Welcome to Day Camp
Needless to say, this year has been unlike any other. As a parent of an elementary school child, I have watched as many children have struggled to adjust with an overwhelming amount of screen time and lack of physical activity. In addition, the challenge of balancing life’s responsibilities with the needs of my child left me searching for a better way.
We created this program to offer some relief for families; children will be able to access distance learning while interacting with their peers in a responsible way. The best part? Kids get to be kids and will enjoy participating in an amazing variety of camp activities designed to keep them active, engaged, and healthy.
We look forward to connecting with you and sharing more about this fantastic opportunity!
Distance Learning Support
Once enrolled, one of our lead coordinators will contact you to review your child’s distance learning schedule, goals, and objectives.
Campers are responsible for bringing their school supplies and computer daily to complete their distance learning.
Camp + Enrichment Activities
Our many fun activities serve as tools to provide opportunity for the counselors to teach teamwork, help our campers to build new friendships, increase self-confidence and independence. While learning new skills in a variety of fun and exciting activities*, our campers develop friendships, build self-esteem, and learn lifelong recreation skills.
Archery • Go-Carts • Ropes Course • Zip Line • Canoeing • Fishing • Volleyball • Basketball • Tennis • Trampolines • Arts & Crafts • Culinary Arts • Laser Tag • Dance • Science • Soccer
And much more!
*Activities subject to change based on weather
Children are social creatures and socializing is a skill that must be practiced. We understand that your child has likely been more isolated than ever before.
Camp provides children with long-term benefits and essential learning experiences. Counselors model positive social behavior to help guide campers in developing confidence and teamwork while building friendships.
Campers are grouped by grade with up to 10 children and 2 counselors. In order to adhere to safety protocols, pods of campers and staff do not mix with other groups
Camper Health & Wellness
The safety of our families and staff is our top priority.
As we take enrollments for our Day Camp program serving elementary school children, all staff go through extensive training on health and safety practices we’ve developed to meet and exceed State and Local standards.
We continue to work closely with our local health advisors and follow CDC guidelines on protocols for our area.
Stay home if sick. If you or your child has felt unwell, or displayed signs of COVID-19, we ask that all household members stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication for at least 72 hours. Camp will be open to well individuals only.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Drive Through: During the check-in process, parents will remain in the car and drive through designated check-in locations for a seemless process.
Temperature checks: All staff will be asked to take their own temperature each day upon arrival and must be fever-free before entering the facility. When parents arrive at check-in, we’ll take their camper’s temperature with a no-touch thermometer.
Health screenings: Parents and staff will answer some health screening questions at drop-off, and we will monitor staff and camper health throughout the day.
Transportation: We can offer school bus transportation from the Clovis area for an additional fee. If you would like to enroll your child, but are unable to transport them to and from camp, we encourage you to call and speak with a team member to discuss transportation options.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Face coverings for adults: All counselors are required to wear masks. We ask that all adults wear a mask during drop-off and pick-up, or any time you’re on our facility outside of your vehicle.
Face coverings for kids: Campers are required to wear face coverings when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Our counselors are trained to assist the campers with remembering to wear their face coverings as needed.
During Distance Learning
Social distancing: We’ll continue to practice social distancing as much as possible to reduce risk. Please look for signage and floor markers to maintain your distance at drop-off and pick-up.
Restricted facility access: To minimize potential exposure, we ask that families not walk children around the facility upon drop off. Instead, please check in with staff in the designated drop off location(s), and they’ll escort your child to their pod’s location for the day.
Cleanliness: Books, craft materials, counters, and other high-touch surfaces will be routinely disinfected and rotated. Sharing of materials will be very limited and materials will never be shared from one pod of campers and counselors to another.
Sick space: Our facility has a dedicated space where a nurse can care for sick children while being separated from others until a family member can come to pick up.
Pod structure: To limit potential exposure, we’ve implemented a “Pod” structure where children are grouped appropriately to stay separated from other groups of campers and counselors. Staff will also stay within their assigned Pod each day to minimize cross-contamination.
Counselor Absence Protocol: To protect the integrity of our facility’s Pod structure, and to make sure camper and staff safety is prioritized, if a counselor cannot make it to class (due to illness or otherwise), we will attempt to bring in a substitute staff member from the same Pod or ask a lead coordinator to supervise the campers.
Dining: To reduce the spread of germs, campers from the same pod will eat together but will not be serving themselves food at any time. A strict hand washing policy is in place before dining and staff have been trained in proper protocols for food preparation to prioritize safety.
Outdoor activities: Activities will be utilized by one pod at a time, with increased time between play to allow for thorough cleaning of all surfaces.
Space: Our facility has 75 beautiful acres where campers can get outdoors and play! Weather permitting, pods will have ample time outdoors every day at camp and rotate to many different fun and exciting activities from go-carts to archery to a rock climbing wall and more!
Handwashing and sanitizing: All campers and staff who enter the facility will need to wash hands, and we’ll continue to integrate 20-second handwashing into the training. Hand sanitizer will also be available throughout the facility.
Stay home if sick: If your child, or anyone in the immediate household, has felt unwell, or displayed signs of COVID-19, we ask that all household members stay home until they’ve been symptom-free without medication for at least 72 hours. Camp will be open to well individuals only.
Dates & Rates
Due to social distancing requirements, enrollment will be limited and new camper applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. While some sessions and age groups fill sooner than others, it is never advisable to wait. We highly encourage enrolling your camper 4 weeks at a time if not in the full school-year program. Space cannot be guaranteed in a future session
For additional information on availability for specific sessions, please fill out the form below. Someone from the Wonder Valley Day Camp team will reach out to answer any questions you have!
Wonder Valley Day Camp runs from December 14, 2020 through May 28, 2021*
*No program offered December 24, 25, and January 1. Sessions will be prorated accordingly.
Register for 2 week sessions at a time.
CLICK HERE to see each session’s dates and rates listed.
Day Camp Tuition is $772 per two-week session.
We strongly encourage reserving at least a month upon enrollment as spaces are highly limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A $350 deposit, per two-week session, is needed to reserve your child’s space.
All fees are refundable, less a $100 cancellation fee, per child, up until two weeks prior to the session start date. At that time, all monies become non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide transportation for my child to get to camp?
We can offer school bus transportation from the Clovis area for an additional weekly fee of $100. If you would like to enroll your child, but are unable to transport them to and from camp, we encourage you to call and speak with a team member to discuss transportation options.
What does my child need to bring with them to camp?
During Distance Learning sessions, Wonder Valley Day Camp will provide your child with a designated workspace, chair, and personal storage area for distance learning, high-speed internet, a light breakfast, balanced lunch, and snack.
Your child will need to pack their personal backpack with their laptop/electronic device and charger to access their distance learning, headphones, pencils, erasers, dry erase board and dry erase markers if applicable, crayons, and all school-related materials necessary for their day. Please make sure your child’s name is on all personal items.
For the full packing list, please refer to the Parent Orientation Packet.
For children attending during weeks where school is not in session, they will just need to wear appropriate clothing for the day of activities. This informatoin will be provided after enrolling as it may change week to week.
How are absences handled?
We kindly ask that you notify our office if your child will be absent from camp by 8:30am that day. If your child is sick, they are unable to return to the program until they have been symptom free for 72 hours. If COVID-19 is suspected, a doctor’s note may be required before your child may rejoin the program.
Will I receive a refund if my child does not attend for the full session?
Fresno County’s day camp directives require us to keep groups as small and consistent as possible. Due to the fact that all program supplies and staff are purchased and contracted based on confirmed reservations, no discounts or refunds shall be given should your camper not attend for the entire program.
What if I need to cancel after I enroll?
When you enroll, you’ll pay a $350 deposit, per two-week session, to reserve your child’s space. All fees are fully refundable, less a $100 cancellation processing fee, per child, up until two weeks prior to the session start date. At that time, all monies paid become non-refundable.
Will my child have structured homework time?
While there may be opportunities for your child to do homework on their own, before all campers have completed their daily distance learning, designated pod time will mainly consist of distance learning and enrichment activities. Please plan on your child completing the majority of their homework assignments at home. We will help your child use their time well, but cannot guarantee homework will be completed at camp.
If your child is enrolled in an independent study program instead of distance learning, we can customize the program to fit your needs.
If I am enrolled in a two-week session, is my spot guaranteed in the next two-week session?
Due to social distancing requirements, enrollment will be extremely limited and new camper applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. While some sessions and age groups will fill sooner than others, it is never advisable to wait. We highly encourage enrolling your camper at least four weeks at a time, if not in the full school-year program. Space cannot be guaranteed in a future session, until payment is made in full.
How are the campers grouped?
Campers are grouped by both grade and age. Camper pods consist of 10 campers and 2 counselors. This process has proven to allow for more permanent friendships to develop as well as campers having similar curricula and assignments.
What would a sample schedule look like?
Wonder Valley Day Camp is offered Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm. Parents may choose either a two or four week session, beginning December 14th. Additional weeks may be purchased on a space availability basis.
Once your child has completed their distance learning, they will enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of recreational and enrichment activities. We will introduce your child to an array of activities, while helping them to develop responsible social skills, increase self-confidence, and challenge them to do their personal best. A mix of traditional camp activities may include, but not limited to, archery, go-karts, soccer, basketball, teambuilding and more. Students will have an opportunity to explore STEM through model rocketry. Through each session, campers expand their horizons, learning new skills and the value of teamwork, while building new friendships.
Do I have to drop my child off at 7am?
No, we open at 7am for your convenience! However, in order for your child to be successful with their studies, please plan on dropping your child off at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of their distance learning session.
What happens if I’m late to pick up my child?
We do understand that life happens and time can get away from us. However, we incur additional expenses when campers are not picked up on time. After an initial grace period, additional charges will be applied. More specific details on these charges can be found in the Parent Orientation packet, you will receive, once you have enrolled.
What if someone in my child’s pod becomes ill?
In the event that any positive COVID-19 cases are identified, Wonder Valley Day Camp will notify local health officials, staff, and all families immediately while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws. Wonder Valley Day Camp will advise contacts to the ill individual to stay at home for 14 days after the last contact and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.