Frequently Asked Summer Camp Questions
Summer Camp is a wonderful time for children and a transition for parents. Below is a few of our most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for the camp transition.
Can I drop off my child anytime during the day?
Drop off times are flexible. Please review the weeks schedule to avoid conflicts with field trips, on-site special events and your child's favorite activity.
As a Christ-centered program, how do you incorporate the Bible Story shown on your weekly schedule?
Bible stories are age appropriate. They're fun, interactive and captivating.
Do you have themes for each week?
We do have weekly themes along with a sports and Bible story focus. The detail is listed on our Summer Camp web-page as well as our weekly schedules.
Can my children be in the same group together? My child has a younger / older friend can they be in the same group?
Our goal is to provide age-appropriate activities. With this in mind, our groups are separated based upon age and grade. In order to maintain a fun and safe environment for all children, we are unable to take requests for children to be in a specific group.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
We like the “Less is More” philosophy. Please help your camper pack appropriately and label ALL belongings. There are important things to keep in mind:
Campers should bring clothes which they will not mind getting dirty.
Close-toed shoes or acceptable footwear.
Change of clothes
What is your water play policy?
High Hopes will NOT attend swimming pools, however, we will have water activities at least once a week on-site. The activities may range from slip and slides, water balloon games, etc. and we will maintain a ratio of 1 coach to every 10 children.
What is your sunscreen policy?
High Hopes Sports & After School promotes outdoor activities; therefore, it is critical to take preventive measures to avoid sunburn. Parental assistance is crucial to ensure the proper protection of each child. Our staff will take every reasonable measure to avoid over-exposure and sunburn. Please apply sunscreen to your child(ren) before arriving to camp. Provide sunscreen for your child at camp. It must remain in the original container and labeled with your child’s full name. In addition,
• Coaches will remind children to apply sunscreen multiple times per day.
• Coaches will assist in applying sunscreen to children under the age of 9 years old. All children that are older than 9 years old will be permitted to apply their own sunscreen.
Can your staff give medication to my child?
State licensing requirements do not permit childcare facilities to administer medication without written permission of the parent or guardian. Any medication brought to the center must be in its original container, clearly labeled with first and last name and include the dosage and directions for administering the medication. These procedures apply to children who have allergies and would require to have medication on site, however, an additional Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (FARE) form would be required.
Over the counter medication can be administered per the directions on the container. If a child needs a different dosage or does not meet the age requirements a signed permission form from the doctor must accompany the medication along with dosage information.
Medication may only be administered if it is in the original container with the following information:
Child’s Name Date of Prescription
Name of Pharmacist Prescription’s Expiration Date
Legible Dosage Instruction Legible Storage Instruction
This process must be completed prior to the campers first day.
Can I send food with my child?
The menu for snacks & lunch each day are listed under each week's schedule as well as posted on the bulletin board outside the kitchen. Should your child have a special diet or a food preference you are welcome to send a snack/lunch with them, however, we do ask that it be healthy in nature, for example, no candy, soda or sweets.
If your child is unable to eat certain foods due to allergies, or a family preference, we require documentation. Please provide your child's food allergy detail in the registration process. You can always update our admin team at the front desk of any changes.
What is your check out policy?
Children will be released to people listed on their admission form only. A photo I.D. may be requested if the staff is unfamiliar with the person picking up. The name on the I.D. will be compared to the name listed on the admission form. In the event a parent needs to add a name to their child's pick up list they may only do so in person and/or in writing. Each child must be signed out by the approved pick up person.
Additional information can be found in our Policies & Procedures. As part of the registration policy, the parent/guardian enrolling the child is required to acknowledge they have received, read and agree to the Parent Handbook [Policies & Procedures].