Frequently Asked Questions
A: Campers who are being driven to/from camp can be brought to camp any time between 8:45 and 9:00 am, and picked up between 4:00 and 4:20 pm.
A: We are happy to integrate children with special needs, depending on their individual circumstances. Camp is an excellent way for children of all abilities to grow and learn, and being exposed to a broad range of people with different skills and talents is a rewarding and enriching experience for any child. We can provide 1 one on one buddy (staff), or, in some cases, parents may send someone familiar and experienced in working with their child. Parents of a child with special needs are asked to call the Camp Director to discuss the inclusion of their child at camp.
A: We will make a strong effort to fulfill all requests for friends of the same gender, grade and camp session to be in the same group.
A: Yes! We pride ourselves on our excellent swim instruction program. Each camper has a Life Savings Society swimming lesson every day. Campers are grouped for swimming lessons based on their swimming ability. Lesson groups are small, taught by a Life Savings Society swim instructor. Please note that Swim lessons only occur during main camp (weeks 1 to 8).
A: We have extensive indoor facilities for all campers on rainy days. We continue with our regular program inside. Instead of swimming lessons in the pool, our aquatic staff will teach the water safety component of the Red Cross swim program, or plan a special event or activity.
A: Camper safety is our number one priority! We continuously evaluate every aspect of camp, including arrivals, departures, transportation, food safety, staff qualifications, fire prevention and record keeping. We keep current with the newest developments in camp safety and operations. We are committed to keeping Adventure Valley Day Camp as safe and secure as possible.
A: We are far removed from any roads or intersections, and can only be accessed by crossing our bridge. We have a surveillance system with multiple cameras monitoring the property. Our Senior Staff members have immediate and on-going communication available through the use of commercial grade walkie-talkies. No visitors are allowed on our property unless they are accompanied by one of our senior staff members.
A: We have a full time registered nurse at camp at all times. A camper who feels sick will go to the nurse, who evaluates his/her condition. If necessary, the nurse will contact the child’s parents to pick him/her up. Our camp nurse also treats basic injuries that occur during the day, such as bug bites, scrapes, etc. The camp nurse administers all medication to campers who require it during the camp day.
A: Yes, we have an optional extended day program. You can bring your child to camp as early as 8:00 am, and pick up as late as 5:30 pm. Staff will supervise extended day campers while they relax and unwind after their busy and exciting camp day. There is an additional charge of $60/week for the extended day program.
A: Yes! We are happy to open our doors to parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles…almost every day of camp. The only condition with our open door policy is that visitors check in at the office (with proper ID of course) and walk around camp with one of our Adventure Valley staff members.