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

Age/Requirements:
Ages 3-5 or entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2019. Must be 3 by December 31, 2018 and potty trained by the start of camp.

Cost:
$99/week (camp shirt included)

Camp Times:
10:00a – 12:30p

Dates:
June 24 – July 26
(Except the week of July 4th)

DAILY SCHEDULE

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

Camps fill up fast! Reserve your spot today!

Camp Experiences

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4

June 24th - June 28th

Building Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head

Just like Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head have a creator, so do we! This week we will dive into God’s creation and how everything is uniquely crafted. All week, campers will get to be the creators and create a variety of things.

July 8th - July 12th

Ken & Barbie’s Christmas Party

Even toys like to celebrate the Holidays, so get ready to enjoy Christmas in July, the Ken and Barbie way! This week we will focus on the story of Jesus’ birth and what that means for us now.

July 15th - July 19th

Buzz & Woody Save the Day

When it comes to saving the day, Buzz and Woody are your guys! This week campers will learn about heroes in the Bible who saved the day, even when it seemed impossible.

July 22nd - July 26th

Welcome to Ham & Rex’s Story Theatre!

Just as stories fill the stage, the Bible is filled with all kinds of stories. Campers will get to explore these and create memories with friends that are stage worthy!

Additional Information

Children must be 3 by December 31st, 2018

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.

FAQ

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 by email or by Facebook Messenger. 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.

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.

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.

Do you offer scholarships or payment plans?
Yes! Our desire is for every child to have the opportunity to attend camp. During the registration process, you will be asked about whether a Flexible Pricing plan would be beneficial to you. If you select yes, you will be contacted about our pricing program and will be given next steps for getting your camper registered.

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.

How do I cancel a week
Please contact Kids Camp through email or Facebook Messenger 

What is your cancellation policy?
A cancellation fee is charged each time a request is processed. Cancellations requested 10 days or less prior to the first day of camp are non-refundable. If you cancel multiple weeks, you will be charged for each week. Elementary camps incur a $30 fee while Early Childhood camps incur a $15 fee.

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. No refunds will be given for parental choice or discipline absences.

Parental choice: A day of rest, family trip, sporting event, etc.

Discipline: A day requested by the Camp Director to deal with behavior issues. The request will come with input and planning with the parent(s).

Sickness: 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.

Emergency cancellations and refunds will be granted at the earliest possible time. If you have any questions about the status of your refund, please contact Parkview Kids through email or through Facebook Messenger.

What if I want to switch my campers activity group (Elementary only)?
If you would like to switch a camp, you should contact Parkview Kids through email  or Facebook Messenger and we’d be happy to assist if there is an opening. There is a $10 fee each time a camper changes their activity group.

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 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.

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.

More questions? Contact Parkview Kids at:
Email: kidscamp@parkview.cc
Facebook Messenger: m.me/parkviewkids