6:30 – 8:00 am Centers / Kids Choice
8:00 – 8:30 am Morning Snack
Breakfast is offered during Summer School Weeks 6/13/22 – 7/15/22
8:30 – 9:00 am Opening Circle Morning Songs, Daily Affirmations, Morning Stretches
9:00 – 12:00 pm Organized Morning Activities Crafts, Group Games, Group Projects
12:00 – 12:30 pm LUNCH Louisa County Aquatic Facility Trips
12:30 – 2:00 pm REST Read, Nap, Watch Theme Related Movie 1 :00 pm - 3:00pm
2:00 – 3:30 pm Themed Project Time Monday: Jouett
3:30 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Snack Tuesday: Moss Nuckols
4:00 – 5:00 pm Outdoor Kids Choice Wednesday: Thomas Jefferson
5:00 – 5:30 pm Closing Circle Thursday: Trevilians
5:30 – 6:30 pm Centers
Creative Arts Songs Leadership Development Dance
Chants and Cheers Field Sports STEM
Circle and Group Games Backyard Games Nature Activities
Weekly Themed Activities Character Development
Camp is led by our childcare staff which include, site directors, supervisors, and counselors!
All staff and counselors must complete pre-camp training including, but not limited to youth and adult CPR, first aid, AED, child abuse prevention, daily health observations, conflict resolution, and youth development.
We do drug screens and background checks on all employees.
Please advise campers to take care and responsibility for their belongings. We ask that parents label all belongings with child's name.
What to Bring:
Please pack all items in a backpack or bag. Each child will have their own basket with their name on it to put all of their belongings in.
- Extra set of clothing
- A reusable water bottle
- A book to read during reading time, and a notebook for journal time
- A beach towel
- 1 White t-shirt on the first day for tie-dying
Children are NOT to bring any electronics, or toys from home.
If a child brings an item that is not allowed, it will be taken and returned to the parent/guardian upon pick up.
What to Wear
- Dress for the weather
- Comfortable appropriate play clothing
- Children MUST wear closed-toe shoes to camp. They may bring flip-flops or sandals for Aquatic Facility days only.
- Hats and sunglasses are recommended but optional
- NO offensive slogans or symbols
Children MUST be able to manage all personal hygiene needs.
Children must be able to ambulate on their own or with a mechanical device in varied terrains, including, sloped and uneven ground. They also must be able to perform gross motor functions and fine motor functions with reasonable guidance.
Our program does not allow for any persons who are not employed by LCPRT or the elementary school itself to enter during our program hours.
Arrival and Departure
Each site opens for drop-off at 6:30 am and closes at 6:30 pm.
Children are to be dropped off and picked up at the Gym Entrance of the school.
There will be a sign that holds a doorbell. When you arrive ring the doorbell and a staff member will come to assist you
with check-in or check-out. For pick-up, you must have a photo ID present. Children will only be released to those who are listed as authorized pick-ups.
If the children are somewhere besides the gym or cafeteria there will be a sign posted.
Our staff cannot legally refuse to release a child to a verified parent without custodial papers on file.
Once a child is released they are prohibited from returning to the program that day.
Promotional Photos & Videos
Children enrolled in LCPRT Childcare Programs may be photographed or videotaped by our LCPRT staff or the public media for LCPRT promotional purposes only. If you do not want your child photographed, please let your Site Director know.
LCPRT Summer Camp will go on weekly trips to the LCPRT Aquatic Facility pending weather. Parents/guardians will be required to complete a Swim Test Form choosing whether or not they would like their child to take a swim test, given by certified LCPRT lifeguards. If you choose for your child NOT to test, or they FAIL the swim test then they will be required to wear a provided life jacket at all times while at or in the pool.
LCPRT Summer Camp will often travel to off-site activities. LCPRT will use LCPS school buses to travel. Parents will be pre-notified of all travel plans.
If your child needs medication administered while in our care, you will need to fill out the required forms. Staff is not permitted to administer medications until the proper paperwork is completed. Medications must be sent in the original container and will be locked up. A doctor's signature is required for medications that need to be taken longer than 10 days.
Children will be provided a morning and afternoon snack. Snack menus will be posted in Procare. If your child does not like what the center is serving that day, please send an extra snack with them. Do not send any snacks that will need to be refrigerated or heated or that may contain peanuts or tree nuts. Children will only be allowed to eat during their designated snack times. Children are prohibited from sharing food! On occasion, LCPRT may provide pizza or treats for the children. Please be sure you have notified your center's staff of any food allergies or intolerances your child may have.
Any child with a doctor-diagnosed food allergy will need to have a written Allergy Care Plan from a physician regarding the food to which the child is allergic, and the steps to take in the event of a suspected or confirmed allergic reaction.
All parents must read and sign the Rules of Conduct which states that children must be able to demonstrate the following with minimal direction.
- must be able to maintain personal care without staff support;
- must be able to stay with the group;
- must respect others (listen, follow directions, use appropriate language, keep hands to oneself)
- maintain self-control
For inappropriate behavior, parents will be notified verbally and/or in writing with notification of further action.
LCPRT will not tolerate any behavior that puts any child in a harmful situation. Such behavior will be addressed immediately and action will be taken.
Below is our generalized disciplinary policy. This is subject to change at the discretion of the Childcare Coordinator.
1. When a child exhibits behavior that is unacceptable/inappropriate, staff will remove the child from the situation and discuss the behavior with him/her.
- The child will always be spoken to in a calm manner regarding what has transpired and will be redirected to a different activity.
2. If the behavior continues, staff will remove the child from the activity for a short period of time until the child can regain self-control. Staff may choose to have the child complete a Reflection Form, that will be given to the parents.
- A supervised time-out period may be used (no longer than one minute per age of child).
- Staff shall not:
- Hit, shake, or use any other form of corporal punishment.
- Use abusive language, ridicule, harsh, humiliating, or frightening treatment, or any other form of emotional punishment of children.
- Engage in or inflict any form of child abuse and/or neglect.
- Withhold active play time as a means of discipline unless the child’s actions or behavior present a danger to themselves or others.
- Require a child to remain silent or inactive for an inappropriately long period of time for the child’s age.
3. If a child exhibits behavior that is intentionally harmful to him/herself or others, an Incident Report will be written, the parents will be notified, and the report will be given to the Childcare Coordinator to determine further action.
LCPRT believes in positive discipline that teaches self-esteem. Rather than telling children what they should not do, we focus on what they should do.
LCPRT reserves the right to dismiss any child who has not adjusted to the program after a reasonable amount of time.
Sick Child Policy
LCPRT reserves the right to temporarily deny any child admittance to the school for reasons of obvious illness, or to request early departure should symptoms become apparent during the course of the day. Any child who seems unable to participate in our program for any reason will be sent home. This is to ensure the continued good health of everyone. We realize that most of you are working parents and we do try to accommodate you as much as possible. However, for the health and well-being of the children in our care and our staff we feel it is vital to maintain a strict wellness policy. We ask for parents to assist by keeping sick children at home.
When a child may not attend school:
Fever: Children will be sent home if their temperature is 100.0 or higher and must stay home the next day for observation. Children must be free of fever (any temperature above 98.6 degrees) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Rash: Any rash other than a common skin irritation will require that child to be sent home for an evaluation and diagnosis from their doctor in writing of exactly what it is. They may return to school based on that written doctor’s evaluation, and clearance that it is not contagious.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Children will be sent home if there appears to be an unusual amount of discharge from or irritation to their eye(s). Before returning to school they will need an evaluation and diagnosis from their doctor in writing of exactly what it is. If the diagnosis is BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS children must have received at least 24 hours of treatment. If the diagnosis is VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS your child may return AS LONG AS THERE IS NO DISCHARGE. If in fact, they do not have “pink eye” we need a doctor’s note with a diagnosis and a clearance that it is not contagious.
Diarrhea: Children will be sent home if they have three or more loose bowel movements in one day and must stay home the next day for observation. Before returning to school (after the day of observation) children must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours.
Vomiting: Children will be sent home if they vomit and must stay home the next day for observation. Before returning to school (after the day of observation) children must be symptom-free with no vomiting for at least 24 hours.
Persistent Hacking Cough: Children will be sent home if they have a persistent hacking cough and must stay home the next day for observation. Before returning to school they will need an evaluation and diagnosis from their doctor in writing and at least 24 hours of treatment. If in fact, they do not require any treatment we need a doctor’s note with a diagnosis of exactly what it is with a clearance that it is not contagious.
Lice: Children will not be readmitted until 24 hours after treatment and must be nit free. The Director or a Site Supervisor will make an evaluation and determine if the child can be readmitted.