We've Got Answers (FAQ)

Scroll below the videos for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  Do you have a question not on our list?  Email us: campmoonriver@savcds.org and let us know your question!  Thank you!

Click below to check out our short video about Summer 2018 Camps.

For detailed, step-by-step information on the registration process for Summer 2018, please watch the video below.  This video explains how to register for multiple camp sessions for multiple weeks in the same transaction.  It reviews multi-week discounts for Camp Moon River and coupon codes for when you combine an athletic/academic camp with a corresponding week of Camp Moon River.  Still have questions?  Reach out: campmoonriver@savcds.org.

What are the regular camp hours? (subject to change depending on theme of the week.)
Click here for camp hours

What are the drop off and pick up procedures?
Great question--please check back as summer approaches for the detailed answer to this question.

Do you offer Extended Care?
Yes!  Extended Care may be selected in the registration process for applicable camps.

Morning Wait: $30/week: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
After Care: $30/week: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Both: $50/week
Drop in for each: $8.00 per day

Late Fee: You will be charged $2.00 per minute per child for every minute after 5:30.

What happens when it rains or if it is extremely hot?
The fun doesn't stop! We always have a plan B.

What is your policy on screens (apple watches, iphones, tablets etc.?)
Camp Moon River at SCDS is an intentionally device-free zone. Campers should not bring iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, or anything with a screen to camp. If you need to reach your child for some reason or vice versa, the camp line is open for this purpose. If a child brings a screen/device of any kind, we will hold it in the camp office. Camp Moon River is not responsible for lost items of this nature. Please leave them at home.

Fitness trackers are permitted if they do not become a distraction.  CMR is not responsible for lost fitness trackers.

What about sunscreen and bug spray?
In the morning before you send your child to camp, please liberally apply sunscreen and bug spray.  Please send the sunscreen and bug spray to camp and we will re-apply during the day. Please put your child's first and last name on the sun-screen and bug spray (and anything sent to camp). 

Do we send a lunch?
Yes, please send a lunch each day in a soft-sided cooler with your child's name on it. Children may drink from the water bottle they bring each day, or you may include a juice/milk box.  Please do not send candy or soda.

May I pack peanuts or peanut butter in my camper's lunch?
You may, as a general rule, pack peanuts or peanut butter. If we enroll a child with an allergy where he/she can't be around nuts, we will notify parents not to send peanut butter and nuts.

What if my camper forgets lunch, towel, or a water bottle?
You may bring any items to your child later in the day. Please bring the item to the Camp Moon River office located in Pressly Hall (the Lower School Building).

Does your camp have a nurse?
Yes, we have a Camp Nurse who will manage our Camp Moon River Health Center and distribute each camper's personal medication as needed.

What happens if my child gets sick the weekend prior to camp and can't attend one or more days of camp?
We understand that kids get sick. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, credits, or prorated amounts when there is less than one-week notice.  This is because we plan accordingly for all of our campers with staffing and supplies.

Can my camper attend multiple weeks?
Absolutely! In fact, if you commit your child to multiple weeks when you register, you will receive an automagical discount on each week of camp. The more weeks, the greater the discount!

What is your tax ID number?
The SCDS Tax ID: 58-0655290

May we switch weeks?
Yes, you may as long as it is a week or more away from the camp date you plan to transfer. Requests must be in writing to campmoonriver@savcds.org.  There will be a $25 late change fee for transfers with less than 2 weeks notice.

May we request that our camper be with a friend(s) or a specific counselor?
Sorry. We are not in a position to honor requests.  A big part of camp is getting to know new people!  If there is a known concern about a particular camper or counselor, you will have the opportunity to let us know in the registration.

Does my child need to be an SCDS Student?
We welcome and encourage students from all over to join us at Camp Moon River! We are delighted to have campers from all schools including home-schooled students!

Do you have a multi-child or sibling discount?
Sorry. We do not offer a "multi-child/sibling" discount.
We do offer a multi-week discount and coupons for CMR/Athletic Camp Combos.

Can my child participate in an SCDS Athletic/Academic camp and Camp Moon River in the same week?
Yes! Athletic/Academic camps that are held from 9-noon may be combined with a Camp Moon River K-8th Week.   You will receive a discount on your CMR registration of either $45/$85 (see athletic camp descriptions).  Your child will start the day with Camp Moon River at 8:30, begin the athletic/academic camp at 9AM, and return to CMR at noon to join us for lunch and the rest of the CMR day!