WHAT DO WE OFFER?
- More than 40 different camps in the east coast of the USA. We have selected them from 100 camps we have visited in person.
- Our goal is to match the perfect camp for each child depending on their personality and hobbies.
- We do not increase camp rates
- Integral management (applications, plane tickets, transportation…)
- Fatima Velez, Camps Overseas director, will be in the USA supervising everything and visiting the camps during the summer
- We follow up from the minute your child is enrolled until he/she is back home
- The staff is highly qualified and they all have demonstrated experience in working with kids
- Fun and learning are guaranteed: over 85% of the children return to camp at least one other summer
BENEFITS OF AMERICAN SUMMER CAMPS
- Total immersion in the American culture: at least 95% of the campers are Americans
- Enriching and unique personal experience
- Guaranteed to learn English
- Kids have lots of fun every day. They practice sports and participate in so many different activities
- Safe environment, amazing nature
- Kids of same ages and similar interests
- During the summer; not disturbing the school year
- Children build self-confidence and self-esteem, become more responsible, become more independent, develop long-life skills, get over challenges, make friends for life, learn to be more tolerant and to respect others.
- Screen-free environment. Kids learn to engage with others, play and have fun away from technology.
How will I communicate with my children during the summer?
Each camp has its own communication policy. Traditional letters are the best way to communicate with your children. Children love to receive letters while at camp. The camps encourage them to write home at least once a week. Some camps provide an email service. Others allow campers to call home once.
How often is the laundry done?
Laundry is done once a week; campers need to pack for 8-10 days.
Can they bring electronic devices?
Cell phones or electronic devices can be used ONLY during travel days. Children must turn them in when they arrive at camp. Electronic devices are not allowed at camp.
How is the food at camp? What if my child has a food allergy?
Balanced meals are made at camp every day. There are always different options available. Fresh fruits and salads are offered every day. Most camps are able to accommodate a variety of special diets. Please let us know about your child’s needs before they are enrolled.
What is the camp lice policy?
All camps have a very strict no nit/lice policy. Head lice infestation is a problem in any communal setting where children are in close contact. It is considered an infectious disease. Children will be carefully checked for head lice on their first day at camp. Any child arriving with nits/lice will be isolated from the group. The Camp will treat the child. The cost is not included in the camp tuition.
What happens if my child gets sick or is injured at camp?
All the camps have an infirmary open 24/7. If a child gets sick, the medical staff will apply her/him a treatment. If necessary, the child will be taken to the nearest hospital.
Does my child need to bring any money?
We recommend parents to provide some pocket money. Children may use it in excursions or at the airport. We suggest between $20-$100.
Parents are not required to travel with their children.
We arrange transportation and make plane reservations with no additional cost to all the campers. To those families who would rather purchase the plane tickets by themselves, we provide the specific flight information.
We place a chaperone on the flights that have a minimum of 10 campers. For all the other flights, parents may hire the Unaccompanied Minor service of the airline.
We arrange transportation from the airport to camp, and around trip. Parents may also drive their children to camp or pick them up on designated dates.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST*
- 5 Shorts
- 7 T-Shirts
- 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirts
- 3-4 Bathing Suits
- 1 Bathing Cap
- 8-10 Socks
- 8-10 Underwear
- 2-3 Sweatshirts
- 2 Long Pants (kakis)
- 1 Sweatpants
- 2 Sleepwear
- 1 Jacket
- 1 Raincoat
- 2 Sneakers
- 1 Converse/sandals/boots
- 2 Flip Flops
- 1 Water boots or Crocks
- 1 Laundry Bag
- 3 Towels
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Permanent Marker
- Paper, pens and envelopes (with the addresses written on them)
- Sunscreen cream
- Mosquito Net, camera and racquet (optional)
*This list is to be used only as a guideline. Each camp has its own requirements and specifications. Some camps require a uniform. Most of the camps ask to purchase some items with the camp logo on it. These clothes should be ordered online and they need to be shipped directly to the camp.
- Every item must be labeled with the camper's name and last name.
- Campers can only use cell phones or electronic devices during their trip to camp. Once at camp, the campers must give all electronic devices to their camp counselors. Cell phones, E-Readers, Tablets, Video Games, or other gadgets that have Internet access, are not allowed at camp.
- Please do not send your children with expensive jewerly or watches.
Camp tuition should be paid directly to camp by wire transfer, credit card or check (method of payment varies by camp). A deposit must accompany the enrollment form. Parents may pay the balance in full, in two installments or monthly installments. The remaining balance must be paid before May 1st.
Camps Overseas fee should be paid by wire transfer.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CAMPS OVERSEAS OFFERS: detailed information about each camp, advises about the best suited camp for each person, arranges flight reservations, enrolls the child in the selected camp, and assists with all the paper work. We have a chaperone on flights when there is a minimum of 10 children flying on the same flight. We supervise the children while they are in the US. The Camps Overseas fee is 475€ + VAT.
REGISTRATION: Your child’s registration is complete when the camp has received the application and the deposit.
FINAL PAYMENT: The total fee must be paid before May 1st.
CANCELATIONS: All cancellations must be communicated by registered mail, fax or email. Camps Overseas abides by the cancellation rules established by each camp.
The Camps Overseas fees of 475€ + VAT is not refundable under any circumstances.
NOT INCLUDED ON THE PRICE:
Plane ticket and transportation from the airport to the camp.
Escort on the flight: We provide an escort service on the flights with at least ten participants. In all other cases, if the student is a minor, traveling with a chaperone from the airline is recommended.
Depending on the camp, there may be several activities and additional options that can be chosen (golf, horse riding, hiking, Mass attendance, bed linen rental...).
Personal expenses such as pocket money or specific equipment required by some camps.
Some camps require uniforms.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The participant is obliged to follow the rules and regulations of the camp and must act in accordance with ethics and customs of the country where he/she is staying. In cases of repeated misbehavior or failure to comply with the rules, the participant will be returned to his/her country. All expenses incurred in the return trip and restitution for damages caused to third parties shall be borne by the participant’s parents or guardians.
The use of cellular phones at the camps is strictly prohibited.
Payments are non refundable if a camper decides at their discretion to leave the camp.
The organization, operation and services offered at the camps are the sole responsibility of the entity that provides them.
Camps Overseas acts as an intermediary between the camp and the participant. We work only with renowned and prestigious institutions.
If a camper returns to a camp in s subsequent year(s), they are required to inform Camps Overseas.
Registration at the camps offered by Camps Overseas imply full acceptance of the above conditions.
Camps Overseas will take care of all claims submitted in writing.
Medical insurance and travel insurance: Camps Overseas is not liable for personal injuries that the campers may suffer during their participation in the selected camp and related activities. All participants must have an insurance policy that covers all the expenses that might incur by accident or disease during his/her stay abroad. In the case of a camp within the EU, it is recommended to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). On the assumption that the student would be required to receive medical treatment, be admitted to a hospital, and/or perform surgery on him/her without being able to contact the parents or guardians, the camp board is authorized to take the measures they deem appropriate, after consulting the medical personnel.
Passport: All participants need a valid passport.
Visa: for Europeans is called the ESTA. It can be obtained on line paying 14$
ACCREDITED A.C.A MEMBERS
All the camps we work with are accredited by the A.C.A. (American Camping Association). A.C.A accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.