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Around the Bases! 4 Things Camp Parents Ought to Know!

*To view our Comprehensive Summer Camp Safety Plan, click here*

IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF SAFETY AND ORGANIZATION, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CHILD’S CAMP REGISTRATION.

*TIP!  We encourage you to keep this information handy during your camp week(s).  Over the years, we have learned from families that those who report reading the info below, also report the highest levels of satisfaction with our camp!

**If there is an overnight weather issue that may affect the following camp day, information will be posted on our Facebook page by 7:45 a.m.


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1. DAILY DROP-OFF & DISMISSAL TIMES

RYE:  8:45-11:45 a.m. (AM session only)

YORKTOWN (AM & PM SESSIONS)

DAILY DROP-OFF:  AM session begins 8:20am, PM session begins 12:20pm.

PICKUP:  AM session: Begins 11:20, PM session begins 3:20.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these timelines, to help us ensure the health & safety of both campers and staff – AT ALL TIMES – TO HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!

 

2. EACH DAY CAMPERS NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. “HSA”:  Health Screening Assessment form (completed PRIOR to arrival) – *EVERYDAY: CAMPERS WITHOUT A FORM COMPLETED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO CAMP.
  2. Mask/face covering – 2 is best, in case one becomes lost or soiled (we have backup, youth- and adult-sized disposables if needed)
  3. Baseball/fielding glove
  4. Batting helmet
  5. Water jug (refills of ice water will be administered solely by a designated staff member/s)

OF COURSE – LABEL EVERYTHING!

Shorts or pants?  We like for campers to feel cool and relaxed, thus helping them listen, learn & perform their best!  While baseball pants are not required, campers do need to wear athletic attire (i.e. athletic shorts vs. cargo shorts).

Protective Cup:  As with any baseball-related event, a protective cup is highly recommended, but not required.

Does my child need his own bat?  No. While having a bat is recommended, any bats used by more than 1 camper will be sanitized after use by each individual.

Does my child need a snack?  Unless documented medical reasons are provided in writing, this year only, we are asking that children not bring snacks to camp, in an effort to minimize risk. 

3. CARPOOL IS COOL (AND WALKING HOME FROM CAMP)! PLEASE JUST LET US KNOW

If someone other than your child’s legal parent/guardian will pick up your child from camp (or your child will walk home from camp), WE MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION (HARD COPY, NOT ELECTRONIC), FROM A LISTED PARENT/GUARDIAN, PRIOR TO RELEASING YOUR CHILD.

The brief written notification must include:
a. Child’s name and name of the individual(s) who will be picking up your child in place of the listed parent/guardian on file
b. Date(s) and time(s) the pickup will occur
c. Best phone number in the event we must contact you
d. Signature of the listed parent/guardian on file

*TIME SAVINGS TIP!  Many provide us with a “blanket note”, one that lists, or “covers”, the dates of the entire camp week.

4. FOOD/TREE NUTS POLICY!

We kindly ask all parents to refrain from putting peanut butter or other items processed with peanuts or any type of tree nut in foods and drinks during our camp week.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the above safety issues and helping us keep all our campers safe!

WEATHER SCENARIOS: THAT’S WHAT OUR TEXT/VOICE BLAST SYSTEM IS FOR!!!

“Rain Delay” “Heads Up/Warning” – “See you Friday!”

1. “Rain Delay”:  During the camp day, in the event of MODERATE/PASSING inclement weather, camp will engage in a “Rain Delay”.  Campers and staff will retreat to field dugouts or similar structures (i.e. Gazebo, etc.) for shelter  until the temporary rain pattern passes over.

2. “Heads Up/Warning”:  In the event of forecasted significant and/or sustained inclement weather, a “Heads Up/Warning” text or call may be sent.  A “Heads Up/Warning” is sent when there is a possibility that camp may end early due to significant or sustained inclement weather*.

*A “Heads Up/Warning” message is typically sent a minimum of 1 hour in advance, to notify parents that camp MAY end early that day.  If the projected significant or sustained inclement weather continues, only then would you receive a follow-up call/text to pick up your child.

3. “See You Friday!”:  In the event of inclement weather that occurs during the overnight or morning of camp, you will be contacted via our telephone broadcast system as to whether or not camp will remain on as scheduled or canceled no later than 8:00 a.m.

As with any parenting or caregiving situation, it is important to have backup plans in place.

In the event of sustained/significant inclement weather that results in an early dismissal, it is highly suggested to ensure alternative plans are in place AHEAD OF TIME, so that your child(ren) may be picked up from camp in a timely manner.

Thankfully, on average, an early dismissal happens just once a summer (average number of summer camp days:  between 25-30).

Above all, we plan for your child to have both a safe & awesome summer camp experience while in our care!