Parents and Campers: The following are answers to the most commonly asked SSC questions.
1. Which group will my camper be in?
Campers are put into 6 to 7 different groups depending on their age and grade. Each group participates in age appropriate games, sports, and activities. Here is the general breakdown.
- Starfish= Pre-k- DK
- Seahorse = Entering Kindergarten
- Dusky Dolphin= Entering 1st grade
- Striped Dolphin= Entering 2nd grade
- Sharks= Entering 3rd Grade
- Swordfish= Entering 4th Grade
- Triggers= Entering 5-6th Grade
You will be notified before camp begins as to which group your camper will be in. Group requests will be honored this year .
2. When can I meet the Coaches and learn about the camp philosophy?
Parents, guardians and all friends are invited to meet some of SSC staff (date TBA) at the campsite (15871 Mulholland Dr.). Please RSVP by July 12th to Coach Saken or Stacy (310) 273-2459.
Camp tours are also offered through out the school year. Please call to set one up!
3. How do I get Schedules and Weekly Information?
Consult the SSC Daily Calendar that will be sent to you upon enrollment. Additional schedules of upcoming events and activities will be emailed or sent home with your camper on an as needed basis. SSC Celebrating 20 years of FUN!!!!!!!!!
4. What are the camp hours?
Camp hours are as follows:
9:00-3:00pm Traditional Camp / Sports Clinics
8:30am Early morning care / Drop off (optional)
3:20-4:00pm extended care if needed.
2:55-3:55pm after camp enrichment programs (optional-additional fee)
All campers must be picked up by 4:00pm. All staff at SSC and Curtis leave at 4:00pm. If your camper cannot be picked up by 3:30, you must let an SSC staff member know ahead of time.
5. How does Pick-up and Drop off work? Where is Camp Located?
You must Sign In and Sign Out your camper(s) Daily, No exceptions! This is for the safety of your Child. Thank you for your anticipated patience during this process.
Camp is located at 15871 Mulholland Dr. just west of the 405 (at The Curtis School). You will turn onto Walt Disney Dr. show the security kiosk your 2010 enclosed SSC Parking/Carpool Pass (additional passes are available). Proceed down the hill where all campers will be signed in and out. You may drop off your camper(s) in the circle or park in a lined space to the right as you enter the campus and walk your camper(s) down to the Pavilion. Campers will be picked up and dropped off in the Circle where they will be signed in and out. Any one picking up a camper other than a parent or guardian must be on the release form.
6. What is a typical week at SSC?
There will be a theme most of the days and specific athletic activities. Please consult your Calendar and/ or visit us on the web. You are also encouraged to talk to your camper’s coach to find out more details.
7. What do I bring to camp?
A lunch with plenty of liquids and a snack. Hot Lunch Program is offered for $6 each day (you still bring a snack those days). A couple of campers are allergic to peanut butter so please provide a peanut butter substitute when possible. If your camper only eats peanut butter we can separate into two different lunch areas. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with this matter. Bring towel, bathing suit, sun screen (please, please apply before coming to camp for extra protection, we will re-apply if you tell us to), your new SSC rash guard to help protect you from the sun, SSC hat, and any other appropriate sports equipment for the week. You Must Label all clothes, towels etc!!!!
7b. How do I order Hot Lunch? What will be served for Hot Lunch?
For your convenience Hot Lunch is now offered Five Days a week. Consult the Daily calendar for Menu. We will serve an entrée, vegetable, fruit, dessert and drink. It will be a well-balanced meal. Please pay Stacy or Coach Rio. Cost $6 per lunch. Yum! You may pay in the morning, or with your application (you must indicate on your check which days you are paying for), or any other time that is convenient for you.
8. Basic Daily Schedule: (subject to change)
The typical daily schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:30 Check in, group warm ups and meeting with campers
9:30-10:15 First activity
10:30-11:30 Second activity
11:30-12:30 Swimming (optional) / other sports /activities/ games offered
12:50-1:15 Free choice games, camp group games, special themes and activities
1:15-2:00 Third activity
2:00-2:35 Shave Ice or Cool treat.
2:35-3:00 Clean up and cool down games, get ready to leave.
3:00-3:15 Pick up your camper(s)
9. Can I add Days?
Yes, provided we have space. Please let us know as soon as possible. Camp fills up quickly. 2008 was sold out!!!!!!!!!
10. SSC Sports Specific Specialty Camps
Our sports specific specialty camps/ clinics are for the athlete who wants to play that sport just a little more during the day/week. We offer a Baseball Camp, Soccer Camp, Flag Football Camp, Basketball Camp and Volleyball Camp: On their first day campers will receive a separate schedule for these programs. Please bring appropriate gear and clothes for the sports specific camp you will be attending. Example for baseball: Cleats, glove, hat, bat, etc? These camps are designed for athletes in grades 3-7.
11. Saken Sports Camp contact information:
- Web Site: www.sakensportscamp.com
- 310. 273-2459 Camp Office or 310.889-3708 my office at the Curtis campus
- 310. 266-7168 (Camp cell – to reach Coach Saken Emergency or really urgent only)
12. What about Swimming?
We offer swimming everyday for most groups. This is an optional activity. Certified Lifeguards are in and out of the pool supervising all campers. Young campers must stay in shallow area where they can touch the bottom. Sunscreen will be reapplied if you request it, please ask your coach.
13. Do I need to fill out a medical release form and release of liability?
Yes. Medical release forms will be mailed to you once you have enrolled in camp. All pictures / video taken at Saken Sports Camp may be used for promotional material in relation to the camp.
14. Camp Clothes. We love the Camp Shirts, Rash Guards, and Hats! Can we buy more?
Absolutely! There are sizes for the whole family. Place your order with any coach or call the Camp Office 310.273-2459. Kids sizes: S, M, L and Adults S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Great new colors, excellent to work out in (We encourage campers to wear their camp shirts every day and rash guards in the water).
15. Missed a day? Going to miss a day? Refund Policy?
Two make-ups are only given to campers who are ill and must be used that session or year. If you know in advance you will be missing a day you may have credit for another day that session, provided there is space for the day requested. There will be no refunds after June 15th, 2013. The $300 deposit is non-refundable. Please note; if there is a special circumstance we are always eager to work with families whenever possible, we request you let us know your situation as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
16. What if my Camper misbehaves?
If your camper is asked to leave for Disciplinary reasons there will be no refund. Good sportsmanship and good manners are expected.
Thank you, and I am looking forward to a great summer Celebrating our 20 year Anniversary!!!!!!