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Summer Camp Registration Info

Q: How does my child register for Camp Hobé summer camp?

A:  All camper registrations will be submitted through our online portal. In addition, you will be able to pay registration fees and complete all camp forms through the portal. You will need to complete a registration for each child who you are sending to camp this summer.

A: Registration information for Camp Hobé summer camp is sent out every spring to all children who are currently being seen at the PCH Hematology/Oncology clinic. The information is sent from the hospital. The hospital does not give Camp Hobé any information about your child, including your child’s name or the fact that they are being treated for cancer (or a similar disorder).

A: New camper families: You may also refer your child to us here Referring your child to us will help us make sure that you get the information in a timely fashion. We will also be able to contact you about future Camp Hobé events (we are unable to do this through PCH).

A: Returning camper families: In addition to the mailing from PCH, our office will send registration information every spring to all eligible families, based on our camper records from the prior season. If your child’s treatment status has changed (or if you think we may have incorrect information), please contact our office so that we may update your family’s eligibility status.

Q: Which camp registration option should I choose for my 6-year old?

A: You may register your 6-year olds to attend the Day Camp / Hobé Juniors session for 2 consecutive days. Once you register for the session, you may choose to have your 6-year old attend 2 consecutive days of Day Camp without staying overnight, or to stay overnight during this session as a Hobé Junior. The Hobé Junior option will give you and your child the chance to experience overnight camp for a short period (1 night). We believe this will help our campers be better prepared for Kids Week when they are 7 years old. Remember that all Kids Week campers stay overnight for 5 days and 4 nights. Note: Children who will turn 7 years old during our June camp season may register for either Day Camp / Hobé Juniors (2 days, 1 overnight) or for Kids Week (5 days, 4 overnights). Please contact our office to determine which option is most appropriate for your child.

A: Register your child for the daytime-only option if you think they are too young to be away from you for 2 days and 1 night. This might include kids who attend a different camp session from their siblings, have never gone to overnight camp, or have never stayed over with friends. Once your 6-year old is registered for the session, they cannot switch between the daytime only and Hobé Junior options without the Camp Director’s approval.

A: Kids who function below a 6- to 7-year old developmental level must register for the Day Camp / Hobé Junior session; we are happy to work with you to determine whether the daytime only or overnight option is most suitable for your child.

Q: Can my child attend more than one in-person camp session, if their age falls between the session ranges?

A: No, unfortunately this is not allowed. Each kid may register for and attend only a single in-person camp session each summer. We want to make sure that we are able to serve as many eligible campers as possible. That said, campers may register for and participate in both virtual camp and one in-person camp sesssion.

Q: What else do I need to do to get my children ready for summer camp?

A: Once we receive your registration, we will send you a confirmation notice. After this, you will be able to view more information in the online database, including when to check-in for camp and what your kids need to bring. You will also be able to access the forms that you need to complete before camp for your children.