Up With People, Jr.

FAQ

Day campers are required to bring their own lunch every day. Due to various dietary needs and allergies, children are not allowed to share or exchange their lunches with the day camp friends.

One of the primary goals of child development is learning to make friends. What better place to do it than in the safe and fun atmosphere of day camp? Our staff are trained to facilitate good relationships between children, and are dedicated to helping each child make at least one friend at camp.

Monday-Friday , 9am-3:30 pm

You may drop off your child at 9 am and pick up at 3:30pm. If you will be unable to drop off or pick up during these times, we offer morning and afternoon childcare for the following additional fees:

$35/per week for morning or afternoons per child or

$10 per day for morning or afternoons ($20 for both)

Extended hours are as follows:
• 7:30am – 9:00am
• 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Safety is our highest priority, which is reflected in our staff to camper ratios. The staff-to-camper ratio is not to exceed 1 staff per every 8 campers.

Please dress your child appropriately to accommodate the physical movements of the performing arts. We recommend that day campers wear layers in order to adjust to the varying physical activities that they will partake in during the day. We suggest active wear, short-sleeved shirts and pants. Campers can choose to wear shorts but please ensure modesty.

Optional Items:

  • Paper and pen
  • Medication needed

 

Required:

  • Lunch
  • Water bottle

The following items are NOT allowed

  • Personal valuables
  • Electronics

If these items are brought to camp, they will be stored with the Site Director and returned to the camper at the end of the day, not to be brought in again.

The camp is NOT responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items. If items are marked with a camper’s full name, we will make an effort to return them.

Up with People Jr. is a two-week long day camp for young people, ages 8-11.
Our UWP Jr. day camps are coming to communities throughout the United States as well as to towns, villages and countries around the world. Our young campers will be part of a global network of youth learning and sharing in the same experiences around the globe.

Please reference the website for a site location coming near you soon.

UWP Jr. day camp rates are tailored to the area and community, which they serve. We make every effort to keep the rates competitive so many families to enjoy Up with People Jr. Please reference the website for specific rates in your area.
All registrations are completed through the UWP Jr. website. Please find your location site and complete the registration and all forms required to save a spot for your child.
A typical day in UWP Jr. consists of campers learning international songs and dances from around the world and exploring the origins of those songs and dances. Campers will also get to learn more about themselves and their fellow campers through team building activities and cross cultural education.
We have only the highest standards of excellence when it comes to selecting our day camp staff.  Prospective camp employees complete a rigorous staff application and interview process with our Site Directors.  Candidates for employment demonstrate an exceptional set of skills in the areas of child development and communication, and of course demonstrate the enthusiasm, compassion and patience required to work successfully with groups of children ages 8 – 11.  Candidates for employment are required to submit a comprehensive work history, positive references and also pass extensive background checks. This protocol is repeated every year for ALL staff, including returnees.

Once hired, staff participate in an extensive staff training process focused on creating the safest possible physical and emotional environment for our day camp community.   In addition, throughout the day camp, our Site Director actively engages in the ongoing process of reviewing and evaluating staff to ensure the maintenance of the highest standards in safety and skill building.

UWP Jr. encourages parents to participate in the final show on the last day of camp. However, for the safety and security as well as for the best possible experience for the kids, we ask parents to refrain from visiting during the hours that camp is in session. From experience, we know that children simply cannot and do not interact the same while parents are closely watching over them and that it often becomes a distraction for the group as a whole.
The Leadership team handles all parent communication. The best time to call is before camp between 7.30 am and 8.45 am and after camp between 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm. Parents may call the camp phone number anytime during the day camp hours and leave a message. The leadership team members are actively engaged in the program and will periodically check messages during the day and respond in a timely fashion.

For less urgent matters, we ask parents/guardians to email the Site Director directly who will get back to you by the end of the day.

UWP Jr. Day Camp cancellation policy allows for cancellations up until 30 days prior to your specific site’s start day but will result in a $100 cancellation free, with the reminder refunded to your credit card.

Cancellations made after 30 days will receive no refund.

We follow strict guidelines to protect the safety and health of our day campers. Parents/guardians must fill out the medication permission form and submit as they register their child on our website. Our designated health staff will be available for parents to turn over any medication that children need during the day. All medication must be in the original, labeled bottle in order for it to be accepted. The designated health staff must have written information from the parent/guardian describing the name of the physician, the amount, time and type of medication each camper must receive.

Over-the-counter medications in both pill and liquid/chewable form may be available for campers. However, these will not be administered unless there is prior written permission given by and a call made to the parents/guardians.

All campers who are too ill to attend camp should stay home for the day. If your camper becomes sick while attending camp, we will do everything we can to assist them and make them comfortable while the Site Director will notify you to pick your child up.

For minor scrapes and bruises, all first aid applied will be documented and you will receive a notice at pick-up that tells you the details and the care given.

For serious injuries, you will be notified immediately via telephone. We ask that you provide the most up-to-date emergency contact information during registration so that we can get hold of you easily.

Our staff is trained in handling a variety of emergency situations. In an event of an emergency, we will make every attempt to notify parents immediately. If necessary, emergency transportation will be handled by local emergency services.