ABOUT CAMP CUBBER

Grade Levels:

K - 8th Grade

Dates:

Mondays through Fridays from

June 1 - July 31

Please note that camp is closed the final full week before school begins (Aug. 3 - 7).

Choice of Weeks:

Sign up for any number of weeks, whether that is 1 week, 9 weeks, or anywhere in between.  Please note that some weeks will have a minimum requirement of total weeks enrolled in order to be eligible.

Hours Open:

6:30 AM - 6:00 PM with normal camp activities from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and free extended care offered before and after that.

2020 Weekly Cost:

Includes all field trips and activities and an afternoon snack

K - 5th Grade:

Sessions 1 - 4, 6 - 9:  $149 each

Session 5:  $119

6th - 8th Grade:

Sessions 1 - 4, 6 - 8:  $169 each

Session 5:  $119

Session 9:  $189

2020 Registration:

$40 - S & C students

$50 - Returning campers

$60 - New campers

Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt and camp backpack (backpack issued on first day of attendance)

 

2020 Lunch (Optional):

Prepaid Weekly Price:

$20 per week (if paid for entire summer @ registration). 

Non-Advance Purchase:

$5.50 per day - single day*

*No single day purchases on field trip days that would have a boxed lunch.

 

What’s Included:

Just about everything!  Field trips, activities, and afternoon snack are all included.

 

Daily On Site Activities:

Varies by age group but include: Art,  Music, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Life Skills, Sports & Recreation, Arcade, Creative Writing & Reading, Music & Drama, and more.

 

Special On Site Activities and

Field Trips:  Also vary by age group and weeks.  Check out the camp detail pages (below) or the registration packet for specifics.

 

2020 Cancellation Fees:

- Cancel by March 27 - FREE

- Cancel by April 24 - $10.00

- Cancel after April 24, but by May 22 - $20.00

- Cancel after May 22, but more than 6 business days before the start of the week scheduled - $40.00

- Cancel less than 6 business days prior to the start of the week scheduled, but before 12:00 PM Thursday - $70.00

- Cancel after 12:00 PM Thursday of the week prior to the week you were scheduled to attend - FULL TUITION

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are infused into the DNA of camp.  Each week focuses on a different character value and each morning begins with Opening Session featuring live music and a short teaching by Pastor Dave or one of our church / camp staff.

Faith & Character Values

Part of what makes Camp CUBBER so special is that there is something here for EVERYONE!  We accept students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, but each grade has their own group and are in different rooms.   In fact, most grade levels have multiple groups and rooms.  Plus daily on site activities include so many choices, that your child is bound to find something they love.  Whether its art for your creative child, science for your inquisitive kid, computer lab for your technical one, or the arcade for your video game nut, each child is bound to have fun... its almost inevitable.

 

Camp CUBBER is the perfect fit for your child this summer.  With enough fun, variety, exciting trips, and amazing activities to last all summer, Camp CUBBER is perfect for the camper who wants to attend all summer or just for a few weeks.  And that’s all up to you.  You choose the weeks you plan for your child to attend.  That way you know that the camp trips and activities will be right for your child and what weeks fit your summer schedule!

 

And that’s just the half of it.  With plenty of special on site activities too, like science shows, animal shows, magic shows, inflatables, and more, there’s no end to how much fun they will have here at camp.  Plus each grade goes on different field trips designed especially for that age group.  Each group has at least 3 of these activities each week (either special on site activities or off site field trips).  Students are transported to and from field trips on either one of the church’s 25 passenger shuttle buses, the church’s 11 passenger vans, or rented transportation (usually school buses and occasionally charter buses).  All vehicles have passed current safety regulations and have seat belts for all passengers.

 

Plus every child starts their morning with openings session - an interactive experience with live kid’s style praise and worship music with a full band; crazy, silly, and interactive games; hilarious, live and video recorded skits, a short message or Bible story from Pastor Dave, Rev. Cathy, or a member of the church / camp staff and much more... all during opening session.  What a great way to start what promises to be a great day, full of fun for every camper.

 

IS CAMP CUBBER FOR MY CHILD?

While we believe Camp CUBBER will be a positive experience for most children, there are some parts of Camp CUBBER that can be difficult for certain potential campers or their families and should be considered before registering:

  • Camp CUBBER is a fast-paced summer camp with lots of transitions.  Campers change rooms approximately every 45 minutes.  Regular routines are also often broken up by special activities or field trips.  Campers that struggle with transitions or having their regular routines shifted may not find Camp CUBBER to be a good fit.

  • Camp also begins each morning with an opening session time that features moving / changing / strobing theatrical lighting, live music, and a large audience (can be as many as 400 - 600 people in attendance).

  • Campers will have use of TV’s and electronic devices (video game systems, iPads, computers, etc.) in some rooms as as part of the camp day.  Camp activities could also include a movie experience (either on or off site).

  • There are approximately 16 - 20 campers in each group, typically with one group leader (when on campus), so prospective campers should be prepared for a large group class format.  Also, most of our staff are not specifically trained to work with students with special needs.  Prospective campers who need one-on-one care (or one-on-a-few care) will not find Camp CUBBER to be a good fit.

  • Campers will go on field trips each week.  Those trips are a part of the camp experience and we do not have the staff or ability to offer alternate accommodations if / when campers who do not want to go (or if / when families do not want their child to go).  Families may of course chose to keep their child home on a field trip day if desired.  Though not often, please be aware that some camp field trips may leave rather early or return after the close of the camp day.  Transportation is typically provided on church shuttle buses or school buses, and on occasion on passenger vans or charter buses. These forms of transportation can sometimes be difficult on campers that struggle with motion sickness.

  • Camp CUBBER is a large summer camp with a huge campus that can be a bit overwhelming at times for new families and pickup persons coming for the first few times.  Also, because of the size of the campus and number of campers, drop-off / pickup can take longer than other summer camps at times and parents should plan accordingly.

  • Camp CUBBER provides a schedule that shows where campers are throughout the day.  We do our best to stick to that schedule, but there are occasions it must be altered due to staffing, attendance, or building maintenance and the person picking up may be redirected to an alternate room (upon arriving to the room your child should be in) requiring additional time and walking to another room.  We ask for additional patience during these times.  And as always, if you need help locating your child please feel free to see an office staff.

  • Camp CUBBER is a church summer camp.  At times campers will be exposed to Christian music and certain elements of the Christian faith (see #17 of fees, policies, and conduct page).  Please note that we DO NOT provide alternate accommodations to remove campers of varying faiths during those times.

I understand the nature of Camp CUBBER as stated above AND all of the information I have provided above is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Check out more specific information on your child’s age groups:

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For campers entering Kindergarten through

1st grade the following school year.

For campers entering 2nd grade through

3rd grade the following school year.

For campers entering 4th grade through

5th grade the following school year.

For campers entering 6th grade through

8th grade the following school year.

© 2018 by Camp CUBBER

A ministry of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church