You can enroll your camper online using our Parent Portal located on our website. The portal allows you to enroll for camp online as well as upload various forms, manage your account information and more. Please be sure if you have attended any Cedardale Camp in the past to select "Returning Camper" when enrolling and ask for a new password. If you are new to Cedarland Camp please select "New Camper".
We usually require that a child attend for a minimum of 2 weeks. We find this sets your child up for the most success. The first day or two of a session everyone is getting orientated and meeting one another. Once everyone gets comfortable then we get to really see their personalities shine! If you can pick one of our sessions, it is usually best for your child. Our camp runs in 4 consecutive 2 week sessions. After attending a session they may register for any amount over 2 weeks such as 3, 4, 5, or more. After June 1st, if space permits in your child's age group, we may accept 1- week sign-ups.
Sorry, but no. We feel camp is a great place for campers to discover new skills, cultivate new friendships, and gain confidence in their abilities. In order to do this they must be comfortable in their environment and with their peers and leaders. Camp is best once everybody has had equal orientation, which if they are part time they may have not had a chance to get. Also some activities/projects/tournaments are planned to run throughout a session and if the camper was missing it would complicate the events.
Camp hours are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
A mid-morning snack will be provided to all campers. Children with food allergies may want to pack their own snack separate from their lunch.
Extended care is available in the morning starting at 8:30 am and after camp until 5:00 pm.Click HERE to view the Tuition section of our website for the pricing.
Cedarland Fitness 'n Fun Summer Day Camps follow the Massachusetts state guidelines for camper to staff ratio of 5 to 1 for children 6 and under and 10 to 1 for children 7 and older.
Cedarland's Tax ID# is 04-247-9257
Campers need to bring the following:
- Lunch - campers need to bring their lunch daily. We recommend a sturdy container with a freezer pack. Please label all containers and please no glass bottles or containers.
- Clothes - Please pack your child's bathing suit and towel daily. For our young campers we recommend they wear their bathing suits under their clothes. Also, if weather dictates please include something warm so your child is prepared for the ever changing New England weather.
- Footwear - For safety and participation purposes we require campers to wear sneakers to camp everyday.
Yes, American Red Cross instructional swim classes are taught daily. The campers' swimming level is evaluated on their first day of camp. They are grouped into classes based on their demonstrated ability. Our goal is to improve each camper's swimming skills and understanding of how to be safe in and around water. The pool is always lifeguarded.
It is our policy that all of our hired counselors must be at least 16 years old. They are selected through an extensive process including: application, references, and criminal background checks. Many of our counselors are past campers and CIT's. Our Special Activity leaders and waterfront staff have been hired based on their certifications and documented experience. Prior to the start of camp each season all staff are required to attend our camp staff training program.
Yes, they can if your child meets the C.I.T. requirements. A C.I.T. must be a 14 or 15-year old individual entering 9th or 10th grade. Spots are limited. An interview and references may be required if you are not a past camper. An application for this position is available through the C.I.T. section of our website HERE.
At this time we do not provide transportation.
We form camp groups based on age/grade to allow us to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities. All of our groups are co-ed, led by at least one male and one female counselor. Factors such as male/female ratios, length of stay, total numbers of campers in a group, parent requests/concerns are all considered. We will always try to work with you to ensure your camper has a positive experience. Please contact the camp director if you have further concerns on this matter.
We have a great day at camp! We are lucky that our facility includes indoor and outdoor space and we adjust our schedule as needed. Please send your child to camp with the appropriate clothing for a rainy day.
For serious injuries we consult our off-site Health Consultant, Dr. Espinosa. All minor injuries are treated, monitored and logged by our Certified First Aid and CPR trained Health Care Supervisor. In the event of an emergency we will make every attempt to notify you immediately.
If your child vomits or has a fever they must be picked up from camp. Please do not send your camper in if they are not feeling well. Thank you for your support in helping us maintain a healthy camp.
Yes, lunch should be packed daily in a sturdy container with a freezer pack and without any glass drinks/containers please. We will provide a morning snack each day. If your child has allergies, is on a special diet, or doesn't like what we are serving, they should bring their own snack. Please pack this separate from their lunch. For Campers participating in afternoon extended hours, packing an extra snack is popular.
Campers will be in and out of the sun each day. Due to this we urge all parents to thoroughly apply sunscreen to their child(ren) before they come to camp. Campers should bring name labeled sunscreen for reapplication during the day. Spray sunscreen makes this process the easiest.Counselors will remind and assist campers to reapply. Hats and swim shirts are encouraged. Please talk with our health care supervisor on your first day if you have special instructions/concerns on this subject.
Yes! They are a favorite part of camp. They are on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Thursdays are dress up theme days. You will get a special event calendar on your first day of camp.
Yes, medication can be sent to Camp with written permission. Please visit the health section of our website HERE for more details.
All Camp balances are due by June 1st. You can make a Camp payment at any time through your parent dashboard before June 1st. This may help you pay towards your child's tuition if you sign up early. You may also sign up for one of our payment plans. Please see our tuition page HERE for more information. For any children signing up after June 1st, balance is due at the time of signup.
Once your child is enrolled, you will need to complete the health paperwork found in your parent dashboard. All health paperwork should be returned as soon as possible, and must be on file before your child's first day of Camp. Any changes to these forms must be submitted in writing to Joe Morin, camp administrator/health care supervisor at [email protected]. Please visit the health section of our website HERE for more details.
We have learned a lot through the pandemic about "best practices " to keep everyone as healthy as possible. As we have learned to live with COVID and other transmissible illnesses we will continue to do our best to contain germs with frequent hand washing, sanitizing and cleaning shared areas and equipment. We ask you to help by keeping your child home if they become ill. If we work together we can keep camp a healthy environment for all!