Why Camp Funtime

We Provide the Best for Your Child

why2At Camp Funtime we strive to be the best of the best when it comes to day camps. Our number one goal is the camper; we have developed a well rounded summer program that is committed to the growth and development of your child. Camp is a place to be silly and have fun; we provide all this in a safe and nurturing environment. Through our developmentally age appropriate activities, campers are learning new skills while experiencing personal growth in a non-competitive atmosphere. Along with our caring and experienced staff we are committed to your child for the summer.

Camp Funtime is proud to be an accredited camp by the American Camp Association. The American Camp Association is an organized group which works towards improving the camp experience for children by being a resource for organized camps. Being an accredited camp, Camp Funtime has to meet over 300 standards for health, safety and program quality of our summer program. Having this recognition ensures the quality of our camp program. Camp Funtime is also a proud member of the Western Association of Independent Camps. Having the opportunity to be involved in these two great organizations gives the Camp Funtime team many learning opportunities through attending conferences throughout the year as well as having numerous resources and support from fellow colleges in the camping community. Camp Funtime is proud of its accreditation and member ship with these two organizations.

The mission of Camp Funtime is to provide a well rounded summer program for children, enabling them to learn new skills and experience personal growth in a safe and secure environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Where are you located?

Camp Funtime is located at the Westmark School in Encino on Louise between Burbank and Ventura Boulevard (although the entrance is on Killion Street). Our address is 5461 Louise Ave, Encino 91316.

2. What are the ages of the campers?

We offer programs for children ages 3-13.

3. Do you offer transportation?

Although we do not offer transportation, we are located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and conveniently off the 101 Freeway. We also offer carpool-style drop-off and pick-up so parents do not need to leave their vehicles.

4. What are the dates of camp?

Camp Funtime will run for 8 weeks for the summer of 2014. Camp will start Monday, June 16th and end on Friday, August 8th. Friday, July 4th is a legal holiday and Camp Funtime will be closed.


5. What are the daily hours and do you offer extended hours?

why4Camp starts at 9am (drop-off begins at 8:30am), pick-up is between 3:45-4:15pm. We offer morning extended day care (EDC) from 7:30-8:30am and afternoon EDC from 4:15-6:00pm at an additional fee. Morning or afternoon EDC is $8 per day and both is $12 per day.


 

6. Do you provide lunch, snacks or water?

We do not provide lunch or a morning snack. However, you may choose to order your camper a hot lunch from our lunch program provider Fresh Lunches. Before pick-up, we will provide every child with a fruit popsicle for his/her afternoon snack. You should send your camper(s) with a morning snack, lunch and water bottle each day.

Please click here for more information on Fresh Lunches!

Throughout the day we will provide plenty of water for your child. There are water fountains as well as coolers of water set up around camp. Counselors stop on a regular basis to make sure campers are staying hydrated. It is still recommended that you send your child with his/her own water bottle.

why17. What happens when it is extremely hot outside?

There are usually a few days throughout the summer session when it becomes too hot for our campers to play outside. In these cases we are able to provide alternate activities indoors. To prevent overheating we encourage our campers to drink plenty of water, reapply sunscreen and have trained our staff in recognizing the warning signs to heat-related illnesses.

 

8. What are the ages of your counselors?

Each group is staffed with two Senior Counselors, these staff members are college aged students, at least 18 years of age or older. Groups will also have the opportunity to have a Junior Counselor volunteer in their group. Junior Counselors are high school students who are in our training program; they are learning how to be effective leaders to hopefully in the near future become one of our Senior Counselors.

9. What kind of safety precautions do you take to keep children safe at
Camp Funtime and on Field Trips?

Safety is Camp Funtime’s top concern. We are located in a gated facility and have a security guard at the entrance during camp hours. Group size is limited based on the age of the campers, and our ratios follow the standards of the American Camp Association. Staff Supervisors and the Directors walk around Camp each day to offer their support and guidance to the staff. All staff goes through mandatory training, and the lifeguards and members of the Directors Team are fully-trained in CPR, first aid and AED. Each activity has the means to communicate with the Directors in case of an emergency. We practice multiple drills during the summer including; fire, earthquake and lockdown.

Our Staff Supervisors accompany campers and counselors on all field trips. We use Atlantic Express Bus Company to transport our campers to and from field trips. All transportation is in fully insured buses driven by drivers who possess a special license, as established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. All buses are equipped with seat belts.

10. How many campers are in each group?

AgeGrade in FallMaximum Number of CampersCo-ed or Single-gender
3 year-oldsPreschool12Co-ed
4 year-oldsPre-K*14Co-ed
5 year-oldsKindergarten*16Co-ed
6 year-olds1st grade18Single-gender
7 year-olds2nd grade18Single-gender
8 year-olds3rd grade20Single-gender
9-10 year-olds4th-5th grade20Single-gender
11-13 year-olds6th-7th grade12Co-ed

*If your child missed the cut-off for Kindergarten and is entering into a transitional-kindergarten (Gesher) program, we still recommend that he/she be placed into a Kindergarten group.