2017 KIDZ KAMP Here are some highlights from 2017:
is over... where has the Summer raced so quickly away to?
Stay tuned for your first KIDZ KAMP 2018 newsletter so you'll be in the KNOW for your Kampers next year!!
- We began with a community pool party kick off on Friday night June 2nd, with official start date on Monday, June 5th.
- We were available until July 21st with the exception of the week of July 3rd-7th when we will be closed to accommodate the 4th of July festivities in the park.
- Our Kampers participated in the Independence Day program this year with a special patriotic presentation. The Concert in the Park and Fireworks for our community is scheduled for Monday, July 3rd, we know some will be on vacation that week, but we look forward to having as many as possible participate.
- We provide care from 7:30am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
- Our Kamper’s ages ranged from boy and girls who have completed PreK this 2016-17 school year and who have finished the 5th grade.
- Volunteers were always welcome and were scheduled according to their availability.
- Weekly activities included implementation of the Character Counts Curriculum through storytelling, reading, games, arts & crafts, science projects, sports, cooking and a variety of other Daily Activities. We had a selection of days that allow the Kampers to express their own style such as Silly Hat Day, Karaoke Days, Baseball Day, Wacky Wednesday and many more.
- Kampers walked to the Giles County Public Library weekly in the month of June and participated in the Summer Reading Program for which they were rewarded in our final week with a Movie and Ice Cream Sundays from our friends at the Library.
- Kampers went swimming two to three times per week.
- Parents were provided with a calendar each week to track what activities were taking place when.
- In the latter portion of the Summer when it was too hot for the Kampers to walk distances, we had local Community Service Workers visiting us, as well as our friends from TWRA.
- Lunch and two snacks were provided by parents, however, we had “Fun
Food Fridays” each week where Kampers could bring in their money to provide lunch from local restaurants. Vending machines and other snacks were available to purchase as well at snack time. To keep Kampers from losing money, we offered an opportunity to keep a small balance for snack times onsite if parent’s so chose.
- There was a $30 non-refundable registration fee per child which includes their Kamper T-shirt.
The cost of camp varied:
- For one child: $75 per week or $20 per day / $220 per month / $400 for the Summer if paid in full by June 1st.
- For additional children: $60 per week or $15 per day / $200 per month / $350 for the Summer if paid in full by June 1st.
Applications were available for download from here on our website, www.pulaskiparks.com, or parents stop[ed by The Rec Center to pick one up and children were enrolled on a first come, first served basis until all spots were full each week.
Spaces were limited so the earlier the parents returned applications the better the chances of their children not being on our Waiting List.
For more information about our 2017 KIDZ KAMP or to ask questions about 2018 or submit suggestions for 2018, feel free to call The Rec anytime Monday-Friday from 8am until 5pm.
Thank you to Everyone who helped make our 2017 Summer so fabulous!!
See ya June of 2018 at our Kick-Off and the first few weeks in June for the First Day of KIDZ KAMP Summer 2018!!!!!
Stay tuned for our 2018 Kidz Kamp Parent Handbooks and Activity Calendars!!