Frequently Asked Questions
BCAP Family Handbook
Already registered? Download your BCAP Family Handbook here, containing all the details you need to know about camp. Some of our FAQs are listed below, and you are welcome to email or call with any questions.
I see that camp is full. How do I sign up for the Wait List?
Click on the "Register" tab above, and follow the instructions for registering for the Wait List online.
Can I sign up for more than one session?
You may only choose ONE two-week session. Every two weeks a new group of campers begins and we repeat our curriculum.
What ages does BCAP serve?
Children must be between the ages of 7-12 at the time of camp. Ages 13-17: check out BCAPteen!
Do you have early drop-off, after-care, or transportation?
BCAP has free early drop-off from 8-8:50am. We have limited space in our Stay&Play after-care program from 3:30-6pm, for those in need of this service. Stay&Play for 2015 is full, but you can be added to the wait list. We are not able offer transportation to and from camp.
When are my forms and payment due?
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
BCAP offers generous financial aid based on a sliding scale, and 50% of our spots in camp are reserved for FA applicants. Please read these simple instructions before applying for Financial Aid. When registering online, select "BCAP Summer Camp 2015 Financial Aid Application."
Please note that a "Proof of Income" document is required to assign your award package (2014 Federal Income Tax form 1040), and should be sent immediately upon applying. A deposit will also be needed to reserve your spot in camp. (See instructions.)
After beginning your application, we will hold your spot for 48 hours. We cannot guarantee your spot after 48 hours if you have not completed the next step of the application.
When do I get details about camp and orientation?
A detailed information packet called the "BCAP Family Handbook" can be downloaded at the top of this page. On the first day of your camp session you will arrive early to check in and attend a short parent orientation. Campers will receive an orientation their first morning with their counselors.
Where do I drop off and pick up my camper?
Can my camper be in the same group as his or her friends?
How do I keep in touch with my camper during the day?
Parents are encouraged to communicate with the Camp Director to ensure a successful summer for their children. Please call the Camp Office (718) 501-6464 for communication during the camp day, or email email@example.com. For urgent matters, when your call has not been answered, call the Camp Cell (347) 834-6106. The Directors and Head Counselors will have cell phones on them at all times, and the Directors can receive email periodically throughout the camp day. BCAP Summer Camp is an electronics-free environment for campers to help make sure they are getting the most out of their cultural experiences. Any electronics brought to camp will be checked with the Head Counselor upon arrival.
How do the groups get from one institution to another?
Our camp groups travel primarily by foot throughout our cultural campus. All visits to BCM and our youngest groups' trips to AUD, PPZ, and LEFF receive private bus transporation. Each group has a team of counselors who follow our strict safety plan for traveling between institutions, and we maintain a ratio of 5:1. We do travel, rain or shine, to our member institutions. However, campers do not walk in lightening storms, and travel and activity plans will be modified for extreme heat. Campers are encouraged to bring rain gear, sun screen, hat, and water bottle, and to check the weather report each morning to plan accordingly.
Is food provided?
What safety standards and procedures do we follow?
What should my camper wear to camp?
T-Shirts & Shorts
For security reasons, campers must wear our Camp T-Shirt every day. Each child will receive 2 BCAP Summer Camp T-Shirts the first day camp. Please indicate the size you need using the online BCAP T-Shirt Form during registration. Additional shirts may be purchased on the same form for $10. Please place your order as early as possible.
Comfortable shorts or cool pants should be worn to camp. Skirts and dresses are not recommended. If a child arrives in another shirt, a Camp T-shirt will be supplied and charged to the family account.
BCAP Adventures must wear comfortable sneakers that are appropriate for walking each day. Dress shoes, sandals, open-toed shoes, and flip-flops are not allowed at camp.
Fully-Equipped Back Pack
In order to be ready for adventure, campers must come prepared with the following supplies in a back pack.
- Sunscreen & Bug repellent
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Bagged lunch (no nuts or glass)
- Reusable water bottle
- Rain coat, waterproof poncho, or compact umbrella
- Light long sleeved shirt (for air-conditioned rooms)