Parent FAQ

Q. What are the summer camp dates and hours?

Camp runs for 8 weeks during June, July and sometimes into August. The Adventure Camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Specialty and Sports camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Camp Wonderoo runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We do provide early care starting at 7:30 a.m. and our Aftercare program ends at 6:00 p.m. Please see our dates & rates page for more information.

Q. How much does camp cost?

Adventure Camp is divided into one-week sessions that cost $260 each (except for the 4 day camp week, “Mini Week,” which runs Monday-Thursday the week of June 29th-July 2nd and costs $210). The cost of Specialty and Sport camps vary according to supplies needed, etc. Prices range from $200-$270 for a week.

Q. Are there any additional fees?

No, tuition is all-inclusive and includes a camp t-shirt and lunch. Some Sports Camps may require campers to bring their own equipment. In the past, a few camps have asked for campers to bring in small household items to complete projects.

Q. Is there a sibling discount?

Families with multiple siblings who attend Adventure Camp in the same week are eligible for a 10% discount for each additional sibling that attends after the first child pays the cost of full tuition. Please note that this discount does not apply to Specialty & Sports Camps or to Camp Wonderoo. 

Q. Do you offer lunch?

Campers and staff cool off together and enjoy a nutritious, hot lunch. We also offer, fresh fruit, and the trusty peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is included in the tuition for all camps – excluding any camps that end at noon. Campers may bring their own lunch if desired, but the cost of camp would remain the original price and no refrigeration is available for camper lunches. In addition, we are a "nut-aware" camp, and our dining service director works directly with families when children have specific allergic conditions. We also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options when coordinated via email with Mr. Newell – Director of Dining Services.

One example of a typical day’s offering in the Spartan Bistro is:

Hot Lunch: Choice of BBQ sandwich, black bean burger, veggies, mac & cheese, & a cookie

Salad Bar: Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, broccoli, celery, eggs, tomatoes, cheese, cucumber, olives, and assorted salad dressings (ranch, Italian, vinaigrette, etc.)

Deli Station: Bread (gluten free available), turkey, ham, tuna salad, egg salad, sliced cheeses, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, cucumbers, mayo, mustard, and PRE-MADE AND BAGGED peanut butter & jelly sandwiches

Fruit Bar: Bananas, apples, oranges, 2 offerings of assorted fruits, yogurt, granola

Q. Do you provide Aftercare?

Campers who cannot be picked up at the end of their camp may stay for extended supervision for an additional charge. Aftercare provides a variety of choices for campers during their afternoon time. Socializing on the playground, participating in sports activities in the gym or on the basketball courts, or getting creative with various craft projects are some of the many things available to campers. At Camp Webb’s Aftercare, children can form new friendships and strengthen old ones during structured downtime; the groups are organized by grade.

Aftercare is offered on a weekly or daily basis. The hours are from 2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Campers must be rising kindergartners or older. Cost: Daily $25 or Weekly $60 (3 days or more).  Note: We cannot pro-rate or give refunds with this program.

Q. What grade are campers who attend Camp Webb?

Adventure Camp campers range from rising kindergarten to rising 7th grade. The Specialty and Sports Camps offer programs for campers K-10. We also have a program for 4-year-olds: Camp Wonderoo!

Q. What is the counselor to camper ratio at Adventure Camp?

Adventure Camp limits its enrollment to meet an overall 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Wonderoo limits its enrollment to meet a 1:5 ratio in a preschool classroom setting. Ratios for sport & specialty camps vary due to the size, setting, and the number of volunteer leaders for each camp.

Q. Who leads the activities at Camp Webb?

Adventure Camp staff are mostly college students, graduate students, or local teachers. They are chosen for their experience, desire to work with children, ability to be positive role models, and their level of enthusiasm. All staff members at Camp Webb participate in orientation and training programs prior to the arrival of the campers. The Adventure Camp senior staff must be 18 years of age and successfully complete a screening and interview process.

The Sports camps are led by highly qualified Webb School and local area coaches.

The Specialty Camps are led by Webb School faculty, local artisans and theater directors.

Enrichment camps are led by some of Webb’s Middle School faculty.

Q. Do you have licensed medical staff on site?

A full-time nurse will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each camp day. The health clinic is located in the Lower School Building, and our nurse is available on the front porch every Monday morning to answer questions and collect medications. Our ultimate goal is to be proactive and to practice prevention by safeguarding against accidents and illness as much as possible. Our nurse will call you if your camper comes to visit and requires more than minor medical attention. The nurse is here to dispense medication when required, provide first-level health care if needed, and TLC all the time!

Q. Can campers wear flip-flops?

Sturdy shoes are recommended and are especially important, as campers will be active during the day. Flip-flops, Crocs, and other open-toes shoes are strongly discouraged. Please wear sneakers.

Q. What about the summer heat and sun exposure?

Most summers are hot here in East Tennessee; therefore, exposure to the heat and sunlight is something we are constantly monitoring. Please have your child bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Staff will make sure there are frequent water breaks and that sunscreen is applied often (especially for outdoor camps). Campers are in the shade whenever possible and water bottles can be refilled throughout the day; some camps will visit the pool to cool off and splash around.

Q. Do all campers visit the pool?

Campers attending Adventure Camp will visit the pool daily. Some of our specialty and sport camps may enjoy the pool once during the week, for a maximum of 30 minutes. Just enough time to cool off! The parent letter you receive on the Friday prior to each week of camp will state whether or not your camper will be attending the pool. Camp Wonderoo does NOT visit our pool but does have outside water play time daily.

Our pool is staffed with four lifeguards, there is no diving allowed, and campers must participate in a brief swimming skill assessment each week to familiarize the lifeguards with each camper’s abilities. The pool ranges from 2.5 feet to 10 feet. We have pool noodles available for use, and campers are always welcome to bring water wings or puddle jumpers. Campers who do not desire to swim may sit out at the pool while their group swims. They are often kept company/entertained by camp volunteers.

Q. In the event of a medical emergency, what is your procedure?

The nurse contacts the Knox County police and rescue squad. A staff member will accompany the child to a local hospital. Park West Hospital is less than two miles from Camp Webb. The staff member will have the child’s health form in hand to authorize immediate treatment. Other staff members will contact and coordinate with the camper’s guardians.

Q. What are your pick-up and drop-off procedures?