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dates & registration

 
Summer Camp 2022

Week-long Sessions June 13 - August 12, 2021

$850.00 per week or less with TFC alumni rate.

Waitlists in 2021 were CRAZY! So we opened registration super early so you can get your spot for next summer.

week 1 June 13 - 17

 week 2 June 20 - 24

week 3 June 27 - July 1

week 4 July 5 - 8* no camp 7/4/22    

week 5 July 11 - 15

week 6 July 18 - 22

week 7 July 25 - 29

week 8 August 1 - 5

week 9 August 8 - 12

Winter Camp 2021

Monday - Friday

Monday - Thursday

$800.00 per week

$680.00 / 4 days

WINTER CAMP 2021

week 1 December 20 - 24 or December 20 - 23

 week 2 December 27 - 31 or December 27 - 30

week 3 January 3 - 7, 2022

 
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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.
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need to cancel after I register?


If you need to cancel prior to May 1, you will receive a refund minus a $250.00 cancellation fee. If you need to cancel after May 1, you MUST notify us by the Wednesday prior to the week you are registered for camp. If you do notify us prior to that Wednesday, your tuition will turn into a credit with Tumbleweed Day Camp that you can use for any of our programs through August of the following year. Please note we will not prorate or provide credits for your tuition if you have to miss less than a full week.




How will campers be grouped together?


Your child will be assigned to an all-gender group of up to 13 other campers of the same age range and two counselors. Maintaining a small group size is very important to us. We know that children will be more likely to make connections with other campers and their counselors will get to know them better! The small group is what we focus on and is what helps everyone make friends and feel like they belong at camp! The makeup of that group will stay constant over the course of the week and from week to week. As always, you can request one friend in your child’s same grade to be in their group.




How will campers get to and from camp each day?


During Summer Camp Campers can either be dropped off and picked up at Tumbleweed or you can take the bus from a meeting point. ​ Check out where our buses might be this summer. If you choose to drive to camp, drop off is between 8:45am and 9:15am and pick up is between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. If you arrive earlier than 8:45, you will have to wait until the gates open. If you arrive after 9:15, we will need you to wait until after 9:30 so that you do not get caught between our bus arrivals. If you need to pick up earlier than 4:00pm, please give us a call so we can coordinate that with you! During Winter and Spring Camp We do not provide transportation for Winter Camp or Spring Break Camp. Generally drop off is between 8:45am and 9:15am and pick up is between 4:00pm and 4:30pm.




How to I register for camp?


Our registration is all online - you can complete an application here! Campers sign up for full weeks of camp (Monday-Friday). We usually have nine weeks of camp each summer and three weeks of camp each winter. You can sign up for as many of those weeks as you like. We HIGHLY recommend signing up for consecutive weeks. Going to camp is similar to starting a new school or even a new job - it would be very difficult to feel comfortable at a new job or even at preschool if you started one week and then did not come back for a month. Multiple, consistent weeks are more like to result in happy, comfortable campers that feel like Tumbleweed is their home away from home.




What happens when we arrive at camp?


Whether they take the bus or get dropped off by car, your child will be personally welcomed by a director each day. The first few days, we'll help them to their group and introduce them to their counselor so that they can start making connections right away. During arrival and dismissal, campers are always with their groups, even when they have free play or an all-camp assembly. This helps them maintain those connections and have a consistent schedule when they are at 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.




Can I visit camp?


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?


We expect families to monitor their campers for symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19 for 14 days prior to camp and throughout their time at Tumbleweed. If your child gets sick, has a fever of 100.4 or higher, or exhibits any other symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please notify us immediately. If your child has had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or have been advised to quarantine, please do not send your child to camp until they’ve completed the quarantine required by Los Angeles County. If someone at camp becomes ill with COVID-19, we will notify you. We’ll then follow LA County’s protocol for cleaning, sanitizing, and possible temporary closure of camp.




Do you offer lunch? Is snack provided?


You have two choices when it comes to lunch - you can pack a lunch for your camper or you can order lunch for delivery through a company called Citizen Sprout. Tumbleweed does not provide any lunch. We do offer an afternoon snack, but always recommend to pack a little extra food for your camper just in case.




What should my camper bring each day?


Summer Camp 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! Winter Camp Just like Summer Camp, please send your child with lunch, snack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and two masks. Unlike Summer Camp, we will most likely not be going swimming and it might be cooler than usual. Please pack appropriate clothing - we are still all outdoors and like to play in (light) rain or shine.




This is my camper's 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 8:45 and 9:15 and are picked up between 4:00-4:30. If you need to drop off your child outside of the morning hours, we ask that you wait until 9:30 so that our buses can clear out of the road. If you have to pick up outside of the afternoon window, please make sure you are here before 3:15. Between 3:15 and 4:00, we cannot allow any vehicles into camp because our buses are in the process of doing dismissal and take up the entire road. We are usually open during the non-camp season Monday - Friday except for select holidays.




Are all your staff vaccinated?


YES! All of our staff - from our owners to our counselors - are vaccinated. It is a requirement of employment here at camp and we encourage all our campers who are eligible to get vaccinated as well!




Do you require campers to have the COVID-19 vaccine?


We know that this vaccine is incredibly safe and effective. So, the COVID vaccine is very strongly encouraged for campers ages 5 to 11 for Winter Camp at Tumbleweed. There's a relatively short amount of time until Winter Camp, and the logistics of getting a shot may be a bit tricky, which is why we're only strongly encouraging the shot for this age group for Winter Camp. COVID vaccines are required for campers 12 and up this winter. We expect that the COVD-19 vaccine will be required for all campers age 5 and up for Summer Camp 2022. Campers who are fully vaccinated don't need to quarantine if they're exposed to someone with COVID, as long as they don't develop symptoms. And of course, the more of our campers who are vaccinated, the less likely it is that anyone is exposed to COVID. If you have questions about the COVID vaccine, please speak with your child's pediatrician.