Frequently Asked Questions

Can my kindergartener attend? No. We have found that kindergarteners often have a harder time at camp, even if they are "old" for their grade. We have the children in grade-based groups this year, and since we expect it will be full to capacity it is also not fair to give space to younger children.

My child is non-binary/gender non-conforming but your groups are gendered. What should I do? Will my child be welcome?" Your child is definitely welcome! We are working on the best ways to make everyone feel welcome. Please email Allegra at so we can find a time to talk about your individual child.

How and when are the best times to contact the Director?

Before camp is in session, please email the Director and your email will be returned by the end of the week.

During camp, email is checked daily around 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM. If you know your child will be picked up early, please send a written note.

You can call or text the Camp phone number anytime during the day. If, when calling by phone, your call is not answered please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours. Text is preferred if you need to reach me during the day, such as an unscheduled early pickup. Make sure you identify your name and your child's name and group.


Phone: (415) 713-6343 Text preferred. This is my personal phone. Please do not call/text between 8pm and 7am unless it is an emergency.

How do I drop off my child?

Campers are unloaded from their car and then guided to the top of the hill. There they are placed with their counselors and wait until directed to head down to camp. Please be aware of other campers, follow driving instructions while entering and exiting the parking lot, and NEVER USE YOUR PHONE in our parking lot.

What time can I drop my child off?

Drop off is 8:45-9am. While we don’t want to encourage early drop off, we are sometimes flexible if you have an extenuating circumstance.

How do I pick up my child?

Enter our parking lot and follow the directions given to you. You will be asked your child’s name. Please respond with first and last name as well as what Tent they are in. EG Dave Smith 2nd grade boys. We recommend bringing a large piece of paper with your camper's name and group written on it to help make the process easier as the volume can get quite loud during pickup and hearing each other can become difficult. We have the Campers sit with their Tent so we can locate them quickly. Please tell your child if you know a different car will be picking them up.

If you plan on picking up a child before the close of camp, please email and send a note in for the counselor. You may park, walk into camp to find your child, and then check out with the Director.

What time is pick up?

The children are up on the hill and ready to be picked up at 2:45, we like pick up staggered, arriving between 2:45- and 3:05 helps pick up run more smoothly.

How do I keep up to date with what is happening at camp?

The directors send a welcome email prior to your scheduled week, and alerts as needed. Head Counselors also send home a welcome letter with general information about themselves and the week every Monday.

What should my child bring?

Each child should bring a lunch with plenty of water, a bathing suit, towel and creek shoes (old sneakers are the best). They also need to come prepared for active play and uneven surfaces. This means sneakers (no crocs, slides or flip flops) and play clothes. Do not bring anything that cannot get dirty, or anything valuable. Please mark children's belongings with their name.

Can I sign up for a single day?


What does my child need for cookout?

On Thursdays we host a “cookout”. Campers can bring precooked meat, hot dogs or anything they would like warmed up on the grill. We cannot cook raw meat. Campers also enjoy cooking marshmallows for s’mores!

What happens if it rains?

If there is thunder or lightning, we gather everyone in the barn where we shelter until the electrical storm has passed. If it is just rain Campers can come and go as usual. The exception is entering the creek, we always monitor the level of the creek. It will be off limits when it becomes too high and quick.