Q: What grade does my child need to be in for Camp Tanako’s Day Camp Program?

A: The Day Camp is open to children entering the 1st-7th grades in the fall of 2019.


Q: Will the Day Camp run all Summer or just one week?

A: The Day Camp Program will run for 10 weeks in the Summer. The first week begins May 28 – May 31, 2019, and the last week is July 29 – August 2, 2019. Sessions are held Monday through Friday except for Week 1 (May 28 – May 31) and Week 6 (July 1 – July 3).


Q: How long will my child be at camp?

A: Day Camp will operate from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Camp Tanako van’s will leave pick-up locations at 7:30am, and all campers must be picked up from drop-off locations by 5:30pm.


Q: How do I register for the Day Camp?

A: Registering for Day Camp is easy! Click Here to take you to the Registration Page on our website.


Q: How much does the Day Camp cost?

A: The cost for Day Camp is $105/week. Price includes lunch, two snacks, and activities while your camper is with us.


Q: Are there any discounts for siblings coming to Day Camp?

A: Yes, the first camper will pay the full price of $105 and the second camper receives a 10% discount.


Q: What about Transportation? Do I bring my child to the camp or will you pick them up?

A: Families have the option of bringing their child to the camp or meeting the camp van at one of the two designated pick up spots in Hot Springs. There is a $15 transportation fee for each week camp transportation is selected.


Q: Can I register my child for more then one week?

A: Yes. Families have the option to choose which week or weeks they would like their children to come to camp. Some families choose one week while others use the Day Camp for summer care.


Q: If I register my child for multiple weeks, will they be doing the same thing every week?

A: No, each week will have a different theme and curriculum. Campers who attend multiple weeks will have the ability to discover and learn about different people and their stories in the Bible, explore nature, and so much more. Day Camp will also feature all the classic camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, fishing, archery, and more.


Q: What activities will my child do during Day Camp?

A: Activities include: Small Groups, Archery, Fishing, Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Creation Care, Field Games, Putt Putt Course, Gaga Ball, Low Ropes Challenge Course, Hiking, Cooking, Science Experiments, Worship and more!


Q: Can I see the daily schedule?

A: Yes, just click here for a .pdf of our Day Camp Schedule.


Q: How many children will be in Day Camp with my child? What is the ratio of staff to campers that you use?

A: The maximum number of campers in Day Camp is 75 each week. Camp Tanako uses ratios set by the American Camping Association of 1 adult to 8 campers for ages 6-8 and 1adult to 10 children for ages 9-14.


Q: What if I do not want my child to participate in an activity such as Swimming?

A: If there is an activity you do not want your child to participate in, please let us know during the registration process or send an email to the camp at tanako@tanako.org


Q: Can my child and I come out for a tour prior to registering for Day Camp?

A: Yes, we would love to give you and your child a tour. Please call the office at 501-262-2600 to arrange a time.


Q: What are camp Tanako’s Office hours?

A: The camp office is open from 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Q: What should my child bring to Day Camp?

A: Book Bag or Tote Bag with Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Hat, Towel, Bathing Suit, Closed toed shoes or sandals with a back strap, Bible, water bottle, change of clothes


Q: What if I need to pick up my camper early from Day Camp?

A: Picking up your camper early from camp may disrupt your camper’s experience, but we understand emergencies happen. All early pickups will be handled through the camp office. Please contact the office ahead of time to make arrangements. Campers may be picked up in the camp office and must be signed out by an authorized person.


Q: What if I need to drop my camper off late?

A: Camp Tanako works to accommodate families and changing schedules. If you need to drop your camper off late, please call the camp office to make arrangements. To keep disruptions on the campground low, all campers must be signed in at the camp office no later then 10am.

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