SUMMER CAMP DETAILS
What are the differences between Signature Camps and Specialty Camps at Fort Wonder?
Fort Wonder Signature Camps are weeklong, full-day (9 AM – 3:30 PM) camp programs. Each Signature Camp session features a wonder-inspiring weekly theme, and campers engage in unique scholastic, arts and athletic activities that are congruent with that week’s theme. Campers are divided into groups by age, and activities are tailored to be developmentally appropriate for each group. Each Signature Camp has a particular grade-range for participants, from Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade (2024 - 2025 academic year).
Fort Wonder Specialty Camps are weeklong, half-day camp programs (9 AM – 12 PM or 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM) where campers can immerse themselves in a specific topic related to academics or fine arts. Specialty Camps are hosted by Fort Worth Country Day faculty/staff and select educational professionals from the Fort Worth community. Each Specialty Camp has a particular grade-range for participants, from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade (2024 - 2025 academic year).
What should my camper bring to Fort Wonder?
Campers should bring a refillable water bottle and a nut-free snack. Campers are strongly encouraged to wear sunscreen to camp and are welcome to bring additional sunscreen for reapplication throughout the day. Campers who are attending a full-day Signature Camp or a morning and an afternoon Specialty Camp during the same week should bring a nut-free lunch. Please make sure you label everything with your camper’s name!
What should my camper wear to Fort Wonder?
Campers should dress in attire that is comfortable and suitable for a wide variety of activities. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for all campers. Campers are encouraged to apply sunblock prior to arrival at camp.
How do I register for camp?
Visit our registration portal to complete your online application and submit your tuition payment. Completed registration forms and fees for all Fort Wonder programs are due in full prior to the start of each program. Early registration is encouraged, as program sizes are limited. A camper is not considered registered until online registration and full payment are received.
What is the deadline for registration?
You can register for Fort Wonder Camps until 5 PM on the Thursday before a session starts (pending availability). Unfortunately, in the interest of keeping campers safe and due to camp logistics, we are not able to accept registrations after this deadline.
The camp I wanted is sold out. What should I do?
If your preferred camp is sold out, please feel free to sign up for the waitlist for that program. There is no fee associated with the waitlist, and there is no obligation to enroll should you be given the opportunity from the waitlist.
I’m on a waitlist; what happens if a space becomes available for my camper?
If a space becomes available for your camper, you will be contacted by our office and you will be given an opportunity to enroll in the program.
My camper will not be able to attend the full week of camp, is that OK?
Because our camp curriculum builds upon itself over the course of a week, we do not recommend campers missing days of camp. That said, we understand that summer schedules can be very busy, so if your camper needs to miss a portion of a camp program, we can accommodate that. We cannot, however, prorate the cost of camp programs, and we are not able to offer makeup days for missed portions of camp.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation requests that are submitted in writing by May 1, 2024, are eligible for a full tuition refund minus a $50 cancellation fee per camp enrollment. (This cancellation fee applies to all enrollment cancellation requests, regardless of a camp's registration status.) Tuition is nonrefundable after May 1, 2024. Extended Care fees are non-refundable. Camp fees cannot be refunded or prorated for missed days, including unexpected absences.
Can I transfer to a different Fort Wonder camp?
Pending availability, you can transfer your camper's enrollment to another 2024 Fort Wonder Camp by submitting your request via writing. Tuition differences from one camp to the next will be applied to your credit card on file, and a $10 fee is applicable for each transfer. Transfers are not available after 5 PM on the Thursday before your camp week. Contact us to make arrangements for your camper's transfer to a different camp session.
Is financial aid available for Fort Wonder Summer Camps?
At this time, financial aid is not available for Fort Wonder Summer Camps.
Where do I drop-off my camper?