Camp Cardinal

 

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Dates

Session 1: June 4 – 8
Session 2: June 11 – 15
Session 3: June 18 – 22
Session 4: June 25 – 29
*No Camp the week of July 4*
Session 5: July 9 – 13
Session 6: July 16 – 20
Session 7: July 23 – 28
Session 8: July 30 – August 3
Session 9: August 6 – 10

Times

Core Program: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM*

*Horseback Riding ends at 3:00 PM
Extended care options:
8:00 – 9:00 AM // $50/week
4:00 – 5:00 PM  // $50/week
4:00 – 6:00 PM // $100/week

Rates

All-Sports Camp (Session 1 – 9)
$400 Stanford Affiliate // $450 Public

NEW: Specialty Camps (Sessions 3 – 9)
$445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public

NEW: Horseback Riding (Session 7)
$550 Stanford Affiliate // $600 Public

Ages

Please enroll your camper based on the grade they will be entering in Fall 2018.

For campers entering Kindergarten – Grade 6
Our C.I.T. program is for children entering grades 7 – 10.

**If a camper is deemed too young by the staff, we reserve the right to cancel camp for that camper.

Location

All-Sports Camp will be located at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (285 Santa Teresa, Stanford, CA 94305).

NEW! Specialty Camps

All-Sports Camp

Sessions 1 – 9; June 4 – August 10, 2018 || $400 Stanford // $450 Public
Ages: Kindergarten – 6th

Our famous classic camp is back! Don’t miss a week (or three!) of All-Sports Camp. You will learn valuable skills for at least 3 new sports, as well as the value of teamwork and positive coaching. You will build skills and confidence that lead to a lifetime of physical activity and wellness! In the afternoons, you'll get to go swimming, or 'choose-your-own adventure' as our staff offer a variety of activities like more sports drills, or arts and crafts. AND don't forget about our field trips once a week to a popular Bay Area destination, such as the Exploratorium or some of our favorite local water parks. 

NEW! Horseback Riding @ The Red Barn
*Sold out – Waitlist registration available via registration link

Session 7 || July 23 – 28, 2018 || $550 Stanford //$600 Public
Ages: Grades 4 - 6, *Youngest age accepted is 8 years old, no exceptions.

Calling all of our animal lovers! Are you ready to learn all you can about how to take care of a horse, including grooming and stable care? How about riding one? We’ll do it all in this brand new camp in partnership with The Red Barn at Stanford University! This camp has limited space, so register early and don’t miss out!

EV3 Robotics with LEGO®
*Sold out – Waitlist registration available via registration link

Session 3; June 18 – 22, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades 3 - 6

The first half of this day you will build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. You will work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. For the second half of your day, join us in the pool as we swim or choose-our-own-afternoonadventure. Arts and crafts? Soccer scrimmage? You get to choose from the options our stellar counselors offer each day.

Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

Session 4; June 25 - 29, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades K - 2

 Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO® X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. For the second half of your day, join us in the pool as we swim or choose-our-own-afternoon-adventure. Arts and crafts? Soccer scrimmage? You get to choose from the options our stellar counselors offer each day.

WeDo Robotics with LEGO®
*Sold out – Waitlist registration available via registration link

Session 5; July 9 – 13, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades K - 2

The first half of the day you will build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. You will work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs. For the second half of your day, join us in the pool as we swim or choose-our-own-afternoon-adventure. Arts and crafts? Soccer scrimmage? You get to choose from the options our stellar counselors offer each day.

Jedi Masters with LEGO®

Session 6; July 16 – 20, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades 3 – 6

The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering. For the second half of your day, join us in the pool as we swim or choose-our-own-afternoon-adventure. Arts and crafts? Soccer scrimmage? You get to choose from the options our stellar counselors offer each day.

Go Cards Go!

Session 8; July 30  – August 3, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades K – 2

Session 9; Session 8; July 30  – August 3, 2018 || $445 Stanford Affiliate // $495 Public
Ages: Grades 3 - 6

Let’s GO Cards GO! It’s a field trip all day, every day at this camp. Join us as we load up the buses and explore our local Bay Area as we visit popular field trip spots each day like the Zoo, the Tech Museum, and beyond.

Counselor-in-Training Program(CIT)

For children entering 7th – 10th grade
Sessions 1 – 9; $210 Stanford Affiliate // $260 Public

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with campers. The goals of CIT camp programs are to teach the general skills of leadership that can be used at school, home and community (not just at camp.) CIT’s will learn specific skills for working with youth campers and fellow co-workers, as well as gain experience planning and leading activities. No two weeks are the same as they will have hands-on experience with new campers each week.  CITs will leave this leadership experience with the tools to excel as positive mentors and role-models for their peers and campers alike.

Refund Policy

Full payment (or 50%) for all programs as well as extended care and any additional financial options is due upon enrollment. $75 per camp week is considered a non-refundable deposit. Any amount not paid upon enrollment will be automatically charged on May 1, 2018.

Changes to and/or withdrawals from camp sessions, including extended care, are subject to a $15 administrative fee per change.

The final day to get a refund (minus the non-refundable deposit) for Summer 2018 is Friday, May 25, 2018. There will be no refunds after this date. All cancellations must be received in writing by 6:00 pm on May 25. Please email us at campcardinal@stanford.edu.

If a camper is not behaving in accordance with camp safety, policies and expectations, the camper may be dismissed from the remainder of the session(s) without refund.

If you have questions please send an email to Liz Abell, Asst. Director of Youth Programs, at labell@stanford.edu.

FAQs

Registering for Camp

How do I register for Camps?

Follow the link on our most current Camp page here. When space is full, campers will be placed on a waitlist in the order applications were received.

How do I pay for Camp? Can I cancel my registration?

Full payment for all programs as well as extended care and any additional financial options is due upon enrollment. $75 per camp week is considered a non-refundable deposit.

Changes to and/or withdrawals from camp sessions, including extended care, are subject to a $15 administrative fee per change.

Program changes are dependent upon space availability.

Why are 5 year olds not included in All Sports Camp?

We have found that most 5 year olds are not ready for the full day camp environment. We want all campers to have the best camp experience possible so they want to continue in the future with sports and camps. We have determined that 6 year olds are consistently ready for camp and can adapt to our camp setting most successfully. Enrolling campers that are camp ready helps ensure positive experiences for all campers.

Can you group my child with his friend?

Yes, usually. Please email us at campcardinal@stanford.edu after you register to request the grouping.

Please note, on the interest of keeping things fun (it is CAMP after all!), we like to accommodate such requests. Sometimes, however, for personnel or behavioral reasons, we may choose to separate a pack of friends. Please note that campers are grouped by grade in the morning sessions and offered free choice in the afternoon.

I am only available for one day of Camp. Can I pay for just one day at a time?

When we allow for a camper to enroll for one day of camp, we’re taking away a spot from a camper that may have come for the whole week. Because of this, staffing requirements, and other factors we do not pro-rate our Camp weeks.

Other things to note for Camp Cardinal 2018:

  • There are no refunds after Friday, May 25, 2018.
  • There will be no reduction or refund of fees for camp programs or extended care because of absence, illness, suspension/expulsion or withdrawal due to changes in family circumstances during camp sessions.
  • No partial enrollment or proration is available.
  • Please allow up to 3 weeks for refunds to be processed.
  • All requests for refunds must be received in writing to the camp office by 6:00 pm on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Photography

Unless otherwise specified in writing, the undersigned give permission for photos and video to be taken for future brochures, or published anonymously on Stanford Recreation website, or other online sites without compensation.

Additional Camp Policies

Programs are subject to cancellation based on camper enrollment. Programs may be changed.

Late Pick Up

If your child is not picked up at the pick-up time you registered for, a late fee will be assessed. Campers that are not picked up after the 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm pick up periods will be placed in Extended Care and charged according to the equivalent of one day in that program. If a child is not picked up at 6:00 pm they will be charged according to the following scale:

1-15 Minutes…$15

16-25 minutes…$25

26-35 minutes…$35

Campers that are continually picked up late may be withdrawn from the camp program.

What if I am traveling from outside of the U.S. only for the summer? Can my child attend Camp?

All international campers are required to have a good understanding of English language. Unfortunately we do not have interpreters on staff and all campers need to be able to listen to and follow instructions from staff in order for them to stay safe (safety first – then fun!). Campers will be sent home from Camp if they cannot follow instructions and respond to counselors and other campers.”

 

The Week of Camp

What is the policy regarding early drop off or late pick up?

For staffing and planning purposes, it is important that you arrive at the appropriate times for drop off and pick up.

Morning Care (8:00 – 9:00) Drop-Off: If you are enrolled in Morning Care, you may drop off your camper as early as 8:00 am.

Core Program (9:00 – 4:00): Core Program drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m – 9:30 a.m. Please respect our other campers by dropping off by 9:30 a.m. So that we can start our program on time without interruptions. It can be very disruptive and challenging to get campers to various program locations when campers repeatedly arrive late.

Pick-Up for the end of the day runs from 3:45 –4:10 p.m. If you do not pick-up your child by 4:15 P.M they will be put in Afternoon care for the day and charged accordingly.

Afternoon Care (4:00 - 6:00) Pick-Up: If you are late for registered pick up time (i.e. after 4:10 PM without registering for post-camp supervision), you will be charged for the post-camp supervision. If you arrive after 5: 00 or 6:00 p.m. for pick up, additional charges will apply as reviewed in the ‘Additional Camp Policies’ section above. Please respect our counselors and their personal time by arriving on time for pick up and allowing them to leave work on time just as they arrive on time ready to work and play with your children each day!

Repeated incidents of drop off after 9:30a.m. and/or pick up after 6:00 p.m. may result in dismissal from future camp participation during current or future sessions.

Can my camper arrive late or leave early for a doctor’s or other appointment?

If you need to schedule an appointment for your camper, we recommend doing so early or late in the day for easier drop off and pick up. If you have to miss at all, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Let your camper’s group leader know about the appointment at check in the day before the appointment so they can give you the location of the camper’s group at your expected arrival or departure time or the contact information to reach them.

When will I receive a Packet with all of the relevant information about Camp?

The Wednesday prior to your program starting you will receive a parent packet via email with additional program information and camp policies.

Can my child bring an iPod or other portable electronic devices?

We strongly discourage campers from bringing electronic games, music players, cell phones, and other electronic devices. Not only are they vulnerable to being taken, forgotten and broken, they discourage personal interaction and participation. Campers that bring electronic devices and accessories, do so at their own risk. If campers do bring these items, counselors will ask that they keep these devices in their bags and out of sight throughout the camp day. We want campers to interact with each other and the counselors while being active for the best camp experience possible!

What should my child bring to camp?

Please label everything so we can more easily return it to you if it is left behind:

  • A bag or backpack
  • SUNBLOCK! Please apply sunblock in morning before drop off and we will remind campers to reapply throughout the day.
  • Hat
  • Book, comic book, coloring book or other item for down time after lunch (please no iPods, cell phones or electronic games – we don’t want them to be lost or taken!)
  • Lunch every day. We will provide a pizza lunch on Fridays, but recommend that snacks are still packed in case children decide not to eat pizza that day, or have allergies etc that prevent them from doing so.

Additional Questions?

If you have a question that is not answer by our FAQ’s, please email Liz Abell, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, at labell@stanford.edu.