WELCOME TO CAMP

CHECK-IN AND T-SHIRTS


We will have staff members at the entrance to greet you, check your child in, and take them to their group. Once with their groups, campers will be given their camp shirts and will change into one. You will find four more shirts in their backpack, for a total of 5. Please remember to take them out of the bag when you get home in the afternoon. PLEASE DO NOT CUT OR DECORATE CAMP T-SHIRTS.




HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE


Please report absences on the COVID-19 Screening that you will be submitting every morning. If your child's absence is COVID-19 related, please also call our office ASAP.




WHAT TO EXPECT AT DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


DROP-OFF

Camp opens at 8:30 AM and groups will conduct quiet activities until 9 AM when the day's activities begin. Campers will be greeted by a member of their staff who will accompany them to their group. Please maintain social distance at the gates.

The gates will be staffed until 9:15 AM. Late arrivals who find that their child’s group has left the yard or field will be able to call the office to arrange for a counselor to meet them.

PICK-UP

Groups will assemble in the same place you dropped-off at 3:45 and dismissal will continue until 4 PM. Groups will be brought to the gate one at a time, and campers will be released individually so that they can be signed out properly by the staff. This may go slowly, especially at first, but please be patient.




SUN SAFETY


Hats are mandatory.
Hats are an important part of any sun safety program. Campers must come to camp wearing an inexpensive hat that is clearly marked with their name. We recommend a bucket hat that shades the face and provides good coverage. Keeping hats on everyone is a challenge and we know that hats are easily separated from their owners, but that doesn't take away from the importance of keeping the sun's strong rays off of our children.


Apply sunscreen. Pack the bottle.
Weather permitting, we wii be outdoors every day. It is important that you do a thorough application of sunscreen at home, every morning, even when the weather looks “iffy.” Pack a bottle of sunscreen for reapplication during the day and be sure to mark it with your child’s name.




WHAT TO WEAR


Getting dressed in the morning should be a breeze!

  • a PSDC T-shirt and a pair of shorts. Campers receive t-shirts on their first day of attendance. Do not cut or decorate camp t-shirts.

  • a bucket hat. Hats are mandatory.

  • socks and closed toe sneakers must be worn to camp every day - no sandals, Crocs, Toms, or Keens

  • extra set of clothes (for children under 5) -- labeled and packed in a zip-lock bag that can be used for soiled clothes, swimsuit (rashguard optional,) towel, closed toe water shoes, and a bottle of sunscreen for water play in the afternoon




UGH – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TOWEL I SENT TO CAMP TODAY?


We understand that in our busy lives, labeling t-shirts, swimsuits, towels, underwear, lunches, water bottles, and sunscreen, is easily forgotten. But, yes, we’re asking you to do it so that the water bottle that gets left in the yard or the bottle of sunscreen or swimsuit that winds up in another camper’s bag can be returned to your child.

It really makes a difference.




BIKE & SCOOTER PARKING


Bikes and scooters may be locked along any of the gates at camp, but understand that this is at your own risk. Please be sure that your bike or scooter does not interfere with an entrance to the building, present a fire hazard, or an inconvenience to people who use the parking lot. Due to strict COVID-19 safety regulations, we are not able to store bikes and scooters in the building.




TOYS FROM HOME ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED


Toys from home have always been banned from camp because they get lost and have the potential to cause conflict between children, but this year they are prohibited by regulation and recommended best practices for safety at camp.





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Brooklyn, NY 11215

Fax: 718-369-6053

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