FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Despite the uncertainty of the current Covid situation, we know how much kids and parents need the connection of camp!  With the help of the ACA (American Camp Association), we have a plan in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Depending on Health Department and CDC guidelines, these policies can change.  Changes will be noted here and be communicated to all registered campers before the start of camp. Our first priority is always the health, safety, & happiness of our campers and staff.

Small Groups
Campers will be in a small group and with the same campers & staff every day.

Outdoor Program
Our program will take place largely outdoors, in the fresh air and sunshine, as recommended by the ACA and the CDC.  We will double our efforts to ensure our campers are safe from the heat & the sun with shady program areas, frequent water breaks, and the application of sun screen.  Additionally, we will add water play anytime we feel everyone needs a cool down.

Face Coverings
Masks will be worn by all campers and staff anytime a group of campers or staff are inside.

Hand Washing/Hand Sanitizer
When possible, campers will wash their hands between every activity period and before eating.  If a hand washing area is not available, hand sanitizer will be used.

Health Screening
Campers and staff will be asked to self screen for these symptoms each day before arriving at camp:  Fever greater than 99.9F or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Reminders will be provided for campers and staff.

Communication
Should anyone be sent home, quarantined, or test positive, all campers and staff will be notified via email and text message.

Individualized Approach
One bonus of coming to a very small camp like Summer Quests, is the ease in which we can execute these policies, as well as change them as needed based on the needs of our individual campers.  Larger camps are unable to offer this. Please feel free to contact us anytime should you have any questions, concerns, or special needs.

Campers ideally would be at least 6-years-old, but exceptions can be made for 5-year-olds who attend day care/preschool full-time.

All our regular camp sessions are for campers up through age 12.  Then we invite camper who are ages 13-15 to enjoy our Teen Leadership (CIT) program.  Exceptions can be made for older campers who would like to enjoy our programming, but are not interested in or not able to participate in a leadership position.

Our Dungeons & Dragons sessions welcome campers ages 10+ (we had a few 16yo campers in this program for summer 2021).

In the end, you know your kiddos the best!  Please reach out to us should you have any questions.

Summer Quests Day Camp is located within the Musser Scout Reservation in Camp Delmont at the Nelson Training Center.  

The Musser Scout Reservation is part of the largest contiguous forest in Southeastern Pennsylvania and offers our campers, hiking trails, activity pavilions, and a lake, as well as a long history of connecting kids with nature.

New for Summer 2022, we will offer three camper levels each week: Ages 6 – 8, Ages 9-10, and Ages 11-12.  This will allow campers to work to their abilities and spend time with like-minded kids. Campers will have the opportunity to spend time with other groups occasionally and if you have a request to have siblings or friends together, we can usually accommodate your request.

Exceptions can be made for younger (5yo who attends full-time day care/preschool) or older campers (ages 13+ who are not interested in/not able to participate in our Leadership program).  You know your kiddos the best!

We are happy to offer promo codes and discounts whenever possible. They can be limited to certain dates and sessions, depending on availability.

Typically our largest discounts are offered in Jan/Feb each year. And returning campers enjoy a special discount during our VIP Registration period in the Fall.

Please click here to request more info on current promos.

Nope! Each theme can be enjoyed by anyone – expert or novice. We will always work to ensure all campers get the most enjoyment out of their time at SQDC and would love the opportunity to introduce new stories and characters to campers!

The basis of all our programming is generally of interest by many different kinds of campers – royalty, warriors, magical beings like wizards and fairies, solving puzzles and beating the bad guys.

All ages and interest levels can enjoy our imaginative themes!

If you are in need of extended care, please check the box on your registration form so we can follow up. If we are unable to meet your needs, you can get a full refund before May 1.

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We are offering transportation from 4 central stops and open to adding more should they be needed/requested.

If you are in need of transportation, please check the box on your registration form so we can follow up. If we are unable to meet your needs, you can get a full refund before May 1.

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We ask each camper bring a backpack and packed lunch each day to camp, plus an afternoon snack, water bottle, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, plastic bag for wet items, and an optional book to read (or other turtle time activity) – no other special equipment is needed.

Note: we do not have the ability to heat up or refrigerate lunches.

We do offer an area for each camper to leave items overnight like sunscreen, bug spray, and water bottles.

Programs and activities are rain or shine, so please dress and pack accordingly – extra shoes and socks or rainboots, for example (wear high socks if the rainboots have a raw edge at the top).

Campers should wear sturdy shoes with a heel strap (no flip flops) and comfortable clothing that won’t get in the way of play or projects. 

Our program is active and action packed, so we request nothing should be worn or brought to camp that cannot get dirty.

Programs and activities are rain or shine, so please dress and pack accordingly – extra shoes and socks or rainboots, for example (wear high socks if the top edge of the rainboots is rough).

After lunch everyday campers will have 15-30 minutes of quiet time to read, color, draw, or similar quiet activities. This gives everyone a break from the group and allows us to come back to the afternoon activities refreshed.

We offer crayons, pencils, paper, coloring books, and a whole shelf of themed books, across a wide range of reading levels.

This takes place in our main building, in the air conditioning.  We have floor rugs and pillows for comfort, and play calming music. On Monday the campers are always unsure, but by Wednesday, they are happy to enjoy some cool, quiet time – some even nap!

Due to the storyline driven program we offer, campers are often disappointed to be picked up early or to miss days of camp.  Activities build throughout the week, culminating on Friday morning/early afternoon.  Due to this, it is not recommended that campers are picked up on Friday’s before 1pm.

Later on Friday afternoon we also enjoy an all-camp party with extended free time, frozen treats, music, special games, and a foam machine for the giant slip-and-slide.

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