Day Camp Parent Packet

Park Play Parent Packet

Day Camp

  • Well established camp program
  • Staff trained in First Aid/CPR and much more!
  • FREE Lunch~ thanks to the Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Choose 2 to 5 days per week
  • Pay weekly (Must be by the Thursday before.)
  • Fun weekly themes=new games & activities
  • Crete Township residents who register at the office pay resident fees

Summer should be great fun!   Send your kids to explore,  in our outdoor camp held in Crete Park, 515 First St in Crete.  Children are encouraged to expand their horizons while participating in nature activities, sports, cooperative and team building games, camp crafts, special events, cooking, field trips and more. During inclement weather days (extreme heat or rain) activities will be in the Willard Wood Park Center.

Do you want to know what it's like to be in our Day Camp?  Check out our video, "Epic Camp Day!"
Antney Urbikas, Editor and Videographer. 

Camp Emergency Form must be complete before droop off. 

We are following CDC and State of Illinois guidelines for summer day camps. These guideline are fluid with each new phase of the Illinois Re-Opening Plan.

How many children will be in my child’s camp group?
Each group with have a max of 15 children. Each group will remain 30 ft from the other groups.
What is the counselor/camper ratio?
We will have 1 counselor for every group of 15 campers.
Does my child need to wear a mask at camp?
During active and outdoor play where physical distancing is possible, campers will not need to wear a mask. During indoor activities and activities where physical distancing of 6 ft is not possible, they will need to wear a face covering. When masks are not being worn, they will be kept in individual supply boxes in a sealed bag.

How will sanitation of supplies work?
Each camper will have their own labeled box of supplies to use at camp (i.e. crayons, markers, scissors etc). These supplies will be sanitized at the end of each week.
Community items such as sports equipment will be sanitized before and after each camp group uses it.

What about personal hygiene?
Each camper and staff member will be required to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer:
Before and after eating or preparing any food.
After touching frequently touched items (doorknobs, railings, counters etc)
Upon entering the building
After using the restroom
After using common items, (sports equipment, art supplies)
Before and after playground play

What about public restrooms?
The outside park bathrooms will be open to the public and will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
Campers will use the indoor downstairs bathrooms during their camp day. Indoor bathrooms will be sanitized every 2 hours. The outside bathrooms will be used by campers only for an emergency bathroom situation.

Can my child bring a drink with them to camp?
Yes. Your camper can bring a disposable water/sports drink bottle to camp with them each day. It must be clearly labeled with their name and when the bottle is empty it must be thrown in the trash and the camper will receive water in disposable cups after that. All items brought to camp must be one time use and disposable. NO REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLES.

Does my child have to participate in the free lunch program?
No. Your child can bring their own lunch with them to camp. All items in the lunch including the bag must be disposable. NO REUSABLE BAGS OR CONTAINERS.

What happens if my child, a camper or counselor contracts Covid 19?
Notify the Park District as soon as Possible.
If someone tests positive they should remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released after fever less and feeling well (without any fever reducing medicine) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart. With proof of positive testing, we will credit the unused fees so when you return, you can join immediately.  If a camper/counselor has had close contact with a person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 they should quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and should seek COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center or healthcare center.

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