Drop off and pick up will be in the bottom level of the Ridgefield United Methodist Church. When you arrive in the parking lot off to the left is a driveway that leads down a small hill to the entrance to the bottom portion of the facility. This is where drop off and pick up will be, not the main entrance of the building.
Camp Hours are M-F 9am-4pm with free early drop off starting at 7:30 am. The vans leave at 9am so please be early. There are a few days where vans will leave as early as 8am. After Care is available from 4-5:30pm for a fee of $39/week/camper. You can sign up and pay for after care on your first day of camp each week.
Camp dates: June 17th-August 23rd with no camp July 4th or July 5th (we will make updates to the schedule below to reflect the no camp days).
If you are wanting your campers to sign themselves in and out of camp. a hand written note must be hand delivered by the parent to SHAPE staff on site the first day of camp. We only allow Adventure Campers the option for signing in and out with parent permission.
The sign in and sign out procedures will be done by the camp staff. We are putting effort into becoming a paperless organization. We are in a learning phase so your patience is much appreciated.
Safety is our number one priority. Campers are required to wear their SHAPE NW Adventure Camp T-shirt everyday. If you do not have a T-shirt and need to order one, you can pick one up at camp for $14. Please note, campers who are not wearing their camp shirts will not be allowed to attend camp. No exceptions. If your camper has a shirt and forgets to wear it, simply purchase another T-shirt from the staff.
We will inform you if other items are needed for certain events
We will spend time commuting each day and do not mind if campers bring their own things to camp for during those times. Each camper and parent assumes the risk of personal belongings in case of damage, loss or theft. SHAPE NW will not be responsible for any items brought to camp. If a personal belonging becomes a distraction or is deemed inappropriate, we may ask a camper to no longer bring their things.
Our full refund policy can be found online. Refunds for weekly or daily rates must be requested ten days in advance, if you need to switch weeks, a $25 fee may be assessed. $39 registration fees are non-refundable. For the Unlimited Summer Fun option, once your child has attended their first day of camp, no refunds or pro-rations will not be allowed.
The scheduled camp hours are from 9am-4pm. For the courtesy of our coaches, please make it your best effort to be there by 4pm. Late fees may be assessed at the rate of $15 for the first 10 minutes and $1 fee for every minute thereafter. All late fees are paid directly to the coach that is on duty. If you are late, please be proactive in paying your fees and pay your coach that day. Checks can be made out directly to the coach on site.
We have adopted a strict no bullying policy. If for some reason a child has been involved in hitting or biting another camper, or has demonstrated blatant disrespect to others including our coaches, the parent will be notified and asked to pick their child up from camp. Parents will be asked to find an alternative option for their summer needs even after only a single incident depending on the severity of that event. Refunds are not given for kids who are dismissed from camp for bullying or disrespect. Parents, please keep in mind that many days, campers will be off in the wilderness or on a lake, so if your child has recently been disciplined for behavioral issues this may not be the right camp environment as we expect full cooperation for the safety of your kids as well as others.
The Adventure Camp is offering two overnight camping trips this summer. July 18th we will be camping at Battleground Lake and returning by 4pm Friday the 19th. Thursday August 15th is our overnight beach trip and will return Friday the 16th by 4pm. If you would like to opt out of the overnight trip, we will still offer the day camps on those dates. Sign ups for food donations will take place the week of the trip.
See the Adventure Schedule below.