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Frequently Asked Questions



List of 23 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I register?

    We offer online registration, where payment must be made in full to be considered complete. After registration, you will receive an email confirmation.
  • If I have more than one child who wishes to attend, do I have to fill out separate registrations?

    Yes. Create an online account for the summer program registration site. Then add each child to the main account. Families can be registered together once the account is created. Please complete an online registration for each camper you wish to enroll.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    You may pay online by credit card (VISA/Mastercard/AMEX/Discover accepted) unless applying for financial assistance.
  • Why do you charge registration fees?

    Registration fees are non-refundable and cover many of the basic services we provide to families, including online registration.
  • Do you provide financial assistance?

    Financial assistance is available for all programs, except sports camps, for families enrolled full-time at La Jolla Country Day School in fall 2019. Families must complete the online registration and select the financial assistance option for payment.
  • Can a portion of a camp be prorated?

    No. The child must be registered for an entire session of a given camp. There are no refunds for absences.
  • Do you offer refunds?

    Yes. A refund of 100% of the tuition for any class can be obtained before Monday, May 18. A 75% refund will be made for refund requests made no later than two weeks before the start of a class. To ensure proper staffing and supplies, refunds after that point in time cannot be offered.
  • Does my child need immunization records for the camp?

    Due to the recent measles outbreaks, LJCDS is requiring proof of immunizations for all children attending summer camp. Please submit your child’s yellow California immunization card or official record with their doctor’s signature and dates of immunizations.
  • My student requires medications during the day. Do I need to fill out release forms for the medications?

    Yes. All students taking prescription medications during summer program hours will need to have a Prescription Medication Administration Release Form filled out in its entirety before the start of classes. No medication will be allowed or given at school until this form is submitted even if the medication was given at school the previous year. Academic school year medications will not transfer over.

    Middle School and Lower School students who need to take medication at school must have a parent/guardian deliver the medication to the school nurse (Jan Capon) in the original bottle together with the signed form above. Upper School students are permitted to deliver the medication and signed form to the nurse themselves.

    Students are not allowed to carry any medications (except with permission from a parent/guardian and the school nurse).
  • Do you offer any before or after camps?

    Morning sessions start promptly at 8 a.m. Students may be dropped off at their classrooms as early as 7:30 a.m.

    Following the afternoon session, we offer an Extended Day service until 5:30 p.m. The afternoon extended day is open to kindergarteners–Grade 8 students attending an afternoon summer camp session. This time will be filled with additional camp activities such as crafts, games and playtime. This Extended Day experience is $12/hour for drop-ins. Families using this service will simply be billed at the end of the week. If you know ahead of time that you will need your child to stay for Extended Day, we encourage you to sign-up when you register for camp to receive our discounted rate of $100 for the whole week (12.5 hours of Extended Day).
  • Do you offer lunch?

    Yes. Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining Services to every student enrolled in camp, including half-day campers.

    SAGE does not serve peanuts or tree nuts. They do not serve products that “may contain,” “are made in the same facility as,” or “made on shared equipment,” or “processed in a facility that also processes” peanuts or tree nuts. Click here for more information on SAGE's approach to food allergies.
  • My child has food allergies. How can I be sure my child will be safe at lunchtime?

    Please indicate your child’s food allergy on the application form. If your child’s allergies are airborne or otherwise severe, we can provide a separate lunch table. Bring any and all emergency medications in the original container before the start of the camp in a labeled bag with the allergy action form. Parents/guardians are required to bring the medication to the nurse’s office. Please do not send medication in your child’s bag.

    Snack is provided at the Early Childhood Summer Program and in some classes. All of our snacks are peanut and tree-nut free. If your child has an allergy or food sensitivity besides nut allergies, we are happy to work with you to make reasonable accommodations for your child.
     
  • Who are the staff members who work at La Jolla Country Day School’s summer program?

    The majority of summer teachers are current LJCDS faculty or long-term LJCDS substitutes. Other staff are professionals in their field and college students.
  • What happens if my student is hurt or injured during the program?

    No matter how many precautions we take, accidents can happen. During our summer program, we have a registered nurse and athletic trainer on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, our counselors are trained in CPR and first-aid. Counselors in camp programs that travel off-campus for field trips are also trained in the use of EpiPen and medication administration. All serious injuries are directed immediately to the camp nurse. The nurse will triage incidents and arrange for emergency transport, if necessary. 

    LJCDS will call parents/guardians or emergency contacts as soon as possible using all the phone numbers that we have on file. All families must provide the camp with a local phone number in the event of an emergency.
  • Do you provide transportation?

    Unfortunately, regular bus transportation is not available to or from La Jolla Country Day School for the summer programs. Transportation will be offered to and from field trips.
  • May a babysitter or friend pick up my child?

    Yes. The pin code provided at check-in must be provided to the summer program staff member present to check out the child.
  • May I visit the campus before the first day of camp?

    We welcome families to visit campus before the start of their summer program. We request that families schedule an appointment by contacting our summer programs office at 858-453-3440 x333 or email at summerprograms@ljcds.org.
  • My child is taking an Upper School course. Can they receive high school credit?

    Geometry offers one semester and full-year academic credit, including grades and comments. If you do not attend La Jolla Country Day School, your school counselor must approve of the summer school course to receive credit.
  • Are the Upper School classes AP classes?

    No. The Upper School classes are not AP classes. Please keep that in mind when registering for Upper School classes.
  • Do children from other schools attend the summer programs?

    Yes, children from other schools in the nation (and globally) attend our summer programs. Our summer programs are open to the public.
  • Do we receive a T-shirt?

    Each student will receive one Summer at Country Day T-shirt with their first class of the summer. Students are encouraged to wear their shirt on field trips.
  • How will July 4 be recognized?

    The summer program is closed on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6, in observance of the national holiday.

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9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-3440

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