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Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I register my child?
    We start accepting registrations in February and accept new registrations until camp is full.  Try to register early because Hillcrest Academy Summer Camp days fill up fast.
  • Where do I get a registration form?
    At the front desk, or Call Us and we can Email it to you, or in the “Camp – Register Now” tab under Summer Camp on our website.
  • When does registration end?
    Registrations will be accepted right up until camp starts as long as there is space available.
  • Do I have to pay a fee when I register?
    Yes,  There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee in order to hold your child’s space in camp and a $50 non-refundable Deposit per 4 week session Your child is not registered until all Documents and fees are submitted
  • Will you accept my registration form without a check or for the required fee and deposits?
    No. Registration and all forms and fees are required for HCA to send out your welcome package
  • Can I register for a portion of a 4-week session?
    No. We cannot adjust the dates. 4-week camp sessions are not split.  Our Mini Camp 1 Week sessions at the start and end of the Summer Season.  If you are planning to vacation during one of the 4-week sessions there is no Pro rating of the camp fees.
  • Do I have to register for all of the sessions?     
    No, there are three 1-week sessions and two 4-week sessions. You can register for all five sessions or any combination of the five sessions.
  • What are the Program dates for Summer Camp?  
    First (1st) Mini Camp (Begins First Week of Summer Recess),
    Second (2nd) Mini Camp (Follows First Week of Summer Recess, usually completes by End of June),
    First 4 Week Camp Session (Usually First Week of July Thru Last Full Week of July),
    Second 4 Week Camp Session (Usually First Week of August Thru Last Full Week of August),
    Last (3rd) Mini Camp (Usually First Week of September).
  • Do the children get to use the pool if I don’t register for swim lessons?
    Yes, the children have the opportunity to use the pool everyday during open swim whether you have paid for swimming lessons or not, weather permitting. There is not instruction during open swim.
  • How are the groups formed?
    Generally the Summer Camp groups are formed by age, or school grade and are comfortable in their grouping.
  • Do I have to pay for trips and treats?
    Our goal is to offer an all-inclusive camp program. Children in the Beachcomber group will be entitled to 3 to 5 trips, Stingrays 2 to 4 trips, and Starfish 1 to 3 trips per 4 week session, based on the amount of days your child attends, at no additional cost as well as the great activities we bring to the center. Children in the Guppy program will be offered approximately one to two optional off-campus trips per session at a nominal fee.
  • If I have more than one child, do you offer a sibling discount?
    Yes, there is a 10% sibling discount off the second or more tuition. Swim Lessons are not eligible for discounts.
  • Do I have to be registered for camp to take swim lessons?
    No, we do offer an outside swim program; there are forms on our web site that explain that program and the costs.
  • My child is currently in the Infant/Toddler year round program but going into preschool in September. Do I need to register my child for camp?
    Yes, any child going into preschool (Age 3 by October 1) is eligible to register for camp. These children are moving from a year round program to our 10 month school program and summer camp. You are required to pay deposits to reserve your child’s space in camp.
  • If I register for camp am I automatically registered for the next school year?
    No, you must register for the next school year separately.
  • Do you offer the lunch program during the Camp Sessions?
    Yes. Hot Lunch is catered to us by Casertano’s Cucina in Beachwood, NJ. The cost is $4.50 per day. Lunch menu order forms are sent out electronically the month prior.
  • Do you supply snacks?
    No. Parents/Guardians will provide an AM and PM snack/drink. However there are some treats provided from time to time.
  • What happens if you are not allowed to take trips off campus due to COVID-19?
    If the state restricts off-campus trips, the cost of the trips will be refunded to your account. If a facility temporarily closes due to COVID-19, we will reschedule the trip.
  • What are your policies surrounding COVID-19?
    We are required to follow all state mandates surrounding COVID-19. A daily health screening is completed at drop-off each day. A written copy of our illness policies will be provided at the time of registration.
  • Do you offer a payment plan?
    We do. You will first register and leave the deposit, which is applied to tuition. The remaining balance can be split into equal monthly payments. The remaining balance must be paid by the week before the program you are enrolled for begins.
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