FAQs

Campers and parents naturally have many questions about what happens at camp. Let us help you by providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about IGC.

 

IGC Covid-19/Coronavirus Updates

Below you’ll find our IGC updates with regards to the outbreak of Covid-19/Coronavirus. As a small family-run business, we truly appreciate everyone’s continued support and excitement for summer 2020! We look forward to celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics with you all. Be kind, be dedicated, be gymnastics, be IGC.

April 1st 2020 Update:

Important: IGC Summer 2020 Payment Update

We wanted to reach out today and assure you that we are eagerly working towards summer 2020 and continuing to prepare for another awesome summer season! With the outbreak of Covid-19 in mind, however, it is understandable to be concerned and have questions. 

At this time we are moving our ‘Pay in Full’ date to June 1st now to alleviate the hesitation of committing to the summer until you are certain it is going ahead. No payments other than the deposit will be taken until June 1st (previously May 1st). This will allow all our IGC families more time to consider their summer plans without the worry of needing to make full payment on the previous May 1st deadline. And a friendly reminder your camper’s physical form is not due until 3 weeks prior to the session you’re enrolled in, so no need to worry about getting that filled in a haste over this time.

We will send further updates to you as important new information comes to our attention. At IGC, we continue to remain informed by receiving updates from verified sources such as the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and top camping resources such as the American Camp Association. Currently all our policies and protocols align with and exceed current ACA standards. 

As a small family-run business, we truly appreciate everyone’s continued support, and we are looking forward to our 50th summer with you all this year! Celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics Camp is truly celebrating a legacy that is made up of all of you, our IGC family.

March 21st 2020 Update:

IGC Office Update 


We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy & happy over this time. W
e remain incredibly optimistic that summer 2020 won’t be affected and we are continuing to prepare for IGC’s 50th summer, a wonderful legacy made up of all of you. 
 
As a small family-run business, the health and safety of everyone in our IGC family is always the first and foremost concern. In light of this, our wonderful office team will be working from home with refined hours and will get back to your emails as promptly as possible. 
 
We appreciate everyone’s continued support and excitement for summer 2020! We look forward to celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics with you all.   

March 17th 2020 Update:

Important: IGC Summer 2020 Payment Update

We are closely monitoring the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak both in the US and globally and we will continue to keep you updated on how this could possibly affect IGC summer 2020. With that in mind, we remain incredibly optimistic that summer 2020 won’t be affected and we are continuing to prepare for IGC’s 50th summer, a wonderful legacy made up of all of you.

As a small family-run business, we understand there is uncertainty with regard to the timeline of the Covid-19 outbreak causing some hesitation to commit to activities in the summer until you are certain they will be going ahead. In light of this, we have moved our ‘Pay In Full’ date to May 1st. This will allow all our IGC families more time to consider their summer plans without the worry of needing to make full payment on the initial April 1st deadline. No payments other than the deposit will be taken until May 1st 2020. Please visit our website, https://internationalgymnastics.com/dates-rates/how-to-enroll/ for further information.

It is understandable to be cautious, concerned and have questions regarding the Coronavirus’ rapidly evolving situation. We will send updates to you as important new information comes to our attention. We appreciate everyone’s continued support and excitement for summer 2020! We look forward to celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics with you all.

March 12th 2020 Update:

IGC Summer 2020 & COVID-19/Coronavirus

Camp every year is a fun, exciting and important part of the summer season. At the same time, we know there are many community, national and world-wide concerns regarding the Coronavirus. Our priority at IGC has always been our camper’s & staff safety & wellbeing. With that in mind, we understand why we have been getting many questions about the current Coronavirus situation and if it is within your camper’s best interest health and safety wise to send them to camp this summer.

At International Gymnastics Camp, we continue to remain informed by receiving updates from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and top camping resources such as the American Camp Association. Currently all our policies and protocols align with and exceed current ACA standards. We handled the Swine Flu outbreak in 2009 calmly and effectively at camp under the guidance of the CDC as well as remaining in close touch with our local professional hospital staff, and we were assured that they were equipped to support us 24/7.

At this time the most common question is, ‘what if camp needs to be shut down?’. It’s difficult to answer such a hypothetical situation with camp being 3 – 4 months away, but above all else the health and safety of our campers, counselors and staff is our top priority.  Should we receive guidance from the CDC, our state health officials or the American Camp Association that camp should end early due to an outbreak by all means we will adhere and do everything we can to ensure that everybody gets home safely in a well-organized fashion.

We take this outbreak of Coronavirus very seriously but remain optimistic that it will not affect our IGC summer 2020 season. Such as we did with the Swine Flu outbreak in 2009, we will take extra precautionary measures if warranted before campers and staff arrive on site. However, before ultimately changing any current IGC policies with regards to enrollment, payment and cancellations, we will continue to remain informed by verified sources of information such as the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

We highly recommend taking out Tuition Insurance coverage. For more information about tuition insurance, please visit our website, https://internationalgymnastics.com/dates-rates/how-to-enroll/ .

It is understandable to be cautious, concerned and have questions regarding the Coronavirus’ rapidly evolving situation. We will send updates to you as important new information comes to our attention in the coming weeks and months. 

We are looking forward to our 50th summer with you all this year! Celebrating 50 years of International Gymnastics Camp is truly celebrating a legacy that is made up of all of you, our IGC family.

When Can I Sign My Child Up for Camp?

You can sign up for camp any time prior to the session you wish to attend, as long as there is availability. Many of our weeks fill up by the end of March, so early enrollment is always advised. We also offer special early registration rates. Click here to see the available sessions and fees.

What if I Forgot My Password?

If you do not remember your password, click the “Retrieve Password” link to reset your password. For security reasons, entering an incorrect password may lock your account. If this occurs, please call our office at (570) 629-0244 so we can verify your identity and manually unlock your account.

What is the Cost of Camp?

You can click here to view the registration fees and Early Registration Discounts for Summer 2020.

What Time Should We Arrive to Check-In for Camp?

Check-In is on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Please do not arrive earlier than 1:30 PM, as we will be unable to accommodate you. We recommend a 2:30 PM arrival, as it ensures your camper will be settled into their cabin before their 3:30 PM cabin meeting and goal setting time.
If you are going to be late, please notify our office at (570) 629-0244 or email office@internationalgymnastics.com.

What Time Should We Arrive to Check-Out of Camp?

Check-Out takes place on Saturday between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Please do not arrive earlier than 9:30 AM as all campers will still be eating breakfast and you will be unable to enter onto the grounds. If you are going to be late please notify our office by phone (570) 629-0244 and please be aware that you may incur additional charges (as per the additional day charge).

Please note: during the last week of camp there are NO late check-outs available.

What do I need to know if my child will be traveling to camp by airplane?

For safety reasons, International Gymnastics Camp has specific guidelines for camper’s arrival and departure from camp. Unaccompanied minors traveling by air, campers needing airport pick up, and camper arrival and departure times all require special considerations. Please refer to the Parent Camper Guide and coordinate with our office to finalize all transportation requirements.

What is the Check-Out Procedure?

To check-out your child, you will need to:

  1. Show valid photo ID to sign your camper out from their cabin and receive your exit pass.
  2. Stop by the Health Center to pick up your camper’s medication, if applicable.
  3. Visit the canteen to purchase IGC Merchandise.
  4. When you are ready to leave campus, bring your exit pass to the gate.

What is Goal Setting?

We want to make sure each camper benefits from the best possible gymnastics training while they are here. To do that we screen all campers on Sunday when they arrive. Goal setting is a chance for our coaches and gymnasts to work together before they are placed in their groups for that week of training.

How Does the Canteen Work? What Does My Child Do With Canteen Money?

Our canteen operates like a traditional camp store. Campers can purchase merchandise and treats using money in their canteen accounts. Parents can see all purchases by checking via the MY IGC login.

How Do I Get Added to Your Mailing List?

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and automatically receive our promotional materials, please complete our online inquiry form.

Can We Request a Cabin Mate?

Yes, you may put in ONE cabin mate request. Cabin mate requests must be within 1 year of age of your camper as well as be a reciprocated request to be taken into consideration. We do our best to accommodate requests that meet the specified requirements. If we are unable to meet your request, you will be notified prior to your campers’ arrival. Please note cabin mate requests are NOT guaranteed.

What If I Have to Cancel?

If you need to cancel your camper’s enrollment you MUST complete the IGC Cancellation form located under Forms and Documents on your My IGC account. Cancellation form received before May 1st: Refund equals tuition payments less a $150 processing charge per week canceled.
Cancellation form received after May 1st: There are no refunds if the cancellation form is received after May 1st. There are no exceptions. If you are concerned about canceling in this time frame, please look into purchasing Tuition Insurance with your registration. There are no exceptions to this policy, non-refundable fees are non-transferable.

Our cancellation policy covers cancellations for ANY reason including injury. We highly recommend purchasing tuition insurance to cover any cancellations.

What If My Camper Has Food Allergies?

All food allergies must be listed on the Health History Form and you must complete the food allergies form. All meals in our cafeteria are served buffet style if your camper is confident in selecting their meal from the buffet without assistance no further action is required.

If your camper has specified requirements we have a sealed meal service for an additional fee of $175 per enrolled week. Please contact the office for more information.

What If My Camper Has Stress/Anxiety Disorder or Depression?

If your child has been diagnosed with stress/anxiety and or depression disorders, please be aware that IGC is not the best environment for them. We are a resident structured overnight camp with a specialty in gymnastics with multiple daily transitions. If your child is currently taking medication for any of the mentioned conditions, IGC is not equipped to accommodate their particular needs. There are many ACA accredited camps across the country which specialize in meeting these needs and provide a wonderful camp experience. More information can be found at  http://find.acacamps.org/

What If My Camper Has a Behavioral Disorder?

We cannot accommodate children with behavioral disorders. As stated above there are many ACA accredited camps across the country which specialize in serving campers with behavioral challenges. Please refer to the following link http://find.acacamps.org/

What If My Camper Has a Medical Need?

A medical condition requiring specialized individual care cannot be accommodated at IGC. As stated above there are many ACA accredited camps across the country which specialize in serving campers with behavioral challenges. Please refer to the following link http://find.acacamps.org/

Can My Camper Bring Snacks?

No, out of an abundance of caution for other campers’ medical needs and food allergies and to discourage visits from forest animals, we do not allow outside food or snacks on campgrounds.

If your camper requires specific snacks for a medical reason, please contact the office.

What Is Your Behavior Policy for Campers and Parents?

Camper Behavior:

Our aim is to offer a positive and safe camp experience to all campers. Therefore, it is essential that you communicate to your child that we do not accept behavior such as violence, possession of weapons, repeated profanity, disrespect, bigotry, inappropriate sexual behavior, drug or alcohol use, or any other behaviors that are potentially harmful to themselves or to others. They must understand that a consequence of their behavior can mean immediate dismissal from camp. Campers who cannot live within the policies of camp or who are adversely affecting the experiences of other children will be dismissed. If a child is dismissed from camp, no refund is given and parents are required to make arrangements for immediate pick-up. IGC has a Zero Tolerance Policy for all inappropriate behavior. Furthermore, there are circumstances where we have agreed to accept a child with full knowledge of their specific personal challenges. IGC will attempt to take all the necessary steps to make the experience successful but may find that it is impossible to accommodate their needs. If this is the case the camper may be asked to leave for the good of the child and/or the camp community. It is important for you as parents to discuss with your camper, in detail, the camp’s expectations.

Parent Behavior

IGC Parents are expected to conduct themselves in a calm and professional manner, both on the phone and in person. Conduct that is abusive, abrasive or disruptive to employees or other campers and/or their families will not be tolerated and you and your camper will be asked to leave without refund. IGC reserves the right to refuse an application and/or dismiss a camper at any time for reasons which in its sole determination are in the best interest of the camp, including the right to dismiss a child because of disruptive parent involvement.

What If My Camper Loses Something at Camp?

All lost items are taken to the Lost and Found shed daily. Campers are encouraged to check the shed for lost items. Lost and found items are kept for one week before been prepped and donated to charity. We highly recommend labeling all items brought to camp. If we have to mail any lost items to your camper post departure your account will be charged the shipping cost. IGC is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal property of the campers, while in attendance at camp.