REGISTRATION/BEFORE CAMP

When will Young Explorers Camp begin accepting registrations for the summer?

How soon should I register?

What is the age range of Young Explorers Camp?

Can my child attend more than one session of Young Explorers Camp?

How does the waitlist process work?

I'm a River Parkway Trust Member; where do I find my discount code?

What happens after my child is registered?

What is the Young Explorers Camp cancellation/refund policy?

How are groups assigned?

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Where and when do I drop off/pick up my Young Explorer each day?

Can my child arrive early/late to camp?

What if my child is sick or unable to attend camp for another reason

What does my child need to bring to camp each day?

Can I stay with my child during the camp session?

 

REGISTRATION/BEFORE CAMP

When will Young Explorers Camp begin accepting registrations for the summer?

Camp registration opens on March 1st of 2018.  Registration is completed online here.

How soon should I register?

We recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure you receive your first choice of session.  Most weeks fill up by mid-May. 

What is the age range of the Young Explorers Camp?

The Young Explorers Camp is for ages 3-1/2 through entering Kindergarten. Some exceptions can be made for children who are entering 1st grade but have never been to camp before, are timid, or are young for their grade. If you feel your child would benefit from attending Young Explorers Camp but they fall outside of the age requirements, please call our office at (559) 248-8480 ext. 104 directly with this request. All campers must be potty trained to participate.

Can my child attend more than one session of Young Explorers Camp?

Yes!  Each camper may register for up to 2 weeks of River Camp or Young Explorers each summer.

How does the waitlist process work?

If your desired session is full, you may register your camper for the waitlist here.  If/when a spot opens up for your camper you will be automatically notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to register.  If you do not register within those 48 hours your spot will be forfeited and offered to the next camper on the waitlist.  Please note: River Parkway Trust staff are unable to assess the likelihood that a spot will open up for your camper, as the variables are beyond our control.

I’m a River Parkway Trust Member; where do I find my discount code?

River Parkway Trust members receive the discount codes for the season via e-mail when registration opens in early March.  If you did not receive a copy of the discount code please call us at (559) 248-8480.

What happens after my child is registered?

You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail immediately upon registration.  This e-mail will include a copy of your registration and basic camp information.  Additional information will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the beginning of your registered camp date.

What is the Young Explorers Camp cancellation/refund policy?

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration: $50 for River Camp or $25 for Young Explorers.  Full refunds (less the deposit amount) will be given if requested at least 7 days prior to your camp start date.  If you cancel less than 7 days prior to your camp start date, refunds will only be given for medical or family emergencies.  If you need to cancel, please contact Molly Schnur-Salimbene, Community Programs Director, at (559) 248-8480 ext. 104.

How are groups assigned?

Since Young Explorers Camp is capped at 20 campers per day and campers tend to be within 2 years of age from each other, campers participate in most activities as a group. However, we are mindful of the developmental differences between ages 3-1/2 and 5-1/2 and strive to create an environment conducive for children to thrive physically, socially and emotionally as they experience nature. We will divide into groups during certain activities to ensure camper safety, match interest/ability level and foster small group interaction. We do our best to accommodate siblings or friends that desire to stay together.

 

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Where and when do I drop/pick up my Young Explorer each day?

Young Explorers are dropped off at 9 am and picked up at 12 pm from the River Center each day.  All campers must be signed in and out by a guardian or authorized pick-up.  Click here for a map to the River Center.

Can my child leave early/arrive late to camp?

We strongly encourage you to schedule your camper’s session to minimize any scheduling conflicts that require late arrival or early pick-up.  In the event that such a conflict is unavoidable, please make arrangements with the Camp Director in advance.  During non-camp hours, the Director can be reached at (559) 248-8480 ext. 157 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  During camp hours you may call the main office line at (559) 248-8480 to leave a message with office staff.

What if my child is sick or unable to attend camp for another reason?

If your child is going to miss a day of camp, please contact the Camp Director ASAP to notify us of the absence.  During non-camp hours, the Director can be reached at (559) 248-8480 ext. 157 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  During camp hours you may call the main office line at (559) 248-8480 to leave a message with office staff.

What does my child need to bring to camp each day?

Please have your child wear the following to camp each day:

  • Swimsuit (under clothing; no changing room available)
  • Shoes that can get wet (NO FLIP FLOPS)
  • Sunscreen and a hat

Please have your child bring the following to camp each day:

  • A full, reusable water bottle
  • A towel

We will provide:

  • All activity supplies
  • River Camp T-shirt
  • Drinking water/Gatorade
  • Morning snack

I stay with my child during the camp session?

Yes! We welcome parents or other guardians to stay and join in the fun. 

 

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