How do I sign up for camp?
All of our registration is done online. Please click on one of the “Register” buttons at any one of our pages.
Are Doodle Dynamo camps appropriate for children with special needs?
We do NOT have resources to handle special needs.
What if my child has specific allergy or health needs?
When filling out our online registration form, please list all allergies and medications that need to be administered. You may bring any medications the first day of camp with written instructions describing frequency and dosage. The medical authorization form must be brought the first day of camp. Medications must be provided in their original containers.
Epi-Pens must be given to the Camp Director on Monday mornings. Epi Pens are not allowed to be kept in the camper’s classroom or on the person of the camper. In extreme allergy situations the camp counselor will have access to the Epi Pen in their classroom.
Please keep in mind that we are a nut-free zone.
Is it a rising or current grade level when registering my child for the camp?
It is a rising grade level. However when your child transitions from one grade level category to the next one (Grade 1-3 to Grade 4-7), for example if your child is a rising 4th grader, but you want to keep in the younger group category (Grade 1-3) instead of Grade 4-7, then please enter current grade instead of rising grade in the registration form. Transition year can be tricky and therefore we encourage parents to make decisions based on their child’s developmental needs. We provide this option in the transition grade level category only.
What is your refund policy?
We are committed to operating the 2023 camp season for you and your family. If you enroll in camp and your plans change or you have concerns about your child attending camp this summer, you can cancel and receive a refund or credit according to our policy. Our policy encourages early decisions so as not to affect other customers or our ability to efficiently
deliver our programs and is based on the fact that supplies are purchased for your child in March. Because we cover registration fees for you, all cancellations for a refund will incur a $40 cancellation fee (per camp) to cover administrative costs. This should be considered as a deposit that can not be refunded or transferred.
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
• Receive a full refund through March 31, 2023
• Receive a 75% refund April 1, 2023– May 30, 2023. No refunds will be given after May
• Starting June 1, 2023, cancellations will receive full credit (minus the $40 cancellation fee) . This credit can be used for a different week of camp during the summer or camp in the future. To take the full credit (minus the $40 cancellation fee) of you should inform us two weeks in advance. Please note that if you use this credit for next summer camp season then that season’s camp price will apply. If the price of the camp increase then you will need to pay the difference in the price.
It is the camp policy that no refunds will be made in connection with late arrivals, early withdrawals, or camp dismissals due to misconduct. Missed days of camp are not refunded or transferred (e.g. missed Friday and want to come back next week for a day. However, we will do our best to provide you with any materials missed, such as robots, when applicable).
Cancellations must be made via email (support@DoodleDynamo.com).
What is your tax ID#?
Our tax ID number is 81-1124377 . This number is also on your email confirmation. Please keep this confirmation for your records. This can act as a receipt for your flexible spending account or child care tax credit. If you lose your receipt please go to the Family Login link on our Home Page and login to have a new confirmation sent to you.
What should my camper bring to camp?
Each camper should bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Since we have an outdoor component, a small water bottle is advisable. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Please see our policy and waiver concerning the application of sunscreen under our FAQ Risk Management category. Electronic devices are not permitted at camp and will be confiscated until picked up by a parent.
What is a typical day like?
Please click here to see The Typical Daily Schedule
What are the hours of the camp?
The camp hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. You may drop off your child no earlier than 8:45 am unless you have paid for the Pre-camp services. The Pre-camp is from 8 am to 9 am and the post camp is from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
When can my child be dropped-off and picked up from camp?
Campers may be dropped off anytime between 8:45-9:00 am, and must be picked up by 4:00 pm. The camp runs between 9-4pm.
Do you provide Pre and Post camp services?
We have extended day services at all of our locations. The cost is $25.00 per week for Pre Camp, which starts at 8 am. Post Camp services are from 4:00–5:30 pm and cost is $35.00 dollars per week. Campers that are picked up later than 5:30 pm will incur additional charges at the rate of $1.00 per minute. Please do not try to drop your child off before 8 am. In a pinch, you can pay the daily rate ($5 for Pre and $7 for Post Camp) that morning if you just need services for that day. All parents should make sure they record the Director’s cell phone in case they need to communicate emergencies during the day.
Can my child bring a cell phone to camp?
We have a “no-cell phone” policy at Doodle Dynamo Summer Camps.
Will my child receive a camp t-shirt?
Each camper will receive one t-shirt with each week they register for camp. T-shirts ARE required to be worn each day of camp. Additional shirts can be purchased at the time of registration for $12.
Are there outside activities?
Doodle Dynamo have an outdoor component in the afternoons each day. Campers are involved in team and skill building activities with their age group. Activities include: kick ball, soccer, basketball, tug-of-war, team challenges etc.
Also, campers have playground time for 40 minutes after lunch.
Our family’s vacation does not allow my child to attend for the entire week. Can they attend for part of the week?
No. In order to gain the most from their camp experience and not to disrupt the structure of the camp, we do not allow partial weeks. We suggest planning early to ensure you camper can attend a full week of camp.
Do you take credit cards?
We accept all credit and debit cards using our online registration service. To register, go to our registration page by clicking on “Register” button.
What if I am trying to register and the camp I want my child to attend has reached its camper limit?
If the camp is full, it will be marked as “full” when you try to register. You will have the option of being placed on a waiting list. At this point you do have the capability of choosing another camp that has space. If we are able to move your registration over to our active camp list, you will receive an email. If you have already registered for a different camp, please contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (804)-256-3545, so we can make the necessary account adjustment
Can friends and siblings be placed in the same group?
If you wish your child to be placed with friends or siblings please let us know in advance by making note on the registration form. We can accommodate this request as long as they are in the same grade group
Can I observe a camp day or sit in on my child’s class?
Doodle Dynamo does not permit non-campers (parents or unregistered students) to sit in on our camps. We require all of our employees to undergo thorough background and reference checks. We understand that parents are very interested in what their children are doing at camp. We have, therefore, created our Family Day event. Family Day takes place on Friday afternoons to provide parents with an opportunity to view their camper’s projects and get a better understanding of their child’s camp experience.
How does Doodle Dynamo deal with the summer heat?
Safety measures include:
- Doodle Dynamo counselors will ensure that hats are being worn. If the permission to apply sunscreen waiver has been signed by parent/guardian, the Director(s) will assist in reapplying sunscreen.
- Children at all camp sites will have regular access to water fountains or drinking water taps. Campers should remember to bring their own water bottles and to fill up throughout the day.
- Doodle Dynamo counselors will plan lower activity games/activities when the sun is the strongest and will take advantage of shaded areas throughout the day
Compliance & Personal Information
Doodle Dynamo will never release any of your personal information without your permission.