Summer 2022: Jun. 6 - Jul. 29
Join us for 8 fun-filled weeks!
what to expect for summer 2022
REQUIRED NUMBER OF WEEKS
We will not be requiring enrollment in all weeks this summer. That said, we will require a minimum number of weeks (3 or more out of 8) in order to register. Please note that after we reach 2/3 of our projected capacity, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN for all weeks to families who are registering for 6 or more total weeks.
More than ever, it is extremely important that you only sign your child up for the weeks they will attend this summer. After registering, if you cancel a week by June 1, there will be a 50% cancelation charge. Cancelations after June 1 will still require full payment.
GROUP SIZES / CAMP SIZE
Target group sizes will be 17 - 18 students. Similar to last summer, camp groups will not mix for regular classes; however mixing may occur at other times including on field trips, transportation to / from field trips, special activities, in Sports & Rec., and at larger events. Total camp enrollment will still be limited to approximately 80% of our normal camp attendance in previous summers.
HEALTH POLICY / FACE MASKS
The current situation is still "fluid" and the camp mask policy is subject to change. At this time we plan that face masks for CAMPERS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, and PARENTS / PICKUPS will be optional.
Please remember that the most significant way to prevent this and many other illnesses is to NOT SEND your child to camp if he / she is feeling ill in any way or has any symptoms.
Our response to students who have or are exposed to COVID-19 will correspond with current guidance by the Health Department of Pinellas County, the CDC, and church / camp leadership. At this time, if a camper or staff tests positive for COVID-19, he / she will need to stay home (isolate) for 5 days. If camper / staff has no symptoms or symptoms have resolved after 5 days, camper / staff can you can return to camp , but should come IN A MASK for an additional 5 days. Please note, camper / staff must be fever free without the assistance of medicine for 24 hours to return to camp. If a camper / staff tests positive for COVID-19 and was at camp while potentially infectious (48 hours from onset of symptoms), camp administration will contact families of any close contacts by phone (close contact is defined as within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) and those campers will follow the exposure policy listed below. We will then inform all camp families of the case via email.
If a camper / staff is exposed to someone with COVID-19 AND IT IS NOT AN ONGOING EXPOSURE, he/she may still come to camp as long as he /she remains symptom free. It is highly recommended that campers / staff in this situation come to camp IN A MASK for 10 days from last exposure. If camper / staff is exposed to someone with COVID-19 AND IT IS AN ONGOING EXPOSURE (family member in the home and isolation is not possible), that camper / staff should remain out until exposure has ended (family member is able to isolate or has recovered) and then may return to camp IN A MASK for 10 days from last exposure.
At this point, thankfully we do not foresee any full group, classroom, or campus wide closures due to cases, as that policy has now been updated by the state and local officials. That said, as mentioned above, this is still a fluid situation and as with most things could become subject to change. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this pandemic.
FIELD TRIPS / ONSITE ACTIVITIES
We will again be taking field trips for Camp CUBBER 2022! In addition, campers will also enjoy at least one special onsite activity and one fun spirit day each week as well. Those will be listed on the field trip / activity schedule once finalized (prior to the start of registration).
Registration: $45 (Stars & Comets), $55 (Returning Campers), $65 (New Campers)
Weekly Tuition* (K - 4th Grade): $160 per week / per child for Sessions 1 - 4, 6 - 8; $130 per child / per week for Session 5
Weekly Tuition* (5th - 8th Grade): $170 per week / per child for Sessions 1 - 4, 6 - 7; $140 per child / per week for Session 5; $180 per child per week for Session 8
*Sibling discount of $5 per week available on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th child (must be attending same weeks).
MEALS / SNACKS
We will not be doing full meal plan again for Summer 2022. Because safety is our top priority, having multiple groups eating in a cafeteria still does not make sense at this time. Campers will need to bring a lunch from home daily (and campers will eat in their classrooms). We will again provide a pizza lunch on Fridays for all campers at no additional cost (included in your tuition). Pizza lunch will include one or two slices of pizza, chips, dessert, and drink. If you feel like that will not be enough lunch for your child, you are obviously welcome to pack a supplemental lunch on Fridays. Camp will also continue to offer afternoon snack (also included).
In the morning, we will offer car circle from 7:00 AM - 9:15 AM. Using the car circle will be the only way to drop off campers in the morning. Campers will be assigned to one of three drop-off locations (based on grade of the child). When you pull up to the assigned spot, you will be able to check your child in with a staff member. If there is a line, please note that campers must remain in their vehicle until driver is able to pull up to the check in staff. Parents must remain at the drop-off location until camper is temperature checked each morning. Campers with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted to camp for the day. Once his / her temperature has been checked, the child will be taken to the appropriate classroom by a secondary staff. Families with campers in multiple age groups may have to visit multiple check-in locations. While projected enrollment numbers are smaller than previous summers, with 3 check in locations and because of this new process including temperature checks (and the fact that you may need to visit more than one drop off location), you will want to ensure you have more time allotted for morning drop-off. As mentioned above, if your child is not present by 9:15 AM when car circle closes, he / she will be considered absent for the day.
We will continue the same pick-up process as we have utilized in Summer 2020 and 2021. Between 3:45 PM and 6:00 PM you will park and come into the building using the double doors underneath the large blue overhang to pick your child up. Again pick up time should occur between the hours of 3:45 PM and 6:00 PM. Advance notice will be needed if pickup must occur outside of those times. Parent pickup will be straight down that main hallway, with the entry to the camp area just before the sanctuary's lobby doors. Because you are parking and coming into the building to pick-up, you will want to allot yourself additional time for that.
Most groups will have 2 group leaders working opposite shifts. One group leader will work a morning shift, and one will work an afternoon shift. These will primarily be the same group leaders interacting with your child throughout the course of the summer. We hope that campers will establish fantastic relationships with their group leaders again this summer as that has always been one of the best parts of Camp CUBBER.
Being active is a big part of camp and that won’t change! Campers will have both indoor and an outdoor active play time. Indoor active play will be in the gymnasium or another larger room and outdoor active play will be on the playground, field, court, etc. Both indoor and outdoor active play time will still be with only the campers in their group. Play equipment will be cleaned / sanitized before and after each use. There will also be active games as part of the regular daily camp activities in each group’s room.
ROOM ROTATION / CLASSES
We have learned a lot during the last two years, and one of those things is how nice it is for campers to have a dedicated space. Campers will have a homeroom where extended care, lunch, group activities, as well as many of their other daily activities will occur. That said, campers will have the opportunity to leave their homeroom throughout the day for: open session, indoor active play, twice for outdoor active play (weather permitting), a visit to the game room, build & play, and of course for field trips and special onsite activities. In addition, campers will enjoy both art and STEM as a classroom teacher visits each room to do projects with each group. Plus, group leaders will be provided with materials, curriculum, and technical assistance to do several camp style activities during the day including things like art, STEM, music, group games, and more.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but we are maintaining our already stringent cleaning practices. Campers will wash hands regularly (and always before and after doing things like going to / from active play, going to use the bathroom, or even playing a group game in the classroom with any shared materials, etc.). Hand washing will be done in the presence of a staff member to make sure it is being done appropriately and hand sanitizer will be used if / when a staff member cannot directly observe hand washing (or a sink is not available). Classrooms will continue to be thoroughly cleaned at night and areas that are likely “hot spots” like doorknobs, handles, faucets, and shared play equipment will be cleaned / sanitized rigorously.
Camp CUBBER is proud to be a ministry
of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church