FAQs as in Summer 2024 Brochure




Registration and Classes


How do I register?

You can register online here, or you can call the office at 541-737-5437, or stop by our office in Langton Hall, room 125.

Note: If you registered your child over the phone, you will need to sign a consent form before your class/camp starts. You can do this in person on the first day, OR you can do it online by logging into your Ideal-logic account using the link in your confirmation email. You will see a red button that says "record consent."

Registration is a first-come, first-served basis. We enforce class size caps, but we do offer wait list options for most of our classes!


What payment options are available?

You can pay with a debit or credit card on our online registration site or over the phone immediately after registering. You may pay by cash, check or card in-person in our office, Langton Hall room 125. We do not accept American Express. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 


When are payments due?

Payment for RECREATIONAL CLASSES is due, in full, at the time of the registration.

For SUMMER DAY CAMP, payment for the first session and a $25.00 non-refundable deposit for each additional session is due at the time of registration. All sessions past the first one must be paid for in full before they begin.


Can I switch classes or cancel for a refund?

You may change classes for no fee up to two weeks prior to the first day of your session. Any changing of classes after the two weeks will result in a $25 charge. 


Can I cancel and get a refund?

You may cancel for no fee up to two weeks prior to the first day of your session. It is within two weeks of the session starting, you will be charged $25. Once classes have already begun, we do NOT offer refunds for cancelations. We do make exceptions in the case of medical or family emergencies, with a doctor’s note and/or other documentation.


What if the 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 a cancelation occur, KidSpirit staff will contact you about our alternative class options. If we cancel a class or move you off the wait list, you will NOT be charged a fee. 


Will KidSpirit cancel classes due to weather?

When necessary, KidSpirit may cancel an activity due to weather. If this is the case, KidSpirit will leave information on a recorded message at 541.737.5437. We will contact you via email about possible make-up sessions.


Does KidSpirit have a lost and found?

Yes we do! The lost and found is located in our office, Langton Hall room 125. You can come retrieve your child's lost item any time the office is open!


What to wear / bring


What should my child wear to camp?

All campers MUST wear athletic, closed-toed shoes. Gymnastics classes require clothing free from buttons and zippers, and long hair must be tied back.

Masks and facial coverings are welcome but not required at this time. For updated information about OSU and KidSpirit Covid-19 policies, check the Health & Safety page.


What should my child bring to summer camp/ACES day?

Children should always bring a backpack, snacks, a refillable water bottle, and have on sunscreen (if necessary). 

For summer camp, if your child is participating in a full-day or Lunch Care, they get a free lunch from the school district free lunch program. If they don't want that lunch, they are welcome to bring something else.

For ACES days, please pack a lunch if your child is participating in a full day.


What should my child LEAVE HOME or NOT bring?

Games, toys, stuffed animals, action figures, trading cards and electronic devices are not allowed at camp. All handheld devices (iPad, tablets, DS, Switch, etc.), money, and other valuables should be left at home. Any cell phone must stay in your child's backpack and remain off during camp hours. Messages for your child can be left at the KidSpirit office at 541.737.5437.

Please note that KidSpirit will not be held liable for any damage or loss of personal belongings.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up, Visitation and Absences


Where can I park?

Click here to go to our parking page.


Where do I drop off (and pick up) my child?

This depends on which program you are participating in. See below. If you can't find the drop-off location, you are welcome to come to our office in Langton Hall, room 125.

Gymnastics: drop off is in the Langton hallway at the doors that lead up to the gym. Our staff will meets your gymnasts there and walk them up to the gymnastics room.

Archery: drop off is at the Archery range, which is behind Langton Hall (near the entrance to OSU's baseball stadium).  

Cooking and Sewing: drop-off locations will be emailed to you before the session begins.

Summer Day Camp: drop-off is in the grassy area behind Langton Hall, adjacent to Waldo hall (near the entrance to OSU's baseball stadium). 

Note: anyone who is picking up your camper must be authorized, and provide a photo ID.


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

You can add or remove people from the list of those authorized to pick up (or visit) your child on your child's online account, or call the office at (541) 737-5437, or come into our office in Langton Hall, room 125. Be prepared to show photo ID in person, or answer a few questions by phone, to confirm your identity as the registered guardian.


How do I pick-up my child early?

Contact the KidSpirit office 20 minutes prior to pick-up by calling 541.737.5437. We will have your child ready to do in our office, Langton Hall room 125. Please remember to bring your ID.


What if I drop-off my child late?

That's OK! If you're late, go ahead and bring your child to the class location if it's a recreational class (Gymnastics, Archery, Cooking, Sewing). If you're late to summer camp, please bring your child to our office at Langton Hall room 125. Someone from our staff will walk them to their group's location.


Can I visit/watch my child at KidSpirit?

We are not allowing parents to stay and watch at this time, unless it is a parent-child gymnastics class. For summer camp, you can visit a child by coming by our office at Langton Hall room 125 and getting a visitor pass. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please feel free to call us at (541) 737-5437.


The KidSpirit Program 


KidSpirit Staff -- who are they?

The KidSpirit staff are the greatest group of people you will ever meet! 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 22 hours of intensive training, including CPR and First Aid certification. Staff consistently receive feedback and evaluations to ensure they continue their path to excellence.  All instructors use a structured lesson plan template for every activity/class.


What skills/activities are taught at KidSpirit Summer camp?

We teach developmentally appropriate sports, fitness, art, academic skills, and more. But the fun doesn't end there! As a part of our KidSpirit mission, we guide our campers along to teach them the social and emotional skills they'll need to form lifelong friendships, all while taking part in sports, arts, and science instruction. 

We post our Summer Day Camp activity schedules on our website as soon as registration opens. Occasionally we do not have that information at the time of registration because we begin enrolling for our camps while we are also hiring amazing staff that bring our camps to life, and we work to align our activities to the skill sets of our staff to offer the best experience possible. 


Do you require insurance forms?

We ask that everyone please share their insurance and medical information with us when you register your child. Whether you are registering by the phone or filling out the form online, please be patient with us during the medical history portion of the registration. Thirty-two medical history questions may seem like a lot but in the event of an emergency, it is important that we know as much as possible about your child so that our staff and medical responders can provide quality care. Each of the questions we ask could save your child's life. 


What if my child takes medications?

All participants requiring medication during the hours they are at KidSpirit 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 office and dispensed as prescribed by a doctor.


Are waiting lists available?

Yes! If your preferred group is already full, you may add your child’s name to a wait list when registering. You are not obligated to switch classes if the activity becomes available. You will be notified if your child has been moved off the wait list.


Summer Day Camp specific questions


Can I switch my camper's classes after I have already registered and paid?

Yes. However, KidSpirit charges a $25 administration fee to switch classes after registration. If there is a medical reason, the fee will be waived if a doctor’s note is provided.


How can my camper get into the same group as their friends?

For privacy reasons, we cannot share information about other participants' registrations. You may want to speak with the other child's guardian to coordinate your registrations.

If you would like to register for a certain group you may do so during registration. If you would like to change the group your child already registered for, call, email or visit the office for help.


Are there scholarships for KidSpirit Summer Day Camp?

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


My camper won't be coming to camp today. What should I do?

Please call the KidSpirit office at 541.737.5437 or email us at [email protected] to notify us of your campers absence.


My child forgot to bring 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 provided free lunch. Lunch is served from 12:00 - 12:30, and campers will be in lunch groups until 1:00.


How often will the kids be outside?

The groups are scheduled to be outside about 50% of their time here. However, we also encourage our staff to go outside as often as possible.


Health FAQs


What specific requirements and procedures are in place at KidSpirit for COVID, compared to past years?

Check out our Health & Safety page for all of this more detailed information!


What is your policy on head lice?

KidSpirit follows Corvallis School District policies on lice (louse) and nit (eggs) in accordance with CDC reccomendations. In the case of suspected head lice, Kidspirit follows the following protocol:

  • We screen a child for head lice if they appear to have symptoms (such as tickling or itching on the scalp and hair, sores caused by scratching the head, or signs of irritable sleeping due to itching at night)
  • If lice are found, we notify the family and suggest prompt and effective treatment
  • Campers may remain at camp and our staff will limit close, head-to-head contact with other campers. (We always recommend that you encourage your child not to share hair grooming or clothing items. Our staff will do the same if they see this behavior)
  • We will notify all parents if we discover multiple cases of head lice at once, and we always encourage parents to check their child for lice
  • KidSpirit will never disclose the name(s) of the affected camper(s)

Registration and Classes

You can register online here, or you can call the office at 541-737-5437, or stop by our office in Langton Hall, room 125.

Note: If you registered your child over the phone, you will need to sign a consent form before your class/camp starts. You can do this in person on the first day, OR you can do it online by logging into your Ideal-logic account using the link in your confirmation email. You will see a red button that says "record consent."

Registration is a first-come, first-served basis. We enforce class size caps, but we do offer wait list options for most of our classes!

You can pay with a debit or credit card on our online registration site or over the phone immediately after registering. You may pay by cash, check or card in-person in our office, Langton Hall room 125. We do not accept American Express. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Payments for recreational gymnastics classes are due at the time of the first
class of each session. Summer Day Camp payments are due the first day of camp each session.

You may change classes for no fee up to two weeks prior to the first day of your session. Any changing of classes after the two weeks will result in a $25 administration fee for each class change. 

You may cancel your registration up to two weeks prior to the first day of your session without incurring a fee. If you cancel a registration within two weeks of the session starting, a $25 administration fee will be charged per canceled class. Once classes have already begun, we do NOT offer refunds for cancelations. We do make exceptions in the case of medical or family emergencies, with a doctor’s note and/or other documentation.

KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if the minimum number of required participants per class is not met. Should a cancelation occur, KidSpirit staff will contact you about our alternative class options. If we cancel a class or move you off the wait list, you will NOT be charged a fee. 

When necessary, KidSpirit may cancel an activity due to weather. If this is the case, KidSpirit will leave information on a recorded message at 541-737-5437. We will contact you via email about possible make-up sessions.