What are your minimum requirements for camp registration?
A camper’s session can range anywhere from 3 to 10 weeks. Our minimum requirement is 3 weeks. We recommend campers attend for at least 4 weeks. This provides your child/children adequate time to become part of Camp Coconuts community and develop strong, meaningful relationships with other campers and our Coaches. Camp enrollment isn’t considered “official” until we verify group/bunk availability and receive your tuition deposit.
What is the age range of your campers?
Our youngest campers are 4 years old and entering preschool (they MUST be potty trained); our oldest campers are 14.
How are campers grouped?
Campers are grouped by the grade level entering in the upcoming school year and by gender.
How many campers will be in my child’s group/bunk?
The typical group consists of 15-20 campers of the same gender and grade/age.
How many team members supervise each group?
We maintain a minimum ratio of 1:10 for our older campers and 1:7 for our younger campers. Each group is supervised by a Head Coach (college age or older), Junior Coach (high school juniors or seniors), and Counselor in Training. Camper Counselors in Training also assist with camper’s activities but are not included in the supervision ratio. Groups max out at about 20 campers. Larger groups will have more coaches.
What are your camp hours?
The camp day runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Do you offer “Before and After” hours of care?
Yes, we offer before care and after care allowing campers to extend their camp day from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
What is the cost for extended care?
Before care $10/day/child; After care $10/day/child.; Before and after care $15/day/child
Where is parent drop off and pick up?
Parent drop off and pick up is at the Middletown Sports Complex located at 214 Harmony Road Middletown NJ 07748.
Do you offer transportation?
YES! Camp Coconuts offers two methods of transportation. Bus Routes and times will be posted in June. Our Camp Coconuts bus drivers will contact parents 1-week prior to the season for an introduction with pick-up and drop off times.
Do campers receive swim lessons?
YES! Instructional Red Cross Swim Lessons are included in camper programming for groups grades Pre-K through 4th grade. All campers, regardless of age, have a daily free swim. All campers will have their swim ability tested prior to any swimming by aquatics team.
Do you have medical personnel on your staff?
Yes– We have a camp nurse and EMT on staff. All staff are trained and certified in AED and CPR. We also have several staff members certified in Epi-Pen administration. When campers go on trips a medical team member will accompany them.
Who teaches the daily camp activities?
Activities such as: Red Cross swim lessons, martial arts, ice skating lessons, ropes, arts and crafts, sports and games, archery, music, theater, and dance are led by qualified adults who have training, certifications, and/or teaching & professional experience in their focus area.
What are the food options?
Campers have the option of bringing their own lunch or purchasing a hot or cold lunch. Campers that bring their lunch can refrigerate them in their bunk. All campers should bring two snacks daily at least and extra water. Please note we do not allow soda at camp.
How does ordering lunch work?
Campers can purchase hot or cold lunches on select days. Lunch orders must be submitted by Sunday for the upcoming week. Additional info will be provided on how to set up an Order Lunches account and place lunch orders. All families will receive a lunch menu with hot and cold lunch offerings (vegetarian options available).
What activities do the camper do during inclement weather days (rainy, hot, humid, and hazy)?
In the event of inclement weather, we have secondary schedules for groups. On some rainy days, we are able to arrange impromptu excursions. Impromptu excursions will have an additional cost, however, they are also optional. When choosing an impromptu excursion, we aim to keep the additional cost lost.
Do you apply sunscreen?
We ask that parents apply sunscreen at home before sending their children to camp. Throughout the day there are regularly scheduled times for reapplication of sunscreen. We ask that campers bring their own sunscreen labeled with their name. We always have extra sunscreen on-hand but ask that each camper bring their own. If your child is fair skinned, we highly recommend the additional use of rash guards and hats. Please keep in mind that very often sunburn does not show itself until campers (like adults) are out of the direct sun. Please remind your child of the importance of reapplying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and hydrating throughout the camp day.
Excursions…that’s right weekly trips?
Every camper will go on one age appropriate excursion each week. The scheduled excursions, as seen on the calendar, are included in the camper’s weekly tuition. Campers must bring their lunch on all scheduled excursions, unless otherwise specified. In the event of a group lunch offering on a trip day we will notify families.
Where are camper’s belongings kept throughout the day?
Campers do not need to carry the belongings with them throughout the day. Each group will have a designated bunk with assigned cubbies or lockers.
Are you able to swap days of attendance or make up days missed?
No swapping of days of attendance are permitted or can missed days be made up.
Can a camper be picked up early from camp?
We will not be scheduling any early pickups. Due to extreme disruption, it causes to other campers and staff. Therefore, if you wish to pick up your child or children early from camp you must arrive 30 minutes prior to the time you would like them to be picked up. This allows for ample time to notify staff members and prepare for dismissal. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Do you offer a Coach in Training Program?
Our Junior CIT program is designed to give mature 14-year-old campers the opportunity to experience camp in an assistant leadership role. Junior CITs will participate in this role for half of the camp day. The individual must have attended Camp Coconuts last year, be enrolled in the current year and requires a 2-week commitment. This program requires the individual to be patient with children and a desire to be in a leadership in training position. While no prior experience is necessary, our Junior CITs will work under the supervision of our coaches, assisting them with daily activities. Prospective candidates can apply online at campcoconuts.com. Junior CITs will receive a 20% discount on summer tuition for enrolled in the program.
Do you offer a tutoring component?
Tutoring is available for each grade. Standard tutoring takes place 1 time per week during our camp day. Additional, private tutoring is available and can be arranged directly with our camp tutor.
What should campers each day and for special activities?
Please see our Camper Checklist
Are cell phones permitted at camp?
Cell phones are not permitted at camp. If you ever need to reach your child by phone for any reason, you can call the camp office. For any programs with field trips, there will always be a camp representative who can be reached by the camp office at any time. If for any specific reasons, you need your child to have a cell phone with him/her, please call the camp office.
Are hand-held games permitted at camp?
Hand-held video games or other electronic games are not permitted at camp. The camp day has a full schedule enriching and engaging activities so that these are not needed at camp. Camp Coconuts is not responsible for electronics that are lost or broken at camp.
What is your Tax ID number?
Our Tax ID is: 81-1927095
We have a zero tolerance for hitting, biting, cursing, and bullying. If your child is involved in any type of altercation a parent will be called and the child will be sent home. Repeated offense(s) will result in suspension or expulsion. If you child is asked to leave camp there will be no refund made. We believe all campers should respect their peers and rules. We ask that all parents work with us to make these types of issues non-existent.