Unprofessional, unreliable, incompetent!
My husband and I would like to share an extremely negative experience we have had,regarding Marina Davis and the Russian Summer camp "Palitra."Our son had briefly attended the camp last summer, and we spoke with Ms. Davis last fall, asking if our son could earn SSL hours by volunteering at the camp this year.As the person in charge of the camp, Ms. Davis agreed, and confirmed that as a helper, he could attend at half-price tuition.However, after our son attended the camp for a week, we received a voicemail from another person, who said she was in charge of Ms. Davis.She stated that, due to changed circumstances, we must either pay full tuition (at a higher rate than quoted by Ms. Davis) or our son must quit the camp.These "changed circumstances" were not shared with us directly by Ms. Davis at any time prior to our getting this message, nor did she make any effort to honor her prior agreement. Instead, when we contacted her, she accused our son of not helping enough and of eating too much, and said she felt insulted at a question my husband raised earlier (asking what foods were being served, because our son has some food allergies). Because she would not honor her earlier agreement, we were left in the near-impossible position (being unable to pay the new tuition) of trying to arrange for alternate care for our son on extremely short notice - my husband and I are both full-time employees, with a long commute, and cannot leave our son alone at home.
Never do business with this establishment and Marina Davis in particular!