Our summer camp program emphasizes the importance of outdoor play. All campers will participate in outdoor activities regardless of age or gender. In addition to our already physical schedule, we do offer an additional fitness mini elective that campers can participate in.
All camp locations follow very similar schedules and activities.
Early Care: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Camp Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
After Care: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Discounts are based on the number of weeks attended and applied automatically after the initial deposit is made. Our registration process is done by a third party company and accounts need to be activated in order for Wise Choice staff members to adjust the invoice. To activate an account, make the deposit payment at the end of the registration process. All invoices are usually updated with the discounted price within 24 hours.
To view discounts visit https://www.wisechoicesummercamp.com/prices .
Campers will receive all camp supplies on the first day of camp. We do not distribute camp supplies prior to the first day of camp.
All campers must be 5-14 years of age. We do not accept 4 year old campers in our program. Campers must be 5 years old prior to the first day of camp.
Unfortunately, we do not offer a spring camp because the vacation period for the university and elementary/middle school do not coincide. We also do not offer a winter camp because most of our staff and personnel travel or prefer to take the break to spend time with their family.
We have multiple staff members that are CPR certified in both locations. We believe that it is important to have staff members that are CPR certified but not all staff members are CPR certified.
Mini-electives are chosen every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning by the camper. Mini-electives have a certain number of spaces available. Once an elective becomes full, campers will have to choose among the remaining electives. To be fair, we rotate the way that mini-electives are selected throughout the week.
Lunch and snacks are provided by the camp. Packaged untouched food that is not eaten by a camper may be placed on a sharing table. Campers may grab anything from the sharing table at any time throughout the day. We recommend that parents look at the camp lunch/snack schedule and determine if they want to pack extra snacks for their children. Snacks will also be sold at the camp.
All campers will receive a full meal for lunch everyday. All meals have a variety of items and even the most picky eaters usually likes one or two items on the plate. Campers that do not want a closed item may place it on the sharing table for any other camper to have.
Unfortunately, we do not provide vegetarian meals. All meals do come with a milk, fruit/juice, and vegetables. Campers are encouraged to eat any of the items that they like on the menu. It is highly recommended that parents provide a meal to their children so that they are not hungry during the day.
If your child does not know how to swim in the FIU campus, your child can still go swimming with a life vest that is provided by the Tamiami Pool. If your child does not know how to swim in the UM campus, your child will not be allowed in the pool. Non swimmers must purchase additional swimming lessons in order to swimming at the UM pool.
Staff members are certified teachers in the state of Florida, college graduates, and third-fourth year college students..
All campers must register online. Click the registration tab, create a profile, and fill out the form. Campers will not be enrolled in our camp program unless a deposit payment is made at the end of the form. A deposit payment will activate your account and reserve the weeks selected for your child.
To pay the remaining balance log into your account at https://wisechoice.campium.com/login.php. Once logged in, click the account button on the top right and the Account History, Balance, Make Payments link. This will take you to the payment screen.
Camp is on a pre-paid basis and the camp week must be paid for by the Saturday before the following week. Ex: Week 1 will begin on June 11, this week must be paid for in full by June 9. On June 10, our staff members will make sure that all accounts are current. Accounts that are not up to date will be automatically charged on the credit card on file. If by any chance the payment does not go through, the parent will have until Monday (June 10) to make the payment. Failure to do so will result in the child not being admitted to camp on the following day.
Camp is on a pre-paid basis and the following week of camp is always due on the Saturday leading to the camp week. Parents have until the Monday of the camp week to make the accounts current. Failure to do so will result in the camper not being admitted the following day.
All initial registrations must be paid online with a credit card (American Express is not accepted). Once camp starts, parents can pay with a check or cash on the Monday of the camp week to the director in charge. Online payments are the preferred method in order to avoid falling behind. Please note that if you forget to pay on Monday, your child will only be admitted to camp on Tuesday with the updated payment.