Student Life
Summer Academy

Summer FAQ

* PLEASE NOTE: At The Out-of-Door Academy, the health and safety of our entire community is—at all times—our top priority, and we are monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation closely. 

Based on the information we have at this time, we do not currently plan to cancel any programs for summer 2020. Our preparations continue to provide an amazing camp experience with the expectation that all programs will start on schedule.

Q: How do I register?
A: You register online at Fill out the online registration form and answer all questions. You may pay by credit card during check out. Please be sure to fill out all the parent info correctly as we use this for our contact record during camp.

Q: What are ODA’s registration fees?
A: There is a one-time non-refundable $25 registration fee per camper for the summer of 2020.

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. Our Full Day Thunder Sports Camp and Camp Banyan have Extended Care options available. Please sign up for these online during your registration process. If you decide later 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. Late fees will apply to all campers not picked up on time. Refer to fee schedule for each individual camp.

Q: Does ODA provide lunch or snacks for summer camps?
A: No. All campers need to bring a non-perishable lunch 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.

Q: How do I drop off and pick up my child for summer camps?
A: Parents are responsible for their child’s safe and timely arrival and departure. Some of our camps will have an afternoon carpool line and others will require you to come in and pick up your child. Please always be sure to check out your child with the counselor/teacher before taking your child. You will be given details prior to the start of camp via email.

Q: What if my child has allergies or medical conditions?
A: Be sure to fill out 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. 911 will be called in an emergency.

Q: What should my child wear to summer camp?
A: We recommend that students wear comfortable clothes such as 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: If your child misses a day, please email Camp Director Tammy Strot at or by phone at 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. We will have already acquired staff and resources for your child. Regular attendance is encouraged for all camps. Please refer to our refund policy for details and questions.

Q: What are the expectations of my child’s 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 or call 941-444-6965. You will be emailed a letter prior to camp with additional contact information for teachers and staff of each program.

Q: Will I be contacted prior to camp with more information?
A: Yes. You will be emailed a letter the week prior to the start of camp with specific details about your program including contacts, what to bring, schedules, and drop off procedures.

Q: What are my payment options for camp?
A: You are required to pay online with a credit card at the time of registration. Registrants 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 with the other 50% automatically billed to your card on file on May 1, 2020.

Q: What if I need to make changes to my registration and what is your cancellation policy?
A: The Out-of-Door Summer Program Registration Fee and Cancellation Policy will be in effect for all camps and courses.

There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25 per camper for the summer of 2020.

Refund Policy
  • If you cancel prior to 30 days before the session start date, you will receive a full refund minus the $25 registration fee and $25 dollar cancellation fee for each session week that was cancelled.
  • If you cancel 15-30 days before the session start date, you will receive a 50% refund on cancelled session tuition minus the $25 registration fee.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less prior to start of camp session there will be NO REFUND given.
Please understand that we will have already committed funding toward staffing and supplies needed for your child to attend our program.
Medical reason for cancellation
We understand that medical issues may arise over the summer. Please call us as soon as possible to inform us of your need to cancel. We will ask that you submit a written excuse from your child's physician.
Please contact the director Tammy Strot with any changes needed to be made to your registration at or 941-444-6965.

The Out-of-Door Academy

LOWER SCHOOL |  Historic Siesta Key Campus  |  Pre-K – Grade 5
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