Camp ANV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

Is there an income requirement/maximum? Nope! Camp ANV accepts kids from any and all income levels! If cost is an issue, please email about a Campership.

How do I register my child for camp? You can sign up for Camp ANV online, using our registration links. Payment by credit card is required. Visa, Mastercard, Discover are accepted. Again, we never turn a child away for lack of funds, so if cost is an issue please reach out to for a Campership. 

I have questions about registration. Who do I contact? Please call us at (510) 838-CAMP(2267) or email our Camp Director, Sydney Dvorak at

What ages are eligible to attend? All of our camps are available for kindergarten through eighth-grade campers. Our youngest participants must be currently enrolled in a kindergarten class or transitional kindergarten program. If you register a camper who is ineligible to participate, your registration will be canceled.

Are the campers separated by age? Yes! However, because the age of our campers changes dramatically each season, we divide the youth into even groups to be able to move them easily through the camp clubs.

How will my child be assigned a group? Camp ANV divides our campers into groups depending on their age.

Can a child attend for just one week? Yes! But, your child must attend 18 days (in total) of camp in order to qualify for our partnership with US Bank and open a 529 Educational Savings Account.

My child requires assistance. May I accompany my child to camp? Classes are designed for children to participate independently; however, parents are allowed to stay with their children. If your child has diagnosed special needs and is unable to participate without an aide, please contact us to discuss accommodations. You can reach our Camp Director, Sydney Dvorak via email at or call (925) 785-5131.

My child wants to attend camp with a friend. Will they be in the same group? Each camper may request friends to attend camp with them during the registration process. Friends must register for the same session dates and the same program, and both children must request each other. We will do our best to place friends in the same group, but please know we will encourage participants to make new friends and to ensure campers who come without a special friend feel included.

May I transfer my child from one camp session to another? If you contact us more than 8 business days before your child’s camp session begins—and space is available in the desired session—there is no fee or penalty for transferring from one session to another. We are unable to make transfers within eight days of a camp session. Call (510) 838-CAMP(2267) or email our Camp Director, Sydney Dvorak at to request a transfer.

Note: If you register for a new session online before you cancel your original registration, the standard cancellation fees apply.

How do I register my child for extended care? You can sign up and pay for before and/or after care when you register for Camp ANV. Each service is $25/week/child. If you wish to enroll in both, it will cost $50/week/child.

How many children can you accommodate? Our Fall, Winter HoliDay, and Spring Break Camps can accommodate a maximum of 50 campers before, during and after camp. Regrettably, if all spaces are booked, we cannot accommodate additions, however we can add your child to a waitlist in case of cancellations. During our Summer Camps, we can accommodate a maximum of 200 campers.

What is the process for drop-off and pick-up? We typically use a drive-through drop off procedure in the mornings. You can drop your child off anytime between 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Upon arrival, your child will be checked in through our online system; they will be given a name tag, and the parent/guardian will receive a security badge. A Camp Counselor will escort them to their group! At pick up, please bring your security badge with you. A camp staff member will be stationed at the front of the campus, ready to scan your security badge and check your child out.

Are any portion of camp fees refundable? Cancel 10 business days or more before the first day of your child’s camp session, and receive a refund equal to 90% of the total balance. Cancel 7 to 10 business days before the first day of your child’s camp session, and receive a refund equal to 50% of the total balance. A cancellation made less than 7 business days before the first day of your child’s camp session, is not eligible for a refund. If you take advantage of our two-payment plan, the percentages above apply to your total camp fees, not the deposit paid.

Are refunds available for absences? No refunds are issued due to camper absences, including absences due to illness.

May I transfer my child’s registration to another party? Registrations are non transferable.

What is your camper:staff ratio? We have at least 1 staff person for every 8 campers.

Is the camp staff trained in First Aid and CPR? Yes! Everyone from our Counselors and Specialists to our Junior Counselors (JC’s) and any consistent volunteers!

How do you select your instructors? We’ve carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected instructors and counselors! Every staff member is personable, patient and fun! For added peace of mind, all of our staff are required to pass a thorough background check.

When does the overnight camping trip happen? Typically we go camping the last weekend of the summer camp season!

Are parents allowed to visit camp? ABSOLUTELY!! We welcome family visits, helpers and chaperones at any time, on any day! 

Is camp canceled when weather is bad? No, camps are conducted rain or shine unless notified otherwise.

How can I learn more about camp details, including what my child should bring? Please download our Family Handbook.

What is the Showcase program and how can I be included? Camp ANV’s Showcases are a fun, casual way to meet and play with other campers and families. All Showcases are free for our campers and families.

Does Camp ANV have an immunization policy? Yes! Read our policy here.

Download our Camp ANV Family Handbook

Find out more about our camps and other programs at WWW.ANVFARM.ORG

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