FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everything You Need to Know
It’s natural to have lots of questions when you’re considering sending your child to camp for the first time. To help make the process as easy as possible, we’ve provided a list of some of the most common questions we receive below.
What is O-La-Moon-Do Camp’s mission?
Our mission is to provide a safe and fun place for boys and girls from different countries and cultures, where they can explore the beauty of nature away from home, enjoy carefree summer living, make best friends, and learn a new language.
Who accredits O-La-Moon-Do Camp?
Since it’s its ﬁrst year operating as a Residential Camp, the process of accreditation will be with the American Camp Association, a distinction marked by adhering to almost 300 industry-accepted standards “best practices” for summer camps.
How many campers attend the 2 week session of camp?
O-La-Moon-Do Camp is a small camp with 125 boys and girls campers attending the 2 week session.
What do the camp fees cover?
The fees are all-inclusive. They cover living expenses, activities, activity instruction and equipment, in-house health care, weekly laundry service, field trip to ice cream shop, 2 hiking trips. Campers can spend a small amount of money on non-food, incidental items at the camp store.
Where do your counselors come from?
Our staff members come from all over the country and sometimes from abroad. Many of them are former campers or counselors of our sister Day Camp Hola Mundo Camp. Each goes through a very rigorous interview process and background check, plus a week-long pre-camp training. We want to make sure we have the best role models working with our campers.
Can campers call home?
Our camp allows the campers to call home once during the 2 week period. Part of the sleep away camp experience is for campers not to talk with family and friends from home as it actually encourages homesickness. Campers can additionally call if there are birthdays or any other family celebration.
How do campers communicate with friends and family while at camp?
Regular mail is the best form of communication, and most ﬁnd it to ﬁt in perfectly at camp. Campers may also receive emails. These emails will be put
out with regular mail after lunch each day.
Are visitors allowed to visit campers during their session?
Campers are not allowed to have visitors while at camp. It too easily disrupts their adjustment to camp life and typically encourages homesickness.
Will someone contact me if my camper is having difficulty adjusting to camp?
Of course! One of our directors will contact the parents if their camper is experiencing signiﬁcant homesickness or other issues a parent may need to know about. Parents are always welcome to contact our office as well.
Does camp offer tours?
Yes. We offer tours of O-La-Moon-Do Camp throughout the year, even though the summer is the best time to visit. Please contact us if you would like a tour of the Camp.
How do you know if you are ready for sleepaway camp?
It’s very important to remember that every child is different and that if they are nervous about a ﬁrst overnight camp experience is completely normal. We make sure that our staff members are trained to work with boys and girls of all ages to make their adjustment to being away from home much easier.
How many campers live in one cabin?
A typical cabin group has 14-15 campers and 2 counselors.
How do campers get clean laundry?
Laundry is done once a week at our sleepaway camp. So we suggest bringing clothing for about 10 days to accommodate for a 2 day turn-around. We have our Laundry Rooms on site.
Can I request to have my friends from home in my cabin?
Campers may make one mutual request for someone who is in their same grade. We work hard to make sure as many requests as possible are granted. However, ﬁnal cabin assignments are at the discretion of the directors. You will be notiﬁed if our request cannot be granted prior to your camp arrival.
How can I contact O-La-Moon-Do Camp?
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us at +1 (754 235-0995 to schedule a meeting.