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Registration Now Open For Sulphur Springs ISD Summer Day Camp

Registration is now open for the Sulphur Springs ISD Summer Day Camp 2022 for school-aged children from 5 to 11 years old. The session will be held from Monday-Friday, June 6-July 22, 2022, at Barbara Bush Primary, 390 Hillcrest Drive.

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A fee of $115 per week, plus fees, will be charged. The camp will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp station rotation will begin at 8:30 a.m. SSISD Summer Day Camp will transition from the drop-off/breakfast hour to station time promptly at 8:30 a.m. At this time, official attendance is recorded by staff and daily activities will begin. While families’ work and family schedules may change but know, missed activities will not be made up or repeated.

SSISD Summer Day Camp will offer free breakfast and lunch provided by SSISD Food Services each Monday – Thursday at no charge. Summer Day Camp will also provide a packaged pastry of some sort, free of charge, each Friday morning. Breakfast begins daily at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 8:15 a.m. Lunch is served from 10:45 12:30 p.m. Campers will be required to bring a sack lunch and drink with them each Friday. Campers are not permitted to share meals with the other campers. Staff cannot warm food brought from home. Commercial lunches such as Lunchables are recommended if the food does not require additional preparation. Staff will help campers open packages, insert straws, etc. A labeled plastic or stainless-steel water bottle may be sent with the camper each day.

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Written documentation must be provided if a camper requires a special diet or has any known food allergies. If a camper is allergic to bites or stings from outdoor pests such as ants and mosquitoes, staff must be notified in advance. Insect repellant labeled with the camper’s name may be sent for application on the camper before outdoor play.

Campers should be picked by 5:30 p.m. A five minute “grace period” is allowed at pick-up time. When that period has expired, a “late pick-up fee” will accrue at the rate of $1 per minute from the scheduled pick-up time. SSISD Summer Day Camp will release campers to the parent/guardian or to authorized individuals designated upon enrollment. Parents/guardians may communicate that change to SSISD Summer Day Camp staff in writing. If a person is not known to SSISD Summer Day Camp staff, the individual’s identity must be verified by driver’s license or other type of photo I.D. to ensure the safety of campers.

The only supplies parents/guardians will be asked to furnish is an extra set of clothes for campers aged 5-6 years years, to be sent with the camper at the beginning of SSISD Summer Day Camp in case of an accident, and a nap mat of for campers aged 5-6 years old to use during rest time. Nap mats will be sent home each Friday to be washed. A “bedroll” type of sleeping mat that includes an attached blanket and pillow are recommended. Campers don’t have to sleep, but are required to rest quietly from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; a G-rated movie will be shown. A small hand-sized toy such as a doll or stuffed animal may be brought to sleep with during nap time.

Campers should come in school appropriate attire/shorts that are overall modest and decent in appearance. Outdoor play will be involved so clothes that are cool and comfortable are recommended. Younger campers should not wear clothing that is difficult for them to get on and off, such as one-piece jumpsuits, belts that buckle or tie. This helps reduce possibility of a “potty accident” as well as the time it takes the camper to use the restroom.

Proof of up-to-date shots must be provided (the district has them on file for current SSISD students) and sick children will not be allowed at camp. If a students takes medication that must be administered by camp staff, a signed and dated camp medical authorization form must be returned.

SSISD Summer campers will play outside each day that weather permits. Campers who present with any illness symptoms and or are too ill to participate comfortably in camp activities, including indoor and outdoor play, will not be accepted.

Dangerous or hurtful offenses from a camper including hitting, biting, kicking, pushing, hair pulling, throwing objects, climbing on inappropriate structures, willful destruction of property, tantrum throwing, or failing to follow reasonable requests will not be permitted for campers. If disciplinary action is taken, it is to be appropriate for the camper and situation, and the parent will be notified, according to the SSISD Summer Day Camp Handbook.

Also prohibited as disciplinary actions are corporal punishment; threats of corporal punishment; punishment associated with food, naps, or rest-rooming; pinching; shaking; biting; hitting; putting anything in a camper’s mouth; humiliating; ridiculing; rejecting; yelling at a camper; subjecting the camper to harsh, abusive, or profane language; placing a camper in a locked or dark room, bathroom, or closet with the door closed; or requiring a camper to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time.

All parents should register their child online, complete and return the registration form either electronically or return it to the SSISD Administration Building, as soon as possible to secure the students’ slot at camp. Only 50 spots are available. The camp handbook should also be downloaded and reviewed form that link as well. Click here to go to the registration link:

Any further questions regarding registration or billing may be addressed to Patty Garcia at 903-885-2153 or [email protected].

Author: KSST Contributor

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