Just click the "Sign Up Today!" button above to access our online application.
How do I sign up for an overnight, XTRA Camp, or horseback riding?
Just click on the “Sign Up Today!” button above, and use the same online application.
What if I need to change my schedule, after I’ve enrolled?
BEFORE May 1, you may make as many changes to your schedule as you like, at no additional charge. AFTER May 1, each camper is allowed 5 schedule changes at no additional charge. A $25 change fee will be incurred for each subsequent change.
What if my child is absent during the summer?
To receive a make-up day in the event of an absence you must call or email the camp office before 7:30 A.M. We do not offer refunds, make-up days or credits for No Shows. Failure to notify the camp office by 7:30 a.m. is considered a No Show.
$161 seems a little steep for me. Does Tumbleweed do anything for families who need some extra support?
We get it – everything in Los Angeles is expensive and getting pricier by the day. That’s why we are here to help you get your camper to Tumbleweed this summer. We understand that most families on the Westside have a household income less than $200,000. If you are one of these families and are hoping to send your child to Tumbleweed this summer, you can register for camp at $110 a day (regular price $161 a day).
What if we need to cancel? Will I get a refund?
If written (email is acceptable) cancellation is received prior to May 1, all tuition less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be refunded. No refunds will be offered after May 1. If a dismissal or withdrawal occurs after May 1, for any reason, we will hold the balance of tuition as a credit for future Tumbleweed services expiring on the last day of camp the following summer.
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Can I request for my child to be in a group with their friend?
A camper may request one friend in his/her grade and group. Friend requests are not guaranteed, but every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate requests. In order for the friend request to be considered, the parents of both friends must request each other on the application. We do not offer refunds or credits if friend requests are unable to be accommodated.
How are the campers grouped together?
Campers are organized by grade level in co-ed groups of up to 16 campers each day. Each group through 4th grade has a counselor, an assistant counselor, and a counselor-in-training.
When will I receive information about my child’s route and group?
We send out an email with your child’s bus route number, driver’s name, pick-up and drop-off times, and camp group during the week prior to your child’s first day of camp.
My child doesn't have a friend to go to camp with, and I'm concerned about signing them up.
Most of our campers actually don't come to camp with friends from school. Our counselors' #1 job is making everyone feel welcome and included in the group, and so they spend a lot of time making sure that your child will make lots of new friends from the moment they get on the bus their first day. Because of this, our campers often make new "camp friends," and get to see them again each summer when they come back to Tumbleweed!
What if my child doesn’t like camp?
Camp is a very different environment than school or home, and our counselors are the best at building a community, creating new friendships, and making every child’s experience a great one. However, some campers simply take longer to transition to the new environment. If your child is struggling with this, please notify the program director as soon as possible. With your support and open communication, we can create a plan to help your child be successful at camp.