Camp Policies

 

Cancellation Policy

*Please note: the $15 service fee is non-refundable. Our credit card provider changed their policy, and we have to change ours.  

For example: ​

Let's say your camp beings Monday, June 1

  • Full refund: before May 1

  • Half refund: May 2 - Thursday, May 28 

  • No refund: Friday, May 29 and beyond

Refunds and Cancellation Terms updated Nov 4, 2020: 

  • Cancel for any reason more than one month before your camp begins for a full refund* 
     

  • Cancel for any reason less than one month, and more than 72 hours before camp: cancellation fee is 1/2 of total registration*
     

  • Cancellations for any reason less than 72 hours before camp (Friday before camp): no refunds. No refunds will be given if you cancel Friday, Saturday or Sunday before camp beginning on Monday.  

  • ANY participant dismissed for conduct, or who withdraws from camp voluntarily, for any reason, will not receive a refund. See Camper Code of Conduct below.
     

  • We proceed with camp in most weather.  See "what if it rains?" in FAQs below.
     

  • Campers or parents who cannot or will not follow our COVID-19 policies will be dismissed without refund. 

 

Camper Code of Conduct

In a nutshell: Practice kindness!

 

Reminder: ANY participant who leaves camp voluntarily or is dismissed for conduct will not receive a refund.

Parents and campers will be asked to sign the "Camper Code of Conduct" as part of the camp paperwork.


Famous Adventures provides campers with outdoor adventure opportunities in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We believe in experiential learning to promote personal success. We strive to teach self-confidence, decision-making and social skills, and environmental awareness. 

 

We emphasize kindness above all else.  We recognize the value of our campers and staff from all races, colors, national origins, religions, creeds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.


Successful campers will be able to: 


Take care of themselves. Examples include: 

  • Stay with the group at all times. 

  • Wear appropriate clothes and close-toed shoes each day for comfort.

  • Bring water bottle and drink LOTS of water.

  • Ask staff or another camper for help.

  • Commit to having fun, staying positive, and being challenged.

  • Take responsibility for your actions. 

​Be kind to others: 

  • ALWAYS follow safety rules and listen to instructions from staff and outfitters. Encourage others to listen, too. 

  • Communicate and listen to others, and refrain from foul language, slurs, and harsh words. 

  • Actively support the staff and campers. 

  • Respect each other. Don’t tease, or exclude other campers. 

  • Don’t borrow or take other people's things. ​

Failing to follow these guidelines may result in one or more of these actions:

  • Verbal warning from camp staff

  • Timeout or removal from scheduled activities

  • Parent/Guardian phone call, text, or verbal warnings at pick-up*

  • Immediate suspension or dismissal from camp**

*Campers who choose not to improve their behavior after 3 phone calls, texts, or verbal warnings at pick-up, will be dismissed from camp without refund.  


**The following actions are not tolerated, and will result in immediate dismissal, without refund:

  • Physical fighting or attempting to fight, including hitting, biting, kicking, or otherwise injuring or attempting to injure a camper or staff.   

  • Harsh language directed at or about other people, including but not limited to slurs, threats, bullying, or harassment.

  • Continuously disruptive or disrespectful behavior.

  • Excessively unsafe behavior, or actions that endanger the safety of others.

  • Use and/or possession of drugs or controlled substances, alcohol, tobacco, and any type of weapon or dangerous material.

  • Inability / refusal to follow our COVID-19 policies.  This includes adults at pick up and drop off agreeing to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

 

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring a friend?


Yes! Of course! However, remember that we have groups of just 13 campers. We've found that bringing many friends can create disruptive group behavior. We will divide friend groups of more than 4 campers.




Can I bring electronics?


No! Leave phones, gaming devices and anything fragile or expensive at home. Things get sandy, wet and stepped on during camp. Famous Adventures is not responsible for electronics. Phones will be taken up and given to a camper's pick up person at the end of the day (again, not responsible for it!)




My child has special needs...


We welcome campers of most abilities, with good communciation from caregivers. Our staff have experience with a wide range of campers, and we can accommodate allergies, medications, and some physical differences. However, our program structure can be difficult for some campers with physical or emotional differences.




What if it rains?


Famous Adventures proceeds as usual on rainy days (and cold days, during the school year). We go ahead with most activities in the rain, find picnic shelters to dry out and play games, and we'll have fun despite a dreary day. Campers may come home muddy! We may cancel or reschedule outfitted activities (climbing, surfing, boating etc) if the weather is not safe.




Will I get photos?


Yes! We use Remind to send updates and photos during camp. The app is not required to receive texts, simply respond to the registration that will be texted to you prior to camp.




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