SUMMER CAMP 2017
Join us for fantastic adventures as we explore our world. We offer a variety of weekly attendance options to suit your family’s needs. The Christian School of York offers summer camp programs for campers ages 3 (and potty-trained) through grade six to keep your children entertained in a fun, educational environment. Our programs are also open to all students - whether or not your son or daughter attends CSY during the academic year. Additionally, you’ll find extended care options to fit your schedule!
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:15 am & 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Several weekly options exist to meet your needs.
Contact Us Today for Summer Camp Questions and Registration
- Team Building – 6/5
- Heroes In Our Town - 6/12
- Water Week - 6/19
- Space Week - 6/26
- God Bless America – 7/3 (4 day week)
- CEF Camp / EEC Disney - 7/10
- Archeology Week - 7/17
- Technology Week - 7/24
- Around the World - 7/31
- Fine Arts Week - 8/7
Join us for fantastic adventures as we explore our world! The Christian School of York (CSY) Summer Camp program offers an enjoyable, high-quality summer program for all children.
We offer a variety of weekly attendance options to suit your family’s summer childcare needs. Camp programs are available for campers ages three (and potty-trained) through grade six to keep your children entertained in a fun, educational environment. Our programs are also open to all students — whether or not your son or daughter attends CSY during the academic year. Additionally, you’ll find extended care options to fit your schedule.
CSY Summer Camp Mission Statement and Core Values
Christian School of York’s Summer Camp program exists to provide a safe, caring, affordable and Godly environment that will nurture the development of children through a quality summer camp program.
Our Core Values:
- Delighting God
- Supporting parents with excellence in education
- Preparing our students to be ambassadors for Christ
- Operating with integrity
- Being passionate for service and commitment to our community
Benefits of Summer Camp
According to a report by the American Camp Association (ACA), over 14 million children and adults attend camp in the U.S. every year. The benefits of attending summer camp are numerous. These include developing independence, resilience, and self-confidence.
Results of an ACA parent survey list the following as some of the most positive reasons for and outcomes of their child experiencing summer camp:
- Building social, friendship and leadership skills
- Feeling that camp is a safe place
- Increased willingness to try new things
Summer camp programs offer children a fun and nurturing environment where they can safely experience new things and practice life skills such as working together, taking responsibility and building self-reliance. Interacting with peers and positive role models is another of the many significant benefits children gain from attending summer camp.
CSY offers flexible and affordable extended care options to coordinate with your family’s schedule. Unlike many other summer programs who charge by the hour regardless of how much time is actually needed, we offer extended care in 15-minute increments. This option exists to increase value by avoiding unnecessary charges for parents.
All students are welcome to attend CSY’s Summer Camp program, regardless of whether or not they attend during the academic year. A devotion station is available to all students along with time for daily prayer and reflection. The Christian School of York admits students of any race, color, religion and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school-administered programs.
Schedule & Camp Structure
Each week of summer camp will feature a fun theme around which we will base our activities. Camp hours are 8:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday. Campers may attend for either three or five full days, with Early Education Center (Pre-K) students having the option of either full day or half day (8:30-noon) attendance.
For added convenience, we offer an Extended Care program each day from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM and again from 3:45 PM to 6:00 PM.
The age groups for our camps break down as follows:
- Early Ed Campers (EEC/ Pre-K): Our youngest campers will enjoy activities in our Early Education Center and main building. Eligible EEC campers must be at least three years old and potty-trained. EEC Campers will practice early math and reading skills through fun activities designed to help them grow.
- Elementary Campers (K through 6th): Eligible elementary campers will explore various themed activities through a range of fun stations designed to expand their horizons.
Activities and Summer Camp Staff
A variety of fun activities are available to CSY campers. Elementary Campers in grades one through six experience a weekly field trip for a fun day away. These may include visits to the library, pool, Wolfgang Candy, Revolution York baseball games as well as soap making and potato chip factory tours. On-site activities include a bounce house and STEM (science technology, engineering, and math) stations.
CSY summer campers will be supervised at all times by members of our staff. All adult staff members have background clearances on file and CPR / First Aid training. High school staff or helpers are First Aid certified and partner with an adult staff member in a mentoring program. EEC Camp and Extended Care will operate as normal, while Elementary campers enjoy activities planned by trained Child Evangelism Fellowship staff members.
We offer several registration options to best meet your family’s summer needs. Please note that weekly attendance fees are due on the first day of each week attended.
Camp options include the following:
- EEC and Elementary Option 1: Early Bird Special
Register and attend camp for at least five full weeks to receive last year’s rates. Registration must be completed by May 1st to receive discount.
- 5 days per week = $145
- EEC and Elementary Option 2: CSY Students
This option is for current students of CSY and those who are registered to attend CSY for the 2016-2017 school year.
- 5 days per week = $170
- 3 days per week = $105
- EEC and Elementary Option 3: Non-CSY Regular Rate
- 5 days per week = $195
- 3 days per week = $120
- EEC only: 1/2 days
- 5 half days per week— $125
- 3 half days per week—$75
- (1/2 days are 8:30-noon)
- Other fees:
The registration fee per camper is $25 for one week of camp or $50 for two or more weeks.
Campers who arrive before 8:15 AM or remain in the camp’s care after 3:45 PM will automatically join the Extended Care activities and be billed accordingly. Our Extended Care program fees are $6 per hour, charged in 15-minute increments. Campers not picked up by 6:00 PM will incur a late-pickup fee of $5 per minute.
Extended Care fees will be billed and invoices emailed to families at the end of each week of camp. This includes campers not attending the week after incurring Extended Care charges. This payment will be expected with the next camp tuition payment.
Below is a brief outline of some of our camp procedures. Please refer to CSY’s Summer Camp Program Handbook for complete policy and procedural information.
Drop off/ Pick up
For security purposes, all campers must be signed in and out daily and may be released from camp only under certain conditions. All authorized persons picking a camper up from camp must identify themselves to the staff person in charge, and provide the family’s pre-determined code word and/or driver license before the camper will be released.
To help guarantee the safety and enjoyment of your camper, please share these procedures with them and with those individuals authorized for pick up:
- Anyone picking up a camper from camp must be on the camper’s Authorized Pick-Up List and provide the family’s code word and/or show photo ID. Addition or changes to the names on the Authorized Pick-Up List must be sent in writing. Campers must have at least two individual listed as authorized to pick them up from camp
- A parent, regardless of custodial arrangements, has the authority to obtain the child from camp at any time, unless a copy of the court order is on file at the camp’s office.
- All authorized persons picking a camper up from camp MUST identify themselves to the staff person in charge, with the family pre-determined code word and /or driver’s license before the camper will be released
These procedures are designed with your camper’s safety and security in mind. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Summer Camp Extended Care
Extended Care is available from 7:00a.m. through 8:15a.m. and again from 3:45p.m – 6:00p.m. Any camper arriving before 8:15 a.m. or remaining in camp’s care after 3:45 p.m., according to the camp clock, will automatically join the Extended Care activities and be billed accordingly. All Extended Care fees will be tallied in 15-minute increments and billed to families at the completion of the week. Invoices will be emailed to parents before the start of the next week of camp. Campers not attending the week after incurring Extended Care charges will receive an email indicating the amount owed. This payment will be expected with the next camp tuition payment. Campers not picked up by
Camper Behavior/ Discipline
Our camp is a fun and safe place for all. Therefore, all campers are expected to treat camp staff authority, camp property and each other with respect. To ensure a successful camp experience, campers must exhibit sufficient self-control skills and be able to participate in developmentally appropriate activities. Our camp staff employs positive reinforcement strategies to encourage appropriate camper behavior.
Disrespectful and aggressive behaviors such as talking back, refusing to follow directions and/or bullying will not be tolerated. Such behavior may result in a camper’s removal from the group or parent phone call and pickup. Disciplinary actions may vary according to the camper’s age and severity of the situation and may include suspension or removal from the Camp Program. Please note that no refunds will be given for dismissal due to behavioral issues.
Our camp rules are designed to ensure the enjoyment, safety, and well-being of all camp attendees:
- Be respectful – Choose to obey the first time.
- Be careful – Keep hands and feet to yourself at all times.
- Be safe – Use resources properly.
- Be wholesome – Use words that help others
Refusal to follow our camp rules will result in the following consequences:
- Review of the rules (verbal warning)
- Restricted activity – time out to cool down or think about choices
- Removal to discuss with Camp Director
- Report to parents – may result in dismissal, depending on the incident
All camp tuition fees are required at the beginning of each camp week. A balanced owed for more than two weeks will incur a late fee of $5 and will limit the camper’s ability to attend camp. Balances outstanding for 30-days or more will incur a $10 per month late fee. Extended Care charges will be billed to the camper by the Monday of the week after care was provided.
At Camp, we strive to maintain a safe environment for your camper. In the event that your camper has a serious accident, a staff person will make every attempt to contact you immediately. If you cannot be reached, the staff person will contact the next person listed on your Emergency Form.
In an emergency, when immediate attention is needed, the staff person will call 911 and then proceed to contact you and your family physician. If the medical team determines that your child needs emergency treatment, they will transport the child to the hospital indicated on your emergency form.
Food for Campers
Lunch is provided as part of the weekly tuition for full-day campers with the exception of field trip days. Campers are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for the morning and afternoon snack times. Campers are not to bring food items that need to be heated or refrigerated. Due to potential food allergies, campers must not share food. A monthly menu will be provided to parents. Campers are permitted to bring their own lunches if the kitchen is serving a meal that the camper does not like of if allergies are a concern.
Camp Health Procedures
If your camper is to take any type of medication during the camp day (prescription or nonprescription), it must be given to the Camp Staff in its original container, clearly labeled with the camper’s name and must be accompanied by written instructions detailing dosage times and amounts. Camp staff will document when the medicine is given to campers. Parents will need to sign a form authorizing camp staff to oversee their camper taking this medication. Medicine will only be accepted and returned to parents and will not be sent back and forth with campers. Any nonprescription medicine will be stored in a secure location accessible by camp staff only and will require written approval from parents before the camper will be permitted to take the medicine.
Please do not send a sick child to camp. Please use the following as guidelines to know when to
- Fever — must be fever-free for 24 hours. We will send home any camper with a temperature of 100 degrees or more
- Undiagnosed rash
- Inflamed or watery eyes
- Severe cold or a sore throat
- Other communicable diseases
We look forward to providing a fun, educational summer for your children. Please visit our website for Summer Camp program registration forms, handbook, and brochure. See you this summer!