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South Loop Summer Camp

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Youth Guidance Summer Camp

South Loop School 2017

 

WHO: Students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.  Grade level is reflective of grade entering in fall of 2017. Students from all schools are welcome.

WHEN: The 8 week camp begins Monday, June 26th and ends Friday, August 18th. Campers register by the week and can choose between two enrollment options: part-time from 8:00am-3:30pm or full-time from 8:00am-6:00pm There will be no camp on Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th. Children can be dropped off no earlier 8:00am and picked up no later than 6:00pm. No child supervision is available before or after these times. 

WHERE: South Loop Elementary School – 1212 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60605.

CAMP DESCRIPTION:  The Youth Guidance program at South Loop is designed to meet the social, academic, physical, and emotional needs of students through a diverse collection of engaging and thought-provoking activities. The Youth Guidance Summer Camp provides a safe and supportive environment in which students are free to learn, create, share and grow along with their peers. Our staff members have extensive childcare experience and are committed to ensuring that each child has a positive, safe, and fun Summer Camp experience.

Staff: The Extended Day staff is comprised of dedicated, caring individuals who have had extensive training and experience inchild-care and development. All of our staff members hold or are working towards a college degree, and are committed toproviding a safe, constructive environment for their students to learn and grow.

Kindergarten: The Kindergarten Summer Camp is a full day that is designed for the development and growth of young children, with an emphasis on social development. Activities include: music, dance, drama, phonics, science, team sports, story time, arts and crafts, rest time, games, field trips, and outdoor play.  The Kindergarten class is kept at a 2:15 teacher to student ratio.

1st-4th Grade: The 1st-4thgrade Summer Camp focuses on “Character and Citizenship” through a variety of engaging and fun classes/activities such as: team sports, music, global volunteerism, yoga, creative writing, meditation, drama, dance, science, service learning and more. Campers will be grouped by grade level. In addition to their daily activities, campers will have the opportunity to go on weekly field trips, conduct service learning projects, and go swimming at an off-site pool each week.

5th-8th Grade: The 5th-8th grade students partake in a Leadership Summer Camp that focuses on building social awareness skills that help to create confident adults who can contribute as active and informed members of society.  The core Leadership curriculum revolves around community service projects, self-exploration exercises, team building activities, and reflective journaling.  In addition to all the amazing Leadership activities, campers will have the opportunity to take part in the usual array of elective courses such as art, dance, yoga and drama, as well as participate in occasional walking field trips to the 12th Street Beach.

ELECTIVES: Students in grades 2nd-8th will have the opportunity to take two special elective classes taught by the very talented Summer Camp staff. Students will take the same class for 8 weeks on Monday and Wednesday mornings and a different class for 8 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Each class will target a certain age range.

Examples of electives from prior summers include: Gardening, Creative Writing, Fitness and Nutrition, Mural Arts, Poetry, Team Sports, Softball, Computer Programming, Civic Responsibility, Knitting, Spanish, Drama and Movement, Zumba, Book Club, Comic Books, Journalism, and Bio-Chemistry and American Sign Language.  Registration for electives will be sent out early June.  Students/parents will be able to rank the top three classes they want to take in the morning and afternoon.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE: To see a prior summer schedule, please visit:https://goo.gl/lyAFAJ. This year’s Summer Camp schedule will be available online early June.  

FIELD TRIPS:  All campers will go on weekly field trips. Students will be required to wear their camp T-shirt on field trip days.  Field trips will be on Fridays, unless otherwise noted.

 

Sample Field Trip Schedule

 

Weeks

K-4th

5th-8th

Week 1 (6/26-6/30)

Lincoln Park Zoo

Week 2 (7/3-7/7)

Traveling World of Reptiles Showcase

Week 3 (7/10-7/14)

Shedd Aquarium

Week 4 (7/17-7/21)

Chicago History Museum

Federal Money Museum

Week 5 (7/24-7/28)

Field Museum

Week 6 (7/31-8/4)

Randy the Magician

White Sox Game (8/2)

Week 7 (8/7-8/11)

MLK Bowling and Skating

Week 8 (8/14-8/18)

Naper Settlement

 

*Dates and locations of the field trips may be subject to change.

 

Field trip dates, times and other details will be emailed out to parents at the beginning of each week. No care is available at the school while campers are on their trips. If students miss the bus, they may not be dropped off at the field trip site.

SWIMMING:

K-8th Grade: Students in grades K-8th will have weekly swimming trips.  Students must have a swim cap and proper swimming attire.  If your child cannot or does not want to swim, they will have the option to sit out. There will be additional supervision at the school for students who cannot go swimming for some reason.

5th-8th Grade: 5th-8th grade students will have opportunities for additional swimming field trips scheduled throughout the summer. These will be walking field trips to the 12th Street Beach. Swimming trips will be earned throughout camp.

CAMP T-SHIRTS: Students will receive a camp T-shirt at the beginning of Summer Camp.  Campers are required to wear their T-shirt on all field trip days (not including swimming trips).

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES AND POLICIES:

Drop-Off: If students arrive between 8:00am and 8:30am, they can report to the Cafeteria for breakfast. Parents may bring their students back to the Cafeteria.  Breakfast will not be offered after 8:30am.  If students arrive after 8:30am, the front desk attendant will help them find the location of their class.

Pick-Up:

§  Students will be dismissed through our walkie talkie system.  When picking up your student, please tell the front desk attendant your student’s name and grade.

§  Your child’s safety is paramount and therefore they will not be released to any non-­guardian unless their name is on the list of approved pickups. Anyone on that list must present a photo I.D. to the attendant at the front desk before they will be allowed to pick up your child. Approved pick-up lists are not transferred from previous school years/camps, so please make sure to include all approved pick-ups on your registration form.

§  Changes to student release information (i.e. adding additional approved pick-ups) must be emailed to the Resource Coordinators.

§  Students must be signed out of programming daily.

§  For safety reasons, parents are not allowed past the front desk during pick-up.

§  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide copies of any relevant court documents regarding custody to the YG program office.

 

LATE PICK-UP FEES: A $1 late fee is charged every minute for pick-ups after 6:05pm per family (full-time enrollment) and 3:35pm per family (part-time enrollment). For example, if a child is picked up at 6:06, the family is charged $1.  If a child is picked up at 6:21, the family is charged a $16 fee, and so on.  If a child is picked up at or before 6:05 (full-time) or 3:35 (part-time), there is no charge to the family. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration for late pick-ups.

OTHER CAMP NOTES:

§  A cold breakfast and lunch is provided each day. South Loop is a nut, candy, and gum free school.

§  Students must bring their own afternoon snack.

§  It is suggested that students bring a labeled water bottle and sunscreen each day

§  Students who require a personal aid during the school day are also required to have an aid (provided by the student's family) during Summer Camp.

§  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide information on any relevant medical conditions to the Youth Guidance program office, if accommodations are needed.

§  Youth Guidance is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

PROGRAM FEES:  The cost of Summer Camp is indicated in the tables below. Cost is dependant on how many weeks are selected, the grade of the camper, and which enrollment option selected. Grade level is reflective of grade entering in fall of 2017. A sibling discount is offered for each additional child at 25% off the weekly price. **If you are registering a sibling set, please contact Krystle Strange at kstrange@youth-guidance.org to ensure the sibling discount applies properly**

 

*Please note that the chart below may not apply to families who do not enroll in the 2nd week which is shorter because of the holiday. For example, if you choose the Full Time enrollment for the 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks, your total would be $1,035 and not $900. If you were to choose the 1st, 2nd and 5th weeks your total will be $900 to account for the shorter week from the July 4 holiday*

FULL TIME ENROLLMENT (8:00-6:00) K-8TH CAMP FEES

Weeks of Camp

 

Full Time Camp Fee by Week

# of Weeks Enrolled

Total Cost Per # of Weeks Enrolled

1st Week

$345

1 Week

$345

2nd Week

$210

2 Weeks

$555

3rd Week

$345

3 Weeks

$900

4th Week

$345

4 Weeks

$1,245

5th Week

$345

5 Weeks

$1,590

6th Week

$345

6 Weeks

$1,935

7th Week

$345

7 Weeks

$2,280

8th Week

$345

8 Weeks

$2,625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

part Time Enrollment (8:00-3:30) k-8TH Camp Fees

 

# of Weeks Enrolled

Part Time Camp Fee Per Week

# of Weeks Enrolled

Total Cost Per # of Weeks Enrolled

1st Week

$300

1 Week

$300

2nd Week

$185

2 Weeks

$485

3rd Week

$300

3 Weeks

$785

4th Week

$300

4 Weeks

$1,085

5th Week

$300

5 Weeks

$1,385

6th Week

$300

6 Weeks

$1,685

7th Week

$300

7 Weeks

$1,985

8th Week

$300

8 Weeks

$2,285

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

A separate, non-refundable registration fee of $100 (per student) is due at time of registration.The registration fee does not count towards the tuition fee. Register by April21st and receive $25 off your registration fee!

§  Camp fees for week 1 of camp along with the $100 registration fee are due at the time of registration.

o    Weeks 2-5 are due on July 1st

o    Weeks 6-8 are due on August 1st.  

§  Your ASAP account will indicate the payments are recurring. Payments are NOT recurring and will be due as stated above

o    If you save your card in the system, the payment will be auto-drafted from your account on the due dates above.

§  Invoices will be automatically generated to your ASAP account on their respective dates.  See "Payments" below on how to pay.

§  Any cHanges to number of weeks needed must be emailed by June 1st to the Resource Coordinators.  If proper notice is not given when dropping weeks, families will be charged for those weeks. 

 

PAYMENTS: Payments can be made online or sent to the downtown Youth Guidance office.  Payments will not be accepted at the school.

§  Pay by Mail: Youth Guidance, ATTN: Tuition Department, 1 N. La Salle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602. Please include your child’s name and South Loop Summer Camp in the memo section of each check.

§  Pay Online: www.youth-guidance.asapconnected.com

o    Log into your ASAP account

o    Select “My Billing Info”

If you have any questions regarding payments or balances please contact Krystle Strange at kstrange@youth-guidance.org or Daphne Martin at damartin@youth-guidance.org.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Financial assistance can be arranged through Illinois Action for Children, a state funded assistance program. Once you are approved for Child Care Action (CCA) your monthly payments will only be a fraction of the cost of the full tuition.  Should you qualify for assistance, you will still be responsible for paying the registration fee and completing the regular registration to be eligible for Summer Camp.  

CCA Applications specific for South Loop Youth Guidance can be found online at https://goo.gl/AMHKgL. For more general information on CCA, please visit the Illinois Action for Children website. To see if you are eligible to apply based on financial need, please visit the Paying for Child Care section of the website.

All CCA applications must be signed by the Resource Coordinator and sent in by May 16th.  Proof of submission must be given to the Resource Coordinator. 

 

CAMP BEHAVIORAL POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS: Students are expected to follow South Loop School’s behavioral expectations at all times.  This includes being safe, responsible and respectful to all students, staff, and administrators.

 

Students must uphold the following expectations:

1)       Students are NOT permitted to use electronic devices during programming, including but not limited to: portable music players, smart watches, cell phones, hand-held gaming devices, personal computers, iPads, etc. Cell phones must remain off during programming hours.  Calls must be made to/from the program office line.

2)   Unauthorized items that are out during program hours will be confiscated by program staff and returned only to a parent/guardian. More than one violation will result in a write-up and a conference with parents/guardians.

3)       At no point should students be wandering the hallways unsupervised.

4)    Students may not leave the school building for any reason while in attendance at Summer Camp, except when accompanied by an instructor on a field trip. If a student leaves the school grounds and returns to Summer Camp without proper permissions, they will receive an automatic two day suspension from Summer Camp.

5)       Students may not leave the school building to buy lunch or order lunch to be delivered.

6)       Students may not refrigerate or microwave food.

7)       If a student is signed out of Summer Camp, they may only return with parent/guardian permission.

8)       For safety reasons, once a student leaves the school building they cannot remain on school grounds (playground, outside building) without adult supervision. 

9)       Students must wait inside the school building to be picked up.

For a more comprehensive list of expected behaviors, please refer to the CPS student code of conduct available on the CPS website: http://cps.edu/Pages/StudentCodeofConduct.aspx.

Should students not follow through with the set expectations, they will receive a write-up. Once a student receives four write-ups they will be suspended from the Summer Camp program for two days.  A fifth write up will result in expulsion from the Summer Camp program for the remainder of the summer. Any incidents involving physical violence will result in an immediate three day Summer Camp suspension. Please note that tuition is non-refundable.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

§  Read over the Youth Guidance Program Registration and Consents Packet before registering your child found online at https://goo.gl/PFfLRy.

§  If you have not previously registered on the ASAP portal, please be sure to read the following document: https://goo.gl/MwcVXE

·         Complete registration form online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com.

§  Submit your $100 non-refundable registration fee to Youth Guidance (see “Payments” above).  Your child’s spot will not be reserved until Youth Guidance has received the $100 registration fee. No student will be allowed to attend until they are registered online.    

§  If you currently have an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance, your child may not attend Summer Camp until the balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange at kstrange@youth-guidance.org to inquire about your account balance.

Registration will close on Monday, June 20th.  Register by April 21st and receive $25 off your registration fee!

Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  A waitlist will be created once a class is full.

 

Contact Information:

Krystle Strange   –  Resource Coordinator:   kstrange@youth-guidance.org                    

Daphne Martin   –  Assistant Resource Coordinator:  damartin@youth-guidance.org                                                                                                                              


 

 

South Loop Summer Camp
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