KIDVENTURES FAQs

I'VE E-MAILED KIDVENTURES WITH MY REQUEST. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?


We will call to confirm rates, dates and rental details. We'll then email registration forms, drop-off maps and a what-to-bring list for your camper.




DO YOU PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS?


We want all kids to be able to get outside and experience nature. If you are a full-time Eastern Sierra resident facing financial hardship and camp rates are prohibitive for your family, please contact us and we will do what we can to work with you.




ARE SNACKS AND LUNCH PROVIDED?


Due to health and allergy considerations, we do not provide snacks or lunches. Your camper should bring their own lunch and snacks or purchase a Kidventures sack lunch for $6/lunch. Each lunch includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pretzels or chips, a protein choice (hard boiled egg, trail mix, or cheese), a fruit choice (apple or orange), a cookie treat, and a juice box.




WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?


We accept all major credit cards.




WHAT IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?


A bit of thunder and rain turns an outing into an Adventure (with a capital A). Kidventures thinks of weather as a thrilling learning opportunity. We have supplies to build shelters and exciting activities to weather the weather. We also know that while splashing in mud and making rain paintings is fun, shivering in a torrential downpour all day isn't... and trying to paddle board in the white caps while the wind is howling is just dangerous. If weather becomes unfun or unsafe, your camp can be rescheduled for a later date.




YOU ARE A FACILITY-FREE CAMP? WHAT ABOUT RESTROOM FACILITIES?


At times we will have trekked deep into the woods with no public restrooms close by and will have to use the "facili-trees." The idea might be disturbing for some campers. In our opening talk, we will discuss how to do this properly in order to follow Leave No Trace guidelines and respect the environment. In their future adventures, your explorers will be grateful to have learned this skill!




HOW DO YOU MANAGE CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS?


Being in the outdoors provides a wealth of experiences for social-emotion growth. There are times when our campers feel tired, grumpy and challenged by the terrain or their trail group. Leaders do not punish "bad" behaviors, but rather try to root out the need our camper is struggling to express and collaborate with them to find a solution. Our small group ratio gives us time and space to address our campers needs and problems. We manage difficult behaviors with thoughtful communication, redirection, mediation, rest breaks, and by modeling and holding campers accountable to the 3 R's: Respect for self, Respect for others and Respect for the environment.




I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION...


Contact us with your questions and we will get back to you promptly to help you.




WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING FOR COVID-19?


We created Kidventures so that leaders and campers would be able to recreate safely and stay healthy in the outdoors. While it’s unrealistic to think that kids will practice physical distancing, the nature of booking small, select trail groups allows parents to have control over who their child is exposed to. All activities take place in the open air with small camper to leader ratios which allow leaders to supervise closely while still maintaining space. We sanitize all shared items (fishing poles, paintbrushes, trash-grabbers, etc.) between use. Campers and leader mask up and use hand sanitizer when in close proximity. We also conduct health check-ins the night before the camp and at drop off in the morning. A child with a fever or other symptoms will not be permitted to attend a camp.





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