General Camp Information

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Registration

    Please register your child for camp using our easy online system.
    Call the Camp Director at 860-727-5032 if you have any questions. Please complete all forms on the portal at the time of registration.
  • How the Camp Week/Day Runs

    Campers choose one full-day program or in some cases, two half-day programs per week. You can sign up for one or more weeks. Below is a general schedule for the daily activities. As we get closer to camp and the DPH and State Youth Camp Licensing office give us more detailed guidelines, we will define our schedule further.

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Early Care (This option is available when you register)
    8:30-9:00 a.m. Camper Arrival
    9:00-9:45 a.m. Non-Competitive Fitness Class for all campers
    9:45-11:50 a.m. Instructional Session with teacher or coach
    11:50 12:00 p.m. Wash up for lunch
    12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and free play time near the cafeteria
    1:00-2:30 p.m. Instructional Session with teacher or coach
    2:30-3:00 p.m. Ice Cream/Popsicle Break for everyone
    3:00-3:50 p.m. Instructional Session (Sport are usually playing games)
    4:00-4:30 p.m. Yoga/mindfulness class for everyone
    4:30 p.m. Dismissal or After Care until 5:30 p.m. (This option is available when you register.)
  • Before and After Care

    Before care is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and aftercare is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Please drop off at and pick up your child from the Hoffman Field House. Do not leave a child unattended in the morning before 7:30 a.m. A late fee of $5 will be assessed for every 10 minutes after the scheduled 5:30 p.m. pick-up time. Please allow for traffic delay time during the rush hour.
  • Required Forms

    All children must have a school health assessment form or a CT Youth Camp Health Form submitted prior to attending camp. We are able to accept forms with an exam date that is less than 3 year old.
    If a child requires medication, an inhaler, EPI-PEN or other medical delivery device, the medical authorization form must be submitted prior to camp and signed by the parent and the child’s doctor. Upon arrival at camp, the medication or device must be in a zippered plastic bag in the original packaging with the prescription label present. Depending on the medical authorization form, either our first aid responder will hold on to it or the child may be authorized to keep it in their backpack.
  • Lunch, Snack, and Water/Beverages

    Campers will bring their lunches in an insulated lunch bag that will be placed in a refrigerator in the cafeteria. At lunchtime, the lunch bags will be placed on tables so that the child can find their lunch. Children will have options to eat either inside or outside (weather-dependent). Children must bring a refillable water bottle and non-perishable snacks each day in a backpack or drawstring bag that they will keep on them. There will be water stations on each field and in our buildings where campers can refill their water bottles. Except for baseball, Children attending a half-day will not be on campus during lunchtime.
  • Medications and Medical Delivery Devices

    This includes inhalers, epi-pens, glucagon injectors, and medication. Any child that needs medication administered during camp hours or has the need for a medical delivery device must have this form completed and signed by the parent and child’s doctor. The form must be dated after Aug. 13, 2020. Please complete in full the online health form during registration. 
     
    On the first day of camp, both the form and the device (in its original packaging with a prescription label) should be in the child’s backpack. Each coach will have a list of their campers who have an inhaler or epi-pen and the accompanying medical plan.
  • Face Coverings

    Face coverings must be worn by campers at check-in, when going to the bathroom and when entering and exiting the cafeteria, inside all buildings and when leaving for the camp. These guidelines are subject to change.
  • Camp Attire 

    Wear appropriate attire for your particular sport, and for those in art and academic programs, please wear comfortable light clothing that you can move around in. Please bring sunscreen and an extra pair of socks, and an extra shirt each day in a backpack. (Campers will be reminded to use sunscreen, but will be expected to apply it themselves.)
  • Sports Camp Required Equipment

    Tennis - Your child must bring their own racquet each day. Lightweight comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are recommended.
     
    Soccer - Your child should have outdoor soccer cleats, shin pads and their own ball each day. Bring an extra pair of sneakers in case we need to go indoors to play.
     
    Flag Football - No extra equipment necessary. Shorts, t-shirts, sneakers. No cleats necessary.
     
    Boys' Lacrosse - Your child should have his own stick, gloves, helmet and shoulder pads, and cup and bring them each day.
     
    Girls' Lacrosse - Your child should have her own stick, eye goggles, and mouthguard.
     
    Field Hockey - Your child should have her own stick, mouth guard, and eye goggles.
     
    Baseball - Your child must bring a baseball cap, helmet, bat, glove and batting gloves (optional). Your child should also wear proper baseball cleats and bring a pair of regular sneakers in case we need to go indoors.
     
    Volleyball - Your child should wear shorts and lightweight t-shirts or tank tops. Knee pads are required.
  • Inclement Weather

    Camp will be held regardless of the weather. Schedules will be modified so that everyone is safe indoors until we can return to outdoor play. 
  • Health and Safety

    The health and safety of our campers and staff are of paramount importance to us. We will follow all health and safety protocols set forth by the Department of Health and the OEC’s Youth Camp Guidelines.
     
    A certified first-aid responder will be on campus at all times to handle any injuries or illness and will collaborate with the camp's medical director should additional care be needed. Parents are expected to pre-screen their child for any symptoms that are COVID-19 related and campers may not attend if they are under any type of quarantine. There are no refunds for children who are under quarantine. 
     
    While the guidelines may change, currently we plan to also screen campers when they arrive each morning by taking their temperature and asking them a few questions.
     
    If a camper shows any signs of illness during camp, they will either be placed in an isolated room or in an outdoor shaded area away from all other campers. until the parent can come for pick up. The first-aid responder will stay with that child until the parent arrives.
Disclaimer

COVID-19 Safety Rules: Coaches and players will be required to wear a mask during these sessions. Please do not send your child if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or have traveled to a state that requires a quarantine upon return.

For the safety and welfare for all campers, Camp KO reserves the unrestricted right to dismiss any camper whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Camp Director, is detrimental to the best interests of the camp. There will be no refunds in this case.

Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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