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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Registration

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I register?

    Register online here, unless specified in the program description. Register for the grade your child will be entering in fall 2022. Payment must be made in full to hold the spot. After registration is complete, a confirmation is emailed. Classes are subject to change. Registration closes at noon two weeks before the start of each session.
  • If I have more than one child who wishes to attend, do I have to fill out separate registrations?

    Yes. Create one family account on the summer program registration site, then add each child to the main account. Complete registration for each child separately.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    You may pay online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).
  • When is the last day to register?

    Registration closes at noon two weeks before the start of each session.
  • Do you provide financial assistance?

    Financial assistance is available only for families enrolled full-time at La Jolla Country Day School in fall 2022. It applies to all programs except Camp Torreys: Kindergarten and Grades 1–4 and all athletic camps. Families must complete the online registration and select the financial assistance option for payment. For questions about financial assistance, please contact Director of Financial Assistance and Enrollment Management Brian Murphy at bmurphy@ljcds.org.
  • 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?

    A refund of 100% of the tuition for any class can be obtained before Friday, May 13. A 75% refund will be made for refund requests between May 14–May 22. A 50% 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. 

    If a session is canceled prior to the start of the session due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be offered if an alternative session is not available. If a session is canceled due to a COVID-19–related issue, a prorated refund will be provided based on the number of days remaining in the session.
  • How do you change a session?

    Switching a session or changing a week is possible at any time, without penalty, as long as there is availability in the session. Email the Summer Programs office at summerprograms@ljcds.org with your request.
  • What happens if a class is canceled?

    You will be notified 10 days prior to the start of a session if a class has not reached a minimum enrollment and needs to be canceled. Students may choose another course if one is available. If a suitable option cannot be found, a 100% refund will be provided.
  • What is your attendance policy?

    If a student fails to attend, withdraws, or experiences incomplete attendance for any reason, no refund will be made. This applies to all summer programs, including Extended Day.

Health and Safety

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Do I need to provide immunization records?

    LJCDS follows California law (SB 277) and requires 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. Your child will not be allowed to attend camp if we have not received proof of their immunizations.
  • What are your COVID-19 protocols?

    Please visit our Return to Campus webpage for the most up-to-date information.
  • 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.

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

    Students in Grades 6 and under are not allowed to carry any medications unless the Authorization Form for Prescription Inhaler, Diabetic Supplies and more is submitted to the school nurse. Grades 7–12 students are allowed to carry medications as long as the Prescription Medication Administration Release Form has been completed and submitted. 
  • What happens if my child 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.–5:30 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 the phone numbers on file. All families must provide the camp with a local phone number in the event of an emergency.
  • What are the behavior expectations?

    All students registered for the summer program must adhere to La Jolla Country Day School’s policies and procedures stated in the Family Handbook.

First Day, Lunch and More

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Where does my child go on the first day of camp?

    Grades 1–12 drop-off and pickup take place in the Genesee Avenue parking lot located at 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. Check-in at the table on the first day. Upper School students can check themselves in, and if they drive, there is designated student parking in the Genesee lot. Check with security, and they will direct you. 

    After check-in on the first day, students will be directed to:
    • Grades 1–4: The Lower School playground
    • Grades 5–12: The classroom 
    • Torrey Athletics: Meet coaches on Torrey Walk 
  • Do you offer Extended Day care?

    Yes. Extended Day is from 3:30–5 p.m. (M–Th) and 3:30–4:30 p.m. (F). Extended Day is open to students in kindergarten–Grade 8 and includes camp activities such as crafts, games and playtime. The cost is $15/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 your child needs to stay late, we encourage you to sign up when you register for camp to receive our discounted rate of $90 for the week (7 hours of Extended Day). 
  • Are you closed for any holidays?

    Yes, LJCDS will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the federal holiday, Juneteenth, and the week of July 4–8, for the Fourth of July.
  • Do you offer lunch?

    Yes. A boxed lunch from SAGE Dining Services® is offered for all kindergarten–Grade 12 students participating in both morning and afternoon sessions. The lunch break is from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. SAGE does not serve peanuts or tree nuts. They do not serve products that “may contain,” “are made in the same facility as,” are “made on shared equipment,” or “processed in a facility that also processes” peanuts or tree nuts, unless they are able to verify that these products are truly safe. Dietary restrictions will be honored. 

    Students may also bring their own lunches. Please clearly mark names on lunch containers. All campers should bring their own reusable water bottle; refilling stations are available throughout campus. 
  • Do you offer snacks?

    Yes. All Summer at Country Day students will be provided a mid-morning and late-afternoon snack by SAGE Dining Services®. Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks (please do not bring peanuts or tree nuts).
  • 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 and the form to the nurse on the first day of the session. Please do not send medication in your child’s bag.

    Snacks are provided at the Early Childhood Center Summer of Wonder program. 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.
  • May a babysitter or friend pick up my child?

    Yes. The pin code provided during registration must be presented to the summer program staff member to check out the child.
  • Who are the staff members who work Summer at Country Day?

    The majority of Summer at Country Day staff are LJCDS educators. Other staff members are contracted vendors, LJCDS students, alumni and local college students.
  • May I visit the campus before the first day of camp?

    Yes. Families are welcome to schedule a visit before the start of the summer program. Schedule an appointment by contacting our summer programs office at 858-453-3440 x112 or email at summerprograms@ljcds.org.
  • Do students from other schools attend the summer programs?

    Our Grades 1–12 summer programs are open to the public. The age 3–kindergarten programs are only for students enrolled in LJCDS in the fall.
  • Do you provide transportation?

    No. Regular bus transportation from a residence is not available for the summer programs. Transportation will be offered to and from field trips or where stated in the program description.
  • Does my child need a bathing suit for Camp Torreys (Kindergarten and Grades 1–4)?

    Yes. Pack a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for water fun on Fridays.
  • Do Camp Torreys participants receive a T-shirt?

    Yes. Each Camp Torreys: Kindergarten and Grades 1–4 camper will receive one Summer at Country Day T-shirt for each session they attend. Shirts will be distributed on the first day of camp. Grades 1–4 students are required to wear their Summer at Country Day T-shirts on Thursday field trips.

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

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