CASA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How long is camp? Do I have to sign up for the three-week session or can my child just join one week?
This summer, we are running two three-week sessions at CASA but we do offer individual “guest weeks”. Please note: spaces for these weeks are limited.

Does CASA provide financial aid?
Yes, the deadline to apply for Financial aid is February 28, 2021. To apply, please go to this link.

I’ve registered my child for camp, but our plans changed and I need to cancel! What is CASA’s refund policy?
We will refund everything you have paid by May 17, 2021. If we cancel a session, you will get a full refund. 

I’d like to change my child’s BLOCK. How do I do that?
BLOCKS changes can be only requested through email to casa@sheridanschool.org. Because this summer we can not be as flexible as other summers, campers will remain in their BLOCK unless we need to do a change.

My child has a friend at camp. Can they be grouped together for parts of the day?
Yes! You can add his/her name when you register your child, or you can email casa@sheridanschool.org the name of your child’s friend(s) whom he/she would like to be with. We will try to place them in the same class if possible.

My child is on the waitlist for a week/session. When will I hear news about coming off the waitlist?
Waitlists are a bit unpredictable by nature. We will notify you as soon as a spot becomes available.

Does CASA offer swimming and/or water play?
Not this summer (2021), but normally we do. Campers take swimming lessons at American University.

Does CASA have a nurse?
Yes, our CASA nurse is at CASevery day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. She is the person to contact in case you have any medical concerns or if your child has an allergy or medical condition we need to be aware of. If you have specific questions you can contact her directly at nurse@sheridanschool.org. Additionally, our entire CASA staff is CPR and First-Aid certified.

Do I need to register my child in advance for CASA AM or CASA PM?
This summer (2021) we are offering morning and afternoon care.

Who are CASA’s teachers?
We hire college students and professionals in the fields of sports, arts, drama, video, cooking, and early childhood. All of our teachers have a background check and are professional, creative, and engaging with our campers. We have 60% returning teachers each summer and have a happy and safe community.

What do I need to do to notify the camp that my child will leave early or will go home with a friend?
Please email us at casa@sheridanschool.org or call at 202.507.7722 and let us know about any change. In order to keep clear communication, please do not hand any notes to your kids to hand to our CASA teachers.

Does my child need to bring lunch every day?
All campers need to bring non-perishable lunches every day and a water bottle. Please mark all items with your child’s name. CASA supplies a morning snack for all campers. CLK (Creative Little Kids) is NUT FREE.

Does CASA provides sunscreen to the campers?
CASA provides sunscreen to all campers that have outdoor classes. It is not mandatory, but our teachers try as much as possible to remind our campers. If you would like your child to have applied sunscreen every day, please contact our nurse directly at nurse@sheridanschool.org
If you child needs a specific sunscreen, please provide her/him with one.

Do they have water breaks?
CASA encourage our campers to take water breaks frequently. We encourage to all campers to bring a water bottle (marked) to travel with them throughout the day.

Is CASA nut-free?
Our CLK Program (Creative Little Program: ages 3-5) IS NUT-FREE. Please make sure NOT to pack anything with nuts of processed in nut facilities. Our Young Creators Program (grades 1 & up) is NOT nut-free.

How does CASA communicate with us?
CASA sends an email with a “look ahead” of the week every Friday before a session begins or continues. All the information can be found on our website and on our CASA blog. In addition, we have a bulletin board at the entrance of CASwith the week’s announcements.

What else do I need to know before CASA begins? What do we need to bring on the first day of camp?
CASA sends the Camper’s Handbook with all the information before each session begins.

  • Our CLK campers (ages 3-5) need to bring:
    Change of clothes including underwear
    Water bottle
    Swimsuit and towel (for Friday’s water day)
    Large plastic bag (for wet clothes)
    Sunblock (if you do not want your child to use the sunblock we have in each classroom)
    Yoga mat, blanket, and pillow if your child takes naps
    Non-perishable lunch
  • Our YC campers (grades 1-7) need to bring:
    Non-perishable lunch
    Water bottle (marked)
    Charge of clothes if he/she is taking any water related class (swimming or watermania)
    Sunblock (if you do not want your child to use the sunblock we have at CASA)