Wonder Camp Policies

Verification of Membership

Membership status will be verified for all class registrations. We will contact you for the additional fee if you register at the member rate and are not a member. If you are interested in becoming a Children's Museum of Sonoma County member, click here or call 707.546.4069.

Age of Campers

All campers must be between 5 years and 8 years of age to attend CMOSC camps.  We make no exceptions to this policy.

CMOSC Wonder Camps are specifically designed to suit the social-emotional development and cognitive needs of children ages 5 - 8 years old. We tailor instruction and guide group dynamics for this specific age group to provide the best camp experience possible.

E-mail Confirmation

Camp billing statements, confirmations and important information will be sent via e-mail. If you do not receive these e-mails, please call 707.546.4069 to confirm the correct e-mail address is on file.

Waitlist

In the event the camp of your choice is full, please sign up for the waitlist online. If an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by e-mail from our registration system and will have 2 days to respond.

Payment

Payment of camp fees are due in full upon registration. We only take credit card payment through our online registration system or over the phone. We will accept payment by check in-person or by mail.

Registration Policies

  • $10 administrative fee for any registration changes at any time
  • $50 cancellation fee: Camp fees are refundable or transferable, minus the cancellation fee of $50, if requested up to 3 weeks before the start of the session in which your child is enrolled
  • No refunds or credits will be given within 3 weeks of camp start date
  • The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County reserves the right to cancel camps not fully enrolled and will issue full refunds in such cases.

Behavior Issues

If a child's actions are disruptive and/or disrespectful to instructors or other campers, staff will speak with parent or caregiver about the behavior. If a child's actions become a repeated issue, staff will ask that the camper does not return to camp.  If a child's actions are more serious or threatening in nature (like threats to health or safety, or biting, hitting and scratching, staff will ask that the camper does not return to camp and may require immediate pick-up.

Dropping Off and Picking Up Campers

Campers can be dropped off and picked up at the Main entrance of the Museum. Camp staff will be there to meet you and your children. If you arrive late, please call the Museum. Authorized adults must sign-out children. Please bring a photo ID when you or your child’s caregiver comes for pick up.

Emergency Care Fee

An additional $1 per minute care fee applies for all children remaining more than five minutes past their registered pick-up time.  If you are going to be late, please call the Museum to alert camp staff.

Medical Forms

All of the necessary medical information will be supplied by the parent/guardian to the Museum at the time of your registration. You must inform us of any special medical concerns ahead of time. Please contact the Director of Programs, Lauren Peters, prior to the first day of your child’s camp. Parents of children who require an Epi-pen must supply a form signed by their child’s doctor prior to the first day of camp or we will not be able to allow the Epi-pen at camp.

Lunch & Snack

Your child is expected to bring a lunch. The Museum does not provide lunch for campers. We ask that no nuts are packed in camper’s lunches in order to ensure the safety of any child with nut allergies. This includes peanut butter.

We provide a simple nutritious snack during each camp session. Please note that campers with food allergies or sensitivities should bring their own snack.

What to Wear & Pack

Please send your child in old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. While we use mostly washable products, stains can still occur. During our camps children play all around the Museum and outdoors, and they can sometimes tear, damage or stain clothes. It is also advisable to send them in layers. Please send children in closed toe shoes. We have a camp packing checklist, here.

Toys & Electronics

Please leave electronics, stuffed animals, trading cards and other toys at home. Museum staff is not responsible for ensuring the safety or care of any such items & toys brought to camp often become lost or damaged.

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