What are your minimum requirements for camp registration?
A camper’s session can range anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks. Our minimum requirement is 2 weeks. All 2- or 3-week sessions MUST be consecutive. We recommend campers attend for at least 4 weeks. This provides your child/children adequate time to become part of Liberty Lake’s community and develop strong, meaningful relationships with other campers and our Counselors. Camp enrollment isn’t considered “official” until we verify group/bunk availability and receive your tuition deposit.
What is the age range of your campers?
Our youngest campers are usually 4 years old and entering preschool (they MUST be potty trained); our oldest campers are entering 9th grade. Teens entering 10th grade qualify for the Leaders in Training (LIT) program.
What are your summer hours?
The buses arrive at camp by 8:45 am and depart promptly at 4 pm. The late buses depart at 5:15 pm. Pre-and-post care is available upon request at NO EXTRA CHARGE, allowing campers to extend their camp day from 7 am to 6 pm.
Is transportation included in camp tuition?
YES! Our bus service, Central Express Transportation, as well as extended-hours transportation, are included in your camper’s tuition. “Neighborhood Pick-up,” our door-to-door option, is offered on an EXTREMELY LIMITED BASIS (and not in all areas) via a surcharge of $50 each way, per week. The “Neighborhood Pick-up” option is generally used only by families who absolutely require this level of transportation service.
What is Central Express Transportation?
Our Central Express pick-up and drop-off system makes getting to and from camp efficient and cost effective! Central Express is the most popular transportation option among our Liberty Lake families. Based on camp families’ locations, we’ve designated numerous shopping centers, schools, and street corners as “central locations.” These designated drop-off and pick-up spots are strategically located—it’s very likely there’s a Central Express stop near you! For your convenience, we make every effort to include “early” and “late” stops on the same routes as our regular bus stops.
What is the “average” time of the bus ride?
With the exception of our farthest areas, buses generally pick up between 8-8:30 am and arrive at Liberty Lake at 8:45 am. Buses depart promptly from camp at 4 pm; drop-off times range between 4:10-4:45 pm. The maximum length of a camper’s ride in most areas is 45 minutes, but it goes by quickly, due to the “fun on the bus” activities we offer. We provide all families with more specific information regarding their child’s pick-up and drop-off times in mid-June.
Do you offer “Before & After” hours of care?
YES! At Liberty Lake, you can choose “Before & After” care in lieu of transportation—there is no additional fee. Our “Before & After” hours start at 7:00 am and end at 6:00 pm.
Is lunch included in camp tuition?
OH, YES—and it’s DEEE-LICIOUS! We provide hot lunches every day. Other lunch options include assorted sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt, salad and pasta bars, beverages, desserts, and snacks! Click here to see our menu!
Does your camp have a nurse?
Yes–we have two nurses working at our camp. The Liberty Lake Health Center has a direct phone line (609-372-4721) and a dedicated e-mail address (moc.p1495625975macya1495625975dekal1495625975ytreb1495625975il@es1495625975run1495625975)
How many campers will be in my child’s group/bunk?
The typical group consists of 10-15 campers of the same gender and age. Liberty Lake Day Camp is organized by division: Turtles (Pre-K & Kindergarten), Freshmen (1st & 2nd Grade), Sophomores (3rd & 4th Grade), Juniors (5th & 6th Grade), Seniors (7th through 9th grade), and Teen Leadership (9th & 10th Grade).
How many Liberty Lake team members supervise each group/bunk?
Each group is supervised by one Group Leader (college age or older) and up to two Counselors (high school juniors or seniors), depending on the age and size of the camper group. Leaders in Training (LITs) also assist with your child’s daily activities but ARE NOT included in our camper-to-supervisor ratios.
Who teaches the daily camp activities and Freedom of Choice electives?
Activities are led by qualified adults who have teaching and/or professional experience. In fact, most of our Activity Specialists are certified teachers and coaches. Because campers CHOOSE their activities at Liberty Lake a week at a time, our Specialists and Group Leaders must have the skills and leadership necessary to challenge their curious and energetic campers!
How many electives do campers participate in each day?
Of their 8 periods during the day, Freshmen have 3 elective periods, Sophomores and Juniors have 4 electives, and Seniors have 5 electives. Our 9th-grade Campers in Transition (CITs) have 3 electives to go along with their leadership periods.
How does my child choose his/her electives?
Campers fill out their “Top 10 Elective List” online form by logging into our website’s CampMinder system in the spring. We generate campers’ schedules based on their top 10 preferences. They can update their “Top 10” list every week, if they wish to.
What activities do the kids do on rainy days?
WE JUST KEEP HAVING FUN—THERE IS NO RAINY-DAY SCHEDULE. This is not a typo! Activities that already take place under our covered pavilions continue as normal. All outdoor activities “take shelter” under the pavilions, where Specialists organize games and activities for our campers.
Will my child have Instructional Swim?
YES! Instructional Swim is mandatory for campers in Pre-K through 4th grade. However, Instructional Swim is optional for our 5th-to-9th-grade campers—they can select it as an elective in their “Top 10 Elective List.” All Liberty Lakers, regardless of age, have a daily Free Swim, either in our pool or lake.
Do campers swim in the lake?
YES, and they love it! There’s a sandy beach alongside the shallow end of the lake, plus a deep end with a water trampoline, giant slip ‘n’ slide, jumping board, and a dock that kids enjoy swimming to. The lake is also used for boating (with row boats, kayaks, canoes & pedal boats) and fishing (for bass, sun fish [sunnies], pike, perch, bluegill, catfish, and carp).
How do I calculate my total tuition costs?
Please click here for our Rates and Dates page!
What is Liberty Lake’s refund/credit policy?
It’s better than what you might think—click here for full details regarding our refund policy.
What is your Tax ID number?
Our Tax ID is: 20-0664992