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You can pay with a card on our online registration site immediately after registering. You may also pay in the KidSpirit oﬃce with exact cash (KidSpirit does not keep change), checks, or debit or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover), or mail us a check.
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 your first session. For the first session you attend, 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!
Yes you can! You may change classes free of charge up to two weeks prior to the first day of your camp session. Within the two week time period before the session begins, you will be charged a $25 administration fee for each class change.
There are NO refunds once classes have begun. We do, however, 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 cancellation occur, KidSpirit staff will contact you about our alternative class options. If we cancel a class or move you off the waitlist, we do not charge an administration fee.
In severe conditions, 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'll be sure to keep you in the loop and let you know if we schedule any make-up sessions!
All campers MUST wear athletic, closed-toed shoes. Gymnastics classes require clothing free of buttons and zippers, and long hair must be tied back. Swim classes require a swimsuit and towel, and goggles are allowed but optional. We allow campers time before and after swim lessons to change in and out of their swimsuits, so make sure you have enough clothes to get through the day!
Please have your camper bring a backpack, snacks, lunch (if your camper is full-day or Lunch Care, and does not want the free provided lunch), a refillable water bottle, and sunscreen. If swimming, bring a swimsuit, towel, and goggles (if desired). Please label all personal items. KidSpirit provides all the equipment for our classes.
Games, toys, stuffed animals, action figures, trading cards and electronic devices are not allowed at camp. All handheld devices (iPad, tablets, DS) money, and other valuables 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 541.737.5437.
Please note that KidSpirit will not be held liable for any damage or loss of personal belongings.
OSU Transportation Services offers a special parking permit for KidSpirit families during the summer. The permit is $45.00 and is active from June 15th to September 1st. 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 permit, go to the OSU Transportation Services office in Adams Hall, located on the corner of 15th and Washington Way. Permits will be available May 1st, but will not be active until June 15th. Permits are transferable between cars.
Permit holders are allowed to park in any metered parking. Metered parking locations include:
For questions about parking, call OSU Parking Services 541.737.2583
The KidSpirit drop-off and pick-up location is between Langton and Waldo halls. The office will alert families if the location changes for any reason. A valid photo identification is required to pick up your camper.
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 may manage your pick-up/visitor list through our online registration site Ideal-Logic, or give us a call at 541.737.5437.
To set up an early pick-up for your child, give us a call at 541.737.5437. Please call at least 20 minutes in advance 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 valid photo identification.
You bet! To visit your camper, please check in at our office in Langton Hall room 125, and be ready with your photo ID. Please be sure to wear your KidSpirit visitor's pass at all times while here at camp. Visiting at luch? Lunch visitors can get a visitor pass at the Lunch Table in the designated lunch area for that day! If you have any questions about visiting procedure or locations, don't be shy, just give us a call.
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.
Developmentally appropriate sports, art, education, and/or cooking skills are taught within our programs. 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. Visit our KidSpirit mission page for more information on our curriculums and skills!
Yes! All instructors use a structured lesson plan template for every activity, which they submit to their supervisors for feedback and approval.
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!
We recommend that KidSpirit has a copy of the participant’s insurance information, which you can provide when registering your camper on Ideal-Logic.
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.
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 of a wait list!
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.
For privacy reasons, we cannot share information about other participants' registrations. However you are welcome to come in together with your camper and their friends' guardians to register your campers at the same time! You may also speak with the other child's guardian to coordinate your registrations.
Yes. You must apply by the scholarship deadline as listed on the Summer Camp Fees & Payments page.
Please call the KidSpirit office at 541.737.5437 to notify us of your campers absence.
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.
KidSpirit follows Corvallis School District policies on lice (louse) and nit (eggs).
In the case of suspected head lice, KidSpirit follows the following protocol:
If you have questions about head lice, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about head lice from the Center of Disease Control:
What are head lice and how do you get them?
Symptoms of Head Lice:
How to Prevent Head Lice:
For more information and resources regarding head lice, please visit:
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.