Sports Plus - Session 2 - Option A
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Session 2: July 20 to August 14
Option A: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Thank you for choosing to spend your summer days with the Kenilworth Park District! We provide a nurturing and stimulating camp experience that your children will look forward to each day. Our camp counselors and professional staff approach every activity as an important step in the development of your children.
The Kenilworth Park District Plus Camp is designed to:
- Improve the physical fitness and general well-being
- Teach new skills in a recreational atmosphere
- Provide an environment where socialization and creativity are encouraged
- Create a sense of achievement and individual worth in each camper with positive reinforcement
If you are uncertain about registering for summer camp and feel like you may request a refund later – Please do not register.
Will there be Summer Camp?
Yes, there will be a small groups summer camp for children 7 to 11 years of age. As part of the Restore Illinois plan, Phase #3 allows gatherings of 10 people or less. Each group will consist of no more than 8 participants and 2 staff members.
What is the format for camp?
Camp will be an in-person, small group setting at one of 7 local Parks in Kenilworth. We will offer two 4-week sessions (June 22 to July 17 and July 20 to August 14). Each session will have an AM and PM option. AM will go from 8:00 to 11:00 and PM will go from 12:00 to 3:00.
Due to the significantly lower number of campers allowed, we want to extend this camp opportunity to as many families and children as possible. As a result, we will only allow families to sign up for one 4 week option per session (AM or PM).
Who can sign-up?
Any child ages 7 (as of June 15, 2020) to 11 (enrolling in 6th grade September 2020) who resides within the Joseph Sears School District.
What precautionary measures are you making to ensure my child is safe amidst the COVID-19 virus?
As part of the registration, we will collect any historical information relating to COVID-19 from the camper and/or anyone he/she may be in contact with during the camp experience. Every camper and staff member will be wearing a face covering while at camp. There will be a daily procedure when entering and exiting camp that includes washing hands. Social distancing of 6 feet will be practiced for check-in, check-out procedures as well as daily activities. Bathrooms and necessary supplies will be disinfected as directed by the Center for Disease Control. Staff will undergo extensive training.
What happens if a camper or someone in their immediate family gets COVID-19?
We appreciate the family being forthcoming with this information. To protect from the spread of the virus to other campers, that camp group would be canceled for the remainder of camp.
COVID-19 possible symptoms as listed by the CDC:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
What type of face covering is required?
Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
Cover the nose and mouth
Be secured with ties or ear loops
Include multiple layers of fabric
Allow for breathing without restriction
Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape (recommended to be washed after each use)
What happens if the Governor changes the reopening of phases that allow for camp to exist?
You will be informed of any necessary changes as well as being refunded/prorated as such.
What happens if we move to phase #4 of the Restore Illinois plan that allows gatherings of 50 or less? Will that change the camp structure?
We won’t be able to accommodate an increase in gathering size based on location and staff limitations.
Will I be able to make friend requests?
No. There is not enough flexibility with the uniqueness of the camp structure. This is a great time for your child to build new friendships with children their own age.
Will there be water days?
No. It would be too difficult based on the CDC guidelines with wearing a face covering and maintaining 6 feet social distancing.
Will the campers be traveling anywhere besides the camp (beach)?
No. It is imperative that we control the sanitation of the environment in which we will be hosting camp and the campers everyday.
What other accommodations are you making?
Each location of camp that does not have a shelter will have a 30’ x 10’ open canopy. This will allow the campers and counselors to provide a wide array of activities while social distancing 6 feet. Further, it will provide an additional area of shade in each location.
What type of activities would my child be participating in?
Counselors have already been brainstorming and creating lessons for their campers to enjoy! Although camp will look different than previous years, we feel the students will enjoy what we have to offer.
Bad Weather! What now?
Camp will be cancelled for the day. We will do our best to follow the weather forecast and notify parents via email in advance. We unfortunately do not have indoor space available to practice new safety guidelines.
Who do I call in the case of an emergency or if I would like to pick my camper up early?
Please follow the communications by order.
Office Phone: (847) 251-1691 (Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Thys Wallace: (847) 258-6289
Jory Snowden: (847) 322-6352
Where do I drop off and pick up?
Each group will have their own park and designated drop off and pickup location. This information will be shared with you once groups are formed.
Your children are encouraged to ride or bike to their camp location (pending the day’s weather forecast).
Will there be a waiting list?
We will honor all prior registrations first.
What do I not bring to camp?
Please do not allow your child to bring toys or any items of any kind to camp. The Kenilworth Park District is NOT responsible for loss, theft, or breakage of such items.
What do I wear to camp?
Please label all items with your child’s name. Send them with a bottle of sunscreen to re-apply! Spray on sunscreen is best. Staff will be unable to help children apply sunscreen.
Children MUST arrive in closed toe shoes, preferably sneakers. This helps to prevent injuries.
Will the park water fountains be up and running?
No. However, we would like each camper to bring a pre-filled water bottle (with your child’s name on it) to camp each day. Disposable or reusable water bottles are acceptable.
Will the camp provide snacks and lunch?
No. Each camp season (AM or PM) is only 3 hours and in order to maximize activity time we will not be having snacks and/or breakfast or lunch at camp.