This page contains information about the following topics:

Registration

What to Wear/Bring/Not Bring to Summer Day Camp

Parking Options

Drop Off/Pick Up/Visitation

The KidSpirit Program

Registration & Classes

 

Registration

How do I register? What payment options are avaliable?

Registration can be found online at kidspirit.oregonstate.edu. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact us for registration and payment questions at 541.737.KIDS (5437) or kidspirit@oregonstate.edu

What payment options are avaliable?

Pay online with a credit card! Submit your payment online as you finish your online registration. You may also pay in the KidSpirit office with exact cash (KidSpirit does not keep change), checks, debit or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover), or mail us a check.

When are payments due?

Payment for RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS CLASSES is due, in full, at the time of the registration. SUMMER DAY CAMP payments are due two weeks prior to the beginning of each session, with the exception of the first session the participant is attending. The first attending session payment is due at time of registration. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required to register for future sessions of all programs to ensure a spot in the weeks of fun to come.

Can I switch classes?

Yes, up to two weeks prior to the first day of your camp session you may change classes free of charge. Within the two week time period beore the session starts you will be charged a $25 administration fee for each class change

Are refunds permitted?

There are NO refunds once classes have begun. KidSpirit will  make exceptions in the case of medical or family emergencies with a doctor’s note and/or documentation. 

What if class is canceled?

KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if the minimum number of required participants per class is not met. Should cancellation occur, KidSpirit staff will contact the participants’ family about alternative class options. There will be no administration fee if KidSpirit cancels a class or if you are moved off of a waitlist.  

Will KidSpirit cancel classes due to weather?

If weather conditions cause the cancellation of a class, KidSpirit will leave information on a recorded message at 541.737.KIDS (5437).   Makeup classes will be scheduled if possible.

 

What to Wear/Bring/Not Bring to

Summer Day Camp

What should my child wear to camp?

All campers MUST wear athletic, closed-toed shoes. Swim classes require a swimsuit and towel. Gymnastics classes require clothing free of buttons and zippers, and long hair pulled back.

What should my child bring to camp?

Bring a backpack, snacks, lunch (if attending full day), a refillable water bottle, and sunscreen. If swimming, bring a swimsuit, towel, and goggles (goggles are optional). Please label all personal items. Equipment is provided for camp classes. KidSpirit will not be held liable for any loss or damage of any personal belongings.

What should my child NOT bring to camp?

Games, toys stuffed animals, action figures, trading cards or electronic devices are not allowed at camp.  All handheld devices (ipad, tablets, DS) money, and other valuable should be left at home.  All cell phones must stay in their backpack and remain off during camp hours.  Messages for your child can be left at the KidSpirit office at 541.737.KIDS (5437).  KidSpirit will not be held liable for any damage or loss of personal belongings.

 

Parking Options

Are there any Special KidSpirit Parking Permits?

OSU Parking Services offers a special parking permit for KidSpirit families during the summer. The permit is $45.00 and is active from June 20 to September 2, 2016. This is a price increase from previous summers, but families can park for 30 minutes instead of only 15 minutes. This pass can be used when dropping off and picking up a child. To purchase a permitm go to the OSU Parking Services office in Adams Hall, located on the corner of 15th and Washington Way. Permits will be avilable May 1st, but will not be active until June 15. Permits are transferable between cars.

Where can I park on campus?

Permit holders are allowed to park in any metered parking. Metered parking locations include:

 

  • The parking garage, located across from Gill Coliseum and by the OSU Bookstore on 26th street 
  • In front of Dixon Recreation Center on 26th street 
  • In the parking lot on the corner of 14th street and Washington Way 
  • Benton Place, located off of Washington Way 
  • In the parking lot off of Jefferson Way next to the Kerr Administration Building and McAlexander Fieldhouse 

 

    For questions about parking, call OSU Parking Services 541.737.2583

    Further information can be found at http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/

     

     

    Drop Off/Pick Up/Visitation

    Where do I pick up and drop off my child for KidSpirit?

    The KidSpirit drop-off and pick-up location is between Langton and Waldo halls. The office will alert parents if the location changes for any reason. A piece of photo identification is required to pick up any campers.

    How do I change the authorized pick-up/visitor list for my child?

    An authorized parent or guardian must come into the KidSpirit office at 125 Langton Hall with a valid picture ID to fill out the necessary forms for their child.  You can now also manage your pick-up/visitor list online!

    How do I pick-up my child early?

      Notify the KidSpirit office by calling 541.737. KIDS (5437). Please call 20 minutes before the requested pick-up time so we can have your child in the office ready for you. All standard KidSpirit check-out procedures apply during early pick-up including a piece of photo identification.

      Can I visit my child's KidSpirit classes?

      You bet! Visitors must first check-in at the KidSpirit Office in Langton Hall room 125, where they will be required to show a picture ID verifying they are on the child's authorized pick-up/visitor list. A visitor pass will be issued to you, which you must wear at all times. Lunch visitors can get a visitor pass at the Lunch Boss table in the designated lunch area for that day.

       

      The KidSpirit Program

      KidSpirit Staff - Who are they?

      The KidSpirit staff are pretty much the funnest group of people you will ever meet (because at KS, funnest is a word)! OUr hiring process is highly selective to ensure we find the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable high school and college students around. Each staff member attends 20 hours of intensive training, including CPR and First Aid classes. Staff consistently receive feedback and evaluations to ensure they continue their path to excellence.  

      What skills are taught at KidSpirit?

      Developmentally appropriate sport, art, education, and/or cooking skills are taught within our programs.

      Do instructors use lesson plans for their classes?

      Yes. All instructors use a structured lesson plan template for each of the classes they teach. Lesson plans are required and approved by supervisors.

      Are you a competitive program?

      KidSpirit is a non-competitive program with an emphasis on skill development and mastery. All activities promote fun, safety, camaraderie, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. This is in conjunction with physical and social skill development. However, we teach sports skills so campers can participate competitively in sports outside of KidSpirit.

      Do you require insurance forms?

      We recommend that KidSpirit has a copy of participant’s insurance information.

        What if my child takes medications?

          All participants requiring medication during a class must fill out an additional form and bring the medication in the original container to the KidSpirit office. All medications will be kept in the KidSpirit office and dispensed as prescribed by a doctor.

            Are waiting lists available?

              Yes. If you add your child’s name to a wait list, you are not obligated to switch classes if the activity becomes available. You will be notified if your child has been moved off of a wait list.

              Registration & Classes

              Can I switch my child/children's classes after I have already registered and paid?

              Yes. There is a $25 administration fee incurred. If there is a medical reason the fee will be waived if a doctor’s note is provided.

              How can my child/children get into the same group as their friends?

              The only way to completely assure this is by coming in together to sign-up your child/children at the same time. You may also be able to speak with the other child's parents about what their child is registered for. For privacy reasons, our staff cannot share information about other participants' registrations. 

              Are there scholarships for KidSpirit Summer Camp?

              Yes. You must apply by the scholarship deadline as listed on the Summer Camp Fees & Payments page.

              My child/children will not be coming to camp today - what should I do?

              Please call the KidSpirit office at (541).737.KIDS (5437) to notify us of your child/children planning on being absent.

              My child forgot to bring a lunch, what are they going to eat?

              The Corvallis School District provides campers a free lunch every day of summer camp. There are vegetarian options in addition to the normally provided free lunch. Lunch is served from 12:00 - 12:30, and campers will be in lunch groups until 1:00.

               

              Contact our office for more questions at (541).737.KIDS (5437).

               

              For more information about all of KidSpirit's programs, check out our General KidSpirit FAQ page.

              For more Summer information check out our Summer Information Page.