International Ivy Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to some typically asked questions from parents. If you do not find your answer, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to assist you!

What is a typical camp day like?

Time Activity
8:30 am – 9:00 am Student Drop-off
9:00 am – 10:30 am AM Class – Part 1
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break & Snack
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AM Class – Part 2
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch for full-day students | Pick-up until 1:00 pm for AM only | Drop-off starting at 1:00 pm for PM only
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm PM Class – Part 1
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break & Snack
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PM Class – Part 2
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Student Pick-up

Who are the teachers?

A significant number of our teachers are certified educators in both public and private schools throughout New Jersey. There are also experts in certain fields who serve as instructors such as Mr. Bill Wisch, a professional magician with over forty years of experience. The remaining number of instructors are college students and college graduates who are extensively trained to teach our curricula. All of our teachers and adult counselors have been background-checked in accordance with the standards of the American Camp Association.

What do I have to send in with my child?

All materials used in class (e.g. robotics, laptops, pencils, paper, fabric) are provided by the Program.

Families are responsible for sending in snacks and water bottle for their children and should mark their containers clearly.

For full-day students, families should send in lunch. For Short Hills, Caldwell, Chatham and Paramus, families can purchase lunch.

If your child is taking a technology class, we suggest sending in a flash drive to save work that the student creates in class.

Please pack your child a change of clothes and a towel if they will be participating in Wet Day on Wednesday.

Do you have extended day?

There is always a complimentary 30-minute pick-up and drop-off window for our families.  For example, full-day students can be dropped off between 8:30 am and 9:00 am and picked up between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

Extended care is available in Short Hills, Caldwell, Chatham and Paramus.

Extended before-care starts at 8:00 am.  The fee is $50 per week.

Extended after-care is until 6:00 pm. The fee is $50 per week.

Families must register for the entire week.

If parents are late to pick up their children, they will be charged $1.00 per minute.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Refunds are not given for any absences or unused parts of the class. Our policy is we do not offer any refunds except when the Program cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case parents can (a) transfer a child to another class or (b) take a refund or credit.

As a courtesy, we can transfer students to other weeks, other sites or other classes based on availability.

What if my child is a few months younger than the age range listed for a class?

We have a policy of plus or minus 6 months.  For example, if the age range of a class is “10-14”, a child who is 9 and a half at the time of the class is permitted to register for the class.

What is the student to teacher ratio?

Course sizes are restricted to 12 students. On an as needed basis, a counselor will be placed in the classroom to further assist students.

Can I buy lunch?

Full-day campers can buy lunch for $50 a week at certain locations (Short Hills, Chatham, Oakland, Wayne). You will receive a lunch menu at drop-off on Monday to select your child’s meals for the week.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, we believe all children would benefit from the International Ivy experience. For this reason, we do set aside a pool of funds for financial assistance. Financial assistance is offered in the form of discounts between 20% to 50%. We do not give full financial assistance. Please go to the Forms section of the website.

How can I find out more about classes?

Other than the class descriptions in the catalog and on the website, please check out our blog posts written by our students and counselors about their experiences. Additionally, visit our YouTube page to view videos or Flickr to view pictures of our program in action!

If you still have questions, please contact us at info@iisummer.com.

What happens during the Breaks?

During breaks, students eat their snacks, play games or just relax. The following is the schedule of activities:

Mondays – Ice-breakers, Team-building games
Tuesdays – Kickball, Capture the Flag, etc.
WednesdaysWet Day – water balloon toss, dunk tank, water shooters – send in a change of clothes and towel
Thursdays – Kickball, Capture the Flag, etc.
Friday – Field Day Games

The schedule may change (with the exception of Wednesday) per location.

Do you provide transportation?

No, we do not provide transportation for day students. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the Program.

Can my child switch classes?

In the event a student is not satisfied with their class, he or she may switch to another class at the same location so long as space is available. Simply talk to the site director and they will assist you.

What is your Tax ID Number?

International Ivy LLC’s Tax ID Number is 45-2850609.