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Day Camp FAQs

Q. Is the day camp a licensed camp?

Yes, we are licensed by The State of Connecticut- Department of Public Health- Youth Camp Program.

Q. What is the limited amount of campers in each age group?

Each age group is limited to 20-25 campers per session. Groups are grouped by the camper’s current school grade. The kindergarten program includes campers entering kindergarten in the fall as well as those campers who will have just completed kindergarten in June prior to the start of camp. The middle school camp includes campers that will have completed either 5th or 6th grade in June prior to the start of camp.

Q. What is the camper/counselor ratio?

It varies from age groups depending on the total enrollment of the age group. Each group has 2 counselors with them at all times.

Q. What are the ages of our staff members?

Junior Counselors are high school students that must have completed the 10th grade and be 16 years old by the start of the camp season to be eligible to be employed at The Italian Center Day Camp. Senior/Activity Counselors have completed at least one year of college or above. Many of our staff members our area teachers, college and graduate students.

Q. Do we have medical treatment available at camp?

Yes, we have a registered nurse on staff from 8:30am-4pm and our camp doctor is on call. All lifeguards are First Aid/CPR trained.

Q. How long are the health forms valid for?

Each camper is required by the State of Connecticut to have a valid health form on file at the camp to attend the program. Health forms are valid for 3 years from the actual date of the examination.

Q. Is lunch provided?

Each camper brings a bag lunch to camp. At morning arrival the lunches are refrigerated until lunch.

Q. Is snack provided?

Yes, campers in the kindergarten through forth grade are given a snack and juice in the afternoon. These snacks vary between cookies, crackers, Popsicle’s, popcorn, fruit snacks, etc. Campers are also allowed to bring their own snacks for them to eat at snack time. The Middle School camp has the privilege of using the Italian Center snack bar to purchase a snack in the afternoon.  Anyone with food allergies must supply their own snacks from home.

Q. What happens on rainy days?

On rainy days we move the camp into the main building. We use the gymnasium, various available banquet rooms, and weather permitting the outdoor/indoor pools. We offer activities such as a game area, movies, gym time, music, dance and arts & crafts.

Q. Is there a deposit required at the time of registration?

Yes, there is a $400.00 non-refundable/applicable deposit required to hold your camper’s placement in camp.

Q. When are the full camp tuition and program fees due?

All camp accounts must be paid in full by Friday, May 19, 2017.

Q. Is there an early payment plan discount?

Yes, any account paid in full by April 1st is entitled to receive a 5% discount off of the tuition. This discount does not apply to any program fees for example, Extended Day.

Q. Is the camp fee, tuition or deposit refundable?

There are no refunds for any reason.   Camp fees are not transferable to any other Italian Center program or membership.