What to expect
Rec & Ed camps are active and fun! Whether it's an enrichment or sports camp, our camps feature:
A typical counselor to camper ratio of 15 to 1
A day full of activities
Small and large group projects, discussions, and games
Indoor and outdoor time
Both quiet and louder times during the day
A safe, enjoyable camp environment is our #1 priority. Please be sure to review Rec & Ed's behavior policy before the start of camp.
Rec & Ed camp staff receive ongoing training in the areas of child development, quality environment, programming, behavior management, health and safety. Each camp has at least one staff member present at all times who is CPR and First-aid certified. Staff members are selected for their maturity, enthusiasm, and the desire to be sure your child receives the best care and attention possible at camp. All employees are subject to criminal background checks and fingerprinting. Sport camp instructors are also certified in concussion prevention and awareness.
For campers ages 10 and under, we ask parents/guardians to walk your camper in each morning and come inside to pick them up each afternoon. Please have a driver's license or other form of picture ID ready. Only persons listed on the camper's information form are authorized to pick up and sign out your camper, unless a parent/guardian notifies us during camp. Under no circumstances are children allowed to leave our program with an unauthorized person.
Campers bring packed lunches to camp. Lunches are kept at room temperature for the morning. There are several ways to keep packed lunches safe to eat:
Choose foods that may safely be kept at room temperature
Select and handle food carefully to prevent food poisoning
Use insulated, soft-side lunch bags, with at least two ice sources
Extended care participants should pack additional snacks.
Make sure your child is dressed for comfort, safety, and the forecasted weather. Avoid clothing with strings that may get caught on play equipment. Consult the specific welcome letter for your camp for footwear requirements; some camps require closed toe shoes. Weather permitting, all campers go outside every day.
All Rec & Ed camps are "Nut Aware." Some campers have severe allergies to nuts, including sesame seeds and hummus. Please respect this rule when you send food with your child. Foods that contain nuts, nut products, or are produced in a facility that processes nuts need to stay at home. Campers with nut products in their lunches or snacks may be directed to eat in a safe area away from campers with allergies. Camp staff may also call home for replacement lunch or snack.
We strive to ensure that children are not outdoors during the hottest part of the day. Shade and water stations are available on hot days. Parents can help their children with these tips:
Send at least one refillable water bottle to camp with your child.
Put sunscreen on your child before s/he comes to camp and send sunscreen with your child. Camps do not provide sunscreen, but will provide assistance in application.
Send a hat or cap on bright sunny days.
Lunch and snack (pack an extra snack for extended care participants)
Clothes that can get dirty
Sunscreen (apply it in the morning before camp)
Optional: Bug Spray, hat
Label all items with name in permanent marker