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UPDATED POLICIES

Click to review the UPDATED POLICIES that will allow us to offer the same quality camp experiences that we have for the last 30 years. Country Day will take additional precautions above and beyond with best practices in regards to our protocols, camp size and safety proceedures.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Grades K thru 9

Registration for all ages is all online!
 
Register your camper for the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2020 (for example, if your child will be entering 1st grade in the fall, enroll in Grade 1 camps).  Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Note: Country Day Summer Camp is closed the week of JUNE 29 - JULY 3. 
 
MAKE A PLAN! Use these guides to map out your summer!

Payment is made online by credit card.

Your camper's spot will be secured only when payment is made in full.

All camp sign-ups include a non-refundable $10 Registration Fee per camper.

Click here to register!

 
Age 2 thru Pre-K
Does your child currently attend Country Day?
  • Your PCLB required forms are on file.  You simply proceed to choose your camps online. 
Not a CDS student?
PreK Camp is closed to only CDS students for further registration.  Children age 2 thru Pre-Kindergarten who DO NOT ATTEND COUNTRY DAY must complete the following forms, as required by the Pinellas County Licensing Board.  Since these forms MUST be signed and notarized, we must have a hard copy of these forms on file.  You may select, save and pay for your camps online.  Print a hard copy of the 2 required forms listed below, complete and turn them in along with the required Certificates prior to the first day of camp.  These must be submitted in order to attend.
  • Child's Enrollment Record  (age 2-Pre-K ONLY) - Non CDS students only!!!!
  • Emergency Medical Release (age 2-Pre-K ONLY)  Non CDS students only!!!! This form must be notarized - please bring your driver's license (a notary is available on campus)
  • Certificate of Immunization (the blue form available from your child's doctor)
  • Certificate of Health (the yellow form available from your child's doctor)

All camp sign-ups include a non-refundable $10 Registration Fee per camper. 

ARE THERE DISCOUNTS?

YES!  

We offer a sibling discount!

When paying online, your 5% discount is automatically applied to the lowest camper fees. Siblings must be registered together at the same time for the discount to apply.

All summer long, per additional camper! 

Families enrolled at Country Day for the 2020-2021 school year will be offered an early bird discount. (The CDS family discount is a one time use per camper)

Look for those codes via email!

Note: Requests for refunds on camps where a discount was applied - the discount is forfeited. The CDS family discount is a one time use per camper. Management reserves the right to revoke any discount when it is abused and or passed to outside (non CDS Families).

WHAT IF I NEED A REFUND, CHANGE CAMPS OR THERE IS A CANCELLATION?

ALL REFUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO A $25 OFFICE FEE
Prior to June 1, 2020, all payments are fully refundable*. On or after June 1, 2020, full payment will be refunded only if requested 14 days prior to the start of that camp.
  • After June 1, for a Full Refund (less the $25 processing fee per camp) cancellation must be made 14 or more days before the start date of camp.
  • Camps that you reschedule to a later date are non-refundable.
  • Requests for refunds on camps where a discount was applied - the discount is forfeited. 
  • *The $10 Registration Fee is non-refundable.

Cancellations:

Country Day School reserves the right to combine camps if minimum enrollment is not met. If a camp must be canceled, all fees will be applied to another available camp. If we are unable to accommodate you, a full refund will be provided.

Changes: 

After June 1, if you wish to change your camp to a different week, you are subject to a $25 change fee.  This fee is payable before your camper may start camp. 

Camps are not prorated based on the Camper's attendance.   

WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?

NUT POLICY: Due to severe nut allergies among our campers, peanut and tree nut products are NOT allowed at Country Day Summer Camp. Please do not send lunches and snacks that contain peanut butter, tree nuts or other nut products. This includes foods that are processed in a facility that may contain nuts. This is for the safety of our campers with allergies. Please assure your child that they can still enjoy their favorite foods at home (make it a positive learning experience on being considerate to those with allergies!)
  • Campers will need to pack a lunch and snack in an insulated lunchbox.
  • Use of a microwave/refrigerator is NOT available.
  • Please send cold/hot packs with a child’s lunch.
  • Mark your child’s name on his/her lunchbox and all personal belongings.
  • 2 year old/Pre-K campers will be offered a nutritious snack daily.
  • Grades K-12 campers may pack a snack daily or purchase one from our Snack Locker.

Keep it healthy! 

  • Please make every effort to keep lunches as healthy as possible by NEVER sending sugary items to camp.
  • Our school/camp policy prohibits soda, energy drinks, candy and sugary bakery items such as donuts, etc.
  • Your camper will have a more positive experience by eating a balanced, low sugar lunch.  

Food sharing has been discontinued for this summer. Campers will only eat the items brought from home. 

Birthday Snacks:

If your camper has a summer birthday and would like to share a snack with the other campers, there are several options: 

  1. A healthy NUT free snack, such as muffins, fruit, bagels, etc. 
  2. Remember: we are a NUT free campus.
  3. NO candy, donuts, cookies, etc
  4. Many of our camper parents do not allow their children to have sweets. Please respect their wishes and NEVER send sugary items to camp.

SNACK LOCKER

The Snack Locker will be closed for the month of June, at the minimum. We will re-evaluate in July.

For campers in Kindergarten and up, the School Snack Locker offers healthy and popular snacks, $1.00 each. The Snack Locker is open throughout the camp day and After-Care. (Campers in Pre-K and Toddler camp, a snack is supplied).

Choices include items such as:

  • Bananas, apples, Sun Chips, Cape Cod Chips, Cheez-Its, string cheese, yogurt etc.
  • Ice cream cups and freeze pops are available in the afternoons.
  • Gatorade is available for purchase.
  • Please send a LABELED water bottle with your camper!

If you choose to utilize the Snack Locker, please discuss choice options with your camper. 

Campers may pay with cash at the Snack Locker, or a pre-paid snack account (Snack Card) may be purchased online during registration. 

EXTENDED CARE

Before Care: Your camper may be dropped as early at 8am at their camp arrival gate at no charge. 
 
Age 2 and up -- 7:00 - 9:00am
  • Any camper arriving prior to the start time of camp will be placed in Before Care, where extended care fees will apply.
  • Cost: Drop-in fees are $8 per camper per day for Before Care, payable at the time of service
  • $35 per camper per week; enroll online by the week
After Care: Age 2 and up -- 3:00 - 6:00pm  5:30pm
  • All campers not picked up by the end of dismissal will be placed in After Care, where fees will apply.
  • Cost: Drop-in fees are $12 per camper per day for After Care, payable at the time of service.
  • Campers using after care must register in advance. $50 per camper per week; enroll online
  • Late pick-up charges of $1.00 per minute will be due from all campers not picked up by 6:00pm.

WHERE

  • Toddler 2: in the Toddler 2 Classroom
  • Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Primary 3 Classroom
  • Grades 2 and Up: The Rec Room (Upper El Building)

HOURS: ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL INFO

Regular Arrival & Dismissal
Grades K-8 - Times
  • Arrival: 8:45 - 9:00am
  • Dismissal: 3:15 - 3:30pm

Where

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1: the Cottages playground
  • Grades 2-5: the Middle School Building

Arrival & Dismissal

Age 2 thru Pre-Kindergarten -Times 

  • Arrival: 8:45 - 9:00am
  • Dismissal-Half Day: 11:50 - 12:00pm
  • Dismissal-Full Day: 3:00 - 3:15pm

Where

  • Toddler 2 - the Primary 3 gate
  • Pre-K Camp - Primary 3 gate

Click to view the CAMPUS MAP

SWIMMING

Discontinued for the month of June. We will re-evaluate for July. 

Water Play: Age 2 & 3:  Campers enjoy outdoor water activities, such as sprinklers and water tables. 

Swimming: CDS Summer Camp employs Red Cross certified lifeguards for swimming in our on-site pool.

Pre-K - Age 4 & 5: Campers receive actual swim lessons by our instructors! Your camper will bring home a swim schedule on Monday. See the Pre-K camp page for additional info, days and times. Apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to camp each morning.

Grades K-5: Campers swim every day as part of their camp day! All campers are evaluated to determine their swim level at the start of each session. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, goggles, and flip-flops.  Apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to camp each morning.  Campers may wear their suit to camp in the morning with an appropriate cover-up if desired.  Remember a change of clothes! Wear tennis shoes and bring flip-flops.

Grades 6-9: Swim time is optional for this age group.  Campers that bring swim gear (suit, towel, goggles) will be scheduled to swim if desired.

FIELD TRIPS

All field trips are cancelled. 

Some camps include a field trip, as noted in the camp description. By enrolling your student in the specified camp, you are giving permission for your camper to participate in any field trip or other program-sponsored activities that may take place. Details of the field trip will be provided at the beginning of each camp week. 

PHOTOGRAPHY Country Day School reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken during Country Day Summer Camps in various publications including, but not limited to, website, brochures, yearbook, advertising, promotional or news media coverage.
 LOST & FOUND & ELECTRONICS

Please mark all items brought from home, including towels, goggles, lunchboxes, and sunscreen. Lost and Found is located in the Rec Room. Do NOT send toys or electronics to camp. Country Day is not responsible for personal items. Unclaimed items are donated to charity after 2 weeks.

Many parents feel more secure if a camper has a cell phone. Cell phones may be brought to camp. They must remain in the camper's bag during camp hours. Cell phones that are used during camp hours will be confiscated by camp counselors. Country Day is not responsible for a cell phone that is lost or damaged. Send one with your child at your own risk. 

 WHAT SHOULD MY CAMPER WEAR?

Campers are required to wear CLOSED-TOE SHOES. Clothing should be appropriate for indoor/outdoor summer activities. 

Camp isn't a fashion show...wear comfortable clothing.  Again, closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers, are required.  

No sandals/flip-flops or crocs, please. 

Should your camper come without appropriate clothing or footwear, we will make every effort to contact you so that you may bring the required items. Students without athletic shoes will not be able to participate in many outdoor activities, including playground time. 

CONDUCT

Country Day reserves the right to dismiss any participant whose conduct or influence is not in the best interests of the camp.  In such event, no refund will be given. Conduct Expectations

ILLNESS & MEDICATIONS

If your camper becomes ill while at camp, we will utilize the contact list you provided upon registration. It is important that you keep your child home if he or she exhibits symptoms of an illness, including a fever of 100 degrees or above. This policy is in the best interest of your child, as well as all of our campers.  Any camper exhibiting these symptoms will be sent home. Our policy is to send home any camper who has a fever or vomits. 

Any medications which need to be administered at camp will require a signed permission slip with specific directions. Pinellas County Licensing requires that all medication MUST be handled through the School Office. Do not hand medication to Camp Counselors. A parent or guardian MUST bring in the medication to the office.  Do not leave medication in your child’s lunchbox.

WEATHER

For the safety of the campers and our staff, we reserve the right to cancel camp in the event of severe weather.

Camp closing information will be broadcast on the following: 

  • website www.countrydaylargo.com/summercamp
  • Bay News 9

Country Day School does not refund any camp fees for weather-related closings.

OFFICE HOURS

The office is open from 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns regarding your child.

Office: 727-596-1902