Frequently Asked Questions
Your "BCAP Family Handbook" will be emailed to you by June 1st, and will contain 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.
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. When registering online, select "BCAP Summer Camp 2014 with Financial Aid", and follow the step by step registration process to complete your online application. Please click to read these simple instructions before applying for Financial Aid.
Please note that a "Proof of Income" document is required to assign your award package (2013 Federal Income Tax form 1040), and should be sent immediately upon applying. Once you have been contacted by a BCAP staff person with your award package, you may reserve your spot in camp by paying the deposit. All remaining payments and paperwork are due no later than June 1st, including the Physician Exam and Immunization form. Tip: File your 2013 taxes early so that you can submit your 1040 proof of income on time.
When do I get details about camp and orientation?
A detailed information packet called the "BCAP Family Handbook" will be e-mailed to parents by June 1st. 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.
Can my camper be in the same group as his or her friends?
How do I drop off and pick up my camper?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 on Blackberrys throughout the camp day. BCAP Summer Camp is an electronics-free environment to help make sure campers 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 a 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 before May 1st.
Comfortable shorts or cool pants should be worn to camp. Skirts and dresses are not recommended. If a child arrives in another shirts, 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)