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New Parent Q&A - Shared screen with speaker view
Jessica Benitez
31:21
Can parents come on to campus? Or must drop off and leave?
Iain McClements
31:23
Hi Bethany; by grade typically.
Iain McClements
31:59
Hi Jessica, parents can come on and tour camp when they arrive.
Joshua Reed
32:34
When is the earliest drop-off time on the first day?
Iain McClements
32:45
At camp, 12pm.
Jessica Benitez
32:46
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Iain McClements
32:53
Or if taking the bus from Dulles, 9am.
Sindhu
33:02
Hi, will you share this recording with all participants?
Iain McClements
33:17
Hi Sindhu; yes we will 🙂
ilona Levine
33:42
I noticed that you offer “dream week” twice this summer. Would it be possible to have our 8 year old for one week only end of July (July 22 or July 29?)
Iain McClements
34:21
Hi Ilona, send me an email and we can see if we’ll have space - those sessions are typically busier.
Iain McClements
34:29
Happy to try and make it work though!
Jennifer Dusenberry
34:30
Could you please clarify how many regular days are in each two-week session?
ilona Levine
35:22
how many children are in the camp? (trying to figure the size)
Iain McClements
35:33
Hi Jennifer; 6 regular days - others are special events days (half-staff) and Olympics and closing day.
Monica Bhattacharyya
35:44
Can you request to be assigned to the same cabin with friends?
Julie Lane
36:02
What time is wake-up on regular days?
Ashley Hendrix
36:18
are they allowed to receive care packages?
Rebecca
36:34
Bug spray? What’s your policy?
Iain McClements
41:52
https://www.camptwincreeks.com/about/program/a-typical-day/
Lindley Stakem
43:45
are showers required. ;)
Iain McClements
44:06
LOL, Showers are required, just maybe not everyday ;)
Molly Fisher
44:47
what are fuzzys?
Bethany Broida
46:17
about how many people are in a cabin
Amelia Benitez
51:07
What happens if you are a picky eater?
Amelia Benitez
52:31
And can we bring like candy and snacks?
Stacy Bellavia
52:31
Should kids bring their own bikes?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
52:48
No need to bring your own bike, we have plenty!
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
53:56
We have lots of options at the dining hall working to meet expectations of campers at a summer camp 🙂
Amelia Benitez
54:10
Ok thank you
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
54:12
No need to bring candy, we end our days with cookies!
Amelia Benitez
54:21
Ok
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
54:37
Around 8-12 campers with 2-3 counselors per cabin
Sun Scanlon
54:37
are showers private or is it like a big room with bunch of shower heads?
ilona Levine
55:17
Hannah, is that the same for younger kids (8 year olds) and first timers?
Jeff Rocco
55:25
Indoor showers are private, outdoor showers kids wear bathing suits and there are 3 shower heads
Sun Scanlon
56:46
do you have smoothies or shakes for breakfast?
Aria Foelber
57:46
do you have big thunder storms
Bethany Broida
57:49
how many cabins are there per age group
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
58:25
Bethany- it depends on the session! Usually one, maybe two cabins per grade level
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
59:02
Aria- it does sometimes rain at camp, but we’re always ready for it! And often our rainy days are our most fun days
Sun Scanlon
59:18
is there laundry facility?
James McKinney
59:21
Is it possible to send specific snacks with our kids?
Aria Foelber
59:32
ok😃
Diana Ludwick (she/her)
59:46
Are there gluten free cookies available at dinner every night?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
59:57
Diana- of course!
Rachel Berkey
01:00:34
What types of camp mail can kids get (cards, letters, etc.)?
Jessica Benitez
01:00:40
Hiya. When do we get a packing list and do kids travel with their stuff or do we need to send up bags prior?
Eva
01:01:45
I made one like that before :)
David
01:02:12
Iain -- cant decide if you are British or Australian. Do you have a football team you are supporting?
Julia Smith, UVA
01:02:41
How do you handle conflict between kids?
Rachel's iPad (2)
01:04:06
Hello! I’ll ask a very new-to-sleepaway-camp question: what’s your philosophy on helping 1st time campers adjust to homesickness? What’s the policy on campers contacting parents, or vice versa?
Diana Ludwick (she/her)
01:05:53
Thank you, sounds like tasty options!
annadonovan
01:06:08
How/when are meds given at camp? My son had to miss activities at another camp because meds were given after dinner and other kids went to campfire and evening activities.
Sun Scanlon
01:06:12
how long of hikes do you do?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:07:14
Anna- all medicine is handled through our health center by our camp nurses. Typically campers visit the health center around mealtimes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime)- no missing out here!
Joe Magnotta
01:07:31
what are some of the evening activities?
annadonovan
01:07:37
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:07:42
https://www.camptwincreeks.com/current-families/packing-list/
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:08:09
Evening activities include: creek walks, crazy kickball, overnights, pool parties, capture the flag
Lindley Stakem
01:08:54
can you talk more about timing / how long it takes for drop off and pick-up? We are balancing with other activities the same day.
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:09:32
Lindley- drop off is typically quick around lunchtime, if you are coming from the DC area our buses leave Dulles at 9am!
annadonovan
01:09:51
How are campers grouped into cabins? What are the ages for main/senior village? Thansk
Amelia Benitez
01:10:04
Are there things that only certain ages can do?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:10:33
Anna- cabins are grouped by grade level. Main village is roughly ages 6-12 ish, and senior village is 13ish to 16
Stephanie Bekhor
01:10:37
National forests: Jefferson, Monongahela?
Amelia Benitez
01:10:37
And are there certain times that we go send/get mail
Monica Bhattacharyya
01:10:40
Can you request to be assigned to a cabin with friends (of same age)?
annadonovan
01:10:59
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:11:05
Monica- yes! You can request bunking preferences in your application or in the parent portal!
Julia Smith, UVA
01:11:18
Thank you, Jeff!
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:11:23
Stephanie- bingo! Monongahela!
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:11:48
Amelia- you can write letters any time, mail from home is delivered after lunch every day
Amelia Benitez
01:12:03
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:12:06
Also, Amelia- each age group has their own exclusive fun to look forward to!
Monica Bhattacharyya
01:12:08
Do the counselors remind the kids to do tick checks?
Amelia Benitez
01:12:23
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:12:29
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:12:37
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Shawn
01:12:39
How do people choose bunks
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:12:47
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Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:13:08
Shawn- you will be assigned to your bunk according to your school grade level
Rachel's iPad (2)
01:13:20
Pardon me if this was addressed above: how many kids per cabin?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:13:31
Rachel- between 8 and 12
David
01:13:53
Thank you for this! Very helpful!
Amelia Benitez
01:14:20
What if you get a tick?
Lindley Stakem
01:14:21
thank you!
Rachel Berkey
01:15:14
Are horses the only animals at camp?
Sun Scanlon
01:15:19
do campers do their own laundry?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:15:43
Rachel- we’re surrounded by wildlife but we also have some beloved camp pets like dogs and cats
Molly Fisher
01:16:11
if you get too hot are you allowed to go inside?
Rachel Berkey
01:16:17
Clara was very excited to hear that, Hannah!
Molly Fisher
01:16:28
do you sit with your cabin during meals?
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:17:00
Molly- if its hot outside, chances are its hot inside, but we have lots of fun ways to cool down!
Julia Smith, UVA
01:17:20
Do kids need to be able to carry their own luggage? Need to start a weight lifting regimen for the kid now if that's required...
Hannah Schacht (she/her)
01:17:29
Molly- during breakfast and dinner you sit with your age group, but at lunch you can sit wherever you like!
Jeff Rocco
01:17:40
Julia- staff help with luggage
Julia Smith, UVA
01:17:47
whew!
Rachel Berkey
01:17:54
How do siblings interact at camp?
The Leff Family
01:19:30
Thank you so much!
Rachel's iPad (2)
01:19:40
Thank you! This was great!
Stephanie Bekhor
01:19:41
Thank you!
Jessica Benitez
01:19:51
Thank you!!
Shawn
01:20:04
Thanks you
Amelia Benitez
01:20:08
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