One of the most common questions we get asked by parents is:
“If my child attends camp with their friend, will they be placed in the same group?”
So long as your child and their friend are of a similar age that’s no more than 18 months apart, then we will do all we can to place them in the same group. Just make sure you let us know as soon as possible – preferably within seven days of your child’s date of attendance.
If you leave it too late, your child may already have been placed in a group, and there may not be room to move them around. We work on a staff to child ratio basis that makes it impractical to simply squeeze extra children into existing groups.
On top of that, we can only accommodate one grouping request per child. To do otherwise would likely result in a grouping chain, in which one child wants to be with another, who wants to be with another, and so on. This, of course, would make grouping impossible.
But even if your child cannot be placed in the same group as their friend, we are 100% confident that they’ll still have the best summer of their lives.
Why? Because the vast majority of children attend our summer activity camps alone!
In this welcoming environment, your children will make new friends in no time. After all, they and the rest of the children in their group will be in the same boat. Because most children arrive at our camps alone, everyone must start from scratch in getting to know everybody else.
That’s why, in their first few days at camp, your children will be enjoying the sort of activities that are designed to help them get to know the rest of the children in their group. There’ll be things that involve teamwork and close interaction – and by the end of their very first day, they’ll have probably already made new friends!
So to conclude, if you let us know early enough that your child will be attending camp with their best friend, we’ll do all we can to ensure that they stay together.