Last year we introduced the new lottery selection process for our camps, and although there were a small select few disappointed with the new system, overall it was a great success which saw over 1500 new, first-time participants finally have the opportunity to experience “one perfect day” with us.
Read: “2016 Camp Sign-Up Process”
The Waiver/Who Can Register
Every year our team looks for ways to help improve the registration experience for both the parent/guardian and our camp administrators. One way to help streamline the process on camp day was to move the liability waiver for participants online. To address this, you will now see that the waiver is now part of the registration form which means that only parents or those with legal guardianship can register participants. This also means that other relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. CAN NOT register on your behalf.
The “One Camp Only” Rule
To ensure everyone continues to have a fair and equal chance in being selected, we are also carrying forward the “one camp only” rule. This means that you can only register for one camp location for the entire season. For example, if you registered for our Ocean City, Maryland camp, were not selected and placed on the “waitlist”, you CAN NOT then register for Virginia Beach, Wrightsville Beach, etc. in hopes of participating in another camp.
Dude, Where’s My Email?
Also, if you have had an issue in the past with receiving any notification emails from us after you have registered we would like to strongly encourage you (even if you have never had any missed emails) to add our sending domain ‘surfershealing.org’ to your Safe Senders list. In almost all cases when parents haven’t received camp information it has been flagged as SPAM and placed in the Junk Mail folder. (For a quick reference for different mail clients see “Adding Email Addresses to a Safe Sender List”)