Wonder Camps FAQ

  • What is your session change, refund or cancellation policy? 

    GENERAL
    • You can login to your Active Works account at anytime to make changes to your registration
    • If you have trouble with changing your registration, please contact camps@cmosc.org for assistance.
    •The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County reserves the right to cancel camps not fully enrolled and will issue full refunds in such cases.


    WINTER SESSIONS (half-day sessions)
    •$5 administrative fee for any registration changes at any time
    •$10 cancellation fee: Winter Wonder Camp fees are refundable or transferable, minus the cancellation fee of $10, if requested up to 7 days before the start of the session in which your child is enrolled
    •No refunds or credits will be given within 7 days of workshop date

    SPRING SESSIONS (full day sessions)
    •$5 administrative fee for any registration changes at any time
    •$20 cancellation fee: Spring Wonder Camp fees are refundable or transferable, minus the cancellation fee of $20, if requested up to 10 days before the start of the session in which your child is enrolled
    •No refunds or credits will be given within 10 days of workshop date

    SUMMER SESSIONS (full week sessions)
    •$5 administrative fee for any registration changes at any time
    •$50 cancellation fee: Summer Wonder 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

  • How does the waitlist work?

    In the event the camp of your choice is full, please sign up for the waitlist in our registration system. If an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by e-mail from our registration system. Oftentimes we only get a day's, or morning's notice, for openings for camp spaces, because of this, you will need to respond quickly to ensure you can register for the space.

  • How does drop off and pick up work at Wonder Camp?

    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, you may be required to walk your child to the camp classroom.


    Authorized adults must sign-out children. Please bring a photo ID when you or your child’s caregiver comes for pick up.

  • My child has never been dropped off for childcare before; can they be enrolled in camp?

    In an effort to make the camp experience a positive one for young children, it is best that they have practiced the routine of being dropped off in a childcare or other drop-off program before they come to camp. They can still enroll, however.

  • Are you strict about camper's ages?

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

    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.

  • Is snack & lunch provided?


    SNACK: We provide a simple, nutritious snack during all our camp sessions. (Half-day sessions: 1 snack/day, Full-day sessions: 2 snacks/day.)


    *Please note that campers with food allergies or sensitivities should bring their own snack.

    LUNCH: *Spring & Summer sessions ONLY* -- 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.

  • What is your instructor to child ratio?

    In an effort to create a supportive and individualized camp experience, we aim to keep our instructor to child ratio at 1:6. Maximum camp registration is 15 campers and 2 instructors.

  • Who are the camp instructors?

    All of the Lead Instructors are teachers, or have a strong background in child development and experience working with young children. Our counseling staff is made up of dedicated young adults, many of whom have previous experience working with children.

  • Are parents or caregivers allowed to attend camp with their children?

    The Museum does not allow adults to attend camp with children. If your child requires special considerations, please speak with the Director of Programs personally, well in advance of your child’s first day of camp. Arrangements must be made prior to the beginning of camp without exception.

  • Will you administer medication to my child while they are at camp?

    We are not able to administer medication for your child while they are in our care (epi-pens are an exception). If your child needs medication during their workshop session, you are welcome to come and administer medication as needed.

    If your child needs an epi-pen, the instructor will hold onto it during the day and help the child administer it if needed in an emergency.

  • How do you handle behavioral 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, staff will ask that the camper does not return to camp and may require immediate pick-up.

  • What should my child wear & pack for camp?

    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.

  • Can my child bring toys & electronics to camp?

    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. They can often become distractions for all campers, and may end up lost or damaged.

  • Do you offer scholarships for Wonder Camp?

    The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County currently only offers scholarships to our Summer Wonder Camp. We hope to help families send their child/ren to the Museum for a fun-filled, educational 1 week camp session. This scholarship has been made available through a grant from the Farley Family Charitable Foundation and generous donations from families that attend our summer camp.

  • What is the difference between Group A and Group B? *Summer session only

    Each camp group remains the same through the week, and will do the same activities. The only difference between the two groups is who they are in the camp with. If you would like to be in the same camp as a friend, please make sure you check with your friend and register for the same camp - we cannot guarantee any switching during the week.

  • I forgot to sign up for Early or After Care, or an add-on item, can I still do so? *Summer session only

    Yes, you can log into your Active Network account at any time and add early or after care, ice skating, and even another week of camp!

  • Can my child enroll in the same camp as his or her friends? *Summer session only

    We make every effort to accommodate requests for campers to be in the same group as their friends, as long as all of the children have registered for the same camp, during the same week, they will be grouped together.

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