#Information

FAQ

1. Why is it important for my child to go to Camp?

Going to camp will help you child learn about tolerance, diversity, sharing with other outside their families. It will help them create new bonds of friendship, learn how to share a room, take on responsibilities, and develop skills in decision-making through play.
Camp will give them freedom from schoolwork, chores, and other expectations, and will allow them to explore new skills, grow, and develop independence.

2. At what age can children go to camp?

At 6 years old. At that age, most children have become independent enough to be able to fully enjoy and participate in the camp program.

3. What security measures are offered by the camp?

The safety and security of all campers is guaranteed. Aside from a CCTV system, the whole facility is fenced, and main gate access is controlled by camp personnel. Camp operational staff stays in touch with law enforcement in Nambroca and Toledo.

4. What is the camp counselor ratio per camper?

Our cabins have a capacity of 8 people. We assign 1 counselor for every 7 children. Younger campers have an extra counselor.
Our staff has been trained for over a year in areas such as child development, communication skills, recreation and other tools that enable them to work during our camp season. They also have a leisure and recreational activities certification.

5. Is there a doctor at camp?

Yes, 24/7. We have a health manager for primary care, who is also in charge of monitoring and ensuring campers receive necessary treatments and prescriptions. Also, the closest health centers are located 15 minutes away from camp.
It is very important to deliver a copy of the campers’ medical card to camp staff at the beginning of the session. For international campers, an international insurance card that works in Spain is required.

6. Can children make calls?

Our goal for children at camp is to immerse them as much as possible within the program, and to help them integrate with their cabin and make new friends. To that end, phone calls are not allowed, unless camp directors deem it necessary, and discussed it with the camper’s parents.
Exceptions are made for birthdays and other special occasions, such as the birth of a sibling.

7. Can children take their cellphones?

The camp experience is full of activities and games that are designed to help them connect to others, to their environment, and to be fully present. Having to take care of a phone, and the distractions within it would detract from the experience and keep them engaged with their everyday life and concerns. For that reason, we do not allow campers to bring cellphones with them to camp.

8. Can parents visit?

We don’t allow parent visits at camp, as we find that it disrupts the flow of the session, as well as the camper’s adaptation process. In many cases it not only affects the camper, but also other children who may view it as special treatment. If there are any questions on this regard, please contact the camp directors.

9. What is a typical camp day like at MG Campamento?

9:00 – Rise and Shine – the start of the routine, we wake up, brush our teeth, and get dressed for the day.

9:30 – Calisthenics – Skits, and songs to give us energy for our daily adventure.

10:00 – Breakfast – An essential part of our day

11:00 – Cabin Cleanup – With the help of the counselors, we clean and organize the cabin, our bags, and if necessary, get dressed for special activities.

11:30 – Morning Activities – A round of fun activities and experiences.

13:15 – Free period – A time to wind down, relax and talk about our morning.

13:30 – Line up – We get ready for lunch and learn who won the Cabin cleanup.

14:00 – Lunch – A balanced meal, assessed by nutritionist, made with children’s needs at camp in mind.

15:00 – Afternoon break – We rest and play calm games in our cabins.

16:30 – Afternoon activities 1 – A new round of fun activities that help us grow and learn.

18:00 – Snack Time – A quick and delicious snack to bring up our energy.

18:30 – Afternoon activities 2 – A new opportunity to play, compete, and share with others.

20:00 – Bath Time – We reinforce personal hygiene habits in our campers, under the guidance of camp counselors.

21:00 – Line up – All cabins meet up again for dinner and one last game.

21:30 – Dinner – After a day full of activities, nothing like a warm meal.

22:00 – Evening Activity – A camp activity where we play, compete, and share to end our day.

23:00 – Bedtime – Back to the cabin with our counselors. It’s time to sleep and get rest for a new day.

10. Who do I contact if I have any questions while my child is at camp?

We aim to offer both campers and families the best possible experience with us. The best way to reach us during the summer is to contact the director in charge of your session. This information will be provided at the start of camp. You can also reach us through our regular contacts, and we will help you get in touch with the right people.

11. Is there any way to stay up to date on my child, and the day to day at camp?

Yes, we have a WhatsApp group created exclusively for each session, where we will provide important information prior to camp. During the season, we send details such as the weather report, our meals, daily program, and special activities. We also report on our progress to and from camp.
You can also follow our social media profiles on Instagram (@mgcampamentoes), and Facebook (MG Campamento España) where we publish both photos and stories daily.

12. How do you handle lost items?

Our counselors strive to help campers keep their suitcases organized, and with that all the objects they bring with them. However, due to the nature of camp, it is normal for some items to be misplaced and that they don’t make their way back home.
All items left over after the end of camp are taken to Madrid and kept in our office for a month. If they are not claimed in that time, they are given away to charity.

13. Will my child be sleeping in a mixed gender cabin, or with older children?

All children who will attend camp are distributed in different cabins depending on their age, grade, and gender.

Children are assigned to cabins with children who are their same gender, and age or grade. If necessary, they are assigned with other campers who might be a year older or younger than they are.

They also sleep in the same cabin with at least one of their counselors, who is responsible for helping campers with cleaning, making sure the campers shower and change their clothes, of keeping the cabin in order, and of resolving conflicts should they arise. They care for the campers, play with them, and support them in all their needs 24/7.

14. What should I consider when packing for camp?

When packing for camp, keep in mind the following:

– Kids should help make their own bags and have a list of all their belongings so they can check if they packed everything when returning home.

– You should place all the items that should be unpacked first, such as bed sheets, pillow, towels, sleeping bag, toiletries, and laundry bag at the top of the camper’s bag.

– All clothes should be labelled with the camper’s full name to avoid lost items.

– Please don’t send new or delicate clothes because they may be irreparably damaged.

– All dirty laundry will be placed in each camper’s laundry bag that should be identified with the camper’s name.

– Bed sheets are changed weekly, and all campers should bring two fitted sheets even if they prefer to use sleeping bags.

– Campers usually bring their pillows on the bus, so they should be packed in their handbags.
– The following items are not allowed at camp: cellphones, knives and other sharp objects, video games, water guns, and fireworks.

– Music players are allowed, but we don’t recommend campers bring them.

We are not responsible for the care of delicate items of clothing, as well as valuable items taken to camp, please leave them at home.

We recommend that campers who stay for more than a week bring enough clothes for their whole stay. Laundry Service can be provided at an extra cost of 15€ and must be notified before the start of the session.