FAQ

I have not received any email (either with my password or my registration confirmation) from Kidrealm.  What can I do?

If you have not received any email from KidRealm, please check your Spam folder and settings and make sure that you have set up your email software to accept messages from  rob@kidrealm.com.

Can I sign up and pay for just one week of a two-week camp?

Unfortunately we cannot offer this option. Our space is very limited and therefore each slot in our enrollment is essential in covering our expenses. From a business standpoint we could not afford to run the camp if we had too many “One Weekers”. In the past many have paid the full amount and only attended 1 week. This is an expensive alternative but some have vied for that option.

What do the numbers after the Camp names mean? Time Machine 2. Advanced Strategy 3.

These are the Session Numbers. They do not mean that they are more advanced or that you need knowledge from the first one. (It is not like college courses; Time Machine 101, then Time Machine 102). All the Camps of the same name have the same program and activities.

What is KidRealm's Cancellation Policy?

If cancelled MORE than two weeks from start of camp, the customer will receive all but $50 of their Registration. If cancelled LESS than two weeks from the start of camp, the customer will have half of their money refunded. No money is refunded if campers miss days during the camp. ALL REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF REQUEST. If you have not received your refund in a week, please e-mail us. It may have been lost in the mail or we may have not received a request.

Can I pay with Visa or other credit cards?

The answer is yes. This year you can pay securely with any major credit card or with a PayPal account.

Do I have to have a PayPal Account to pay with a credit card?

The answer is No. You can pay securely without a PayPal account. PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Where do I send my payment if I choose not to use PayPal/Credit Card?

Please send a check payable to KidRealm to:
Kidrealm
25887 Nellie Ct.
Chantilly, VA 20152

Can my 6-year-old attend a camp for 7-year-olds this Summer?

The answer is yes, if they are good readers or if they have an older sibling in attendance.

Can my 12-year-old be a CIT?

The answer is sorry, No.

How is the day structured at KidRealm Camps?

The focus at KidRealm Camps is fun but we also want to offer many challenges for intellects that like to be stimulated even in the summer. We try to provide a place where creative minds can thrive and be exercised daily.
We start each day with a morning meeting and 20 minutes of silent reading. We have hundreds of great books in our Camp Library, and Campers are invited to bring their own books or read some of ours. Our Core Hours are filled with 4 activity-packed Rotations a day. Campers will visit Jester's Jamboree, the Guild in the morning, followed by lunch. Then in the afternoon they visit Cool Coliseum and have a special Camp Specific Rotation. Each rotation is packed with exciting games and fun activities. We end the day with a short afternoon closing ceremony.
No part of the day is unstructured other than 5 or 10 minutes of free time in the morning and afternoon for arrival and dismissal. We want to stress that when parents drop off and pick up campers and see the short "free" activity time that they don't come to the conclusion that the camp day is unstructured. This may be all of the Camp day that parents see but please remember it's only a very short time at the start and finish of the day.

What do kids do during Extended Day?

Our Extended Hours program is one of the best in the county. Since the camp day is so structured and there is very little "free" time, it's fun for the kids to unwind and relax. Extended hours begin with 20 minutes of Silent Reading. We have an Arcade Hour where the kids can play kid-friendly games on popular systems like Nintendo Wii, Game Cube, X-Box, PlayStation 2, and Game Boys. We limit video games to one hour. Also we have Movie Hour where we play great DVD movie titles (PG and G). We also provide some exercise time in the gym or outside. There will also be tournaments, creative play, and some arts and crafts.

What is a “Contracted Camp” in cooperation with Arlington County?

"Contracted Camps" are independently owned and operated camps that pay a fee to the county to be allowed to operate at county locations. In addition to the location, the county provides advertising in their summer camps catalog. KidRealm Camps hires their own staff and processes their own registrations. KidRealm Camps operate as a County Camp in safety procedures and rules of conduct.
One thing that sets us apart is the year-round dedication to our particular program. I work on activities all year long in my After-School Enrichment Programs. By the time summer rolls around our activities are tried and true. Also my budget for the camp is as high as I can afford. Last year we spent thousands on games, projects, and the like. We want KidRealm Camps to be one of the best camp experiences offered in the area, and we try to do whatever we can to insure that your child has a great time and wants to come back every summer.

What is the Code of Conduct of KidRealm Camps?

We expect all Campers to respect the staff and the other Campers. Campers must respect other camper's property as well as the school's and KidRealm's. We expect all campers to follow established Camp procedures of rotating with their teams, following activity directions, staying within camp boundaries, and making safety a priority. We will not tolerate:
  • Intentional verbal abuse, teasing, bullying or profane language.
  • Physical harm to another person or staff.
  • Intentional damage to property.
  • Taking other people's property (Camper's, School's, KidRealm's).
  • Inappropriate behavior through touching or invading another person's personal space.
  • Harassing others for food, items or money.
  • Consistent disregard of Program Procedures. (Not following directions, habitually late picking up camper)
Staff will make every effort to encourage positive participation and strive to solve all problems in a calm, diplomatic fashion. In the event that all measures have been exhausted, we reserve the right to remove a Camper from the Program. Consequences will be relative to the degree of unacceptable behavior. Some consequences we may implement include:
  • Moving a Camper to a different Team.
  • Having Camper stay with our Quality Control Supervisor and assist him.
  • Suspension for remainder of day and next day.
  • Suspension for the remainder of the week.
  • Suspension from all future KidRealm Camps.
Our goal is to provide a safe, fun place for all students. We value our customers and understand that as parents you want to be confident that KidRealm offers a positive environment for your child. We are dedicated to this result.

Are there Outside KidRealm Activities or Field Trips?

We have a Weather Alert Radio on site and we never take campers outside if the heat index is Code Orange, Code Red, etc. This camp is not a sports camp but we do have a rotation each day of Physical Activity. Most games are not very strenuous and are optional if a camper does not feel well enough to participate. On nice days we make a point to get outside in the fresh air not only in the Physical Rotation but also in others like Reading, Rehearsing, or even board games like Chess. All camp activities are on site. We have too much on our agenda to go to the pool or similar diversions.