Kennesaw’s All-Star Summer Day Camp

All-Star Summer Day CampThe City of Kennesaw has built a reputation of offering quality day camps that provide engaging life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment; where creativity and curiosity is encouraged, and the emphasis is on having fun.

During the summer of 2017, the City of Kennesaw will maintain this tradition by offering youth ages 5-12 the opportunity to improve their self-confidence, build self-esteem, and make new friends at Kennesaw’s All-Star Summer Day Camp. Nine weeks of camp will be offered from May 30 through July 28. Each week of camp is based on a different theme, which is incorporated into scheduled activities whenever possible. Some weeks may include special guest speakers, demonstrations or field trips to area attractions.

Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Early care is available from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Extended care is available from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our camp staff is comprised of well-trained, caring, enthusiastic adults who are determined to provide a safe and enjoyable summer camp experience. All staff are CPR and first aid certified and are expected to adhere to the highest professional standards set forth by the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. Throughout the summer, staff are continuously evaluated and provided with feedback to enhance their performance. We maintain a low camper-to-staff ratio of approximately 10:1. Kennesaw’s All-Star Summer Day Camp is located at the Ben Robertson Community Center.

Weekly Themes (click on a logo to register online)

Note: Registration opens April 7 for Kennesaw city residents, and April 21 for non-residents.

Week 1: Tue 5/30 – Fri 6/2

Week 2: Mon 6/5 – Fri 6/9

Week 3: Mon 6/12 – Fri 6/16

Week 4: Mon 6/19 – Fri 6/23

Week 5: Mon 6/26 – Fri 6/30

Week 6: Mon 7/3 – Fri 7/7 (no camp 7/4)

Week 7: Mon 7/10 – Fri 7/14

Week 8: Mon 7/17 – Fri 7/21

Week 9: Mon 7/24 – Fri 7/28

Early Care and Extended Care

Weekly early care and extended care for All-Star Summer Day Camp participants is available for an additional fee. Under the supervision of camp staff, children can independently choose and engage in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, puzzles, reading, drawing or simply socializing with friends.

Click here to register for Early Care: Daily from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Click here to register for Extended Care: Daily from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Information

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum number of campers is reached, or until the Wednesday before the week of camp. Activity fees are due at time of registration. No exceptions will be made. Fees will not be pro-rated for partial attendance. Registration opens April 7 for Kennesaw city residents, and April 21 for non-residents.

Refund Policy

Registration fees less a $30 cancellation fee will be refunded for all requests received by the Wednesday prior to the start of the camp week. No refunds will be given after the Wednesday prior to the start of the camp. Failure to attend the registered camp week does not entitle the participant to transfer, make up, or receive a refund.

Transfer Requests

Transfer requests from one camp week to another are subject to space availability. All transfer requests must be received by the Wednesday prior to the camp week that your child is enrolled. A $5 transfer fee will apply.

Waiting Lists

If a camp week is full, a wait list will be generated. To be added to a wait list, a camp registration form must be completed. Your child may not be added to a wait list by a phone call, e-mail or hand written note. If an opening becomes available, parents will be contacted in the order in which their child was added to the wait list. Children added to a wait list are not guaranteed enrollment.

Age Requirements

Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age-appropriate activities. Campers will be placed into groups according to their age. Campers must be at least 5 years of age by the first day of the camp session, and be able to use the restroom independently or with minimal verbal prompting. No exceptions will be made.

Inclusion

The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to making all of our programs, facilities and services accessible to everyone. If you feel that you or your child may require auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make safe and respectful accommodations.

Communication

On-going communication between staff, parents and campers is critical to your child achieving a successful and fun experience at camp. If at any time you need to share information, concerns or compliments, we encourage you to speak with a staff member. To contact your child during camp hours, please call 770.422.9714.

Code of Conduct

To ensure a quality experience, we ask all staff and campers to abide by the following code of conduct:

  • Respect others’ privacy and safety.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Treat public and private property and equipment with respect.
  • Camp rules shall be observed at all times.

We utilize positive reinforcement and a caring environment to encourage good behavior. Camp staff will promote proper behavior with clear guidelines and expectations. Inappropriate behavior by a camper will be addressed in a sensitive manner, and the camper will be redirected towards proper behavior. If a behavior becomes so disruptive that it is unacceptable, the parent or guardian will be notified and the child may be asked to leave the program.

Lunch and Snacks

Campers are required to bring a lunch and beverage each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. Healthy afternoon snacks will be provided daily. Campers may choose to bring their own snacks.

All-Star Summer Day Camp GroupSign In/Sign Out Procedures

For the safety of each child, all campers must be signed in and signed out each day. Parents or guardians will need to leave their vehicle to drop off and pick up their child. Campers may only be picked up and signed out by an authorized person (indicated at time of registration). Campers may not sign themselves in or out. Please be ready to show a photo I.D. to a staff member.

Drop Off Times

Campers registered for early care may begin arriving at 7:30 a.m. All other campers can be signed in between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00am. Please have your child here on time, as activities will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Pick Up Times

All campers must be picked up between 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., or by 6:00 p.m. if registered for extended care. We reserve the right to charge a late pick up fee of $1 per minute/per child. If you know you will be late, please call 770.422.9714. Your child will remain with our camp staff up to one hour after the program ends. After one hour, Child Protective Services may be called.

Camp Attire & Personal Items

All campers should wear comfortable clothing each day. Campers should wear athletic shoes (no flip-flops). Campers are discouraged from bringing personal items such as electronics, jewelry or items of value. Campers are responsible for their personal possessions. The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items brought to camp.

Commemorative T-Shirt

All campers will receive one commemorative camp t-shirt for the summer (not required to be worn each day).

Sun Protection

Because many camp activities are outdoors, your child is at risk for sunburn. Campers should arrive at camp with sunscreen already applied, as well as with additional sunscreen. We recommend campers use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30.

Medication

If your child needs medicine while at camp, you will need to fill out an Authorization to Give Medication at Camp Form or an Over-the-Counter Medication Permission Form.

Illnesses

For the protection of all campers and staff, any child believed to have an infectious illness should not attend camp. If a staff member becomes aware that child is sick, the parent or guardian will be called to pick up the child.

All-Star Summer Day Camp CounselorSample Daily Schedule*

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Early Care
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Camp Arrival
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Camp Announcements
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Fitness Activity
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Outdoor Game
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Arts & Crafts Project
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cultural Project
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Supervised Recreational Play
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enrichment Program
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sports Activity
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Snack / Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Art Activity
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Clean-Up
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Camp Departure
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Extended Care
*Please note: This is only a sample schedule.
Activity offerings will vary each day.