2019 Summer Camp Announcement: Hope preschool and school age summer camp registration will be online and open April 15th. Parents will be able to sign up for multiple camps by the week, fill out forms and pay camp fees all online.
Our Preschool Summer camp is open to those children who are 4 by August 31, 2018 and have completed one year of preschool. Each week there will be 1 field trip and daily themes consisting of Science, Cooking, Bikes and Trikes and Water play. Low student to staff ratios with experienced leaders ensure that each child is safe and has a great time during camp! The weekly camps are give days per week (except July 4th week) and run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Our kindergarten thru Grade 5 summer camp includes 1 field trip each week plus plenty of opportunities for crafts, sports, snacks and inside and outside activities, such as Bikes and Boards, and Water play or Movie Day. Our weekly camps run from 7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m..
Summer Camp FAQ
How will I know that my child has a space with Hope Summer Camps?
Registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis through our online registration system. We anticipate full sessions, so it is to your advantage to get your registration form in sooner rather than later.
Can I make changes to my child’s schedule?
If you need to make changes to your child’s registration after you have submitted the registration form, you need to provide written notice to the summer camp staff, at least two weeks in advance. If we are able to accommodate your change, we will let you know verbally or in writing.
When is tuition due? What about other fees?
Tuition is due July 1st and a 25% deposit is due upon registration. The $30 registration fee per child and field trip fees are due with tuition payments. A late fee of $20 will be assessed for payments not made by the due date, and continued lack of payment will result in dis-enrollment for the student.
Do I need to send my child to camp with snacks or lunch?
We will serve a morning and afternoon snack each day. Please send your child to camp with a hearty lunch as we have active days planned. This should include some type of sandwich or other main course along with fruit or vegetables, crackers, and 1 or 2 juice or water drinks. Please do not pack candy or soda pop. We are unfortunately not able to heat or cook items, and please send an ice pack in your child’s lunch if it needs refrigeration. NO NUTS.
What else should I bring to summer camp?
Please send your child to camp each day with a lunch, sunscreen (you can leave it at school), and weather-appropriate clothing. Please no flip flops; tennis shoes or sandals with backs are preferred for our active days. Finally, remember to bring a smile. ☺
Can my child bring their DS/iPod/stuffed animals/other toys?
Your child may bring an electronic toy or Legos/action figures to camp. You may send your child with a book or magazine if they wish, but please do not send your child with any other personal toys to camp. Blankets or stuffed animals may be sent with children in the Preschool program for nap time only.
What about sunscreen?
Please either send sunscreen for your child, or select the option online which gives the teaching staff permission to apply sunscreen to your child. Per Washington State law, the sunscreen form MUST BE FILLED OUT in order for your child to use sunscreen during the program.
On bike days, what if my child wants to bring in their scooter?
On your scheduled day, you may send your child to summer camp with a bike, skateboard, or scooter. Participation is optional. Children MUST have a helmet, or they will not be allowed to participate.
How are water days different?
Weather permitting, each week we will have a water day, which could include sprinklers, bubbles, and other water play. Please send your child to school in a swimsuit or other clothes that they can get wet, and send along a dry set of clothes to change in to.
Do I need to sign in my child?
Please remember to sign your child in and out each day. Please know that we will not be able to release your child to anyone who is not on your emergency information, so please be sure to list anyone who will pick up your child this summer, and remind them to bring their ID.
What if I know I am going to be late one day?
Our core activities usually happen between 9:30-2:30, so please be sure that your child is here during those times. Also watch the departure times on field trips closely. If you have questions, just ask one of the teachers.
Do I need to send my child in with a booster seat on field trip days?
If your child requires a car seat or booster seat, you must send one to school each day that a field trip is scheduled. For older children, due to the frequency of field trips, some parents may choose to provide an extra booster seat to leave at school all summer.
Where should I drop off and pick up my child?
Between 7:30-9AM and 4:30-5:30PM, we will be located in the church Fellowship Hall. Please drop off your children via the alley door across from the lower parking lot. At all other times of day, signs will be posted to show where the group is located.