What happens if my child does not get into the activity she wants?
If the activity group that your child wants is full, you can choose to put them on a waitlist. Below is some helpful information about how our waitlist works for both Junior Venture and Camp Venture. It is highly recommended that you choose an alternate activity first and then go back and add your child to the waitlist. This will ensure your child will have a spot in camp.
When you are at the top of the wait list and a spot opens up, we will contact you to move your child into that activity.
We don’t have the capacity to add spots to enlarge our camp. In order to receive a spot, you must wait for someone else to cancel. Cancellations happen all the way up to a few days before the camp week begins and wait list moves can happen at any time. Although, we are typically able to move the first few kids off each waitlist into camp, some children may not receive a spot from our waitlist.
What should my child wear to camp?
Kids should dress comfortably for the weather. Shoes with backs are strongly recommended because kids will be running around. We do not recommend sending your child in flip flops. Sometimes camp is messy, especially camps with arts & crafts or cooking themes. It’s a good idea to leave your best clothes at home, and wear things that can get messy. If additional clothing is needed for a dress-up day or water day, an e-mail will be sent home to you.
Kids are outside most days. We recommend that you apply sunscreen before your child arrives at camp. We do not apply sunscreen to the kids unless specifically directed by a parent. If your child has allergies to certain sunscreens, please send your child with a separate bottle, labeled with your child’s name. The sunscreen will be stored in the nurse’s office.
What should my child bring to camp?
For most activities, there is no required equipment. The Brooklife campus is a big place and our lost & found grows very large every summer. We tell our kids if you don’t absolutely need it, leave it at home! We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items that are brought to camp. Water stations are available all day. Please leave all technology safely at home. We will ask campers and volunteers that phones remain out of sight, if needed, during camp. If you need to contact your child during the camp day, please call the Camp Registrar at 262-378-4470, and we will help get information to them.
Remember to provide a lunch from home each day, except for Thursday which is our free hot dog day! There is no refrigeration available, so please include ice packs in your lunch box.
Can I sign my child up for a partial week?
Junior Venture and Camp Venture are full week (5-day) programs only. If a camper attends fewer days than the full 5-day week, there will be no refund, credit or discount. We understand that there are so many fun things for your child to do in the summer, and we completely understand if they only attend a couple days during the week. However, we still require payment for a full week of camp.
Are Scholarships or Payment Plans available?
At Junior Venture & Camp Venture, we don’t want cost to keep kids from experiencing camp. Scholarships and payment plans are available upon request. Please contact the Camp Registrar for further details and how to apply.