FAQs / General Information

 

Where are the camps located?

Guilford Campus at 1128 New Garden Road hosts the following programs: Preschool Summer, Summer Adventures (K-3), and Summer Explorers (4-5). Signs and staff will direct to the program meeting rooms.

Page-Frederiksen Campus at 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road hosts the Middle School Electives and Friendly Violins programs. Bus shuttle service is offered between campuses so that families that have children participating in sessions on both campuses can drop off and pick up both participants at our Guilford campus. There is no fee to ride the shuttle. For more details, see the Bus Shuttle Service page.

What is the daily camp schedule? Is there childcare available before and after camp?

Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Student drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m. and pick-up ends at 3:45 p.m. Extended Care is available in the morning from 8-8:45 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:45-6 p.m. Cost is $3.25 for each ½ hour. Extended Care hours are billed bi-weekly, and statements will be sent on the 1st and 15th of each month. This program can be used informally on a drop-in basis. For more details, see the Extended Care page.

Do I need to sign my child in and out each day?

For the safety of your child(ren), you must accompany your child to and from camp each day where a staff member will sign your child in/out. You and your child(ren) must check in at the check-in table each Monday, even if your child(ren) has attended a previous week. On Tuesday-Friday, you may go straight to the program rooms.

What is the cost for summer camp?

Camp fees vary based on the program levels. Visit Registration & Fees for detailed information. Camp fees cover the full camp day, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Due to staffing and programming needs, we are unable to offer prorated fees.

How do I register and pay for camps?

Registration is completed online through the Camp Network registration site. You will be prompted to create an account using your email address and self-selected password. After you complete registration, you can login to your account at any time to see your registered sessions, add sessions, check your balance, and make payments.

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due for each session at the time of registration. The remaining balance of each camp is due the week before each camp session. Balance information can be accessed and payments made any time through the Camp Network site. A balance reminder email will be sent the week before each camp.

Is there a registration discount?

Yes! If you register by May 5, you will receive the Early Bird discount - $10 off each session!

What if the camp I want to register for is full?

If a camp is full, you can sign up for the waitlist. You will be notified of available space via email.

How late am I able to register?

You may register for a camp session up to the Friday before the session begins for no additional fee. Registrations received on Saturday or Sunday before a session begins the following Monday will be assessed a late registration fee of $10. The late registration fee will be added to the session fee, and both must be paid at the time of registration.

What if I need to change my registration?

If you need to make a change to your registration, send an email to summer@ngfs.org. Include the participant’s name and details of the change you wish to make. Please send requests for registration changes as soon as possible and no later than the Friday before the affected camp(s) is scheduled to begin. Changes of information (contact information, persons with permission to pick up, etc.) should also be sent to summer@ngfs.org so that a written record is available.

What if my child is unable to attend camp that he/she is registered for?

If your child is unable to attend, send an email to summer@ngfs.org as soon as possible and no later than the Friday before the camp is scheduled to begin.

What is your refund policy?

If the cancellation is made within 5 business days of the week to be cancelled, a full refund minus the $25 non-refundable deposit will be issued. Alternatively, you can request to move the registration to another week of camp. Refunds for emergency/extenuating circumstances will be considered by camp administration. If a camper fails to show up for a camp session, and there has been no related communication, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be billed for the full camp session fee.

Should campers bring lunch and snack?

Campers must bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle each day. Campers in the Summer Adventures and Summer Explorers programs have the option to purchase Kona Ice for Wednesday afternoons. Campers in all program levels have the option to purchase pizza for Friday lunch. Middle School Electives are sometimes off campus on Fridays, so be sure to check the email agenda sent at the beginning of the week. Order forms and payment boxes are located in each program’s meeting room. Payment and order forms must be turned in by Wednesday morning for Kona Ice and by Friday morning for pizza.

What should my child wear to camp?

Children should wear comfortable play clothes and closed-toe shoes. No flip flops, please! In the event of specific dress needs, notification will be sent via email or parent letter distributed at the Monday morning check-in table.
 

What if my child needs to take daily medication?

The registration form includes detailed medical information. There you will indicate the medication, dosage, and schedule for administration. Medications must come in their original prescription/OTC containers and be clearly labeled with the child’s name. Medications are administered by camp directors only. Inhalers and Epipens, along with administration directions, are kept in a separate first aid kit that is carried by camp staff to each activity with the child.

Do camps go on field trips?

Some camps take field trips when appropriate for age and theme. Field trips are announced in the weekly session descriptions. Preschool camp does not take field trips.

How are children grouped?

In the Summer Adventures (K-3) program, campers are separated into groups by age for activity periods where crafts and projects related to the weekly theme are completed. There are some opportunities for all Adventures campers to interact including, snack, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and some group games and projects. Preschool Summer, Summer Explorers (4-5), and  Middle School Electives (6-8) are automatically grouped by age through the program level grade requirements.

For all other questions, please contact summer@ngfs.org.