Wonder Camp Policies

Verification of Membership

Membership status will be verified for all registrations. We will contact you for the additional fee if you register at the member rate and are not a member.

Please see our Membership Page for more information on becoming a Children's Museum of Sonoma County member.

Age of Campers

All campers must be between 5 years and 8 years of age to attend Wonder 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 confirmations and important information will be sent via e-mail. If you do not receive these e-mails, please email camps@cmosc.org 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 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.

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 at the front desk.

Refund & Registration Policies

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

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, 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.

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.

Camper's Medical Information

All of the necessary medical information will be supplied by the parent/guardian to the Museum at the time of your registration. In an effort to help support your child, and ensure a successful camp experience for everyone, please inform us of any special medical or behavioral concerns ahead of time.  

If you want to discuss your child's needs more directly, please email camps@cmosc.org to arrange a time to discuss (by phone or in-person) prior to the start of camps.

Medication 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

Snack & Lunch

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

Questions?

 
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