Director will email each family prior to the week of camp to let families know where to drop off and pick up their children.
What if I am late in picking up my child from camp?
Pick up time is strictly 4 p.m. If you know you will be late, you must call the camp director to let them know. Consistent late pick-ups will result in an additional fine.