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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How much does Camp cost?

 

Tuition rates are based on the grade your child is entering next fall. In addition, for campers age 3-5, we offer a 3, 4 or 5-day option.  If you have any questions, please call the camp office at (732) 595-5458.   Click here to see our Tuition Rates and Click here to Enroll Today!

 

As a reminder, day camp tuition is eligible for child care/dependent care reimbursement through your employer or as a straight deduction on your taxes. Most camp families take advantage of this and many pay less than 50% of their tuition out of pocket.

 

What are the Hours of Camp?

 

Our camp day runs from 8:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Do you have Before and After Care?

 

Yes! Our before care hours start at 7:00am and our aftercare hours start at 4:30 until 6:30 pm.

Rates: $25 for either before or after care per week or $37.50 for both before and aftercare per week. As an added bonus we only charge you for the first child.

Can I Register Online

 

Yes! Click here to visit our online registration page.

 

Is Transportation Included?

 

We keep camp tuition low by allowing parents to drop-off and pick-up at camp. If you select our Parent Transportation option, then there is no additional charge.  While transportation is not included, we do offer 2 additional transportation options for an additional fee. These options include Before and After Care and Door-to-Door Busing.  Transportation options must be selected for your entire enrollment period.

 

What is your Staff to Camper Ratio?

 

At Cedarbrook we focus on keeping our groups small.  Children in pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten have a 1:8 counselor to camper ratio. As children grow older the groups remain small with a 1:10 supervision ratio.  Campers are grouped based on the grade they are entering in the fall.

 

How Old are the Counselors?  Where do they come from?

 

All of our counselors and specialty instructors are supervised by certified teachers.  The teachers meet with their staff throughout the day to observe, distribute information and address any camper concerns. Our counselors and specialty instructors are college students or high school seniors.  High school juniors are hired as junior counselors.

 

 

Is there a nurse or doctor at camp?

 

We have a full time registered nurse/licensed nurse practitioner, as well as, an athletic trainer with a valid certification from the BOC and Instructor level American Red Cross First-Aid.  Additionally, several of our counselors and staff have First-aid and CPR Certifications.

 

What are the ages of the campers that attend Cedarbrook?

 

We offer a full-day program for ages 3-15 (entering 9th grade).

 

In addition, for campers ages 3-5 (entering kindergarten) we have a half-day option along with a 3, 4 or 5-day option. Campers in grades 1st  -9th may participate in our trip program!

 

We also offer a Leader-In-Training (LIT) program for campers entering 9th grade and a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for campers entering 10th grade.

 

Does my child need to be potty trained?

 

Yes, all campers attending Cedarbrook Day Camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom with minimal assistance.

 

Do you have sibling discounts?

 

Yes. Take 6% off your tuition for your second, third and fourth child (fifth child is free!).  The discount will automatically be deducted by our office and reflected on your invoice when paying your tuition.

 

What is a Special Event Day?

 

Every day at Cedarbrook is special, and our summer calendar of events will keep you on track!  In addition to our daily activities we have a huge weekly event that is wild, wacky and loaded with fun!  The kid's love it!!  Click here to see our Special Events Calendar.

 

Can I visit Camp?

 

Yes. You can contact us to schedule a personal tour.  If you are a parent looking to visit the camp during the camp season, you must contact Cedarbrook prior to your arrival.  For the safety of our campers, parents and visitors are not permitted to roam throughout the facility unattended.

 

 

Do you provide lunch?

 

Yes, Cedarbrook offers a selection of lunch program options for all campers at an additional cost.  We provide a tasty menu that alternates throughout the summer.  Our "Weekly Lunch Program" provides meals for four (4) days at a cost of $20 per week.  We also offer an "A la Carte" lunch program for $6 per day. This program allows campers to  purchase the "lunch special of the day" or they can bring their own lunch for the day (reminder: Cedarbrook is a "peanut-free" zone!).  A la Carte options must be purchased by 9:00 pm, the night before.

 

 

Can Cedarbrook accommodate campers with peanut or life threatening allergies?

 

Families with children who have life-threatening allergies can feel safe and comfortable at Cedarbrook Day Camp. We are well aware of the dangers and concerns with severe allergies and take our allergy policy and procedures very seriously!

 

 

  • Our Process:

If your child requires an EpiPen at camp, we ask you to place the EpiPen in a clear plastic bag along with a head shot photo of your child with the name of your child on the outside of the bag. This bag (and any necessary instructions) should be presented to the Cedarbrook nurse during student orientation or (if necessary) during check-in each morning. Upon sign-in in the morning of each camp day, the Leadership Team and Counselors take special note of our campers with allergies. We highly recommend that all EpiPens and any additional medication stay on location throughout the camp season or, at a minimum, throughout the week.

 

 

  • Our Nut-Free & Allergen Alert Policy:

Cedarbrook Day Camp has a strict NUT FREE policy.  Foods containing nuts are prohibited at Cedarbrook.  During lunch breaks, to prevent contact with any food allergens, we inspect ALL campers lunch brought from home.  To ensure that our campers with allergies have a safe lunch experience at camp, we ask that absolutely no peanuts or tree nuts be permitted at Cedarbrook.

 

 

What is the early pick-up procedure?

 

Cedarbrook understands that, on occasion, you may need to pick up your camper early - before the camp day ends.  In this case,  parents are asked to please inform the office or the front desk 3 hours (if possible) before an early pick-up.  This allows communication to be sent to the counselors so that they can adjust the campers schedule as needed.  Early pick-up can occur anytime during the day until 3:00pm.

 

We discourage early pick-up between 3:00 and 4:15pm.   During this time, campers are  in the transitioning process;  starting/ending activities, changing rooms/locations, participating in end-of-day wrap-up, etc., making it difficult to gather individual campers for dismissal after 3:00 pm.  Except for emergencies, camp staff may not be available to gather campers for last minute, unplanned early dismissal.  If, however, you must collect your camper during this time, be advised that there may be an extended wait time.

 

What is your refund policy?

 

At Cedarbrook, we provide a no-worry money back guarantee before June 1st. We are so confident with our camp program and facility that you may receive a no-questions-asked 100% refund at any time PRIOR to June 1st.  There is no refund AFTER June 1st and as a reminder, the $375 Deposit is non-refundable.

 

I want to sign up now and get the low price but I'm not sure which weeks I want!

 

No problem. You can register now and change your enrolled weeks up until June 1 with no additional fee.