By "enrolling" their child in this program, the parent/guardian acknowledges and agrees to the policies and guidelines for Hanover County Parks and Recreation summer camps, as listed below and specific to the camp(s) this child will be/is enrolled.
One Summer Camp Handbook enrollment is required for every child enrolling in Discover: Camps, Summer Sneakers, and MEGA MiddleGeneral Information
One Summer Camp Handbook enrollment
is required for every child enrolling in
Discover: Camps, Summer Sneakers, and MEGA Middle
Camp Hours: Campers may be dropped off and picked up anytime during the program, except when the camp is on a field trip. On field trip days, campers must be dropped off prior to departure time (see specific camp schedule).
Discover: CampsMonday - Friday8:00am - 5:00pm Summer SneakersMonday - Thursday8:00am - 4:30pm MEGA MiddleMonday - Thursday8:00am - 4:30pm
Camp Pick Up/Drop Off: Parents are required to accompany their child into camp and sign their child in and out each day of the program. Individuals picking up children should be prepared to show photo identification to verify that they are authorized to pick up child.Campers can only be signed in/out during camp program hours. Early drop off and late pick up is not permitted.
Late Parent Policy: If a parent or authorized person is more than 5 minutes late picking up the camper, a late fee of $5 for every 5 minutes past the end of camp will be charged. Continual tardiness may result in your child being removed from the program. No refunds will be issued.
Prepare for Camp: Summer camp is a fun and exciting time for every child. Please help us make this summer memorable for your child.
Summer School: Campers who attend summer school should pay close attention to their camp schedule, keeping in mind that camp is closed during scheduled field trips.
Open Invitation: We invite parents to visit and observe our programs at any time. Please direct questions or concerns to the Site Supervisor regarding activities, policies, or concerns. We believe that our standards will meet or exceed your expectations. Parents are also welcome to join us for any field trip or special visitor. Contact your Site Supervisor if you are interested in joining the fun!
Camp Checklist and Expectations
Dress Code: Please dress your child appropriately, keeping in mind the weather and active nature of our program. Tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes are required (for your child's safety, bare feet or open-toed shoes are not permitted). Black-soled shoes are not recommended as they may leave marks on gym floors.
Your child may be sent home or not be allowed to participate in certain activities if they do not wear appropriate footwear.
The following items are prohibited:
For additional dress code policies, please see Regulation 7-3.1 (B) of the Hanover County Public Schools Parent-Student Handbook.
Please refer to your child's specific camp schedule for any required attire for field trips or special activity days.
Lunch and Snacks: Each site has designated times for participants to eat their snacks and lunch. Please send at least two snacks, drinks (preferably a water bottle) and a lunch daily.
Label food containers, items and drinks to avoid confusion. Refrigerators and microwaves are not available for food and drinks. Children's lunches should be packed in a cooler or insulated lunch bag with an ice pack. Please label the cooler with your child's name.
Please note that camp is not a peanut-free program. Other children in the program may bring peanut products for their lunch/snack. When registering your child, please provide detailed information when asked about your child's allergies / medical condition and inform your site supervisor. Peanut-free lunch tables may be set-up as needed. If your child needs access to an epi-pen please be sure to complete the medication forms and bring the epi-pen to program each day.
Cell Phone / Electronic Device Policy:
Medication, Accidents and Illnesses: There is no nurse or doctor on site, however camp keeps a stocked first aid kit on hand at all times.
Children are encouraged to take any medications before or after camp. All medications (including both over the counter and prescription) given at camp must be accompanied by Authorization/Permission for Administration of Medicine Form.
Submit all forms to the Site Supervisor. Only one day's dosage may be sent to the program site at a time. The staff will secure each dosage of approved medication and make it available to the participant. Medication distribution will be logged daily.
Accidents are documented and parents will be notified if their child is injured while at the program. Camp staff will handle routine and minor injuries (i.e. scraped knee or bruised elbow). Staff will call the rescue squad if they suspect a serious injury. The parents and/or emergency contact will be notified immediately.
Parents will be contacted if their child is sick. Once parents or emergency contact person have been notified, arrangements must be made for the child to be picked up from the program as soon as possible. This policy is in place to ensure your child's safety.
Code of Conduct
Participants, parents and staff are expected to address each other respectfully and cordially at all times. All participants must conduct themselves in a manner which does not endanger their safety or the safety of others.
Hanover County and/or the program staff are not responsible for stolen, damaged or lost items.
Camper Behavior: The following behaviors are prohibited and will not be tolerated:
Parents/guardians are financially responsible for their child's actions when he/she defaces and/or destroys the building, grounds or equipment, tampers with or pulls the fire alarm without due cause, or attempts or commits assault and/or battery of a participant or staff.
Prohibited Items: Please do not allow your camper to bring the following items to camp:
Guidelines for Discipline: The purpose of the "Guidelines for Discipline" is to ensure the recreational activities can exist in a safe and secure environment for all interested participants. Our first initiative will be to guide children towards acceptable social behavior and focus on positive actions. All factors relating to a particular behavior are considered in the evaluation of specific incidents in question. It is also understood that guidelines and limitations must exist and be enforced, as severe behavioral problems will not be tolerated. These "Guidelines for Discipline" will be reviewed with participants and rules will be clearly posted at the camp site:
13017 Taylor Complex Lane
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