Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work with Before and After Care?

The fun starts early and ends late! You sign up for Before Care or After Care as an option when you register for a class. You can also go back later and add this option.

Before Care is available beginning at 7:15am for children Pre-K3 through 8th grade who are enrolled in a morning or full-day program that week. The cost is $50 for a week ($40 on week 5, due to the holiday). Come to the West Entrance to the Lower School building, and call 801-816-2290. We will answer you and come out to pick up the child.

After Care is available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm for children Pre-K through 8th grade who were enrolled in an afternoon or full-day program that week. The cost is $55 for a week ($44 on week 5, due to the holiday). Come to the West Entrance to the Lower School building and call 801-816-2290. We will bring them out to you.

If the Coronavirus or something causes Waterford to cancel a week (or more) of a camp that we have paid for, what happens to our tuition?

If we or you have to cancel a week due to reasons related to the pandemic, we will refund all of your tuition, including the deposit.

If something comes up and I can’t send my child to camp, is my deposit refundable?

If you change your mind or become unable to send your child to us, the $35 deposit for each class is generally not refundable. The balance of the payment (beyond the deposit) IS refundable until June 1. If you plan to cancel, please do what you can to let us know a week or more in advance. Contact us via email ( or by phone at 801-816-2296 with questions.

What if I need to pick up my child early from camp?

Please send an email to summer@waterfordschool before 8:30 am on the day you need to pick your child up early. Letting us know in advance will allow us to plan ahead. At the time you need to come we may be out exploring the arboretum, down the hall in the science room, or off having another adventure. If there is an emergency, please call 801-816-2296 or the main campus number, at 801-572-1780. Please make sure that the person picking up the child is on the list in your family profile.

If my child is in a morning camp and there is not an available afternoon camp that week, what can I do? Can After Care start at noon?

There is no After Care until 3:30, sadly. However, if the child is going into 5th grade or lower, you can register concurrently for both the appropriate level of Day Camp and the morning specialty or sports camp. Then send an email to and explain what you have done and why. We will only charge you the fee for the Day Camp, refunding the value of the other camp. When the morning camp ends at noon, your child will be taken over to join the Day Camp group until 3:30. He or she will be on the roll for both classes and can be enrolled in before and after care, as needed.

If the child is going into 6th grade or higher, there is unfortunately not another option. You will need to arrange to pick them up after the morning session.

What if the camp I want is full? Am I out of luck?

If the camp you are trying to register for is full, you will be prompted to join the waiting list. Please do so. If a space opens up we will let you know. Also, if there are enough people on the waiting list we will always try to open another section.

How much does camp cost?

Most half-day camps cost $200 for a week, while most full-day camps cost $375. In some cases this rate is lower, such as for the 4-day week following Independence Day. In other cases, this number is higher, when it needs to include significant materials costs, travel, etc. Click on the “Learn More” button on any individual camp description to see the price of that camp under the section “Camp Details”.

Before Care and After Care are also available, at a price of $50/week and $55/week, respectively.

How do I register?

In many places on the site, including each camp’s description, there is an “Enroll Now” button. Click there and you will be taken to a page that lets you register for any of the sessions. Before enrolling, however, you will be asked to fill out a family information sheet, a profile of the future camper(s), some permission waivers, and some medical information. Have your medical insurance info handy. After you fill out the forms, you can select classes, add them to a cart, and check out when you are ready. You will need a credit card for payment. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of the registration. You can also log back in and check your registration at any time.

What if my child does not attend Waterford School?

No problem! Each camp is available to all children in the specified age group. Waterford is happy to welcome every camper for a fun and memorable experience.

What if my child wants to be grouped with a friend?

Let us know with an email, to and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Is there a sibling discount? How does it work?

Yes, we know that paying for camp can be a large commitment for families with several children. We automatically deduct 15% from the price of tuition for the second, third, fourth, etc. child in your family.

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