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Recreation

Camp FAQ

Q:How will you ensure my child is safe during the camp?
A:All of the staff is trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED’s. In addition, we focus extensively on safety and risk management in their training and throughout the summer. Most of the staff are education majors and have training in areas like classroom management, conflict resolution and behavioral analysis. The first week we will discuss water safety since this is the highest risk activity we participate in. On the climbing wall, each member of our staff is certified to belay and have been trained on the possible hazards that exist in this activity area. In addition, a Climbing Wall Supervisor will be present whenever we are using the climbing wall. Whenever we go on field trips a professional staff member of the University Recreation Department will attend.
Q:What should my child wear to camp?
A:Campers should wear comfortable clothing such as T-shirts and shorts or sweats. They should be dress for physical activity. Sandals and flip-flops are ONLY acceptable during swim time. Athletic or soft soled shoes (NON-MARKING with CLOSE TOED, LACED, BUCKLED or VELCRO CLOSED) are required for all camp activities. Some days and mornings can be cool so please provide a sweatshirt or long-sleeve t-shirt. I also ask that parents pack a small bag with some essential clothing items in it just in case. On field trip days (Wednesdays) all campers MUST wear their camp T-shirt. Each camper will receive one camp T-shirt for the summer. Also, to reduce the amount of Lost and Found items, please have your children’s clothing marked with their name on it.
Q:What if my child is sick?
A:If you need to cancel a day for any reason please call the staff by 8:30. PLEASE DON’T SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP IF THEY ARE SICK!
Q:Can my child bring his / her own bicycle, scooter, in-line skates, or skateboard?
A:Yes… but the following standards must be followed:
  • A helmet MUST be worn AT ALL TIMES.
  • Children may only ride/use their own equipment… they may NOT SHARE with others.
  • Bicycles cannot be stored indoors…your child must have a lock to secure the bike.
Q:What is your policy regarding disbursing medication?
A:The staff is not allowed to disburse medication on a regular basis. All or any distribution of medication (prescription or non prescription) will not be administered by any camp staff member. We will have Benedril in our first aid kit if we need to use it. If possible we prefer that the parents give the medications before or after camp. If a camper must take medication they must be able to administer it themselves.
Q:Can I attend camp with my child?
A:While we understand your interest in attending camp, it is best if you are only present during drop off and pick up times or preauthorized lunch periods. We want you to be able to spend time with your child and if it is authorized to visit during lunch we ask that you sit with your child in an isolated area so we can manage the other kids and you can be with your child.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything please contact Corey Sinclair at sinclaic@cwu.edu or 509 963-3516.