Frequently Asked Questions
WORLD SPORTS CAMP INFORMATION
The HAA is partnering with World Sports Camp to provide a reunion childcare for children three years and older for the 10th, 15th and 20th Reunion families on the evenings of Thursday May 25, Friday May 26, and Saturday May 27. Children will be grouped depending upon age. The activities offered will be age-appropriate and designed to enhance your child’s experience at Reunion.
The Evening Program will be headquartered on campus. For frequently asked questions, see below. Games and activities will be available for children in one area, while other areas will be designated for children to do quiet activities or rest comfortably.
While kids are welcome at daytime family-friendly events, the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening events are for adults. We discourage alumni from bringing their children and offer the Evening Program childcare as an alternative.
If you have children younger than three years of age and require a babysitting service while on campus, we recommend contacting Parents in a Pinch, (855) 781-1303.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the staff to child ratio?
Freshman orientation (3 years old) 1 staff member to 3 children
Freshman (4-5 years old) 1 staff member to 4 children
Sophomores (6-8 years old) 1 staff member to 8 children
Juniors (9-11 years old) 1 staff member to 10 children
Seniors (12+ years old) 1 staff member to 10 children
2. What time do the events start / end?
The activities begin at 6:30pm each night and we will have activities until 12:30am. Parents can drop off or pick up at any time between 6:30pm and 12:30am.
3. Do you have pack and plays for the young children?
No, we do not have pack and plays. When the younger children would like to take a nap, we have a quiet room with a movie playing and have mats with blankets for the children to sleep on.
4. How old can the children be to attend the events?
3 years old to 15 years old.
5. Are the children placed in groups?
Yes, they are placed in groups based on their age.
6. Can the children be in groups that are not in their age range?
Yes, but it must be cleared by the directors upon arrival at the event.
7. Is the staff prequalified?
All of the staff members are interviewed by either Addam or Terry Shand, owners and directors of World Sports Camp, an international sports summer camp for children. All staff members will have a sexual and criminal background check done, to ensure that they have no blemishes on their record. We do not allow any staff members to have any blemishes on their record. In addition, the majority of our staff has worked with us for years and we are proud to have them on our team!
8. Do you provide dinner?
No, we do not provide dinner, however we do have drinks and snacks available for the children.
9. How do I register for the event?
Once you complete a registration with a child guest, you will receive separate instructions to complete a childcare registration form. Please note that unlike Reunion Registration, walk-ins will not be accepted for childcare and must be completed by Friday, May 5th.
10. What do you do if my child does not want to participate?
We have a tremendous amount of staff on hand. Therefore, we have a staff member sit with the child to see if everything is ok. At that point, the staff member will speak with the child to see what the child may be interested in. We will do everything in our power to make sure that each child has as much fun as possible, in the short amount of time that they are with us.
11. Do you have medical professional on hand?
The Harvard Alumni Association staff will be CPR/First Aid certified and there will be nurses on duty.
12. What if my child has an allergy to certain foods?
We will make sure to notify the staff members of the allergy and will also put a star on the child’s name tag. In addition, if that child requires an EPI pen, we require that the parents leave that with the child upon drop off at the event.
13. Am I allowed to leave food for my child?
Absolutely! The only requirement is that we request no nut products, as many children have nut allergies.
14. Who do I contact in case of an emergency or for more information about the program?
The best person to contact is: Addam Shand, director of World Sports Camp. Before the event, the best number to reach him is: 401-738-9119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.