Love your Summer at CCS!
A Message from our Camp Director
I hope this finds you in good health and good spirits. I miss all of you so much and am excited for the day that I can be in community with you all again.
I know Summer Camp is a question on a lot of your minds right now. While we still don’t have all the answers, we are planning on holding the Elementary Summer Camp. Granted, we will not be able to do the plans we had originally hoped for. As much as I love swimming and roller coasters, we won’t be able to do big group activities safely for the time being. My team and I have been working remotely to come up with ways to make Summer Camp fun, engaging, and most importantly, safe. Below, I am going to give you some of the changes that are taking place in applying for and attending Summer Camp.
Important Changes to Summer Camp
- ONLINE ENROLLMENT: One of the best things that has come out Shelter-In-Place is the creation of online enrollment for Summer Camp! Applying for Camp is very easy and you pay the deposit with your credit card. It should take no more than 5 minutes. Understand that the deposit is a prepaid deposit on care, so if for some reason we are unable to open we will provide you with a credit on your account for any unused amount. Your payment is safe. If you are unwilling or unable to pay your deposit using a credit card, please contact me at email@example.com as soon as possible.
- DATES MUST BE SELECTED FOR FAMILIES CHOOSING DAY PACKS: Unfortunately, in order to safely staff and schedule camp, we will not be allowing parents to drop off their child without selecting specific dates. The health department guidelines to safely operate make any sort of flexibility close to impossible. We plan on returning to the freedom that parents had in not having preselected dates for future summers.
- NEW CAMP FORMAT: In the past, we used to move in large groups allowing children to pick and choose activities. This year, we will be creating “clubhouses”. After your child is signed up, they will be assigned to a club where they will get to enjoy exciting activities all summer long with the other members of their club in a designated space. (It is more similar to a classroom setting). These clubhouses will function within the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Health Department and further details will be released once we get a clearer picture.
- JUNIOR HIGH CAMP IS ON HOLD: Until we know more, we are putting Junior High Camp on hold. It is not canceled, but we are not currently accepting enrollment for Junior High this Summer.
Thank you all for your flexibility and support as we navigate these unprecedented times. My counselors and I all agree that there is no way we are going to keep a virus from making this an amazing summer for the kids!
The link that follows will take you to the Summer Camp application form.