Frequently Asked Questions
We serve ages eight and above. Our camps specifically serve ages 8-14 years of age, but keep checking back. 15 and up programming is in the works.
Are camps eligible for Dependent Care FSA?
Yes, our camps meet the minimum requirements for Dependent Care FSAs (DCFSA). For more information on DCFSAs refer to the government website fsafeds.com.
Can I register my child for a camp outside the designated age range?
Camps have been designed with age appropriate academic and social/emotional content. Age eligibility is determined by the student's age as of September 30th of the current camp year.
Can kids be buddies in camp?
We do not guarantee student placement together, but we will do our best to accommodate such requests where it makes sense to the camp experience.
Do you have a waitlist if a camp is full?
YES! If a camp is full at the time of registration, you can add your camper to the waitlist. If an opening occurs, we will notify you by email. Openings only occur if someone transfers camps or cancels their registration.
Once notified via email, the first person on the waitlist will have 24 hours to confirm their registration acceptance for the camp before the next email is sent to the next person on the waitlist.
Do you have other youth programs during the year?
Discovery Academy intends to offer additional programming throughout the year in the future. Please check back for updates!
How many kids will be in each camp?
Our camps are limited to 20 students per session with a 10 to 1 ratio of students to adults.
Students should be able to participate in activities with minimal intervention. Any one-on-one support, or accommadations should be provided by the parent. Due to our space limitations, if one-on-one support is needed, it will require an additional registration to accomodate an extra participant.
What is the cancellation policy?
Requests for withdrawal from camp must be made at least 21 days prior to the camp start date to receive a full refund, minus a $55 cancellation fee. Any registration cancelled with less than three weeks’ notice will forfeit the full cost of the camp session.
Please keep sick children at home. If your child becomes or shows symptoms of illness during the camp day, guardians will be notified and required to collect their child to reduce the risk of spreading illness to other campers, and no refund will be available for the remainder of the camp. If your child becomes sick after our cancellation window and before the first day of camp and you must cancel, we will provide a 50% refund upon written request.
What is the drop off & pick up policy?
The earliest drop off time that the college will accept is 7:30am with the purchase of extended care. For regular campers, please do not drop your child more than 10 minutes prior to the start at 9am. A child who is picked up late can get anxious, and counselors who have worked a full day need to be able to count on leaving their job promptly. Being on time is a significant contributor to the job satisfaction of all of our counselors and the happiness of our children. Regular campers should be picked up at 4pm. Our extended care program closes at 5:30pm, and parents should strive to be on time. If a parent is late to pick up the following penalties will be assessed: For ever minute a parent is late a $2.00 charge will be accrued. The fee will require payment upon pick up.
What is the duration of camp?
The actual camp day is from 9am to 4pm for our Main Campus and Highline camps. Enumclaw Black Rocket Camps have a run time from 9am to 3pm. Extended care is offered from 7:30am to 5:30pm as an add on service for Main Campus students and Kent drop off students.
What should I bring to camp?
Students will need to bring a sack lunch and comfortable clothes-- including a swater or light jacket for outdoor activities.
What should be left at home?
Let's make this learning experience fun and focused by leaving distractions at home. Do not send valuables or toys to camp with your student.