Welcome to our FAQ page!

 

Here you will find all of our frequently asked questions. Don’t see an answer to one of your questions? Feel free to contact us by clicking the “Contact” page on the left side. (Last updated: 03/23/2022)

  • Will there be field trips this summer?

    • YES! Field Trips are back this summer! They will be taking place on Thursdays. Except that we will not be going to any water parks this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    • There are only three days where we will stay on campus for water inflatables out at the field.

  • Will Middle School be taking field trips this summer?

    • Yes. Middle School will be taking field trips everyday this summer! Three days out of the week will be “fun” field trips and two days will be community service projects where campers will be able to earn community service hours.

  • What does my child need to bring daily?

    • Every campers needs to bring a backpack, a filled water bottle/container, sunscreen, lunch, and a towel/swimsuit (if they are participating in swimming).

  • Is swimming every day?

    • Campers swim everyday except for Thursdays, as we will be going on field trips those days.

  • Why can’t I pack my camper a lunch that may contain nut products?

    • Our church is a nut-free facility, not just our After-School Care and Summer Camp program. Some of our campers are severely allergic to nut products so we want to make sure that everyone is safe and do not have to worry about having an allergic reaction while at camp.

  • Are we able to buy lunch this summer?

    • Unfortunately, we will not offering weekly lunch this summer. On the Thursdays that we will have our water inflatables, you will need to send lunch with your camper.

    • On the Thursday that we have field trips, lunch will be provided unless otherwise stated.

    • Please check your e-mail periodically for any new updates.

  • What happens if I accidentally send my camper with a nut product?

    • They will be asked to not open or eat the nut product. The nut product will need to be placed inside their backpack until they are picked up at the end of the day.

  • It’s my camper’s birthday, can I send them with cookies/cupcakes?

    • All food products that will be shared with a group will need to be approved by ALL administrators beforehand. If you insist on bringing cookies/cupcakes, they need to have the “NUT FREE” label. What most families opt to bring are fruit popsicles. We do have fridge where they can be stored until they are passed out.

  • I forgot to give my camper their lunch! Can I can drop it off?

    • Yes. You are more than welcome to come drop it off but please stay in your vehicle. One of our staff members will come down and get it. All you have to do is call our office at 713-402-5075.

  • What are all of the activities that you all will be doing this summer?

    • This summer, will be doing the following activities: Arts & Crafts, Music & Drama, Club SciKidz, Swimming (everyday), Games in Room, Field games, gym games, Tae Kwon Do, Hip-Hop, Team Sports, and Minute to Win It.

  • What are your counselor to camper ratios?

    • State licensing only requires at least a 1:10 ratio. However, with the younger groups (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade), our ratios fall to 1:7. For the older groups, we are more aligned with what licensing says.

  • Is it safe to have swimming this summer due to COVID-19?

    • We have been planning how to safely have campers swim at our on-campus pool. According to the CDC website, there has been no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is transmittable in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds,  or other treated aquatic venues. We will rotate so all the campers can in the pool.

  • If I do not feel comfortable having my camper participate in swimming, do they have to?

    • Campers are not required to participate in swimming. Those that are not swimming, will be doing another activity with their counselor under the canopy next to the pool.

  • Will there be certified Lifeguards at the pool?

    • There will be at least one certified Lifeguard, that is also CPR/First Aid certified, at the pool for every group at all times.

    • The counselors will also be participating in swimming and will be spread out throughout the pool.

  • My child is not a very strong swimmer but I would like for them to be in the pool.

    • At the beginning of every session, before swimming, the Lifeguards will perform a swimming test to see how strong a swimmer each camper is. Campers will be then categorized from amateurs to Phelps-level swimmers. Campers that are amateur-level swimmers, will need to stay in the shallow end of the pool.

  • My child’s friend will also be attending camp, can they be in the same group?

    • As long as the friend is attending the same grade in the fall, they will be in the same group.

  • It’s my first grader’s first time being at camp, can they be in the same group as their older sibling?

    • Groups are created based on the grade that the campers will be attending in the fall (i.e. if they are going into the first grade in the fall, they will be in Group 1). Due to this, all campers must stay with their grade-level.

  • I changed plans regarding this summer, can I still receive a full refund?

    • The last day to drop and receive a full refund (except registration fee) is May 27, 2022.

  • My camper is sick and will not be able to attend camp, can I get a partial refund?

    • Refunds are only given in a situation where we have to close camp as a whole or a single group due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

  • I know it’s mid-summer and I signed up my child for the whole summer but COVID-19 cases are rising and I do not feel comfortable sending my camper to camp.

    • While we understand your concerns, there is a risk to be considered beforehand whilst deciding to send your child to a summer camp. It is a risk that all of us, including our staff, do take every day. Due to this, we will not refund for this reason.

  • I felt uncomfortable sending my camper to camp last summer and did not pay the rest of our tuition. However, I would like to try again this year. Can I still sign-up?

    • In this scenario, you will only be allowed to sign-up for the current year ONLY after paying last year’s tuition. Otherwise, you will have a remaining balance and not be able to attend.

  • I have to pickup my camper early due to them having a dentist appointment. 

    • You are more than welcome to do this. Just call the office (713-402-5075) and will bring your camper to your vehicle. If you would like to drop them off after their appointment, please call us as well and we will get them from your vehicle.

  • Can I pick-up my child early?

    • Yes, as long it is not Field Trip Day, you are more than welcome to pick-up your child any time you would like.

  • If I miss the bus on Field Trip day, can I drop them off at the field-trip location?

    • No you may not. We do not allow this. This will result in expulsion from our camp. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • I am dropping off my camper late because of eye doctor appointment.

    • You are more than welcome to do this. Just call the office (713-402-5075) and will come and get them from your vehicle.

  • My child needs tutoring during the summer. Can they have a place reserve so they can work on academics? It’s only twice a week for an hour.

    • Pending

  • How does my camper qualify to be a CIT?

    • They must have at least attended camp for two summers, be going into 9th grade in the fall, and be recommended by their counselors. After that, we will send out CIT invitations to those that qualify, with further instructions.

  • What is St Luke’s doing in regards to COVID-19?

    • We are taking every precaution to keep all campers, families, and staff safe. This includes, hand-sanitizers in every room, bathrooms cleaned every 30 minutes, teacher cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and nightly deep cleaning and fogging with EPA approved disinfectant. The maintenance team at St. Luke’s have also now upgraded our HVAC system with a Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology that studies have shown a 99.4% reduction rate on a COVID-19 surface strain within 30 minutes.

  • Are St. Luke’s Summer Camp staff vaccinated?

  • An individual tested positive for COVID-19 in my child’s group but they are vaccinated, can they still come to camp?

    • The city’s health department still recommends people that are vaccinated but have been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, to stay home, as they are still able to contract the virus and infect others. Remember, just because an individual is vaccinated, does not mean they are immune.

  • I just received an e-mail informing me that my child’s group has closed for the following session due to an individual testing positive in the group for COVID-19. If my child was not present during this past session, can they still attend? They were not exposed to the individual as they were not at camp yet.

    • If your child’s group has to be close due to an individual testing positive to COVID-19 but they were not here, they will not be able to attend as the counselors of their assigned group will not be at camp as they have been asked to stay at home as well.

  • I just received an e-mail informing me that my child’s group has closed for the following session due to an individual testing positive in the group for COVID-19. This is super last minute and I do not have anybody to take care of my child.

    • If this does occur, we do apologize for any inconvenience. However, here at St. Luke’s Summer Camp, one of our main priorities will always be to keep everyone safe, even if it’s just a precaution. As such, we would advise to have a back-up plan. It is unfortunate but we are still living in a COVID world. What we can do, is refer you to another camp to could potentially have spaces available.

  • If there is an exposure to COVID-19, will everyone need to test negative to return to camp?

    • Unless these individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, as long as they are not showing symptoms, they do not need to take a COVID test to return to camp. In any case, we will monitor every one.

  • I just received an e-mail informing me that my child’s group has closed for the following session due to an individual testing positive in the group for COVID-19. I am going to keep her sister, who is also a camper, home. Can I receive a refund for her tuition as well?

    • Refunds are only issued if a group or camp has to close. If the sister’s group has not closed, then we will not be issuing refunds.

  • When camp started, mask were optional and not required. I just received an e-mail saying that you all now will be requiring the rest of summer. I do not want my child attending a camp where they have to wear a mask for eight hours a day. May I please have a refund for the rest of the sessions I have signed for?

    • Please keep in mind that COVID has not gone away completely. In the event that we need to reinstate our mandatory mask policy, we will NOT be issuing refunds for this reason. Ideally, we hope that there will not be any more surges occur, specially during the summer, but that is not guaranteed. If church leadership or government entity tells us that we need implement our mask policy again, we will do so for the safety of everyone at camp.

  • The governor has lifted the mask requirements, does my camper still have to wear theirs?

    • At this point in time, masks will be optional for everyone at camp. However, this can always change. Please check your e-mail periodically for new updates.