To Be Added to a Wait ListIf a session is marked as (Full)
, add your child to the waitlist option on the registration page. Please be prepared to include the following information and if a spot becomes available you will be contacted:
- Your name
- Your home phone number
- Your cell phone number
- Your child's name
- Your child's birthdate
Summer Camp Cancel & Refund Information
TNC will be sharing the financial risk during this unique time. If there is a confirmed COVID-19 exposure and the Health Department closes camp we will determine refunds on a case-by-base basis depending on the severity of the closure.
These policies are necessary to cover the costs we incur when we commit to you to have camp available this summer. TNC is a non-profit independent nature preserve and we need financial policies that provide some budget stability to keep us running.
- A $50 processing fee applies to all refunds.
- Membership is a tax-deductible donation with year-round benefits, and is non-refundable.
- Full tuition refunds will be given for cancellations with 6 weeks notice (minus the $50 processing fee).
- No refunds or credits will be given with less than 3 weeks notice. In this instance, a tax receipt will be issued to you indicating that the program fee was converted to a charitable donation.
- Switching camp weeks is allowed depending on availability and at the discretion of the Camp Director. After June 1, a $20 switching fee will be applied.
- In cases of cancellation due to major illness and/or family emergency, refunds will be assessed on case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Director.
- If a child or household member is COVID-19 positive, that child will not be able to return to camp until cleared by their doctor. A refund will be determined given how many days the child will need to miss camp. If a full week of camp (5 days) is needed then a full refund will be offered minus the $50 cancellation fee.
What should a parent do if their child is going to be absent?
If your child is going to be absent or arriving after 9:00 am for ANY reason, please contact the Nature Center office at (201) 568-6093. You may leave a message if your call is outside office hours — please try to call before 9:00 am each day your child will be absent. Refunds will not be given for absence.
Signs to note if a child is too ill to attend camp?
If a child has a fever over 100°F, diarrhea, vomiting, a sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, a rash, red draining eyes, thick yellow or green nasal discharge, please keep them at home until 24 hours AFTER these symptoms are resolved or a note from your doctor is sent to camp stating that the child can attend. If your child is diagnosed with an infection, it is very important to keep him/her out of camp for at least 24-48 hours AFTER starting antibiotics to prevent the spread of infection.
If the sickness is a COVID-19 related symptom, fever of 100.4 F or excessive coughing or difficulty breathing, child must be fever-free for 3 days without fever reducing medicines, and stay home for 7 days since symptom start. If the child has a negative COVID-19 test then they may return after 72 hours of being symptom-free. Parents will be notified to observe your child and to let us know if they display any symptoms.
Other health reasons a child may not attend camp
A camper who shows symptoms of any of the following communicable diseases will not be allowed at camp without a note from a doctor or specialist:
- Chicken pox
- German measles (rubella)
- Measles (rubella)
- Streptococcal infections (including scarlet fever, sore throat, and erysipelas)
- Whooping cough (pertussis)
- Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum)
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Impetigo (staphylococcus infection)
- Hepatitis infectious
- Head lice (pediculosis)
A camper who is found to have live head lice will not be permitted to attend camp until there are no active lice in the camper's hair, proof of treatment has been provided to the camp director, and until all live and/or dead head lice are removed from the camper's hair.
The presence of nits (the eggs of lice) without active head lice will not prohibit a child from attending camp provided proof of treatment has been provided to the camp director and there is no evidence of active head lice in the camper's hair.