Camp FAQs

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Camp FAQs

How do I register my child for camp?

There are 3 easy ways to register:

Online registration at
Register in person at Marinwood Community Center
Mail or fax in a registration form (complete with full payment).

What if the camp I want to register for is already full?

We definitely recommend adding your child to a wait list if the camp if full. We will contact you if a spot opens up and you will have 24 hours to get back to us.

Can I drop-in for a day of camp?

The earliest we allow drop-ins for camp is the Friday before the camp session and are space dependent. The daily camp fee is $50 (not including Before or After Care). To drop-in for a field trip, your child must attend the Tuesday as well. 

Do you offer sibling discounts or any other discounts?

Sibling Discount: We offer a $20 discount on each additional child you enroll if registered for a full day/ full week camp. The discount only applies if registering siblings for the same session. Marinwood Pool Member Discount: Receive a $20 discount per child/per session of camp. Camper must be a pool member at the time you register for camp. Marinwood pool members also receive discounts on swim lessons and pool rentals!

Do you offer any camp scholarships/financial aid?

A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need. All requests are kept strictly confidential. An application can be downloaded from our website or contact Applications will not be accepted after May 1, 2019. Only complete applications will be reviewed (don’t forget the registration form).

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, however payment plans can only be set up in person at the Marinwood Community Center. The payment plan will be set-up with the one-time, non-refundable set-up fee of $25, plus 20% down of the total camp fee. Payment will be set-up with a credit/debit card for auto payment. The last camp payment will be due before your camper’s final week of camp. There are additional charges for changes of enrollment if on a payment plan. Please note we only allow one payer per receipt. 

What is your refund policy? How do I make camp changes?

All refund and changes must be made in writing and can be emailed to We will not process refunds or changes over the phone. Cancellations made more than one week (5 business days) prior to camp will result in a $25 per session, per camper fee. Cancellations made less than one week (5 business days) prior to the first day of camp will result in a forfeiture of half the camp session fee per camper. No refunds will be granted once a session has begun. All camp change requests must be made in writing and are subject to a $10 handling fee. Please note there is an additional $25 change fee if you are on a payment plan.

When and where can I pick up my campers t-shirts?

To keep our campers safe, campers are required to wear a Marinwood camp t-shirt daily. Campers attending full week camps will receive 2 shirts per summer and campers attending less than full week camps will receive 1 shirt per summer. We highly encourage parents to pick up shirts as far in advance as possible, before summer begins. Shirts will be available starting in April or at Meet the Staff Night on Friday, June 14 from 5-6pm. Additional camp shirts may be purchased for $9. 

What should my camper bring with him/her every day?  

A Marinwood camp shirt and closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Campers should bring a labeled backpack containing a snack and lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Please try and limit camper’s belongings to one backpack/bag. Please leave special or expensive toys or items at home.

How does check-in and check-out work?

Please remember to obey all traffic laws and drive carefully around the Community Center.


Campers must be checked in with the camp director.

For camps that begin at 9am: check-in will take place from 8:50-9:15am
For camps that begin at 9:15am: check-in will take place from 9:10-9:30am

If you need to drop off your camper earlier, Marinwood offers Before Care beginning at 7:30am.


Campers must be checked out by camp staff.

For camps that end at 3:00pm: checkout will take place from 2:50-3:05pm
For camps that end at  3:15pm: checkout will take place from 3:10-3:20pm

If your camper is not checked out by those times, they will be sent to After Care and you will be charged the After Care drop-in rate ($21).

Can my child take swim lesson during the camp day?  

Yes, absolutely! We offer group lessons in the morning and private lessons in the afternoon through the Marinwood Swim Academy. Counselors will drop off and pick up campers from lessons. For campers enrolled in a 3:00pm swim lesson, parents are responsible for bringing their child to the lesson unless the child is enrolled in After Care.

Can any camper swim in the main pool or go down the water slides?

Parents must give permission for their camper to swim during camp. Camp Pine Cone, Bumblebee and Miwok only swim in the tot pool. Camp Willow, Buckeye, Acorn, Firefly and Bobcat have the option of tot or main pool. All other camps use the main pool. Campers must pass a swim test (uninterrupted swim of 25 yards) to be able to swim in the deep end and go down the water slides. Campers may be asked to retake the swim test for camp, even if they have previously passed outside of camp. Campers must also be at least 42 inches to use the water slides. 

Do you offer Before and/or After Care?

Yes, Before and After Care is available for all campers of full day camps. Before Care is available from 7:30-9:15am and After Care is available from 3:00-6:00pm. Need childcare in the morning and afternoon? Save $18 per week when you sign up for both! You may also register for Before and After Care separately and for specific drop-in days. Pre-register with the office for drop-in days. Before Care is $12/day and After Care is $21/day. If you are late picking up your child (after 6pm), you will be charged $1 for every minute you are late. No exceptions will be made.

Can I order lunch for my child?

Yes, parents have the option of pre-ordering lunch provided by our local Marinwood Market! Lunch options include a hot entree or market sandwich, 2 organic sides and a drink. You can choose how many days a week you want and lunch is $7.60/day. Order lunch here!

What if my child has a food allergy?

Our number one priority is the safety of your child. Camp staff take precautions and preventative measures to ensure the safety of all campers. We practice a no share snack and lunch policy, where we talk with our campers about keeping our food to ourselves, educate our staff about monitoring during snack and lunch time and campers will wash hands after meals.

Please indicate any allergies or medical conditions on your camper's ePACT online form so we can be aware of how to best support and provide for your child.

Don’t forget about Hot Dog Friday’s!

Take the hassle out of making lunch at the end of the week with Marinwood’s $5 Hot Dog Meal!

Marinwood will be grilling up all natural, nitrate free hot dogs on the barbeque every Friday. Hot Dog Meals include a hot dog, organic juice and all natural chips. For those campers not wanting a hot dog, a pasta option is also available. To purchase, please bring exact change in an envelope with your camper’s name and give to the camp director on Friday morning. Don’t forget to send snack with your camper on Fridays! We will be offering Friday Hot Dog Days all summer. Marinwood will be providing lunch on Friday, July 5.

How do field trips work? Do I need to pay extra?

Camp Red Fox, Sequoia and Marinwood attend field trips at no additional cost. Field trips take place on Wednesdays and all transportation is provided. There is no alternative activity/camp if your camper does not attend the field trip. Information on each individual field trip is posted on our website under the camp’s page and camp directors will pass out an informational letter on the Monday of the camp session. The camp day times and schedule may vary from the regular 9-3pm camp day so please read everything carefully.