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Your Step-By-Step Admissions Guide

We encourage your calls at any time during the Admissions process and the days leading up to camp. We're always happy to answer any questions you or your camper have.

Step 1: Call our Admissions team.

Questions? Ready to start enrolling? 

Call now -- we're here 7 days/week!

No questions are off limits. You deserve the information you need to make a confident decision.

Step 2: Complete online application.

Once you've talked to our Admissions staff,
click here to begin your online enrollment.

Your $500 deposit is due when you submit your application.

Step 3: Pay tuition balance.

Your tuition balance is due no later than one week before camp starts.

Cancellation insurance is available.

We accept all major credit cards and ACH transfers.

Step 4: Start packing!

Let the fun begin!

We'll send you everything you need to get ready for camp -- from packing lists to transportation options and more.

Common Admissions Questions
Don't see your question? Give us a call or start a live chat at the bottom of your screen.

What if my son or daughter isn't sure about attending?

Sometimes kids hesitate simply because they're not sure what to expect -- which is perfectly natural. As long as your camper is open to seeing participation as an opportunity and willing to give it a try, they'll fit right in!

Feel free to get in touch with our admissions team about your specific concerns. We're happy to share our insights and experiences so you can make the best decision for your child.

What if my child wants to leave early?

It's very rare that this happens. Summer camp has always been about fun and making friends, so most campers adjust very quickly, within just a few days. 

However, if you’re unsure about whether your camper will thrive in the camp environment or may wish to leave camp early, our Cancellation Protection Option can provide additional peace of mind.

 

Cancellation Protection entitles you to a pro rata refund of your tuition payments for all days missed by your camper for any reason. This includes decisions not to attend after enrolling and early departure for any reason, including your child's personal preference, illness, or family emergency.

Cancellation Protection costs 15% of your camp tuition. It must be purchased no later than 8 days before your camper's session starts.

Please let your Admissions Counselor know if you'd like to purchase Cancellation Protection.

What is your refund policy?

All tuition payments are non-refundable.

If this is a concern, our Cancellation Protection option may give you additional peace of mind. 

Cancellation Protection entitles you to a pro rata refund of your tuition payments for all days missed by your camper for any reason. This includes decisions not to attend after enrolling and early departures for any reason, including your child's personal preference, illness, or family emergency.

Cancellation Protection costs 15% of your camp tuition. It must be purchased no later than 8 days before your camper's session starts.

Please let your Admissions Counselor know if you'd like to purchase Cancellation Protection.

Can kids with medical issues go to camp?

Of course. If your child has a known health issue, just talk to Jessica, our Director of Admissions, about your child’s specific situation.

Generally, if your teenage son or daughter, or college-age camper can walk unassisted and is not experiencing an acute physical or mental health crisis, they can attend Empowered Wellness camps.

To ensure the safety of our staff and campers, we cannot admit campers who have a history of significant oppositional behavior or violence.

If your child requires daily prescription or over-the-counter medication – for example, for Type 2 diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure -- our onsite registered nurse will store the medication and administer it daily.

How are calories restricted?

Every camper's metabolic needs are  different, and feeling starved or deprived never helped anyone stay at a healthy weight, so we don’t assign a “one-size-fits-all” calorie level.

At meals, each camper receives a reasonably-portioned, nutritionally balanced plate. It includes lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats – say, chicken, green beans and couscous. It’s the same food that our staff eats, in fact!

Campers and staff then choose additional foods based on their hunger levels from the Camper’s Choice food bar. 

This unique feature empowers campers to choose additional food if they still feel hungry. It also encourages mindful eating and lets them practice the new life skills and healthy habits they’re learning.

How much exercise do campers get?

Our goal is to help each camper develop the habit of daily physical activity doing things they actually enjoy (so they'll keep doing them!).

We are not drill sergeants and this is not a bootcamp. We neither require nor allow  unhealthy and extreme amounts of exercise from our campers.

All campers and staff wear pedometers to count steps. Every day at camp is naturally active, and includes both structured and informal opportunities for kids to try lots of different activities. 

Our motto is "Challenge by Choice." Every camper's background and activity level is unique. Our staff is specially trained to work with campers who may not have been active in a while, always prioritizing safety, injury prevention, and helping campers feel comfortable in new situations.

We also build in plenty of rest and relaxation, because that's an equally important part of wellbeing.

How do campers keep the weight off after camp?

We know that sticking to new life skills and daily healthy habits is harder back home than it is a camp. At camp, you're in a setting that's designed to make it as easy as possible to practice what you're learning.

Once you're back home, spending your days at school, at friends' houses and so on, it can be tougher.

Here's how we help you stay on track:

While you're here, you'll practice your new skills and daily habits all the time. Over time, that helps turn them into natural behaviors that you don't have to think consciously about.

Your camp tuition also includes a special Three-Day Family Weekend, so that everyone in the family has the opportunity to learn about and practice Empowered Wellness principles.

Next, you and your coach will put together your own personalized At-Home Plan, tailored to your specific needs and goals.

You'll also create and take home your own one-of-a-kind customized cookbook with all your favorite recipes and cooking tips.

And best of all: for FREE, you can phone or email our year-round weight loss psychologists, nutritionists, dietitians and child development experts.

So don't hesitate after camp's over -- if questions or a new challenge come up, give us a call or drop us an email.

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Jessica Dorgan, MA, LPC, NCC

Admissions Director

Jessica and our admissions team is available by phone, email and live chat.

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 7 PM Pacific
Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 4 PM Pacific
Other hours by appointment.