Campers are separated into age groups. Usually the groups consist of campers ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.
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. All multi-week discounts expire once camp starts. To take advantage of our lowest rates, please add additional camp weeks "before" the start of camp.
To view discounts visit https://www.wisechoicesummercamp.com/prices .
Campers will receive all camp supplies (camp T-shirts and Bookbag) on either orientation day or on 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.
At the moment, we are not offering Spring Break or Winter Camp. Please check back with us for possible future camps at our Doral location.
We have multiple staff members that are CPR certified at multiple locations. While we believe that it is important to have staff members that are CPR certified, 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.
Yes, our summer camp program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any difficulties during the registration process as your specific country/geographic area may need to be enabled in our software system for registration.
Lunch and snacks are to be provided by the parents. Wise Choice Summer Camp will sell a variety of snacks in camp.
All campers are required to pass a swim test before participating in swim activities. All campers are supervised at all times in the pool by the counselors and certified lifeguards assigned to oversee our camp.
If your child does not know how to swim in the FIU or Doral campus, your child can still go swimming with a life vest that is provided by the Tamiami Pool and/or Miami Springs Aquatic Center. If your child does not know how to swim in the UM campus, your child will not be allowed in the pool. There will not be swim lessons available this summer.
Life jackets are only available at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center and/or Tamiami Pool for swimmers that do not pass the swim test. At the UM pool, life jackets are not permitted or available.
Staff members are certified teachers in the state of Florida, college graduates, and third-fourth year college students..
All directors, employees and volunteers have to go through a Level 2 background and fingerprints screening through the State of Florida. If a person is not cleared, they cannot work at Wise Choice Summer Camp.
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. All tuition payments must either be paid in full before the start of camp or accounts will be place on mandatory weekly "autopayment."
Payments are due the Friday before the start of each camp week. To make payment processing easier for everyone, ACH banking information and/or credit card information will be stored in a secure database. Unless entire tuition balance is PAID IN FULL prior to the start of camp, ALL accounts will be placed on a mandatory weekly AUTOPAYMENT. Weekly tuition payments will be AUTOCHARGED on Saturday before the start of your child(ren's) camp week. Once camp starts, any added weeks or services are required to be paid in full.
Camp is on a pre-paid basis and the following week of camp is always due on the Friday leading to the camp week. Unless entire tuition balance is PAID IN FULL prior to the start of camp, ALL accounts will be placed on a mandatory weekly AUTOPAYMENT. Weekly tuition payments will be AUTOCHARGED on Saturday before the start of your child(ren's) camp week. Failure to pay the weekly tuition payments by Saturday will result in the camper not being admitted to camp.
All initial registrations must be paid online with either ACH debit or with a credit card (American Express is not accepted). All credit card payments will incur a 2.5% surcharge. Once camp starts, parents can pay by logging into their account and paying online. You can also pay by check or cash on the Monday of the camp week to the director in charge. Online automatic ACH payments are the preferred method in order to avoid falling behind. If tuition is not paid in FULL prior to the start of camp, ALL accounts will be placed on a mandatory AUTOPAY. Please note that if tuition is not paid prior to the start of the camp week, your child WIL NOT be admitted to camp until payment has been made.
Both campers and staff members that are sick will not be allowed to attend camp.
We encourage campers to wash their hands after every activity. Campers will have access to soap and hand sanitizer throughout the day.
At this time, masks will be optional at the discretion of the camper and WILL NOT be required for all campers to attend the summer program. We will follow all the guidelines given to us by the CDC and the Universities themselves.