Frequently Asked Questions
for Summer Camp

Welcome to our High Hopes Family!  We look forward to joining us for Summer Camp!

What does my child need to bring to camp?

  • Campers should arrive in clothes in which they can be active and should wear tennis shoes or sneakers to allow them to fully participate.

  • Campers are asked to bring a water bottle, backpack to keep their belongings when not in use, and sunscreen.  It is encouraged that they bring a hat for the sun.  Please apply sunscreen to your child(ren) before arriving to camp.

  • Electronics of any kind, including cell phones, are not permitted at camp.  If you need to speak to your child, you are always able to call the site and speak to them. If your child needs to call you they just need to tell their coach.

  • Please leave all pillows, toys, and other personal belongings at home.  Should a child desire to bring a blanket and one stuffed animal for our relax time both will need to fit inside their backpack.

  • High Hopes will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items brought from home.

Can your staff give medication to my child?

  • Yes.  ALL medications must be turned in to the front desk with an Authorization for Dispensing Medication form.  All prescription medication, inhalers, epi-pens, etc must be in the original container with the pharmacy label.  This label will need to include the camper's name, directions, expiration date and the physician's name.  Should your child require medication, such as an epi-pen or Benadryl, for an allergic reaction an additional form is required that the child's physician must sign.  

  • For allergies your child's physician must complete the following form: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (FARE).  This form is similar to what your child's school would require; if you have paperwork provided prior to the school please let us know as we may be able to take it in replacement.   

  • Please take into consideration that any non-prescription medications must be administered as directed on the medication bottle or package. If the directions say to consult a physician, we require a physician’s statement giving us the permission to administer the medication with the dosage appropriate for your child.

  • Medication will NOT be administered after its expiration date.

Can I drop off my child anytime during the day?

  • Drop off times are flexible; review our schedule for each week should you have specific questions on our activities.

What is your check out policy when picking up my child?

  • We only release children to the individuals listed on the admissions form completed by the parent or guardian.  Anyone authorized to pick up the child must present a photo ID.

  • Once the staff are familiar with those authorized to pick up your child, a photo ID may not be required.

  • Should an additional pick up need to be added please see our front desk staff for assistance.

As a Christ-centered program, how do you incorporate the Bible Story shown on your weekly schedule?

  • The Bible stories are presented on a child's level.  They are fun, interactive and captivating.  The stories are meant to build moral character such as respect, kindness and gratitude.

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 even a family preference, we will need the proper documentation in place as mandated by state licensing.  Please see our front desk staff for assistance for the proper form(s).

Do you have themes for each week?

  • Yes, we do have weekly themes as well as sport focus.  Please check our summer camp page for the list of weekly themes and sport focus.

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.

How do you handle sunscreen?

  • High Hopes Sports & After School promotes outdoor activities; therefore, it is critical to take preventive measures to avoid sunburn. Please apply sunscreen to your child before arriving to camp. Our staff will take every reasonable measure to avoid over-exposure and sunburn. However, we cannot take sole responsibility for children with extreme sensitivity to the sun or when preventive measures to avoid sunburn are not taken. Parental assistance is imperative to ensure the proper protection of each child.  We have designated sunscreen application times planned in our schedule for water activities, such as the pool or even on-site water slides, and upon arrival at any outdoor field trip.

Additional information can be found in our Operational Policies & Procedures.  As part of the registration policy the parent / guardian enrolling the child is required to acknowledge they have read the Operational Policies & Procedures and agree to abide by them.