Fieldston Outdoors FAQ
WHAT ARE CAMP HOURS?
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 3:45pm
Friday 8:30am – 2:45pm
WHAT ARE CAMP DATES AND TUITION?
You can find them here.
WHAT IS MINIMUM ENROLLMENT?
The minimum enrollment is 3 weeks.
IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?
For an additional cost, door-to-door transportation is available to those living in Manhattan and Riverdale. An enrollment form can be downloaded from our website.
IF MY CHILD ATTENDED CAMP LAST SUMMER, IS THERE AN EASY WAY TO RE-ENROLL?
If your child was enrolled in our summer camp last year, re-enrollment is simple! Visit our Summer Camp registration website and click on the “Log Into Your Account” button. Enter the email address you used last summer to enroll your child and enter in your password. If you forgot your password, click on “reset your account settings now,” or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have successfully logged in, click on “Start Registration for 2015,” scroll down to the saved Camper Information and click on the “Enroll in Camp” button.
ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
Lunch is not provided. Students should bring a bag lunch and beverage that does not require refrigeration or heating. Fieldston Outdoors has a NO peanut/peanut product policy. Please do not send any peanuts, peanut butter or other peanut products to camp. The camp will not serve snacks with peanuts or peanut products nor will they use ingredients that contain peanut products for cooking activities or special events. However, the camp cannot guarantee that all snacks are prepared in peanut free environments. Therefore, parents of peanut allergic campers will be asked to check the snack ingredients and sign off on snacks that their child can eat. Lunch should include one drink.
Please note that lunches are not refrigerated and are kept in backpacks. An additional frozen juice box or frozen water packed in the lunch helps keep food cold while becoming thawed in time for lunch. Please include two drinks when packing lunch on a trip day. Camp provides snack twice daily.
IS THERE AN AFTER CAMP PROGRAM?
Yes, an extended day is available, for an additional cost. Mon – Thurs 3:45 – 6:00. Fri 2:45 – 5:00
IS THERE SWIMMING?
Campers have instructional swim 3 times per week. Campers participate in free swim 4 times per week. Instructional swim program is taught by our certified lifeguards and swim instructors.
IF MY CHILD WILL BE TAKING THE BUS TO CAMP, WHEN SHOULD WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION ON THE TIME AND PLACE OF PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?
Parents receive a call or an email the Friday or Saturday before their child attends camp with pick-up and drop-off information
WHEN ARRIVING ON THE FIRST DAY, WHERE SHOULD I CHECK IN AND DROP OFF MY CHILD?
Check in will take place at the ground floor of the middle school building.Parents driving their children to camp have two options for drop off. You may pull up to the turn-around section near the front of the Middle School where camp personnel will meet your child and direct them to their rooms.You may park your car in designated areas and walk your child to their room.If you are parking your car please follow the directions of the security personnel.
SHOULD MY CHILD BRING A BAG OR BACKPACK? IF SO, WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Please label all of your child’s clothing and other belongings. Backpack: We are very active and may walk some distance on trips or to a picnic lunch. We strongly suggest that you send a backpack (rather than a tote bag or plastic bag) so children can have their hands free.
- Bathing suit
- Book, quiet game, cards, for Siesta time
TO KEEP AT CAMP:
- 1 bathing suit
- 1 towel for lunch and siesta
- For younger campers
- For younger campers, a complete change of clothes
IF MY CHILD TAKES MEDICATION DURING THE DAY, HOW WILL IT BE ADMINISTERED TO HIM/HER?
Medication that must be administered at camp should be given to the camp nurse. All medications must be clearly labeled and have your child’s name on it. Physician’s instructions must accompany the medication. If your child will have medication at camp (administered by the camp nurse), please complete the medication form, have it signed by your doctor and return the form to Fieldston Outdoors.
WILL THERE BE SNACK AND DRINK BREAKS DURING THE DAY?
Camp provides snack twice daily.