What are the daily hours of camp?

Camp runs daily from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm with before and after care available from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Drop off and pick up is at Badger Gymnastics.

What do the themes mean?

The themes provide focus and direction to each week of camp while still incorporating a variety of sports and activities.

What is a typical day at camp like?

A typical day at camp is full of great activities to keep the campers busy! Please click here for a sample schedule.

What is the cost for 1 child?

The first session a child enrolls in costs $295.00 per child. If you enroll in additional sessions, the cost is discounted to $275.00 per
child, per session. By enrolling one child for the entire summer (11 weeks) at the time of registration, you will save $140.00 by paying $2850.

What is the cost if my other children want to join? Is there a discount?

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 $2750.00 per child.

Am I allowed to pay in installments if I am signed up for the entire summer?

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.

Is there a discount for signing up early?

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.

We are ‘Fish Members’ at SwimWest. Does that apply to the camp also?

No. SwimWest and Swim&Gym Summer Camp are two separate companies.

What is the camp refund policy?

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 Jenny, our Camp Coordinator, if you need to cancel your camper’s session. She can be reached at swimgymcs@gmail.com.

Is lunch provided?

No. Each camper must bring a nutritional lunch every day; 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.

What happens on rainy days?

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.

Where do the campers go if threatening weather occurs?

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.

Will sun block be provided?

We ask that parents include sunblock in their children’s backpacks for the day. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child before they arrive at camp. Counselors will assist in re-applying sunblock 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 special request on your registration form. Both campers must be in the same age group for us to grant requests.

What is the minimum and maximum age for the camp?

The minimum age is 5 years old 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?

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.

My children’s ages are 5 and 8. Will they be placed in the same group?

No. We group the children by their age.

Can I sign up for camp over the phone?

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.

Is there before or after care?

Yes. Extended care is available at Badger Gymnastics. Before Care begins at 7:00 am, and After Care goes until 6:00 pm. 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.

Can my child only attend camp 3 days a week?

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 every day.

What if my child misses a day of camp? Can we do a make-up day?

No. We do not offer any make-up days for the camp.

Will the campers be taking field trips?

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.

Is there an additional cost for the field trips?

The cost for all of the field trips is included in your camp session price.

How do you determine the level of swimming or gymnastics for the campers?

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.

What if my child’s skills advance throughout the summer?

We will continually evaluate all skills over the summer. No camper will be held at a level which is below their skills.

If my child attends camp, can I still enroll him/her in swimming lessons?

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.

Can my child bring a MP3 player or a hand-held game to camp?

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.

What if my daughter hates basketball and does not want to participate in that sport while at camp?

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.

Will photographs be taken of the campers?

Yes, we do take many pictures of the children throughout the summer during various activities at the camp.

How do I request that my child NOT be in any of the pictures?

There will be a special Release form in your camp packet where you can authorize that request.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my child or the camp?

You can speak with camp owner Karen Clay or Ashley, our Camp Coordinator. They can be reached during the week at 608-831-6829.

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. Background checks are performed on all counselors and staff working at the camp.

Do I need to provide a swimsuit for my child for the day at camp?

Yes. Please be sure to pack your child’s swimsuit and a towel every day for camp. If your child has a cap and goggles, please pack those too. If not, SwimWest will have some available.

What if I need to contact my child during the day?

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.

How are the children transported between SwimWest and Badger Gymnastics?

We have hired Middleton Busing to drive the campers between facilities. The campers will never be transported by counselors or staff.

What is appropriate attire for camp?

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 every day, 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.

Does my child have to wear the camp t-shirt?

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.

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 goes away. These are state guidelines to help protect against the spread of illness through the group.

Is the camp Daycare licensed?

Yes, Swim&Gym Summer Camp is Daycare licensed by the state. We are required to follow all of their regulations.