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 us about a Campership.

Can a Child Attend for Just One Week? Yes! But, your child must attend 4 weeks (in total) of camp in order to qualify for our partnership with US Bank and open an Individual Development Account.

What is your Camper/ Staff Ratio? We have at least 1 staff person for every 8 campers.

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 cancelled.

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.

When Does the Overnight Camping Trip Happen? Typically we go camping the last two weeks of each session of summer camp!

Is the Camp Staff Trained in First Aid and CPR? Yes! Everyone from our Counselors and Specialists to our Counselors-In-Training (CIT’s) and any consistent volunteers!

How do I register my child for camp? You can sign up for Camp ANV online, using our registration links. Registration is easy, and now you can register your child for multiple programs conveniently. Payment by credit card is required. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted.

When does registration open?

  • Thanksgiving Break HoliDay Camp Registration is OPEN!
  • Winter Break HoliDay Camp Registration is CLOSED!
  • Spring Break Mini-Camp CLOSED!
  • Summer Camp ANV OPEN!

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 us at (510) 838-CAMP(2267) or email our Camp Director, Nataly Ortiz.

Are Parents Allowed to Visit Camp? ABSOLUTELY!! We welcome family visits, helpers and chaperones at any time, on any day! 

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

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. Special 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 special 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, Nataly Ortiz 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 extended 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. During our Summer Camps, we can accommodate a maximum of 60 campers.

How do I drop off my child for camp? Tassafaronga Recreation Center has a small parking lot. Drop offs are done through a drive-through procedure and there is generally plenty of parking available when you come inside to sign out and pick your child up!

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 refundIf 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.

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 Parent Manual.

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.

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 other campers and families. All Showcases are free for our campers and families.

How will my child be assigned a group? Camp ANV divides our campers into groups depending on their age. Depending on how many youth participants we have, they may be assigned to one of two or three groups based on how many campers we have of similar ages.

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

Download our Camp ANV Parent Manual

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

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