FAQ

Will you be requiring social distancing?

 

Each tribe will be considered a "family unit" and will maintain social distancing from other tribes. State officials and guidelines released by the American Camp Association recommend that campers and staff be separated into smaller groups for the duration of each session, treating each cohort as its own "household." Members of the group can remain in close contact with each other but should practice social distancing from other groups at camp.

Are masks required?

No. Masks are not required. Campers are welcome to bring a mask and may use it when appropriate while not doing physical activities. Due to the Texas heat and according to Texas Health and Human Services, masks are encouraged if possible. Masks will not be required outside or during physical activity. 

 

Is it safe to send my child to camp?

If your child is considered high risk or is showing symptoms then they should not come to camp unless cleared by their doctor.

How are campers separated?

Campers are separated by grade level. Each camper will be put

in the grade level that he/she is going into the next school year.

Can I get a refund?

Camp West requires a $100 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. The balance of each session must be paid one week before the session starts. Cancellations after this period are nonrefundable, but the funds may be transferred to another session during the same summer. 

 

Are you an indoor or outdoor camp?

Camp West is considered an open-air day camp.  However, there will be times when they have activities inside.

 

What happens if it rains?

Campers are brought indoors when it begins to rain. We have a

rainy day schedule for each day.

 

What happens if my child has a Dr. appointment during the day?

Camp management would prefer you to make all appointments early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Please inform us at registration if you know of any appointments.

 

What if my child is allergic to foods that are served at lunch?

Lunch is served by or trained kitchen staff who wear gloves, masks, and hairnets. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate food allergies but campers are always welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Does my child need to bring money?

The snack shack is open during lake time for your child to purchase snacks. Campers are provided a free snack at lake time.

 

Will my children see each other throughout the day?

Campers are placed with their age group and will maintain social distancing from other tribes. 

 

Does my child have to know how to swim?

No, every camper is required to wear a life vest while in the lake and there are many lifeguards and counselors in the water with them.

Is my child forced to stay with their counselor during lake time?

No, lake time is considered free time. Their counselors will have a designated place that they will stay while in the lake so they can easily be found if needed.