Camp Lakewood FAQ
Where and how do I register for your summer camp programs?
- You can register safely and securely online. Simply click, “Register Now,” and then select your programs. You’ll receive a confirmation email once you complete your online registration. Please note, we accept registrations on a first come, first served basis.
Do you have an Extended Day program?
- Yes. We offer an extended day, both in the morning and in the afternoon, for general and specialty campers. Your child may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and stay as late as 5:00 pm. Cost is $25/week.
Do you provide lunch and snacks?
- Campers will bring their own lunches. Daily snacks will be provided by the camp. If your child will be attending extended day care, please pack extra snacks.
Do campers have to attend Innovation Montessori?
- No. Campers do not have to attend Innovation Montessori in order to attend Camp Lakewood.
Will there be field trips during camp?
- No. We do have several activities planned on this campus throughout the summer, however we will not be traveling to other locations.
What happens on rainy days?
- If it’s just drizzling, most outdoor activities will continue as planned. So, please remember to send your child to camp with a raincoat on days with iffy weather. If the rain is heavy, we simply move the fun indoors.
Where do I drop off my child?
- Drop-off will take place in the multi-purpose room. Please park and bring your children inside to sign them in.
What do I do if I arrive late for drop-off?
- Simply bring your child directly to the multi-purpose room and speak with a team member.
What happens if I am late picking up my camper?
- All campers who have yet to be picked up after their scheduled pick-up time will be charged a fee in the amount of $1.00/minute. Authorities will be called in the event that a parent or guardian cannot be reached within 30 minutes of a camper’s scheduled pick-up time.
Is there bus service?
- Transportation is not provided by the camp.
What is the staff/camper ratio?
- PK3 – K: 1 to 5
- 1st – 6th graders: 1 to 10
- Musical Theatre Intensive: 1 to 10
- Productions #1 and #2: 1 to 6
Are groups coed?
- Yes, all our groups are coed.
Can campers bring toys/cards?
- Campers are not permitted to bring in outside toys.
Is there a uniform?
- Campers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for running and outdoor play. Please no flip-flops or sandals.
What is your refund policy?
- Summer camp fees are fully refundable (less a $50 per camp registration deposit) up to 2 weeks prior to opening day of camp. You may email us your refund request and our response (within 24 hours) will be confirmation of receipt of your email. If you do not hear from us then we have not received your request.
*Emergencies: If you have a medical or family emergency and are unable to attend camp please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you, however refunds are at the discretion of the program manager.
Last minute cancellations: If and only if we have a waiting list and can fill your spot, will we refund camp less a $75.00 processing fee per registration.
Refunds will not be given if:
- A child is sent home due to behavioral issues (see our behavior policy).
- A camper decides to drop out of the program or leaves early/before the end of camp.
- Your child is sick and either stayed home from, or was sent home from, camp due to fever or other ailments.
- Is camp guaranteed to be held?
- Camp Lakewood at Innovation Montessori Ocoee reserves the right to change or cancel any camp program if conditions warrant. Notification will be provided as early as possible should this be necessary and refunds will be provided.
- What is your behavior policy for campers?
- When a camper does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following action steps as behavior problems progress.
- Staff will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior.
- If inappropriate behavior continues, the camper will be reminded of behavior guidelines and camp rules, and the camper will be asked to decide on action steps to correct his/her behavior.
- If a child’s behavior still does not meet expectations and is affecting the experience of other campers, he/she will be referred to an administrator or program manager.
- If inappropriate behavior continues, as a final action step the camper may be dismissed from camp.
Examples of unacceptable behavior:
- Refusing to follow behavior guidelines or camp rules
- Using profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity
- Stealing or damaging property (personal or camp property)
- Refusal to participate in activities or cooperate with staff
- Disrupting a program
- Leaving a program without permission
- Endangering the health and safety of children and/or staff
- Use of illicit drugs, alcohol or tobacco or sexual conduct of any kind
- Teasing, making fun or bullying of other campers or staff
- Fighting of any kind
Camper fees are non-refundable if a camper is sent home for disciplinary reasons. Physical violence or bullying toward another camper or staff member will result in immediate dismissal from the camp program.