Camp Webb

Camp Webb FAQ

At Camp Webb there is a lesson to be learned around every corner – at the top of the climbing wall, on the archery range, walking along a wooded trail, on the basketball court. All of these lessons help prepare your children to make better life decisions while they’re having fun.

Camp Webb FAQ

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What are the summer camp dates and hours?

    Camp runs for 8 weeks during June, July (excluding the 4th of July week) and sometimes into August. The Adventure Camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Specialty and Sports camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Camp Webb Enrichment Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Camp Wonderoo runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    We do provide early care starting at 7:30 a.m. and our Aftercare program ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Q. How much does camp cost?

    Adventure Camp is divided into one-week sessions that cost $260 each. The cost of Specialty and Sport camps vary according to supplies needed, etc. Prices range from $200-$270 for a week.
  • Q. Are there any additional fees?

    No, tuition is all-inclusive and includes a camp t-shirt and lunch. Some Sports Camps may require campers to bring their own equipment. In the past, a few camps have asked for campers to bring in small household items to complete projects.
  • Q. Is there a sibling discount?

    Families with multiple siblings who attend Adventure Camp in the same week are eligible for a 10% discount for each additional sibling that attends after the first child pays the cost of full tuition. Please note that this discount does not apply to Specialty & Sports Camps or to Camp Wonderoo. 
  • Q. Do you offer lunch?

    A hot lunch, sandwich bar, salad buffet, and fruit bar are included in the tuition for all camps. Campers may bring their own lunch if desired, but the cost of camp would remain the original price and no refrigeration is available for camper lunches. In addition, we are a "nut-aware" camp, and our food service directors work directly with families when children have specific allergic conditions. We also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options each day.
    One example of a typical day’s offering in the Spartan Bistro is:
    Hot Lunch: Choice of BBQ sandwich, black bean burger, veggies, mac & cheese, & a cookie
    Salad Bar: Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, broccoli, celery, eggs, tomatoes, cheese, cucumber, olives, and assorted salad dressings (ranch, Italian, vinaigrette, etc.)
    Deli Station: Bread (gluten free available), turkey, ham, tuna salad, egg salad, sliced cheeses, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, cucumbers, mayo, mustard, and PRE-MADE AND BAGGED peanut butter & jelly sandwiches
    Fruit Bar: Bananas, apples, oranges, 2 offerings of assorted fruits, yogurt, granola

  • Q. Do you provide Aftercare?

    Campers who cannot be picked up at the end of their camp may stay for extended supervision for an additional charge. Aftercare provides a variety of choices for campers during their afternoon time. Socializing on the playground, participating in sports activities in the gym or on the basketball courts, or getting creative with various craft projects are some of the many things available to campers. At Camp Webb’s Aftercare, children can form new friendships and strengthen old ones during structured downtime; the groups are organized by grade.
    Aftercare is offered on a weekly or daily basis. The hours are from 2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Campers must be rising kindergartners or older. Cost: Daily $20 or Weekly $50 (3 days or more).  Note: We cannot pro-rate or give refunds with this program.
  • Q. What grade are campers who attend Camp Webb?

    Adventure Camp campers range from rising kindergarten to rising 7th grade. The Specialty and Sports Camps offer programs for campers K-10. We also have a program for 4-year-olds: Camp Wonderoo!
  • Q. What is the counselor to camper ratio at Adventure Camp?

    Adventure Camp limits its enrollment to meet an overall 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Wonderoo limits its enrollment to meet a 1:5 ratio in a preschool classroom setting. Ratios for sport & specialty camps vary due to the size, setting, and the number of volunteer leaders for each camp.
  • Q. Who leads the activities at Camp Webb?

    Adventure Camp staff are mostly college students, graduate students, or local teachers. They are chosen for their experience, desire to work with children, ability to be positive role models, and their level of enthusiasm. All staff members at Camp Webb participate in orientation and training programs prior to the arrival of the campers. The Adventure Camp senior staff must be 18 years of age and successfully complete a screening and interview process.

    The Sports camps are lead by highly qualified Webb School and local area coaches.

    The Specialty Camps are lead by Webb School faculty, local artisans and theater directors.

    Enrichment camps are lead by some of Webb’s Middle School faculty.
  • Q. Do you have licensed medical staff on site?

    A full-time nurse will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each camp day. The health clinic is located in the Lower School Building, and our nurse is available on the front porch every Monday morning to answer questions and collect medications. Our ultimate goal is to be proactive and to practice prevention by safeguarding against accidents and illness as much as possible. Our nurse will call you if your camper comes to visit and requires more than minor medical attention. The nurse is here to dispense medication when required, provide first-level health care if needed, and TLC all the time!
  • Q. Can campers wear flip-flops?

    Sturdy shoes are recommended and are especially important, as campers will be active during the day. Flip-flops, Crocs, and other open-toes shoes are strongly discouraged. Please wear sneakers.
  • Q. What about the summer heat and sun exposure?

    Most summers are hot here in East Tennessee; therefore, exposure to the heat and sunlight is something we are constantly monitoring. Please have your child bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Staff will make sure there are frequent water breaks and that sunscreen is applied often (especially for outdoor camps). Campers are in the shade whenever possible and water bottles can be refilled throughout the day; some camps will visit the pool to cool off and splash around.
  • Q. Do all campers visit the pool?

    Campers attending Adventure Camp will visit the pool daily. Some of our specialty and sport camps may enjoy the pool once during the week, for a maximum of 30 minutes. Just enough time to cool off! The parent letter you receive on the Friday prior to each week of camp will state whether or not your camper will be attending the pool. Camp Wonderoo does NOT visit our pool but does have outside water play time daily.
    Our pool is staffed with four lifeguards, there is no diving allowed, and campers must participate in a brief swimming skill assessment each week to familiarize the lifeguards with each camper’s abilities. The pool ranges from 2.5 feet to 10 feet. We have pool noodles available for use, and campers are always welcome to bring water wings or puddle jumpers. Campers who do not desire to swim may sit out at the pool while their group swims. They are often kept company/entertained by camp volunteers.
  • Q. In the event of a medical emergency, what is your procedure?

    The nurse contacts the Knox County police and rescue squad. A staff member will accompany the child to a local hospital. Park West Hospital is less than two miles from Camp Webb. The staff member will have the child’s health form in hand to authorize immediate treatment. Other staff members will contact and coordinate with the campers guardians.
  • Q. What are your pick-up and drop-off procedures?

    The First Day: Specialty campers may be dropped off at the soccer field (#2 on the map) across from the Lower School building between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. All Sports campers should be dropped off at the Lee Athletic Center (#8 on the map). Adventure Camp drop-off will always be at the Council House (#1 on the map).

    The Rest of the Week: Specialty and Sports Camp leaders will send a note home with your child if the drop-off location changes after Monday morning. Adventure Camp drop-off will always be at the Council House (#1 on the map).

    Arrivals between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., may be dropped off at the Lower School front porch.

    For your child’s safety, please have ID ready for our staff to confirm your identity. You will be asked to sign a sheet to release the camper into your care. Carpool style pick-up for Adventure Camp will always be at the Lower School Circle. Signs will be posted throughout campus to direct you to the various locations for Specialty and Sports Camp pick-ups.

    Morning: Adventure Camp campers, please enter and exit campus via Dutchtown Road. Specialty and Sports camper cars must enter from Mabry Hood Road and exit onto Dutchtown Road. If you are dropping off both Adventure Camp campers and either Specialty or Sports campers as well, please enter the campus via Mabry Hood, drop off Sports campers at the Lee Athletice Center, and Specialty campers at the drop-off across from the Lower School, then proceed to the Council House drop-off and exit via Dutchtown Road.
    Afternoon: You may enter & exit from either road.