Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

FAQs for Camp

What does a typical day at Camp CREATE look like?

While this is the basic structure of our day, it can often look different based on field trips or adventures!

9:00-9:10 Drop Off, Check In

9:10-9:30 Welcome and Announcements

9:30-10:30 Theme Based Activity/Project 1

10:30-11:00 Morning Recess and Snack

11:00-12:00 Theme Based Activity/Project 2

12:00-12:30 Lunchtime (students bring sack lunches)

12:30-1:00 Recess

1:00-1:30 Half Day Pick Up and Tinker Time

1:30-3:30 Choice Activities: Arts and Crafts or Visits to the Gym, Canyon or Pond

3:45-4:00 End of Day Circle Game/Sharing

What should my child bring to camp?

Backpack, water bottle, appropriate layers for the day, sack lunch (no microwave available), morning and afternoon snack, swimsuit and towel on field trip days.

COVID Update: Families will need to supply their own mask for their child. If this mask is reusable, it will need to be washed and cleaned before wearing it to camp again.

How much does Camp CREATE cost?

A week of full day camp, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm is $325, and a half day from 9:00am-1:00pm is $225. If cost is prohibitive, financial assistance is available found here.

What is the cancelation policy?

A full reimbursement will be given for any cancellations made 30 days prior to the start of your registered camp week. A 50% refund will be given up to two weeks prior to the start of a session. A 25% refund will be given up to one week prior to the start of a session. No refund will be made for cancellations that are made six days or less prior to the start of a session.

COVID Update: Any camp that Cascades Academy cancels due to a heightened risk of health and safety concerns for our participants and staff will be fully reimbursed.

Will my children of different ages be in the same camp?

We will cap our camps at 75 students each week. Students attending the camp range from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, and this year, we will be broken into five cohort groups. Each group will be comprised of similar age groups in order to best facilitate our theme-based curriculum per the camper's development.

How do I contact you to receive more information?

Please reach out to us by email at campcreate@cascadesacademy.org with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. To contact our Camp CREATE office, please call 541.382.0699, and the front desk will happily connect you. Thank you!

What is the current plan in regard to COVID-19?

What you can expect:

At this time, Camp CREATE will not require wearing masks. However, each week we will update you with the Deschutes County Transmission Level and share the accompanying CDC recommendation. As we have done for the past two years, we will continue to rely on several mitigating strategies to mitigate possible COVID-19 transmission. 

-We will be outside for large portions of the day. 

-Individual classrooms will only have no more than 15 campers at a time with a very efficient air filtration system as well as open windows. 

-When we meet as larger groups, it will be outside or in areas that have a much larger occupancy, again, with ventilation systems in place. 

-We will continue to disinfect heavily touched surfaces throughout the day and encourage the campers to use hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the day.

-We will teach campers proper techniques when sneezing to avoid droplets. 

-Our staff will monitor campers that show any covid symptoms and consult with the camp director for a plan of action.

-We will notify parents when a case is reported within their cohort to alert them to be on the lookout for symptoms and/or mask indoors for the remainder of camp.

These strategies might change as the summer progresses and the rate of COVID-19 transmission changes. We will send communications each week prior to camp updating our procedures.

How you can help:

We ask that you please monitor your camp participant daily for any COVID exclusionary symptoms (new cough, fever/chills, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell) and for any other symptoms such as fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, new nasal congestion, and runny nose.

If your camper is experiencing any of the exclusionary symptoms, they will need to refrain from attending camp until their symptoms have resolved without any medication or once a negative test has been received.

In addition, we kindly ask that you please alert the camp director immediately at campcreate@cascadesacademy.org or by calling 541.797.8069 if your child is experiencing any exclusionary symptoms.

If your child is experiencing any other symptoms, it is better to pause and skip a day than to send your child to camp. 

If your camper has had a high-risk exposure (i.e. a prolonged indoor exposure to a positive family member), current CDC guidelines recommend that they wear a mask for up to 10 days following the exposure.  While we cannot enforce this recommendation, we do ask all participants to consider masking indoors if they have been exposed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.