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Registration

  • How do I register? 

Visit our registration page or contact us for registration and payment questions. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don't dilly-dally!

  • What payment options are avaliable?

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, 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 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!

  • Can I switch classes?

Yes you can! 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 before the session begins, you will be charged a $25 administration fee for each class change.

  • Are refunds permitted?

There are NO refunds once classes have begun. We do make exceptions in the case of medical or family emergencies with a doctor’s note and/or other 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 you about our alternative class options. If we cancel a class or move you off the waitlist, we do not charge an administration fee.  

  • Will KidSpirit cancel classes due to weather?

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!

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. 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!

  • What should my child bring to camp?

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.

  • What should my child NOT bring to camp?

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.

Parking Options

  • Are there any Special KidSpirit Parking Permits?

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.

  • 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/, or visit our KidSpirit parking resource page.

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 hall. The office will alert families if the location changes for any reason. A valid photo identification is required to pick up your camper.

  • 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 may manage your pick-up/visitor list through our online registration site Ideal-Logic, or give us a call at 541.737.5437!

  • How do I pick-up my child early?

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.

  • Can I visit my child's KidSpirit classes?

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 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 20 hours of intensive training, including CPR and First Aid certification. Staff consistently receive feedback and evaluations to ensure they continue their path to excellence.  

  • What skills are taught at KidSpirit?

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!

  • Do instructors use lesson plans for their classes?

Yes! All instructors use a structured lesson plan template for every activity, which they submit to their supervisors for feedback and approval.

  • 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!

  • Do you require insurance forms?

We recommend that KidSpirit has a copy of the participant’s insurance information, which you can provide when registering your camper on Ideal-Logic.

  • 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 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!

Registration & Classes

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 camper will not be coming to camp today - what should I do?

Please call the KidSpirit office at 541.737.5437 to notify us of your campers absence.

  • 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 provided free lunch. Lunch is served from 12:00 - 12:30, and campers will be in lunch groups until 1:00.

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.