What’s the camper to counselor ratio?
Our camper to counselor ratio is 5:1 across the board. That includes all camp programs. Some older groups might have 6 kids per group, and the younger groups will likely having 3 or 4 kids per group.
Is there camp on July 4?
If I don’t send my camper to Future Stars on July 4, will I be prorated?
Will my camper go in the pool?
All camp programs go in the pool for one hour per day.
What if s/he doesn’t want to? What is my camper cannot swim?
If you kid would like to opt out of pool time, we will not force anyone to go in the pool. We encourage kids to try new things, but we will never force a kid if they are not comfortable or cannot swim. The camper will need to stay with the group. If there are several kids who do not want to go in the pool, a counselor may take the group elsewhere to do a different activity.
Is it free swim or instructional?
Swim is instructional for kids up to age 5. All other groups are free swim.
Instructional swim is a Red Cross certified parent-child swim class. The swim class for younger kids will be 1:1, with two lifeguards on duty, another two lifeguards in the pool with the kids, and counselors in the pool with them.
How many lifeguards are there?
There are four lifeguards on duty at all times. The counselors will also be in the pool with their group.
Are there floaties/pool equipment?
Yes. You do not have to bring floaties with you unless you want to.
Is the pool heated?
I signed my kid up for four weeks of baseball, but he actually wants to do basketball for two of those weeks. Can we move him into a different camp program?
Yes. We can switch programs as long as it’s before the start date of the camp week. There is no additional cost unless the camp programs are different rates. The difference will be charged. If you camper is switching into a less expensive camp week, the difference will go as a credit on the account.
Can they switch programs in the middle of the week?
I’m only going to be there for three days. Can we do a half-week?
You are allowed to send your camper to camp for the days that work with your schedule, however the camp week will not be prorated and you should let the office know in advance.
Can my kid do two days of one program and three days of another?
What if they don’t like camp after the first day?
We encourage campers to stick with the camp that they’re enrolled for, as we do not allow campers to switch mid-week. If there is a problem with the program, please refer parents to the camp director and to management to work something out.
Do they do arts and crafts?
The only camp program that does arts and crafts is Little Stars. No other program will do arts and crafts in their regular camp routine.
Do they do gymnastics?
Camp programs will occasionally use the gymnastics facility at the rec center.
Can my camper do a half-day at Future Stars after gymnastics camp?
You’re free to send your kid to camp for the hours that work for you, as long as you let the counselors and main office know in advance so we can accommodate the schedule. However, the cost of camp will not be prorated.
Are there half-day options?
Regular dismissal for all camp programs except Little Stars is 4pm. Little Stars dismisses at 2pm. We have a 2pm dismissal option for tennis camp, which saves $75/week. No other camp program has a 2pm dismissal option, but you are allowed to pick your camper up early. Please let the main office know if there is a change in your schedule so your camper can be ready at the anticipated time of pick-up.
Is lunch provided or do I have to pack them with lunch?
You should pack your camper with lunch. We offer an additional lunch option for tennis camp only, which is $60/week.
What if my kid doesn’t like the lunch? Will I be refunded?
We serve typical kids’ food such as pizza, chicken fingers, etc. If they do not like the lunch, we cannot refund any lunches that they’ve had, but we can credit any lunches they have no yet had.
My kid only wants to do one of the lunch options. Can we pay by the day?
Yes. Please always let the counselor know at check-in.
My camper has an allergy. What will your counselors do to prevent any reactions?
You should let us know on the medical form what allergies your camper has. It’s also a good idea to let the counselors know at check-in that they have an allergy as well. Counselors will keep an eye on the kids at lunch so that they don’t share any food with other campers that contain the allergen. If your camper has an Epi-Pen, please leave it with our medical technician with a doctor’s note clearing the facility to administer the drug in case of an emergency.
Is the campus nut-free?
Yes. Campers should not bring lunches with any nuts.
Can I drop my kid off early?
No. Drop off is at 9am. Since counselors are still prepping for the camp day until drop-off, there will not be a counselor to watch your camper before 9am.
Can I pick my kid up late?
No, pick up is at 4pm (or 2pm if they do early pick up from tennis, or are in Little Stars). We understand that sometimes there is traffic or things happen that may cause you to run late. Please call the office if you are running significantly late to pick up your camper.
Can my kid be in the same group as their friend?
We can request that kids are grouped together and we will do our best to accommodate the request, but we cannot guarantee that they will be in the same group. Usually, we can put them together.
How are the kids grouped?
Kids are grouped primarily by age, and then by ability.
Are groups co-ed?
My kid wants to do soccer, but she’s never played before. Is that a problem?
No, that’s not a problem. We have beginners in every sport program.
My camper has been playing tennis for years and is very experienced for his age. Is he going to be grouped with the older/more advanced kids?
We will first group the kids by age. If we find that your camper fits better with an older group, we will place them with the older group. That will be assessed at camp, not before.
What group is my kid in?
Tennis groups by age:
- Wimbledon: 5-7
- French Open: 7-10
- US Open: 10+
- Australian Open: Advanced
Multi-Sport groups by age:
- Huskies & Bulldogs: 5
- Eagles: 6
- Ravens: 7
- Titans: 8 & 9
- Spartans: 10+
When are the tennis tournaments?
- Thursdays: Doubles Tournament
§ US & French Open
- Fridays: Singles Tournament
§ US & French Open
My kid is very athletic. Can they be aged out of Little Stars early?
My kid isn’t potty trained. Can I still put them in Little Stars?
No. Campers MUST be potty trained.
What happens when it rains?
They will go inside.
I live in Sagaponack. Can I get door-to-door pick up?
No. Anyone living east of Bridgehampton will have the option to be picked up at the central pickup, which is at the village Bridgehampton Starbucks. We cannot do door-to-door pickup for anyone in or east of Bridgehampton.
I need transportation just for one day. Can I get that prorated?
I need to put my kid on the bus tomorrow.
We need to know a week in advance. We cannot add campers to the bus routes mid-week.
Are there seat belts?
Yes, all the buses have seat belts.
What time is pick up?
Since transportation enrollment operates on a week-by-week basis, we do not assemble bus routes until the week prior. Therefore, we cannot give an estimated time of pick up until a week before.
Who’s the bus driver?
We will alert parents who their bus driver will be in the email with the pick-up times.
I need to cancel a camp week. Can I get a full refund?
No. We cannot issue refunds after April 1. We can, however, credit the account. The credit that is issued to your account will not expire and can be used next summer for anyone in your family.
Can I sign up over the phone?
It is recommended that parents enroll their campers using our online application form. Since we require a signature (online or on the paper application), new camp families should use one of those two methods.
Is there extra equipment at the facility that my kid can use?
Where are you located?
1370A Majors Path in Southampton. It’s about 10 minutes north of the village, at the same location as the town rec center, and next door to the recycling center.
Can my kid bring his phone/iPad/other electronics to camp?
They are allowed to bring their phones to camp, but they should be left in their backpacks. We do not recommend sending kids with lots of expensive electronics, as many kids lose their things at camp. We are not responsible for any lost items at camp, but we do have a lost and found.