FAQs

How do I register my child?
You can enroll your camper online. New in 2018 is our online parent portal.  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 Cedarland 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."  

Is there a minimal number of weeks a child must register for?
We usually require that a child attend for a minimum of 2 weeks. They may register for any amount over 2 weeks such as 3, 4, 5, or more. During the first session, if space permits in your child’s age group, we may accept 1- week sign-ups. We do allow 1 week sign ups for Junior Outing.

Can my child come part time - less then 5 days a week?

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.

What are the hours of camp?
Camp hours are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

 

Is a snack provided?
A mid-morning snack will be provided to all campers.

 

Do you have extended care for my child?
Yes, we do offer extended care. Extended care is available in the morning starting at 7:30 am and after camp until 5:30 pm. Check the Tuition page for costs.

What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
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.

What is the Tax ID number for Cedarland Fitness & Fun Camp?
Cedarland’s Tax ID# is 04-247-9257 

 

What should my child bring to camp?
Campers need to bring the following:

  •  Lunch - campers need to bring their lunch daily.  We recommend a sturdy container.  Lunches are kept refrigerated.  Please label all containers and please no glass bottles. 
  • Clothes - Please pack your child's bathing suit and towel daily.  For our young campers we recommend they wear their bathing suit 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.

 

Does camp have swimming lessons?
Yes, American Red Cross instructional swim classes are taught daily. Our goal is to improve each camper's swimming skills and understanding of how to be safe in and around water.

Who are the Counselors and do you perform background checks?
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.

Can my child be a Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.)?
Yes, they can if your child meets the C.I.T. requirements. A C.I.T. must be a 14 or 15-year old camper. Spots are limited. An Interview and references may be required. An application for this position is available by clicking CIT Application.

Do you provide transportation?
At this time we do not provide transportation.

How do you group the campers?
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 insure your camper has a positive experience. Please contact the camp director if you have further concerns on this matter.

What happens if it rains?
We have 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.

What if my child gets hurt or sick at camp?
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.

Should I pack a lunch or snack for my child?

Yes, lunch should be packed daily in a sturdy container without any glass drinks please. It will be refrigerated. We will provide a morning snack each day for all three camps. 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.

 

Will camp counselors apply sunscreen to my child?
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 sunscreen for reapplication during the day. 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.

Do you have any Special Event Days?
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.

Can I send medications to camp?
If your child needs to take medication during the camp day you can send it in. It must be in its original container. State Law requires written authorization on file for the administration of medication while at camp. The medication release form must be completed by the parent / guardian. To help speed up the first day of camp please fill out the form and bring it with you. Please include the instructions on the administration of the medicine. Click for the Medication Authorization Form.

When do I pay my bill?
Camp balances are mailed out on May 1st and are due by June 1st. You can send money into the camp at any time if you choose before we send out the bills. This may help you pay towards your child's tuition if you sign up early (Please include your child's full name and the weeks of camp on the check). You can also contact Janelle Boksanski, Camp Administrator at jboksanski@Cedardale-health.net or by calling 978-373-1596 opt 1 if you would like to set up a payment plan. For sessions that are added on during the summer all camp balances must be paid before the camper begins their session of camp. This includes extended day care. Please don't bring in checks while dropping your child off on the first day of your session. It is just a very busy time in the morning while we are checking in the new campers.

When do I need to send my health form in?

The health form must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. Immunization records must be up-to-date and signed by your physician. Both forms must be in our camp’s office by June 1, 2018 required by state law and your child may not attend camp until we receive both the health form and an up-to-date immunization record.

Click for Health Form.