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Minors' Camp

Minors' Camp FAQ

What is Minors’ Camp?

Minors’ Camp is Northstar California's licensed child care provider for ages 3 - 6 years old. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Where is Minors’ Camp located?

Minors’ Camp is located in the Golf Course Clubhouse building, 168 Basque Road. After turning on to Northstar Drive from Hwy 267, continue straight around the roundabout towards the Village at Northstar. Follow signs to Minors Camp and make the 1st right on Basque Road. Continue on Basque Road until the road ends at the Golf Course Clubhouse parking area.

We’ve set aside parking at the facility. When registering your child, you may also purchase your lift tickets for yourself and the rest of the family and then board our shuttle, which will drop you off at the village entrance.


At what age can my child be enrolled in Minors’ Camp?

We are only able to provide child care for children 24 months or older. They must have had their 2nd birthday before their first day of child care. 

All children under the age of 3 must bring a copy of their immunization records, birth certificate or passport.


If I reserve online, what will I need to do when I get to Northstar?

When you arrive, inform the Minors Camp staff that you have reserved online. Please have your email confirmation handy.


What do I need to bring with my Child while in Minors’ Camp?

  • Please bring waterproof pants, waterproof jacket, hat, mittens, sun glasses, sun screen, an extra change of indoor clothes, and diapers/pull-ups (if your child is not toilet trained).
  • Please mark and label all of your child’s belongings.
  • Please note that Minors’ Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please bring/carry a cell phone with you while your child is in our care, so that we may be able to contact you as needed.


Is there a quiet place for my child to rest?

Children enrolled in the full day program are provided a blanket and resting mat in a quiet place.  Please note, if your child has a special blanket or stuffed animal for resting, we encourage you to bring them.


What time is check-in at Minors’ Camp?

For all day program: Anytime after 8:30 a.m. 

For Morning only program: Anytime after 8:30 a.m.


What time is check-out at Minors’ Camp at the end of the session?

For all day program: Anytime before 4:30 p.m.

For Morning only program: Anytime before 12:30 p.m.

The center closes at 4:30 p.m. A late fee of $20 per ½ hour will be charged.


How will you contact a parent if needed?

We ask that you carry a cell phone with you while your child is sharing the day with us. Please be sure to put your cell number on your child's paperwork when checking him/her in in the morning.


Is it OK to leave Northstar while my child is enrolled in Minors’ Camp?

Parents must remain on Northstar’s premises while their child is enrolled in the center.


What is the teacher to child ratio?

Minors’ Camp maintains a 1:5 teacher to child ratio.


Is it OK if my child is still in pull-ups or diapers?

Yes. Please provide us with pull-ups/diapers and wipes.


What if my child has special needs, allergies, etc.?

So that we can provide your child with the best care possible, please inform us of any special needs, allergies, etc. your child may have during the online registration process and again at check-in.

Note: Sick and contagious children will not be admitted.


What if my child has special dietary Restrictions?

If your child has special dietary restrictions, please let us know during the online registration process and again at check-in. Please bring your own snacks and lunch. (Minors’ Camp is a “peanut free” childcare. Please do not send food items containing nuts.)


Will my child be served lunch and snacks?

All day program: Includes a.m. snack, hot lunch, p.m. snack.

Morning only program: Includes a.m. snack.


Can I, as a parent, stay at the center or visit during the day?

Parents may not remain in the center while your child is in our care. Visits are permitted.


What if I have other questions about Minors’ Camp?

If you have any further questions, please call a Minors’ Camp representative at 530.562.2278 or 800.GO.NORTH.


What happens if my child just can’t make it the whole day?

Parents will be contacted via cell phone to pick up their child. Please note that refunds will not be given for children unable to complete their day. However, future reservations will be permitted to be cancelled at no charge.


Can I pick up my child early from the session?

Children may be picked up at anytime.


Is there a skiing program for my 3 - 4 year old child? 

Minors’ Camp provides child care with snow play only. Ski lessons for 3-4 year olds are available through the Kid's Ski and Board School  in the Northstar Village. Reservations for both programs are strongly recommended.


Does Minor’ Camp rent jackets/snow pants, etc.?

No, Minors’ Camp does not provide rental for clothing.


When will my reservation be charged to my credit card?

Full payment will be charged to your credit card the day prior to arrival.

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