Frequently Asked Questions

DUE TO OUR SCHEDULE AND ENROLLMENTS, NO SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL BE PERMITTED. NO SICK DAYS OR MAKE-UP DAYS WILL BE ALLOWED.

Full tuition is required at the time of registration.

Camp tuition is nonrefundable for any reason. If you need to cancel camp after you’ve registered, our normal policy applies: as long as you let us know no later than March 15 for Spring Break Camp and May 1 for Summer Camp, we’ll hold your unused tuition as a credit for the next season. Because all campers are required by Los Angeles County to attend full weeks of camp, we cannot provide credits or prorate tuition for partial weeks.

If we have to close or cancel camp at any point, due to weather, natural events, or other factors beyond our control, any unused tuition will automatically become a registration for a future season.

If you have a change of plans before May 1, 2024 we will refund all but the $35 registration fee per camper. After that date and before the first day of camp, we will refund all but the $35 registration fee and 50% of the total amount paid (after any discounts received). After the first day of summer camp (varies year by year), there are no refunds or credits given for cancelled/unused days of camp for any reason.

When you arrive at camp each day, you will park your car and escort your camper/s to the registration area. On your first day of camp, campers will receive their rash guard. After your first day Campers are required to arrive at camp wearing their Sandy Days ash uards.

LOCATION

TOWER 10 AT WILL ROGERS BEACH JUST SOUTH OF TEMESCAL

DROP OFF – STARTS AT 9:00 AM

On your first day, please inform the parking attendant that you are dropping off for Sandy Days Kids Camp and you will be allowed to enter. Once in the parking lot, make a u-turn and head south to the first tower (#10), where you will see our van with the camp sign. You will be issued a parking pass which you will display on your dashboard for future drop off and pick up. Once you have parked, please sign in your child. If it’s your child’s first day at camp, he/she will be given a camp rash guard. A staff member will then escort your child down to our campsite.

Please observe posted speed limit in the parking lot and remember that there are children present!

PICK UP – STARTS AT 3:00 PM

Please pick up your child no later than 3:30pm. If you want to pick up your child early, please inform the camp director at drop off time.

When you arrive at camp, make sure you are wearing:

(1) BATHING SUIT
(2) SUNSCREEN – To reduce contact between counselors and campers make sure to send your camper with spray-on sunscreen. Also, please remember to pack a face sunscreen stick for your child.
(3) SAND SHOES or FLIP FLOPS
(4) SANDY DAYS RASH GUARD
(5) FACE MASK (OPTIONAL FOR CAMPERS)

Campers should pack the following:

LUNCH & SNACKS – Here are some healthy suggestions: string cheese, apple sauce cups, yogurt tubes, fruit rolls, apples, bananas, crackers/chips, carrots and PB & J sandwiches. Also include juices or water. When you can’t send lunch from home, we also offer lunch delivery from Citizen Sprout – click here for details.
• SUNSCREEN – While we have sunscreen, we advise you to send sunscreen with your camper. During the day, we will re-apply sunscreen to make sure campers have adequate sun protection.
• TOWEL – Campers will need a towel to dry themselves after coming out of the water.
• SWEATSHIRT – It’s nice to have a warm sweatshirt on those cooler beach days.
• SUNGLASSES & HAT (optional)

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LABEL EVERYTHING.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

When you arrive at camp each day, you will park your car and escort your camper/s to the registration area. We ask that you leave other family members and siblings, not coming to camp, safely in the car to reduce the number of people at the registration area. On your first day of camp, campers will receive their rash guard. After your first day campers are required to arrive at camp wearing their Sandy Days rash guards.

A TYPICAL SANDY DAY
9:00 – 9:30 Camp Opens – Welcome & Sign In
9:30 – 10:30 Cabana Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports
10:30 – 12:00 Water Activities, Sand Activities, Nature Walk
12:00 – 1:00 Sunscreen, Lunch & Clean Up
1:00 – 1:30 Camp Performances & Contests
1:30 – 2:45 Water Activities, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Cabana Games
2:45 – 2:55 Close of the camp day
3:00 – 3:30 Camp Ends – Pick Up & Sign Out

SURFS UP
Swimming, Boogie Boarding, Paddling, Skim Boarding, Playing Games at the Shore

SPORTS
Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Capture the Flag, Happy-Ball, Dodge-Ball, Gymnastics, Frisbee, Paddle Ball, Soccer and many more.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Nature walks, Marine Biology, Recycling/Conservation and Fun Ocean Facts

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Arts & Crafts, Face/Body Paint, Balloon Animals, Sand Castles, Sand Crabbing, Water Balloons, Hula-Hooping, Story Games, Uno, Jenga, Twister, Potato Sack Races, Tug-o-War…and lots more…

SURF’S UP
Swimming, Boogie Boarding, Paddling, Skimboarding, Playing Games at the Shore.

SPORTS
Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Softball, Capture the Flag, Dodge Ball, Gymnastics, Frisbee, Paddle Ball, and Dance.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Nature walks, Marine Biology, Recycling/Conservation and Fun Ocean Facts.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Arts & Crafts, Face/Body Paint, Balloon Animals, Sand Castles, Sand Crabbing, Water Balloons, Hula-Hooping, Story Games, Uno, Jenga, Twister, Potato Sack Races, Tug-o-War…and lots more…

Camper and staff health and safety is our top priority. Sandy Days Kids Camp is compliant with Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health guidelines, and we closely monitor public health communications from the Centers for Disease Control and other authorities to maintain the highest level of safety.

WE FEATURE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF SAFETY & HEALTH PROCEDURES

OCEAN SAFETY?
Sandy Days is located between two lifeguard towers. Water activities are open only during specific hours so that all counselors can be in the water with our campers. Young campers play and skim board at the shore. Older campers swim, go paddling and boogie board alongside counselors, with direct supervision. During water activities the director or assistant director will be standing at the water’s edge to provide oversight and reinforce all safety protocols. Ocean safety is our top priority at Sandy Days.

MATURE & EXPERIENCED STAFF
In order to ensure safety and close supervision of campers, we maintain a ratio of one counselor for every five to six campers. This allows counselors to supervise activities and to monitor campers’ behaviors to encourage the development of individual skills and to introduce newcomers to the activity. Many of our counselors are teachers, coaches, and nannies in the community.

CAMP COUNSELORS
All counselors wear blue rash guards and all campers wear bright yellow Sandy Days rash guards for quick and easy identification. Brightly colored cones are set up to designate the area of the beach where our campers can play. Each morning we review camp perimeters and make sure that all campers recognize our boundaries.

SUPERVISED TRIPS TO THE BATHROOM
All campers will be escorted to and from the bathroom by a Sandy Days counselor who will remain in the restroom while the campers are there.

PROGRAM
We’ll be following all of California, Los Angeles County, and the American Camp Association guidelines in safely providing camp activities, cleaning supplies and equipment to avoid disease transmission.
Campers will be required to wash their hands before lunch.
Campers will be required to wash their hands with soap and water after each bathroom visit and before returning to camp. Bathroom areas will be sprayed with disinfectant prior to and after camper use. We will have separate bathroom runners who will escort the campers to and from the restroom area. Bathroom runners will wear gloves and masks at all times when escorting campers to and from the restrooms.

DRINKING WATER
Drinking water is available all day. The large water coolers are located under the umbrellas for thirsty campers.

LUNCH AND SNACKS
Campers will be required to bring their own lunch, snacks and water.
Campers will not be allowed to share any food, snacks or drinks.

Hygiene, Cleaning and More
We abide by health regulations and recommendations from LA County Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other medical authorities. If you have any questions, please ask!

SUN PROTECTION & FUN

To reduce contact between counselors and campers make sure to send your camper with spray-on sunscreen. Also, please remember to pack a face sunscreen stick for your child.*
Extra large cabanas (open tents) are set up throughout the camp site. Arts and crafts, face painting, and games are played under the cabanas to ensure shade during the day.
*Sunscreen is re-applied to campers arms, legs and face several times during the day. If your child requires a special sunscreen, please pack it and let us know.

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