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CIT

Can a camper be a CIT if he's 17?

Yes, we receive 17-year-old campers who want to do the CIT program.

What is the cabin distribution like?

The CIT has its own cabin with campers aged 15 and 16 and 2 counselor per cabin. There is a cabin for female CITs and another for male CITs, and they do the activities together.

What are the regular activities of a CIT like?

They do the regular activities of the camp; Wakeboard, Water Ski, Ropes, Paintball, Survival, etc., but are trained in each of the activities at greater depth. They support other guides in the cabin order and are assigned special activities. They also receive teamwork training and leadership and are invited to guide meetings during the season.

Do CITs have a special discount?

Yes, CITs have a 15% discount on the full price and can register on any date and keep their discount.

Can CITs carry cell phones?

Guaikinima is a perfect space for Digital Detox!!! It is therefore not allowed to bring any electronic devices. If Campers bring cell phones we will keep them and return them on the last day of camp.

Day Camp Program

What are the dates, prices and discounts of the 2021 season?

  • PRICES AND DATES:
    • Price per week: You will know our rates very soon!
    • Dates: From June 14th to August 13th.
    • Extended care available per week, from 4pm. to 5:30pm. $TBD per week.
  • DISCOUNTS:
    • Brothers of registered campers Receive discounts!
    • The discount applies to the siblings of a registered camper
    • Discount 1 week, second sibling: $TBD
    • Discount 2 week or more, second sibling: $TBD

What are the payment conditions and policies?

- Total registration must be paid by Friday before the first day of camp.

- Includes 1 Guaikinima T-Shirt (uniform) per camper.

- $8 application fee per week applies.

- Children who come to the day camp without pre-registration, will be able to register with an additional $10 processing fee. Depending on availability.

What should you wear every day?

  • Yellow camp T-shirt. This allows us to recognize our campers.
  • Bathing suit worn under clothes.
  • Sunscreen (the 1st application at home)
  • Bag/backpack with an extra change of clothes and towel.
  • Water Bottle or Cooler.
  • Cap
  • Snack and lunch.
    Note: everything must be identified with the camper's name

What is a typical Day Camp day like?

Example of a Camp Day:

9:00am: Drop off

9:30am: Group Organization

9:45am: Circle / Snacks

10:00am: Round of Activities

10:45am: Snack

11:00am: Round of Activities

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Round of Activities

1:45am: Snack

2:00pm: Round of Activities

3:15pm: Circle and Closing Songs

3:45pm: Pick Up

Do you have transportation? - Day Camp.

Yes, we can coordinate transportation from your home to the camp and vice versa with camp staff or people we trust. The cost per week is $75 per camper.

Can my child go to Day Camp for a day or two?

The minimum number of days per week at the Day Camp is 3 days.
Steps to sign up for the 3-day option:
- Add the week you want in the system and complete the registration by making the deposit payment of $100 per camper
- Once the registration is complete, send an e-mail to info@campguaikinima.com indicating the days of the week you will attend
- You will receive a reply email with confirmation and balance to be paid

What are the activities in Day Camp?

In Guaikinima, Day Camp campers will do activities such as; Kayaking, Bow & Arrow, Sports, Swimming, Crafts, Snorkeling, Games.

Special Activities:

Climbing Wall: It will be once a week, for this activity the campers, in addition to their crocs or sandals; must come with sneakers and socks to carry out the activity. the days for each location are the following:

  • Tuesday: Oleta River Park
  • Wednesday: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
  • Thursday: Davie (Broward)

Horseback Riding (ONLY IN DAVIE): On Thursdays we will have horse lessons. On that day, campers must also bring long trousers or leggings to do the activity.

Family Weekend

What kind of menu do you offer?

We offer family menu for the taste of adults and children. Pasta Station, Burgers, American Breakfast, Grilled Chicken and White Rice and Taco Station. Nuggets option for the little ones.

What activities are included?

Bow and Arrow, Canoe, Paddle Board, Blob, Gagaga, Volleyball, Soccer, Target Shooting, Zipline, Campfire, Camping Games.

Not included; waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, ropes and paintball. These come at an additional cost.

What should you wear to the camp?

List of what to wear:

  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Tennis shoes (sneakers)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Flip flops or Crocs
  • Bathing suit
  • Tote bag with bathroom supplies
  • Towels for cabin and for the lake
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Fitted sheets
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or blanket

Can children under 3 years of age do the activities?

Children aged 2 and 3 years must always be supervised and accompanied by their parents or representatives in the activities. Children 4 and older can go with the counselor and group of children to activities without parents.

If two families are staying in the same cabin, does the price vary?

No, the price is per person not per cabin.

Do they include linen?

No, everyone should bring their bedding and sleeping bags or blanket.

Can two families be accommodated in the same cabin?

Yes, as long as they are not more than 12 people in total.

What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations: they will rest in a beautiful and comfortable pine cabin with air conditioning or heating (depending on the weather) with internal bathroom, bunk beds and capacity for 12 people.

General

What program do you have for a 13-year-old?

We have our sleepaway program with activities for boys and girls between 6 and 17 years old oriented to having fun and to be in contact with nature where the child can discover the natural scenery while learning new skills in addition to the values and philosophy of Guaikinima.

Do I receive a special discount if I enroll more than 2 children?

Yes, we have siblings discount for both programs. The discount applies to the siblings of a registered camper.

Is there a financing plan?

Yes, for all our programs we can create a payment plan, the sooner you sign up, the better the fees.

Guaikifiestas

How many counselors per child?

If there are 20 to 25 children there will be 3 counselors. If there are 15 children, there will be 2 counselors.

Do you offer cake and food?

No, we work with an allied caterer. We refer them to you so they can send you a quote for their services.

Do you take care of the decoration?

We work with an ally in decoration that offers: table decoration, balloons, centerpieces, back drops, themed designs, etc. We refer them to you so they can send you a quote for their services.

Is the party in Spanish or can it be in English?

You can choose in Spanish or English. Our guides are bilingual.

How do you book the party?

We send a proposal via email that you must approve and pay 50% in advance. The rest to be paid on the day of the party through any of the camp's payment options. Venmo, Zelle.

Do you have an age limit?

No, Guaikinima can do activities for any age.

Do you have rooms or halls for parties?

NO, we adapt to the customer's place. Whether it is a garden in your house, or a park. Preferably an outdoor place. Yes, if the customer wants we can make park suggestions.

What kind of activities do you offer?

Guaikinima offers a lot of camping games for birthdays, for example; “It” in pairs, the star, burnt football, two lines and a handkerchief, water channel, chain “It”, blind gunman, river, etc. They will be adapted to the ages of the guests. We also offer special activities such as, swimming pool, paint war, bow and arrow, campfire, kayak, camping.

What's the minimum number of hours?

The minimum is 2 hours in order to integrate the guests to the different activities and ensure a minimum time for the counselors to move to the location of the party.

Leadership Workshop

Do participants receive a Certification?

They receive a certificate of attendance to the workshop, which is valid for your Resume or as support for applying to Colleges or Universities.

What activities do you do in these workshops?

  • At the ABC they receive experiential learning training, communication, teamwork, fear management, conflict resolution and leadership.
  • In the Leadership in Action Intensive Workshop, you can experience a group dynamic with the children at the Day Camp. They train alongside an experienced counselor how to manage a group of campers and how to teach an activity. They will carry out the activity assigned to them, exercising leadership with others, reporting to directors.
  • The Leadership in Action Immersive Workshop trains with a group of counselors in the sleepaway, learning how to teach activities to campers, to lead games, to support the team of counselors in the development of the program. Supporting in the order of cabins, at lunchtime, attends guide meetings. You will carry out the activity assigned to you, exercising leadership with others, reporting to directors.

Where are these workshops held?

  • The ABC workshop is held in a Miami park; it can be at the Markham, CB Smith, Oleta Park or Virginia Key.
  • The Leadership In Action Intensive Workshop takes place in the summer at our Oleta River Park venue, at our Day Camp Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The date will be the week of June 15, 2020.
  • The Leadership in Action Immersive Workshop takes place in the summer at our sleepaway headquarters in Fruitland Park. The young men stay in cabins with the staff of Guaikinima, and must carry all the camper equipment. The date will be the week from July 26 to August 1, 2020.

With this workshop, can my child be a camp counselor?

This workshop is not necessarily valid as training to be selected as a camp counselor in one of our seasons. However, the camp director can select a young man who did the workshop to attend guide training before the season and, if selected, can be hired to work in the summer and be part of the counselor staff of Guaikinima.

What ages can participate?

The workshop is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 18.

Sleepaway Program

What should the camper wear?

CAMPER EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Rain jacket or poncho
  • 2 Set of sheets (twin size)
  • 1 Sleeping bag or LIGHT blanket
  • 2 Towels
  • 1 Pillow with two cases
  • 2 Pairs of sneakers
  • 1 Flip Flop or Crocs
  • 1 Blue Jeans
  • 4 Shorts
  • 1 Cap
  • 5 Pairs of socks
  • 6 underwear units
  • 2 Pajamas
  • 3 Bathing suites
  • 1 Lice shampoo
  • 1 White T-Shirt (for dyeing)
  • 3 Disco Outfits
  • 1 Dirty laundry bag
  • 1 Small Backpack for excursions
  • 1 Closed cup for water (water bottle)
  • 1 Flashlight and its spare batteries
  • Envelope and paper for letters (stamped and addressed) if parents are in the U.S. during the camp
  • 1 A Tote bag with your toilet supplies
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion

What is the sibling discount for Sleepaway?

The discount applies to the siblings of a registered camper

3 weeks $200

2 weeks $100

If for any circumstances I cannot attend the reserved season, could I change it? or is there some kind of penalty? Is the money refundable?

All payments are refundable if cancellation is made before April 1. After April 1st the $500 deposit will be withheld due to cancellation and if the cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp, there will be no refund of what is deposited in favor of your reserved place. The change of season is possible only if the change is made in advance and depending on availability.

Will my child sleep alone or accompanied? With children of the same age and gender?

Campers will sleep with their group in comfortable air-conditioned cabins, accommodations are for 12 campers and two counselors for each cabin. Groups are separated by age and gender. Cabins with the smaller children will be assigned additional counselors.

How does the transportation to and from the camp work?

Transportation to the camp is included in the camp price. Campers depart by bus from Weston, FL.

For the return we invite the parents to pick the campers up, so they have the opportunity to share some of their experiences in the magic of Guaikinima with their relatives. For those who cannot go to the camp, we can coordinate return transportation; you can select this option in the registration process.

What if my child has a special diet?

We have a balanced menu which we can adapt for special regimens for allergies, diets or eating habits. Allergies are treated with great care by the kitchen staff under the supervision of our Doc. If your camper requires a special diet it is important to specify it on health form.

What are the cabins like?

Our facilities have 12 comfortable cabins with air conditioning, private bathroom and bunk beds; accommodations are for 12 campers and two counselors for each cabin.

Is there a two-week plan for the first season?

The 2-week plan is only for Season 2.

What's the camp menu? (sleepaway stay)

Guaikinima's menu is balanced and our Chef prepares the best dishes, offering: fruits, cereals, yogurt, arepas, pancakes, scrambled eggs, empanadas, grilled chicken, rice, vegetables, salads, tacos, pasta, hamburgers, pizzas, roast beef, mashed potatoes and much more!!!

Can children carry their cell phones?

Guaikinima is a perfect space for Digital Detox!!! It is therefore not allowed to bring any electronic devices. If Campers bring cell phones we will keep them and return them on the last day of camp.

Can we call our kids to the camp?

You can call Amäy (our camp mom) anytime. She will be able to inform you how he/she has adapted, if he/she is doing the activities, etc. Communication with campers will be through letters, you can send them correspondence and they will respond.

What if a camper has treatment during camp?

If a camper has a medical treatment during the season, our nurse will be in charge of administering the treatment as directed by the doctor. They must specify the details on the health form and deliver the medicines on the day they leave for camp.

What if a camper gets sick?

In the sleepaway if a camper gets sick, the counselor or Amay takes them to the infirmary, there the nurse performs a checkup and seeks to detect what the discomfort is, when having a diagnosis she communicates with the parents, according to the health form authorized medications are administered and his recovery is monitored until he can return to his activities. Amäy (the camp mom) will be in constant communication with parents to keep them informed.

What's a typical sleepaway stay day like?

Example of a day in camp:

7:30am: Wake up

8:00am: (Breakfast)

9:00am: Cabin Ordering

9:15am: Round of Activities*

10:45am: Snack

11:00am: Round of Activities*

12:30pm: Free Hour

1:30pm: Lunch

2:00pm: Rest

3:00pm: Round of Activities *

4:30pm: Snack

4:45pm: Round of Activities *

5:15pm: Free Hour

6:30pm: Shower

7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Night Game

10:00pm: To Bed!

* Round of Activities example:

Boat – Tubbing - Paintball – Survival
Ropes – Rappel
Bow and Shooting
Canoe or paddle board

What kind of food do you serve in the camps?

In the camp we serve a full menu in the 3 daily meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner in our self-service dining room. It includes fruits, salads, protein and balanced carbohydrates. Always oriented to the good food of campers. If you wish, you can request a menu by contacting our offices info@campguaikinima.com

How many times a day do children eat in the camp?

In the camp we have 3 daily meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to a snack in the morning and another in the afternoon.

What if my children have a special diet?

If any camper has a special diet, we coordinate with AMAY and the doctor of the camp, that the kitchen has an option that fits the camper's requirements. This should inform the camp at least 1 month in advance to coordinate. You can talk by phone with our office (9546540395) and also include it in the health form.

Are snacks allowed in the camp?

In the camp the children have snack and hydration twice a day every day. In the morning they are fruits and in the afternoon salty or sweet snacks, with refreshing drinks lemonade type. For this reason it is not necessary to send more Snacks.

How old must my children be to enroll them in the SleepAway Program?

Guaikinima Sleepaway is a 2 to 3 week program for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 located one hour from Orlando and departs by bus from Weston, FL.

What program do you have for a 13-year-old?

We have our sleepaway program with activities for boys and girls between 6 and 17 years old oriented to having fun and to be in contact with nature where the child can discover the natural scenery while learning new skills in addition to the values and philosophy of Guaikinima.

Do I receive a special discount if I enroll more than 2 children?

Yes, we have siblings discount for both programs. The discount applies to the siblings of a registered camper.

Is there a financing plan?

Yes, for all our programs we can create a payment plan, the sooner you sign up, the better the fees.

Special Programs

Do participants receive a Certification?

They receive a certificate of attendance to the workshop, which is valid for your Resume or as support for applying to Colleges or Universities.

What activities do you do in these workshops?

  • At the ABC they receive experiential learning training, communication, teamwork, fear management, conflict resolution and leadership.
  • In the Leadership in Action Intensive Workshop, you can experience a group dynamic with the children at the Day Camp. They train alongside an experienced counselor how to manage a group of campers and how to teach an activity. They will carry out the activity assigned to them, exercising leadership with others, reporting to directors.
  • The Leadership in Action Immersive Workshop trains with a group of counselors in the sleepaway, learning how to teach activities to campers, to lead games, to support the team of counselors in the development of the program. Supporting in the order of cabins, at lunchtime, attends guide meetings. You will carry out the activity assigned to you, exercising leadership with others, reporting to directors.

Where are these workshops held?

  • The ABC workshop is held in a Miami park; it can be at the Markham, CB Smith, Oleta Park or Virginia Key.
  • The Leadership In Action Intensive Workshop takes place in the summer at our Oleta River Park venue, at our Day Camp Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The date will be the week of June 15, 2020.
  • The Leadership in Action Immersive Workshop takes place in the summer at our sleepaway headquarters in Fruitland Park. The young men stay in cabins with the staff of Guaikinima, and must carry all the camper equipment. The date will be the week from July 26 to August 1, 2020.

With this workshop, can my child be a camp counselor?

This workshop is not necessarily valid as training to be selected as a camp counselor in one of our seasons. However, the camp director can select a young man who did the workshop to attend guide training before the season and, if selected, can be hired to work in the summer and be part of the counselor staff of Guaikinima.

What ages can participate?

The workshop is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 18.

What kind of menu do you offer?

We offer family menu for the taste of adults and children. Pasta Station, Burgers, American Breakfast, Grilled Chicken and White Rice and Taco Station. Nuggets option for the little ones.

What activities are included?

Bow and Arrow, Canoe, Paddle Board, Blob, Gagaga, Volleyball, Soccer, Target Shooting, Zipline, Campfire, Camping Games.

Not included; waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, ropes and paintball. These come at an additional cost.

What should you wear to the camp?

List of what to wear:

  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Tennis shoes (sneakers)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Flip flops or Crocs
  • Bathing suit
  • Tote bag with bathroom supplies
  • Towels for cabin and for the lake
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Fitted sheets
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or blanket

Can children under 3 years of age do the activities?

Children aged 2 and 3 years must always be supervised and accompanied by their parents or representatives in the activities. Children 4 and older can go with the counselor and group of children to activities without parents.

If two families are staying in the same cabin, does the price vary?

No, the price is per person not per cabin.

Do they include linen?

No, everyone should bring their bedding and sleeping bags or blanket.

Can two families be accommodated in the same cabin?

Yes, as long as they are not more than 12 people in total.

What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations: they will rest in a beautiful and comfortable pine cabin with air conditioning or heating (depending on the weather) with internal bathroom, bunk beds and capacity for 12 people.

How many counselors per child?

If there are 20 to 25 children there will be 3 counselors. If there are 15 children, there will be 2 counselors.

Do you offer cake and food?

No, we work with an allied caterer. We refer them to you so they can send you a quote for their services.

Do you take care of the decoration?

We work with an ally in decoration that offers: table decoration, balloons, centerpieces, back drops, themed designs, etc. We refer them to you so they can send you a quote for their services.

Is the party in Spanish or can it be in English?

You can choose in Spanish or English. Our guides are bilingual.

How do you book the party?

We send a proposal via email that you must approve and pay 50% in advance. The rest to be paid on the day of the party through any of the camp's payment options. Venmo, Zelle.

Do you have an age limit?

No, Guaikinima can do activities for any age.

Do you have rooms or halls for parties?

NO, we adapt to the customer's place. Whether it is a garden in your house, or a park. Preferably an outdoor place. Yes, if the customer wants we can make park suggestions.

What kind of activities do you offer?

Guaikinima offers a lot of camping games for birthdays, for example; “It” in pairs, the star, burnt football, two lines and a handkerchief, water channel, chain “It”, blind gunman, river, etc. They will be adapted to the ages of the guests. We also offer special activities such as, swimming pool, paint war, bow and arrow, campfire, kayak, camping.

What's the minimum number of hours?

The minimum is 2 hours in order to integrate the guests to the different activities and ensure a minimum time for the counselors to move to the location of the party.

Can a camper be a CIT if he's 17?

Yes, we receive 17-year-old campers who want to do the CIT program.

What is the cabin distribution like?

The CIT has its own cabin with campers aged 15 and 16 and 2 counselor per cabin. There is a cabin for female CITs and another for male CITs, and they do the activities together.

What are the regular activities of a CIT like?

They do the regular activities of the camp; Wakeboard, Water Ski, Ropes, Paintball, Survival, etc., but are trained in each of the activities at greater depth. They support other guides in the cabin order and are assigned special activities. They also receive teamwork training and leadership and are invited to guide meetings during the season.

Do CITs have a special discount?

Yes, CITs have a 15% discount on the full price and can register on any date and keep their discount.

Can CITs carry cell phones?

Guaikinima is a perfect space for Digital Detox!!! It is therefore not allowed to bring any electronic devices. If Campers bring cell phones we will keep them and return them on the last day of camp.

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