Camp FAQ

CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are there age requirements to attend camp? 

Spring Break Art Camp is open to children enrolled in grades K–3 at the time of camp registration. Summer Art Camp is open to children who will be enrolled in grades 1–4 when school starts in the following fall.

How do I register my child for camp?

Online registration starts on the Camp page. After payment is complete, you will be directed to a registration form to fill out information about your camper(s) and acknowledge policies. You can also download a printable registration form to fill out and submit with payment to OMA by mail or in person. Enrollment will not be complete for your camper(s) until both payment and the registration form is completed in full and received by OMA. 

How many children are in camp?

Each session of camp is limited to 15 participants.

It says camp is sold out, is there a waitlist?

Once a session is full, a waitlist will be started. If space becomes available, this list will be offered enrollment in the order they were added to the list. Starting with the first one on the list, OMA staff will contact them via phone and email to see if registration is still desired. If there is no response in 24 hours, the next person on the list will be contacted. 

How can I qualify to pay the member price for camp?

OMA members at the Dual/Family level and above may pay the member price for their camper(s). These levels of membership include all children living in the same household as the membership holder(s). All membership will be verified.

I'm not a member yet, if I join now can I pay the member rate for my camper(s)?

Yes, click here join at the Dual/Family member level or above before registering your camper(s).

What if I registered my camper(s) at the membership price but my membership level does not qualify or it has expired?

Membership status will be confirmed for all registrants. If a membership has expired or is not at a qualifying level, you will be contacted to renew or upgrade your membership or pay the difference for the visitor rate. Campers are not fully enrolled until payment is made in full and all registration information is submitted. 

If I am an OMA member at either the Individual or Student levels, do my children qualify for the member price for camp?

Only OMA members at the Dual/Family level and above may pay the member price for their camper(s). These levels of membership include all children living in the same household with the adult membership holder(s).

If I am a member at the Dual/Family level or above, can I register any children in my family at the member rate who do not live with me (such as grandchildren nieces, nephews, etc.)?

No, OMA memberships at the Dual/Family level and above include only the adults and children of a family living in the same household. The only exception is for OMA members at the Dual/Family level or above who are military stationed away from their children.       

Can I drop off my camper(s) late or pick them up early?

Drop off for camp is 8:45–9:00am and pick up is 3:00–3:15pm daily. If you know ahead of time that your camper will have a different schedule for one or more days of camp, please let OMA staff know so they can plan accordingly. 

Can I drop off my camper(s) early or pick them up late?

Drop off for camp is 8:45–9:00am and pick up is 3:00–3:15pm daily. Late pickup between 3:15–3:45pm will result in an additional fee due at pickup of $15, or $30 for pickup between 3:45–4:45pm. If parents/guardians or the emergency contact cannot be reached and a camper has not been picked up by 4:45pm, OMA will assume there has been an emergency of some sort and may call authorities for assistance. 

Is there an extended day option?

Some camps offer an extended day option for early drop off (8:00–9:00am) and/or extended afternoons (3:00–4:00pm) for $10 each session per day for members and $15 for visitors. If available, campers must be registered in the program beforehand or they will be subject to late pickup fees.

Who is allowed to pick up or drop off my child?

Anyone may drop your child off at camp each day. Only the parent(s), emergency contact, and those listed as authorized to pick up on the registration form will be allowed to pick up your children from camp. Photo ID will be required.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Camper(s) should bring their own nut-free lunch and snacks each day as well as a refillable water bottle with a lid. They may want to bring a light jacket during cool weather. Please label all of your children’s belongings. All materials are provided for the projects at camp. 

What should my child wear?

Camper(s) will create, learn, dance, craft, and play—and that can get messy so they should wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting stained and shoes they can walk and move in. They may want to bring a light jacket during cool weather. Please label all of your children’s belongings. 

Is lunch included in camp?

All camper(s) should bring their own nut-free lunch and snacks each day as well as a refillable water bottle with a lid. Lunch will be held from 12:00–1:00pm in addition to a morning and afternoon snack time. Please label all of your children’s belongings.  

Do the campers spend time outside?

Campers may spend time outside during the day during lunch, one of the projects, or to take a walk to the nearby library. Each camper is responsible for bringing and applying their own sunscreen.

If the kids are outside, is sunscreen applied?

OMA camp staff isn’t able to apply sunscreen to campers. Please plan on applying it in the morning before camp begins and make sure to pack extra in your camper’s bag for them to apply themselves.

If our plans change or my child gets sick, can I get a refund for camp?

We understand that things happen. However, no refunds will be granted for early camp withdrawal or absences for any reason, including illness or behavioral dismissal. Please read our refund policy here and our behavior policy here.

Do you have a behavior policy?

The physical and emotional safety of our campers and staff are central to OMA’s camps and vital to its overall mission. As such, we take the issues of bullying, harassment, and violence very seriously. Please read the full behavior policy here.

I still have questions, how can I get more information?

Click here to email your inquiry or call (760) 435-3728.

CAMP REGISTRATION

Click here to return to the main camp page and register online.

DOWNLOAD A SPRING BREAK ART CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

If you’d prefer not to enroll your camper(s) online, click here to download a registration form. Be sure to fill it out completely and submit with payment in full to avoid enrollment delays. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

REFUND POLICY

Click here to read the refund policy.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

Click here to read the behavior policy.

LOCATION

704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 435-3721

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