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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
210-486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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1. What are the ages/grade ranges for summer camp/classes?

Northwest Vista College Community Education offers various summer camps/classes for ages 6-18 and grades 1-12.

2. What are the camp hours and weeks of operation?

Camp Hours:

Camps begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30pm.  Drop-off and pick-up takes place in Pecan Hall (PH) room 101. We do offer before and after care for campers which begins at 7:30am and pick-up ends at 5:30pm.

Weeks of Operation:

For summer 2016 our camps begin the week of June 6 and our last camp will be offered the week of August 15.

3. How do I register my child for Kids and Youth Summer Classes and Camps?

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Enrollment is limited in all of our camps/classes to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone involved.

We encourage you to register early.


How to Register:


Step 1

Choose your classes and then pay for them by visiting the link below:


Please keep in mind, Registration Forms may be submitted in advance; however, ENROLLMENT IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You will receive confirmation of payment via email.

MULTIPLE CAMP REGISTRATIONS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT:
A student may purchase several weeks of camps (or classes) in one-transaction, OR may purchase camps/classes individually week-to-week. All camps/classes have a limited number of seats and may fill quickly!

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT DEADLINES:
Registration and payment for each camp/class will close at midnight on the Monday prior to start date. For example, registration for camp/class begins on June 5, 2017 and the deadline for enrollment/registration will be Midnight, Monday, May 29, 2017.

TUITION INFORMATION:
Tuition includes a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION INFORMATION:
Any registration cancellation prior to the 1st day of camp/class will receive a refund minus the non-refundable fee.

Registration cancellations on the 1st day of camp (or thereafter) do not qualify for any refund. Camps/classes cancelled by the College due to low enrollment are eligible for 100% refund.

Payment must be made/received at least 1 week BEFORE camp/class start date.

 


Step 2

Download the NVC Community Education Registration Form to your computer.

  • Clicking on the link will download the file to your Downloads folder.
  • You can also right-click the link and choose Download Linked File As to save it to a specific folder on your computer.


To open the file, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. If you don't have it, you can download and install it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.

  • Open the file.
  • Key data in all required fields to complete the form
  • Save the file Adobe Acrobat Reader by going to File>Save As.  
  • Assign a new name for saving to your computer (add the participant's initials at the end of the file, e.g. if your child's name is John William Smith, save the file as "form-registration-jws.pdf").


Attach the new file (e.g. form-registration-jws.pdf) to an email.

Send the email to this address: NVC-CMNTY@alamo.edu.

  • If you are unable to email the form, you can print it out and bring it with you to the college.
  • Our office is located at Northwest Vista College, 3535 N Ellison Drive, Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) room 234. For more information on getting to the college and finding your way around, click here for DRIVING DIRECTIONS (how to get here) and click here for a COLLEGE MAP (how to find your way around once you're here).

 


    Step 3

    CAMP DROP OFF / PICK-UP LOCATION
    All camps take place on our beautiful Northwest Vista College campus at 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251.

    Drop off/Pick up: Pecan Hall (PH) Room 101
    Office of Community Education Staff: Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) room 234.

    Doors open at 7:30 am for before camp drop off and after care pick-up as late as 5:30 pm in Pecan Hall (PH) room 101.

     

    PARKING
    No parking permit is necessary in order to park on the Northwest Vista College campus. You are welcome to park anywhere you can locate a legal parking space.

     


    For general questions about the summer camp program, please call the Office of Community Education at 210-486-4907 or 210-486-4407.

    4. Is there any opportunity for early drop off/pick-up/visitation?

    We do offer before and after care for campers which begins at 7:30am and pick-up ends at 5:30pm in Pecan Hall (PH) room 101.
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    Parents/guardians of minors are required to “sign-in” each camper at the start of each day and “sign-out” their children at the end of each camp day. Parents/guardians must list on the program registration form all individuals authorized to pick up camper from the program. Minors will not be released to anyone not designated on the registration form completed by parent/guardian. PLEASE NOTE: Persons picking up campers will be required to show ID, including parents.

    If a parent/guardian or authorized pick-up person does not arrive or called by 5:35, our staff will assume an emergency exists and will begin calling the emergency contacts you have identified. If no emergency contact can be reached within 30 minutes, the staff may contact the San Antonio Police Department who will pick up your child.

    Continued disregard for the designated pick-up times can result in your child’s suspension or termination from the camp. No refund will be given for camps already in progress.

    5. Where is the camp located and, what are the parking options?

    Location:

    All camps are located on our beautifully wooded Northwest Vista College campus at 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251.

    Drop off/Pick up: Pecan Hall (PH) room 101.
    Main Camp office: Pecan Hall (PH) room 101 (during summer only).
    Office of Community Education Staff: Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) room 234.
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    Campus map

    Parking:

    No parking permit is needed to park on the Northwest Vista College campus. You are welcome to park anywhere you can locate a legal parking space.

    6. What should my child wear/bring/ or not bring to summer camp?

    What to wear:

    Campers should wear comfortable summer wear and closed toe shoes.

    What to bring: Ages 6-12:

    Only a morning snack is provided. Therefore, students must bring a brown bag lunch and are encouraged to bring a snack for afternoon break session. Students should bring water bottles each day.

    What to bring: Middle & High School Workshops:

    Students have the option of bringing a brown bag lunch or purchasing a lunch in our cafeteria. The campus cafeteria offers a wide selection of items, including many healthy options for students. Instructors and staff are on hand during the lunch hour to assist and supervise. Students should bring water bottles each day.

    What not to bring:

    Students should NOT bring games, toys, stuffed animals, action figures, trading cards, electronic devices (such as: iPod, iPad, tablets, DS). Money and other valuables should be left at home. Northwest Vista College Community Education will not be held liable for any loss or damage of any personal belongings.

    7. What are the Behavior Expectations of the camp?

    Students are expected to be respectful and courteous to one another and all staff members, participate fully in the camp program, observe the camp rules, and respect the campus facilities. Program participants and staff are expected to abide by all Northwest Vista College and Alamo Colleges District regulations and may be removed from the program for non-compliance of rules.

    Students must abide by the following program rules:

    1. The possession or use of alcohol and other drugs, fireworks, guns and other weapons is prohibited.

    2. The operation of a motor vehicle by minors is prohibited while attending and participating in the program.

    3. Rules and procedures governing when and under what circumstances participants may leave Northwest Vista College property during the program.

    4. No violence will be tolerated.

    5. Hazing and/or bullying of any kind is prohibited, including verbal, physical, and cyber.

    6. No theft or use of tobacco products will be tolerated. (smoking is prohibited in all Alamo Colleges District buildings)

    7. Misuse or damage of College property is prohibited.

    8. The inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, and digital devices is prohibited in areas where privacy is expected by participants, such as restrooms.


    Behavioral problems will be handled as follows:

    First Incident - Warning and discussion with student.

    Second Incident - Discussion with parent/guardian and student.

    Third Incident - Student will be withdrawn from the program and the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the child immediately. No refund will be given.

    8. Who are the Teachers and Staff?

    Staff instructors are a mix of approved and certified local school teachers, NVC faculty instructors, and industry professionals. Our team of administrative assistants are NVC staff. All have been vetted and background checked. We also partner with local service program providers who employ youth workers to assist our teachers with classroom activities. These youth workers are always supervised by teachers or NVC staff while they are in the presence of campers.

    9. What are your supervision procedures?

    Our staff members supervise campers throughout their entire day on campus. All campers and students on campus who are under the age of 18 are considered minors thus, during the day, campers are escorted and supervised to and from all destinations. Adult camp staff are responsible for the supervision of campers during the entire lunch hour. Campers are not permitted to leave their classroom without supervision by instructors and/or adult camp staff. Additionally, campers are not allowed to leave the campus for any reason without written permission from their parents/guardians.

    10. What if my child takes medication?

    Northwest Vista College Kid’s Summer Camp program officials may dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications and/or topical antibiotic creams, sunscreen and insect repellents to participants under the following conditions:

    • Parents/Guardians must provide written permission and instructions for any medications taken during the program by any student under the age of 18.
    • The student’s family must provide the medicine in its original pharmacy container labeled with the student’s name, medicine name, dosage and timing of consumption.
    • Over-the-counter medications must be provided in their manufacturers’ container.
    • Staff will keep the medicine in a secure location, and at the appropriate time for distribution shall meet with the camper.
    • Staff members will allow the camper to self-administer the appropriate dose as shown on the container.
    • If a camper is not able to self-administer medication, then arrangements for the administration of any medicine must be conducted by a parent/guardian.
    • Personal “epi” pens and inhalers may be carried by the student during all camp activities and can be self-administered.

    Parents/Guardians are required to complete the Medical Information section of the registration form for each student. A copy of this information will remain with the staff and instructor at all times. Parents are encouraged to share any special issues that the program director and instructors should be aware of (diet restrictions, learning challenges, behavioral challenges, etc.)

    11. What if my child gets sick during camp?

    If your child complains of being sick we will allow the child to rest for a 10-15 minute period at one of our lunch tables. If after that period they are not feeling any better we will contact you. Therefore, it is important that you provide us with up-to-date information and phone numbers.

    NOTE: Please do not send your child to camp if he or she is sick. We know how difficult it is to make last minute plans for a sick child, but it is essential that your child receive the right care, and it is critically important that we keep others from being infected. We try to keep everyone healthy!

    12. How can I contact my child during camp?

    If you need to contact your child for any reason during the camp day, please contact the Community Education/Camp Office at 210-486-4907.

    13. Is financial assistance available?

    At this time, we do not have any financial assistance available for our camps/classes nor are any discounts offered.

    14. What is the refund and cancellation policy?

    Refund

    If you need to cancel or withdraw from a camp, please notify our office five days prior to the first day of camp. No refunds will be given after a camp begins. Please call 210-486-4907.

    College Class/Camp Cancellation

    Northwest Vista College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any camp due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled by the College, registrants will be notified immediately and registration fee refunds will be processed.

    15. What are the summer camp safety/first aid/emergency procedures?

    Protecting our campers is our number one priority on campus. That means being ready for the unexpected. We are continually reassessing our safety practices to ensure an enjoyable experience by all.

    All classrooms are equipped with basic first aid kits and the camp staff is trained in basic first aid procedures. During any issue involving injury, parents/guardians will be notified immediately. Northwest Vista College does not have a nurse on campus during the summer, however all campus security officers, as well as, numerous campus officials are first aid/CPR/AED trained and certified. Our campus is located less than a mile from Christus Santa Rosa Hospital.

    In the event of an illness or injury that would require more extensive evaluation, every reasonable attempt will be made to contact the parent/guardian.

    Please note that Northwest Vista College does not provide medical insurance to cover emergency care or medical treatment of your child.

    16. Do you accept special needs children?

    Northwest Vista College does not discriminate against any child with special needs. We encourage qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities. If you have a child who requires special care, we ask that you meet with the Program Manager at least 6 weeks prior to enrollment to determine if our camp setting is appropriate. If our camp is a good fit for your child we must receive, in writing, the information involving special accommodations at least one month prior to the start of the camp for which you are registering your child. This information will be kept confidential and revealed only to the necessary staff and health professionals. Parents are encouraged to share any special issues that the program director and instructors should be aware of (diet restrictions, learning challenges, behavioral challenges, etc.)

    Contact Information

    Hildegaard Mayorga
    Program Specialist
    210-486-4907
    hmayorga@alamo.edu

    Yvonne Haynes 
    Program Manager
    210-486-4407
    yhaynes@alamo.edu

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