2019 Summer E.X.P.L.O.R.E. Camps Frequently Asked Questions
When are the Summer E.X.P.L.O.R.E. Camps?
The programs run over the course of 5 weeks, beginning on Monday, July 1, 2019 and concluding on Friday, August 2, 2019. A complete list of camps, along with their respective dates and prices, can be found on our website after the first week of February.
All programs run Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until 3 PM. For parents with hectic work or family schedules, an extended-day program is available in the mornings between 8 AM and 9 AM - and in the afternoons from 3 PM until 5 PM - for a small cost. Complete information regarding the Extended-E.X.P.L.O.R.E. program can be found in our 2019 brochure.
When is the deadline to register?
To obtain great early-bird discounts, families must fully complete the registration process by Thursday, April 12, 2019. After this date, the prices will increase to their regular rates. The official 2019 online registration can be accessed here.
What must I do to register?
How will I know when my child’s place is secured?
As stated in the parent acknowledgement on the official registration form, Registration is only considered complete when a non-refundable $100 deposit is received and four required forms are fully filled out, returned, and processed; the required forms are: the official camp registration form, Emergency Camp Care Form, Extended-Camp Care Form, and Media Release Form. The official 2019 online registration can be accessed here.
You will receive an email confirmation from the camp director stating that registration is complete and your child’s space is secured once all five items (inclusive of the deposit) are fully processed.
Can my registration be put on hold or not accepted?
As stated in the parent acknowledgement on the official registration form, registrations may be put on hold or not accepted in the cases of age-appropriateness, tuition delinquency, or concerns regarding student behavior. Any issue pertaining to the holding or refusal of an application is treated confidentially and directly handled by the school principal and EXPLORE Director
I do not plan to use the extended-camp care program for my child.
Do I still need to submit that related form?
Yes. The Extended-Camp Care Registration Form is required and must be filled out in its entirety for all campers. If parents do not anticipate utilizing this service, they must choose “Option 3” which states that if respective rides to not pick up a camper within 15 minutes of camp dismissal, the camper will be automatically placed into the extended-camp care program and parents will be billed accordingly. For safety reasons, no camper may wait unsupervised on the premises. Complete information regarding the extended-camp program can be found in our brochure here.
Can you accept more than 25 participants for a particular camp program?
Unfortunately, to promote a personal, unforgettable, and unbeatable experience for each camper, almost all camp programs do not permit more than 25 campers (unless otherwise noted on the camp brochure). In situations such as the community service or theater camps, no more than 5 additional campers may be allowed to make for a better experience; in this case, the community will be informed via email and on the camp website if additional spaces have opened up. If your child's registration has been declined due to program capacity being reached, and if you wish for them to be placed onto a waiting list, please email Mr. McPhillips, the Director, here.
Do you allow non-ICCR students to participate in the summer programs - and/or, are there admission requirements?
We will certainly welcome non-ICCR students into our summer community, but they must follow the same registration process as everyone else; additionally, they must have completed at least one (1) year of classroom education in a school. Please note that there is an age minimum and maximum for all programs (please speak to the EXPLORE director privately regarding age requirement questions). Furthermore, every effort is made to ensure that the campers understand they are visitors in a Christian environment that promotes the values of respect, character, and responsibility. For visitors new to our school, you can learn more about the standards and values we uphold, also known as the "Code of Community" in the camp policies packet here (see page 4).
Can we register for just certain days or only a portion of a week?
Unfortunately, to ensure organization and safety - families cannot register for certain days or portions of a program. Campers are not bound by any kind of attendance requirement, so they may attend camp as often or little as they wish; however; the weekly rate for any program must be paid in order to participate.
Are refunds given?
As stated in the parent acknowledgement on the official registration form, tuition payments submitted before June 1, 2019 will be refunded, with the exception of the non-refundable $100 deposit used to secure a child’s place at the time of registration. After June 1, 2019, there are no refunds given for camp days missed due to illness or other reasons. For questions regarding refunds, please email Mr. McPhillips, the Director, here. For questions regarding the balance of your account, please contact Mrs. Worrall, Business Manager, here.
How should I prepare for the summer?
What should my child bring to camp each day?
Parents and campers can find an overview of what to pack for each day on our website here.
Are you a peanut or tree-nut free program?
No, but we consider ourselves part of an allergy-responsive community that cares about the safety and well-being of every child in our program.
Detailed informed regarding what this means can be found in the camp policies packet here