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Camp Gear & Ad-Ons
To purchase items in the camp store you can either add each item to your registration cart at https://tumbleweed.campbrainregistration.com or fill out this order form here. and we will follow up with billing. All items are ready for your camper on their first day.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I need to cancel after I register?
How will campers be grouped together?
I can see that Tumbleweed has been open straight through since July 2020. How did you know it was safe to reopen and stay open during the pandemic?
How will campers get to and from camp each day?
Campers can either be dropped off and picked up at Tumbleweed or you can take the bus from a meeting point. Transportation from any given stop is not guaranteed. Due to COVID restrictions, we may be eliminating and/or consolidating stops prior to summer. If transportation from a particular stop is a dealbreaker for you, please do not register until closer to summer, as refunds will not be given due to transportation changes. Check out where our buses might be this summer.
How to I register for camp?
For 2021, campers are required to sign up for consecutive, full weeks of camp (Monday through Friday); you can choose as many consecutive weeks as you’d like between June 14 and August 13.
What happens when we arrive at camp?
Whether your camper arrives at camp by bus or you drop off your camper each day, a staff member will greet your car in the parking lot. We’ll ask you some questions about potential symptoms and COVID exposure and check your child’s temperature, and then they will either get onto the bus or we’ll bring them to their group. Parents/guardians will not be allowed to park or exit their cars this summer or get on the bus for any reason, including on your child’s first day of camp.
What does a typical camp day look like?
Each day, your child will participate in five different activities, including swimming, with their group. You can check out some of the activities we do at camp here. We change up the activities each day so that campers get to experience all of Tumbleweed.
Will activities be the same this year?
Can I visit camp? Can I come with my child on the first day?
While we can't allow visitors during camp, we highly recommend coming to take a private tour BEFORE the summer. Schedule yourself a private tour at camp with one of our camp directors.
What happens if my child gets sick? What if someone in their group does?
What about masks?
All of our staff will be wearing face coverings at all times, except while in the pool. LA County’s guidance is also requiring campers to wear masks, and we do too! Please send your child to camp with a cloth face covering.
Do you have any discounts?
Because of our limited number of spaces for this summer, we aren’t able to offer any discounts, camperships or financial assistance. If you had registered for camp prior to our suspension and didn’t receive a refund, we’ll apply the rate you paid at the time you initially registered.
How will lunch and snack work?
As usual, you will send a lunch with your camper each day. We recommend sending some extra snacks this summer as well. We already discourage campers from sharing food, because of allergies, and that’s been a recommended practice to continue in 2020. We’ll provide an afternoon snack.
What about Twilight Riding / Overnights / Extended Care?
We're working on plans for these programs, in hopes that we'll be able to offer them again this year. We'll keep you posted!
What should my camper bring each day?
Please send your camper with two face coverings (one to wear and an extra), a towel, bathing suit, lunch (plus extra snacks), reusable water bottle, and sunscreen. We have extra face coverings, water bottles and sunscreen at camp so if you forget that, we've got you!
This is my campers first day at camp. What if they don't know anyone?
Camp is the BEST place to make new friends. The vast majority of our campers come to camp not knowing anyone. Because of this, we specifically train our staff in creating welcoming communities and lots of oportunities to make friends. Tumbleweed is a unique place where your child will make special CAMP friends that they will look forward to seeing year over year - wonderful friendships that are different than any other they will make at school or in sports.
What are the hours of camp?
Camp is generally open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. During the summer, campers get dropped off between 8:30 and 9:30 and are picked up between 3:30 and 4:30. We are usually open during the non-camp season Monday - Friday except for select holidays.