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Day Camp Info- R.E.C. Camp

Dates to Remember for 2021
            June 11          Camp Balance Due for Summer
            June 28          First Day of Camp
            July 5             No Camp
            August 20      Camp Ends

Day Camp

     R.E.C. Camp- Recreation Experiences for Children
        R.E.C. Camp is made up of Three Pods:
            Explorer Pod- entering grades 1-2
            Adventurer Pod- entering grades 3-5
            Teen Pod- entering grades 6-8

Day Camp Days & Hours
     Days- Monday-Friday
          Full Day Option-   7:30am-5:30pm
          Half Day Option:
               Mornings-     7:30a-12:30p
               Afternoons-   12:30-5:30p

Day Camp Sessions
     8-one week sessions are offered.  A session is Monday-Friday.  Campers can attend any number of sessions.  Sessions cannot be broken down by days or half day options per week.  A session has to be paid in full, but a family can choose to send their child for as many days per week as they would like.  
     Half Day Camp Options- only 7 weeks are offered.  No half day option the last week of the camp.

Day Camp Information Packet
     For more information on the day camp; what to pack, what to wear, daily food, sunscreen policy, camp mission, camp guidelines and procedures, etc.  Be sure to read through the Day Camp Information Packet- Click Here

Day Camp Registration
     Summer Day Camp information is posted in mid-February when the Spring/Summer Program Guide comes out.  Registration is done online and you have the option to pay online in full or pay offline and pay the $25 non-refundable deposit per Pod, per session, per child.  For more information on camp registration, policies, refunds and payment options- Click Here

     Click Here- to go to the Program page to register for Day Camp Pods

Camper Information/Health Form
     The Camper Information/Health Form is part of registration.  When registering your child for the day camp you will be required to answer a series of questions.  You only have to do this once for the summer season.  Your child's safety is important to us. Each summer a Camper Information Form must be filled out and on file at the day camp.  It is important that you share all medical, behavioral, and emotional conditions that you feel we should be aware of to help your child have a positive experience while at camp.  Changes can be made to the form at camp when you drop off or pick up your child.

Day Camp Counselors
     Camp is staffed through the Recreation Department.  All Camp Counselors are 18 years of age or older and undergo background checks.  Some Assistant Counselors  are hired at ages 16 and older.  Camp Counselors attend mandatory training prior to the start of camp, which includes First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.

Enrichment Camp & Half Day of R.E.C. Camp
     If your child is registered for a morning or afternoon Enrichment Camp you can also purchase the opposite morning or afternoon option of the day camp, to make it a full day.  The staff will be sure to get or bring your child to their Camp.

Day Camp Structure
     All campers enjoy age appropriate games, sports, art & crafts, and more.  R.E.C. Camp is camper based, where campers get to choose activities during "Choice Time".  Choice activities vary each year and counselors work on these during the staff training week.  

Check-In and Check-Out
     Full Day Options-    Check-in is from 7:30-8:30am and Check-Out is from 4:30-5:30pm.
     Half Day Options-    Mornings- Check-In is from 7:30-8:30am and Check-Out is at 12:30pm
                                     Afternoons- Check-In is at 12:30pm and Check-Out is from 4:30-5:30pm
     Camp programs are offered 8:30am-4:30pm.  It is important that you child is in camp at this time to benefit from the camp experience.

Pod Time    
     Campers spend time in their Pods, which are organized by grade entering in the Fall. The focus is to have fun while forming friendships that will last a lifetime. Pod activities may include games, arts & crafts, water activities or other fun events.

Choice Times
     Explorer and Adventure campers choose activities that interest them and receive instruction during these times. Choice Times are designed to keep kids active, have fun, and develop their interests.
     Teen Campers have a hand in planning activities with counselors for each session.  This way the camp will be geared to the interest of the teens.

Snacks & Lunch 
     Campers eat snacks and lunch with their Pod. 

Free Play

     Each day, campers have the opportunity for self-directed play during free play. 

Field Trips
     Explorer Pod has 1 field trip per session. 
     Adventure Pod has 1 field trip and i beach day per session.
    Teen Pod has 1 field trip, 1 beach day and 1 Pool day per session.

Check In/Out
     Adults authorized to pick up your child from camp must be indicated on your child's Camper Info/Health Form.  Additions or deletions of names can be made on the form during the summer. 
    Campers who are allowed to walk or bike to and from camp must have a note from a parent allowing them to do this.  An arrival and departure time must be listed on the note.  No child will be allowed to arrive after 8:30am or leave prior to 4:30pm.

Medication Authorization Form
     It is best if your child takes needed medication prior to coming to camp each day.  If they have to take medication while at camp a Medication Authorization Form has to be filled out and given to the camp director.  Camp director cannot administer any medication until this form is completed and returned to them.  Fill out the form completely and bring with your child and the medications on their first day of camp.  Do not mail or drop off. Click Here for Form.

Special Accommodations
     If your child needs special assistance during camp hours, please speak with the Camp Director when you arrive on the first day, so that we may work together to determine feasible accommodations and to ensure a positive experience for your child.

Camp Registration, Payment, Cancellation Info- Click Here