Day Camp

Day camp information and registration 2020 NEW camp registration form

TYPICAL CAMP DAY
Campers move around the High Plains Community Center as a group, through a variety of activities, every day.  The daily schedule will change, but specials and lunch are at the same time each day.  Each activity is about 40 minutes long.  If there is an entertainer or special event, typical activities may be cancelled or adjusted for that day.  Excessive heat or rain may also change campers plans.


Day Camp Basics - 2020
Here are the specific guidelines:

Finally - the day we’ve all been waiting for!!
Day Camp Information:
Camp will start on June 22.
The day is 9:00am - 4:30pm. There is NO early or late stay.
RESIDENT registration will start on June 1st.
Non-resident registration will start on June 8th, space available.
Registration will be done through the Park and Rec windows. Please park in the back by the tennis courts and organize a line by the windows. Keep your distance from each other :)
Please print out the registration form from the website in advance.
Session One payment is due in full upon registration, sessions 2-4 require a $100 deposit per child, per session.

Camp will be different this year - it is our hope that it is a fun and entertaining experience, in spite of the changes.

Please read the guidelines we will be following this summer. If you have any questions - just ask. We are operating on the current CDC and OEC guidelines - if they change and we can relax anything, we will!

At drop off, no earlier than 8:45a, you will enter HPCC lot from the Cuzzocreo Pavillion driveway. Parents and siblings not attending camp will stay in their cars.
Carpooling with other campers is not allowed.
Campers will exit from the Driver’s side of the car only, with a mask on.

Campers will be fever/health checked at drop off. Any camper coughing, appearing ill, or with a fever of 100* or more, will not be able to attend until they are healthy.

Campers will be in groups of no more than 8 children and 2 counselors. Siblings will be kept in the same group, regardless of age.

Campers will be required to have masks with them at all times, and they will have to wear them anytime the group is indoors. Counselors will wear their masks all day, except when eating lunch, or participating in a distance activity.

Each group will have a designated picnic table area around the blacktop, and a room in HPCC, for their group exclusively. Lunches and snacks will be kept in their backpacks, and not be refrigerated this summer, so pack accordingly.

Unlike years past, we will not have any counselor specialists – your child’s counselor will lead the group in the Nature, Crafts, Science, and Sports activities. This will eliminate any counselor having contact with multiple groups.

The Campers will not travel on any field trips this year.
All presenters coming to camp will either have an outdoor presentation, or the groups will be in their room for the activity.
If a room must be used my multiple groups during the day, the schedule will be adjusted for disinfection between each group.
Campers will have swimming this year, but may be limited to open swim only (dependent of OEC lesson guideline when they are posted).
Lifeguards on surveillance duty will not be wearing masks, but the additional staff members available to help, organize, and communicate with the campers will wear masks at all times.

At pick up you must enter the same driveway as drop off. Your child will be assigned a group (color) and you will pull in line behind that color sign. We will call your child from their group to your car when you are at the front of the line. After your children are safely secured in the car, you will exit to the right only and proceed around the building driveway. Pick up will start at 4:15.
Campers arriving after 9:15am, may not be brought in to camp until 10:00am, and must enter from the front door of HPCC and see the Nurse for health check before going to their group. All persons entering the building must wear a mask.
Campers may not leave during the day for appointments and return to camp that same day.
Campers being picked up early will also wait at the Nurse’s office. Advance notice of one hour minimum should be provided.

SADLY, WE CAN NOT HAVE TRAVELIN’ TEENS THIS YEAR. WE CAN NOT TRANSPORT THE KIDS WITH APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND THERE ARE TOO MANY FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR GROUPS THIS SUMMER.
WE ARE ALL VERY SAD ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM - MIKE, TRACE, HILDE AND NICOLE WILL MISS YOU ALL!Here

Registration Dates - 2020

  • Residents - June 1   8:30a-4:30p
  • Non-residents - June 8  
    YOU CAN NOT REGISTER ONLINE.  YOU MUST COME TO THE PARK AND RECREATION OFFICE WINDOW, OR MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND THE FULL PAYMENT FOR SESSION ONE OR THE DEPOSITS FOR SESSION 2-4.

Session Dates - 2020

Camp sessions are two weeks long.  
Dates are based on the current school ending date.

  • Session 1 - June 22 - July 2
  • Session 2 - July 6 - July 17
  • Session 3 - July 20 - July 31
  • Session 4 - August 3 - August 14

    Camp Fees - 2020 
  • Session 1
    • Residents - $385.00 per session
  • Session 2, 3, 4
    • Residents - $420.00


TRADITIONAL CAMP - NOT CAMP 2020!

Campers will be grouped, by age, in a well supervised environment and participate in a variety of activities that challenge the mind and body as new friendships are built.  We have many special activities through out the summer such as entertainers, pizza parties, cookouts, field trips and many other surprises.

  • The Day camp program is open to boys and girls who are entering Kindergarten, to those entering 6th grade.
  • Camp will be held at the High Plains Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For an additional charge of $7 per slot, early drop off (7:30 to 9 a.m.) and/or late stay (4 to 5:30 p.m.) services are available.
    Pre-registration is required and pick up must be no later than 5:30 p.m.
    A $1 per minute late fee will be charged after 5:30pm to cover staff overtime expenses.
  • Campers, 5 and 6 years-old, will receive swimming lessons every morning.  All campers have an open swim period in the afternoon. Life jackets are provided (and required) for all
    non-swimming children.
  • Campers must bring a clearly marked bagged lunch every day.  Lunches are refrigerated until eaten, so feel free to send your child’s favorite foods.
  • The Day Camp travels off-site, one day during the session for a fun, well supervised, field trip.  


DO's
  • Label all your child's belongings!
  • Send campers taking swim lessons to camp in their bathing suits to save time.  Pack towel, underwear,  and other necessary pool gear.
  • Send lunch and a snack every day.  Please include extra water.
  • Fill out Administration Form and drop off prescriptions to the Camp Nurse if your child needs medicine administered during the camp day.
  • Communicate with your child's counselor if there are any concerns or issues, as well as any changes in drop off or pick up.

DON'Ts
  • Don't send your camper with electronics, make up, valuables, weapons (real or play), or any toy that may be deemed a danger to the staff or campers.
  • Don't send large amounts of money.  Campers will only be allowed 2 snack purchases every day.
  • Don't forget to dress your camper in the camp shirt on field trip days.
  • Don't send sick children.  Sick children will be sent to the nurse for pickup.