Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the hours of camp? Who can I contact during camp hours?
- If I drop my child off at 8:00 AM, do I have to pay an additional fee?
- I work until 5:00 PM daily. Can my child stay at camp until then?
- Can I use the EDC service on a drop-in basis?
- Is there bus service for WIS Summer Camp?
- If my child is doing Extended Day Care (EDC) at the Reservoir Road Primary School campus and my other child is doing Extended Day Care (EDC) at the Tregaron Campus, how can I pick up both of them at a single location?
- I am still undecided about enrolling my child at WIS Summer Camp. Can I see the premises first?
- Why will WIS Summer Camp 2019 take place on two campuses?
- Can I register for additional weeks while summer camp is in progress? How do I do this?
- Can I do camp day-by-day?
- I wish to enroll my teenager in the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. Why is an application required?
- Where does my child go upon arrival at camp? How do I find this out?
- How can I speak with my child’s summer camp teacher?
- We live outside of the United States and will be in Washington during the summer. How can we send the relevant health forms ahead of time?
- What is WIS Summer Camp’s prescription medication policy and who do I talk to about this?
- What is WIS Summer Camp’s sunscreen and insect repellent policy?
- When are pool days for my child? What should my child bring?
- How does water play for early childhood work? What is the schedule?
- Why does WIS Summer Camp encourage all campers to wear closed-toe shoes?
- Are digital devices allowed at camp?
- Can campers bring personal toys from home to camp?
- Why do kids need to bring lunch if they are just signed up for a half day?
- What is the process to follow when my child goes home with a friend?
- How can I follow my child’s camp activities? What’s going on at camp?
- Why does the camp issue a weekly survey?
Camp runs from 8:45 AM-3:00 PM daily. Extended Day Care is available from 3:00-6:00 PM at an additional cost (see below).
For general inquiries, please email email@example.com or call 202.243.1791.
During WIS Summer Camp, the Extended Day Care (EDC) program offers child care service from 3:00-6:00 PM daily. This enables working families to arrive at WIS at the end of work day. The program provides a special time for children to socialize with their other campers. Children are treated to snack(s), engaging activities, and a safe and caring environment. On the Reservoir campus we accept children ages 3-5, and on the Tregaron campus children ages 6-16 can remain for EDC.
Yes, a shuttle is available and the schedule is as follows:
7:50 AM – Pick up at Tregaron Campus
8:10 AM – Pick up at World Bank
8:30 AM – Arrive at Georgetown Campus (drop off Georgetown campers and pick up Tregaron campers)
8:45 AM – Arrive at Tregaron Campus
3:30 PM – Pick up at Georgetown Campus (campers headed to Tregaron and World Bank)
3:45 PM – Arrive at Tregaron Campus (drop off campers for Tregaron pick-up and pick up campers headed to World Bank and Georgetown Campus)
4:10 PM – Arrive at World Bank
4:30 PM – Arrive at Georgetown Campus
Please note that bus service is only available for children ages 5-16. Also note that young children cannot attend EDC at Tregaron and children ages 6-12 cannot attend EDC at Reservoir.
Yes, we invite your family to visit us. This year we will host three open house events on both WIS campuses:
Open House 1 (Tregaron): Saturday, 2/2/2019; sessions at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM
Open House 2 (Early Childhood @ Reservoir): Saturday, 3/16/2019; sessions at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM
Open House 3 (Tregaron): Saturday, 5/11/2019; sessions at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM
During the summer of 2019, WIS will be upgrading the facilities at the Reservoir Road Primary School campus. As a result, capacity at this location is limited. Fortunately, WIS has a beautiful facility located at 3100 Macomb Street NW and children ages 6-16 will be able to use this space for WIS Summer Camp 2019.
At WIS Summer Camp we know that the role our counselors play is critical to the camp’s success. To ensure that we offer a great training experience for young people who might one day apply to work at our camp, we want to know that the person is motivated to learn and grow in this area. Our questionnaire is designed to light a spark in the hearts and minds of future CITs. We wish to learn from the responses to the questionnaire what a candidate feels passionately about and how they makes their case to be part of this program.
At Reservoir: After welcoming children and parents upon arrival, we walk with children and their family to the blacktop area or the gym. Along the hallway wall, class lists are posted and broken down by both color and age group; that way, children can easily remember where to place their bags and jackets during outdoor time. Additionally, there are charts just beyond the front desk where children’s names are listed beneath their class and age group.
At Tregaron: Children are welcomed by WIS Summer Camp staff as they enter the driveway area. Between 8:00 and 8:45 AM, there will be free play time on the soccer field, followed by a community moment outside.
Every camper enrolled at WIS Summer Camp is required to submit a physical examination and immunization record in English that is signed by a physician. If you do not have these documents immediately available where you are, you may go to a healthcare facility or pharmacy in the Washington, DC area where you can be issued a physical examination and immunization record for a fee.
If a child requires medication to be administered during their time at WIS Summer Camp, an accompanying Prescription Medication Administration form must be submitted signed by a physician along with the accompanying medication. All parents absolutely must inform the WIS Auxiliary Programs office if a child requires medication so that the camp nurse is informed. The only person who is allowed to administer medication to children is the camp nurse.
Children are allowed to wear and apply sunscreen and insect repellent; however, it is understood that parents are responsible for applying the first layer for the child at the beginning of the day. A Non-Prescription Administration form completed by parents is required to be submitted for non-prescription medication (please note that this form does NOT require a physician signature, only a parent signature). WIS Summer Camp staff encourage children to apply sunscreen and/or insect repellent prior to outdoor play; however, only children who have a signed non-prescription medication form in place may use and have access to these items.
Pool days for children ages 6 and up take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Water play is on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3-5 year olds for safety reasons. Lifeguards are on duty at all external swim sites. In order to participate, it is required that children bring a bathing suit, a towel, closed toe swimming shoes, and a change of clothes. No floatation devices are allowed, and sunscreen is only allowed if the proper form is filled out. Swimming goggles are optional.
At WIS Summer Camp, we consider it beneficial to disconnect from personal electronics and enjoy living in the moment. Although we offer workshops that require the use of a screen, we also encourage children to get to know other campers and to engage in activities that are not screen-based.
Personal digital devices are NOT allowed at camp. Any devices found in the hands of campers will be confiscated and held by the Auxiliary Programs office and will be returned to the child’s parent/guardian(s) at the end of the day.
We strongly encourage children to bring a lunch during half day schedules so that they are ensured a meal. Children burn an awful lot of energy during the warm summer months with sports classes and outdoor play and they need extra energy. We also encourage socializing with new friends, and a great way to do this is enjoying a snack with others.
The management team at WIS Summer Camp is constantly striving to improve services. We know our camp offers a distinct experience, yet we are constantly looking for ways to grow and evolve. To build a better program, we need your feedback to learn from you about what we are doing well and what can be improve upon. The main tool we use for this purpose is our weekly survey, which goes out every Friday afternoon during camp, and which we read during our Monday morning staff meetings.