Children are grouped according to the year in school they will be going into in the fall.
We discourage moving children to other age groups because the planned activities will be appropriate to that age group’s skills and development. Many times during camp, age groups will combine to participate in larger camp activities so siblings and friends in other age groups can see each other.
Our kids groups are supervised by a ratio of 1:10 for our school-aged children and 1:8 for children ages 3-4. One-on-one care can be pre-arranged with the FVC management; see babysitting for rates.
The schedule for time spent in kids groups is as follows:
Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Babysitting is available and provided by the FVC staff. Many guests choose to take advantage of this during the adult-only evening events. Babysitting can be booked on your pre-arrival form or during your vacation. Babysitting rates range from $10-$15 per hour depending on the number of children in your party.
A daily schedule of activities will be provided for parents at check-in with a list of items your child will need to bring each day. We suggest packing a small backpack to hold swimsuits, sunscreen and sweatshirts for evening programs.
We encourage children to stay off cell phones during kids groups unless it is an emergency. If you would like your child to carry a phone to stay in touch with you, we ask that it is kept in their backpack and only used for emergencies.
On Mondays, kids groups (kindergarten ages and up) will travel within the local area for a field trip. Field trip transportation will be by school bus. Children ages 3-4 will participate in field trips around campus and the local walking area.
On Thursdays, kids groups (ages 3 and up) will travel to the local beach. Beach Day transportation will be in 12-passenger vans with car seats and booster seats. California law requires children under 4 years or 40lbs to be in a car seat and children under 6 years or 60lbs to be in a booster seat. We ask parents to provide car seats (arrangements can be made if you did not travel with a car seat). Booster seats will be provided by the FVC for travel on this day.
We ask that children have breakfast with their families before being dropped off for morning sessions. If kids groups are during a lunch or dinner meal period, we will take the children to the dining commons or provide a meal during field trip times.