Summer Camp FAQ


Registration and Classes

How do I register?

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

Visit this page to register, Contact us, or stop by the KidSpirit office in Langton Hall Room 125.

Please visit our Health & Safety page for information regarding COVID-19 protocols.

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 in conjunction with physical and social skill development. Although we are non-competitive, we do teach our campers the relevant sports skills needed for competitive programs.

The Competitive Gymnastics Program has moved locations and is now run by the OSU Athletic Program by the Gymnastics Program. If interested you can call (541) 737-1969 to get more information.


Payment Information

When is payment due?

Payment is due at the time of registration for all programs. For Summer Camp, payment for the first session and a $25.00 deposit for each additional session, is due at the time of registration. All other sessions must be paid for in full before they begin.

Can I get a refund, or change my class registration?

Yes! Class sessions can be changed or canceled a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of class for a full refund, minus the $25 deposit. We do not offer refunds or cancellations once the class session has begun, except for medical emergencies with a note from a doctor.

Along with this, due to Health & Safety protocols, you cannot move your child from their registered class. If there is a circumstance where a child needs to move from the class, they can only move one time. Once they have moved, they cannot be moved again in order to maintain stable cohort groups. Always let us know how we can help you and your child. Please call the office with any questions.

Cancellations and Refunds

Participant Cancellations and Changes: A $25 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations or class changes. 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 other documentation.

KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should cancellations 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.

If weather conditions cause the cancellation of a class, KidSpirit will leave information on Facebook, on our webpage and on a recorded message at 541.737.5437. If possible, we will work to schedule make-up classes in the case of a weather cancellation.

Have prices increased?

Yes. On July 1st, until 2023, minimum wage will increase, and adjustments will be made accordingly. 

Do KidSpirit payments count for tax deductions?

Yes (with the exception of gymnastics). Please note as well, your payments could qualify for the Health and Flexible Spending Arrangement. Consult your tax advisor or IRS Publication 503 form for complete information.

How can I pay KidSpirit?

Exact cash (KidSpirit does not keep change), checks, debit, or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card) are accepted. You can pay online through your Ideal-Logic account, over the phone, or in person.

Given the Health & Safety restrictions, visitors are not allowed inside Langton Hall. Therefore, payments cannot be made in person. We can process payments over the phone at 541.737.2583 on weekdays between 9:00am-5:00pm.

Does KidSpirit have a lost and found?

Yes we do! The lost and found is located in Langton Hall. Please clearly label your child’s items with first and last name and phone number to make your item easier to find!

Due to the Health & Safety restrictions, visitors are not allowed inside Langton Hall. Please give the office a call and we will do whatever we can to reunite you with your lost items.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up and Absences (this can be confusing)

Where can I park?

In response to the ever-changing campus landscape, we have created a parking page! Please visit it for detailed information on parking. For more questions and information about parking contact OSU Parking Services at 541.737.2583.

Are make-up classes available?

During non-COVID19 guidelines, we do offer make-up classes for our gymnastics programs. However, in order to maintain our stable cohort groups, we cannot allow make-up classes. We hope that in the future we will be able to do this again.

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 meet you in front of Langton Hall with your camper. Please bring a mask, your ID and maintain a 6-foot spatial distance. 

What if I drop-off my child late?

First off, don't worry! Call the KidSpirit office and a staff member will be out in front of Langton Hall as soon as possible to get your camper checked in and to their group. Please remember that visitors are not permitted to enter Langton Hall at this time.


The KidSpirit Program 

    What skills are taught at KidSpirit?

    Developmentally appropriate sports, art, science, 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.

    Insurance Forms

    Please share your insurance information with us when you register your child.

    Please be patient with us during the medical history portion of the registration. Our office staff is trained to get through all thirty-two medical history questions as fast as possible. 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.

    Class Availability

    If you register over the phone or online, class availability will be confirmed at the time of registration.


    COVID-19 FAQs
    I'm nervous about sending my child to a public program right now. 

    We understand your worries completely! We are continually staying up to date with the guidelines outlined by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD), as well as Oregon State University. We have reduced class sizes, increased cleaning and extensively trained our staff to maintain these guidelines as well. Please let us know of any concerns you may have regarding the safety of your child at camp and we will do whatever we can to accommodate to your needs. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page or call our office at 541.737.5437. We appreciate your understanding and patience!

    How is camp different than it was in the past?

    We're still the same fun, growing, learning camp as we have always been. Now we're taking steps to keep our staff and participants safe by keeping stable cohort groups of 10 people, masks are worn at all times (indoors and outdoors), 6-foot spatial distancing is enforced and we're cleaning and sanitizing extremely often. We still have the same dedicated staff who are here to make your child's day, while keeping everyone safe. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page or call our office at 541.737.5437.