Is there a payment plan offered for summer camps?
There is a payment plan offered for our park district summer camps. To be eligible for the payment plan, registration must be received no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2020.
When is full payment for summer camp due?
Full payment for all camp sessions must be made by 5:00pm on June 15, 2020. If payment is not made in full by this time, the park district will cancel the registrations.
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 two weeks prior to the start of camp to receive a refund. Refund requests within two weeks will only be considered if the vacated spot can be filled with another participant.
What forms do I need to fill out for camp?
All campers are required to have an Emergency Form turned in to the park district, by the Thursday prior to the start of camp. This form can be picked up at the time of registration or printed from our website. Staff will not allow participants to be dropped off without having this form on file.
What if my child has allergies, medical conditions or other special needs?
Please note any pertinent medical information on your registration and on the Emergency Form. While staff cannot guarantee an allergy-free campsite we will work with families to make the environment as safe as possible for the camper. Campers who require the assistance from LCSRA should note this when registering for the camp. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of a camp session to allow time for LCSRA to place an aide.
Can my camper take their medication while at camp?
If possible, all medication should be taken at home prior to or after camp. If your child needs to take a medication while at camp, the Medical Dispensation Form must be filled out. No medication (including inhalers or sting kits) will be dispensed without this form. Medications will be collected on the first day of camp. Medications should be brought to the program in the original packaging and state the dosage, doctor, phone and times per day the medication should be taken.
How do I check my child in/out at camp? Who is allowed to check my child out?
Campers will not be allowed to check-in prior to the start time of the camp. Parents must sign in their child every day.
Campers must be signed out of camp each day by a parent/guardian or other person listed on the camper’s emergency form. Only those listed on the emergency form as authorized to sign-out the child will be allowed to do so. Everyone is required to show a picture ID to staff during the sign-out. Campers will not be allowed to leave with any adult not listed on the emergency form.
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, and sunscreen. Please check the weekly newsletter or any “remind” messages that may ask for any other items that may be helpful or go along with the theme for the day.
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.