Will camp run differently due to Covid-19?
The safety of your children, and our staff, has always been our utmost priority. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking additional measures to adapt to the CDC requirements to follow social distancing protocols. Additionally, we are implementing new procedures to handle the equipment. Each camper will be assigned to a "pod". These pods will each have set groups of campers for the entire week. Groups are static throughout the week (same surfers with the same coach, as much as possible). We cannot allow for changes in the schedule, or to swap out campers from group to group.
Temperature checks will happen daily, upon arrival. Please do not bring anyone to camp with a fever or if your child is complaining of not feeling well. Contact the office at 858-454-8273, if there is a sick camper.
Food will not be shared. Bring lunches and labeled water bottles.
Group games will be limited to the small Pod of surfers and will be contactless, such as scavenger hunts.
We recommend purchasing your own wetsuit, if possible. Rental wetsuits will be checked out for the week and will be the responsibility of the parents to bring to camp daily and return them at the end of the week. Please rinse them out and dry them in the shower. DO NOT put them in the dryer, or they will melt.
Will new child need to wear a mask?
Please talk to your camper about social distancing and the importance of wearing a face covering, so that they understand what is expected of them within the camp setting. Campers will arrive with masks on for daily check-in and sign out. Masks will not be worn in the water.
Pre-Check for camps and clinics is now available at the Surf Diva Surf Shop THURSDAY - SUNDAY (open 8:30am-5:30pm), before your camp starts on Monday. Pre-check in is designated for turning in your camp packet, collecting the camp uniform hat, and to see which "Surf Pod" you are assigned to. Pods are the term we are using for small groups of surf campers. CAMP HATS ARE PART OF THE UNIFORM AND MUST BE WORN DAILY. PLEASE HAVE YOUR SURFER WEAR HIS CAMP HAT DAILY TO CAMP.
MONDAY CAMP CHECK-IN:
Monday camp check-in will be at our designated camp check-in/check-out located on the grass at the north end of the La Jolla Shores parking lot.
Monday check-in now straight to the beach
Monday morning check-ins will now be at our camp check-in location. We will no longer be holding Monday camp check-in at the Surf Diva Surf Shop. At pre check-in you can turn in your camp packet, collect the camp uniform hat, and see which "Surf Pod" you are assigned to. Pods are the term we are using for small groups of surf campers.
Directions to camp checkin/checkout
How soon do I need to register?
We recommend signing up ASAP. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking additional measures to adapt to the CDC requirements to follow social distancing protocols. Additionally, we are implementing new procedures to handle the equipment. The new guidelines will change our scheduling and capacity. Please do not wait to sign up for SURF CAMP or our semi-private 2-hour WEEKLONG or WEEKEND SURF CLINICS and PRIVATE SURF LESSONS, as we expect to completely sell out of the most popular time slots.
If your desired week of camp is at full capacity, please call and ask us about weeklong clinics.
Will there be sunscreen provided at camp?
During this time sunscreen will not be provided or shared. All campers are required to bring their own water proof sunscreen. Please arrive with your sunscreen labeled.
What sunscreen do you recommend?
Please purchase waterproof surf sunscreen face sticks which will NOT drip into the camper's eyes. Lotions and sprays will wash off the campers face in the ocean. Our staff picks are: RAW, VERTRA, HEADHUNTER and we offer these products at a 20% discount to our campers in our surf shop.
If we do not own a wetsuit, can we rent one?
During this time, we recommend purchasing your own wetsuit, if possible. Rental wetsuits will be checked out for the week and will be the responsibility of the parents to bring to camp daily and return them at the end of the week. Please rinse them out and dry them in the shower. DO NOT put them in the dryer, or they will melt.
My child did camp last week, do I still need to check-in/fill out a packet on Monday?
YES. We need a new packet filled out for every week your child is participating in surf camp. No packet, no surf.
If my child misses a day of camp, Can he make it up on a different week?
No, we do not do makeups for missed camp days.
If my child decides they do not want to finish camp, can I get a refund?
- No. Unless it is due to a documented medical emergency, we cannot refund/credit for missed sick time.
If my child is not there for the full week, do you offer pro-rated camps?
No. We do not offer pro-rated camps, but we do offer camp for a day at a set price. Camp for a day is $99 (half day) or $160 (full day). **Please keep in mind that surf camp is a weeklong program that progresses throughout the week. If you choose to join the camp we strongly suggest you book towards the beginning of the week. Safety and surfing basics are covered on Monday only.**
If my child is enrolled in full day and wants to switch to half day can I get a refund?
Any changes to your reservation must be made 1 week before the start of camp. We do not allow any changes once the week of camp has started.
My child has his own surfboard, can he use it during camp?
Soft-top surfboards (aka "Fomies") are always welcome at surf camp. If the surfboard is hard, it will be up to the Camp Director to allow the student to use the surfboard. If this is the child's first time at our surf camp we will require the student to use one of our "fomie" surfboards for the first couple of days. After that it will be up to the camp director to determine if the surf conditions and the students ability to handle their surfboard in the water is a safe situation. **Safety in the water is a huge priority to our staff and hard surfboards can be a hazard in large groups. We make sure that all of our campers are in safe conditions and using safe equipment. **