Frequently Asked Questions
Are the activities for boys and girls?
Absolutely! When selecting themes for each summer, we strive to ensure activities appeal to all campers. Themes are based on the interests of campers 4-19 years old, based on current trends, popular movies, computers games or the latest craze amongst kids. All our activities are created with both our male and female campers in mind but we recognize that some parents express concern over themes such as “transformers” which may be perceived as a “boy” theme. However, we encourage parents to discuss the actual activities with their children rather than focussing on the theme if they feel it is too 'boyish' or 'girlie'. It is also important to note that while all activities relate to the weekly theme, more importantly, they are STEM-based. If your camper is interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, they will most definitely enjoy their week with us.
What is your policy for special needs children?
We try very hard to accommodate special needs children where we can. There is no strict policy regarding special needs children as several factors depend on our ability to provide an environment suitable to them. Suitability and capabilities vary from site to site. Therefore, if you have a special needs child and they wish to attend Camp Grow, please contact us and we will review each case independently. Unfortunately we are not able to offer 1:1 care for special needs campers.
What is the age range?
Different programs have different age groups, starting from 4 years of age to 19.What are the Camp hours
What are the timings like?
Different camp programs operate at different times and dates, so please make sure to review the dates before registering. Campers should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of camp. Please ensure campers are picked up on time at the end of camp.
what does a typical day look like?
A typical day starts with campers joining their allocated groups and seating. In a typical 3-hour camp, campers go through around 4-6 hands-on activities, all related to the theme. A break is not scheduled however campers can take 10-15 minute breaks at anytime. We make a lot of mess and there's often some sort of physical activity - so please make sure to dress your campers in comfortable clothes
what about snacks?
Snacks are usually available for some programs (please refer to each program listing). Water is available for all campers. Campers are free to bring their nut-free snacks
Do you administer medications?
We do DO NOT administer medications. If your child needs medication throughout the day please arrange for a parent or a designate to come and do so. Also, please ensure this information is communicated clearly on the application form when enrolling your child
are there lots of hands-on activities for the campers?
Yes! Each year we continue to add more and more activities to ensure the campers are always engaged!
do you group kids by age?
As much as possible, yes. Activities differ by age group and we want to make sure that we maximize learning for all campers.
what is the ratio of facilitator/coach to camper?
Typically, we ensure ratios are 5 campers to 1 facilitator. We want to ensure that each camper has sufficient attention to learn and be engaged in the many activities planned
what kinds of educational and/or work background do the facilitators have?
Facilitators come from three groups: teachers who want to do something in the summer, Grow Learning Staff who are experienced in teaching and/or engineering, and high-school students we (love) to hire as summer interns. All staff have a background in at least one of the STEM areas and experience working with children
what happens if my child comes home after camp and doesn't like it? do i get a refund?
Highly unlikely! First, we don't foresee any camper not enjoying his/her time. Second, the costs for the activities for our camp are very high and we cannot afford to offer refunds under this circumstance. We suggest that parents evaluate their situation closely prior to enrolling their child and that should a situation occur where the child indicates they are not “having fun” or “didn’t learn anything”, strongly encourage them to try their best the next day. Children often focus on one thing during the day they did not like but in actuality they had many other positive things happen. Another suggestion would be to discuss the situation with the Camp Director on site as there is often more to the story.
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