A: At Earthplace Summer Camp we prioritize nature discovery. Our staff is experienced in nature education, and they encourage campers to explore new frontiers. We set safe boundaries within which campers are free and inspired to adventure in their own way at their own pace and to get dirty in the process.
A: Regardless of weather, our days are spent outside getting dirty! Camp is always filled with hands-on nature discovery.
A: We still play outside! Rain is nature too, and it’s a great opportunity for campers to explore being safe and comfortable outside in various conditions. If there is thunder, lightning or high winds, campers will stay inside and interact with the animals, conduct science experiments, create nature art or any number of engaging indoor activities. If there is a heat advisory or low air quality, campers do go outside, but for a limited time.
A: Yes! To ensure buddies are together we recommend registering through our website at the same time. As long as they are age-appropriate to be in a group together, and there is space, we are happy to help them share the summer camp experience.
A: Earthplace has a long history of including children with special education and special healthcare needs in all of our programs. At Earthplace, children with special needs are included in all programs. The key to a successful experience is transparent communication with families. During the registration process and prior to your child’s summer camp start date, please schedule a meeting with our administration team so that we can plan for a successful camp experience. Please note: If your child’s IEP or 504 plan includes a 1:1 aide, then a 1:1 aide must be provided for the child at the parent’s expense. Complete this form to give permission to share the 504 plan with Earthplace Summer Camp and then email the camp director to discuss how we can best assist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Please apply bug spray before dropping off your camper. Counselors visually scan the children after they’ve been in the woods, and we ask parents to do a tick check every evening. If a child is brought to the nurse with a tick, she will remove it and save it so parents can take it for testing if they wish.
A: To have a fun-filled day, be sure to pack the following for camp:
A: We will prorate the first week of camp (Session 2) based on the last day of your school's calendar year.
A: Please register carefully. We will not issue refunds, however, you are able to purchase insurance through CampDoc when you register and we encourage you to do so.
In the event we must close due to causes beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to: power outages, fire, pandemics, epidemics, or government action, refunds will not be issued.
A: Earthplace is now using the online portal CampDoc for all camper registrations and required forms. After registering your child online you will find a profile that must be completed for each child before they are allowed to begin camp. All forms are included in the online profile, replacing our previous paper-based system. Should you have any questions or encounter any problems while registering, please email: email@example.com or call 203-557-4400.
A: Register via our CampDoc online portal.
2023 Registration Dates
Members: Priority booking from Jan 2-Jan 8
Non-Members: Registration opens Jan 9
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Please register carefully. We will not issue refunds, however, you are able to purchase insurance through CampDoc when you register and we encourage you to do so.