Registration Q&A

Q:  If I am sending three of my children to camp, one of them is in Leadership Program.  Do I still receive Sibling Discount?
A:  Yes.  Please subtract $100 from the total payment.  Please write “Sibling Discount” on the registration form.

Q:  Can I send the Medical Form on a later day?
A:  Yes, you may send in the Medical Form on a later day but must be 1 week before the camp starts.  Without all documents received, we can’t check-in your child at camp.

Q:  Must the camper’s picture fit in the small square on the form?
A:  No. But the face of your child must be clear for us to see when we need to identify the proper medical form when emergency occurs.  Picture must be within one year because children look very different in one year of growth.

Q:  Can my child request to be with his/her friends in the same bunk?
A:  We will try our best to arrange one or two of his/her friends to be in the same bunk.  To submit request, please attach a separate note listing the child (max 2 friends) that your child wants to be with.  At the same time, please also ask the friend/s to do the same, so that we know that the friend has agreed to be grouped with your child.  In the case your child is the youngest in his/her friend group and is being grouped in a younger bunk, his/her friend/s must agree to be pulled back to the younger bunk.  Please understand that due to limited space of each bunk (max of 15 campers), and we group them by age, so that they can enjoy the activities with campers whose age are close.  If we push your child up to be with his/her friends, that means we are pulling an older camper back to a younger bunk and mostly will upset the old camper.  I am sure your child wouldn’t want this to happen to him/her.

Q.  Can I come to the camp as a volunteer or chaperon?
A:  Yes, we are accepting volunteers/chaperons at this time.  If you are interested, please email me with this email address.  We will interview you before we can accept you as volunteer/chaperon.  As volunteer/chaperon, the camp will pay for your expense to stay at camp.  You don’t need to pay for any camp fee.  However, being a volunteer/chaperon, you must serve the camp under the instructions from the operation team.  You are there to serve the camp to keep the whole camp safe, not to be there to look after your own child/ren.  All volunteers/chaperons will be assigned to help bunks that his/her child/ren are not in.  For example: If your child is in A bunk (youngest), you will be assigned to oversees older groups, such as C or D bunk.  The whole camp will have morning exercise and three meals each day all together at the same time.  So, you will still be around your child at some point.  But, please refrain from any interaction with your own child because there always many other young campers who come to the camp their first time.  We prohibit favoritism at camp because it will upset young campers whose parent can’t volunteer at camp.

Q:  Can I sleep with my camper at night?
A:  All volunteers/chaperons are assigned with their own room sharing with another volunteer/chaperon.

Q:  Can I take my child for a break during at camp?
A:  No.  All campers must stay with their group at night and must be under supervision of their Counselor or assigned Leadership Camper and/or teacher/volunteer at all time.  Parents are not allowed to remove a camper without first notifying the Counselor/Teacher at anytime during the period of camp once he/she has checked-in to camp, including the very first day after check-in.  Once your child checked-in, they are under our supervision until after the Graduation on Sat.

I hope the above Q & A helps some of you to learn more about our camp.  Besides, the above, I also want to mention that please only mail in the registration form with payment by regular mail.  Don’t mail in with any kind of priority mail or certify mail.  It will only complicate the process because our registrar may not be available to pick up the mail in time, and the mail will be returned to sender.  If you send it in by regular mail, it will be in the mail box waiting for the registrar to pick up.

Once our registrar processes the registration, she will send an email confirmation to you.  So, please fill out the online form on the computer, and then print and mail.  Please don’t print and hand fill the form.  If we can’t see your email address clearly due to the confusion sometimes happen on handwriting, we will not be able to send you future announcements by email.  Your email address is very important for our future communications.  Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any question regarding the registration, please send email to Registration@MetropolitanChineseCultureCamp.org, for other questions, you may email to info@MetropolitanChineseCultureCamp.org.

Chinese Community Center of NJ