Where will the camp be held?

West Los Angeles College – 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

Click here for location information/directions.

College Bound for Kids offers a great camp experience for all children.  Students are exposed to taking classes on a college campus at an early age and because we are located in a separate building away from all summer school students, it allows our students room to run, play and engage in camp activities.  West LA offers students a newly designed, safe and clean atmosphere creating a memorable experience for all ages.

Where will I sign-in my child?

Check-in commences at 7:00AM each morning.  Children dropped off between 7:00AM and 8:30AM. will interact with peers and counselors prior to the start of class.  At about 8:30AM, children will be escorted to their classrooms for academic instruction. 

On major field trip days, we typically depart by 8:30AM. Late arrivals may miss the bus and the responsibility of getting to the designated location will be the responsibility of the parent. 

What are the check-in and check-out procedures?

Each morning, the person dropping off the child must sign in on the sign-in sheet.  The CB4K staff members at the sign-in area are authorized to collect weekly payments.   If money is to be left with the camp counselors to hold for a child’s lunch or snacks, that should also be indicated on the sign-in sheet and left with the camp administrator at the check-in table.  Check-out time is from 4:30-6 p.m. on all days except the day that your child’s grade level attends a major field trip.  On major field trip days, students will not likely return to the campus until 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

 Check-out will also require a signature from an authorized person.  CB4K will only release a child to someone who has prior authorization, as indicated on the child’s original application form or emergency form.  If someone else tries to pick up your child, we will not release your child until phone contact is made with the parent and instructions are given.  Note: You will be asked some questions over the phone to ensure that you are indeed the child’s parent.  For all special arrangements, speak with the camp director or supervisor(s) in advance to ensure that the check-in and check-out process goes smoothly and quickly.

Who are the staff members and what kind of training do they have?

The program uses teachers from LAUSD, Private Schools and counselor/tutors who are university graduate and undergraduate students.  The majority of our counselors/tutors are individuals who work with children year-round in the College Bound for Kids after school programs.  Many of the counselors have Bachelors Degrees (or are close to earning them) and have about two to three years of experience working with children.  There are always staff members present who are trained in CPR.  

What is the student-counselor ratio for Mega Camp?

Kinder:  8 students per counselor and as low as 6:1 on some major field trips

1st – 2nd : Up to 12 students per counselor and as low as 8:1 on some major field trips

3rd – 6th: Up to 14 students per counselor and as low as 8:1 on some major field trips

7th – 9th: Up to 16 students per counselor and as low as 8:1 on some major field trips

Jr. Counselors may assist regular staff with students in grades K-4th

What is a typical day’s schedule for Mega Camp?

Academic instruction begins at 8:30am.  Math, reading, writing and language arts are covered.  Groups will go to lunch between 11 and 11:30.  Following lunch, students board the bus for off-campus activities such as the movies, swimming, bowling, skating, and other recreational activities.  With the exception of the major field trips, campers will return to the campus between 3:30 and 4:30pm daily.  On most major field trips, the students will leave the campus by bus between 8:00am and 9am and return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.  Fridays are reserved for on-campus activities such as sports, dance, arts and crafts and other fun activities.

What about food and medication?

Students may purchase lunch for $6 per day.  A menu will be provided every Monday to display the menu options for the week.  Every Monday is “Pizza Monday”.   If you do not feel comfortable giving lunch money to your younger children, CB4K staff can manage your child’s lunch and spending money. Many parents pack a sack lunch and snacks for their children.

Arrangements can be made with camp supervisors/directors for special needs or medication. A Medication Authorization form and a doctor’s note will have to be submitted to the camps supervisor before we are able to administer any medication.

What are the guidelines for use of restrooms?

The use of public restroom facilities is a major concern for parents of school-age children.  To avoid problems in this area, the following procedure is routinely practiced by all CB4K employees.  There are regularly scheduled restroom breaks throughout the day.  Counselors will accompany students to use the restroom.  The counselor will first check the restroom to ensure that students are able to safely use the facility.  Counselors are instructed not to go into the restroom while children are using it.  After children have used the facility, the counselor will recheck the restroom to make sure it has been properly used.

How are behavioral problems addressed?

Typically we don’t encounter behavioral problems.  The children attending summer camp enjoy the experience and appreciate the opportunity to participate in exciting and fun activities. Children who repeatedly break camp rules will be removed from the program.  By registering students in this program, parents have knowingly given permission for staff members to appropriately discipline students by preventing them from fully participating in scheduled recreational activities. Failing to comply with classroom rules and refusing to do required work will result in students being restricted from full participation in recreational activities.  Having children watch while others are participating in camp activities has proven to be an effective deterrent of misbehavior.

How much does it cost?

A one-time processing and registration fee of $90 per child is required for the Mega camp.  The fee includes a camp T-shirt for each child.  An additional T-shirt may be purchased for $15.

All Full Day specialty camps have a registration fee of $25. If you have paid the Mega camp registration fee, you do not need to pay the specialty camp reg fee as well.

 The camp itself costs $200 per week per child.  There is a mandatory fee of $45 each week that covers the cost of all field trips. Parents are responsible for paying the additional cost at the same time as the weekly payment.  Food and snacks are not included in this program—parents must either provide snacks or give children money to purchase snacks.

How can I reserve a spot in the Summer Camp?

You will pay a non-refundable $90 registration fee per child and fill out an online session sign-up form indicating which sessions your child plans to attend.  Each session is one week long.  You may choose as many weeks as you like, depending on your summer plans. A $25 deposit per week (this deposit is per family not per child) is required to hold your child’s space.  This deposit will be applied toward your weekly fee. 

How can I make payment?

You can make a payment online.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  All you need to do is create an account (1 per family) and select which Camp(s) you will be paying for.  Click here to make an online payment.

You may make checks or money orders payable to College Bound for Kids. If you wish to pay cash, you must make arrangements with the director or supervisor(s) and obtain the necessary receipt for such transactions.

ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY ONE WEEK  (5 BUSINESS DAYS) PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CAMP WEEK!

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Refund requests must be submitted in writing, NO EXCEPTIONS. The registration fee is non-refundable. Make-up days will not be granted under any circumstances. College Bound 4 Kids provides a service based on fees and enrollment so refund requests received before or on Saturday, May 6 will be processed with a $25 penalty fee per week cancelled. After May 6, there are NO refunds. A $25 weekly deposit can be transferred from one week to another if not used, if we have space available. 

What if I can’t pick up my child on time?

There is no grace period after 6pm.  Children must be picked up by 6:00.  After 6:00 p.m., the late fee is $1 per minute. This fee must be paid in cash directly to the counselor when picking up your child.

Can I pick up my child earlier than 4:30?

Yes, but it must be pre-arranged with a CBFK supervisor.  You will still need to sign out your child.  Do not simply pick up your child without signing out as the CBFK staff will be led to believe that the child is not accounted for.

Which swimming pool will be used and what type of supervision is provided?

The camp will use the Culver City Plunge at Overland Ave. and Culver Blvd. On those days, students will need to bring swimsuits and a towel. CB4K asks that students wear swimwear under their clothing.  The Plunge has certified lifeguards on duty at all times and limits the number of persons who can be in the pool at one time. 

What types of movies will the children be allowed to see?

Younger children will only see movies rated G or PG; older children may be allowed to see PG-13 movies if authorized by parents providing that it does not involve nudity (i.e. The Hulk).  On occasion, if there are not enough G & PG rated movies, students will see an educational IMAX feature at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Parents will be able to indicate what movie ratings their children are permitted to watch.