2021 Summer Parks Camp Information
Please read the parent letter for complete information about Summer Parks Camp - Click here for Parent letter
In order to have camp this year, the South Brunswick Department of Parks & Recreation and Recreation Advisory Board have put together a detailed protocol with policies and procedures which prioritize the health and safety of our campers and staff. This guide is based on recommendations from the CDC, NJ DOH (Department of Health) and the ACA (American Camp Association).
Q. What are the dates of Summer Parks Camp and how much will it cost?
A. Similar to recent years, there will be 1-week sessions of Summer Camp. This year there will be four (4), 1-week sessions as follows:
- Week 1: July 6 - July 9 (Cost $100)
- Week 2: July 12 - July 16 (Cost $125)
- Week 3: July 19 - July 23 (Cost $125)
- Week 4: July 26 - July 30 (Cost $125)
Q. How many weeks of camp can I enroll my child(ren) in?
A. You can enroll your child(ren) for 1 week of camp or as many as 4 consecutive weeks of camp.
Q. What do you mean by consecutive weeks?
A. If your child wants to be in camp for 2 or more weeks, they must enroll in consecutive weeks, such as weeks 1, 2 and 3 (skip week 4) or weeks 3 and 4 (skip weeks 1 and 2). There are more examples, but hopefully you have the idea.
Your child cannot skip weeks. For example, your child cannot attend weeks 1 and 3.
You can also enroll them for just 1 week and that can be any week.
This will help tremendously in lowering our risk of exposure, as it eliminates campers coming and going.
Q. What age children can attend camp?
A. As in past years, children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2021 can attend camp.
Q. What are the hours of camp?
A. Camp will run from 9am to 3pm. You MUST be on time as we cannot accept late campers this year. So, if you are late you cannot attend camp that day.
Q. What about before and after camp care?
A. Unfortunately, we can NOT offer before or after camp care this year.
Q. When does registration open?
A. "Pre-registration" for camp is open on Community Pass
A. While we have every reason to believe that camp will occur this summer, things are still very fluid at the state and national level. Because of this, we will have pre-registration where you pay a non-refundable deposit of $25 that guarantees you a spot once full registration opens.
Q. What happens after Pre-registration?
A. On May 3 we will open FULL registration. Those that are pre-registered will only be able to register for the weeks for which they pre-registered. Your deposit for that week will be applied towards that week's cost. If you want to register for a week outside of your pre-registered week(s), you'll need to wait until the open registration period (see next question).
If you want to remove a week for which you pre-registered, you can but we will not refund your deposit.
In the end, please be careful about the weeks in which you enroll your child for camp.
Q. Open registration?
A. Open registration will occur after all the preregistered people have completed FULL registration (provided there are any openings)
Q. Will you have a waiting list for pre-registration? What does that mean and will it cost anything?
A. There will be a waiting list for pre-registration. Being on the waiting list means if the state expands the number of people that can attend camp, we can move your child off the waiting list to guarantee them a spot in camp. Waiting list children do not have to pay the deposit.
Q. What about safety measures? How will you keep my child safe?
A. We have many safety measures in place. Here are a few (read the rest in the Parent letter)
- We will have a certified nurse at camp every day.
- Each camper will be required to complete a Pre-Camp Health Screening Form beginning 10 days prior to the start of their first week of camp.
- Daily temperature checks and Health Screenings will be done upon arrival at camp.
- Campers will be required to wear a face covering upon arrival to camp, during all transitions and interactions with other campers. They will not be required to wear them while in their assigned Pod.
- Staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
- The Parks & Recreation Department will have extra child and adult size face coverings.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. In case of inclement weather, we may have to cancel camp. In some instances of light “liquid sunshine” we may be able to utilize covered areas but only if it is a quick minimal weather-related issue. If the rain or thunder and lightning becomes severe or the forecast is significant, canceling camp will be our safest option. Please make sure your family has an alternative plan for childcare for these circumstances.
These are only a few of the topics that are covered in the Parent letter