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.

 

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 April 1st: Refund equals tuition payments less a $150 processing charge per week canceled.
Cancellation form received after April 1st: There are no refunds if the cancellation form is received after April 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.