JCPRD Xroads

Summer Camp

Program Director: Molly Erwin

Mission Statement: Developing health and happiness in our community's children through safe, diverse, and character-building experiences.
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-WELCOME-

Welcome to JCPRD Xroads Summer Camp ! We look forward to providing a safe, enjoyable, and enriching summer camp experience for your youth.


Below you will find very valuable information including rain/heat sites, pool locations, inclement weather procedures, camper needs, and a weekly breakdown of activities.

SUMMER CAMP CHECK LIST

*All Paperwork completed and turned in.

  • Your child will not be able to attend until all paperwork is complete and turned in.
  • Include allergy and medication information
  • Paperwork can be found at http://jcprdkids.com/youthforms


*Appropriate dress for camp:

  • Wear camp t-shirt to camp every day
  • Campers will be sent home if not wearing camp shirt!
  • Additional t-shirts my be purchased from registration for $5
  • Wear tennis shoes to camp every day
  • *Campers will be sent home if wearing flip flops!
  • Flip flops may be worn to the pool only
  • Bring backpack or small bag including: water bottle, sack lunch, book for reading club, swimsuit, towel, extra clothes, flip flops, sunglasses, hat, and money.


*Each camper needs to provide one bottle of at least SPF 50 sunscreen lotion per week. This ensures we have enough sunscreen for multiple applications throughout the day. (*Please note: Colored and spray sunscreen are not permitted. You may provide special lotions for allergy proposes.)


*Money for Kona Ice and concession days (optional)

  • Campers are in charge of keeping track of their own money
  • Campers are not encouraged to share money

DAILY SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

Monday - Stay at Antioch Park Shelter # 1

7:00 am—9:00 am → Drop Off/Free Choice
9:00 am—9:30 am → Roll Call, announcements, morning snack, and sunscreen
9:30 am—11:00 am → Group games and Clubs

* 10:30 am → Kona Ice (Don’t forget your money!)
11:00 am—12:00 pm → Lunch and sunscreen
12:30 pm—1:00 pm → Playground Time
1:00 pm—3:30pm → Sports and Activities
3:30 pm—4:00pm → Snack
4:00 pm—4:30 pm → Summer Reading Program/Journal Club (Don’t forget your book!)
4:30 pm—5:30 pm → Free Choice and Pick up


Tuesday & Thursday - Pool Days

*Morning schedule stays the same*
12:00 pm—12:45 pm → Lunch
12:45 pm—1:00 pm → Bus to pool, change into swimsuits, restrooms, and sunscreen
1:00 pm—3:00 pm → Pool (Don’t forget your pool supplies & money for concessions!)
3:00 pm—3:30 pm → Change clothes and bus back to Antioch Park
3:30 pm—4:00 pm → Snack
4:00 pm—4:30 pm → Summer Reading Program/Journal Club (Don’t forget your book!)
4:30 pm—5:30pm → Free Choice and Pick up


Wednesday - Mini Camp & Pool Days

*Check Master Schedule for location of Mini Camp*
7:00 am—8:00 am → Drop Off/Free Choice
8:00 am—9:00 am → Morning snack, announcements, sunscreen, wristbands, roll call
9:00 am—9:30 am → Travel to Mini Camps
9:30 am—12:00 pm → Mini Camp (Check Master Schedule for location)
12:00 pm—12:45 pm → Lunch
12:45 pm—1:00 pm → Bus to pool, change into swimsuits, restrooms, and sunscreen
1:00 pm—3:00 pm → Pool (Don’t forget your pool supplies & money for concessions!)
3:00 pm—3:30 pm → Change clothes and bus back to Antioch Park
3:30 pm—4:00 pm → Snack
4:00 pm—4:30 pm → Summer Reading Program/Journal Club (Don’t forget your book!)
4:30 pm—5:30pm → Free Choice and Pick up


Fieldtrip Days (Some Friday’s & Thursday’s)

Schedule will vary depending on trip, please check master schedule! Please be on site at least 30 minutes before departure. This allows us enough time to give morning snack, make announcements, sunscreen everyone, use the restrooms, give wristbands, do roll call, and load the bus.


**Please sunscreen your child before camp every day! Thanks you!**

pool information

Xroads will visit the Pool on Tuesday, Wednesday, and either Thursday or Friday (depending on field trip schedule).


Campers must be able to pass a swim test in order to swim freely throughout the pool. Campers will be able to retest throughout the summer. Pass/Fail is the discretion of the Director.

Campers will need:

  • Swimsuit or trunks (one piece preferred for young ladies)
  • Towel
  • Money for concessions (optional)
  • Swim shirt (optional)
  • Flip flops (optional)
  • Extra clothes (optional)


Pool Location:

Roeland Park Aquatic Center

4843 Rosewood Dr, Roeland Park, KS 66205


*Permission slips must be signed for campers to attend the pool*

inclement WEATHER INFORMATION

Severe weather- including extreme heat, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado, and horizontal rain with strong winds- warrants changes in camp activities and location. In the event of severe weather campers will be transported by bus to indoor facilities.


Morning Plan (7:00-9:00 am)

In case of severe weather, the camps will transport children to the rain site at 9:00 A.M. The children will remain under the shelter or in the bus for their protection and safety until this time. Parents will need to drop their children off at their camp site. Directors will update and confirm time of departure and location of campers on the camp’s mobile phone. The bus will leave the camp site at 9:00 am sharp; parents will be instructed to call mobile phones for the camp location if dropping a camper off after 9:00 am.


Afternoon Plan

Camps will return by 4:00 PM on heat days for pick up. For severe weather the camp may stay at the rain site. All parents are instructed to call the camp’s mobile phone to confirm the location of campers. All directors will update mobile phones and program specialist with the schedule and location of camp.


Inclement Weather Location:

Roeland Park Sports Dome

Mini Camps

Mini Camps are a great opportunity for campers to get out of their local surroundings and explore the great parks of JCPRD. Each Wednesday, campers will travel to local parks and participate in activities with other JCPRD outdoor campers. You may find the locations for each Mini Camp on the "Master Schedule".


*Permission slips must be signed for campers to attend Mini Camps*

field trips

Schedules may very so please check the "Master Schedule" for locations, departures, and arrival times for field trips.


Please be on site at least 30 minutes before departure. This allows us enough time to give morning snack, make announcements, sunscreen everyone, use the restrooms, give wristbands, do roll call, and load the bus.


Safety for field trips is our number one priority! Please talk to your camper about the importance of staying with the group and listening to all Camp Leaders.


*Permission slips must be signed for campers to attend field trips.*

Slow Down When Driving Through The Parks!!

Please make sure that you are going to speed limit while driving through the parks. Park Police have noticed some speeding!! They will give out tickets so please slow down. We also want to make sure that the park is save for all of the children.


Thanks!

Summer Staff

Program Director: Molly Erwin

Assistant Director: Matt Arnold
Bus Driver: Jennifer

Lead Staff: Saige, Daniel, Nichole, Alec

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Pick Up & Drop Off:

All individuals authorized to pick up children must be listed in advance on the personal data sheet. Photo identification must also be presented by anyone unknown to the staff member working at the time. Do not be offended if even a parent is carded, it is for the child’s safety.


Hours of Operation:

Our daily hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. There will be a $1.00 per minute late fee assessed to those who are late. This will be strictly enforced, as we ALL have busy summer schedules! You may also not drop off before 7:00 am.


Outside Toys Prohibited:

Toys, video games, I-Pods, Cell Phones, etc. are prohibited. The program is not responsible for loss, theft, or breakage of personal belongings.

Policies

Discipline Policy

Discipline procedures shall be of a positive nature and shall not include any form of corporal punishment, verbal abuse, physical restraint, confinement, threats, humiliation, forcing or withholding of food or fear tactics. Parents will be notified of any inappropriate behavior and will be advised of steps taken toward improvement. All children enrolled must observe the Participant Code of Conduct while attending the program.


Code of Conduct

Participation in the program is a privilege not a right. The ability of each participant to consistently practice positive life skills is essential to on-going enrollment. The following set of non-negotiable standards for participation is designed to allow participants to self regulate behavior. The actions of each individual influence the quality of participation for the entire group. Our goal is to facilitate successful participation for each child through the joint understanding, support, and practice of these positive life skills. Participants must be able to function independently, and in accordance with the code of conduct, within a 1:15 staff to participant supervision ratio, as outlined by KDHE.

  • Respect the right of other to courtesy and personal space.
  • Manage anger in appropriate way.
  • Respect and respond to adult authority.
  • Accept differences among the group.
  • Accept responsibility for own actions.

Discipline Practices


Discipline for inappropriate behavior will focus on consequences and positive-reinforcement, rather than punishment; to help children self manage their behavior in the future. Teachers assist children in self-management through reminders, redirection, and discussions about consequences. When children consciously make a choice to ignore expectations, consequences in line with the behavior will follow. Typical behavior interventions are as follows:

  • Often, closer teacher proximity and eye contact are all children need to self-correct.
  • On other occasions a reminder of the rule is effective.
  • Sometimes teachers and children discuss the inappropriate behavior and more acceptable alternatives.
  • In some situations children are redirected to a solitary activity for a brief period of time.
  • More serious behavior issues require a parent/teacher conference to develop an action plan for improvement.
  • If more than two conversations for the same behavior are needed, parents will be notified.


Non-Violence Policy

The program will not allow any form of violent play, including the use of toys as weapons, gesturing in an aggressive manner, or depicting violence in drawings or any other expressive form. Possession of weapons fashioned or real is prohibited and grounds for immediate expulsion. Statements by anyone that threaten violent action will be regarded as real and result in immediate contact of law enforcement and parents.


Parent Involvement & Conduct

Our program has on “open door” policy on parent visitation. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved in the center by: chaperoning field trips, decorating, planning and/or baking for special activities, and/or sharing your personal hobbies, talents and professional skills. Contact the director to express your interest and offer suggestions on program activities.


Parent Conduct

Parents must demonstrate civility, self-control, and socially acceptable behavior when interacting with program employees, participants, and their families. Profanity, threats, insults, harassment, suggestive remarks, intimidation, physical crowding, and/or contact will not be tolerated. Kansas state law prohibits parents from disciplining and/or reprimanding program participants. Failure to observe appropriate conduct will result in immediate and permanent termination of childcare

**Weekly schedules coming soon**

Week 1

Please apply sunscreen each morning before coming to camp. Kona Ice on Monday. Bring $1 to $5 if you would like your child to participate. We will offer Harvesters on Tuesday and Thursday this week. I would recommend having your child wear a hat for the T-Bones game.

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Week 5

*Camp closed Tuesday, July 4th to observe the holiday.

Week 6

Color Run

We are having a color run for all of the camps this Thursday, July 13th. Your child will need to bring a white t-shirt, shorts, and shoes that you do not mind getting color on.

Week 7

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Week 9