The facility offers an abundance of amenities for kids of all ages. From the indoor 1,000 square foot playground designed to exercise and stimulate the body and the brain to the 4,800 square foot outdoor playground designed specifically for 5-12 year olds. The playground includes the "S Wall Climber" that provides a unique kid friendly climbing experience, the Dueling Wave Zip Slide, and a straight tube slide.
In the game room kids can play Foosball, Ping Pong, and Air Hockey and for our young gamers we have Wii and Xbox Kinect systems.
We encourage you to tour our facility to see for yourself the many possibilities available at The Silo Center. Call to schedule a tour today.
The security of children and staff is a high priority at Camp Whatakid. Our facility is equipped with computerized check-in/checkout systems, and the building has been designed and constructed with top-quality surveillance monitoring and security devices.
Checkin & Check Out
All children/families will be registered in our computerized data system for administrative and security purposes. Parents will be given a personalized pin for quick and easy check-in and check-out. Only persons registered in the database will be permitted to check children in and out of camp.
This summer, we are planning on mandatory Kiss N Ride for both drop-off and pick-up. We are trying to reduce how many people enter the building each day to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We ask that all parents make appointments if they would like to come into the building for a tour or a meeting with a staff member.
Family Data Profiles
Maintaining accurate family profiles is necessary for security and to enable immediate contact with parents when necessary. Please be accurate with family information when submitting applications and update your personal profile whenever family data changes.
Camp Whatakid is proudly part of a much bigger experience. Below you will find some links to additional community offerings and facility information.
New Hope Church: Current services are Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. To find out more, visit: www.newhope.org
The Silo Center: Our 50,000 sq. foot facility is designed for multiple uses. The Silo Center is the place if you're looking to conduct a meeting in our auditorium or meeting rooms or to celebrate a life event such as; a birthday party, a graduation party, or even a wedding. For more information, email our Silo Center Event Coordinator, Terri Medellin
Silo Center Preschool: We are proud to have created a school where children can be children in a loving, playful atmosphere that nurtures the development of social skills, curiosity, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. Online registration is available on our website. To find out more, visit: www.silocenterpreschool.com
The Back Pack: A program for children K through 6th, designed to offer kids a different approach to before and after school care. We transport children to and from the following elementary schools: Silverbrook, Halley, Laurel Hill, Greentree, Sangster & Newington Forest. Enrollment opens on Tuesday, April 26th at 12 pm. Online registration is available on our website. To find out more, visit: www.thebackpackonline.com
Links of Interest
Camp Whatakid is located at New Hope Church's Silo Center at 8905 Ox Road in Lorton, VA, just 2.5 miles north of Occoquan on Rt. 123. We're right next to the Shoppes of Lorton Valley.
Health & Safety
A child's health and safety are a big priority at Camp Whatakid. Our staff is well-trained in safety practices, and our lead staff is certified and trained in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and EpiPen procedures. Sun protection and proper hydration are closely monitored daily. Lead staff members are equipped with a two-way radio to allow them to contact each other at all times. For quick identification, children are required to wear camp t-shirts on all trips away from campus. Camp Whatakid is licensed and approved by the state of VA as a religious exempt organization. All Fire and Health Inspections, student/staff ratios, and staff health and background screenings meet and exceed all code requirements.
You are entrusting us with your children. We take that responsibility very seriously. We are therefore committed to providing a safe and secure day camp environment for all our campers and staff.