Frequently Asked Questions
What are your cancellation policies?
REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations/Penalties:
A 50% refund is available if you cancel at least two weeks before your session date.
If it is at least two weeks before the session date, and we are able to replace your camper with someone from the waitlist, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.
No refunds will be made for Cancellations or Change of Weeks in the last two weeks before your session date. If the staff has time to research and is successful in finding a replacement for your camper after a Cancellation or Change of Weeks request during the last two weeks, the cancellation/change fee for either will be $50.
REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF WEEKS POLICY: If you submit a CHANGE of WEEKS request at least two weeks before your camp session, as long as the week you are wanting to change to has availability, you may change weeks for your camper. Request for changing weeks must be made through your Parent Dashboard FORMS page. You will find a Change a Week request form in the list of forms. No changes will be made by phone, email, or notes. There is a $5 fee to make that change on the first request. Any subsequent changes would incur a $10 fee. Penalties: A Change of Weeks request in the last two weeks before your session date is treated like a Cancellation and the fees will not be transferred to the new week. If there is availability in the week you want to change to, you will need to pay the camp fees again. If the staff has time to research and is successful in finding a replacement for your camper after a Change of Weeks request during the last two weeks, the change fee will be $50.
Does CT offer scholarships?
Yes, we have scholarships available each year. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, when there are scholarship funds still available, you will need to enroll your camper with the normal registration process, choose the Extended Pay plan, and then submit a Scholarship Request Form, which you’ll find under the FORMS tab of your Parent Dashboard. Most of our scholarship budget has been distributed by March of each year, so be sure to register early if you are seeking a scholarship. We may also have a few scholarships that are given by our Camp Thurman Supporters which may still be available later in the year. Please email your desire to apply for one of those to email@example.com.
Do you have payment plans available?
Yes. Monthly payments are available. With a $5 deposit per week, we will set up a payment plan for you so that you can pay monthly. All fees must be paid, however, at least two weeks in advance of your camp week. Choose Extended Pay Plan when you are registering.
What is the cost of the camps?
Do you have programs for families who have children with special needs?
At Camp Thurman we may be able to serve some campers with special needs. If your camper is in a typical classroom, without an assistant, but has emotional or communication issues, you may register them for day camps which are offered between June 13th and August 5th. After you have registered, we will need further information in order for the family and Camp Thurman to determine if CT is a fit for them. You must submit the Special Needs Information Form and meet with our Special Needs Coordinator for some additional information to help us provide a fun, successful week for them. You’ll find that form on the Parent Dashboard, and after we receive that form the coordinator will contact you to set up an interview. Should the decision be made that we are not able to meet their needs, any fees you have paid will be refunded in full.
Are there times when parents can experience some of Camp Thurman’s activities with the campers?
Absolutely! We currently have two Family Events available. This season CT Christmas is Dec. 11th, and Family Fun Day is Sept 10th, 2022. On those Saturdays, families are invited to come and share activities with their campers. Most of the activities are open. There are areas for you to have a picnic lunch with your family. And special activities matching the theme of the day are in place. The fee is only $10 per person, and you can register for an event under the name of any one of your campers
Problems With Login
Your Email ID is the email address you listed as you registered online or on your registration form. If you don’t know which one you listed, or you don’t know your password, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Password Reset and the name of one of your campers.
Below are the links to viewing information on your camper’s week
here at Camp Thurman.
Learn to navigate your parent dashboard. Your parent dashboard will be
used for authorized pickups, enrollment, forms, finances, and more.
Forms for EpiPens, diabetic procedures, and asthma relief are now located
on your Parent Dashboard via Campsite. For more information, see the
First Aid Info link.
See what’s in store at the snack shack this summer
Monday mornings, gates will open at 8:00am to allow for medication drop off and car sign distribution. To expedite the drop off process, we are requesting families to adhere to alphabetical drop off shifts, to the best of their ability:
Tuesday- Friday, gates will open at the regular time 8:30am with no staggered drop off shifts.
Afternoon pick up guidelines remain the same as previous years and will go from 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Camper Code of Conduct
In order to best serve our campers, there are certain expectations that need to be met for campers to experience a safe and fun environment here at Camp Thurman.
At Camp Thurman we may be able to serve some campers with special needs. If your camper is in a typical classroom, without an assistant, but has emotional or communication issues, please indicate that in the next question. We will need further information in order for the family and Camp Thurman to determine if CT is a fit for them. You MUST submit the Special Needs Forms for some additional information to help us provide a fun, successful week for them. You’ll find that form under the camper’s Forms tab on the Parent Dashboard.
In order to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience at Camp Thurman for our campers with special needs, we offer only weeks 2 through 9 in our Day Camp Program, with a 2 week maximum and no back to back weeks. In consideration of the special programming of our evening camps, ETC, Explosion and Breakout are not available.
What Not to Bring
In order to continually maintain safety here at camp, we have a few guidelines and prohibited items on campgrounds.
In order to keep every child at camp safe, we ask that every parent keep in mind our safety policy detailed below.
Each week we do an evaluation of your camper’s swimming skills to determine how we can make your camper’s time with us as safe as possible.
View our epi pen care plan in the case of Anaphylaxis and our policies on nut and other food allergies.