Fast Facts & FAQs
- The camp has 320 campers ages 3-12 and 90 staff members.
- Click here to request a tour.
- Priority Registration: December 1, 2019 - January 7, 2020; online only.
- New Registration: January 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM; online only.
- Camp Hours: 8:50 AM - 3:00 PM; AM Care 7:30 - 9:00 AM; PM Care 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:30 AM.
- Can I take a tour?
- Do I have to sign up for the whole six or seven weeks?
- What is the flex week?
- I have heard that Green Acres Camp is really hard to get into. Do I have a chance of getting in?
- Do I have to carpool?
- What is a satellite bus stop?
- Can we use the bus one way only?
- Does my camper have to go on the Senior Camp overnight trip?
- Are you a peanut-free camp?
- Do you teach swimming?
- Can you pro-rate tuition if my camper has to miss a few days or a week? What if I have to start camp late?
- Do you offer financial aid?
- Do you serve lunch or do campers bring their lunch?
The junior camp programs for Kreative Kangaroos is offered as one 6 week or 7 week session only. We feel it is very important for our youngest campers to have a consistent program in order to ensure their success. Units A - C & Senior Camp programs are offered in a 6 week and 7 week session as well as two 3 week sessions to allow campers more flexibility in making their summer plans. One additional flex week may be added to either Session 1 or 2 for a total of 4 weeks.
Units A - C and Senior campers may add one additional week to either session one or session two for a total of four weeks. This means a camper can come to the first session and then come back for Olympics! The flex week does not have to be in consecutive order and only one additional week may be added.
Registration varies from year to year and there are no guarantees, but if you register on the first day when the online system opens, we are able to accommodate most of the people interested in signing up. Occasionally, in the younger groups, we will put up to 15 people on a waitlist and return any applications over that.
In an effort to cut down on the number of cars in the carpool line and reduce traffic in the neighborhood, we urge camp families to form a carpool of at least three campers, ride the bus, or stay in aftercare. This applies in the afternoon only. If your child needs, by law, to be in a secure safety seat due to your child’s size or weight, you are exempt from the carpool rule. In these cases we strongly recommend a carpool of at least two campers.
In an effort to reduce the number of cars coming through the neighborhood and in our carpool line, we have several locations very close to Camp that serve as satellite bus stops. There is a small additional charge to use the satellite bus ($60/one way and $100/ round trip for the entire six weeks.) The satellite stops are available in the morning and the afternoon. We will also continue to offer our regular extended bus service. If you do not want to deal with our 3 camper request for the afternoon carpool or want to be in and out quickly, a satellite stop might be the answer for you!
We have a pool on campus with a beach entrance which is useful for young swimmers. We use a Red Cross-certified instruction program which we teach Green Acres style. Because we want children to develop a love of swimming, we do not force children to do anything other than to dress in their bathing suits and come to the pool. We will evaluate where campers are as it relates to their comfort level and skill and then divide into small teaching groups. Swimming instruction is required for campers in Kreative Kangaroos through Unit E.
Yes, we do. The financial aid program is designed to assist families with financial need, to enable them to cover a percentage of the cost of tuition and other expenses at the Camp. We urge every family to consider applying for aid; often even a small grant will make a difference. More information and forms are available on the website under Enrollment. If you believe your family needs assistance, please complete the financial aid form and IRS form 4506 and submit a copy of your final 2016 IRS Federal Tax Return and copies of all 2016 & 2017 W-2s and/or 1099s to the SSS website from all parents/guardians. Forms need to be signed by all parents/guardians. All information will be kept confidential. To be considered, all financial aid information and forms need to be submitted by March 1, 2018.