Policies

Refund Policies

We have the most liberal and flexible refund policy of any camp in this area!

School Year Camps refund policy:  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration.  We are happy to provide a full refund if you cancel at least fourteen days prior to the start of camp.   Cancellations between two weeks and one week from the start of camp will receive a credit for a later camp. Cancellations within one week of the start of camp will receive a fifty percent credit for a later camp. You will receive a credit for a later camp in the event that camp is canceled due to inclement weather.

Summer Camps refund policy: Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. We are happy to provide a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee, if you cancel at least 21 days prior to the start of camp. Cancellations within 21 days of the start of camp will receive a fifty percent credit for a later camp.

Accommodation Policies

Some of our camps are run in conjunction with Arlington Parks and Rec. Participants in these camps can request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

Adapted Equipment and Techniques

Large Print and Braille Brochures

Assistive Listening Devices

Sign Language Interpreters

Additional Staff Support

To ensure appropriate accommodations are provided, please request 10 working days in advance of the first date of class. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for a class or program, please contact the Parks and Rec Therapeutic Recreation/Prevention Intervention Office at: Phone: 703-228-4731 or Email

The Creative Difference is a fully-inclusive camp. Please let us know at registration of any special needs or reasonable accommodation your child may need.

Fee Reduction Policies

For camps run in conjunction with Arlington Parks and Rec: Arlington County to be a barrier for residents to participate in camps. Call 703-228-4747 for a fee reduction request.

We also offer limited scholarships to all of our camps. Please email us at info@CreativeDifferenceLLC.com to request a need-based scholarship.

Behavior Policies

It is expected that campers will follow our camp rules.  Certain behaviors will not be tolerated.  These behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

consistent disruption

any inappropriate physical contact

blatant disrespect toward the staff or other campers

the use of inappropriate language

destruction of property

Each camper will be afforded one formal warning following any significant behavioral problem/incident, with the goal being that the child corrects their behavior so that they can remain in camp. The instructor or Site Supervisor will inform the child’s parents of the warning. If the instructor reports a second occurrence of misbehavior by the same child, the child will not be permitted to return to camp.