In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, or religion.
A $400 nonrefundable deposit holds your child’s place on the trip of his/her choice while you complete the application process at Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network. We ask that admissions paperwork be completed within one week of your application date, or you may lose your child’s spot on their preferred trip. We require an application for summer, health history, confidential parent questionnaire, and a camper questionnaire from all of our campers. For new international campers, we also require a phone and/or Skype interview. For International Groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications will be carefully reviewed on a first-come, first served basis, and you will be notified about your child’s official acceptance to Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network within 2-3 days. We intentionally limit the size of our program, enrollment is limited. Please submit your application early to ensure a place on the trip of your choice.
The $400 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application submission and is applied to the full cost of the program. There is also a 2% registration fee that is due at the time of the deposit. Balance due must be paid on or before Friday, May 15th, 2020. Applications received after May 15th, 2020, should be accompanied by the $400 deposit; full payment will be due upon acceptance. We gladly accept personal checks and e-checks (we’ll need your bank’s routing number and your checking account number). We also accept Visa and Mastercard. Payment plans can be arranged on an individual basis. Early Bird Dates- February 3rd-March 15th, 2020. Any unpaid campers will lose their early bird rate starting after March 15th, 2020.
- If a camper cancels before April 30, 2021, due to medical reasons that can be fully documented with a physician’s written explanation, a full refund will be sent to the participants.
- If a camper cancels for any other reason before April 30, 2021, a full refund will be sent to the participant, less the application deposit.
- If a camper cancels after May 1st due to medical reasons that can be fully documented with a physician’s written explanation a refund may be sent to the participant, less the $400 application deposit.
- We are sorry, but no refunds will be issued after April 30, 2021.
- Campers canceling within two weeks of the start of the session are not eligible for a refund with the exception of documented medical reasons. For medical reasons, the program fee will be returned less the application deposit. Written documentation must be submitted within 10 days of cancellation.
- Approved refunds will be mailed to the camper’s home address via check.
By payment of any sum to Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network, you are acknowledging your agreement to the terms and Conditions of Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network as described herein.
Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network’s EXPECTATIONS
It is the camper’s responsibility to bring a safety-conscious mindset; a desire to try new things, challenge themselves and have a good time; a willingness to participate fully; a willingness to help with group chores and tasks; and a willingness to care for themselves and others. While some trepidation is quite normal, we expect from each camper a positive and unselfish attitude and a desire to be a part of a close community of friends. Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network trips are physically and mentally challenging. Campers have a responsibility to be physically prepared by getting in good physical condition before their trip. By signing the camper expectations and the parent consent form, campers agree they will abide by these expectations. We reserve the right to send a camper home who cannot meet the physical requirements of the trip, or who, in our judgment, does not meet our expectations for demonstrating safe actions or good behavior. The camper will be flown home immediately; all additional travel expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and no refund of any type will be granted.
Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network maintains very high standards because we act as temporary guardians for your child. Any action by a camper that jeopardizes his/her safety or the safety of other campers does not meet with our community expectations and may result in removal from camp. No one camper’s actions (in the leaders’ judgment) will be permitted to negatively affect the enjoyment of the adventure by other campers. Individual behavior that keeps the group from forming a close community does not meet with our community expectations. Campers must be able to effectively manage their self-care (staying hydrated, eating properly, maintaining appropriate hygiene, etc.); if lack of self-care is repeatedly an issue, a camper may be sent home. If a camper discusses suicide or exhibits signs of self-harm (at the discretion of Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network staff), the camper will be sent home. Illegal acts, bullying, sexual harassment, stealing, sneaking away from the group at night, or other unsafe actions will cause a camper to be sent home. Cabins are never co-ed. Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network programs are 100% alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free. The possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, any vaping device, or any illegal drug is cause for immediate expulsion from the trip. This policy is absolutely non-negotiable. In the unfortunate circumstance that a rule violation should occur, immediate dismissal will result. The camper will be flown home immediately; all additional travel expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and no refund of any type will be granted. Each camper will sign a contract prior to their adventure stating they agree to abide by Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network policies and rules for the duration of the trip.
HEALTH HISTORY/LIABILITY RELEASE
A completed and signed health history and a signed parent/camper agreement must be submitted in order to be considered for official acceptance and enrollment. The health history does not require a physician’s signature, but we do ask parents to be as open and transparent as possible. In lieu of a doctor’s signature, parents take responsibility to tell Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network about any and all health issues. Parents will be required to sign an acknowledgment of risks and a legal liability waiver from Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network, as well as waivers from participating outfitters prior to their child’s participation.
As temporary trained staff, Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network instructors have the ability to administer first aid to campers, to engage the services of a medical professional, or to hospitalize a camper if deemed necessary. Costs will be the responsibility of parents and/or their insurance company.
ALTERATIONS TO ITINERARY
Severe weather; high or low rivers; unpredictable natural disasters and acts of God; vehicle breakdowns; road closures; volcanic activity; forest fires; illness; any potential threat to safety; or even a brilliant idea from a trip leader or camper may necessitate itinerary changes. In the event of a schedule change, comparable activities will be substituted when possible. You will be notified by email of significant changes.
Campers may bring a cell phone to use at the airport upon arrival, and prior to departure. Each camper will call home upon arrival so parents will know they’ve arrived safely. This call usually takes place after your child has met a Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network Camp Staff, collected his/her bags, and met the other campers. Please expect up to an hour between the time your child’s flight lands and his/her phone call home to you. Cell phones should be turned off during appropriate times to preserve their charge. Because this is a camp, there’s often no cellular service available, and your child may be three to seven days away from a phone. There is often no way for cell phones to be recharged. Parents may not be able to call their child while he or she is on the trip. Though we make every effort to give your child a couple of opportunities to connect with home, the nature of the trip often makes it difficult for us to give you specific updates about your child while at camp. Remember, no news is good news. Parents may contact our Enrollment Specialist if there is an emergency in which a parent needs to reach their child. If it’s after normal business hours, we’re available 24/7 at the Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network emergency phone number, 888-459-4989.
While participating in Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network programs, a camper may be photographed or videoed by Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network. By signing the parent/camper agreement, you agree to allow the camper’s photo, video or film likeness, or reproductions thereof made through any media, including electronic media, to be copyrighted and used for any legitimate purpose by Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network or its assigns.
Camp Kahili / Maker Learning Network is wholly committed to the protection and preservation of the natural environment. We use the most current minimum-impact camping techniques and subscribe to the practices of Leave No Trace. Campers can expect to shower two or three times during their trip. The camp is on a septic system and we will need to limit the amount of water usage. Campers have biodegradable soap and water available to wash up at their campsites.