Tribe Placement/Friend Request

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At Camp Sewataro we provide a place for your child to make new friends, and connect with old friends

The deadline for submitting a friend request is March 1st.

Our Grouping Policy
Campers are grouped by grade, gender and when possible, length of session (2 and 4 week campers are placed together and 6 and 8 week campers are placed together). This gives the 6/8 week campers a more consistent experience, allowing more time for bonding with tribe mates and progression at activities. Depending on enrollment for each grade, tribes may have two grade levels in one tribe.

Please don’t assume that your child will be placed with the same children every year. Enrollment can significantly change group makeup from year to year. If it’s important that your child is with a specific friend, make sure to submit your friend request.

Your child may request one friend to be placed with on the camper application or by filling out the “Friend Request” form in your CampInTouch account. Your child’s friend must be the same gender, entering the same grade in the fall and coming for a compatible session. Mutual requests are more likely to be honored. We make every effort to honor these requests, but they are not guaranteed. The earlier you enroll, the more likely it is that we will be able to honor your request. If we are unable to honor your request, you will be notified prior to camp.

Our Philosophy
Two large parts of our mission are creating a sense of community and teaching children the skills required to develop authentic friendships. We want our campers to come away feeling like they are part of something bigger; a family of sorts. This philosophy is what drives our grouping policies, specifically the one request limit and length of session groupings. We understand that for some campers, attending camp with a friend is crucial. Many others come to camp without a friend request, hoping to make new connections. We ask that you consider our mission and our community in making your request.