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The City of Kennesaw has built a reputation of offering quality day camps that provide engaging life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment; where creativity and curiosity is encouraged, and the emphasis is on having fun.
During the summer of 2013, the City of Kennesaw will maintain this tradition by offering youth ages 5-12 the opportunity to improve their self-confidence, build self-esteem, and make new friends at Kennesaw's All-Star Summer Day Camp. Eleven weeks of camp will be offered from May 28 through August 6. Each week of camp is based on a different theme, which is incorporated into scheduled activities whenever possible.
Some weeks may include special guest speakers, demonstrations or field trips to area attractions. Camp hours are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Early care is available from 7:30am - 9:00a.m. Extended care is available from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
Our camp staff is comprised of well-trained, caring, enthusiastic adults who are determined to provide a safe and enjoyable summer camp experience. All staff are CPR and first aid certified and are expected to adhere to the highest professional standards set forth by the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. Throughout the summer, staff are continuously evaluated and provided with feedback to enhance their performance. We maintain a low camper-to-staff ratio of approximately 10:1.
Kennesaw's All-Star Summer Day Camp is located at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive (near the entrance to Adams Park).
EARLY CARE AND EXTENDED CARE
Weekly early care and extended care for All-Star Summer Day Camp participants is available for an additional fee. Under the supervision of camp staff, children can independently choose and engage in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, puzzles, reading, drawing or simply socializing with friends.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum number of campers is reached, or until the Wednesday before the week of camp. Activity fees are due at time of registration. No exceptions will be made. Fees will not be pro-rated for partial attendance.
Registration fees less a $30 cancellation fee will be refunded for all requests received by the Wednesday prior to the start of the camp week. No refunds will be given after the start of a camp. Failure to attend does not entitle the participant to transfer, make up, or receive a refund.
Transfer requests from one camp week to another are subject to space availability. All transfer requests must be received by the Wednesday prior to the camp week that your child is enrolled. A $5 transfer fee will apply.
If a camp week is full, a wait list will be generated. To be added to a wait list, a camp registration form must be completed. Your child may not be added to a wait list by a phone call, e-mail or hand written note. If an opening becomes available, parents will be contacted in the order in which their child was added to the wait list. Children added to a wait list are not guaranteed enrollment.
Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age-appropriate activities. Campers will be placed into groups according to their age. Campers must be at least 5 years of age by the first day of the camp session, and be able to use the restroom independently or with minimal verbal prompting. No exceptions will be made.
The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to making all of our programs, facilities and services accessible to everyone. If you feel that you or your child may require auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make safe and respectful accommodations.
On-going communication between staff, parents and campers is critical to your child achieving a successful and fun experience at camp. If at any time you need to share information, concerns or compliments, we encourage you to speak with a staff member. To contact your child during camp hours, please call (770) 422-9714.
CODE OF CONDUCT
To ensure a quality experience, we ask all staff and campers to abide by the following code of conduct:
- Respect others' privacy and safety.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.
- Treat public and private property and equipment with respect.
- Camp rules shall be observed at all times.
We utilize positive reinforcement and a caring environment to encourage good behavior. Camp staff will promote proper behavior with clear guidelines and expectations. Inappropriate behavior by a camper will be addressed in a sensitive manner, and the camper will be redirected towards proper behavior. If a behavior becomes so disruptive that it is unacceptable, the parent or guardian will be notified and the child may be asked to leave the program.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
Campers are required to bring a lunch and beverage each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. Healthy afternoon snacks will be provided daily. Campers may choose to bring their own snacks.
SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURES
For the safety of each child, all campers must be signed in and signed out each day. Parents or guardians will need to leave their vehicle to drop off and pick up their child. Campers may only be picked up and signed out by an authorized person (indicated at time of registration). Campers may not sign themselves in or out. Please be ready to show a photo I.D. to a staff member.
DROP OFF TIMES
Campers registered for early care may begin arriving at 7:30am. All other campers can be signed in between 8:45am - 9:00am. Please have your child here on time, as activities will start promptly at 9:00am.
PICK UP TIMES
All campers must be picked up between 4:00pm and 4:15pm, or by 6:00pm if registered for extended care. We reserve the right to charge a late pick up fee of $1 per minute/per child. If you know you will be late, please call (770) 422-9714. Your child will remain with our camp staff up to one hour after the program ends. After one hour, Child Protective Services may be called.
CAMP ATTIRE & PERSONAL ITEMS
All campers should wear comfortable clothing each day. Campers should wear athletic shoes (no flip-flops). Campers are discouraged from bringing personal items such as electronics, jewelry or items of value. Campers are responsible for their personal possessions. The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items brought to camp.
All campers will receive one commemorative camp t-shirt for the summer (not required to be worn each day).
Because many camp activities are outdoors, your child is at risk for sunburn. Campers should arrive at camp with sunscreen already applied, as well as with additional sunscreen. We recommend campers use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30.
If your child needs medicine while at camp, you will need to fill out an Authorization to Give Medication at Camp Form or an Over-the-Counter Medication Permission Form.
For the protection of all campers and staff, any child believed to have an infectious illness should not attend camp. If a staff member becomes aware that child is sick, the parent or guardian will be called to pick up the child.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE*
7:30am - 9:00am Early Care
8:45am - 9:00am Camp Arrival
9:00am - 9:15am Camp Announcements
9:15am - 9:30am Fitness Activity
9:30am - 10:15am Outdoor Game
10:15am - 11:00am Arts & Crafts Project
11:00am - 11:30am Cultural Project
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 1:00pm Supervised Recreational Play
1:00pm - 2:00pm Enrichment Program
2:00pm - 2:30pm Sports Activity
2:30pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Snack / Break
3:00pm - 3:45pm Art Activity
3:45pm - 4:00pm Clean-Up
4:00pm - 4:15pm Camp Departure
4:00pm - 6:00pm Extended Care
*Please note: This is only a sample schedule. Activity offerings will vary each day.