FAQ

What is a “MY CT Account”?

This is your account that you will create or have created to log- in and fill out your camper application, medical forms and other paperwork every year for camp. The button to your right is your link from our website.

What is the difference between a Campership Customer and a Non-Campership Customer?

A Campership Customer is a current customer who paid a fee to enroll in our Campership program during the previous summer. Campership Customers need to register between Dec.1 to Jan. 15 and pay the registration fee and deposit to ensure a spot for the upcoming summer. These customers will confirm their summer sessions in March and can make changes until April 1st.

Non-Campership Customers are allowed to register at the end of January. These customers can only register for the remain spots available

How long is the camp day?

Normal camp hours are 9 am to 3 pm. The camp daily activity schedule begins at 9:05 a.m. Our daily schedule concludes at 2:35 p.m. with dismissal at 2:50p.m. Normal camp hour’s, drop off begins at from 8:30 to 9:00 and pick up is from 2:55 to 3:25. Our PDC pk 4/5 program 9-1 pm program has dismissal at 1:00pm daily and the full day group dismissal is 2:50.

What happens if I need to pick my child up early?

If you need to pick your child up early you should send a note or call the camp office 385-6830, let us know the time of pick-up and who will be picking up. The person picking up the camper needs to walk into camp and sign the camper out at the main office.

What happens if drop my child off late?

If you are running late or your child has an appointment, you will need to walk your child into camp and check them into the main office. They will be taken to their group and assume the normal camp schedule.

What type of extended care services are offered?

Creative Themes offers:
AM care from 7:00 to 8:30 am for $7 a day or $30 a week. We provide cereal and juice each morning.
PM care is from 3:30 to 6:00 and is $10 a day or $45 a week. Creative Themes staff will sign-in and check–out all extended day campers an snack is provided. Depending on the weather and camper numbers, the activities vary but might be open swim, fishing, archery, playground and art. (Extended care information care information). There will be NO EXTENDED CARE SERVICES during PCD-1 session.

Are daily activities planned or determined by the campers?

Creative Themes is famous for providing a fully planned day of activities, playing time and Choice Time. (Information on a typical day).

My child is a strong swimmer/not a strong swimmer. How will my camper’s individual swim situation be handled?

Campers are grouped in the water according to ability. Our swimmers are tested on a weekly basis at a minimum. Of course, campers are not always aware that we are conducting a review of their progress. Our goal is to have all of our campers’ progress in the water in a fun and safe manner. We follow the American Red Cross swimming curriculum. Swim lessons are taught during our 2 week sessions.

Lunches at camp?

Lunch will be provided for campers and staff on FRIDAY only. Friday camp has “Pizza Party.”  Parents provide lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We provide water, koolaid and lemonade on a daily basis. A CT lunch bag will be given to each camper. Lunch bags are collected and distributed by our staff and stored in a large igloo cooler.
Friday– Pizza*
*Served with chips, fruit and drink

How does CT handle food allergies?

CT is fully committed to handling all dietary restrictions and food allergies in an efficient and professional manner. Individual attention is the hallmark of how we handle this vital safety issue. Your child’s Lead Counselor will take care of all food allergy matters for your camper. He/she will communicate with parents about individual needs. We also have a staff member in our office who is responsible for handling food allergy questions.

Creative Themes maintains “Peanut Free” tables at camp! We are always happy to talk with parents about the needs of their child.

CT has many staff trained in First Aid and the use of epi-pens.

Does CT have sunscreen available?

Yes, we provide sunscreen to all campers and our staff will help to apply the sunscreen. There is a place on your camper’s application to indicate whether or not you would like to use our sunscreen or not. We ask that all campers come to camp with sunscreen applied. The staff will work on ways to build sunscreen times into their daily activities but it does not happen first thing in the morning.

SPF 30 Kids Friendly Sunscreen. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Allows your skin to breathe and perspire keeping your body cooler. Hypoallergenic, Free of Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate), PABA, fragrance, wheat, gluten, glycol, and nut oils. For more information on the sunscreen go to: www.rmsunscreen.com.

SESSIONS AND GROUPING

What options do I have as far as the length of the camp season?

At Creative Themes we offer several one week sessions or two week sessions. (the middle of the summer). We you sign-up, you either register for the one week or two week session. No splitting of two week sessions are allowed and no partial or prorated weeks allowed.

How are campers “grouped” at CT? Can I request to have my child be with his/her friends?

Campers are grouped according school grade for the following fall. Generally we have one group per grade so campers in those grades are together. However if campers have a friend in another grade this would have to be discussed as to what we can accommodate.

How many campers are there to a counselor?

There is a 1:10 ratio in each group and a 1:7 ratio for the camp. Our 4/5 year olds have a 1:6 ratio.

If I need to bring medication for my camper what should I do?

All campers must have health information completed on the “Camp In Touch” form. List all medications on this service. A parent and physician’s signature is required. Medications must be in their original container and with a valid expiration date on drop off day and our medical staff will take care of distribution. All Epi-Pens should be in a prescription box with the child’s name.

When are balance due and health forms required?

Each registration form must be accompanied by a $100 deposit plus $45 non-refundable registration fee per child.
Payments
May 1—sessions in June and July
June 1—sessions in August

Registrations after June 1 require payment in full.
A $30 fee is charged for all checks returned due to insufficient funds.

Health forms must be completed in your CT My Account, May 1st.

Checks should be made payable to Creative Themes,Inc.

What is the refund policy?

Any cancellation by May 1st will receive full refund minus the registration fee. After May 1st, a 50% refund of camp fees will be issued; and after June 1st, a 50% credit of camp fees will be issued. Refunds for special circumstances will be determined by the directors. Please contact directors as soon as possible with any questions. (Registration fee is non-refundable at anytime.)

COMMUNICATION

How do I communicate with the camp? Who will be my “contact” or go to person at Creative Themes?
At Creative Themes, we believe in creating a strong communication system with our parents. We view our relationship as a partnership, with the central goal being your child’s happiness. Our summer office hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily. Your child’s Lead Counselor will be your primary contact here at camp and you can touch base with them at drop off or at pick up times. Should you need to talk with them and do not see them just call the office and we will take care of the connections.

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