Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register?
A: You register online at oda.edu/summer. Complete the online registration form and answer all questions. You may pay by credit card during check out. Please be sure to submit all of the parent information correctly as we use this for our contact record during camp.
Q: What are ODA’s registration fees and deposit?
A: There is a one-time non-refundable $25 registration fee per camper for the summer of 2022. You may choose to pay in full or to pay 50% of your total at the time of registration and the other 50% will be automatically billed to your card on file on May 13th, 2022.
Q: Does ODA offer extended care options for all day campers?
A: Only some of our camps offer extended care options for our campers. Please refer to the specific details of each camp to review the details. Please register for these online during your registration process. If you decide at a later date that you will need it, you can go back in and register at a later time online. Drop-in care is not available. You must be pre-registered for each week in order to be eligible. This must be pre-arranged. Late fees will apply to all campers not picked up on time. Refer to the fee schedule for each individual camp.
Q: Does ODA provide lunch or snacks for summer camps?
A: No. All day campers need to bring a non-perishable lunch/ snacks with an ice pack and drink each day. Campers do not have access to a refrigerator or microwave. All campers should bring a water bottle for use throughout the day and a healthy snack for each camp they attend. Some of our camps may provide a special treat occasionally based on the activities planned. Our half day camps do not require campers to bring lunch, however we do recommend children bring a snack.
Q: How do I drop off and pick up my child for summer camps?
A: Parents will be notified of all procedures for each camp via email in a camp newsletter one week prior to each session.
Q: What if my child has allergies, or medical conditions?
A: Be sure to complete all relevant information on our Participant Information and Medical Care Authorization form and discuss any concerns with the camp instructor. If a child is injured, first aid will be administered and parents will be notified, and 911 will be called in an emergency.
Q: What should my child wear to summer camp?
A: We recommend that students wear comfortable clothes like shorts, t-shirts and sneakers. Please label any extra clothing. Any clothing not claimed at the end of summer will be donated. Some sports camps may require special gear. Please refer to individual camp descriptions.
Q: What if my child is sick or is unable to attend camp for another reason?
A: Please refer to our cancellation policies for refund details. If your child misses a day, please email email@example.com
or call 941-444-6965 or contact the specific camp teacher/director for your session. Unfortunately, we cannot offer special refunds for any missed days or make up projects your child may miss. Regular attendance is encouraged for all camps. Please refer to our refund policy for details and questions.
Q: What are the expectations of my behavior?
A: All campers are expected to be respectful of each other, camp staff, and ODA equipment and facilities. ODA will not issue refunds for a child dismissed from a program because of unacceptable behavior.
Q: If I have questions or if I need to get a message to camp staff or my child, whom should I call?
A: For general questions, please email our camp director Tammy Strot at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 941-444-6965. You will receive an emailed letter prior to camp with other contact info of teachers and staff contacts for each program. Please reach out directly to the teacher or specific camp director with any attendance issues or late arrivals.
Q: Will I be contacted prior to camp with more information?
A: Yes. You will be emailed a letter some time the week prior to camp with specific details about your program including contacts, what to bring, schedules, drop off procedures, etc.
Q: What are my payment options for camp?
A: You are required to pay with a credit card online at the time of registration. You have two options. You may pay in full or you may pay the $25 registration fee and 50% of your total at the time of registration and the other 50% will be automatically billed to your card on file on May 13th, 2022.
Q: What if I need to make changes to my registration and what is your cancellation policy?
A: Please see our Out-of-Door Summer Program Registration fee and Cancellation Policy for all camps and courses.
Please contact the director Tammy Strot with any changes needed to be made to your registration at email@example.com