Frequently Asked Questions
What are the themes and topics of each week of camp?
- Visit the EnviroVentures Camp page on the Piedmont Park Conservancy website for the most up to date information.
What is a typical day of camp like?
- Piedmont Park exploration
- Swimming at our Aquatic Center
- Outdoor sports and activities
- Science labs, and other fun learning opportunities
- Arts and Crafts projects
- Special programs weekly such as Wheels Friday, and more!
Who are the camp counselors?
- Our counselors are a team of educators and childcare professionals chosen based on their educational backgrounds and experience working with kids.
- All Counselors are at least 18 years of age and have passed criminal background checks.
- All Counselors are both CPR and First Aid certified.
How are the campers grouped?
- Campers are placed in groups with similarly aged kids Campers are organized into groups of 20 with 2 counselors to maintain a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio. Additional counselors join our younger groups in the afternoon for their activities, changing the ratio to 1 counselor to every 7 campers.
Can my child be in the same group as his/her friend?
- Prior to the first day of camp we can try to place friends together in the same group if they are similar ages.
- Please be sure to note your special requests in the specified field during online registration. Please limit your request to no more than 2 campers that your camper would like to be grouped with.
- With or without notice, we cannot guarantee that campers will be in the same group as his/her friends. We cannot adjust camper groups after each camp session begins.
- All camper groups are together for much of the day including: swimming, lunch, free play and our end of day activities.
What do I do with my child’s medication?
- All necessary medications including over the counter medicines and inhalers must be given to a staff member during check in daily.
- Please send only the amount of medication needed for that day with detailed instructions, along with the child’s full name.
- We recommend using a small, labeled zip lock bag, which we can return at the end of the day.
- Do not send medication with the child; for the safety and security of all campers communication about medication is essential.
- If your child has severe allergies or conditions that require special attention, please contact us prior to camp to insure we are meeting all of your child’s needs.
Can parents visit during camp hours?
If parents are interested in visiting during camp hours, please contact the Camp Office to set up an appointment. Visitation is limited and can only be approved and led by the program manager. Visitation can be arranged during lunch, however we prefer to keep active times and swim time campers and staff only to prevent any unnecessary confusion.
When do campers swim?
- Campers swim every day, between the hours of 10:00 and noon.
- Please send swimming gear daily with campers including a suit, fresh towel and a bag to tote.
- Since we swim early in the day, many campers come to camp already dressed in their swimsuits to avoid having to change into their suits before swimming.
- Swimming may be cancelled in case of inclement weather or unexpected pool closings.
What are Wheels Fridays?
Wheels Fridays are a tradition at Piedmont Park Conservancy’s day camp programs. Counselors lead kids in the Park to enjoy the Park on their wheels!
- Friday Only!
- Campers must bring their own wheels, which may include bicycles, scooters, skateboards, inline and roller skates. No motorized vehicles allowed.
- If you are unsure about the appropriateness of your wheels check with the Camp Director before Friday.
- Helmets are required to participate in Wheels Friday; other safety equipment including knee and elbow pads are recommended, but not required.
- Please label all items with first and last name.
- All wheels and accessories must go home at the end of the day Friday. Be sure to plan ahead to make extra room for your camper’s wheels.
- No camper is required to bring wheels. If he or she does not wish to, or does not have access we will have concurrent activities including hula hooping, jump rope and sidewalk chalk.
- Piedmont Park Conservancy is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen items.
My child has a sibling who is too young/old for camp. Can they participate in camp?
According to Georgia Department of Early Learning regulations, our campers must be 5 years old by the program start date. We do not take children who are younger than the minimum age for our program, even with older siblings enrolled. We do this to ensure that all participants get the most out of their experience at camp. Our activities are designed with our selected age group in mind (5-10), and our counselors are dedicated to giving all campers their attention. We require all campers to be toilet trained and able to change their own clothing (for swim time).