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Challenge Camp Winter Classes FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the camp office, info@challengecamps.com or 914-779-6024. Thank you.

What platform will you use for Challenge Camp After School – how will the classes be conducted?

Our virtual after school program will use Google Classroom as the Central Hub for each class. Instructors will conduct classes in secure Google Meet or Zoom virtual classrooms. All of our classes will be LIVE & INTERACTIVE with our dynamic instructors.

Will my student need supplies to participate in Challenge Camp After School?

The instructors will use the Google Classroom page to post supply lists and any software or apps that your child will need to install to participate in their selected activities.

Please note that certain courses may be subject to a materials fee. Where possible, we are working on making arrangements with vendors to ship items directly to you and included this in the listed material fee – there still may be additional supplies required. For other classes with significant projects (ie Drone Flight School) we have listed an estimated fee. We are still trying to expedite the logistics, but you may need to place the order directly with the vendor. See details in the relevant course descriptions on this website.

Supply lists for classes will be distributed or posted on the Google Classroom page. Parents are responsible for ordering supplies in advance of the session. We encourage you to order sooner as delivery and shipping times now are unpredictable.

Supply Tip: Enroll early so you have time to order supplies and download and install any required software.

What type of student would excel at Challenge Camp After School?

Challenge students are bright, curious, academically motivated learners. They have often been identified as gifted, talented and / or accelerated learners.

Who are the Directors?

Carole Berman has been the Founder & Executive Director of Challenge Camp since 1981 and sits on the Board of the New York State Camp Director’s Association (NYSCDA). Our Afternoon Director Joe Fields (35+ years) and Assistant Director Marcy Geisser-Wolf (20+ years), a certified American Camp Association Standards & Practices visitor, will assist you prior to and throughout the summer camp season. Click here for our Director and faculty profiles.

Who are the teachers?

Our instructors are teachers in public and private school settings. Our staff also includes professional magicians, musicians, scientists, actors, chess masters, artists, chefs and more. College and High School students act as counselors for our programs.

I see that you are an ACA Accredited Camp – what does that mean?

Yes, Challenge Camp is proud to be accredited through the American Camp Association! The main purpose of the ACA accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices. You should feel confident in choosing an ACA accredited program for your child(ren.)

What are the dates and fees for Challenge Camp After School?

Click here for complete dates and fees.

What grade do I use for choosing my child’s classes?

We use the student’s CURRENT GRADE as of September 2020 for class selection. Please use these printer-friendly charts Classes By Day, By Category, Alphabetical as a reference to assist you in selecting the class options for your child.

When & How do I register?

The preferred method of registration is through the Challenge Camp online portal with CampDoc. We encourage you to register for camp as early as possible to ensure your child’s preferred class selections as many of our classes fill to capacity.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the camp office, info@challengecamps.com or 914-779-6024. Thank you.

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