Summer FAQs

The ABC's of Camp Wildfolk

ALLERGIES

Our Leadership staff are First Aid/CPR certified and trained in Epi-Pen administration. We are vigilant about checking for camper’s allergies and alerting Caregivers in advance if we will be providing any special treats at camp.

 

If your child has allergies, this will be noted on your application and we encourage you to touch base with your child’s Guide on the first day with a little information (what to look out for, etc). Our staff check-in with campers at Snack & Lunch to take little peaks at what the kids are eating and staying alert if anyone has a risky item.

 

If your child requires medicine to be administered during the camp day, please contact our office in advance to discuss. 

 

ABSENCES 

As a small business, we are not able to offer credits or refunds for missed days. We staff based on our expected enrollment and have limited spaces on each Team. Your registration each session takes that space, regardless of how many days attended.

 

BACKPACKS

We encourage you to label ALL personal items.

Please do not bring toys, games, electronics, or anything the child would be upset about if it was lost, stolen, or broken at camp.

 

Items That Should Be Brought To Camp:

  • Water bottle

  • Snack (if not ordering Snack Bar)

  • Lunch (if not order Lunch Service)

  • Sunscreen

  • Bathing suit / Towel (On water days)

  • Extra clothes (if potty accidents are possible)

 

CAMP APPROACH

We are a unique project-based day camp, focused on helping campers develop a growth mindset. You can read more about The Wildfolk Way here

CAMP SCHEDULE 

Our camp days are a balanced blend of structure and freedom, active & passive play, and inside & outside time.

 

After Carline campers head inside with Guides and team for team time where team building games…., then led to “The Yurt/Yard” to sit with their groups for the Morning Ceremony.

 

After the Morning Ceremony, campers start their day with snack time and the rest of the day, campers attend their chosen electives within each of our 3 rotations: Teambuilding & Movement, Innovation & Exploration, and Creativity & Expression.

 

Snack & Lunch happen outside, with supervised eating for the first 10 minutes and then lots of camper-directed play. The day closes with an all-camp game and Closing Campfire, a chance for group check-in and reflection. We then head to the carline at 2:30pm to gear-up for dismissal.

 

We have lots of special themes and activities, too. You will be alerted to those days in The Wildfolk Weekly email you receive the weekend prior to each session.

 

You can read more about A Typical Day here 

 

DISCOUNTS

We do offer "choose your own" early registration discounts.  We also offer a substantial Sibling Discount of 10% OFF on siblings after the 1st child, that expires- so register early! Check current prices & discounts here

 

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP 

Drop Off: 9:00am-9:30am

CarLine officially starts at 9:00am (please do not arrive early, unless you are registered for Wildbunch AM. you will be charged for early drop-off)

If you arrive after 9:30am, please call the Camp Office (# is posted on the gate) and our staff will pick up child from your car and direct the camper to their Team homebase.

If a camper is signed up for WildbunchAM* drop off is earlier than regular camp.

Pick Up: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

CarLine ends promptly at 3:00pm. Any campers not picked up are checked-into Wildbunch PM and a charge is applied. 

If a camper is signed up for Wildbunch PM*, please pick up before 4pm for Happy Hour, or before 5:30pm for regular.

Planning on picking up a camper early? Please notify TLC  that morning during drop off or email the Camp Office to let us know. A leadership team member will walk the camper out to your car. 

*Please see the WILDBUNCH section for more information. 

 

FINANCIAL AID DISCOUNTS

Financial Aid Discounts are limited and available for those with demonstrated financial need. Application is available March 1st. 

 

FRIENDS

During registration, there is a "Buddy Request" Form that can be used to share buddy requests.

 

A camper may request one friend (same grade) to group with. Buddy requests are not guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate requests that are timely. The closer it gets to the start of summer, the more challenging it is for us to accommodate buddy requests, as some groups will fill-up.

Keep in mind, Caregivers of both friends must request each other at the time of registration.

We also believe that part of a great summer camp experience is meeting new friends and forming new friendships. Our camp provides a variety of camp activities and a variety of camper groupings throughout the camp day in order to encourage new friendships. This helps bond our campers as a whole camp community.

 

GROUPS/TEAMS

Campers are grouped in co-ed groups, by grade they are entering in the Fall. Pre-Kinder campers, 4-5 years old, are placed in the Young Folks program, which operates on a slightly altered schedule (to give our young campers more developmentally appropriate activities).

Groups are a home-base for our campers, but they will have opportunities to do mixed-age elective activities, too. This allows campers to meet other children with similar interests. Some advanced activities are only open to campers in certain grades. 

Read more about Camp Programs offered for different groups here

HEALTH PRACTICES

We have created a daily schedule that allows for longer transition times between activities. Campers and Staff have ample time to visit restroom, get water, and practice good Hand Health, such as Hand Washing and visiting Hand Sanitizer stations between activities.

LUNCH

At Wildfolk WeHo, Organic Kids LA offers an optional lunch service (Summers only), with various size options, ordered directly through their website www.organickidsla.com In May, Caregivers can register on their website and select their custom lunch orders. Camp Wildfolk only organizes and distributes the lunches we receive.

 

If not ordering, please send your child a hearty sack lunch and snack each day. Packed lunches will be kept at room temperature. We do not provide refrigeration or microwaves.

 

Valley Campus lunch service is TBA. Valley campus is Kosher Vegetarian (meat is not allowed on campus unless through a lunch service that is verified Kosher).

 

Both campuses are Peanut free. Please do not pack peanuts. If packing other nuts, please include a note specifying the nut type so we can be mindful of campers with nut allergies.

 

Wildfolk Snack Bar service is optional: $15/week and includes 2 items each day: a hearty snack & a crunchy snack 

Typical snacks include fruit, veggie, yogurt, string cheese, fig bars, raisins, plus a cracker option (organic bunnies, wheat thins, pretzels, etc). It can be added during the registration process.

MEDICATIONS

ALL medications or epi-pens must be labeled. Please contact our office in advance to discuss medicine administration. We are likely able to accommodate, but there are some instances in which our camp setup is not ideal to support campers that need a lot of medical support throughout the camp day. 

Medicines and epi-pens are safely stored in the Camp Office. 

 

RATIOS

We keep very low ratios at camp so that our Guides and staff can be really present to our campers needs. The range below is our "typical"ratio  - "max" ratio for that age group

 

TK  4:1- 6:1 ratio             Kinder  6:1-  8:1                   1st-4th:  7:1- 10:1                  5th- 8th: 9:1- 12:1

 

REGISTRATION

Create an Account in our "Registration Family Portal" . From there, you'll select the sessions and apply payment. You can read step-by-step guidance on how to register here

 

RESCHEDULE 

Before June 1st (if space remains), you can email to request a schedule switch. We might be able to accomodate if space still remains. We cannot accommodate session switching as of June 1st.

Please read our full Registration Policies prior to registering here

 

SICKNESS

If your child has a fever, sore throat,  vomiting, or diarrhea, please keep them home to recover for at least 24 hours. Please do not send kids to camp with a cough or runny nose. Campers must be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without use of medicine) before returning to camp. Notify us if your child tests Positive Covid-19.  

 

If your child becomes ill at camp or sustains an injury requiring more than basic first aid, we will notify you immediately. Minor injuries will be treated in our Camp Office. Minor Injury Reports will be emailed from campus HQ throughout the camp day

If your child has lice, please take them to be treated (we love Hair Fairies in West Hollywood) before letting them return to camp.

SUNSCREEN

To help our camp staff protect your camper from sunburn while at camp, please do the following essential steps:

  • Always apply sunscreen on your camper at home each morning

  • Use a lotion that has at least 30-50% UVA/UVB protection.

  • Campers will be advised to re-apply sunscreen before / after Water Activities and throughout the day. Please bring a labeled sunscreen to camp or in a ziploc bag, clearly labeled with the camper's name.

WATER DAY!

We bring old school camp water play to a new level! On Water Wednesdays we do an on-site water day with pools, sprinklers, hoses, water blasters, and water slides!

Campers can get wet on our giant water inflatables or stay dry while participating in a large variety of activities. Campers who choose to get wet, will need to bring a swimsuit, towel and change of clothes to camp that day.  We encourage campers to wear a bathing suit to camp each morning to save time on changing before water play.

 

​WILDBUNCH EXTENDED OPTION  

WildBunch AM: Drop off begins from 8am - 8:50am. One of our Leadership or Guides will meet you outside and will walk your camper into camp. 

 

WildBunch PM: Pick-up is anytime between 3:05 - 5PM. Please pull up  to the front of the school and call our campus phone. Guide will bring camper to the car. Campers picked up later than 5:00 will be charged $10 for every ten minutes.

 

Our WildBunch extended program provides a safe and structured environment that still provides campers with fun, snacks are also provided. Campers have choices between active and relaxing activities.