PLAY. BE ACTIVE. & UNPLUG
We are excited to offer Swim & Gym Fall Camp 2020 from August 31st – October 30th, 2020 at our SwimWest Swim School Location (1001 Deming Way). With many area school districts starting with virtual learning, our mission is to give children a safe space to play, be active, and unplug. Parents will be able to pick a combination of morning, lunch bunch, and afternoon sessions for the 5 or 9-week session that fits their schedule needs.
8:15-8:30 am Drop off at SwimWest
8:30-11:30 am Morning Camp Programming
11:30-11:45 am Pick up at SwimWest
11:30-12:30 Lunch Bunch- available for parents who need more time for pick up or for campers who are staying for the afternoon programming.
12:15-12:30 pm Drop off at SwimWest
12:30-3:30 pm Afternoon Camp Programming
3:30-3:45 pm Pick up at SwimWest
Do I have to sign up for the month of September and/or October?
What is the cost for a camper to join the camp?
What is the cost if my other children want to join? Is there a discount?
No. However, with our limited space we feel we will be sold out so sign up early!
Am I allowed to pay in installments if I am signed up for the entire 9 weeks?
A deposit of your first week will be due at the time of registration. When you book for September. The remaining weeks of September is due on September 1st, and the payment for October will be due on October 1st.
When you book for the fall camp, is there a non refundable fee?
Yes, the first week of camp that you registered for is the deposit.
We are ‘Fish Members’ at SwimWest. Does that apply to the camp also?
No, SwimWest and Swim&Gym Camp,LLC are two different companies
What is the camp refund policy?
When you book for the fall camp, there is a non refundable deposit of the first week of the days and times you registered for. The consecutive weeks can be refunded.
Is lunch provided and what is the Lunch Bunch cost?
No. Each camper must bring a nutritional lunch, however a morning and afternoon snack will be provided. There will be no opportunity to purchase a lunch and vending machines are not available. The cost for Lunch Bunch is $6 per child
Can I join the camp mid month?
Yes. If there is room in the camp, you can join in at any time.
I only want to join in October, when can I schedule camp?
Open registration for October will begin September 15th.
Where do the campers go if inclement weather occurs?
If severe weather approaches, we will take the appropriate actions and relocate everyone to a safe area inside the SwimWest facility.
How will you handle cold days?
We ask that parents plan for cold weather days, and dress your child appropriately in layers. Colder weather is in the morning, a jacket is recommended to start the day’s activities. We will have space heaters inside the tent, and enclose the sides to keep a warm atmosphere for our inside tent activities.
Will sunblock be provided?
No. Please put sunscreen on your children before camp. We will reapply sunscreen as needed throughout the day.
Can I request that my child be in the same group with a friend?
Yes. Although camp is a great place to make new friends, we can put specific children together. Please write that request on your registration form.
What is the minimum and maximum age for the camp?
The minimum age is 5 and the maximum age is 13.
My child is almost 5. Can he/she start camp early?
Call us and we’ll discuss your options.
My child is still struggling with toilet training. Is this a problem?
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.
My children’s ages are 5 and 8. Will they be placed in the same group?
The fall camp will only have 36 campers total, which means that age groups may be mixed more than our traditional summer camp. If you would like your children to be placed in the same group, we are happy to honor your request.
Can I sign up for camp over the phone?
Yes, you can call and our Customer Service Representative will help you enroll, or you can enroll online through our website.
Is there before or after care?
No. We only have the Lunch Bunch that is available that is from 11:30 – 12:30 as a bridge between our morning and afternoon programs. The Lunch Bunch cost is $6.00 and does not include lunch.
Can my child only attend camp 3 days a week?
Yes. You can pick any of the 5 days that fit your schedule, morning or afternoon, or both. We are offering a very flexible schedule to accommodate our families. During this time, we are in this together and want to be the solution to our families challenges with their schedules.
What if my child misses a day of camp? Can we do a make-up day?
We are not offering make ups for days missed. Please let us know if you are missing, so that we can plan accordingly and do not worry about your child.
Will the campers be taking field trips?
We will not be doing field trips for the fall programming. Our SwimWest campus has a lot of space and fun things to offer.
Can I enroll him/her in swimming lessons?
Yes. Swimming lessons are offered at a very reduced rate of $12.00 per child. We will determine their level and place them in the correct class. You may pick the day (s) that you would like your child to participate in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for what you are interested in.
Can my child bring a cell phone or a hand-held game to camp?
No. 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. We don’t want to see any special items lost or misplaced. Our goal is to get the children active, and to have them unplug from electronic devices.
Will photographs be taken of the campers?
Yes, we do take many pictures of the children throughout the day during various activities at camp to share with our families on social media.
How do I request that my child NOT be in any of the pictures?
There will be a special Release Form in the CampDoc forms where you can authorize this request.
Who do I contact if I have a question about my child or the camp?
How qualified are your counselors?
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. As we are state licensed, background checks and fingerprinting are required on all counselors and staff working at the camp.
Do I need to provide a swimsuit for my child if I sign up for swim lessons?
Yes, if you signed up for swimming lessons to be included in your camp fees, you will need a swimsuit, towel, swim cap and goggles. We will also have some free swim days and if warm enough at the beginning of the fall, water slide time.
What if I need to contact my child during the day?
You can contact SwimWest at 608-831-6829.
What is appropriate attire for camp?
We ask that you dress your child in comfortable “play type” clothing, as they will be very active throughout the day, and dress for the weather. Please have them wear a sun hat or visor every day, and wear sneakers as opposed to any type of sandals. We will be playing outside a lot, so please bring a jacket for the colder weather.
What happens if my child gets sick during the day?
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 has gone away. Please follow the state guidelines for COVID in your household for when to bring your child to camp. We do have a sick room, and will have your child wait in the sick room until you arrive for pick up.
Is the camp Daycare licensed?
Yes, Swim&Gym, LLC is daycare licensed by the state. We are required to follow all of their regulations.
Where is drop-off and pick-up at?
Fall camp will be at our SwimWest Swim School at 1001 Deming Way. You will see a white tent on the SwimWest property. Before camp begins, you will get an email on all instructions for drop off and pick up.
When will masks be required?
Anytime you are inside of SwimWest or inside the enclosed white tent.