Summer Camp FAQ

Q: When does camp start? 

A: Mt Juliet 5/26, Knoxville (CAk and KCS) 6/1, Chattanooga (East Brainerd and Ooltewah) 6/8

Q: What time is drop off?

a: 7:15-8:45am, after 8:45am, call camp phone to drop off

Q: When does camp end for the summer?

A: Mt Juliet: 7/31, Knoxville and Chattanooga 8/7

Q: What time is pick up?

a: 4:30-6:00pm, you can pick up anytime, but will need to call camp phone prior to 4:30pm

q: Does CBF provide food?

a: CBF provides a daily snack (goldfish, popcorn, animal crackers, cheese balls, popsicles, etc) and occasionally provides pizza for lunch. campers need to bring lunch daily unless notified. No fridge or microwave is available for campers. 

q: what should my camper wear?

a: CBF suggests comfortable, modest clothing. Clothing that is ok to get dirty or wet.CBF does not recommend flip flops. Athetic shoes are recommended. no 2 piece bathing suits. Tankinis are ok as long as they are modest. No tight fit clothing. 

q: Who do I contact when I need to change my weeks registered or have a tuition question? 

a: office@campbigfish.org

q: how do i get signed up for the remind app? 

a: click this link to find the instructions for your registered campus: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mR3_5Hh5ldOSMgB3T5n27XzFfpvTsN1r?usp=sharing

q: how do i send medications to camp?

a:Send medication to camp in the original prescription bottle with the child’s name and doctor’s name or in the original over the counter medication bottle. ***Epipens and Inhalers (stay in counselor backpack and follows the camper to every activity). All other medication (even over-the-counter products) must be checked in at the camp office. Children are not allowed to keep medication with them at camp. Make sure you have completed the medication wavier that was email to you. Attached is a copy if you need it. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-JRfVnII2JxafB2iUJdWkAsikTaLW1V1/view?usp=sharing

q: When is tuition due and what do I need to know about tuition?

a: All Tuition for the given week is due on your 1st day on campus for that week.
There will be a $10 late fee for tuition paid after attending your 1st day of week. 
There will be a $20 fee for returned checks.
No campers may attend the next week until tuition is paid in full.
No refunds for pre-payments, sick days, absences, holidays.
At any time, if you are past 3 days of missed payments, CBF has the right to refuse to accept your child from entering campus until Tuition is paid in full.
Cash payments are discouraged.
Check Payments: Ex: Memo: Sam Smith, KCS – June1-5th
Credit Card and online link payments:  Subject to 3.5% fee / Pay online following link on each city summer camp tab. 
Auto Draft Bank (ACH) Payments: Setup with Account and Routing- 1% Fee. Tuition drafted on Friday before next week begins and runs consecutively.Link on each city summer camp tab. 


q:
What can my camper bring to camp and what can they not bring to camp?

a: Items to Bring: Backpacks, water bottles, hats, sunscreen are allowed at camp. For younger campers maybe send a change of clothes. Please put your child’s name on all items from home. All items brought to camp need to be cleaned and sanitized every night before returning to camp.
Not Allowed at Camp:
Electronics: (IPAD, DS, IPOD, cell phones, electronic watches, video-games, anything that can access the internet).  Others Items Not Allowed at Camp:  Trading cards, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Blankets, Slime,Fidget Spinners,Chewing gum / candy.  NOTE: Your child can call or text with parents from the camp I-Phone at any time of the day. If an electronic is brought, it will be turned off then placed in the director’s desk until pick up time.

Q: How are groups divided?

A: Campers are placed in a group of 10-12 campers based on age and grade level. Normally (not always), lower camp is rising kindergarten to rising second grade and upper camp is rising third grade to rising sixth grade.

Q: What does a Typical day at camp look like?

a: Kids are typically dropped off between 7:15-8:45am. During that time, we play games, cards, sports, etc. At 9am, we start are praise and worship (awaken), devotion, and small group time. We then move into activities, which is usually based on a theme, like Color Wars, Creation Station, sports of all Sorts, etc. We move around to different activites about every 20-30 minutes to keep the kids engaged. We have lunch between 11:30-12:30. After lunch, lower camp has a brief quiet time where they can read, color, play cards, nap, etc. This helps them recharge for the rest of the day. Our upper camp will have activites during this time. Activites continue until 3:30. Snack is served at 3:30. we then begin our pick up process from 4:30-6pm.

 


 

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