Camp Rules and Regulations
· All camper families for the above camps will be required to fill out forms including: health forms, field trip permission slip, and child registration forms, which are due upon arrival at camp. These will be e-mail to you soon after you send in this form.
· Camps at Mayapple are outdoor camps, and on most days campers will be outside for the vast majority if not the entire session rain or shine, excepting hazardous weather such as tornado, hurricane, hail, etc. Camp will not be cancelled due to rain, and campers must come prepared.
· All campers must come prepared with the following:
- Rain gear, such as rain jacket, rain pants, or rain suit, and rain boots.
- Full change of clothing including shirt, shorts/pants, underwear, socks, and shoes
- A wide brimmed hat or ballcap, for keeping away gnats (even if your child says she does not like to wear hats)
- Water bottle filled with water only (no milk, Gatorade, soda, fruit juice, etc).
- Lunch and one snack daily. Afternoon snack is provided by The Mayapple School. You should prepare a healthy packed lunch and morning snack for your child for each day. Please do not pack soda or candy.
- DO NOT pack: electronic devices, medicine, toys from home, candy, soda, flip flops.
· All campers must wear closed toed shoes to camp, due to the increased risk of injury while wearing open toed shoes (altered gait, tripping, items becoming caught between toes and sole of sandal) compared to being barefoot or wearing closed toe shoes. Parents must inform camp counselors if they do not wish their child to go barefoot.
· Parents recognize that playing outside carries with it many rewards and certain risks not present while playing in a controlled indoor environment. Risks may include the presence of ticks, spiders, bees, and other insects, as well as hazardous plants such as poison ivy. Additionally, due to environmental degradation and natural factors, the health of the air, water, and land may pose risk to your child through smog, waterborne illnesses, presence of tetanus, or other factors. We make no promises to, nor do we have the ability to, remove these risks, and we will continue to play outside despite these risks. Additionally, children have access to and are encouraged to play with their peers, and with natural materials such as sticks, stones, and sand, which could potentially result in normal childhood bumps, bruises, and irritations. Camp counselors will model and encourage non-hazardous ways of playing, and parents will be informed at the end of the camp day of minor injuries and immediately of major injuries.
· Camp counselors will make every effort to provide a quality program for your child. Therefore, this list of rules and regulations may be augmented during the summer camp by teacher requests of you and your family, in order to maintain program integrity. We expect families to maintain open and honest communication about their child’s needs and developmental stages.
· Two days each week will be spent at a nearby natural location. On the days of the field trip, parents will drop their camper off at the site of the field trip and pick them up from the site of the field trip. The Mayapple School will not transport children to/from the field trip location. The days of the field trip will be chosen by the time of pick up on the first day of camp, based on the weather forecast. Parents are responsible for ensuring that they know the date of the field trip.