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General Questions

Camp runs daily from 8:30am until 3:30pm with before and after care available from 7:00am – 6:00pm. Drop off and pick up is at Badger Gymnastics.
The themes provide focus and direction to each week of camp while still incorporating a variety of sports and activities.
A typical day at camp is full of great activities to keep the campers busy! Please click here for a sample schedule.
The first session a child enrolls in costs $240.00 per child. If you enroll in additional sessions, the cost is discounted to $220.00 per
child, per session. By enrolling one child for the entire summer (11 weeks) at the time of registration, you will save $220.00 by paying $2,200.00.
For families with more than one child participating in camp, an additional discount if offered for signing up for the entire summer; this price is $2120.00 per child (a $320 savings!).
You can pay in segments two weeks prior to your child’s session. It is the policy of Swim&Gym to hold a credit card number for all families who are making payments on their balance. If you do not wish to give a credit card number, we require payment in full. Please contact us for more information regarding the payment schedule.

No. However, last year most sessions sold out so sign up early! If you refer a NEW camper to Swim&Gym, you will save $25 off your total as a “thank you”. Please have your referral write your name down on their registration form.
No. SwimWest and Swim&Gym Summer Camp are two separate companies.
The office must be notified two weeks prior to the commencement of a session. Swim&Gym will issue a refund of any unused portion of the payment, less the non-refundable $50.00 registration fee. Please contact Ashley, our Camp Coordinator, if you need to cancel your camper’s session. She can be reached at 608-831-6829.
No. Each camper must bring a nutritional lunch everyday; however two healthy snacks will be provided. There will not be an opportunity to purchase a lunch and vending machines will not be available to the campers.
If severe weather approaches, we will take the appropriate actions and relocate everyone to a safe area inside the facility. Indoor activities include card and board games, arts and crafts, and team building activities.
There are safe areas at SwimWest and Badger Gymnastics for campers to gather in if we need to take cover from
the weather. Both locations are air conditioned and the camp staff will pay special attention to the heat index and threatening weather conditions for outside play.
We ask that parents include sun block in their children’s backpacks for the day. Please apply sun screen and bug spray to your child before
they arrive at camp. Counselors will assist in re-applying sun block as needed throughout the day.
Yes. Although camp is a great place to make new friends, we can put specific children together. Please write that special request on your registration form. Both campers must be in the same age group for us to grant requests.
The minimum age is 5 years old and the maximum age is 13.
Call us and we’ll discuss your options.
Unfortunately, all children need to be completely toilet trained before starting camp. We are frequently on the move and this stage of development is a requirement.
We are able to hold your child’s spot over the phone but we cannot do phone registration because we require a parent/guardian signature on the Registration form. Registration forms are available on the website, at SwimWest, and at Badger Gymnastics. You can fax the camp contract to (608) 831-7606 to reserve your spot.

Yes. Extended care is available at Badger Gymnastics. Before Care begins at 7:00am, and After Care goes until 6:00pm. You can use this service as you need it from day to day. The cost will be $8.00/hour for the first child, and siblings are $7.00/hour.
That is a possibility; however we do not prorate the cost of the 1 week session. You must pay in full for the entire 1 week session, even if you cannot be here everyday.
No. We do not offer any make-up days for the camp.
Yes. Throughout the week, campers will be going on special field trips. Examples include bowling, hiking, trips to State Parks, visiting the Henry Vilas Zoo, Busy Barns Adventure Farm and Camp Randall.
The cost for all of the field trips is included in your camp session price.
We ask that if the child has any previous swimming or gymnastics skills, that you note their levels on the forms you will be filling out. If not, we will evaluate all campers on their first day to place them in the proper class for their skill level.
We will continually evaluate all skills over the summer. No camper will be held at a level which is below their skills.
Yes. The children will be swimming most days at camp, but if you want to have additional lessons you can also enroll in SwimWest’s summer session.
We ask that campers keep all personal electronic items at home. They will not have an opportunity to use them during their day at camp, and we don’t want to see any special items lost or misplaced.
We will try to accommodate your child’s needs; however, one child not participating makes it difficult for the entire group. It’s best if all campers can learn the different activities together.
Yes, we do take many pictures of the children throughout the summer during various activities at the camp.
There will be a special Release form in your camp packet where you can authorize that request.
You can speak with camp owner Karen Kay or Ashley, our Camp Coordinator. They can be reached during the week at 608-831-6829.
All Swim&Gym Counselors go through an extensive training program set by the state before camp begins and are certified in CPR and First Aid. Background checks are performed on all counselors and staff working at the camp.
Yes. Please be sure to pack your child’s swimsuit and a towel everyday for camp. If your child has a cap and goggles, please pack those too. If not, SwimWest will have some available.
You can contact SwimWest at 608-831-6829 and we will tell you where your child is, or will be, at a specific time. On the first day of camp you will be given a contact card with the camp director’s cell phone number, who you may also contact.
We have hired Middleton Busing to drive the campers between facilities. The campers will never be transported by counselors or staff.
We ask that you dress your children in comfortable ‘play type’ clothing, as they will be very active throughout the day, and to dress them for the weather. Also, please have them wear a hat or a sun visor everyday, and wear sneakers as opposed to any type of sandals. On cooler days, please pack a jacket for your child because we will still be playing outside.
Yes, each child will be given a camp t-shirt that should be worn on field trip days. Otherwise, the camper can wear the shirt any day they want to. The registration fee covers your shirt. If you would like additional shirts, please indicate that on your registration form, with an additional $7.00.
Like the school requirements, we will call the parent to have the sick child picked up. If a fever is noticed, the child will have to stay home for 24 hours after the fever goes away. These are state guidelines to help protect against the spread of illness through the group.
Yes, Swim&Gym Summer Camp is Daycare licensed by the state. We are required to follow all of their regulations.