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STORYCAMP FAQs  

 

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What is Storycamp?

Storycamp is circus, building, art, and engineering all combined in a collaborative project. We emphasize our relationship with the natural environment and here, children solve problems, process creatively and learn to build the worlds they imagine.

 

Who is eligible to participate in Storycamp?

Kids age 7-12. We will take children who are 6 following a conversation with a parent about readiness and the activities that can be challenging for younger kids. We have found that some 6 year olds are totally ready for camp and others may need another year. 

 

How do I sign my child up?

Click the Registration tab and follow the 3 steps.

 

What will my child be doing?

The days are rhythmic and balanced with both the freedom to explore and a rich curriculum.

 

While the activities planned vary based on field trips and session themes, a typical day may look like this:

 

    •    Campers arrive

    •    Play on the playground

    •    Group circle/ sharing stories/ improvisation games

    •    Circus, bushcraft skills, outdoor games

    •    Picnic lunch

    •    Nature walk/ free play

    •    Art (indoor or outdoor - building, making - forts, sculpture)

    •    Story/ puppet-making/ role-play

    •    Brainstorming - working on larger project

    •    Closing group circle

 

How long are your sessions?

Each session is one week long. 

 

Do you provide lunch or snacks?

Unless we are cooking as an activity, we do not provide food. We ask that each child bring a hearty snack (in addition to lunch) as we do a lot of physical, outdoor activities.

 

What if my child has a food allergy?

Please let us know if your child has a food allergy, or any dietary preferences so that we can accommodate their needs.

 

What happens at camp when it rains?

If there is rain without lightening and thunder, we may continue with play and activities outside. If weather is dangerous in any way, we will stay in the classroom until the weather has passed. Visual art, puppet-making, improvisation, games, reading, acrobatics, storytelling are some of our indoor activities.

 

What is your camper to staff ratio?

This changes, but typically we have 1 staff person to 7 or 8 campers.

 

Where do I drop off and pick up my child?

At the school bell, next to the playground. There will be be a teacher with the sign-in sheet outside (unless it’s raining) every morning from 9 - 9:15.

 

What do I do if I arrive late for drop-off?

Please contact us ahead of time if you will be late. We can arrange our circle times and activities to make sure a teacher is available for sign-up when your child arrives. We may be able to coordinate a meeting spot off campus if we are field-tripping.

 

Are you a licensed institution?  

Yes, we are licensed through the Sate of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care with a Permanent Child Care License for School Age Children.

 

Do you take the campers on any field trips?

Yes! Field trips are a major part of the curriculum.

 

When is payment due?

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

Do you offer scholarships or financial assistance?

At this point we offer one scholarship per summer. The application can be found here and is awarded in March. For those families applying and waiting for aid from other organizations, we will do our best to keep spaces open so that you can register when the resources are available to you. We also offer payment plans. Email us at followthewonder@gmail.com for more information. 

 

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, we offer an Early Bird discount if you sign up before February 1st. We also offer a sibling discount of 5% per child.

 

What do campers need to bring to camp?

    •    comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sneakers + change of clothes (sometimes we get messy)

    •    bathing suit

    •    towel

    •    lunch

    •    water bottle

    •    backpack to carry their items

    •    hat

    •    sun screen

    •    bug spray

 

Is it ok if my child gets picked up early, or misses one day of camp?

Please notify us ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly. Refunds are not available for missed days.

 

My child has special medical, physical, or emotional need. Can you accommodate us?

Whenever possible, Storycamp will accommodate children that need extra support. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience for all campers, please contact us at followthewonder@gmail.com or 603 770 3358, to discuss your child’s needs. We are often able to provide for children with medical needs beyond allergies and asthma with advance notice. We do our best to create a supportive environment for children with neurodiversity and unique learning needs. Please contact us before camp starts so that we can make a plan to best accommodate your child.

 

My child is not a fluent English speaker. Can you accommodate us?

We hope so! We offer camps each summer with Spanish speaking instructors, so if your child’s primary language is Spanish, these camps are a great option. Otherwise, this should be a conversation with the parents before camp starts and depends heavily on the child’s comfort level.

 

What is the refund & cancellation policy?

Registration is processed on a first-come first-served basis: to reserve space, both registration and payment must be received. A 50% refund will be given if cancellation is received by May 20th.

My Child is interested in becoming a CIT (counselor in training) - what are the requirements/ what should we know?

  • Age 12 or older.

  • Child has attended Storycamp 

  • During that time, they have been encouraging with peers, a positive force, and has been happy to participate in activities

  • If chosen as a CIT, camp rate is discounted: $300/ week 

  • We ask the child applying to write a paragraph about why they would like to be a counselor in training. If possible, please include the sessions in which the child is interested.

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