Summer Day Camp 2009 What Will Your Story Be? V.I.P. Guide Book Your Summer Day Camp Information Guide THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE/ contact information Campers Health Certificate Every camper needs to have a health history filled out each year. (Enclosed) A physical from the doctor is not required, if you have a recent physical form (within 3 years), please send a copy along with the health history. Fee Policy Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the start date of camp. This will speed up the registration process on Monday morning. You may pay the store/ bank (money card) deposit at registration. Payment Slips are enclosed for your convenience. Cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the camp will receive a refund for the total amount paid less a $50 processing fee. No refunds are available when cancelling within 2 weeks of the camp start date. No refunds are available for “no-shows.” Mail to: ATTN: Registration W2655 South Street Lake Geneva, WI. 53147 Phone:(262) 248-5500 Fax to: (262) 248-5511 E-Mail to: email@example.com DROP-OFF: Monday - Friday 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-in: All campers must check-in between 8:00 & 8:30 a.m. Enter at Gate 3 and park in the lot. Staff will greet you, direct you to the gym lobby for registration (Please do not bring pets. Thank you.) During check-in, you can deposit bank/ store money, drop off health certificates and medications with the camp staff, and pick up your camper’s first money card. Early Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. for those who have registered for that. Opening Ceremony There will be an opening ceremony for campers and parents beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. All parents are encouraged to stay. You will be introduced to the camp staff and have a quick glance at what your campers will experience for the week. Following the opening ceremony parents and campers will meet their counselors and get started with their camp activities. PICK-UP: Monday – Friday 4:00 TO 4:30 p.m. Pick-up: All campers must be picked up between 4:00 & 4:30. Late pick up will extend to 5:15 for those who have signed up for that. Closing Ceremony Camp ends with a closing ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, finishing at approximately 4:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the ceremony and share in all the excitement with your child. Enter and park at Gate 3. Staff will direct you to the closing ceremony in the Camp Chapel. Luggage will be in the cabin area and can be picked up after the closing ceremony. All campers must check out with their counselor before they leave. VERY IMPORTANT FACTS Camp Guidelines Please read through the following guidelines with your child. They will be held responsible for these guidelines. It will help our staff assure safety and enjoyment for campers while at LGYC. o Campers are expected to be present at all meals and activities. No skipping! o All medication must be given to the Camp Staff during registration. o Dismissals: In order to ensure a positive experience for all campers, each child is required to respect and cooperate with the staff and fellow campers. If a camper cannot, after clear explanation, do what the schedule or staff requires, the parent or guardian who registered the child will be contacted. The parent or guardian will be asked to instruct the child to obey and cooperate. If after receiving the instruction, the child is still unable or unwilling to participate in an acceptable manner in the group, the parent or guardian will be asked by the camp director to come and pick up the child. No refunds will be given for dismissed campers. o Each camper will share responsibility in keeping the camp clean. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION What to Bring: All Items should be clearly marked with the camper’s name. Bible, Notebook and Pen Backpack Towel Play Clothes/Dirty Clothes Extra Shoes, Jacket & Raincoat, Athletic Shoes Modest Swim Wear, NO bikinis (modesty will be at the discretion of camp staff) Bug Spray (strongly suggested) Sunscreen Water shoes (optional) Sack Lunch Snack or Fruit Water Bottle What NOT to Bring Tobacco Alcoholic beverages or drugs Any form of weaponry (knives, guns,etc.) Any tape/CD/MP3 players, radios, televisions, cell phones, pagers, computers or electronic games. Any of theses items will be retained by our staff and returned at the end of the week. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION - continued Pick-up Information Please make sure you have given us every additional person who has permission to pick up your child from camp. Your child’s counselor will be required to check off that your camper was picked up by an allowed individual. Health & Medications Please keep it in the original packaging/bottle that identifies the prescribing physician (if a prescription drug), the name of the medication, the dosage, and the frequency of administration. Place all bottles of medications in a zip-loc bag with the camper’s name written on it. Please do not bring in other dispensers. At check-in you will be required to go over all medication and health concerns with the Camp staff. The camp stocks over the counter medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc if needed for your child. If any questions arise, our Camp Staff or Nurse will contact you. Excess Medical Insurance Policy Our policy is such that in the event of an accident requiring medical attention, claims will first be filed against the parent’s insurance company. After the limits of that policy have been exhausted, or to recover any deductible amounts, claims may be filed against our limited insurance, up to $10,000. In the absence of any group or individual policy, our insurance will provide coverage with the limits and provisions of the policy. In the event of an accident, every effort will be made to contact you before any action is taken. If this is not possible, the director and camp nurse will make a decision based on what treatment your camper may need. You will be contacted as soon as possible. Special needs Dietary, medical, personal, behavioral and/or physical special needs must be reported on the registration Health Form. Verbal follow-up to the office or nurse at registration is appreciated. Our staff will make every effort to accommodate these needs. Swim Test Each camper will take a swim test. Wristbands are given to show the campers swimming abilities. Some activities require higher levels of swimming ability. Store/ Bank (Money Cards) Each camper will be able to deposit money into their accounts for the week of camp if they choose. They will be given a store/bank (money card) and can use their spending money at the canteen where they can buy snacks and camp apparel and at the handcraft center for arts and crafts. We have our canteen that carries souvenirs, toys, gifts and apparel! The remaining balance of each campers bank will be donated to our Camper Sponsorship Fund unless requested back at the end of the week. A table will be set up at the closing ceremony where you can receive your bank refund. Visitation While your camper is here at LGYC we ask that there are no visitors, for camper safety reasons, until the end of your camper’s day. The reason for this is so that campers can experience camp to its fullest and not be distracted. Visitors are only allowed in an emergency situation and they must check in at the main office to maintain security on the grounds. Special visits must be arranged with the Camp Director. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION - continued Telephone Use and Email: o Telephone Calls: Campers will not have access to a phone while they are at camp. We ask that you only call the camp in case of an emergency. Please keep all cell phones and pagers at home, they are not allowed at camp. o Email – Campers will not have access to a computer during their week of camp, therefore they cannot receive emails or send emails. Location: We are located at W2655 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (just down the street from Badger High School) Please enter at Gate #3 and pull in to the Gym parking lot to register.