At Impact, we have a unique opportunity to provide your child with; an introduction to a variety of sports, with highly qualified instructors, in a state of the art facility. Each week of camp we will feature a two sports theme. During that week, campers will learn the basic skills and rules of various sports, while making friends and working on team building skills. Campers will have the opportunity for “free time”, chances for arts and crafts, enjoying downtime playing board games and participating in organized activities. Campers will also enjoy off site field trips and weekly swimming. The staff at Impact’s main goal is for each camper to have a fun, active and safe summer vacation!
Children participating in Summer Day Camp must be enrolled in school K-7 grade during the 2018-2019 school year. NO EXCEPTIONS.
SERVICES OFFERED FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Impact Sports Summer Day Camp does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. We are dedicated to supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act. Impact is not required to provide individuals with disabilities personal devices. Any personal nature services including assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing is not provided by our staff. If your child is unable to perform activities of personal care, you may provide a personal care assistant at your own cost. (35.135 Personal devices and services)
Before enrollment, we encourage you to talk with our Director about your child’s needs and we can tell you more about our camp setting and structure to see if it would be a good fit. Some things to consider before enrollment into camp;camp will be highly stimulating, loud and campers will need to be in control with minimal intervention or prompting. Campers will be gather in large groups of 40-60 and smaller groups of 10-15. The day will include many transitions in a structured and semi-structured environment. The campers will be participating in various sports and remain active most of the day.
DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Impact Summer Day Camp will run for 11 weeks including a short week starting on May 28th and running through August 9th.
Impact Summer Camp will be closed on July 4th
Regular Day Camp hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Check-in time will be from 7:45-9:00 (Please do not arrive before 7:45, there will be no supervision before this time for your child.) If you arrive after 9:00 a.m, it makes our grouping very difficult. We ask if you need to come after 9:00 please notify Danielle Reed in advance.
Children must be picked up no later than 5:00p.m. Your card on file will be charged $5.00, per every 5 minutes past the 5:00 p.m. pickup time.
If the Camper is not picked up within 10 minutes of the designated pickup time, the director will notify everyone on the emergency contact list. If the director has not received a call back within 30 minutes an additional call to will be made to all emergency contacts to pick up the child. If a child has not been picked up after 1 hour of the designated pickup time, the director will contact Superior Police department. This will be reported to the Social worker on duty to file an abandoned child report.
Camp fees will not be prorated for children missing camp due to vacations, illness or any other reason.
REGISTRATION, FEES AND CANCELLATIONS
Registrations can be done in person at Impact Sports or online at www.myimpactsports.com. Fees will depend on how many weeks/days/months children are registered for. All fees may be found online.
Parents must sign all appropriate waivers, permission slips; submit health records and emergency forms provided by Impact Sports before registration is considered complete. YOUR CHILD MAY NOT ATTEND CAMP UNTIL ALL FORMS ARE COMPLETED!
You can access camp fees via the website. All sessions must be paid in full when registering.
Once enrolled in a session, there is a $10.00 surcharge for EVERY cancellation or transfer for each session and camper. Please see below for information regarding refund policy and dates. You may withdraw your child from camp
75% refund if received by May 15th
50% refund if received after May 15th
No refunds for cancellations received less than one week before session start date (May 22nd).
All cancellations must be done by Impart Sports front desk or through the director of camp, Danielle Reed. This will include completing all cancellation paperwork
In the event a child becomes ill, injured, or does not possess the necessary skills to participate in camp, a pro-rated refund may be given upon request. Proper documentation may be requested (doctor’s note).
Transfer of days will be on an availability basis and must go directly through Danielle Reed (email@example.com). All purchased summer camp days MUST be used by August 9th.
Non-payment, late payments or return payments may result in permanent dismissal of child from camp
Upon check-in each morning, campers will receive a bracelet which corresponds with their specific counselor for the day. Our staff will also perform several head counting, face to name checks, roll calls and communication using walkie-talkies with other counselors and the director for that day. Again, your child’s safety is our number one concern!
LOST CHILD ON-SITE OR ON A FIELD TRIP
In the event that a camper becomes missing during our care, all available camp staff will immediately begin a search. We will determine where and when the camper was last seen. If the camper is not found within 10 minutes, the local police department will be notified as well as the parent/guardian. When the police arrive, the search and rescue will be turned over entirely to them.
Day camp staff are CPR/First Aid certified. In the event of an emergency, staff will respond to the best of their ability. Every effort will be made to provide appropriate care.
If a child is injured, first aid will be administered and staff will let the parent/guardian know if their child needs to be picked up. In the case of a severe injury, 911 will be called and parents will be notified that their child was transported by emergency vehicle to the hospital. Minor injuries will be reported to the parent/guardian when they arrive to pick-up their child. An Impact Summer Camp staff member will fill out a complete incident report.
Please be considerate to other families and if your child is demonstrating any sign or symptoms of illness, please keep your child at home. If your child is contagious, allow the recommended time pass by a physician before they return to camp. If your child becomes ill at camp, a parent/guardian will be notified to come and pick them up. Until a parent arrives, they will be separated from other children and provided assistance from a staff member. Any contagious illnesses will be communicated to parents via email and the identity of the child will be kept confidential.
As required by the Colorado Department of Human Services Rules Regulating Child Care Centers, certain illnesses and accidents requiring medical treatment will be reported to the State.
In the event of a natural disaster such as severe weather, fire or flood or a lockdown, the safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority! All staff members are properly trained on all of the above safety and evacuation procedures. Drills are held to familiarize staff and children on those specific emergencies. Camp staff will also be trained on the City’s lightening procedures. Remain in a safe area for 30 minutes after the last lightning strike was heard or seen, before resuming outdoor activities.
In the event of an evacuation of the Sports Stable in the case of a fire, earthquake, bomb threat or other unforeseen emergencies, we will evacuate to the north of the facility. Depending on circumstances, parents may be notified to pick up their children. Modified evacuation plans may be created depending on child’s ability.
WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS
We will be taking two field trips per week, one to an assigned destination and the other to a swimming pool. Each group will be checked in and out by the camp coordinator or director. All field trips will be approved by Impact and camp administration to ensure safety and age appropriateness. If departure of field trip is before the usual time of your drop off, we ask that you please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before the estimated departure time. This ensures your child can be assigned to a group for the day and a smooth transition for your child and counselors that morning.
Field trip fees and a camp T-shirt (which must be worn on field trip days) are included in the registration fees. Camp counselors will also wear t-shirts on field trip days to make it easy for kids to recognize an Impact Staff member.
Field trips are not required to attend but are encouraged and parents must note that there will be no supervision at Impact Sports for you child during field trip times. Some locations may require a permission slip that must be signed by a parent/guardian.
BVSD or town of superior will be providing transportation for field trips. Children and staff will observe all safety precautions as dictated by the Department of Transportation staff.
Fun is a big part of Impact Sports Summer Day Camp but so is safety. The Town of Superior North Pool is staffed at all times with American Red Cross trained and certified lifeguards. When campers are at the pool, there will always be lifeguards on duty watching both the children and the counselors. Non-swimmers seven years of age and under will be required to wear a clearly identifiable wrist band, a United States Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket Type III, and remain in a designated shallow water area. Camp counselors will also be in the water within arm's reach of these children. Non-swimmers ages eight through twelve will be required to wear a clearly identifiable wrist band and a United States Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket Type III. These children will be actively supervised by camp counselors. *Please note, a non-swimmer is any camper who cannot swim independently and comfortably across the entire length of the pool without struggle.
Lifeguards will conduct a facility swim test for any camper who wishes to access all areas of the pool independently without a life jacket. A facility swim test consists of swimming independently and comfortably across the entire 25 meter length of the pool without struggle. The lifeguard administering the test will determine whether the camper has passed the test. Campers who pass the facility swim test will be logged into a binder and their names will be referenced before each subsequent visit to the pool. A camper who fails a swim test will be permitted to attempt the test again at a future visit to the pool - but no more than one test a visit can be attempted during each visit.
Wristbands and lifejackets will be provided by the Town's Aquatics staff. For questions or more information regarding the camp's swimming policy, please contact the Town of Superior's Recreation Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed weekly calendar will be available at www.myimpactsports.com. The camp curriculum is designed to introduce children to a variety of sports and games. Campers will be encouraged to participate in all sports and activities but reading and board games will always be an option. The days will consist of a combination of small nontraditional games (kickball, dodgeball etc.), with one of our featured sports in the mormning and one in the afternoon. The times during the day we are are engaged with our highly qualified Sports Performance Coach wll be a more structered setting. For the weekly scheduled activity, all campers are asked to participate. We strive to have a balance between structured and youth directed time during camp. During drop-off, pick-up and snack times, the camp will be together as a whole and campers can choose to utilize board games, crafts, visit with friends, and spend time in the reading area or watching a movie. At Impact, our staff will encourage new experiences and friendships. If your child is having a difficult time making friends at camp, please do not hesitate to contact a camp counselor or director. We will do our best to introduce them to other children to ensure them have the best summer possible!
If campers arrive after 9:00 am please go to Impact’s front desk and a staff member will direct them to their counselor for the day and at that point the child will receive their wristband. However, children who arrive late on a field trip day will not be allowed to attend. There will be no supervision available, at Impact, for campers who arrive after the bus departs the facility.
Please send a leak proof water bottle, campers will have access to cool water during all camp activities and camp staff will be encouraging them to drink plenty of water during the day. most of our activities will be held inside but if we happen to be outside and there is inclement or excessively hot weather, camp activities modified and moved indoors.
When camp activities take us away from our main sign-in and out location, a notice will be posted on the table indicating how and where you can locate your child.
Movies will be shown during the summer. Movies and video games will be rated G or PG. Within the Sport Stable, there is an arcade and Fairways golf simulators which may be utilized during the week. The simulators can be used to hit golf balls on various virtual courses, show movies, play video games. Please inform Impact staff if you prefer that your child does not watch a movie or play in the arcade/golf simulators. During this time, we will find an alternative activity for those children. The activities may include reading quietly, coloring, crafting, board games or another quiet activity.
SIGN IN /SIGN OUT PROCEDURES
All children must be signed in and out by an authorized individual each day. There will be a sign in/out desk located in the main Sports Stable lobby, this will be where children enter and leave each day. The individual who is signing the child out for the day must present a photo ID. Children will not under any circumstance be released without showing a proper and valid identification. Children will only be released to individuals listed on the Emergency Info Card. If an individual not listed on your child’s card is going to pick them up, it will be allowed if in writing by a parent/guardian and received in the morning by a camp counselor. Impact Day camp staff reserves the right to hold a child if the responsible parent or the third party has not provided proper notification of release or does not provide adequate photo identification.
NOTE: If you are allowing your child to sign themselves in or out, we ask that you please sign them in on the first day of camp.
Please sign-out with summer camp supervisor and notify your camp counselor before leaving with your child. It is important to our staff to ensure your child is no longer in our care and is living with a person who is authorized to pick up your child.
Children ages 8+ may sign themselves in and out of camp (walking, riding a bike etc.) if a release waiver is filled out by a parent/guardian. By signing the waiver, parents understand that Impact is not responsible in any way for the safety of children outside of their care. Children who are allowed to sign themselves in/out of camp must arrive before 9:00 and remain at Impact until 4:00pm unless otherwise notified in writing by a Parent/guardian.
All visitors will be asked to sign the visitor log indicating name, address, phone number, date, time, provide identification and list reason for visit.
Parents/guardian are welcome to drop by the Sports Stable to observe activities at any time.
If you are interested in volunteering at camp, you must contact the camp coordinator at least two weeks prior. Before you can volunteer at camp, you will need to fill out an Application and Background check form. The volunteer will be responsible for the cost of the background check. Please know that this procedure is to ensure the safety of your child and all campers at our day camp!
If there is a restraining order which prohibits someone from having contact with your child, written documentation needs to be provided and notification if any changes occur.
ITEMS TO BRING TO CAMP
PLEASE LABEL ALL BELONGINGS!
All belongings need to fit into a small backpack that can be carried by the camper.
Campers need to bring a lunch and 2 snacks (microwave or refrigeration are not available, please plan accordingly).
Campers will also have the option to purchase a healthy lunch from our restaurant Brunelleschi's. Price for lunch will be $7.00 and will be collected at sign in by a counselor.
Leak-proof water bottle in a backpack
PLEASE ensure that your child is in comfortable play clothes and shoes. Closed toe sneakers must be worn! Summer weather in Colorado is very unpredictable; please make sure your camper has appropriate clothing for any weather change that may arise.
Camp T-shirt on field trip days. 1 shirt will be provided to each camper and are mandatory on field trip days! If your camper forgets their shirt on a field trip day, one may be purchased at Impact for $10.00.
What to bring on swim days
-Sunscreen: It is recommended that your child arrives on a swim day with sunscreen applied (30spf). Each camper is required to bring their own sunscreen that is marked with their name. If a child does not have sunscreen they will be excluded from the day’s outdoor activity. According to the State of Colorado Social Service Guidelines, staff cannot assist children in applying sunscreen. Campers will be monitored by staff when applying sunscreen to themselves and staffers will make sure all areas are covered to prevent sunburns. Impact staff is not responsible for sunburns or sun exposure but will take proper precautions to protect your child. If your child is over sensitive to the sun, please contact the camp director prior to the first outdoor activity.
-Hats, sunglasses and swim shirt are not required but highly recommended.
ITEMS NOT TO BRING TO CAMP
Note: Impact is not responsible for any items brought from home
Money,( unless campers are paying for lunch which should be collected at the sign-in desk at the beginning of camp each day).
Valuables of any type (jewelry, i-pods etc.)
NO weapons of any type: toy weapons, pocket knives etc.
Cell phones must remain in child’s backpack throughout the day and may not be taken out during camp hours.
CHILDRENS BELONGINGS AND STORAGE
Camper’s belongings will not be kept in a locked area. However, they will be storing their backpacks and other belongings in a girls and boys room. There will be a hook provided for each child. We will do our best to help each camper keep track of their belongings but Impact is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced items. All belongings will need to be taken home daily.
Communication is going to play a key role in success of your child at summer camp. Camp staff is always open to questions or concerns. The best way to communicate with staff will be at the beginning of camp each day. We ask that these conversations are brief and if parents would like to set up a time for a longer conversation, please call or email Danielle Reed. Weekly calendars will have a listing of on and off site activities. A completed calendar with all field trips will be posted by May 15, 2017. Modifications of the calendar and activities may be necessary due to unexpected events such as weather. We will do our best to communicate with parents all changes and updates that may occur during summer camp using email.
We have our state license and copy of inspection records available for review in the Director of Impact Sports office.
If you need to file a complaint, please do one of the following:
Speak to the appropriate level staff member/members
Write a description of the complaint that includes: your name, telephone number and mailing address to:
Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Early Care and Learning,
Attention Complaint Intake
1575 Sherman Street, First Floor, Denver, CO 80203-171
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Danielle Reed, Day Camp Director (720) 620-2049 Email:email@example.com
Lisa Moore, Front Desk Manager (303) 467-2288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rylan Reed, Director of Opoerations (303) 467-2288 Email: email@example.com
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE
As a licensed child care facility, each staff member is required to read and sign a statement clearly defining child abuse and neglect pursuant to state law and outlining the staff member’s personal responsibility to report all incidents of suspected child abuse or neglect according to state law. All staff receives training in the area of child abuse and neglect.
Child abuse is: Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
As a licensed childcare facility, Impact will make every effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child. If you should suspect child abuse at our facility, a report of suspected child abuse must be made to the County Department of Social Services, Police Department, or other law enforcement agency in the community or county in which the facility is located.
Law requires camp staff to report any suspicion of abuse or neglect. A report of suspected child abuse or neglect must be made immediately. Once the report is made, a Social Service worker will determine if there is need for an investigation.
An Impact staff member who has received special training in medication administration will be on site at all times. Staff cannot administer any medications, prescription or over-the-counter, without the following:
Written authorization from the health care provider
Parent written authorization
Medication in the original labeled container with child’s name on it
Instructions from the health care provider with;
-reason for medication
-any information the facility may need to know regarding the medication
-specific time of administration
-length of time the medication needs to be given
If your child is taking any type of medication, if they require special medical attention, or if they take any medications on a regular basis during camp, the parent/guardian will need to meet with the supervisor prior to camp start date. A Health Care Plan specific to your child will be put into place. The proper paperwork needs to be completed by the parent/guardian or they will be asked to return to Impact to administer medication themselves. Parents may consider checking with their healthcare provider to see if a dosage schedule can be arranged that does not involve the hours the child is at day camp. It is the parent’s responsibility to supply all medications and supplies to camp. Children are not permitted to carry any medications, prescription or over-the-counter at camp.
At Impact, our goal for the summer is to provide a safe, fun and active environment for everyone. We feel strongly that a positive relationships between staff, campers and family will encourage a summer filled with good communication, mutual respect, good problem-solving strategies and positive social interactions. We encourage campers to talk to any staff member with any concerns, worries or problems they may have during or before camp. We want to emphasize positive peer and social interaction by utilizing hands on staff and inclusion for all campers. At Impact, we also want to create an atmosphere which utilizes positive reinforcement, redirection, and conflict resolution. We will do our best to resolve all issues when they are presented in a fair and consistent manner. We understand that every child is unique and what “works” for one child may not for another. Parents are obligated to release any information/disorders about their child which may affect their ability to execute day to day activities. We will work with parents to understand and determine what interventions work best for their child to have a positive experience at camp. Failure to disclose appropriate information may result in dismissal without refund.
Serious and continuous behavioral problems may result in; talks with the child, talks with the parent, written reports, meeting with the child and parent implementing a behavioral contract, and dismissal as a last resort. If a camper receives two written reports in a week they will be dismissed from the session and will not be able to attend future sessions until a meeting has taken place with the Director, Parent/guardian and camper
Extreme incidents may require immediate dismissal without prior notice. Refunds will not be issued for children dismissed due to behavior. Actions that will not be tolerated at Impact Summer Camp and will require the child be picked up immediately.
Behavior that is continuously disruptive
Behavior that poses a threat to him/her self or others (hitting or fighting of any kind)
Destruction of property
Leaving without permission
Failure to respond to staff or camp policies
OUR IMPACT STAFF
Our Impact Staff is an amazing and diverse group of individuals made up of Teachers, college students, graduating high school students and highly qualified sports instructors. Each staff member goes through an interview process, adequate training, and CPR and First Aid to make certain that they are a good fit for the unique summer program at Impact. Not only will your child be interacting with talented and energetic counselors and aides, but they will also be spending time with Impact’s Sports Training Staff. These trainers will be introducing a variety of sports along with the fitness based program and activities your camper will receive. In order to ensure the safety of all campers, each staff member has been fingerprinted which provides us with an extensive background check. They have also met all licensing qualifications for the position they hold. We will maintain a 1:10 or 1:15 ratio at all times so we can provide a high level of supervision.
Counselors all receive training in child abuse, sexual harassment and body safety rules. Counselors and campers should never be alone one on one and out of the public eye. If you have any questions or concerns with a staff member at Impact, please see Director.
All camp counselors will be wearing a staff t-shirt at all times. This will allow campers to easily recognized camp staff members during daily activities and field trips.
I have read, understand and agree to the policies and procedures in the Summer Day Camp Handbook.