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Camp Out N About 2020

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Camp Out N About is for boys and girls entering grades 1-6 in the fall. Camp meets from 7:15 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park. Campers will have the opportunity to play a variety of recreational games and sports (this is NOT a skills camp). Each week, the camp will take a field trip “out and about” in the community.  Field trips are canceled until further notice due to COVID-!9 guidelines but we are bringing presenters and virtual field trips to camp.

Location: Ellis-Porter Riverside Park Pavilion

Campers may attend a maximum of four, one-week sessions - If you do sign up for more than two weeks of this camp, we recommenced that you spread the weeks out throughout the summer.

Out N About Photo

Everyone must pay the $15 camp pre-registration fee before they can register for any day camp.  This pre-registration is open.  This is a one-time fee that covers the camper's t-shirt and ePact medical form.

 ePact camper medical information must be submitted online before your child(ren can attend any day camp. A link will be emailed within a few days after you have registered for camp.

Deferred payment plan for day camps! Just pay a $25 deposit per week per camp at the time of registration and pay the balance for all June camps by Wednesday, May 13; all July camps by June 15 and all August camps by July 15. Those using the deferred payment plan must register in person.

Activity # Dates Grade Fall '20 Fee Late Registration
605371-2A June 1-5 1-3 $115 $125  March 10-May 18
605371-3A June 8-12 2-4 $115 $125  March 10-May 25
605371-4A June 15-19* 1-3 $115 $125  March 10-Jun 1
605371-5A June 22-26* 1-3 $115 $125 March 10-Jun 8
  June 29-Jul 3 no camp 
605371-6A July 6-10** 2-4 $115 $125  March 10-Jun 22
 605371-7A July 13-17** 2-4 $115 $125 March 10-Jun 29
6053718A July 20-24 1-3 $115 $125 March 10-Jul 6
605371-9A July 27-31*** 1-3 $115 $125  March 10-Jul 13
605371-10A Aug 3-7*** 1-3 $115 $125 March 10-Jul 20


Activity # Dates Grade Fall '20 Fee Late Registration
605371-2B June 1-5 4-6 $115 $125  March 10-May 18
 605371-3B June 8-12 5-7 $115 $125  March 10-May 25
605371-4B June 15-19* 4-6 $115 $125  March 10-Jun 1
605371-5B June 22-26* 4-6 $115 $125  March 10-Jun 8
  Jun 29-Jul 3 no camp 
605371-6B July 6-10** 5-7 $115 $125 March 10-Jun 22
605371-7B July 13-17** 5-7 $115 $125 March 10-Jun 29
605371-8B July 20-24 4-6 $115 $125 March 10-Jul 6
605371-9B July 27-31*** 4-6 $115 $125  March 10-Jul 13
 605371-10B Aug 3-7*** 4-6 $115 $125 March 10-Jul 20

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Campers will go to Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool or the Washington Park Ice Arena to swim/ice skate each day.  Campers will need to be picked up by 5:30 p.m.  If the pool is closed, campers will remain at the pavilion and counselors will provide alternative activities.

Out N About PhotoWe require a parent, guardian, or other designated individual to personally check each camper into and out of our day camp with a staff member each day. Please do not drop off your child in the morning or have your child meet you outside the camp or pool. We will not allow your child to leave without someone coming in to get him or her.

Please know that our camps are drug, alcohol and tobacco free zones. City policy prohibits us from holding or dispensing any prescription or over-the-counter medication either internally or externally. Our first aid policy only allows us to insure breathing, control bleeding and swelling. We cannot administer any medicine, either internal or external, under any circumstances. This includes salves, topical ointments, sting-ease, pain reliever, anti-ivy. We are permitted to assist your child in applying sun screen or insect repellant that he or she brings. In the unlikely event that your child is injured, we will contact you immediately with the details and asking for your guidance on further care, if needed.

What to wear/bring:

  1. Have your child eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. We plan on lots of hard play!
  2. Campers should wear play clothes and tennis shoes and bring a swim suit.
  3. Campers should bring their own lunch every day. We suggest that lunches be brought in coolers since we are unable to provide refrigeration. We recommend that sodas not be brought to camp and sodas will not be available for sale. Frozen juice and Kool-aid that come in cardboard cartons are an excellent drink for lunches. Please do not bring glass containers of any kind to camp. 
  4. Campers should bring and wear sunscreen.
  5. Lunches, jackets, sunscreen, etc. should be marked with campers name.
  6. No radios or music players will be allowed at camp.
  7. To maintain our proper counselor/camper ratio, campers should not bring a friend to camp who is not enrolled in our program.
  8. Since we can not be held responsible for lost valuables, we suggest that campers should not bring phones, any jewelry, watches, pocket knives or other valuables to camp.

Campers are responsible for transportation to and from Ellis Porter Riverside Park.

Camp and Swimming Lessons in One

If you would like your child to take swimming lessons and attend camp, now you can. All you need to do is register for the coordinating weeks for Camp Out N About and morning swimming lessons at Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool.

Depending upon the number of children enrolled in swimming lessons, a counselor(s) will escort them to the lessons, stay at the pool to chaperone them and then bring them back to camp when the lessons are over. You cannot register online for these swim lessons because the system recognizes the camp and swim lessons as a time conflict.  Office staff is able to override this issue.  

The following weeks of camp will coordinate with the following sessions of lessons:
* = Session I swimming lessons (9 am) 605371-4AB & 605371-5AB = 603321-(level)A
** = Session II swimming lessons (9 am) 605371-6AB & 605371-7AB = 603322-(level)A
***=Session III swimming lessons (9 am) 605371-9AB & 605371-10AB = 603322-(level)A