Preschool FAQs

MORNING DROP-OFF

Camp begins at 8:00 a.m. Two-year-olds swim at 8:30 a.m. daily, and the older groups swim at 9:00 a.m. Please walk your child in, and sign in at the reception desk.

AFTERNOON PICK-UP

Afternoon pick-up is between 2:45-3:00 p.m. Please come in and sign your child out. A counselor will escort your child to the reception desk.

Is there after care?

For preschool camp, after care is available from 3:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. for $15 per day. There is $1.00 per minute after 5:30.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a $100 deposit per camper is required.

What should my child wear to camp?

Campers should wear a swimsuit with a t-shirt and swim shoes/flip flops each day before swimming. (Girls should also wear shorts and a t-shirt over their suit.) Bring a towel and goggles. (Appropriate logos please) Pack a t-shirt and shorts with sneakers and socks for after swimming. Keep it simple. This is camp. They will get dirty. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Please put your child’s name on everything, especially towels, socks, and goggles. If marked items are lost we can identify them and return them to you. By the end of the summer, the camp office will be the proud owner of lots of socks, towels, and t-shirts that are not labeled.

Does my child need sunscreen?

Please put sunscreen on your child before he/she arrives at camp.

What should my child bring to camp?

A camper should pack a LIGHT bag each morning. Campers may bring extra snacks if needed. Campers need only to wear a bathing suit and bring a bath sized towel every day! Swim goggles are recommended and some children will want a sweatshirt if they get cold in the cabins. Water jugs with your child’s name are welcomed and encouraged. Campers will need a resting mat (and an XL ziplock bag it will fit inside for storage )and linens for rest time. A stuffed animal is welcome if they need company.

Campers will need a resting mat (and an XL ziplock bag it will fit inside for storage) and linens for rest time. A stuffed animal is welcome if they need company.

2-year-old campers will need to provide diapers, wipes and hand soap to be replenished as needed.

Money, toys, books, hand-held games, sporting equipment, CD players, any kind of trading cards and such are best left at home. We will provide all necessary equipment and supplies and shall not be held responsible for lost items.

What will my child eat and drink at camp?

A nutritious snack is provided daily and an afternoon snack is offered to those campers going to aftercare. Hot lunches are available to purchase for $5 daily.

What should I do if my child is sick?

Please keep your child at home for 24 hours after a temperature goes down or if they complain of a stomachache, earache, or headache. From experience, we have found you will soon be back to pick them up. It is better to be over cautious than to risk exposing the rest of the staff and the children to contagious sickness.

The school nurse is equipped to deal with minor cuts, scratches, abrasions, etc. EMS is located nearby and will be called immediately in the event of a more serious injury.

Will there be swimming? And if so, what group will my child be in?

All groups will be swimming five days a week. (Weather permitting) We offer a swim club after camp for an additional fee. To sign up for this you can call Coach Sam Freas at 954.401.4841, or email freass@wa.edu Each child will be evaluated on his or her swimming abilities and certain limitations to the big pool will be assessed on an individual basis. Goggles will not be provided.

Who do I call if there is an Emergency?

Kim Boros, 954.612.5949 borosk@wa.edu