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

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

We will cap our camps at 60 students each week. Students attending the camp range from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and this year we will be break into six 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.

COVID Update: Camp groups will be limited to a small group of children that will make up their "stable cohort" group, organized by age. Stable cohorts will have no exposure to other groups and will only interact, if at all, in a physically distant way.

Do you have camps for children going into Pre-K?

Currently we offer camps for children over the age of five. If your child will be five by the start of their camp week, they are more than welcome to join us. At this time we are not offering camps to children under the age of five, although look forward to resuming this service in years to come.

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.

When will this year's themes, dates and registration be available?

The dates, themes and descriptions for each week of camp are currently listed on our website here. Registration will open on March 1st, at 6:00 am. To make sure you have the most up to date information and announcements, please join our mailing list here, at the bottom of the page.

How much does Camp CREATE cost?

Sign up between March 1st and March 15th and receive a 15% early bird discount. A week of full day camp, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with the early bird discount is $276, and a week of half day camp, 9:00am to 1:00pm will be $191. After March 15th, the cost for a week of full day camp is $325, and a half day camp is $225. If cost is prohibitive, scholarships are available and the applications will be published on March 1st.

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.

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

At this time, given the information currently available to us - our team is moving forward in preparation to host seven weeks of in-person camp. We will continue to pay close attention to all county and state-wide health and safety mandates and suggestions. We will revisit our 2021 summer programming plan in mid May, based on the information we have at that point. If and when we have to cancel an in-person camp, the payment for registration will be refunded in full.

How do I contact you to receive more information?

Please reach out to us by email at, with any questions, comments or concerns you may have. At this time we do not have a direct phone line available but if you would like to speak over the phone, we can certainly give you a call once we connect through email. Thank you!