SUMMER CAMP FAQ'S
How old do you have to be to attend Woodward?
The vast majority of our campers are between the ages of 7 and 17. We offer Adult Camp for anyone 18+ during Week #3 of camp (June 26 - July 2, 2016), which offers special adult-only programming and activities. Housing is not providing for Adult campers and they cannot stay in The Bunkhouse. Call our Camp Office at 530-426-1114 x33307 for lodging recommendations.
How much does camp cost and what does that price include?
Prices depend on your child's sport, what week he or she attends and lodging options. Rates are all inclusive: instruction, food, and a whole lot of fun! The only extra expenses (optional) are airport transportation and spending money for the Camp Store and Mess Hall.
What is the Camp Bank?
Our Camp Bank works just like a bank account. Each child receives a camp ID upon arrival which also acts as a debit card for the week. You may deposit money at check-in to start their account and they can debit against that balance throughout the week when they make purchases. More funds can be added over the phone via credit or debit card.
We discourage campers from keeping cash with them; access to the camp bank is available for any purchases they need to make. If they want a couple of dollars for video games or vending machines, they can simply withdraw it (up to $5 per day).
The average camper deposits about $100 per week in their Camp Bank. Before departure, campers can withdraw the balance of their Camp Bank to take home with them. After departure, any money left in a camp bank that is below $10 will be deposited into our scholarship fund.
What is there to purchase in the Moondoe's Cafe and Camp Store?
The Camp store sells necessities such as toothpaste, stamps, batteries, and socks. We also carry souvenirs like stickers, hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and parts campers may need to fix action sports equipment in case they break while in attendance. Moondoe's Cafe has snacks, such as granola bars, chips and candy.
Where do campers stay?
Campers stay in The Bunkhouse, which offers dorm-style rooms with a maximum of 11 other campers around the same age and usually in the same sport. Campers may request to stay with their friends who are in their same general age group. We will always do our best to honor housing requests. Each room has a counselor that is at least 18 years old and is available day and night.
What do campers eat?
A cold cereal, bagel, and fruit bar complements hot breakfast entrées. Lunch and dinner have a hot entrée option, along with our plentiful salad bar. Vegetarian options are always available. All meals are included in camp fees, snacks are additional. If your child has allergies or requires some other special dietary needs please note in the Camp Care packet and discuss with our Camp Nurse during the arrival health screening.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation Policy: All summer camps are non-refundable. Protect your investment with Summer Camp Insurance. Summer Camp Insurance provides peace of mind in the event your child is unable to attend camp due to illness or injury. You can purchase insurance online or by contacting the Camp Office at 530.426.1114 x33307. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Do you have to be a certain skill level to attend Woodward?
No, each session we get all ability levels from beginner to advanced. We evaluate campers' ability upon arrival to place them into groups with campers of the same ability level. This allows campers in the same group to learn and work on the same or similar skills.
Can my child sign up for more than one sport?
Campers must sign up in the sport for which they would like to receive instruction, however they may participate in other sports during non-instruction hours. We encourage campers to cross-train in multiple sports.
What should be brought to camp?
Once you become a registered camper, we will send you our Camp Life packet which includes a suggested list of what to bring (you can also download our registered camper packet for action sports or cheer). This list is also available on the Parents section of this Web site ("What to Bring").
All campers should remember to bring a pillow, flat sheet, towel, and a sleeping bag. Please mark all your belongings in permanent marker with your first and last name. Lost and found items are easier to return when marked.
Action sport campers must bring all their own equipment and safety equipment (helmet, pads, etc.). Detailed information is available in our brochure and in our registered camper packet.
Bring no valuables; you know your kids ... they leave stuff everywhere. Now imagine that with 300 kids! Woodward Tahoe cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. That being said, cameras, including GoPros are encouraged so campers can document their amazing week to share with their friends and family.
Who are the instructors?
Camp Woodward has built its reputation on outstanding facilities, dedication to each and every camper, and a staff of experienced, enthusiastic, and talented individuals. Our staff members come from around the country. Some are actively competing athletes; others are former competitors, professionals, Olympians, etc.
On average there are 8 campers in each group with one instructor. Class sizes vary each week according to the number of campers for each sport and ability levels.
What VIPs will be there this summer?
We have visiting pros here every week. While we are constantly working to secure their schedules, it is difficult to know too far in advance who will be here when. The best thing to do is watch our Website and Facebook pages.
Is there anything to do besides my sport?
Absolutely! We have a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including: arts and crafts; photography; videography; swimming; archery; capture the flag; kickball; contests; social events and more!
When do campers arrive at camp?
Arrival Day is the first Sunday of every camp week and takes place from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. When you arrive, you’ll be by greet by Woodward Tahoe staff and head into ‘The Bunker’ for check-in and then to The Bunkhouse to help your camper unpack. The following Saturday is Departure Day where you can check-out your camper from 9:00am – 11:00am. Check out the Camp Handbook for more information.
Do you still have availability for certain sessions?
Yes, Woodward Tahoe sessions will fill-up quickly so don't hesitate. If the website is showing a session is closed-out, please choose another week. You may also call the Camp Office to inquire about availability in the session of your choice, perhaps there has been a cancellation and you can get the spot.
How long does it take to process my registration?
You should receive an email immediately if using our online registration. Once payment has been processed you can expect to be contacted via email within 72 hours to complete the registration process.
I filled out a medical form last year, do I have to fill one out again?
Yes. Among other things that may be updated annually on the medical form, the state of California requires that campers have a physical exam within one year of attending camp, which is confirmed on this form.
Give us a shout at 530-426-1114 x33304!