How do I cancel my camp registration and receive a refund?
A $20 cancelation fee will apply to all refunds for each session of park district camps. Cancellation requests must be made to Recreation Manager a minimum of ONE week prior to the start of camp to receive a refund. Refund requests within ONE week will only be considered if the vacated spot can be filled with another participant.
Are late fees accessed if I am late picking up my child from camp?
Pick up time is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. A $20.00 fee may be assessed at 10 minutes late and an additional $5 for every 5 minutes after that.
Can my child check themselves into and out of camp?
Campers that are in the MSA camp group may be granted permission by their parent or guardian to sign themselves in and out of camp. Written notification must be provided in advance, by the parent, and will be kept on file at the campsite.
What should I do if my camper will not be attending a day of camp?
Parents should call, email or send a “remind” message to the Recreation Manager, informing the camp the child’s absence. If we do not hear from you (via phone or written notification) and the counselor reports your camper absent, the coordinator will make every attempt to contact you by phone. Please help staff avoid unnecessary phone calls by reporting your camper’s absence.
What items should my camper bring to camp with them?
Campers should come dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Gym shoes are highly recommended. Campers should bring a reusable water bottle, a healthy lunch, two snacks, a towel, and sunscreen.
What items should my camper NOT bring to camp?
Please leave all toys, games, weapons, money, electronic equipment (including cell phones) and any other valuables at home. These only serve as distractions that can lead to behavior problems or disappointment if the item is lost, stolen or damaged.
What happens during weather emergencies?
The weather is checked each day in preparation to make changes to activities as needed. During severe weather (thunder, lightning, tornados) campers are taken to an indoor location immediately. If the National Weather Service determines a heat emergency exists, camp activities will be modified to be more passive and less strenuous. More frequent water breaks will be provided. If possible, campers will be moved to the air-conditioned facility.