FAQs

Program Hours and Scheduling

In 2018, summer camp will operate during the weeks of July 30 and August 6. Camp HSR! will run during these weeks from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There is a 10 minute window for pickups and drop-offs (8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for drop-off and 4:00-4:10 for pickup). Before-care and aftercare will be available on a daily basis at an additional cost.

Summer camp is a weekly program and will not be available on a day-by-day basis.

For the 2018-2019 school year, Tuesday School will operate from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a 15 minute window for pickups and drop-offs (8:45-9:00 for morning drop-off, 11:45-12:00 for morning pickup and 12:30-12:45 afternoon drop-off and 3:30-3:45 for afternoon pickup).

Tuesday School will run for four, 6-week quarters over two semesters. Quarter 1 runs every Tuesday for 6-weeks beginning on September 11, 2018 and ends October 16, 2018. Quarter 2 will begin October 23 and the first semester will end November 27. Quarter 3 will begin February 5, 2019 and ends March 12, 2019. Quarter 4 will begin on March 26, 2019 and run through April 30,2019. Registration will be available on a quarterly basis. As our classes will follow a curriculum and are designed to be included in your child's annual homeschooler evaluation, single-class or single-day attendance will not be an option.

Registration and Tuition

The non-refundable registration fee is $25.00 per student. If registered before July 15, 2018, an early-bird discount will apply wherein this fee is waived for siblings, ($25 per family). The registration fee is an annual fee and will carryover through any Camp HSR! programs.

Tuition for summer camp is $225.00 per week. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per enrollee per week will be required at the time your reservation is made. If registered before May 1, 2018, an early-bird discount will apply. Early-bird summer camp tuition is $205.00

Additional siblings will receive 10% off their total tuition.

Tuition for Tuesday School is as follows:

  • Full day: $450.00 per quarter
  • Half day: $255.00 per quarter

Early-bird Pricing

  • Full day: $360.00 per quarter
  • Half day: $195.00 per quarter

Early-bird pricing will be offered twice per school year (1st and 3rd quarters). Students enrolling for the whole semester will maintain their early-bird pricing.

Sibling Discount

  • Full Day: 15% off additional siblings
  • Half Day: 10% off additional siblings

Semester Discount

  • Full Day: 15% off next quarter
  • Half Day: 10% off next quarter

Students currently enrolled will receive priority registration for next quarter.

Discounts may be combined.

Classes will be filled first-come, first-served, based on first installment payment date. To secure your early-bird pricing, your first installment must be paid before early-bird pricing ends.

Payment will be submitted in two installments.

  • Installment 1: Half of your balance must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Installment 2: Payment in full must be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the first class of the quarter.

Upon enrollment, an email will be sent with payment information. Payment may be made online with a bank account or credit card. If you would prefer to mail a check, please notify us via email at info@camphsr.com and we will provide you with our mailing address. Your deposit and registration, as outlined above will be due immediately to reserve your child's spot. A follow up email with an invoice will indicate your balance. Your balance will be due no later than 1 week before your child is scheduled to begin camp. Late payments or returned checks will incur a $20.00 service fee.

In the event of a late payment, your child's spot will be reopened for registration until payment is received. If your child's spot is taken during that time, the non-refundable deposit will not be returned; however, the balance will no longer be due.

Upon enrollment, you will receive an email detailing your class selections and payment information.

Payment may be made in two installments.

  • Installment 1: Half of your balance must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Installment 2: Payment in full must be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the first class of the quarter.

Installment 1 will reserve your class selections on a first-come, first-served basis, and any special pricing, such as early-bird pricing

In the event of a late payment, your child's spot will be reopened for registration until payment is received. If your child's spot is taken during that time, the non-refundable deposit will not be returned; however, the balance will no longer be due.

If you choose to participate in additional services, such as before care, aftercare, meal plans, private music lessons, tutoring, etcetera, additional fees will be incurred as discussed at the time of enrollment in those activities.

Parents must give 2 weeks written notice by email for withdrawal from Tuesday School for any reason. Tuition will be prorated for the unused portion occurring after the 2-weeks' notice. Refunds will not be available for summer camp within 1 week from the start date, or once camp has begun.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Parents or authorized guardians are responsible for signing in their children each day and walking them to their first activity location. Parents may not drop off their children any earlier than the drop-off time indicated in their enrollment information. If before-care is available, this service requires pre-registration. Parents who arrive early, even if before-care is in place, may not leave their child if they are not enrolled in this service. We also ask that you do not be late for dropping your child off at Camp HSR! as late arrivals will cause a disruption to programs that have already begun.

Parents or authorized guardians are responsible for picking up their child and signing them out at the designated pick-up time.

Parents must pick up their children no later than the pick-up time indicated in their enrollment information for their particular program. If the parent is unable to pick up the child, the parent should notify the designated emergency contacts to pick up their child. Although aftercare may be available for some programs, it is necessary to preregister for this service. Parents will be charged $1.00 for every minute beyond their designated pick-up time (counting from 10 minutes past the end of camp). Emergency contacts will be called by program staff after 15 minutes.

Only those individuals authorized on the child's emergency contact form may pick up a child. A photo ID is required of anyone picking up a child. If a parent would like anyone other than those individuals listed, they have two options: The parents must send a signed note with the child, or the parents must email or call the program earlier in the day to notify staff of the change.

Please send a note or email notifying Camp HSR! staff what time you will be picking up your child if it is earlier than your usual pick-up time.

Before-care will be available during all 10 days of summer camp for an additional $5.00 per child per day. You may drop off your child as early as 7:00 a.m. July 30 - August 3 and as early as 7:45 a.m. August 6 - August 10. The earliest you may bring your child(ren) without enrolling in this service will be 8:50.

Aftercare will be available during all 10 days of summer camp for an additional $5.00 per child per day. You may pick up your child as late as 5:00 p.m. July 30 - August 3 and as late as 4:45 p.m. August 6 - August 10. If you are late to pick up without pre-registration in aftercare, you will be charged $1.00 per minute.

Enrollment in before or aftercare through Camp HSR! may be done on a day-by-day basis; however, it must be scheduled at least 1 week prior to the start date of camp in order for registration to be guaranteed. Late requests may be honored on a case-by-case basis. Refunds will not be given for before and after care pre-registration.

Absences

If your child will be absent on a day when he or she is registered to attend camp, please email, call, or text by 8:00 a.m. on the date of the absence. Please note that tuition is not refundable and is based on scheduled attendance.

As our class sizes are capped, we cannot substitute a missed class for a program running at a different time of day, quarter, or camp week.

No, registration is per student and siblings will need to be registered and signed up individually.

Lunch and Snack Times

For campers doing a full-day program, they will need to bring a packed lunch from home. Certain programs may include a lunch or snack option and this information will be provided upon registration. Please note that we do not have access to refrigerate or heat lunches so please plan accordingly.

Camp HSR! will be providing an option to purchase lunch in advance (they will not be available for purchase same-day). Monday through Thursday each week, this will be a sack lunch with several options you may select in advance for $6.00. Each Friday, lunch will be provided by one of our presenting vendors (Week 1: Food truck; Week 2: Cooking/Nutrition class). Selection and pricing information will be available following registration.

Lunches will not be provided during Tuesday School.

During Tuesday School, there will be time between classes for snacks. These will not be provided; however, if you pack a snack for your child, they will have time to eat it throughout the day. This will not be a formal, sit-down mealtime, so please pack snacks with that in mind. It will be child's responsibility to dispose of garbage responsibly.

Camp HSR! will be providing one snack (a variety of fruit) during the day. As lunch time may vary slightly due to programming, the timing of this snack (morning or afternoon), will depend on lunch and other breaks.

With permission, you may provide treats for the group for your child's birthday, or other holidays. Please notify staff ahead of time so that we can let you know about any allergies. These treats will be distributed to the kids during breaks between classes or at lunch, if applicable.

Class Selection

For summer camp, our programming will be consistent throughout the day for all campers. They may be divided into groups based on age or group size, but all children will be able to participate in all events.

For Tuesday School, 12 classes will be offered throughout the day in 6 time slots; three in the morning session and three in the afternoon. In certain cases, your child may only have one option in a particular time slot based on age, class size, or in rare cases, skill level (i.e. ability to read). When two classes are available for your child, you will be asked to make a selection upon enrollment. You will be provided information about all age and/or skill-level restrictions prior to enrollment. Classes cannot be toggled between on a weekly basis, as we will have limited class sizes and the teachers will be following their curriculum plans. Class transitions will need to be made between quarters.

Program Expectations

Children are expected to be able to:

  • Follow program rules
  • Participate appropriately in planned activities within a group of other students
  • Communicate with staff members and other children
  • Cooperatively transition between activities and locations
  • Stay within the activity area and not wander from the group
  • Be cooperative in stimulating situations
  • Follow directions from staff or guest presenters
  • Respond appropriately to a variety of staff, children, and situations
  • Treat others with respect
  • Play cooperatively with other children
  • Behave in a manner that does not pose an unsafe situation for themselves or others
  • Be independent for personal care needs, such as eating a snack, washing hands, and toileting

Items from Home

For Summer Camp, children will need:

  • A packed lunch, if applicable
  • A water bottle with the name on it
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Bug spray
  • A snack
  • Weather appropriate clothing

For Tuesday School, students will need:

  • A packed lunch, if applicable
  • A water bottle with the name on it
  • Snacks
  • Pencil box containing coloring utensils, glue, pencils, scissors
  • Change of clothes
  • 6"x9" drawing pad or journal
  • Pocket folder

Class materials will be provided by the program. If anything additional is necessary, this information will be communicated to parents. If these items are brought to camp, we will not be responsible for loss or damage. Please make sure all clothing and other personal items are labeled and sent in a backpack or other sturdy bag.

Lost and found will be kept by program staff, however it is up to the owner to check for missing items.

We will not be responsible for any money or other valuables brought to camp by your child. Your child will not need money at any time during camp.

Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted for campers. Use of such devices will not be permitted and the camp will not be responsible for loss or damage. If such a device is found, it will be confiscated.

Behavior and Discipline

When conflicts develop between children, program staff will listen to the children and help resolve the conflict through effective communication. Children must be respectful of other children, teachers, and staff.

We will apply the skills of conscious discipline (Composure, Encouragement, Assertiveness, Choices, Empathy, Positive Intent, and Consequences) to resolve the issue while involving the child/children in the solution.

Serious or continued conflicts will be handled in the following incremental manner:

  • A child may not be allowed to participate in the particular activity where conflict exists for a designated period of time, or the child may be asked to write an apology.
  • A conference with the child's parents will be scheduled to discuss options for solving the conflict.
  • If the conflict persists and the staff considers it irresolvable and detrimental to the program or to other children, the parents will be directed to remove the child from the program.
  • Serious conflicts, as determined by Administrators, may be handled by immediately directing the parents to remove the child from the program.

In the event of a child being asked to leave the program, a prorated refund will be offered, not to include partials days of attendance when problems arose.

Serious conflicts include, but are not limited to the following:

  • A child presenting danger to others or self
  • A child unable to conform to the program rules
  • A child showing disrespect to other children or teachers
  • A child whose behavior is disruptive to the group and whose behavior demands an inappropriate or unsustainable amount of staff attention (ongoing one-on-one assistance)

Please note that the rules will also apply to others who may be present at camp during pickup, drop-off, or any other times. We reserve the right to remove a child from camp if the behavior or treatment of staff by parents, relatives, or other individuals with the student is considered unacceptable.

In addition to the aforementioned rules regarding behavior, the following may result in expulsion:

  • Unpaid tuition
  • Repeatedly late pickups

Medication and Illness

Program staff will not be responsible for administering medication to children and request that medicine is not sent with your child to self-administer. If your child is on any medications, however, we do ask that you notify us so that we can monitor them for any adverse reactions. If a severe reaction occurs which necessitates medical attention, we need to have their medication information available, so please ensure that the health information form has been completed and is up to date.

Children can only attend camp if they are in good health. This policy exists for the protection of ourselves, our families, and of the other children, so it is imperative that it is followed. If your child or any member of your immediate family has been exposed to a contagious illness, we expect to be notified as soon as possible. Likewise, we will notify you if your child has been exposed to any illness while at camp.

If any of the following symptoms apply to your child, they will not be able to attend camp:

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Intestinal disturbance such as diarrhea or vomiting
  • Rash with fever or behavior change
  • Discharge from sores, eyes, or ears
  • Excessive nasal discharge
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Severe cough
  • Jaundice
  • Head lice
  • Contagious illness of any kind which results in the child being too ill to participate in daily activities

If your child shows any signs of a contagious disease, please keep them at home and report their condition to us as soon as possible. If any of the above symptoms are present when you bring the child to drop-off, they will not be permitted to stay. If any of the above symptoms arise while the child is at camp, we will call you to come pick them up. You must make arrangements to have the child picked up within 60 minutes of notification. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you are coming to get your child within 20 minutes of notification, this includes leaving a voice mail, we will contact the emergency contacts you have on file. During this time, your child will be separated from the other children.

If an accident or medical emergency occurs, a staff member will: administer the necessary first aid immediately, call an ambulance if the child's injury requires emergency treatment, call the parents or emergency contact, and stay with the child at the hospital until the parent or emergency contact arrives.

Authorization for emergency treatment, along with insurance information, must be completed at the time of enrollment to ensure that in the event of an emergency, we can make sure your child receives the necessary treatment. Please keep this information updated. Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including transportation, if required.

Please be sure to apply sunscreen to your child before coming to camp. We will reapply sunscreen to full-day (including summer camp) campers at lunch time. Sunscreen must be sent with the child, as it will not be provided by Camp HSR! Please by sure to complete the sunscreen authorization form.

Contact Information

We will communicate with parents via email, text message, telephone call. Please reach out to us the same way.

You may reach Camp HSR! via email at info@camphsr.com. You may also follow us on Facebook for updates and additional information.

Unless otherwise noted for the program, Camp HSR! is operated out of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers at 13411 Shire Ln., Fort Myers, FL 33912. THIS IS NOT OUR MAILING ADDRESS.

Camp HSR! is a Florida non-profit organization. We are registered with the Florida Department of Children and Families as a summer camp provider, and we carry liability insurance.

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