Frequently Asked Questions
Place of meeting and return
Students will meet and depart from Skyline Marina each day.
An adult must accompany the student if under the age of 16.
Only adults listed as authorized pickups, with their photo ID, may sign out a student. You will indicate the authorized adults during the registration process.
Campers 16 years or older may sign themselves in/out.
For more information on public transportation, see
Parents/guardians of participants needing to take prescription or over-the-counter medications during camp hours must fill out the appropriate forms before the start of the program. This will provide the necessary information and authorization for designated personnel to dispense medications at specified dosages and times.
Medications will be collected the first morning of the program and secured in a safe place. Students needing to self-administer medications for life-threatening conditions may hold onto their medications at the discretion of the parent/guardian.
All prescriptions must be current and medication must be in original containers with the student's name, prescribing physician, dosage and instructions for administering. If the dosage is different than indicated on the package, a doctor’s note and signature are required.
Non-prescription medications will be dispensed only under specific instruction from parent/guardian or physician.
Please keep all students not well enough to follow the day’s activities at home. This includes students with the following symptoms: vomiting, fever, early cold, discharging eyes, stomach pain, active rash, diarrhea, sore throat and/or nausea.
While attending camp, if a student exhibits signs of illness they will be kept comfortable while the parent/guardian/emergency contact is notified. If no party can be reached and symptoms persist, the child’s physician will be notified and their directions followed.
To help ensure student safety, a certified adult for adult and child first aid/CPR will always be onboard. Please note that all medical treatment is at the discretion and judgment of program personnel.
In case of a minor injury (skinned knee, for example), the student will be treated according to the discretion of personnel and the incident recorded. You will be notified of the injury during sign-out at the end of the day.
In the case of a non-life-threatening injury (broken arm, for example), program personnel will notify the parent/guardian/emergency contacts and transport the child to a nearby medical facility.
In the case of a potentially life-threatening injury or illness, program personnel will immediately contact emergency services, after which the parent/guardian/emergency contacts will be notified.
Medical expenses incurred while participating in The Salish Sea School's marine summer programs are the sole responsibility of the student's parent/guardian.
Absence and/or illness
Parents/guardians are responsible for notifying program personnel when a student will not be in attendance for the day. You can call and leave a message for registration at (703).477.7432.
Students that are not well enough to follow the day’s activities will not be allowed to attend camp. This includes campers with the following symptoms: vomiting, fever, early cold, discharging eyes, stomach pain, active rash, diarrhea, sore throat and/or nausea.
The Salish Sea School will not pro-rate the cost of the program if a student is absent one or more days.
To maintain a safe and cooperative setting, The Salish Sea School has specific policies and limitations that govern our facilities, personnel, and the behavior of each participant.
Compliance with imposed limits and policies of the facility and programs is expected. Should it become necessary to correct or resolve any dangerous or disruptive behavior, personnel will follow these steps:
1. Reasoning: Verbal communication between the participant and personnel where problems and solutions are identified.
2. Time away: Removal from specific activity which could mean an early drop-off or request to stay home for the next day.
3. Parent/guardian, student and personnel conference: Discuss the situation, group concerns and solutions.
4. Dismissal from program: If the first three steps have been taken and the issue is unresolved
Participants with accomodations
The Salish Sea School is committed to providing programs and services accessible to individuals with needs for accommodations. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Amy at (703)-477-7432 or email@example.com at least 60 days before program start date to discuss how we may best accommodate your student's needs
A $300 deposit is due at registration. Final payment is due 60 days before the start of the excursion, or at the time of enrollment if it is within sixty days.
Cancellations between enrollment and 61 days prior to session start date are eligible for a full refund.
Cancellations between 31 and 60 days prior to session start date are subject to a $150 cancellation fee.
All tuition is non-refundable between 0 and 30 days prior to session start date.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames.
Participants may be able to switch between session dates providing space is available.
Requests must be received 30 days prior to current session dates and will require new paperwork.
Fees may apply for changes made within 30 days.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy at (703)-477-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.