2013 Camp FAQs
Q: How do I register for a Koa Summer Camp?
A:¬†Registration is easy and online ‚Äî simply¬†click here to register¬†or go to www.KoaSports.org and and at Quick Links select ‚ÄúRegister for Koa Program‚Äù and follow the prompts. Be sure to download the¬†Camp Health Form¬†and mail it in by June 1, 2013.
Q: What is your Summer 2013 camp refund policy?
A:¬†Should you need to cancel your camp registration we can give you a 100% refund up to May 1, 2013. After May 1st, we will give you credit towards another Koa program. You must use your camp credit within 1 year of the issue date. Contact¬†Mindi¬†for assistance.
Q:¬† Will my camper have an opportunity to swim?
A:¬† Campers ages 7 and up (no age exceptions) in Koa‚Äôs Boys and Girls Multisports will have the option to participate in a free swim option at a nearby swimming pool.¬† Your camper‚Äôs group will be bused to nearby Eastgate Swim Club for a swim period once per weekly camp session (Tuesdays or Thursdays). Certified club lifeguards and the Koa counselors will supervise at all times.¬† Campers wishing to swim in the deeper areas will be required to swim a full lap to the satisfaction of the pool lifeguard. No swim aids except for goggles will be allowed.¬† All campers interested in swimming should wear their swimsuits to camp and bring a towel and change of clothes to wear after they finish their swim. Please be sure all towels, swim suits and goggles are clearly marked with your camper‚Äôs name! If the weather is inclement on your camper‚Äôs assigned swim day there will not be a make-up.
Q: What does my camper need to bring each day?
A:¬†Camper‚Äôs should bring a bag lunch and snack each day. We will provide water, and campers should bring water bottles to refill throughout the day. Sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended and we urge parents to liberally apply sunscreen to your camper prior to arrival each day. Campers should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers ‚Äî no sandals or flip flops. Bug spray is optional. If your camper has a swim day, campers should wear their swimsuits to camp and bring a towel and change of clothes.
Q: What should my camper bring to eat?
A:¬†Active campers get very hungry at camp! Please pack a full lunch (whole sandwich, snack, fruit, etc..) plus another item for a mid-morning snack. Campers should bring juice, a sports drink, or water for lunch in addition to a re-fillable water bottle to use throughout the day.
Q: Does my camper need to bring any special equipment?
A:¬†Koa provides the all the sports equipment for our camps, but a camper is always welcome to bring in his or her own. Please refer to the FAQs above regarding Multisport campers and swim days.¬† For the Elite Baseball Camp, athletes should bring in their own gear, including bats, gloves and helmets. We strongly recommend flag football campers bring mouthguards. Field Hockey Specialty Camp girls must bring their sticks, shinguards and mouthguards.¬† Goalies should bring their gear.¬† Cleats are highly recommended.
Q: What should my camper NOT bring to camp?
A:¬†Please leave expensive electronic devices at home (ie. MP3 players, tablets, hand held game devices, cell phones). Campers will not be allowed to use them during the camp day. These devices have a way of getting lost or broken and Koa cannot take responsibility for their loss or damage, nor does our insurance cover their replacement. Campers should not bring any money to camp.
Q: What if my camper is younger (or older for his grade)?
A:¬†For the most part we determine placement based on the child‚Äôs grade in school for the 2012-13 school year. However, we will work with you to ensure you have the best placement for your camper. Contact our Parent Relations Director, Mindi Susskind (mindi@KoaSports.org) with any questions or concerns.
Q: Who will be the camp coaches and instructors?
A:¬†Koa‚Äôs experienced coaches and instructors will staff our summer camps. The majority of our coaches are collegiate athletes with and they have plenty of experience coaching kids. All of our staff are background checked and licensed by the State of Maryland. Many of the campers will recognize much of the staff from other koa sports programs during the year.
Q: What activities will you have in inclement weather?
A:¬†Koa is prepared for every weather scenario, whether it‚Äôs rain, lightening or poor air quality days. We have indoor movies, bingo, charades, and a counselor play ‚Äì just to name a few of our indoor activities!