Ages 10-17

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Camp CHOP Activity Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

If you have any special dietary restrictions, please provide information in your camper registration so that we can make special accommodations.

What evening activities are offered to Camp CHOP campers?

At Camp CHOP, campers are in for an exciting array of evening activities designed to ignite curiosity, foster camaraderie, and create lasting memories. Camp CHOP campers enjoy evening activities with Geek Week Campers. Here’s a glimpse into the evening adventures awaiting campers:

  1. Crew Night: Campers come together for team-building exercises, group challenges, and bonding activities aimed at fostering a sense of unity and cooperation among peers.
  2. Elective Nights: Campers have the opportunity to choose from a variety of elective activities tailored to their interests and passions. Whether it’s arts and crafts, sports, music, or outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  3. Camp Fires: Gather ’round the campfire for storytelling, singing songs, roasting marshmallows, and sharing laughs with fellow campers under the starlit sky.
  4. Space Night Telescopes: Delve into the wonders of the cosmos with telescopes provided for stargazing sessions. Campers can marvel at distant galaxies, constellations, and celestial phenomena while learning about astronomy from knowledgeable counselors.
  5. AstroCon (bring a costume!): Campers unleash their inner space explorers and don their most creative costumes for AstroCon, a cosmic-themed costume party filled with fun, games, and out-of-this-world entertainment.
  6. Final Night EXTRAVAGANZA!: The grand finale of Camp CHOP is an unforgettable extravaganza featuring a culmination of all the week’s activities, performances, and celebrations. Campers come together to revel in the spirit of adventure and friendship, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Can I call my child at camp? Can my child call home?

We request that you call your child only in the case of an emergency at 951.659.6062. We strongly believe in the benefits of campers and parents disconnecting from each other, other than letters. Incoming parent phone calls can be a challenge because campers are busy in the program from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Campers are only allowed to call home with the knowledge and consent of the Summer Camp Director.

What are your housing accommodations?

Guests are housed in heated dorm buildings with several dorm rooms and bathrooms. Each dorm room contains 4-6 bunk beds with mattresses, and the bathrooms contains several sinks, toilets, and showers. More information can be found on our Dorms page.

My camper is coming with a friend. Are there bunkmate requests?

If you would like your child to bunk with a specific roommate, you can make this request when you sign up for camp. Roommate requests are NOT guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests. Roommates are grouped by AGE, NOT GRADE in school. The age cutoff date is August 31st. Campers will NOT move up to the next age group. We only grant reciprocal requests. Please make arrangements with friends at least one month prior to camp.

Apart from the culinary class, what other daytime activities are offered?

Camp CHOP offers campers a plethora of opportunities throughout the day, including Astro labs, exploring outdoor adventure electives, and participating in our Renaissance Festival.

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