Please note that this year's Summer Program is impacted by emergency regulations put in place to curb the spread of the novel covid-19 virus.  Read below for more information.

2020 SUMMER DAY CAMP

The Woodroe Woods Summer Program is for children who completed grades K through 5th.  It offers a stimulating and creative environment through a variety of interactive and hands-on activities led by our staff, special event coordinators, and distinguished guests.  

ENGAGING DAILY ACTIVITIES: Our days are loaded with art, sports, games, biking, reading, crafts, sewing, and cooperative play

 

FREE AM & PM SNACKS: Healthy snacks provided every day.


HOURS OF OPERATION: Camp runs between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 EDITION OF CAMP: Due to the pandemic, we are instituting several meaningful modifications to our camp in order to comply with health officials guidelines and do the best we can to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus.

  • Campers will have to register for blocks of 4 weeks (stabilizes groups, limiting new exposure).

  • We are planning to offer two sessions. You may choose to register for one or both of the following:

    • June 15th – July 10th

    • July 13th – Aug 7th.

  • Hours of operation will be 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  • Price per session is $1,100, paid in advance.

  • The Camper registered for the most amount of sessions pays the full amount. Siblings on same or reduced schedule receive a 20% discount.

  • Children’s health will be closely monitored.

  • Ill children should not return to the program until:

    • Their respiratory symptoms are improving

    • They have had no fever for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines, and

    • At least ten days have passed since illness onset.

  • Children will be grouped in steady “bubbles” of about 12. The explicitly stated goal of the public health officials is to gradually increase the amount of people we can be closer to, while keeping it limited, manageable, and traceable, so we go from being at home just with the family, to being exposed to a controlled and steady circle of acquaintances.

  • The different groups (bubbles) will be assigned to one counselor/teacher and one home room.  

  • There will be ample opportunity to play outdoors, including biking, and sports within each group.

  • Based on the feedback you sent us through our survey, the camp will include a lot of hands-on projects, games, as well as some academic aspects in a fun and stress-free environment.

  • Previously advertised camp themes will not be implemented; however, we will include elements from several themes in each one of our two sessions. 

  • Because of restrictions, not all previously announced special events will be feasible this summer. However, we will still offer special activities that can be altered to comply with the new safety requirements.

 

Our goal is to allow children coming out of several weeks of isolation and shelter-in-place to find a sense of connection and engagement. We also want to offer ample opportunities for their bodies to get back into the regular level of activity that children should be experiencing in order to thrive. 

FAQ: We realize the 2020 edition of our camp is highly impacted by the restrictions and regulations issued in order to curve the spread of the pandemic, and you  may have several questions. Please, see below for a list of the most frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact us with any other question. 

  • Has the summer camp been confirmed?
    Yes, summer camp is on!  

  • What if we are subject to a new SIP during summer or we have a delayed start?
    If either happens, we will refund the prorated amount.

  • How do I pay for summer camp? Will you issue an invoice?
    We will be issuing invoices, please go to https://www.woodroewoods.org/payment and process your payment.

  • What if I have already paid a deposit before the shelter in place order and I am no longer interested in attending camp?
    You will receive a refund.

  • I have already paid for a deposit months ago. Will it be applied towards my tuition?
    Yes, of course. Your deposit will be deducted from your tuition.

  • Can I pay for camp and not send my child every day?
    Yes, you may pay for camp in its entirety, and choose the days you want to attend.  You must call in within 24 hours for any absence and give the reason, whether illness (please give details) or vacation.

  • Can I start sending my child to camp a couple of days after the start date? Will you prorate the tuition?
    You may register and pay for the session, and join whenever you are available, however tuition will not be prorated for a late start.

  • Are there going to be discounts for partial attendance?
    Unfortunately, partial attendance as a plan is not offered at this time.

  • Can I get a refund for days not attended?
    Camp tuition is non-refundable unless camp is cancelled by Woodroe Woods or has to be halted due to orders issued by the authorities.

  • Are you offering a ½ day option?
    At this time, we are not offering options other than the two sessions advertised, which include care from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  • Will you offer online camp sessions?
    We are not planning to offer online camp.

  • Do I have to register for both sessions?
    No. You can register for whichever session you prefer, or both.

  • Are children supposed to wear masks?
    In accordance with the order issued on June 5th by the Alameda County Office of Public Health, children aged 12 or less are not required to wear a mask (http://www.acphd.org/media/584316/alameda-county-health-officer-order-20-13-english.pdf). Wearing one is encouraged if tolerated. We recognize that there will be children, especially younger ones, who cannot tolerate wearing a face covering or for whom wearing a mask would present a health concern. It is our intention to address these instances on a case by case basis.

  • Will Woodroe provide face masks for the children?
    Woodroe will not provide face masks, please spend some time trying to find a mask that best fits and is best tolerated by your child. We will have emergency back-ups on campus.

  • Will parents need to wear a face mask?
    Every person over the age of 12 approaching campus will be strictly required to wear a mask. Please, do not ask us to make exceptions to this rule.

  • Will staff wear masks?
    Yes.

  • Will children within the same group be kept 6ft apart?
    Social distancing within cohorts will be encouraged, but we also understand that it will not be possible at all times. We will adapt centers, activities, and classroom layouts to naturally promote spacing children apart, but it is unrealistic to expect children to consistently follow 6ft distancing guidelines.

  • How are pick-up and drop-off going to be?
    We will expect pick-up and drop-off to happen within a window of 1/2 hr. We will have different entry points, which will be monitored by staff. Campers’ parents will be asked to hand off children to staff at the gate.If you occasionally need to pick-up or drop-off outside of your window of time, please contact the office and arrange for a different time.

  • Can I drop off my child earlier than your start time?
    Unfortunately, this year, early drop off and late pick up are not going to be offered. Camp will run 8:30am to 4:30pm and we expect children to arrive and depart within ½ hr of opening and closing. Specifically: drop off between 8:30 and 9:00 and pick up between 4:00 and 4:30pm.

  • Are you still offering CIT positions to Woodroe Alumni?
    Because of the nature of the CIT position, helping all campers and teachers, we will not be able to accommodate CITs on campus.

  • Are you going to put siblings in the same group?
    Typically, children are grouped by age, which allows for better targeting of activities to their interests and abilities.Given the extraordinary circumstances we are under, should you require your children to be in the same group, please contact us and we will try to accommodate your request to the best of our abilities.

  • Can I request to be in the same group as a buddy?
    Absolutely! Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to accommodate

Come experience an exciting summer at Woodroe Woods!

FORMS

 

For each camper, please download and complete the SUMMER REGISTRATION forms.

(Current Woodroe Woods students, please download THIS PACKET instead).

Please return completed forms in person, by mail, fax, or email to:

Mailing address: Woodroe Woods School, 750 Fargo Avenue, San Leandro, CA  94579

Fax number: 510.351.6493

Email address: info@WoodroeWoods.Org

Payment

Please process your payment at https://www.woodroewoods.org/payment

SUMMER CAMP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  1. Woodroe Woods' Summer Camp is offered in accordance with Alameda County Public Health Department regulations (http://www.acphd.org).
     
  2. Woodroe Woods offers a Summer Camp for children who have completed kindergarten, and not older than having completed 5th grade. The camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
     
  3. Campers can be dropped off between 8:30am and 9:00am, and picked up between 4:00pm and 4:30pm.  It is expected that campers be picked up promptly at the close of the day. After 4:30pm, there will be a late fee charge of $2.00 for every 5 minutes up to 10 minutes late, thereafter $1.00 for every minute past 4:40pm.
     

  4. Tuition price is by session of 4 weeks, payable in advance by June 10th for the first session and July 1st for the second session. Siblings on same or reduced schedules receive a 20% discount. I will be obligated for my child’s tuition based on the registration form.  The rate will remain the same for the duration of the camp.
     
  5. A late charge of $30.00 will be added to the tuition if not paid within 5 days after the due date. There is a $30 charge for each returned check. We reserve the right to request money orders or cash if checks have been returned to us. No portion of the tuition will be refunded if the student is absent, withdrawn, or otherwise unable to complete the summer camp.
     
  6. Payment may be submitted through our website at https://www.woodroewoods.org/payment.  Checks can also be mailed to Woodroe Woods School, 750 Fargo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94579.
     
  7. Children MUST BE ACCOMPANIED IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES. The parent/guardian shall bring the student to the gate and  wait for the child to be greeted and met by school staff. Staff will sign children in and out every day and note the time of arrival and departure.
     

  8. All notices from the school and other pertinent information will be sent home with your camper regularly.
     

  9. The child is to be in good health while attending. In case of any indication of illness or injury, the parent or guardian will be notified immediately and will be expected to pick up an ill child as soon as possible after a call from the school. It is important that emergency information is complete and kept up to date. The parent will be informed of all injuries, even of a minor nature, either by phone, in person, or through an "Injury Report".
     

  10. If my child is ill and must remain at home, I will phone the school as soon as possible. I will not send a child to summer camp if ill (or suspected of being ill). If there is any question regarding the child's illness, the school will request a note from a medical professional. Health regulations require that the caregiver notify the school immediately of any contagious diseases or serious illness.
     

  11. Absolutely no medications will be dispensed without prior approval of one of the Directors. Medications must be brought into the office by the parent, who will complete the Medicine Log along with a Medication Instructions form. All medication must be kept in the office. I will not send medication of any kind, including cough drops, in my child’s backpack, lunchbox, etc. I will check with my pediatrician about antibiotics that can be given twice a day, morning and night, therefore eliminating the necessity of a dose at school. The school would like to discourage the dispensing of medications at school.
     

  12. In the event of lice infestation, I will abide by the school policy: once nits are detected, parents will be called and the child will be expected to be picked up.The child can return to camp the next day after product treatment and nit removal has been done.Your child must be brought to the office to be checked prior to returning to class.If nits are present upon re-screening, the child will not be allowed to return until he/she is nit-free. Re-application of the nit removal product is to be completed 7-10 days after detection.In the event of an outbreak, notices will be placed in all communication files.
     

  13. All clothing, helmets, bikes, personal belongings must be labeled with the child’s name. Permanent markers on masking tape may be a good option.
     

  14. Woodroe Woods School will not be held responsible for lost or damaged items.
     

  15. The child should be dressed in comfortable play clothes. No slippers or flipflops are allowed – flat sandals with back straps are allowed.
     

  16. Your camper is welcome to celebrate their birthday with us. Be sure to inform your child's teacher the week before. If you wish to bring a special snack such cupcakes, etc., this will be served at your child's normal snack time.Be sure to check with the teachers to get the correct count of the day. Please provide plates and utensils as needed.
     

  17. The school reserves the right to terminate this agreement for the following reasons (but not limited to):

    • Parents do not observe this agreement

    • Payment is not received timely

    • The child threatens the safety or well-being of him/herself or others

    • The child exhibits a consistently disruptive behavior
       

  18. Woodroe Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your camper or the program, please call the office at 510-582-3273 or email Info@WoodroeWoods.Org.