Ages & Grade Grouping
What are the age ranges?
The age range for camp is 5-13. Unfortunately, we cannot accept children younger than 5 years of age. Children older than 13, or incoming 9th graders, who have attended camp in previous years may apply to be junior counselors. Please see Employment Opportunites for more information.
Grouping and Grades- How is this handled?
Campers are divided into six age groups based upon the grade they will be entering in the new school year. We do our best to put the same-aged friends in a group together. Be aware, if the children are not in the same grade they will be moved to the younger age group, if they wish to be in the same group.
Registration & Payments
A completed registration form is required for all campers. The registration form will be kept on site at all times. Prior written approval must be given if anyone other than the parents/legal guardians listed on the registration form will be picking up your camper. To authorize other adults to pick up your child please complete Authorization to Release Child to Care of Others form found on our registration page. All participants must have a completed registration form on file before participating in camp.
- Complete personal information.
- Select location and weeks.
- Include payment and/or payment method.
- Complete extended care hours. (if applicable)
- Complete Emergency Consent and Waiver form.
Each camper will be registered every Monday. Please show up early to avoid THE LINE; the free drop-off time is extended to 9:00 am for Mondays only as to allow for the registration process.
How are payments handled?
A $25 registration fee per family is due at the time of registration. We waive this fee for all registrations prior to April 15th. Payment is due in full on your child’s first day at camp. Additional weeks are available upon request, payment for extra weeks need to be paid in full at the time of registration of the added week or at the time of notification.
What to Bring
What should my child bring to camp?
Please make sure your child is dressed comfortably and safely. Camp can be messy so we ask that you do not send your child in special clothes. Closed-toe athletic type shoes are required.
Bring a bag with a towel, swimsuit, hat and sunscreen, and a pair of gym shorts. Please come to camp with sunscreen on. Our staff will re-apply sunscreen to campers throughout the day upon request.
Every Camper receives a free T-shirt.
Do not bring any valuables or camp distractions (game boys, cell phones, cards, or personal sports equipment). Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp is not liable for any lost or stolen property.
Word to the wise – label everything!
Extended Care- What is it?
Extended Care is available from 7:30-9:30am, 4:00-6:00pm at $8 an hour per child. Cash or check payment for added extended care is due at the beginning or end of every week. Campers picked up after 6:00 p.m. will be charged $1/minute per child. No exceptions.
Refunds, Withdrawals, and Camp Credit
Refunds and Make-ups- How are they handled?
Full refunds will be given if the parent notifies the camp director one week prior to cancellations. In case of illness or family emergency, campers may be allowed to make up missed days. Please inform camp director ahead of time to make the necessary adjustments. Refunds will be given to full weeks only. Sorry, no partial day credits available. We do not offer partial weeks.
How are withdrawals handled?
Please notify the staff if you are withdrawing from the camp as soon as possible in order to provide space for another camper with a Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp experience.
I referred a family to camp. How to I claim my referral credit?
If you refer a new family to Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp we will issue you a $20 referral credit (max 5 per family) once that family registers and pays for at least 1 week of camp. They must indicate on their registration form that you referred them. We will process referral credits each week with our registration forms and issue you a refund by mail. While we try our best to issue refunds as quickly and as efficiently as possible, if you have not received the credit due to you within 3 weeks of the new family’s camp attendance please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sign In/ Sign Out
Sign In/ Sign Our Procedures
Parent(s) must sign camper(s) in and out of camp every day. For safety reasons, campers may not be dropped-off. Parent(s) must accompany camper(s) to the sign-in/out table, each day. This is for the protection of your camper.
Other than the listed parents on the registration form, anyone not listed on the “PERMISSION TO RELEASE CAMPER INTO THE CARE OF OTHERS” form, will not be allowed to sign out your child from Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp. If there is a need for your child to be released to someone besides you, the parents, a release form can be downloaded from the registration page, please fill out the form in advance. Only individuals who are listed on the form will be permitted to sign-out a camper, and a form of picture identification will be required.
Permission slips can be submitted for children who ride a bicycle or walk to/from camp, please notify the Staff on Monday morning at registration and complete the “Self-Sign Out” form.
Lunch and Snacks
Should my child pack a lunch?
Your camper will need to bring a sack lunch every day to camp except for Friday. Because of the nature of our camp, please pack a balanced lunch (and plenty of it! )that does not need refrigeration or heating. To keep your child’s lunch cool we recommend packing it in an insulated bag.
Drinks are provided at lunch.
Popsicle break is everyday except for Friday which is replaced by watermelon.
Water is available at all times. In order to cut down on paper waste, we ask that you please provide your child with a plastic water bottle clearly labeled with his/her name and age group.
Snacks and water is provided for after care but you may pack an extra snack for you child if you chose.
Friday’s BBQ includes a choice of chicken/turkey, beef, or tofu* hot dog and a bag of chips. A watermelon feed replaces the popsicle break in the afternoon. (*Tofu dog available upon request of camper)
My child takes medications. What should I do?
Complete our Medical Permission Form found on the registration page of the website, and turn it into the camp director.
Lost & Found
Lost and Found
Lost and found items will be collected everyday and held until the end of the season. We will make the “Lost and Found” available at the start and end of every camp day. We encourage you to label everything!
In the event of an injury, our staff will attend immediately to your camper’s needs. Depending upon the degree of the injury, you may be asked to pick-up your camper from camp immediately.
Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp expects that all campers will act in a sensitive and considerate manner at all times and respect the rights of others. While every subtlety of proper behavior cannot be detailed, physical or verbal threats of violence in our programs will not be tolerated!
Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp has ZERO TOLERANCE for violent, physical and/or verbal outbursts. Children displaying; abusive physical behavior, or who engage in verbal threats that endanger him/her or the safety and welfare of program participants, or the camp staff will be immediately suspended from the camp, and run the risk of expulsion from further programs. In the event of an expulsion or suspension, a Parent/Director conference can be scheduled.
A child suspended from Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp for violent/threatening behavior will not be allowed to return to camp without prior approval from the Site Director. No portion of fees or tuition will be refunded to an expelled camper.
If you still have questions that we have not covered here, please contact us so we can answer it for you.