Summer Camp FAQs

Summer Camp FAQs

How do I register my child for camp?
There are three ways to register:
-Online registration at www.marinwood.org. (Recommended—typically the fastest registration method)
-Register in person at the Community Center
-Mail, fax or scan and email a registration form (complete with full payment).

What if the camp I want to register for is full already?
If a camp is full, check our registration site periodically. As camp spots open from cancellations, registration will take place on a first come, first serve basis. 

Can I drop in for a day of camp?
No, Marinwood will not be accepting drop-in registrations. Campers must be registered for the full session.

Interested in sponsoring a fellow camp family?
Please consider donating to our scholarship fund to help send a child to camp. Donate online or at the Community Center.

Do you offer sibling or other discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for siblings and pool members!

Sibling Discount: $20 off per session for each additional child you enroll. The discount only applies if registering siblings for the same camp session.
Pool Member Discount: $20 off per session. Must have pool membership prior to camp registration. Camper must have an individual pool membership or be listed on a family or couple membership for the 2022 season. Please see the pool membership page for how to join the pool.

Do you offer camp scholarships or financial aid?
A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need. All requests are kept strictly confidential. An application can be downloaded from our website at www.marinwood.org. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

What is your refund policy? How do I make camp changes?
All refund and change requests must be made in writing and can be emailed to csd@marinwood.org. We will not process refunds or changes over the phone. Cancellations made more than 6 business days prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in a $35 per session per camper fee. Cancellations made less than 6 business days prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in the forfeiture of half the camp session fee per camper. No refunds will be granted after 5:00pm the Friday before the camp session begins. All camp change requests must be made in writing and are subject to a $10 handling fee. Marinwood does not prorate camp sessions.

Session # Last day to cancel by 5pm ($35 fee)
   
6: 7/18-7/22 Friday, 7/8
7: 7/25-7/29 Friday, 7/15
8: 8/1-8/5 Friday, 7/22
9: 8/8-8/12 Friday, 7/29


Do campers need to wear masks or be vaccinated? Are the staff vaccinated?
Marinwood does not require campers or staff to be vaccinated, although it is strongly encouraged. 

What are your COVID policies? 

​The latest local COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information can be obtained directly from the Marin County Health & Human Services Department Website and the latest State Guidelines for the Use of Face Masks can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health.  CDPH strongly recommends that all individuals wear masks in indoor settings regardless of vaccine status.

When to stay home:
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they need to stay home from camp and isolate for a minimum of 5 full days.
Please refer to the following decision tree for guidance regarding quarantine/isolation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/124Iv_tFJje04VrgZG8c39GdojPYsd8_zhH9E3kLLRe4/edit

Refund: 
If your child is forced to miss camp because they have tested positive for COVID-19, please email us at csd@marinwood.org at your earliest convenience to inform us. If requested we will prorate your camp fees for the days missed while in quarantine. If your child is forced to miss a full session of camp, we will refund you for the session less a $35 cancellation fee. All requests must be received before the program (session) ends. Information about how and when to quarantine can be found here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/124Iv_tFJje04VrgZG8c39GdojPYsd8_zhH9E3kLLRe4/edit

Exposure:
If your child has been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19, they can remain in camp if symptom free but need to wear a mask for 10 days and test on the 5th day after first exposure. 

Can my camper attend a Marinwood camp after a specialty camp ends?
Yes, this is an option for specialty camps located at Miller Creek Middle School that run from 9:00-12:00pm and if the Marinwood day camp has space or you are already enrolled in a Marinwood camp. The camper may attend Marinwood's camp from 12:00-3:00pm for the week of the specialty camp for a prorated amount. Camp staff will escort the camper to Marinwood's camp at noon. Campers must be enrolled in both Marinwood's camp and the specialty camp first, then email csd@marinwood.org for the prorated refund. The half day Marinwood camp fee will be $185 for residents and $218 for non-residents for the session. Session 4 will be $158 for residents and $187 for non-residents. 

Where and when can I pick up my camper's t-shirts?
Camp shirts will be available for pickup starting in May at the Community Center during business hours. For safety, campers are required to wear a Marinwood camp t-shirt daily. Campers will receive 2 shirts per summer with the option of purchasing additional camp shirts for $9. Pick up camp shirts at the Marinwood Community Center. Marinwood highly recommends picking up camp shirts before the first day of camp.

What should my camper bring with them every day?
Campers should come wearing appropriate camp attire. A Marinwood camp shirt and closed toe shoes are mandatory. Campers should bring a labeled backpack containing a snack, lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Please try and limit camper's belongings to one backpack/bag.

Are there any other requirements for campers to attend?
All campers must be potty trained. Parents/guardians will be required to fill out an online camper information and consent form from the ePACT network before attending. All participants (3rd grade and younger) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in each day at the community center. Campers are not allowed to attend if ill. See PDF at bottom of page for more information about the online forms. 

How does check-in and check-out work?
All participants (3rd grade and younger) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in each day at the community center. Campers are not allowed to attend if ill. For more information, please read the Camp Parent Packet.

Check-in:
Campers must be checked in with their Camp Director. Check-in will take place from 9:00-9:20am.
Check-out:
Campers must be checked out with camp staff before leaving. Check-out will take place from 2:50-3:05pm. If your camper is not picked up by 3:05pm, they will be sent to After Care and you will be charged a late drop-in AC fee of $22.

Do you offer Before and/or After Care?
Yes, Before Care runs from 8:00-9:00am and After Care from 3:00-5:00pm for additional fees. Please see our Before and After Care page for more information.

Can my child take swim lessons during the camp day?
Yes, you may enroll in group or private lessons during the camp day for an additional fee. Camp staff will escort campers to lessons that take place between 10:45am and 2:25pm. Parents are responsible for escorting campers to any swim lessons scheduled at 2:30pm or 3:00pm- no exceptions. Please visit swim lesson page for additional information.

How does swimming work at camp?
Parents must give permission for their camper to swim in the Marinwood main and tot pools. Camps Pine Cone and Miwok swim only in the tot pool. Camps Willow, Buckeye, Bumblebee, and Acorn have the option of tot pool or main pool. All other camps exclusively use the main pool. Campers must pass a swim test (uninterrupted swim of 25 yards) to be able to swim in the deep end and go down the water slides. Campers may be asked to retake the swim test for camp, even if they have previously passed in another setting.

Can I order lunch for my child?
Yes. Marinwood CSD has partnered with BOONLI to provide online lunch ordering. All lunches are provided by our local Marinwood Market. You can choose how many days a week you want lunch provided. Orders must be submitted by 10:00am the Friday before the session begins. Online ordering will be avaiable closer to summer through the Marinwood website. No late orders will be accepted. Please pack a morning snack, as lunch will not arrive until noon.

What if my child has a food allergy?
Our number one priority is the safety of your child. Camp staff take precautions and preventative measures to ensure the safety of all campers. We practice a no share snack and lunch policy, where we talk with our campers about keeping our food to ourselves, educate our staff about monitoring during snack and lunch time and campers will wash hands after meals.

Please indicate any allergies or medical conditions on your camper's ePACT online form so we can be aware of how to best support and provide for your child.

Don't forget about Hot Dog Fridays!
Take the hassle out of making lunch at the end of the week with Marinwood's $6 Hot Dog Meal. Marinwood will be grilling up all natural, nitrate free hot dogs on the barbecue every Friday. Hot Dog Meals include a hot dog, organic juice, and all natural chips. A vegetarian hot dog or gluten free bun option is also available. To purchase, please bring exact change and give to the Camp Director on Friday morning. Don't forget to send snack with your camper on Fridays. We will be offering Friday Hot Dog Days all summer.

For more information regarding Marinwood’ summer camps, please review the Camp Parent Packet on our website under the camp section.