Frequently Asked Questions
- What’s your adult to student ratio?
- How do you accommodate people with disabilities?
- What level of participation do you expect or allow from parents?
- What does my child need to bring?
- What is your rain/inclement weather policy?
- What is your cancellation/Refund policy?
- My budget is pretty tight right now, but I’d love to send my child to your program. Do you have scholarships?
- Do you offer a sibling discount?
- My child is a little young/old for your recommended ages, can she still participate?
- My child is in diapers, can he participate?
What’s your adult to student ratio?
In our open-enrollment youth programs we strive for a 6:1 youth/adult ratio, and guarantee no higher than 8:1.
How do you accommodate people with disabilities?
We are fully committed to accommodating people of all abilities. We welcome your call in advance of a program to make sure that we are prepared to meet your child’s special needs.
What level of participation do you expect or allow from parents?
Most parents drop their children off at the start of a program day and pick them up at the end. You’re always welcome to stay and observe programs – but watch out, we may put you to work!
Many children enjoy showing their parents around at the end of a program day. If you’re interested in a tour with your child, please come 10-15 minutes prior to the end of programming.
What does my child need to bring?
* Water bottle
* Long-sleeved shirt
* Sturdy close-toed shoes
* An open mind
What is your rain/inclement weather policy?
Our plants love the rain, and we hope your kids do too. We run programs rain or shine.
What is your cancellation/Refund policy?
We are happy to offer you a full refund one week in advance of your program date.
My budget is pretty tight right now, but I’d love to send my child to your program. Do you have scholarships?
Common Threads is fiercely committed to making sure that lack of family funds is not the reason that youth miss out on our programs. We operate on a honor-system need-based sliding scale. In considering what you can afford to pay, please recognize that we are a small organization trying to do a lot of good on limited resources. If those of you on a limited budget pay what you can, we can spread the love around! Please contact email@example.com if you need more information.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
Yes. 10% off for the second child. If you choose to pay full price for your second child, we’ll add it to our scholarship fund.
My child is a little young/old for your recommended ages, can she still participate?
Yes – within reason. While we’ve had successful 9 year olds in farm camp and successful 6 year olds in Camp Pizza, our recommendations are based on what we view as most developmentally appropriate for each program.
My child is in diapers, can he participate?
Only in our pre-school programs, and only with an accompanying adult to change the diaper if needed. For all other programs, participants are expected to be potty trained!