Day Camp

Day camp registration form
DC registration form


TYPICAL CAMP DAY
Campers move around the High Plains Community Center as a group, through a variety of activities, every day.  The daily schedule will change, but specials and lunch are at the same time each day.  Each activity is about 40 minutes long.  If there is an entertainer or special event, typical activities may be cancelled or adjusted for that day.  Excessive heat or rain may also change campers plans.

9:00am
Arrive and meet with your group on the blacktop, get lunches in the fridge, and head to the gym for morning announcements.

Break into "special" groups.
Specials are an opportunity for campers to participate in an activity of interest outside their assigned group (ex - dance, art, karate, cooking).

Mid-morning after specials you rejoin your group for the day and head to your scheduled activities.    
(ex - swimming lessons, nature, sports).

Lunch under the tent, weather permitting. There is a snack bar during lunch with treats the campers may purchase.

After lunch campers resume their group activities.           (ex - open swim, game room, arts and crafts)

3:45pm
End of the day brings the camp back to the gym for closing conversations, and sign out. 

Day Camp Basics

Campers will be grouped, by age, in a well supervised environment and participate in a variety of activities that challenge the mind and body as new friendships are built.  We have many special activities through out the summer such as entertainers, pizza parties, cookouts, field trips and many other surprises.

  • The Day camp program is open to boys and girls who are entering Kindergarten, to those entering 6th grade.
  • Camp will be held at the High Plains Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For an additional charge of $7 per slot, early drop off (7:30 to 9 a.m.) and/or late stay (4 to 5:30 p.m.) services are available.
    Pre-registration is required and pick up must be no later than 5:30 p.m.
    A $1 per minute late fee will be charged after 5:30pm to cover staff overtime expenses.
  • Campers, 5 and 6 years-old, will receive swimming lessons every morning.  All campers have an open swim period in the afternoon. Life jackets are provided (and required) for all
    non-swimming children.
  • Campers must bring a clearly marked bagged lunch every day.  Lunches are refrigerated until eaten, so feel free to send your child's favorite foods.
  • The Day Camp travels off-site, one day during the session for a fun, well supervised, field trip.  

Registration Dates - 2018

  • Residents - Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Non-residents - Monday, May 7, 2018
    YOU CAN NOT REGISTER ONLINE.  YOU MUST COME TO THE PARK AND RECREATION OFFICE, OR MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND THE DEPOSIT.

Session Dates - 2018

Camp sessions are two weeks long.  
Dates are based on the current school ending date.

  • Session 1 - June 18 - June 29
  • Session 2 - July 2 - July 13 (no camp on Wednesday, July 4)
  • Session 3 - July 16 - July 27
  • Session 4 - July 30 - August 10

    Session Themes and Activities
    **  2018 sessions

Camp Fees - 2018

  • Session 1, 3 and 4
    • Residents - $395.00 per session
    • Non-residents - $465.00 per session
  • Session 2
    • Residents - $360.00
    • Non-residents - $425.00
DO's
  • Label all your child's belongings!
  • Send campers taking swim lessons to camp in their bathing suits to save time.  Pack towel, underwear,  and other necessary pool gear.
  • Send lunch and a snack every day.  Please include extra water.
  • Fill out Administration Form and drop off prescriptions to the Camp Nurse if your child needs medicine administered during the camp day.
  • Communicate with your child's counselor if there are any concerns or issues, as well as any changes in drop off or pick up.

DON'Ts
  • Don't send your camper with electronics, make up, valuables, weapons (real or play), or any toy that may be deemed a danger to the staff or campers.
  • Don't send large amounts of money.  Campers will only be allowed 2 snack purchases every day.
  • Don't forget to dress your camper in the camp shirt on field trip days.
  • Don't send sick children.  Sick children will be sent to the nurse for pickup.