Girls will be assigned to camp units and
will remain in that unit the entire week. There are usually two adults and
two girl aides assigned to each unit as well. At camp we encourage girls
to meet and make new friends.
UNIT and BUS STOP ASSIGNMENT:
Your will receive an email approximately two weeks prior to camp indicating
which unit your daughter will be assigned to, who her Unit Leaders are, and her
bus stop assignment and location (including time of pick up and drop off).
» SEE bus stop schedule
Arequipa Day Camp will be providing bus transportation to all
campers to and from camp. We will only release your child to the individuals
you indicated at the time of registration. Any emergency last-minute changes must be provided to
the camp director by 10am each morning. That person (including the parent
of the child) is required to sign out your child each day as your child disembarks
the bus. Parents are required to remain with their child at the designated
bus stop until their child is safely on the bus and checked in. The bus will
not wait for late arrivals. If your child misses the bus, you will need to
drive her to Camp Arequipa or catch up to the bus at the next stop. On the
reverse commute, it is critical that the designated pick up person be on
time. If that person is not at the bus stop, the child will be taken to the
bus checker’s home where you may pick her up. When you receive email notification with the unit assignment and Unit Leaders names, we will provide
you with the bus checker’s name, address and phone number as well.
For the safety of our campers, please review the following bus etiquette
with your child each morning:
- Each child must sit down in her seat. No standing or walking on the bus particularly while it is moving
- Moderate talking and singing are permissible but no loud talking or screaming that might distract the bus driver will be allowed
- Each bus will have an adult bus rider on board. S/he will be responsible for checking girls on and off of the bus each day.
S/he is also responsible for the safety of everyone on the bus.
- If your child is disruptive on the bus, you may be required to provide your own transportation to and from camp.
SOCKS and durable SHOES such as sneakers or hiking boots with shoelaces
are necessary for camp. NO sandals, slip-ons, clogs, jellies or heels.
NO “short-shorts” or
halter tops or Girl Scout uniforms. CAMP T-SHIRTS will be distributed on the
first day, and they are to be worn each day for identification purposes (expect
to wash the t-shirt frequently or order extra shirts). SHORTS are allowed with long socks. LONG PANTS
are recommended to protect campers from deer ticks and scratches on hikes.
Pack a SWEATSHIRT and LONG PANTS as temperatures can change quickly.
The girls do get dirty, so, no new clothes and please label everything.
This dress code is for the health and safety of the campers.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
Each day: Each camper needs to bring a healthy LUNCH
and a DRINK; a WATER BOTTLE (recyclable!); BANDANA or HAT; BACKPACK
to carry all of her things; see CLOTHING recommendations above;
SWIMSUIT, TOWEL, and large closeable PLASTIC BAG for wet things.
Each unit will do a cookout once during the week and a notice will be sent
home the night before. On that day please have your child bring
a MESS KIT, non-breakable CUP & UTENSILS.
Do NOT bring:
Please NO radios, iPods, electronics devices, expensive items, candy, gum or sugary snacks.
Campers should apply sunscreen before coming to camp each day and bring more
with them for before and after swimming. A hat is also recommended.
LEAVING CAMP OR LATE ARRIVALS:
If for any reason your child needs leave during the day, as for a doctor's appointment,
you must send a note the previous day detailing the time you child will be
leaving, who will be picking your child up, the license number and make of
their vehicle. Your child must be signed out with the camp nurse. If your child
returns to camp it must be before 2:30 PM so as not to interfere with the bus
traffic. You will need to sign your child back in with the camp nurse. If at
all possible do not schedule appointments during camp hours, as we don’t
want your child to miss out on camp program.
If your camper has special needs, please let us know immediately so that we can
make appropriate accommodations. If there are any food allergies that we need
to know about please let us know as soon as possible and on the Health History
TAX ID NUMBER #94-1551410
Many parents are working parents who rely on summer camps, such as ours, during
the summer to care for their children. We understand that you may be able to
write off summer camp fees as child care expenses and require our tax ID
number for that: #94-1551410.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS:
Arequipa Day Camp, which has been in existence for 49 years, provides this camp
experience to over 450 girls thanks to the generosity of our adult volunteers.
These volunteers have taken six or more hours of training in addition to working the
five days of camp. Our volunteers are very tired at the end of each day. Perhaps
there is a kindness you can extend such as a thank you note from your camper, gift certificate for a massage
or a manicure, car wash certificate, gift certificate for a pizza and a
movie, or some other thank you gift at week’s end. This would be a wonderful
way to show your appreciation to these wonderful people who are giving so much
of their time and talents for your child’s enrichment and enable us to provide a great camp at a low cost to you. We look forward
to meeting each of your children on the first day of camp!
Sharon “Roadrunner” Sagar
Arequipa Day Camp Administrator