What You Need to Know About Our Day Camp
As you are looking at summer camps for your children, many questions will come to mind. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. You may always contact our office for any additional information.
When we started International Day Camp, we had a simple goal and that was to unite the Poconos community by coming together in an environment that is safe, kind, healthy and fun! Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains this legacy has seen 1000s of campers and staff come together to make it the best summer camp experience in the Poconos! Every camper who has walked through the gates of IDC has brought their own camp magic spirit which has touched the hearts of their fellow campers, staff and certainly our family.
This summer would have been no different, another season we get to share our commitment of providing a kind, healthy & safe environment for all our campers in all aspects of camp life… creating programs across the board which are built on the foundation of enriching every camper’s love for learning, developing social skills, making life-long friendships, enhancing teamwork skills, gaining independence and making camp magic memories that last a lifetime.
It is fair to say we could never have anticipated the grim impact that COVID-19 would have on this summer and the re-shaping of our season. We have made the incredibly tough decision to cancel this IDC summer. We appreciate your patience, kindness and camp magic spirit that allowed us to strive to be open until the very last moments! However, there are simply too many variables this season as more information is made readily available.
As we navigated through the CDC Guidelines, the PA Guidelines and the ACA Guidelines, we remained hopeful we could make the summer safely work under the circumstances. However, as more information is brought to light, we feel there is still too much of a risk for transmission of COVID-19. The safety of our campers and staff will always be our top priority at IDC.
We are delighted to see all the gyms reopening around the country. We know this is such welcomed news for a lot of our campers. Stay tuned for more information on our reopening of our International Gymnastics School and other day clinics later this year!
We embraced this year’s challenges in the hope to bring another camp magic summer to you all and not opening this summer is simply heartbreaking and devastating. The kindness, the smiles, the laughter and joy you all bring to camp each season will be sorely missed this summer.
We wish you the best for your summer and cannot wait to see you all back at IDC next season and gym school in the Fall!
Brent, Bruno and Cheryl Klaus
- Click on an Enroll Now! icon anywhere on our site. If you are a returning camper, click Parent Login.
- When you begin to fill out the camper application, you need to create a login. Please use legal guardians’ first/last name and email.
- Create a Username and Password.
- Continue to complete the 6 page application. Click Submit at the end. You should receive a notification “APPLICATION SUBMITTED.”
After you have submitted your application form online, please allow up to THREE (3) business days for your application to be processed. You will receive an email stating that your credit card has been charged for the DEPOSIT only.
If you do not know your password, click the “Set/Reset Password” link to have a password emailed to the email address that’s on file with the account.
We have three required forms to be completed prior to camp:
- Health history form.
- Media release form (Without this form our photographers will not be able to take any photos of your camper).
- Pick-up authorization form (To complete these forms, log in to your parent account and scroll down to click on forms and documents. Click on each document to fill it out and work through each document until “Form has been submitted” pops up on your screen).
All tuition balances will be automatically charged to the credit card on file in your parent account on May 1st. If you wish to make payments before May 1st, please follow the steps below:
- Click on the parent login on the homepage of the website
- Enter your username/email and password to login
- Scroll down and click on Financial Management (The fourth icon down)
- Click on the “Use card” under the credit card logos
- If you need to use a different credit card than the one that is listed, please click the “Add a credit card” link
- Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Make payment”
- Enter the amount you would like to pay at this time
- Click the “Make payment” at the lower right end of the screen
Each session is one week – Monday through Friday. Campers may sign up for one or more sessions. Sessions can always be added for your camper throughout the summer (subject to availability).
Parents/Guardians sign their campers in at 9 AM with the Day Camp staff at the front gate and pick them up from the Day Camp staff at 4 PM. Photo ID is required when collecting your camper.
We offer early drop off between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM which includes breakfast for an additional charge. We also offer late pick up between 5:30 PM and 5:45 PM which includes dinner for an additional charge.
We go above and beyond when it comes to the welfare of our campers.
Our Registered Nurses and Certified Athletic Trainers are on the premises at all times in our well-equipped health center where all camper medications are securely stored. All of our staff are American Red Cross CPR Certified; our lifeguards are American Red Cross certified; our ropes course are Universal Ropes certified.
Our campers have full supervision with our excellent counselor to camper ratios. All of our staff are background-checked, including fingerprinting.
Specified pick up person must present photo identification in order to pick up their camper.
Our day campers enjoy a wide range of nutritious self-serve choices in our extraordinary full-service cafeteria each day. International Day Camp makes accommodations for common food allergies and dietary requirements. We also provide a wholesome afternoon snack each day.
Our day campers have a chance to enjoy the gyms each day. They rotate during the week to each of our 5 gyms. They have the opportunity to get on the equipment and try a little gymnastics. Our Day Camp Staff is trained by our coaches on safe and fun activities that all campers can enjoy.
Yes, the minimum age for day camp is 4 years of age. All children must be potty trained prior to coming to camp.
All of our buildings are air conditioned and provide ample inclement weather activity areas. Group games, story time, karaoke, and foosball all take place in the Bear’s Den. In our Art’s and Crafts room, campers can let their artistic imaginations run wild, brightening any rainy day. In the Dance Gym, campers participate in relay races, dance, and movie time on our big screen TV.