Who is the Camp Owner? Is he Full-Time at Camp?
Mason Goldberg is the Owner/Director of Meadowbrook. He is here onsite every day running Camp. He is extremely passionate about camp and enriching the lives of Children on a daily basis. Mason solely focuses on Meadowbrook and has no other business interests.
What are the hours of Camp?
The Camp day goes from 9am - 4pm. Before Care is available starting at 7:30am and After Care is available until 6pm.There is no transportation for the Before and After Care programs.
Will my child learn to swim?
Swimming is a very important life skill that we focus on at Meadowbrook. Each Camper swims at least twice daily. All Campers up through our 6th Grade Campers have a swim lesson every morning.Our 27 Lifeguards plus 3 Waterfront Directors utilize the Red Cross Swim Program to teach all of our Campers to Swim. Our parents rave about the swim progress their Campers make at Meadowbrook!
What do you do in the rain?
We have pre-set rainy day schedules that utilize our extensive indoor and covered areas. These schedules feature fun activities that we don't do on regular days, like Karaoke, Dance Parties, Game Shows, and Special Arts & Crafts. Some older Campers may leave Camp for the movies or bowling, but as part of our focus on age and developmentally appropriate activities, Campers up through 4th Grade never leave Camp there are so many fun indoor activities, they don't have to!
How will my Camper get back and forth to Camp?
Meadowbrook tuition includes door-to-door transportation on state inspected and air-conditioned mini-yellow school buses. School buses are the safest way for children to travel. All of our buses are driven by state licensed CDL Bus Drivers that are Meadowbrook Employees! This ensures that they have been hired, trained, and background checked by us, and they are accountable to us for operating a safe and fun bus ride to Camp each and every day.There is also a Bus Counselor on board who is responsible for organizing fun games and exciting bus events each and every day.
What is included and what are extras? What about Tipping?
Meadowbrook is an all-inclusive Camp…EVEN ALL TIPS! Transportation, Lunch, Photos, day trips are all part of tuition. The only thing not included is Optional Trips for our Travel Campers…because they are optional.
Why are tips included?
At Meadowbrook, we have an extremely professional staff. We treat them as professionals, we train them as professionals, and we compensate them as professionals. This applies to all of our Group Counselors as well as our Bus Drivers (who are all Meadowbrook Employees) and our Bus Counselors. In addition to their salaries, Staff members receive a performance-based bonus based on a variety of factors including feedback from our Camp Parents. In addition to recognizing the professionalism of our Staff, this eliminates some concerns expressed by parents including possible favoritism, distraction from the true mission, and added expense for families at the end of the Summer. This policy also gives us flexibility in staffing our groups without worrying about the financial impact of tips for our Staff members or our Parents.
How many Counselors are there with each group?
Up to entering 1st Grade for our Girls and 2nd Grade for our boys, each group has at least 3 Group Counselors with them at all times, and many have 4. Older groups have 2-3 Counselors with them. Additionally, all groups are joined by 1 or 2 Activity Specialists at all of their Camp activities.
How old are the Counselors?
All Tiny Toons Groups (those entering Pre-K and Kindergarten) are run by a Group Leader who is an experienced “mommy” (an adult female who has children of her own…not in the group). All other groups are led by Senior Counselors who have all finished at least 1 year of college. Junior Counselors must be HS Graduates or entering their Jr. or Sr. Year. Assistant Counselors have finished at least 1 year of High School. There are NO CIT’s at Meadowbrook! Everyone responsible for taking care of your Camper is a true staff member…hired by Meadowbrook…fully trained…and paid to work. Additionally, each Division has a Division Head who is an adult with experience both working with children and as a parent.
Do you provide lunch?
A healthy, kid friendly hot lunch is included everyday at no extra cost to you. There are also many alternative options every day as well as a fresh Salad Bar. We also carry fresh fruit daily.
Do you have a Nurse on premises?
We always have 2 Registered Nurses at Camp in our modern, air-conditioned Nurses Office.
How will you communicate with me during the Summer about my child?
One of our many Division Heads will call you regularly throughout the Summer. You should also feel free to reach out to them at any time. We post photos on our password protected site daily. Younger Campers receive a personalized “Meadowgram” every week and Swim Reports every other week. A full camp newsletter is emailed home at the end of each week.