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Questions Often Asked

FAQ's

 


Q: I registered online, but I didn’t get a confirmation or invoice?

A: It takes a day or two to process a registration and then you will be e-mailed an invoice.  The invoice is confirmation that your registration was received


Q: I received my invoice, how do I pay?  

A: Invoices can be paid three ways 

  • For the cost of a stamp - A check can be mailed to our P.O. Box
    • Surf and Turf Adventure Camp

P.O. Box 43461

Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Paypal (Paypal adds fees) or Credit Cards can be used on our SIGN UP Page. Click “Buy Now” on the week you signed up. You can also pay in installments (Bottom of the Page). 

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Q: I didn’t get a schedule for my camper’s week yet?

A: An e-mail with details about the camp week typically come out the week before camp starts, but you can view detailed schedules online at https://www.surfandturfcamp.com/ under “schedules.” 

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: We are happy to work with families on payment plans; we just ask that the full balance be paid by the time camp starts.

Q: Do you offer Scholarships?

A: There are a certain number of scholarships (Half, Full, and Percentage) depending on the time of year.  A request can be made to John & Tim at the camp e-mail surfandturfmontclair@gmail.com 

Q: If my plans change, can I get a refund?

A: If you let us know within a reasonable amount of time we can usually give a refund or possibly reschedule the camper for another week. 

  • Where does the camp leave from?
  • The camp bus leaves from Edgemont Park, right in from of Edgemont School.
  • When do you leave each day? 
  • Our normal departure time is 8:45am, but double check the itinerary for the week as we occasionally leave early.  Our return time fluctuates since we have a different destination each day, but we aim for 5:30 on a typical day and post updates on our Facebook page. “Surf and Turf Adventure Camp -Montclair, NJ” 
  • Does every camper need a waiver?
  • Yes, each camper needs a General Surf & Turf Waiver each year.  It can be downloaded from our website at (INSERT LINK) Waivers can be scanned back to us or mailed to our P.O. Box 43461 Montclair, NJ 07043
  • My child joined with a friend, can they be together? 
  • Yes, we allow campers to pick their own group.  If they are somehow separated just have them alert a counselor and we will fix it. 
  • Who do I talk to about my child’s allergies?
  • An e-mail to the attention of Emily at surfandturfmontclair@gmail.com with a description of the camper’s allergy plan will ensure that the information is shared with the appropriate people.  Within our staff are EMT’s, Lifeguards, and many people trained in the use of Epi-pens. 
  • What does my child need to bring everyday?
  • The Surf and Turf Basics: Reusable water Bottles (we bring a large water cooler), Bathing Suit, Towel, Rain Poncho, Sunblock, Bug Spray, Change of Clothes, and a Packed Lunch or money to buy it along the way.  We sometimes make unplanned stops, so always be ready.  
  • What does my child need to bring on Overnights?
  • Each Trip varies depending on the destination, but in general the Surf and Turf basics plus (for far away trips):
  • Passport/ Letter of Consent (out of the country)/ Waiver/ Behavior Form, Wallet/ Souvenir Money, Phone and Charger, Sweatshirt/hoodie/sweater, Glasses or contacts with case and solution, Sunglasses, Plastic bags (for storing clothes that get dirty, motion sickness emergencies, etc.), Pajamas, Shirt, Pants, Shorts, Shoes, Tissues, Prescription Medications, Underwear, Socks (1 per day + 1 extra), Comfortable sneakers, Light jacket, Hat, Shampoo/conditioner/soap, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Comb/hairbrush, Deodorant, Feminine Toiletries and a sleeping bag (unless we are at a hostel).
  • How do you manage meals for overnight trips?
  • When we are traveling we typically have breakfast included where we are staying or bring in groceries for the campers.  Of the other two meals, one is covered by the camp and one is covered by the camper.  For instance, they may be given a choice of places to buy their lunch and for dinner, we sit down for a group meal at a restaurant. In summary, we provide breakfast and one additional meal and the camper pays for the third meal which is usually lunch.  
  • Do the kids need to bring lunch or money?
  • Sometimes buying lunch is half the fun for kids, but if a camper is a picky eater or has severe allergies they can choose to pack a lunch. It is always a good idea to pack a small healthy snack for the bus ride or hike. We also provide snacks on the bus. 
  • Who are the counselors?
  • Our senior staff is made up of a number of certified Renaissance teachers. Our younger counselors and CITs have been hand picked and have proven themselves to be trustworthy and fun. See staff bios at https://www.surfandturfcamp.net/staff.html 
  • How does the camp manage Junior Campers?
  • Junior campers are put together as a group and sit near the front of the bus close to adult counselors or depending in the week, they may ride on a separate junior van.  Their schedule MAY be changed slightly, but while they will experience everything as a regular camper, they have more supervision at times when older campers have “free time,” such as during lunch. Juniors are never without a counselor or CIT (Counselor in Training). They may be left to eat with a large group though to avoid embarrassment.  
  • How can my child become a CIT (Counselor in Training)?
  • At the age of 16, a person can apply to become a CIT via an e-mail to John at surfandturfmontclair@gmail.com Not everyone can become a CIT.  We are looking for responsible, motivated, energetic, and kind hearted young people to train as CIT’s.  Staffing schedules typically start around January, so if it is something you’re interested in let us now early. 
  • What do I do if my question isn’t on this list?
  • Call us! (201)785-7873 We’re happy to talk through anything you need, but its best to call during evenings or weekends and not during school hours ;) 

Surf and Turf Juniors

      Junior campers are put together as a group and sit near the front of the bus close to adult counselors or depending in the week, they may ride on a separate junior van.  

     Their schedule MAY be changed slightly, but while they will experience everything as a regular camper, they have more supervision at times when older campers have “free time,” such as during lunch. Juniors are never without a counselor or CIT (Counselor in Training). They may be left to eat with a large group though to avoid embarrassment.  They are still watched. 

     We prefer campers in this group are ages 9-11. Next year, we will have available week specializing in Junior activities.  

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