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Frequently asked questions

  • What is your cancelation policy?
    Given the nature of our programs, Camp Izza incurs substantial non-recoverable costs and expenses in planning and preparing for camp; therefore, no refunds or credits will be given. You may cancel for a full refund within 48 hours of enrolling.
  • Can my 3-year old attend camp?
    Camp Izza is for children ages 5 - 12 years old. We strive to provide a fun camp experience for children entering Kingerdarten - Grade 8. Campers who will turn 5 before September 1 may participate in camp. If you have a preschoolers, we look forward to your preschooler joining when they can handle and appreciate the program with campers similar in age.
  • Is my 12 or 13 year old too old for Camp?
    Possibly. All of our campers entering 7th and 8th grade get to be a part of our unique program that we call “Young Leaders.” This program prepares campers for leadership roles in their school or community by giving them special opportunities to lead younger campers and develop specialized skills in problem solving, team building and personal development. We accept a very limited number of campers into this program because it’s really for those who know they are ready for the challenge of leadership and may someday want to work for Camp Izza or a similar youth leadership program.
  • How big is each group? Who will be in my campers group?
    Each group has 10-15 campers made up of campers who are 1-2 grades older/younger than them: Dates: Campers entering Kindergarten or First Grade Coconuts: Campers entering Second or Third Grade Trees: Campers entering Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Grade Young Leaders: Campers entering Seventh or Eighth Grade
  • Can my camper be in a different group?
    Camp Izza strives to place campers in groups with other campers that are similar in age. If your camper is more than 2 years younger than the other campers in a group, it can be unsafe for them and the other campers. We strive to ensure every camper is in the most appropriate placement and work with families in every possible way to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.
  • Does my camper need to bring a lunch?
    Yes, campers will need to bring their own lunch, snacks, and water. No lunches will be available for purchase.
  • Can I drop off my camper early/or pick them up late?
    Unfortunately, Camp Izza does not offer extended care services. Campers must be dropped off no sooner than 15 minutes before the start of camp and must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the end of camp.
  • Can you accommodate a special schedule for my camper?
    Campers who need to arrive at camp later than usual or leave earlier than usual can be accommodated, however there is no special pricing or exchanges of days available. We cannot offer any refunds or prorated rates for any missed days
  • Do you offer financial aid?
    We seek to make camp accessible for all campers. If you are seeking financial assistance, please fill out a financial aid form and we will contact you. copy & paste this link into a browser: We have partnered with the Children’s Home Society to provide financial assistance for families in need. In order to receive this support, you must contact them at (714) 456-9800 and specifically request Camp Izza as your childcare program.
  • Do you offer sibling discounts?
    In order to make camp accessible to all families, we only offer discounts through our financial aid program. If you feel that you qualify for financial assistance, please complete our application for financial aid.
  • Can I apply to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor in Training (CIT)?
    Do you love working with children? Join our team and apply today! ​ We have Counselor positions & Counselor-In-Training (intern) positions. ​ Counselors must possess the following qualities: patience, compassion, great listening skills and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children. We look for applicants who have experience teaching and/or working with children, are energetic, have a fun-loving personality and have the ability to commit to a full-time summer schedule. All new applicants must be entering high school or above. Copy and paste this link into a browser:
  • Do you run background checks on your counselors?
    Yes, we run background checks on all the counselors over 18 years old.
  • Is Camp Izza a religious camp?
    Camp Izza is not a religious camp although many of our campers come from homes from a variety of religious and non-religious practices. We make every attempt to accommodate religious needs in our program and we make no impositions on any campers one way or the other.
  • What do campers do during Mindfulness time?
    Mindfulness is a 10 min part of the day when campers take time to pause in the day to be mindful. They have the option to do yoga, prayer (duhr), or to engage in a quiet activity. Each of these options are guided and led by our staff and, as with all our activities, campers are given the choice of which activity they want to participate in.
  • Can I stay with my camper until they are comfortable with me leaving?
    Yes, a parent can stay until their camper is comfortable. Our goal is to build independence so we will work with the parents to not have to stay very long.
  • What do I need to send with my camper every day?
    Campers should bring the following to camp every day: A lunch and 2 snacks A water bottle A hat Closed toed shoes Clothes to change into for water play, a towel, and slippers. We recommend a rash guard to protect against the sun and limit the areas campers will need sunscreen applied. Keep an eye out for theme may want to dress up special or bring in something special. Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items so please don’t bring anything valuable.
  • My camper has allergies/will be on medication during camp, how will you manage that?"
    All the counselors have an allergies list which they check every day. Every camper will have their medication at the appointed time the medication needs to be administered (as indicated by the guardian). We accommodate medicines that require refrigeration as well.
  • Can I take a tour of the camp before I decide if I want to attend?
    The campus we use is an elementary school that operates during the school year so we are unable to access the site until the camp season begins. Also, we have special equipment and decorations that we set up making the camp look much different than the school does during the year. If you are curious about the facility, there are excellent satellite photos that can be seen with Google that provide a good perspective on the space and entrance. Since most of our activities are outdoors (and in the shade), you can get a sense of where everything happens through a satellite view. You can view pictures of camp activities on our website.
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