At Adventure Summer Day Camp, we love going on field trips, we believe it is an important part of what changes a typical “daycare” day into a “summer camp” experience. Please take a few minutes to learn about our field trips and policies so we can assure a safe and smooth summer camp experience.
Field trips are incorporated into our Adventure Summer Day Camp Curriculum, however, participation is completely optional. For children not attending the field trip, there are always staff at the center with games and activities.
Whereas the tuition you pay covers the cost of providing care, daily activities, and ensures your child’s placement in the center – it does not cover the cost of field trips. Some field trips are free. Most range from $1 - $15. A few trips during the summer will range up to $25. The field trips are arranged to where you would only have one higher price field trip per week.
Most parents enjoy using the field trips as rewards for good behavior, a task well done, or chores completed at home.
We encourage you to let your child choose which field trips they would like to attend. Since attendance is not required, choosing the field trips they truly enjoy increases the overall success of the field trip and your child’s summer camp experience.
· We will be going on field trips 2-3 times per week
· On Friday, we will post the field trips for the next week
· On Monday, permission slips for all field trips for that week will be available
· Permission slips must be signed by the end of the day Monday
· Payment for the field trip must be made by the end of the day Monday
A few things about safety on our field trips:
Field trips, although part of Camp curriculum, are contingent upon the child’s ability to follow directions and carry out instructions.
When we leave on field trips, we are leaving the safety of the center. There are no fences to keep our children inside. There are strangers and distractions. And there are simply too many unknowns that when we leave on a field trip, we must know, absolutely know, that the children we are bringing are able to listen and follow directions. Sometimes these directions are the only thing that is keeping them within the boundaries of safety.
Our policy is too allow all children access to field trips – however, if the child proves they are unable to follow directions, they will not be allowed to continue to go on field trips.
Most of the time, removing the child from the next scheduled field trip is enough to encourage the child to follow directions more closely so they can be allowed on future field trips.
Sometimes we discover that some children cannot follow directions on only certain types of field trips. In this case, after repeated tries, a child may be permanently removed from certain types of field trips. (i.e. If a child cannot follow direction on water field trips, he may be removed from only water field trips to ensure his and the other children’s safety)
In extreme instances, some children are just not able to follow directions outside the center and can be removed from all field trips.
These policies are in place to protect all of the children and staff that are on the field trips and are at the management’s discretion. When a child has to be removed from a field trip, a written report will be sent home to the parent.