How will I know if my child has been accepted?
You will receive an acceptance packet with all the information you will need prior to sending your child to camp. You will also receive a call from one of your child’s counselors so that you may ask them any questions you might need answered. If for some reason you have not heard from us by June 1, 2017 please contact us via the website or by phone.
Whom do I contact if I have a question or problem?
You may contact Camp Co-Director Joey Cavazos at 210-698-9485 or Co-Director Zeff Gomes at 210-279-9513 or send an e-mail.
What do I need to send with my child to camp?
An information packet with all that your child needs to bring to camp will be sent with the acceptance letter, but here is the list: toiletries, bedding (sheets, blankets, sleeping bag, etc.), enough clothing for the week, closed-toe footwear, sunscreen.
Who will be there for my child’s medical needs?
Camp Discovery is abundantly staffed with physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners, many of whom your child already knows.
What do I do with my child’s medication that he needs for the week?
You will provide the medical team with all necessary medications at the time of registration. The medications will be stored and handled by the medical team in the Band-Aid-Box (infirmary) while camp is in session.
Can I visit my child during the week of camp?
Unfortunately parents are not allowed to visit during camp. While we are extremely grateful to you for sharing your child with us for the week, experience tells us that allowing campers to not have contact with family members during camp is very valuable.
Do I need to send money with my child?
Your child will have absolutely no need for money during camp.
May I phone to check on my child during the week of camp?
You may contact us to check on your child. However we will not allow you to speak with your child unless it is an emergency, as we do not want to promote home sickness.
Will my child be able to keep their cell phone with them at camp?
Campers are not allowed to have cell phones or any other communicative devices at camp. If it is discovered that your child does have a cell phone in their possession, it will be confiscated and placed in a safe place until camp is over.
Will my child be able to participate in all activities at camp?
Camp Discovery is set up so that every child will have the opportunity to participate in all activities. If there are any physical limitations then the activity will be modified for your child.
What if my child does not want to participate in an activity?
Your child will not be forced to participate in any scheduled activity. We will highly encourage your child to try something new, but we will never force participation.
How does my child’s counselor(s) prepare to provide safe and attentive care for my child?
Camp Discovery is currently experiencing a 94% return volunteer rate. Many have volunteered at camp for years, and approximately 50% of them are former campers. Each volunteer participates in mandatory on-line training, and all volunteers participate in a training at camp prior to your child’s arrival. All volunteers also have a background check done on a yearly basis.