Day Camp Specifics
Pre Camp Drop-Off: 7:00 AM–8:45 AM (Walk In)
Official Drop-Off: 8:45 AM-9:00 AM (Wait in Vehicle)*
Official Camp Day: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Official Pick-Up: 3:30 PM-3:45 PM (Wait in Vehicle)*
Post Camp Pick-Up: 3:45 PM-6:00 PM (Walk In)
*On your child’s first camp day of the summer, please accompany them into camp for drop-off. You may drop off in the carpool lane without leaving your vehicle for the rest of the summer. A counselor will escort your child into camp. Note that if you are attending multiple locations, your child must be escorted into camp on their first day at each location.
Late Pick-Up Fee: Kidventure charges a late fee of $1 per minute per child for children picked up after 6:00 pm. If your camper is picked up after 3:45 and is not enrolled in Post Camp, you will be charged $1 per minute remaining after 3:45, or $30 for Post Camp for the week (whichever costs less).
NEW Lunch Program available for DFW!
Our Houston, Austin & DFW campers may bring a lunch each day or participate in our lunch program catered by Healthy Lunch Box in Houston, Java Dive in Austin and Twelve Oaks in DFW. The cost for daily lunches is $34.50/week and may not be broken into individual days. It provides a nutritious and great-tasting alternative to sack lunches. Chicken tender Friday (Houston) or Pizza Friday (Austin, DFW) is included in the lunch program. No substitutions to the menu are available. Daily lunches must be purchased by noon on the Friday before your camp session begins.
You may also choose to purchase chicken tender/pizza Friday a la carte. The cost for chicken tender/pizza Friday is $7.00. The meal includes chicken breast strips served with mashed potatoes (gravy on the side), green beans, roll, and juice,(Houston) or a cheese pizza served with veggies, dessert and juice, (Austin, DFW) and must be purchased and paid for by Wednesday at noon to ensure your camper receives a meal on Friday.
Kidventure also provides snack and drink to our campers each day. All snacks are peanut and peanut byproduct free.
The Official Kidventure T-Shirt must be worn at all times during camp. Every camper will be given two free camp shirts with their initial registration, and additional shirts can be purchased for $15 each from your Kidventure account or from Kidventure staff at your child’s campsite.
Campers should dress for active play each day. Your child should bring or wear the following items to camp:
- Comfortable shorts
- Athletic shoes and socks – no flip-flops or Crocs, please!
- Water bottle
- Hat or cap
- Sunscreen – please apply to your child’s face and exposed areas prior to camp, and we will reapply throughout the day as needed
- Lunch, if bringing your own
- Backpack to keep belongings together
- Other items indicated in your weekly newsletter, such as a swimsuit
Please label everything.
Please keep toys or electronics such as iPods, cell phones, and handheld gaming devices at home.
Our field trips are for Explorers and Leads only. Discoverers do not take field trips, and will remain at camp throughout each camp day. We use luxury tour buses equipped with air conditioning and restrooms (and sometimes TVs!) for all field trips. Field trips are unavailable for viewing at this time. Field Trip schedules coming soon!
Each week, the KV Team will present each camper with an award. These awards are given out on Fridays for honors such as being respectful, showing great camp spirit and helping others. This is a big deal at camp, so look for any ribbons and awards your child might come home with and be sure to congratulate them!
Registration for the 2017 camp season begins on February 8th for Austin & Dallas and February 9th for Houston at 9 AM, and is done through our website. Click on any of the registration links to begin. You will need to either log in using your information from last year, or create a new account if this is your first adventure with us.
We must have a copy of your child’s immunization record on file before they can attend camp. Immunization records are now easily uploaded on the new registration system. If you provided us with an immunization record last summer, please call to confirm it is on file.
Our goal is to make the Kidventure experience the best it can be for your family. We always aim to exceed your customer service expectations. Please call or email us anytime if you have a question, and we will be glad to assist you.
Registration for the 2017 camp season begins on February 8th for Austin & Dallas and February 9th for Houston at 9 AM, and is completed through our website. Click on any of the registration links to begin. You will need to either log in using your information from last year, or create a new account if this is your first adventure with us.
A deposit of $50 per child per camp week is required at the time of registration. There is also a once-per-summer non-refundable registration fee of $35 per camper. We accept only credit and debit cards. We are unable to accept check or cash payments.
All families are enrolled in our mandatory autobilling program upon registration. Payment of the remaining balance for each summer camp week is due 10 days prior to the start of that week. If you have not paid in full by the due date, the credit or debit card on file will automatically be charged the remaining balance.
Sample Billing Calendar for Camp Week Beginning June 5th
At time of registration Pay deposit, registration fee
Thursday, May 25th Autobilling Email Reminder
Friday, May 31 Balance charged to card on file
Monday, June 5th Camp Begins!
Cancellations Made Before May 1, 2017
Your deposits will be refunded in full, or can be transferred to any available camp week(s) of your choosing.
Cancellations Made After May 1, 2017
Cancellations must be made by noon on the Friday one week prior to the start of the week you wish to cancel. If you do not submit your cancellation request by this time, your card on file will be charged for the camp week, including all add-ons, and you will not be eligible for a refund in any amount. If you have paid in full for a camp week and cancel by noon on the Friday one week prior to the start of the week, you will receive a refund for all money paid, less your $50 deposit. Deposits paid toward cancelled weeks of camp cannot be applied to an existing week of camp.
Transfers Made After May 1, 2017
Subject to availability, your deposit for one week of camp can be transferred to an additional (new) week of camp. Transfer requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the beginning of a session.
Submitting a Cancellation Request
Cancellation requests must be submitted to our office in writing, via email or fax.
Health and Medical Information
If your child will be taking medications of any kind* during camp hours, you must fill out a Medical Dosage Form This includes over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Benadryl and vitamins. This form must be turned in to the Camp Director with the medication in its original container on the first Monday your child attends camp. All medications will be dispensed by the Camp Director per the label and your instructions.
Medications abandoned at camp will be disposed of if not claimed in a reasonable amount of time.
*Kidventure does not administer shots. If your child needs medication or insulin injections while at camp, you or another authorized party must come to camp to administer them when needed. We will aid in checking blood levels with retractable needles.
From time to time, children may become ill at camp. Every campsite has a designated First Aid/Sick Station, where the camper will be isolated from other campers and allowed to rest. We will notify you if your child is sick, and in some cases may ask you to pick your child up from camp.
Please call the Kidventure office if you need to contact your child’s campsite. We will assist you in relaying any messages or answering any questions. We cannot provide you with a direct number to your child’s campsite.
You will be emailed a Camp Newsletter the Thursday before each camp week your child is attending. It contains an agenda for the week, field trip info, important things to bring, upcoming events and other camp information. Please review it before the camp week begins!
In the event of severe weather or any other potentially threatening situations, we will make every effort to notify you immediately regarding your child’s safety. Please make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date. If camp closure becomes necessary, we will announce all closures on local television and radio and contact you by email and/or phone. If you have any questions, please contact your Kidventure office directly. We reserve the right to cancel any day(s) of camp due to inclement weather or any other situation which might compromise the safety of our campers, their families, or our staff. We do not issue refunds for cancellations due to these circumstances.
Now you can receive daily blasts from camp, camp pictures and updates in real time. All, sent right to your text. It’s called Remind and you can opt in today.
1. Text number “81010” it will then prompt you to enter in the “class (aka handle)” you would like to join.
2. Put in the class(es) you would like to join example: @kvstm
3. You will now be receiving updates from that “class”
Austin Camp Handles
Camp Steiner: “@kvsteiner”
Camp Rough Life: “@kvrough”
Camp Westlake: “@kvwestlake”
Dallas Camp Handles
Camp Frisco: “@kvfrisco”
Camp St. Pats: “@kvstpat”
Camp White Rock: “@kvwhtrock”
Camp St. Mark: “@kvstmark”
Houston Camp Handles
Camp St. Paul: “@kvstpaul”
Camp Faith Lutheran: “@kvfaith”
Camp STM: “@kvstm”
Camp St. Theresa: “@kvtheresa”
Camp St. Marks: “@kvstmarks”
Camp Sienna: “@kvsienna”
Camp FCC: “@kvfcc”
Camp Regis: “@kvregis”
Camp West U: “@kvwestu”
Camp Heritage: “@kvheritage”
Camp Ascension: “@kvasc”
Camp John Paul II: “@kvsjp2”
Camp Towne Lake: “@kvtl”
Camp Big Little School: “@kvbls”
Camp Riverstone: “@kvrivstone”