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 shirts.

RECYCLE YOUR OLD CAMP T-SHIRTS
We are bringing back an initiative to extend the life of the camp shirts we distribute. Bring us your hand-me-downs in good condition and we will offer them to families that would like to have additional camp shirts for their children. Give a shirt or take a shirt!

  • Pack clean shirts in clear plastic bag,
  • Fold nicely, and make sure the label is visible.
  • One size per bag, please.
  • Drop off at check-in.




HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE


Absences can be reported by email to attendance @ parkslopedaycamp.com or by phone is there is something important to communicate. If your child's absence is COVID-19 related, please also call our office ASAP.




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 every day - no sandals, Crocs, Toms, or Keens

  • An 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 or flip flops, and a bottle of sunscreen for water play in the afternoon


SPORTS ACADEMY


All of the above, plus...

  • Sturdy athletic sneakers.

  • Soccer shoes (indoor, turf, or cleat) shin guards, and tall soccer socks are recommended, but not required, for the soccer portion of the day.

  • If it is a chilly day and your child wears pants in the morning, they must wear shorts underneath.




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


Carroll Gardens & Windsor Terrace 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 a building entrance or present a fire hazard. We are not able to store bikes and scooters in our buildings. We do not recommend locking-up bikes and scooters at Prospect Park or the Parade Ground.




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.




SWIMSUITS:  IMPORTANCE GUIDANCE


We understand the tendency to leave the swimsuit home when it's raining in the morning or the weather looks iffy, but please don't give in to it. Please send that swimsuit (and rash guard) on any day that has swim, beach, or water activities on the calendar, no matter what.




OUR MASKING POLICY


Masks ON

  • during arrival and dismissal
  • when indoors
  • on buses
  • during extra fun

Masks OPTIONAL
  • when outdoors with one (1) stable group, away from the public

Please pack an extra mask in your child's bag.