We are excited to offer school-age (entering kindergarten to exiting 6th grade) childcare that allows parents to work and children to come together and have some fun! Here are some of the details of our Summer Day Camp…
Camp will begin June 11 and run thru August 17. We will be off July 4 for the holiday.
Childcare will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. “Camp” (planned activity) hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We understand that schedules are varied and less predictable during the summer. We will continue to offer a Per Day price and also a Per Week (5-day) price, which offers a price break for those who attend consistently.
We are not asking that you inform us in advance of your child’s attendance or absence EXCEPT for Field Trip Days. These must be reserved in advance due to transportation arrangements and additional staffing. ***24-hour notice required for field trips***
Because we will not have rosters in advance for each day, we will not wait to begin activities. Children will need to be in by 9:30 to be assured of participation in all activities.
Summer Day Camp Rates
$35.00 per child per day
$150.00/week for 1 child
$275.00/week for 2 children in the same family ($125 for 2nd child*)
$375.00/week for 3 children in the same family ($100 for 3rd child*)
Please put your child’s name on any item(s) he or she may bring with them (water bottle, electronics, towels, sunscreen, etc.). Unlabeled items often do not make it back to their owners!
PLEASE be sure to send your children in shoes (tennis shoes with socks), NOT SANDALS! This is a summer day camp rule to keep kids safe.
We will have a Summer Reading Challenge (with small prizes!) to encourage the kids to read more while on summer break. You can help by buying books or taking your child to the library to check out age-appropriate books for them to read!
The child(ren) will be allowed to bring electronics/phones however we are not responsible for any lost or broken devices. Protective cases are recommended for all devices. Use of these devices/phones is at the discretion of the SDC Staff. If they become a problem Staff may withhold a device until the end of the day and give to the parent at pick-up. We do have certain device-free times throughout the day to encourage the children’s participation in Camp activities.
We have down time most afternoons. Down time is roughly 1 – 2:30 p.m. Kids have choice of movie, electronics, board games, reading or ‘homework’. (Down time is not always possible, or time may be adjusted, on Field Trip days.)
Please make sure your child has his/her lunch unless we are preparing a special lunch for that day. We provide two snacks per day, but children will also be allowed to eat something from their lunch at those times if they prefer. Please be sure to pack enough food for a hungry, active child for a full day! During the summer, all lunches are refrigerated. We can heat items, except on Field Trip days when we are off-site.
We will do several off-site events (swimming, bowling, park, zoo, etc.) over the summer. Dates are noted on the Activities Calendar. Again, spots must be RESERVED for these off-site events to ensure we have enough transportation spots for all children. Permission slips will be handed out for each trip. We strongly prefer you pay cash for field trips, either in advance or day-of. We use the cash to pay admission to most of the destinations. Please do not include your field trip fees in your weekly payment if paying by check, as your tuition goes to the Church and Field Trip money needs to stay with SDC.
**Field trips subject to change (up to the week before) from original calendar. Please sign up for our emails so we can keep you up-to-date. Weather-related changes may happen day-of, but we will try to inform everyone of the change.
Petty Cash Account (optional)
You may start a cash account with us for field trips, hot lunches, special activities, etc. We will keep an envelope with your child’s name and draw out of it for these items, rather than your having to come up with exact change each time. Expenditures will be noted on the envelope for you to view at any time. You can replenish as the account gets low.
OUR GOAL and OUR THANKS…
For those of you who do not attend Concordia Lutheran School or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the staff and I are honored that you would choose us for your Christian-based summer day camp. We respect and practice our faith all year long. The children here know our rules and what is expected of them as Christians. Any behavior problems we may have will be addressed with the children and parents. Our goal is to keep things safe, simple, and have fun!
Thank you for your cooperation. Please keep your SDC calendar on your fridge or wall calendar so you can refer to it every day! We are looking forward to a FUN summer with your child(ren)!!
Here is your copy of what you are affirming by signing the enrollment sheet:
I understand and affirm that:
1. The 2018 Summer Day Camp Program runs for 10 weeks, June 11th through August 17th.
2. THERE IS NO SUMMER DAY CAMP ON WEDNESDAY JULY 4th.
3. Hours for Summer Day Camp are 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and I will pick my child(ren) up by 6 p.m.
4. If my child(ren) is/are picked up after 6 p.m. I will pay a late pick-up fee of $1.00 per minute after 6 (will be added to bill).
5. I will pay my Summer Day Camp tuition WEEKLY. Children may not attend with an unpaid balance equal to 5 days of Camp (if part time), or one full week plus 2 days (for full time attenders).
6. I will include a $50.00 per child Registration/Snack Fee with this enrollment form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or text me any time. I will get back to you in a timely manner. I am committed to your satisfaction with the program.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Robyn Wiggins, SDC Director
(313) 289-6632 cell/text