FAQ'S

Summer Camp

What to bring?

Every Day Items:  Backpack, Sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), Hat, Rain Jacket, Bug Spray, Sweatshirt

Kayaking Day: Swimsuit, Sandals, Towel

Biking Day: Sneakers, Shorts, T-Shirt

Ropes Course Day: Sneakers, Shorts, T-Shirt

Beach Day: Swimsuit, Sandals, Towel

Olympics Day: Sneakers, Shorts, T-Shirt

 

Do I need to provide a lunch or snack?

No. MVAC provides a healthy, peanut free, snack.

Where is the drop-off and pick-up location?

Our drop-off and pick-up site is located at Martha's Vineyard High School, on the east side of the parking lot. The High School is located at 100 Edgartown Road, in Oak Bluffs. You will see large vans and signs when you enter the high school.

What happens if I am late to the drop off or pick up?

If a camper is late for drop off, the counselors are instructed to wait 15 minutes extra. If you do not arrive within that timeframe, you can arrange to drop off your child directly at the activity site by contacting our office. If you are over 15 minutes late from picking up your child, you will be contacted and instructed to pick him/her up at our office located in Vineyard Haven.

How are my children transported?

We transport all of our campers and counselors in 12 or 15 passenger vans.

My child has never done these activities before; is this camp appropriate?

Our camp is designed for all skill levels including those trying an activity for the first time.  The only exception is on biking day, all campers must be able to ride a bike without training wheels on pavement and dirt.  If your child cannot, they must skip biking day and there will be no partialrefund for the day missed.

Does my child need to be physically fit?

Participants do not need to be athletically fit. We cater to everyones abilities.

Can I contact my child during camp?

You may contact our office at any time and we will be able to reach the campers. Every counselor has a cellular phone and walkie-talkie at all times. 

Does my child need a physical examination before camp?

Yes. We require every child provide documentation of a physical examination and immunization records within the past two years before attending camp.

What if my child gets sick or injured during camp?

Any minor injury or acute illness that occurs during the day will be documented and reported to the parents at the end when the campers are being picked up. In the event of a major injury or illness during camp, Martha's Vineyard Adventure Camp will contact the parent or guardian on the emergency contact form.

What should I do if my child will not be attending a day of camp?

Please contact our office at your earliest convenience, preferably the evening before the day your child will not be attending. We can then relay the message to the staff departing each morning.

Where are the activities located?

Our activities are located throughout Martha's Vineyard. Each day is a new activity at a new location. If you have specific questions about a location you can call our office and we would be happy to address all your questions.

Can parents join their child for a day of camp?

No. Having parents present during camp affects the campers ability to socialize and focus on the experience.

Is there anything I need to buy for camp?

No. We provide all the necessary equipment. See the "What to Bring" list for things your child should come to camp with.

Can my child bring a cellular phone, video games, music devices or other electronics to camp?

No. We designed our camp to allow the campers to experience the natural environment without cellular phones or any other electronic gadget. If a child is found with one, the staff will take it and return it to the parents at the end of the day.

What are your staff's qualifications?

All staff have, at minimum, a certification in First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding. Prior to employement, MVAC conducts background checks (CORI and SORI), and contacts three references. 

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

MVAC runs in rain or shine. If severe weather is in the forecast we will change our itinerary and move to more sheltered areas. All families will be contacted in the event that changes occur. 

Can I drop off my child at the Martha's Vineyard Adventure Camp office or activity site?

No. Due to the nature of our camp, our staff is either at the pick up location or at the specific activity site preparing for the days activity. We are unable to adequately attend to campers that are not at the specified pick up location.

What is the ratio of campers to counselors?

We maintain a maximum ratio of 6:1 camper to counselor ratio.

Do you offer Extended Care?

Yes, we offer extended care from 1:00PM - 5:00PM, every week for an additional $75 per week.

What discounts do you offer?

$25 off for multiple campers and/or multiple sessions. There is no discount on the early bird MV Student discount.  

Do you offer scholarships?

We work with the Bailey Boyd Associates  Feel free to call them and see if you quailfiy for there childcare program or give us a call and we can help you get started.  

 

Bailey Boyd Associates Website

Bailey Boyd Associates Application

Guided Tours

What to bring?

Kayaking Tours: Swimsuit, Sandals, Towel, Sweatshirt, Sunscreen, Water

 

Biking Tours: Sneakers, Shorts, T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Sunscreen, Water

 

Where do tours meet?

Due to each tour being personalized to your group, there is no specific location. Once your tour is finalized, MVAC will give you directions to the meeting location. 

Can MVAC pick us up?

Yes, for an additional charge. 

Is there a minimum/maximum group size?

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 10

Is there age requirements?

Yes. Participants must be at least 6 years old. 

Will our group be grouped with another group?

No. Each group will only be with the people they signed up with and a MVAC guide. 

Do you offer adult only tours?

Yes, MVAC offers adult only tours.

Do you offer kid only tours?

Yes, MVAC offers kid only tours. They must be at least 6 years old. 

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