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.
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
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
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
during arrival and dismissal
during extra fun
when outdoors with one (1) stable group, away from the public
Please pack an extra mask in your child's bag.