SUMMER CAMP FAQ

We know that parents need answers to lots of questions before they decide to send their kids to a Summer Camp. We have compiled answers to a list of the most popular questions parents ask and encourage you to email Carlos Lerma, Nature Kids Lafayette Community Engagement Manager, carlos@nullnaturekidslafayette.org, or call  at 303.499.3647 x 111.

Is this a free program?

This is a free program for families in Lafayette who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program through their school or any other form of government assistance. Scholarships are available to folks who don’t qualify for free programming.

How do I register my family and/or kids for Nature Kids summer programs?

Registration is simple! You can register online or contact Carlos.

Register Here!

What types of summer programs are offered?

Day camps for kids, overnight camps for kids, weekend-long family camps, one-day family events, and career and volunteer opportunities for middle and high school kids. If you are a qualifying Lafayette family, there is NO cost for any of the programs!

Some members of my family speak English, but many are more comfortable speaking Spanish. Will that be a problem?

All programs are designed to be inclusive of different languages! We want all kids and families to experience nature, so our programs are organized to assist families where English is a second language.

Where are the camps located? And where do I drop off my kids?

There are many different summer camp locations and drop-offs specific to each camp. Please refer to your camp description and camp registration materials for specifics (all drop-offs are in Lafayette or Boulder).

What types of natural areas will my child visit while at camp?

Depending on your child’s age and camp selection, camps will be at Isabelle Farms, Boulder County natural areas, or mountain sites.

How are campers transported between and within camps?

While this is specific to each camp, a Boulder Valley School District bus and driver will be used to transport campers in most camp experiences.

Who are the instructors?

Instructors have multiple years of outdoor environmental education experience with children. All summer camp instructors must pass State of CO background checks and be trained in First Aid and CPR. Some assistant instructors will be high school students from your neighborhood.

What do campers need to bring to camp?

This varies by camp, so please check your registration materials for a complete camper checklist. Campers should always wear appropriate clothing to explore outside, comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops), and a sweatshirt/light jacket.

Is it OK if my child is late or misses a day of camp?

It is best to be present for the whole camp – it may be hard to join once campers have embarked on an adventure. If you have an emergency, please contact your camp provider and/or Carlos.

How old does my child need to be for camp?

All camps indicate a grade number that refers to incoming grade year – the grade that your child will be starting in August 2017.

How many camps can my child/family sign up for? Is there a limit?

There is no limit.