Thank you for a great summer!
Our weekly themed camps are filled to the brim with crafts, games, outdoor activities, and swimming!
Your child will can have a summer filled with a wide range of experiences from being a mermaid or scientist, to practicing surfing, to just having plain ‘ol fun in the pool!
What does a day of camp at Sonoma Splash like? At our Little Scientists Camp, children were introduced to the scientific method with age-appropriate experiments. Together they asked questions, hypothesized, conducted experiments, observed what happened, analyzed their results and shared with the group. Campers were also engaged in fun arts, crafts, outdoor games, and recreational swimming!
When is Camp Drop Off & Pick Up?
DROP OFF: 9:00 am
- All participants (3rd grade and younger) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in each day at the community center.
- Campers must be checked in with their Camp Director. Check-in will take place from 9:00-9:20 am in the Community Room.
- Campers not registered for the add-on swim lesson should be picked up directly from the pool at 1:00pm everyday.
- Campers registered for the swim lesson should be picked up directly from the pool MONDAY- THURSDAY at 1:45pm, and on FRIDAY at 1:00pm.
- We require families to identify in writing who is authorized to pick up your camper(s) from camp. We will not release campers to persons not included on the list. If someone other than an adult listed on your camp forms will be picking up your child, please email email@example.com or send a written note with your signature and the date. Camp Counselors will have the Check Out Log out at the pool and campers must be checked out with camp staff before leaving.
Is there extended care, and how much does it cost?
Unfortunately we do not offer before or after care at this time.
Does Sonoma Splash offer scholarships?
Yes! Our scholarship application can be found on our website.
I did not register my child for the add-on swim lesson. Can I still register? Yes! Just put it in your cart and check-out.
If you have any questions about specific accommodations that your child might need, you may call our office at 707-933-4015 and speak with Jane Hansen, our Facility Director or Hillary Hoff, our Camp Director.
My child is nervous about going to camp, do you have any advice?
This is common and your camper/family is not alone.
My child has never been to camp and doesn’t know anyone. Is this typical?
Yes, our staff are trained to help new campers acclimate to the camp environment and are happy to help!
Can parents/guardians visit camp?
We do not allow family members to visit campers while they are in session. This would interfere with you and your child making a healthy separation, which is a big part of the way kids gain confidence, independence, and maturity at camp.
My child is not feeling well today. Can they still come? Campers are not allowed to attend if ill.
Do I need to pack a lunch each day?
Yes, each day each camper will need to bring a lunch from home, a snack to be eaten at snack time, and a water bottle.
What if my child has allergies?
Please be sure to indicate all allergies at the time of registration. If your child has a severe allergy, which requires medication, please contact the Camp Office to make arrangements.
The Camp Day consists of programmed blocks of time generally ranging from 20-40 minutes in length. These programs include art, sports, games, nature activities and swimming. A typical day at camp looks like this:
- 9:00-9:30am Drop-Off and Exploratory Free Play
- 9:30 -10:00 am Craft
- 10 – 10:15am Snack/sunscreen reapplication/bathroom break
- 10:15-11:00am Movement Games
- 11:00-11:45am Process Activity
- 11:45-12:15 Lunch
- 12:15-12:30 Changing for swimming/reapplying sunscreen/bathroom break
- 12:30-1:00 Free Swim Time
- 1:00 Pick Up Time at Warm Pool for Campers Not Registered for Add-On Swim Lessons
- 1:15-1:45pm Swim Lesson for Registered Campers
- 1:45pm Pick Up at Pool for Swim Lesson Campers
Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to unplug from technology and develop deep relationships and communication skills without distractions. Tech gadgets compete with the immersive experience. In addition, devices have a way of getting lost, broken, and, unfortunately, sometimes even stolen.
We ask that cell phones remain in backpacks or with our staff. And please do not allow your child to bring electronic items to camp. This includes, but is not limited to the following: iPods, laptops, electronic games, DVD players, electronic readers, and cameras with internet-uploading capability.
What should campers bring each day?
- Campers should be dressed in layers, as the mornings can be cool and the afternoons hot. Waterproof sunscreen (it is the guardian’s responsibility to apply before camp).
- Hat with visor for added sun protection if you wish.
- Sturdy shoes for running, and playing (tennis shoes, sandals with secure straps and closed-toed.)
- PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING YOU SEND TO CAMP WITH YOUR CHILD’S FIRST & LAST NAME.
My child does not know how to swim, can they still attend? Who will be in the pool helping/ supervising my children?
No experience is necessary. All swim time will be supervised by the staff as well as Splash lifeguards. Swim assessments will be conducted on the first day. Free swim time will be held in our teaching pool and areas will be marked off for campers who are not yet water safe.