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Saint Francis Central Catholic

41 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV, 26508

www.stfrancismorgantown.com

(304) 291-5070

Savannah Poling, Person In Charge, spoling@sfccs.org (304) 940-2063

Julia DeVincent, Director, jdevincent@sfccs.org (304) 216-1777

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to SFCCS Summer Camp! We have many exciting, adventurous, educational, and FUN activities planned for this summer! Please see the following page for a list of the weekly themes for our different age groups.

Here at SFCCS, we value your child’s safety above all. The SFCCS Administrative Staff takes pride in selecting qualified, trained, and energetic Camp Counselors to care for your child. There will always be an Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED certified staff member on the grounds. Also, all camp counselors have passed a national background check and are Virtus trained.

During our summer programs, your child will learn new skills, build new friendships, and HAVE FUN! It is important to remember that your child always wears proper outdoor clothing and shoes to camp each day. Also, please look inside this packet for a detailed list of items to bring daily.

Please review the entire handbook. It provides detailed information on camp policies and procedures. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s Camp Counselor, Person In Charge, or Director of programs.

Thank you for choosing Saint Francis Central Catholic School to provide your child this Summer Camp opportunity!

Our summer day camp program is ready for your child, and we are making it bigger and better than ever! Each week will be a different theme, with corresponding activities and games.

The themes for the 2020 SFCCS Summer Day Camp:

– Week 1 June 1-5 FULL STEAM AHEAD! This week’s focus will be Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

– Week 2 June 8-12 GAME SHOWS & MORE! A week of games and shows such as “Campers Got Talent”, “Family Feud”, and Board Game competitions!

– Week 3 June 15-19 PERFORMANCE ARTS WEEK! A week of “Plays”, “Dance/Zumba”, and “Arts & Crafts Shows”!

– Week 4 June 22-26 SECRET SPY CAMP! A week of “Escape Rooms”, “Hallway Lazer Tag”, and other secret fun!

– Week 5 June 29- July 2 USA LAND THAT I LOVE! A short week of American fun like, “Baseball, “Red, White, & Blue Tag”, “Patriotic Balloon Pop”, and “4th of July Bingo!”

– Week 6 July 6-10 SUPERHEROS KINDNESS WEEK! A week of “Random Acts of Kindness!”, “Superhero Obstacle Course”, “Pass the Kryptonite {Hot Potato}”, and “Superhero Dash!”

– Week 7 July 13-17 MAD SCIENCE! A week of crazy hands-on experiments and creations!

– Week 8 July 20-24 CAMPER OLYMPICS! To celebrate the official kick-off of the Summer Olympics there will be Camper vs. Counselor games! “Water Games” weather permitting!

– Week 9 July 27-31 NUTS ABOUT NATURE! A week of discovering nature! Campers will participate in “Scavenger Hunts”, “Bee Keeping Presentation” and “Mother Nature May I?”

– Week 10 August 3-7 UNDER THE SEA! A week of the world of water! Sharks, Sea life, and Water Sports!

-Week 11 August 10-14 GOODBYE CARNIVAL! Our final week will include Carnival games, prizes, and traditional Carny food!

The camp runs from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm each day, with a 7:30 am early drop-off option for $5 per day. We are excited to announce that we will be serving both breakfast and lunch, though you will only be charged for the meals that your child eats. The pricing is per week at:

Full Time (4-5 days a week)

– No Meals: $175

– One Meal: $200

– Two Meals: $215

Part-Time (1- 3 days a week)

– No Meals: $105

– One Meal: $120

– Two Meals: $130

Important Dates:

June:

First Day of Camp! Monday, 6/1/20

July:

Friday, 7/3/20 CLOSED for the 4th holiday!

August:

Last Day of Camp! Friday, 8/14/20

CAMP DAILY SUPPLY LIST

PLEASE LABEL YOUR SUPPLIES!

PRE-K 2-4

  • Backpack containing the following items:
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Rash ointment/cream
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Sunscreen (with name on it)
  • Towel
  • Closed-toed shoes

KINDERGARTEN THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Backpack containing the following items:
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Sunscreen (with name on it)
  • Towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Closed-toed shoes

*SFCCS Camp is not responsible for lost items. Please write your child’s name on all articles.

**Due to allergies, we cannot share sunscreen. Please apply sunscreen to your child prior to dropping them off in the morning and have their sunscreen in your child’s backpack. We will help them apply as needed.

General Program Rules & Policies:

  • Always send your child to Camp with sunscreen on their skin. We will help your child (as needed) to re-apply the sunscreen that you send in with them.
  • Electronic handheld games, tablets, and cell phones are not permitted at camp. If your child must carry a cell phone it is to be used for emergencies only, and they must ask their Camp Counselor for permission to use the phone. If students are caught with these devices or using their phones in excess, these devices will be confiscated by their Counselor and can only be picked up by the parent at the end of the day.
  • SFCCS is not responsible for any personal toys or items that are brought in from home that may be lost or damaged. Please use discretion in what you allow your child to bring in.
  • Parents, please remember that SFFCS Camps are outdoor recreation-based programs. Children must be willing to participate in outdoor physical activities. Camp is an active place, so campers will get dirty! Children should be dressed appropriately to provide comfort and safety. Sneakers, or comfortable, well-fitting closed shoes are best for footwear. Please, no sport sandals, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes.
  • All drop-offs and pick-ups will be done through the cafeteria doors. In order to maintain a safe Camp environment, please refrain from directly approaching an outdoor group without first checking in with a Camp staff member at the cafeteria doors. Photo ID may be requested at pick-up.
  • When the weather permits, we will offer age-appropriate water play. We will always provide a safe environment with watchful Camp Counselors. Please remember to pack a towel and a change of clothes every day. If you do not want your child to engage in water-based activities, you must notify us at the beginning of your Camp week.
  • We are a rain or shine facility. Where we will strive to have your child outdoors as much as possible, we will use our indoor resources in the event of inclement weather or extreme heat.
  • We are not an allergy-free environment. For the safety of your child, you must notify us of any food or environmental allergies that your child has, as well as any medications used to treat these. All of this information is to be documented our Medical Information/Emergency Contact Form and our Medical Authorization Form. These are the forms that we will reference for the health and safety of your child.

Daily Schedule and Pick-Up Policy

Summer Camp runs from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM!

  • 7:30 AM early drop-off option for $5 per day. In order to be properly staffed, you need to notify us in advance for the week if you will be using this option. Payment is taken in advance with your total Camp weekly fee.

Pick-Up Procedures:

  • A Parent/Guardian is required to pick up their child by 5:30 PM. All pickups are done through the cafeteria doors.
  • A photo ID may be required to dismiss your child at the end of the day. Only authorized persons may pick up your child.
  • You must inform us of any changes to your child’s regular pick-up schedule (ex. If you usually pick your child up, but his/her aunt is picking them up that day, you must inform us even if their aunt is on the pick-up Authorization Form).
  • All changes to your child’s form must be made by the parent/guardian, in-person with the Person-In-Charge, Savannah Poling or the Director, Julia DeVincent. For SFCCS students, this may be updated by the parent/guardian through their RenWeb account.

Late Pick-Up:

  • Always be on time to pick up your child. If you are going to be late due to an emergency, you must notify the Person-In-Charge, Savannah Poling at (304) 940-2063, or the Director immediately, Julia DeVincent (304) 216-1777.
  • If your child has not been picked up by 5:30 PM, and we have not been notified by you, we will try to contact you and/or anyone listed on the Pick-Up Authorization Form or Emergency Contact list.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late (5:35 PM), even with prior notification, you will be charged a $25 late fee. Payment will be expected at the time of pick-up or at the following day’s drop-off.
  • If we have not heard from you and we are unable to reach you or an emergency contact after 30 minutes (6:00 PM) a phone call will be made to the local authorities.
  • If you are late picking up 3 times, your child may be automatically withdrawn from the Summer Camp programs without a refund.

Health Information

Illness Policy:

  • If a camper becomes ill during program hours, a parent or authorized person will be called to pick up the child. As part of your participation in SFCCS programs, you must pick up your child within 1 hour of notification. If your child has a fever of over 100 degrees before the program begins, please keep them home until your child has been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

We will not medicate for a fever!

Emergency/Health Information:

  • Parents/Guardians must completely fill out the Medical Information and Emergency Contact Form. For existing SFCCS students, parents must review the data on file in RenWeb to ensure it is up to date and accurate.
  • For existing SFCCS students who have a medication at school, you must contact Nurse Ria in writing prior to the last day of school to have that medication transferred over to the responsibility of the Summer Camp program.
  • All new campers’ medications; as well as SF students with new medications, need to be brought in original prescription bottles and accompanied by a Medication Form that has been signed by your child’s physician. Information regarding dosage and times of administration must be completed.

Discipline Policy:

SFCCS Campers are expected to follow the rules established by the SFCCS Administration, Person-In-Charge, and Director of Programs. These rules will be discussed with your child by our Camp Counselors on the first day of camp. In order to maintain a safe and fun environment, SFCCS staff will work closely with you and your child to ensure proper behavior. If, however, a problem occurs, the Person-In-Charge and Camp Counselors involved will complete an Incident report and you will be notified that day.

Minor infractions of rules and behavior will be dealt with by the Camp Counselor.

For serious infractions of the rules or behavior, these measures will be taken:

Level 1: First Warning

  • This is used the first time serious rules/procedures are not followed.

Level 2: Second Warning

  • This is used the second time serious rules/procedures are not followed.

Level 3: Excused from Program

  • Suspension from camp without a refund. Person-In-Charge and Director will determine the length of the suspension.

***Depending on the severity of the behavior problem, a Level 3 may be necessary even if the child has not been given Level 1 or Level 2 Warnings. In this case, the child may be immediately suspended without refund. Each child’s disciplinary action will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, our Discipline Policy exists to provide a safe, comfortable environment for all SFCCS campers.

SFCCS has a Zero-Tolerance Violence and Bullying Policy! This is non-negotiable!

SFCCS is committed to a safe, civil, educational and recreational environment for all campers and staff. Therefore, SFCCS follows a zero-tolerance violence and bullying policy. Violence and bullying are inexcusable. Any camper who harms another individual physically and/or verbally (by violence or bullying) will be suspended or removed from the program immediately. On the first day of each camp week, Counselors will review this policy with all campers.

All responsible parties will sign a statement of understanding of the Camps rules before a student will be permitted to participate in our camp.

Sincerely in Christ, Julia DeVincent, Director and Savannah Poling, Person In Charge