Early Childhood Camp
Early Childhood Camp is for children ages 3 – 5 or entering Kindergarten in the fall. We are all about creating memorable camp experiences that will last a lifetime!
Campers will have a blast each week as they participate in fun activities that include sensory play, arts and crafts, games, and trips to the park!
EARLY CHILDHOOD AT A GLANCE
Ages 3-5 or entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2019.
Must be 3 by December 31, 2019 and potty trained by the start of camp.
$99/week (camp shirt included)
10:00a – 12:30p
June 24 – July 26
(Except the week of July 4th)
10:00a – Welcome and preview of the day
10:10a – Story themed activity
10:30a – Worship and story time
10:45a – Bathroom break and snack time
11:30a – Small group time
11:50a – M/W/F – Sensory play/arts and crafts/games; T/TH – Ackerman park
12:20p – Goodbye and daily highlights
Memories That Last a Lifetime
- Session 1
- Session 2
- Session 3
- Session 4
June 22 - 26
We're Going Camping!
July 6 - 10
Make a mess
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
Children must be 3 by December 31st, 2019
Children must be potty trained before the start of camp.
Please send your child with a change of clothes everyday. Your child will only be changed if necessary.
If swimsuits or other equipment is needed you will be notified via email.
Snacks will be provided.
Camp Fees & Payments
A $20 deposit is due for each week of camp at the time of registration, payable by credit card. You will have the option to select from several payment plan options before finalizing your registration.
Available Payment Options
- Pay in Full: Pay the full balance of your account.
- Installment Plans: Break your account balance into monthly payments. Depending on the date of registration, plans range from 5 installments to 2 installments.
- Flexible Pricing Program: Pay your deposit only and return to pay the balance later after receiving confirmation for the Flexible Pricing Program.
Flexible Pricing Program
Only registrations for the Elementary Camp are eligible for the Flexible Pricing Program. The program is designed to assist families in getting their kids to Parkview Kids Camp and is based on household income. Each Elementary camper can receive up to two weeks of assistance from the Flexible Pricing Program. When registering your camper(s), please select the Flexible Pricing Program payment option and our admin will contact you with more information.
*The Flexible Pricing Program is supported by donations to Parkview Kids Camp and is only available while funds last.
All families registering multiple campers will receive and automatic $5 discount per camper per week of camp.
If the activity group or week that your camper wants is full, you can choose to put them on a waitlist. We endeavor to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in camp, but waitlists are necessary to ensure we maintain a balanced staff-camper ratio throughout the week.
Here’s what to expect if your child is on a waitlist:
- We’ll give you a call no later than the Thursday before the week of camp you’ve registered for to let you know if there’s a spot available or not. We try to fill open spots as soon as they become available, but last minute cancellations do happen.
- While you are on a waitlist, we highly recommend you register your child/children for any open spots that are available. This guarantees your child/children a spot at Parkview Kids Camp, and we can transfer them into their Activity Group if space arises.
- If a spot is available, we’ll give you a call. If we can’t reach you, you’ll need to give us a call back on 630.469.4306 ext. 270 within 24 hours. If we don’t hear back, we can no longer guarantee your spot and we’ll move on to the next person on the waitlist.
- Once you accept an open spot at Parkview Kids Camp, the registration fee will become due. Per our standard cancellation policy, full refunds are only given for cancellations that happen 10 days prior to the start of the given week of camp registered for. Cancellations made after this point may not receive a full refund.
Cancellations & Changing Your Registration
To cancel a week of camp or change your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To switch weeks of camp please email email@example.com. Do not request a cancellation, as there is not fee for changing weeks. Our registrar will take care of a switch on our end if there is space available in the week you are requesting.
To switch activity groups within the same week of camp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you if there is space available in the activity you are inquiring about.
All cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the week of camp you are cancelling will be refunded less a cancellation fee of $30 for Elementary and $15 for Early Childhood. Refunds for emergency cancellations are up to the discretion of our Camp Director. Fees help us cover the cost of supplies and staffing for which we are already committed by the time Parkview Kids Camp begins.
Refunds will not be issued for the following reasons:
- Cancellation was requested after the 10 day deadline.
- Parent Choice: A day of rest, family trip, sports event, etc.
- Discipline: A day requested by the Camp Director so that behavior problems may be dealt with. Physical violence will result in a child going home and after discussion with a parent may result in the child being asked to take one or more days off from camp.
If a sick camper will miss the week they are scheduled to attend, a transfer of registration to another week can be made without penalty as long as there is space available. If it is not possible, a full refund, minus a cancellation fee, will be made.
What should I expect when checking my camper in or out?
When campers are dropped off, they will receive two nametags – one to wear, one for the attendance roster. Parents will receive a numbered security tag corresponding to the number on their camper’s tag. A camper will only be released to the person with the corresponding security tag. Early Childhood campers will receive a third tag for their backpack.
Who can drop off my camper?
Any adult (16 years or older) is allowed to drop off your camper. Be aware that the adult who drops off is the adult who receives the security tags needed for pick-up.
What if the person picking my child up is different from the one who dropped the off?
Simply transfer the claim tag to that individual OR send them a picture of the security tag. If the individual can show us the security tag on their mobile device, we will allow them to pick up your child. Your online registration provides a place to identify individuals approved for pick up. You can also add people by contacting Parkview Kids Camp by email. This is only used in the event an individual is not able to present a security tag during pick-up.
What happens if I can’t find my security tag and don’t have a picture of it?
We will allow campers to be released to an adult listed as approved on that camper’s registration. The adult must present a government issued photo I.D. which we will copy and keep for our records. This process is time-consuming, so we encourage you to keep your security tags in a safe place to expedite the check-out process.
Where is check-in for Parkview Kids Camp?
Check-in takes place in the front entrance of Parkview. Our Summer Staff will assist you with the check-in process and our Student Leaders will escort your child to the appropriate area.
What happens if I’m late checking into Parkview Kids Camp?
If you arrive late to check-in, please use the elevator or the staircase located on the West side of the lobby to get to the Parkview office. Once there, a staff member will be able to check you in and escort your camper to the appropriate area.
What happens if I need to check-out early?
An adult picking a camper up early must proceed to the Parkview office where their camper will be brought to them. We are not able to have campers waiting in the office ahead of time, so we ask that you plan an extra 5 to 10 minutes for early check-outs. We will only release campers to an adult in the Parkview office, this allows us to make sure our security protocols are followed and helps ensure the safety of all campers.
What should my child wear?
Campers should dress comfortably for the weather. Shoes with backs are strongly recommended for all camps, no matter how active or inactive they appear. If additional clothing is needed for a particular activity (i.e., dress up day, water day, Fire Truck day, etc.), an email will be sent out ahead of time.
Because campers are likely to spend extended periods of time outside, please put sunscreen on your camper before dropping them off at camp.
What do I need to bring to camp?
Elementary – For most activities, there is no required equipment; however, you’ll want to pack a lunch each day (except for hot dog day on Thursday). Some camps require a change of clothes or swimwear (i.e., Color Wars, Soaked). You will be notified via email of any additional items or equipment needed for a specific day.
Early Childhood – Please send your camper with a change of clothes every day. In the event of an accident they can change in the restroom. If they need swimwear you will be notified by email.
How do you handle heat issues?
We have water available at all times. We also carefully monitor the heat index. If it is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above, we bring all campers indoors.
How do I get information to my child during camp hours?
For non-emergencies, we ask that you contact us through email or Facebook Messenger.
For emergency situations, please contact Parkview Community Church at (630) 469-4306.
What does a typical day at Parkview Kids Camp look like?
Elementary – Elementary: Each morning campers compete in an all-camp game for snow-cone points. After the game is finished, they are dismissed to their activity groups until lunch. During lunch, campers hang out on the lawn, if it is raining, they eat in the gym. After lunch campers are brought inside for worship, games and large group teaching. They are then broken up into small groups to talk about that day’s lesson. The rest of the afternoon is spent in their chosen activity groups. At 3:15p, we gather everyone to share cheers and dismiss to parents.
Early Childhood – Campers begin their day together for a time of welcoming each other and getting a preview of the day. They then participate in activities designed around that day’s lesson before heading to worship and story time. Halfway through the morning, there is a bathroom break and snack. Campers then get into small groups to talk about the lesson they heard earlier. On M/W/F there is a time for sensory play, arts and craft, and games. On T/TH there is a time for playing at the Ackerman playground (weather permitting). The day ends with everyone coming together to talk about their favorite parts of the day and dismiss to parents.
Why doesn’t Parkview Kids Camp have a friend request option?
When a camper is registered, they select an activity group (ex. Master Chef Jr.) To ensure friends will be together, they should be signed up for the same camp activity group. Be aware of the week that your camper is registered as some camp activity groups are repeated throughout the Summer.
My child needs to take medication during camp hours. Are you equipped to administer this necessity?
Yes! Our staff is first-aid certified and prepared to help care for all needs, including medication. Medications, including over the counter drugs and epi-pens, must be designated on the child’s registration form.
What do I do if my child is sick?
In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all, we ask you to keep your camper home if they show any signs of illness, such as a runny nose, persistent cough, fever, vomit, diarrhea etc., until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
How will I be notified if my child gets sick at camp?
If your child gets sick at camp, our team will contact you using the information provided upon registration.
Is there a camp for my child with special behavioral or health needs?
Parkview Kids Camp does not provide a special needs camp but offers one-on-one buddies and sensory spaces to help accommodate kids with special needs. Have questions about if whether or not Parkview Kids Camp is right for your camper? Contact our Special Needs Coordinator, Erika, at email@example.com.
How do I register my child with special needs for camp?
During the registration process, you will be asked questions about your child’s special needs. We use this information to create a plan that allows us to accommodate your child and include them in our camp activities. If there is a behavioral program in place, we will incorporate it based on parental guidance and tools provided.