- How do I receive additional information about Saginaw Day Camp?
- Please click request info and complete the request information form, call (610) 998-1281 or .
- How do I enroll my child(ren)?
- You can enroll online or obtain an printable enrollment form by clicking here or by calling our toll-free number (610) 998-1281.
- What are the ages of the SDC campers, and what programs are offered?
- SDC offers programs for children ranging in age from 4 to 15. We pride ourselves in offering age appropriate activities and supervision to all of our campers. Campers ages six through thirteen enjoy our traditional program, which includes instructional and free swim, athletics, two activity periods, and a 45 minute rest period daily.
Our four and five year olds, The Little Indians, have an adjusted schedule which includes extra rest and age appropriate activities, as well as additional adult supervision. We also offer a Mini-Day program for Little Indians. Participants of this program will arrive at camp at 9:00 AM, enjoy a swim period, an activity period, lunch, rest period, and athletics before being picked up at 1:45 PM.
Our Counselors-In-Training (CIT) program is a minimum four-week program for 14 and 15 year old participants who engage in a unique experience. The CIT's enjoy the fantastic activities that SDC has to offer in the morning. After lunch, they participate in educational and fun leadership and team-building programs. For the remainder of the day, they aid the counselors with the younger campers. Working with the counselors provides CIT's with the opportunity to experience how their actions and decisions can impact the campers' summers.
For more information on any of these programs, please give us a call at (610) 998-1281.
- Is there a partial day option for my child?
- SDC offers a mini-day program for our Little Indians (four and five year olds). Participants will be dropped off at 9:00 AM and participate in swim, an activity period, lunch, a rest period, and athletics, before getting picked up at 1:45 PM. This program costs $395 per week per camper.
- When is Camp?
- SDC operates for 9 weeks, from Monday, June 20th through Friday, August 19th 2016. The typical camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
- Can I take a tour of camp prior to enrolling?
- Yes, SDC will be hosting two Open Houses in 2016, Sunday April 3, and Saturday June 4. If you cannot wait, feel free to call us to set up a tour at (610) 998-1281.
All open houses are from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If these dates are not convenient, please call our office to arrange for a tour.
- Do you offer "Extended Care Hours"?
- Yes. The standard camp day is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We offer extended care as follows:
• 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ($55 per week)
• 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ($55 per week)
• 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (this includes dinner) ($145 per week)
Children who remain at SDC from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. have a different scheduled program each day during this time period.
- Does Camp provide transportation and what is the cost?
- Saginaw Day Camp provides transportation from the Newark, DE area North on Rt. 896 towards Oxford, and from the Chadds Ford and Kennett Square areas South on US Rt. 1. Specific pick-up locations will be determined based on registration. Additional transportation locations may be added if there is significant interest from any given area (i.e., West Chester, PA, Wilmington, DE, etc.) The cost of transportation for the 2015 season is $130 per week for the first child per household, $65 per week for each additional child.
- Are there cabins & a place to change?
- Yes, there are separate cabins for boys and girls and every camper will have his/her own cubby to store personal items.
- Does SDC provide lunch and/or snack everyday?
- Yes, SDC provides a full lunch with a salad bar in our air-conditioned dining hall. In addition, a snack is provided each afternoon.
- What's the age of staff members and how are they trained?
- Saginaw Day Camp counselors must be at least 18-years-old and/or entering their freshman year of college. Junior counselors must be 16-years-old and entering their junior year of high school. SDC recruits staff from local colleges including University of Delaware and West Chester University, and targets education majors. Every staff member is thoroughly interviewed and is administered a background check, and then participates in a comprehensive staff orientation program. Each group of campers has a Head Counselor, a supervisor who oversees the group and works along with the counselors to ensuring that every child gets the most out of his or her experience at SDC.
- What's the camper-staff ratio?
- There is approximately one staff member for every five campers.
- Is there a medical staff and how will you dispense my child's meds?
- There is a complete health center at SDC with a full nursing staff and full-time doctor available. All meds are dispensed by nurses at lunch.
- How many children will be in my child's group? How will the campers be divided?
- Depending on the ratio of campers for a particular week, there are approximately 8-12 children in a group. The groups are co-ed and divided by age. We are happy to honor any requests as long as the children are close in age.
- Are there any forms I need to complete?
- Yes, once your child is enrolled, you will be provided with the forms necessary for your child to attend SDC.
- Are there any camp shirts or apparel?
- Every enrolled camper will receive a SDC t-shirt.
- Are there facilities for inclement weather?
- SDC is very proud of its many indoor/multi-purpose facilities. Therefore, in the event of rain, we still run most of our daily activities indoors. Additionally, we have multiple shaded and air-conditioned buildings to keep children cool during intense heat.
- If my child doesn't want to swim, is there another option?
- SDC's philosophy is to encourage every child to experience new activities. Since instructional and free swim are part of the daily program, we encourage every camper to swim. However, we never force a child to participate in activities.
- Do we leave an extra change of clothes at camp?
- Yes, every week, each camper leaves an extra change of clothes in their cubby in the bunk.
- What does my child need to bring to camp?
- Prior to the first day of camp, you will receive a complete "What to Bring to Camp" list.
- When is the balance of my payment due?
- All balances must be paid in full by June 1st.
- Who are the Directors of SDC?
- Adam and Tracy Schwartzberg, the Directors of Saginaw Day Camp, bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge working with children. Adam has spent 28 summers in camping, including the past 18 years as part of the Saginaw family. He thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work in camping all-year round. A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Adam spent five years working for Child Protective Services in New Jersey before joining Saginaw full-time.
Saginaw has been Tracy's summer home for over 30 years. As a camper, counselor, and staff member, she has experienced all aspects of camping life. Tracy received her master's degree in education from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is currently a full time special education teacher in Columbus, NJ, where she was instrumental in developing a comprehensive program for children with Autism.
Adam and Tracy are the proud parents of Ella (8) and Anna (4).