Frequently Asked Questions

ESF’s 40+ years of operational excellence has prepared us to adapt to changing conditions, ensuring a safe, fun-filled experience for your child. We’ve organized the questions that we have received to date into a Q&A format. We will update this page to anticipate any questions you may have in the months to come.

What should I do between enrolling and when camp starts?

You will receive reminders about required supplemental forms including medical clearances, authorized pick-up permissions, emergency contacts, T-shirt size, reservations for extended day services, and other relevant camp requirements.  You can also log into your online account, at any time, and review your registration details to find out if anything is still outstanding.  Questions? Contact us at 1-800-529-CAMP anytime, and we will be happy to help you.  

If I register and decide to cancel, what is your cancellation policy?

We know these times are uncertain and have created a cancellation policy for 2022. 

Can my child be grouped with their friends?

Yes! As long as campers are in the same rising grade level, we are happy to honor grouping requests. You can make the request at the time of registration until May 1, 2022. We do our best to honor one friend request per camper. Any requests made after May 1, 2022, cannot be guaranteed. As a reminder, enrollment will be limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Can we sign up for just one week of camp?

Yes, no minimum weeks are required; however, the more weeks you enroll, the more you save with our multi-week savings promotion.  Please note, enrollment will be limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Will the Optional Lunch Program be available?

Yes, enrollment for the 2022 Optional Lunch Program will be available at the time of registration.  You can also sign up at a later date if you prefer, once lunch menus become available in the spring. Please note: Children with food allergies are unable to participate in the optional lunch program.

What is your age deadline for Mini Camp?

Campers must be 3 years old by June 1, 2022. Campers must be potty-trained in order to attend.

Will there be swimming this summer?

Yes, based on County and State health guidelines.  Our Aquatics Supplemental Form for after-camp swim enrichment (private lessons) will be available to parents as it gets closer to the start of camp. This form provides us with your enrichment schedule interests (i.e. days of the week, times, etc.). After the first week of camp, a director will create a schedule for your camper and notify you with the specifics.  Note: This form gauges interest in after-camp swim lessons but does not guarantee lessons until our Aquatics staff confirms the schedule.

How do you supervise or maintain safety?

We maintain one of the lowest camper-to-staff ratios in the camp industry. Campers are never alone – even trips to the restroom.  Our staff is trained to perform head counts throughout the day and during transition periods.

Do you have camp nurses on site?

Yes, we have Registered Nurses on campus, at all times, as part of our health and safety protocols.  We also have a Camp Doctor on-call and available to our Camp Staff.  Our medical staff reviews all health and safety requirements and medical clearances prior to your child’s first day at camp.

What level of medical care for my camper are you able to accommodate?

Chronic medical conditions like diabetes are typically able to be supported at camp. For more serious or specialized conditions, please email us at info@esfcamps.com.

How do you handle allergies at camp?

We take allergies very seriously. As part of the enrollment process, you’ll complete a detailed registration form with any information we should know about your camper’s allergies.  Before camp begins, we welcome you to contact us to speak with our Camp Nurse with any questions or to talk through any concerns or specific instructions you, or your physician, may have.

We designate nut-free tables during snack and lunchtime and enforce a strict hand-washing policy. Our staff members are trained in how to recognize the signs of anaphylactic shock and administer an EpiPen, if needed.  Parents are responsible for making sure their child’s EpiPen is not expired.  EpiPens brought to camp will remain with your camper’s counselor at all times.

Will my camper switch groups during the week?

Campers will be in the same group all week with the same campers and staff to limit exposure to other campers and keep them as safe as possible. 

What type of COVID Response Safety Protocols are in place?

Please see our Advanced Safety Plan™ here.

Will you offer before and after care services?

Yes, we will continue offering before care and aftercare, our Club OT services.  You may select this service during camp registration or as it gets closer to the start of camp.  Pre-registration will be requireddrop-in service is unavailable. As part of our Early Bird promotion, if you purchase 6+ weeks of camp, this service is marked free on your account.

What's your tax ID number?

Our Tax ID number is #23-2664898