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Registration

What if I want to change weeks of camp?

CHANGE FEE: There is no penalty or fee to change camps until May 1. After May 1, there will be a $35 change fee for the 2021 season. Submit written change requests to info@athenacamps.com

What is your cancellation policy?

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL:

If you cancel prior to May 1, 2021, you will receive a full refund of your payment to the original payment method, less a 10% processing fee for each session canceled

If you cancel between May 1, 2021 and up to fourteen (14) business days prior to your camp start date, you will receive a 100% credit for each session purchased, less a $35 processing fee for each session canceled, usable for any Athena Camps offering through August 31, 2022

No credit or refunds will be provided if you cancel fourteen (14) business days of your camp start date

IF ATHENA CAMPS NEEDS TO CANCEL:

If Athena Camps cancels due to state, county or school health orders or mandate, you will receive a 90% refund to the original payment method and a 10% credit that can be used through August 31, 2022

If Athena Camps cancels for any other reason, you can choose a 100% refund to the original payment method or a 100% credit that can be used through August 31, 2022

If Athena Camps cancels in the middle of a weekly session due to state, county or school health orders or mandates, you will receive a prorated credit based on the number of days canceled in that week that can be used through August 31, 2022

Submit written requests to info@athenacamps.com

Are your extended care prices the same for the week of 4th of July?

We will have a full camp the week of 4th of July as the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.

Update 5/15/21:  Extended care is available in the mornings, Monday through Friday from 8am-9am. and in the afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. 

Weekly Rate: $75 a week for morning care, $20 per day and $120 a week for afternoon care and $40 per day, if space is available.

Please give the Director 24-hour advance notice of extended care needs so we can provide adequate supervision. 

Per our policy, after May 1st, there are no refunds for extended care.

 To sign up for Extended care please email info@athenacamps.com or call 408-490-4972.

 

 

Do you offer a Leadership program?

Yes, we believe in building community through mentorship.   We have two opportunities for Middle School and High School girls to become trained mentors and then go on to be Junior Coaches and Interns at Athena Camps.

The Athena Mentorship Course is designed for Middle and High School girls to develop and apply their mentorship abilities to take with them out into Athena Camps and their community.  The 6 hour course includes personal reflection, group discussions, conflict resolution techniques and boundary setting scenarios, communication skills and community building exercises and more.  Course is held at Athena Camps office and is limited to 12 participants.

Camp shirt is included and please dress comfortably and bring water bottle and lunch daily.

*This course is a pre-requisite to be a Junior Coach and/or Intern at Athena Camps.

Do you offer a C.I.T. or L.I.T. program?

Yes, we call our C.I.T. program Junior Coach Mentorship program.

The Junior Coach position is available to those meeting the below prerequisites on a first come, first serve basis.  Junior Coaches will assist the Mini Campers and their coaches Monday – Friday 8:45am-3pm.  Junior Coach (JC) will take an active role in helping us build communities of girls who inspire and uplift each other by serving as a role model to the Mini campers ages 4-6 years old.  The JC will assist the Camp Coaches with various art projects and activities throughout the day.   Every day is different and the Junior Coach must be flexible and willing to take direction and change direction at a moment notice. Junior Coaches may support the coaches with teaching/demonstrating sports and/or art projects, take photographs, set up and clean-up activities, and organize camp supplies. JC’s may also assist various ways such as: aid minor injuries, lunchtime, playground, and bathroom supervision.  Most importantly, the Junior Coaches will interact and engage with the campers, sharing stories, promoting self-expression through art, and encouraging them to try new things.

Prerequisites The Junior Coach must:

  • Have attended a Mentorship Camp: June 20
  • Enjoy helping younger girls
  • Be respectful and helpful to all
  • Care about building the courage and confidence of girls
  • Be punctual, have reliable transportation to and from camp

Ideal candidates have the following qualities and experience:

  • Organized, self-starter, creative, and detail oriented
  • Friendly, Energetic, Flexible
  • Confident interacting with girls, both older and younger
  • Takes direction and takes initiative

To Apply There are only three Junior Coach positions available per week per location.  Upon meeting the prerequisites, register at www.AthenaCamps.com.   For questions, contact info@athenacamps.com or call 408-490-4972

Do you have “Early Bird” Registration?

update 2/4/21:

Normally, yes.

However, this pandemic has caused us to open registration much later than in past years .  Therefore, we will be offering one enrollment price this year, with discounts for multiple camp registrations.

Can I add Extended Care later?

Yes, you can add extended care later if space is available.

You will need to call us at 408-490-4972 between 9am-5pm, Monday -Friday, and we will be happy to add it to your account.

What are your extended care prices?

Update 5/15/21:  Extended care is available in the mornings, Monday through Friday from 8am-9am. and in the afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. 

Weekly Rate: $75 a week for morning care, $20 per day and $120 a week for afternoon care and $40 per day, if space is available.

Please give the Director 24-hour advance notice of extended care needs so we can provide adequate supervision. 

Per our policy, after May 1st, there are no refunds for extended care.

 To sign up for Extended care please email info@athenacamps.com or call 408-490-4972.

 

 

Do you have a “Refer a Friend” discount?

We are so grateful for referrals and know this is the highest compliment we can receive.

Refer a new family to Athena Camps, and you both save $10. Be sure to tell your friend(s) to enter the coupon code “athenapal” at checkout along with your first name, last name, and email address so that you will both receive the discount. Your friend will receive the discount during checkout and your account will be credited within 7-10 business days.

This discount is available for new families only.

Do you offer financial assistance? How do I apply?

We offer a limited number scholarships.  Scholarships are based on financial need and limited to available resources.  You can download a scholarship application here.

If you would like to contribute to sending a girl to camp, we would be most grateful.  Please call 408-490-4972 to talk with a staff member.

Why don’t you offer Athena Camps in August?

Athena Camps operates on school campuses. Teachers and staff need time in August to get back into their classrooms and campuses to prepare for the new school year.

Will Athena Camps be open for the Fourth of July week?

Yes, in 2021 we will be offering a regular 5 day camps as the holiday falls on a Sunday.

What about a refund due to illness or injury?

Unfortunately, camp fees are not refunded or prorated for days of camp missed due to illness or injury.  If space is available in a future camp, we may be able to add her.

What happens if plans change?

We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible to enroll in a different week.  All change fees are waived until May 1.  After that, there is a $35 fee to change pending availability.

For cancellation policies see your contract.

 

Can I transfer my daughter to another week or location?

Yes, absolutely, as long as there is space available.

What happens if my daughter can’t attend a full week of camp?

Athena Camps is designed to be a full week experience and the activities are carefully planned with each activity building and adding to the whole experience. Because we have a limited number of spaces, we do not give refunds or prorate the week’s cost of camp.

What happens when a space opens up on the Waiting List?

You will receive a phone call and we give you 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear from you, we will move down the list to the next family.

What happens if the camp I want is full?

Plans change and often space opens up.  Be sure to go through the registration process to be put on the wait list.  You will not be charged unless a space opens up and you choose to take it.  You will be notified via email if a space opens up.

My daughter wants to go to camp with her friends. How do I know if there is space for them in the session that I am signing my daughter up for?

When you log in to your account and click on the camps that you are interested in, it will display how many spaces are remaining.

What is the deadline for signing up for camp?

As long as there is space available, you may sign up. We like to know by 3PM on Friday afternoon for the following Monday; that way we will be sure to have everything ready for her!

I held my daughter back a year, she is six, she will be starting Kindergarten this Fall; can she attend Athena Camps?

Absolutely, she will enjoy the activities and the pace of our Mini Athena Camps.

My daughter is old/young for her grade. Which camp should I register her for?

At Athena Camps we design the curriculum based on grade level and group the campers by the grade level they will be entering in the fall.

Athena Camp, Mini is our camp option for girls entering Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades in the fall. Entering Kinder through 2nd* grade girls may sign up for a half day camp (9am-1pm) or full day (9am-3pm). We ask you pack for your daughter to bring 2 snacks and a lunch to camp each day.

Athena Camp, Junior is our traditional full day camp (9am-3pm) for girls entering 3rd through 5th grade in the fall.

Athena Camp is our day camp for middle school girls entering 6th 7th and 8th grade in the fall. This camp is a unique camp separate from the Mini and Junior camps. It runs from 9am-3pm and located on the same campus as the Mini and Jr. camps.

What about allergies? My daughter has a serious allergy. Can she come to Athena Camps?

Absolutely, we would love to have her! Each session we have girls with various types and degrees of allergies. There is a place on the registration form to give us details about her allergy. For severe allergies we require that you fill out the “Allergy Form” in the Forms section of our registration system. We would also ask that you arrive 30 minutes early on the first day of camp so that you can meet with the Camp Director and go over special instructions and hand off any medications.

What are the hours of camp?

All full-day camps start at 9 AM and end at 3 PM.

Our Mini Camp offers a half-day option that starts at 9 AM and ends at 1 PM.

We recommend you drop off your daughter around 8:50 AM so that she has a few minutes to put her belongings away and visit with her new friends.  We try to start our Opening Circle promptly at 9 AM. Pick up is a 3:00 PM.  After 3:10, your daughter will be sent to Extended Care and you will be charged.

 

How do I sign my daughter up for camp?

You may click on any “Register Now” button on our website. You will be asked to create an account. Remember your password. You can then return anytime to your account by using the “Sign In” button in the top right corner of our website. You may register from your computer or your mobile device. You can also call customer service at 408-490-4972 on Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to register over the phone.

Philosophy

My daughter plays club Volleyball, should I sign her up for your camp?

Yes, absolutely,  but we recommend you sign her up for different sports so she can be exposed to new experiences and add to her current skills.  Our hope is that girls leave Athena Camps equipped with the confidence to try new things throughout their life.

My daughter has never played sports before, is this ok?

Yes!  This is one of the reasons we created Athena Camps.   Our entire camp is geared to making sports fun for girls.  We meet the girls where they are and emphasize building skills and body confidence.

We recommend you ask your daughter which sport she might be interested in trying, and then emphasize the awesome art projects and new friends she will make at camp.

How do I decide on which camp to choose? There are so many choices!

We recommend asking your daughter which sports she is most interested in and then picking the camp based on your summer schedule and which theme is most appealing.

Can my daughters be together?

The girls can be on the same team, if that is something that would make them more comfortable. Please let us know if you would like them to be together; otherwise, we will assume that you would prefer them to be in separate groups and teams.

How do you group the campers together?

At Athena Camps, we group the girls together by grade level. The groups are together for art and sports. All of the camp comes together for snacks, lunch, and free play. In the afternoon the girls are put on teams. The teams are made up of girls from all of the different grades.  This gives the campers a chance to make new friends in the entire camp.

What do they do in Extended Care?

In the mornings, Extended Care is somewhat subdued. The girls express their creativity on the walls, read books or interact with the coach in charge. In the afternoons, the girls in Extended Care are ready for more action. Once the other campers have been dismissed, the girls and a coach play games outside and draw, read and relax.

My daughter doesn’t have a friend available to come to camp with her. Will she be the odd girl out?

Many girls come to Athena Camps without the comfort of having a friend accompany them. Our camp is all about making new friends. Our coaches are aware of that fact that many girls come solo and encourage inclusiveness among all campers. One of the underlying purposes behind most of our activities is to foster communication and connections. Friendships generally happen quickly and spontaneously/naturally at Athena Camps.

Why is your camp called Athena Camps?

Athena is a Greek goddess of many strengths and talents.  She represents courage, strength, wisdom, sport,  arts and crafts. We chose Athena to be a role model for the qualities we hope to inspire in our girls.

My daughter LOVES volleyball and plays it competitively; if I sign her up for your Tennis & Volleyball camp, will she get anything out of it?

She will spend an hour of her day at Athena Camps playing volleyball. She will also spend an hour playing tennis. The rest of her day will be filled with activities designed to help her bond with the other campers, opportunities to explore the qualities that may her unique, activities to foster healthy communication, and lots of time for all-around pure girl fun. Being that she is already highly skilled in volleyball, she may enjoy the opportunity to be a leader and let her volleyball talents shine.

My daughter does not consider herself an athlete; is Athena Camps right for her?

Athena Camps is designed for all girls regardless of their athletic abilities or experiences. Our coaches teach to all levels in their groups. Athena Camps sports philosophy is to build confidence through successful experiences in sports through non-competitive skill building and games. Many campers walk out of Athena Camps with a love for a new sport and go on to join a team or take further lessons.

Camp Questions

What if I want to change camps?

CHANGE FEE: There is no penalty or fee to change camps until May 1. After May 1, there will be a $35 change fee for the 2021 season. Submit written change requests to info@athenacamps.com

COVID -19 Protocols & Safety Measures

Safety is our number one priority and we take our responsibility for the care of your children very seriously. We follow rigorous protocols and training to ensure our staff, our programs and our locations are safe.

update 6/15/21: We are so excited to have officially started Athena Camp’s 10th summer, and to have your girls here at Athena Camps with us this week! The reason you are receiving this email is to address any questions or concerns you may have about the updated Covid-19 mask wearing policies as released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health.

 In accordance with the updated CDC’s Guidance for Operating Youth Camps, and California Department of Public Health, “day camps where everyone is not fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks outdoors unless in areas of substantially high transmission”. 

 Beginning next week at Athena Camps, campers will be allowed to take off their masks during sports stations, outdoor play time, and during art stations. We will ask campers to keep their masks on their person, (on wrists or around necks), and we will ask them to put them on when using the restroom and in areas of cross traffic. 

 Campers will continue to stay in their pods to allow for social distancing, safety and contact tracing.

 We ask that parents and anyone coming onto campus continue to wear masks all times. Specifically, for check-in, check-out and Friday Family Finale. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask, or have any questions, please let us know.

 Thank you for helping us keep our campers and staff safe!

 Sincerely,

Athena Camp Directors and Coaches

 

update 3/28/21:  Our plan is to have all of our staff vaccinated by June 1, 2021.

Covid-19 Protocols (update 2/11/2021)*

Here are the highlights of the safety measures we are implementing this summer as of February 2021 based on based on federal and local health department recommendations.  For details go to:  Mandatory Directive for Programs Serving Children or Youth

“Childcare, Summer Camps, and Children’s Activities” Santa Clara County Health Department guidelines:

Stable Groups

  • All Camps will be held outdoors in stable groups of no more than 12 campers called Pods. Pods will be assigned up to three Coaches for the entire week. Siblings in the same camp will be placed in the same stable group.  Each Pod will be assigned specific activity zones and equipment for the entire week.
  • Campers may sign up for one week of all nine weeks of Athena Camps. However, per County regulations, you may only attend one program every three weeks.
  • “Children/youth may participate in only one Program at a time, and may not move from one Program to another more than once every 3 weeks.  Childr​​en/youth cannot attend more than one childcare program, after-school program, or other child/youth activity within the same three-week period”.  For example, if you sign up for one week of Athena Camps, you may not go to another program for another two weeks. We recommend signing up for Athena Camps in three weeks blocks, as they are set up this way and there is a multi-week discount.
  • Physical Distancing         
  • Campers, parents, and staff will maintain at least six feet of distance from each other as much as possible. All camp activities and breaks are set up with this in mind.

Face Coverings

  • Mini Campers: “Children ages 2 through 2ndgrade (or 8 years old, for groups not organized by grade level) are encouraged to wear face coverings, even when interacting solely with children within their stable group.”
  • Junior and Middle School Campers: Children ages 7-12 should wear face coverings while under direct adult supervision, unless they are eating, sleeping, or exercising, in which case they should still keep their face covering with them to put back on later.
  • Directors Coaches, Interns and Junior Coaches must wear a face covering at all times while attending the camp, unless they are eating, sleeping, or actively exercising, in which case they should still keep their face covering with them to put back on when done.
  • Face coverings are not required for anyone if it is medically inadvisable for a person to wear one.

Shared Equipment

  • All shared equipment will be sanitized between uses by different Pods.

“Children’s programs may use shared equipment for sports and recreational activities within each stable group of children.”

Hygiene, Cleaning, and Other Measures

  • All Camp activities will take place outdoors with shade and water refill stations (by Coaches only) provided.

“Programs should conduct as many Program activities as possible in outdoor spaces.”

  • All art supplies will be for individual use only and will be placed in personal assigned cubbies for the entire week.  Any shared materials will be cleaned and disinfected after each Pod’s use and at the end of each day.
    “Programs shall minimize sharing of materials to the extent feasible, and any toys/materials used by multiple children should be cleaned between uses. Programs shall limit use of supplies and equipment to one group of children/youth at a time and clean and disinfect between uses pursuant to CDC guidance.
  • All surfaces and shared areas (Coaches storage area and bathrooms) will be cleaned and disinfected after each Pod’s use and at the end of each day.

“At least daily, and more frequently if feasible, clean and disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces (e.g., tables, desks, chairs, door handles, light switches, phones, copy/fax machines, bathroom surfaces (toilets, countertops, faucets), drinking fountains, and playground equipment) and shared objects (toys, games, art supplies, books) pursuant to CDC guidance.”

Special Events

Our Friday Family Finale will be cancelled for the 2021 season.

“Programs may not host special events with more than one stable group participating at a time or with any attendees who are not part of the group (e.g., family members or friends). Special events include, but are not limited to, performances, recitals, parades, and parties.

Issued: October 29, 2020

Revised and Effective: January 28, 2021

*Subject to change based on revised County Health Guidelines.


Camper Safety 

To make sure all campers are accounted for we take attendance regularly – during all transition times throughout the day including visual scans and head-counts. We employ extra camp staff to supervise entries and exits, and each activity zone during lunch, breaks and extended care. Upon arrival, each child is given a name tag, and is released only to authorized adults with valid identification.

Our Staff

We work to hire the best role models to lead our camps and make sure they are well-trained before camp begins. All of our employees are background-screened and pass through multiple interview screens. Many of our camp coaches are in college studying to be child educators and college athletes. All of our staff are given extensive training in safety standards before each camp season.

Additionally, we ensure our Directors and Assistant Directors are certified in emergency training, including CPR and care/administration of EPI-pens. For campers with specific requirements, we ask parents in our registration questionnaire to fill out any pertinent health and allergy information in advance.  Our Directors will connect with those campers parents first day of camp to ensure we provide the best experience for your daughters.

Camp Security

We work closely with each of our host schools to make sure our campuses are secure, and facilities are clean. In addition to reviewing all of our security procedures at each of our sites to confirm we have the proper protocols in place.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL:

If you cancel prior to May 1, 2021, you will receive a full refund of your payment to the original payment method, less a 10% processing fee for each session canceled

If you cancel between May 1, 2021 and up to fourteen (14) business days prior to your camp start date, you will receive a 100% credit for each session purchased, less a $35 processing fee for each session canceled, usable for any Athena Camps offering through August 31, 2022

No credit or refunds will be provided if you cancel fourteen (14) business days of your camp start date

IF ATHENA CAMPS NEEDS TO CANCEL:

If Athena Camps cancels due to state, county or school health orders or mandate, you will receive a 90% refund to the original payment method and a 10% credit that can be used through August 31, 2022

If Athena Camps cancels for any other reason, you can choose a 100% refund to the original payment method or a 100% credit that can be used through August 31, 2022

If Athena Camps cancels in the middle of a weekly session due to state, county or school health orders or mandates, you will receive a prorated credit based on the number of days canceled in that week that can be used through August 31, 2022

Submit written requests to info@athenacamps.com

 

Do you offer a C.I.T. or L.I.T. program?

Yes, we call our C.I.T. program Junior Coach program.

Junior Coaches.

Description of Junior Coach

The Junior Coach position is available to those meeting the below prerequisites on a first come, first serve basis.  Junior Coaches will assist the Mini Campers and their coaches Monday – Friday 8:45am-3pm. 

Junior Coach (JC) will take an active role in helping us build communities of girls who inspire and uplift each other by serving as a role model to the Mini campers ages 4-6 years old.  The JC will assist the Camp Coaches with various art projects and activities throughout the day.   Every day is different and the Junior Coach must be flexible and willing to take direction and change direction at a moment notice.

Junior Coaches may support the coaches with teaching/demonstrating sports and/or art projects, take photographs, set up and clean-up activities, and organize camp supplies. JC’s may also assist various ways such as: aid minor injuries, lunchtime, playground, and bathroom supervision.  Most importantly, the Interns will interact and engage with the campers, sharing stories, promoting self-expression through art, and encouraging them to try new things.

Prerequisites

The Junior Coach must:

  • Enjoy helping younger girls
  • Be respectful and helpful to all
  • Care about building the courage and confidence of girls
  • Be punctual, have reliable transportation to and from camp

Ideal candidates have the following qualities and experience:

  • Organized, self-starter, creative, and detail oriented
  • Friendly, Energetic, Flexible
  • Confident interacting with girls, both older and younger
  • Takes direction and takes initiative

To Apply There are only three Junior Coach positions available per week per location.  Upon meeting the prerequisites, register at www.AthenaCamps.com.   Registration fee is $275 per week.  For questions, contact info@athenacamps.com or call 408-490-4972

We also offer an Internship for High School students.  See “Internship” FAQ

How many girls are in a camp?

UPDATED 2/4/21:

We will be offering our camps on a limited basis for the safety of our campers and staff.  We will continue to offer all 9 weeks of camp in San Jose with Los Altos pending.  One of the many unique features of Athena Camps is our small camp size.  We highly value the relationships the girls make between each other and with the coaches so we keep our camps small.

Mini Camp size will be a maximum of 32 girls.

The Junior Camp is a maximum of 32 girls.

The Middle School Camp is a maximum of 24 girls.

How is the Middle School Camp different from the Junior Camp?

Athena Camps, for Middle School girls is designed for girls in, or entering 6th through 8th grade.   The camp size is smaller for more intimate and mature discussions about issues girls face, such as body image, cliques, peer pressure and stress.  The environment and curriculum is designed specifically for their age and developmental level.

The sports are taught by collegiate athletes and coaches and the afternoon Team Time is designed to teach healthy competition among girls – how to complete and then leave it on the field.  Team Time for the Yoga & Running Camp will be an opportunity to create an iMovie about what it’s like to be a girl today.

The art projects and discussions are more mature in nature than Athena, Jr. and will cover topics such as body image, friendship challenges, trust building and much more.

What if I arrive after 5:00 PM?

We will stay with your daughter until you arrive. Please call or text the Camp Director and let her know your expected time of arrival. (We will charge you $1 per minute after 5:o0PM, in addition to the cost of Extended Care.)

What if I am running late to pick up my daughter?

Don’t worry. Unexpected delays happen. Just call or text the Camp Director and let her know. We will let your daughter know and she will spend time with with the other girls in Extended Care until you arrive. (The cost of a one time stay in Extended Care is $40. Please have the payment ready for pick-up.)

What if I need to drop my daughter off before 9 AM or pick her up later than 3 PM?

We offer extended care in the mornings, Monday-Friday from 8-9am and in the afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. Friday afternoons, we end with our Family Closing Circles and we ask you to take your camper home with you.

Update 5/15/21:  Extended care is available in the mornings, Monday through Friday from 8am-9am and in the afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. 

Weekly Rate: $75 a week for morning care, $20 per day and $120 a week for afternoon care and $40 per day, if space is available.

Please give the Director 24-hour advance notice of extended care needs so we can provide adequate supervision. 

Per our policy, after May 1st, there are no refunds for extended care.

 To sign up for Extended care please email info@athenacamps.com or call 408-490-4972.

 

 

What about if I need to pick my daughter up early one day?

Just let the coach know at the check-in table the morning of and we will make sure she is ready to go.

Can my daughter be picked up by someone other than my spouse or me?

Yes. When you register your daughter, you will be asked if there are any other people who will be authorized to pick her up throughout the week. They will need to show a picture ID when they come to pick her up. We will match the ID to the name you have given us on your registration form.

How do I pick my daughter up at the end of the day?

She will meet you outside the camp classroom once you have signed her out on the Check-out sheet.

What happens when I drop my daughter off each morning?

You and your daughter will be greeted each morning by one of our cheerful camp coaches! They will be able to answer questions and direct your daughter as to where to go. The Camp Director will also be on hand if you need additional assistance. You will be asked to sign your daughter in each morning by signing your initials to the Check-In/Check-out sheet.

What should my daughter wear?

We have an active day planned for her; filled with two sports, free play, and creative (sometimes messy!) art projects. Please make sure she wears sneakers and play clothes, that can get dirty. Also, don’t forget a hat for the sun and a sweatshirt for the cool mornings and the air conditioned rooms.

What about staying hydrated?

Drinking water is super important, and we provide lots of opportunities and reminders throughout the day to drink up. We fill big jugs each morning with fresh water and ice, and encourage the girls to stay hydrated. Please have your daughter bring to camp a water bottle so she can refill throughout the day.  Athena Camps no longer provides water bottles for our campers.

What about lunch?

Please pack a hearty lunch and lots of snacks!  In addition to lunch, we take two snack breaks to keep the energy up and the hangry down.  Our girls need nutrients, hydration, shade and girl talk!   Athena Camps does not provide lunch or snacks for our campers.

Do I need to bring my own sports equipment?

No, Athena Camps provides all the necessary (and more) sports equipment in sizes to fit all ages and abilities. If your daughter has her own, she is welcome to bring it and can keep it in her cubby for the day. We ask that you label it with your fist and last name and bring it home each day for security.

What does my daughter need to bring each day?

Since we will be outside for a good part of each day, please have her apply sunscreen before camp and send sunscreen with her so she may reapply throughout the day. She should also bring a hat or visor, a refillable water bottle, a hearty lunch and healthy snacks (nut-free please).