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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

Ready for adventure? Spend your summer exploring 114 acres of protected Pine Rockland Hammock. Campers will participate in traditional camp games, crafts, swimming, sports and experience activities such as trail biking, science, cooking, archery, air riflery, reptiles, drama, woodworking, hiking, caves and so much more!

Reserve early, space is limited.

  • Age Ranges:

    • 6 years old
    • 7 – 8 years old
    • 9 – 10 years old
    • 11 – 12 years old
    • Note: Sibling discount available

    ** 5 year old campers must be 6 by Aug 21, 2020 in order to attend. Proof of age are required
    ** Any camper turning 13 before June 8, 2020 are not eligible for camp. Proof of age required

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • Early Bird 7:30 am – 8:00 am – $10
    • After Care 5:00 pm – 6 pm – $10
    • Regular camp drop off begins at 8:00 am
    • Curb Side Pick Up Service begins at 4:30 pm

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  • Facilities:

    • Bath house with separate men’s, women’s and ADA accessible showers
    • Large air conditioned dining hall and kitchen
    • Recreation patio with ping-pong tables and benches
    • Arts & Crafts room
    • Swimming pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball field, open field space, horseshoe pits and tether ball
    • Archery and air rifle range
    • Nature trails and caves

Themes for 2020

  • Week 1, June 15 – 19 Beach Ball Blast
  • Week 2, June 22 – 26 Extreme Games
  • Week 3, June 29 – Jul 3 American Camp Out
  • Week 4, Jul 6 – 10 Peanut Butter Jelly Jam
  • Week 5, Jul 13 – 17 Cowboys & City Slickers
  • Week 6, Jul 20 – 24 Outwit, Outplay, Outlast
  • Week 7, Jul 27 – 31 Rockets & Robots
  • Week 8, Aug 3 – 7 Treasure Island
  • Week 9, Aug 10 – 14 A Knight’s Quest
  • Week 10, Aug 17 – 21 Epic Endings

Program Fees

Program Fees
  • Registration Fee: $15, non-refundable, annually per camper.
  • Tuition: $125 weekly per camper.
  • Deposit: $25
  • Early Bird Drop Off: $10/week/camper
  • Late Pick Up: $10/week/camper
Initial Registration/Deposits

Initial registration is processed through online registration at www.miamidadecounty.com

17001 SW 264th St.

Homestead, FL 33031

Registration is based on a First Come, First Serve Basis. Limited space is available. You are highly encouraged to pay in full for all weeks needed.

Deposits

Deposits are an easy way to secure your child’s spot, provided the remaining balance is paid by or on the Wednesday, prior to the week attending. For example: If registered for week of June 15-19, your remaining balance is due by Wednesday, June 10, by 6 pm. At this time, deposits and remaining balances are NOT available online. Deposits and remaining balances must be paid through the camp office.

Weekly Payments

If a camper is enrolled with a deposit for a particular week(s), a payment of the remaining balance must be made to complete the registration and maintain their spot. Payment is required on or before the Wednesday prior to each week the camper is scheduled to participate.

Late Payment

Late payments result in a loss of deposit and spot for that week. Your camper will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Waitlist will be called beginning at 9 am on Thursday mornings. If space becomes available, a full weekly payment, plus deposit is required. Deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable.

Q&A: Health and Safety

Q. What health and safety procedures are youth camps required to follow during COVID-19?

A. Enhanced health screening and sanitizing procedures, social and spacial distancing, use of face coverings indoor and passive outdoor activities, use of cohort groups of no more than 10 campers and counselors, and no sharing of designated -equipment, camp supplies, and campers’ personal supplies and spaces. Limited sharing with gloves and frequent disinfecting may be needed for some outdoor and recreational activities.

 

Q. Will I or my child be required to complete a health screening or be tested for COVID-19 prior to registering for camp?

A. We understand your concerns. We will not require a health screening or COVID-19 test prior to camp start. We will conduct daily wellness checks on children at drop off including – checking the temperature of children and asking standardized CDC screening questions for adults regarding their children’s health.

 

Q. Will I or my child be required to complete a health screening or be tested for COVID-19 prior to registering for camp?

A. We understand your concerns. We will not require a health screening or COVID-19 test prior to camp start. We will conduct daily wellness checks on children at drop off including – checking the temperature of children and asking standardized CDC screening questions for adults regarding their children’s health.

Children with a temperature ≥ 100.4 or whose parent/caregiver answers “yes” to screening questions will not be permitted to register their child into any of our summer camps, and will be prevented from entering park facilities or the summer camp programs, unless their child has been cleared by a doctor, and written proof is presented as part of the screening process.

Children who exhibit physical symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (coughing, sneezing, running nose, fatigue, amongst others) will be sent home, will not be permitted to attend the program that day and are highly recommended to be monitored according to CDC guidelines.

 

Q. What are your plans to clean and sanitize camps?

A. Keeping camp areas clean is everyone’s responsibility. We have updated and enhanced park and camp program cleaning policies, which includes more frequent cleanings and disinfecting of highly used surfaces including tables, door handles, other surfaces, sports equipment and camp supplies, and other items used by campers. The public will be limited in their access of summer camp designated spaces, equipment and supplies used by campers. And, campers and employees are receiving regular training on best practices in personal hygiene in accordance to the CDC guidelines.

 

Q. Who is guiding your camp health and safety plans?

A. Like many communities, advice and counsel is at the highest level. Camp program managers and Miami-Dade Parks Department leadership are receiving guidelines and instruction from the Mayor’s Task Force, which is comprised on health experts who liaison with the national and MDC Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as selected individuals from the medical, legal, safety, and insurance fields. This Task Force routinely reviews all elements of PROS Summer Camp health and safety protocols as they pertain not only to camp, but to all our programs and operations .They are working diligently to provide our community and our parks with additional guidance specific to the summer program operations and the current COVID-19 situation.

 

Q. What are the limitations on group sizes for youth camps and who is included as a part of the group size?

A. Following MDC Executive Order No. 20-21 youth camps must limit group size to no more than 10 (children, counselors in training, and/or counselors). The group size requirement is for all camps – including sport camps, general camps, nature and accessibility camps — whether indoors or outdoors.

 

Q. Will everyone be REQUIRED to wear face coverings as part of the Summer Camp program?

A. Yes, with few exceptions. Campers and counselors will wear face coverings when indoors at all times and when transitioning between indoor and outdoor spaces. Face coverings can be removed when engaged in strenuous outdoor activities, when social distancing can be achieved, and when eating.

Parents/Caregivers (and all persons in the vehicle) are asked to wear face coverings at all times when registering, dropping off and picking up your child from camp. We ask that everyone wear face coverings in parks in accordance with Order No. 20-21.

 

Q. What are the social distancing guidelines for summer camps?

A. Individuals and groups must be spaced at least 6 feet apart during stationery and mobile activities.

 

Q. What are you doing to prevent someone from bringing COVID-19 into camp?

A. First, individuals and families must monitor their personal health, family situation and not let anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been around anyone with COVID-19 symptoms attend summer camp. Per PROS policy, all employees and summer camp attendees receive an individual health questionnaire and symptom screening upon arrival to the camp site as part of daily check-in. These screenings apply to camp staff, participants, and adult leaders. Individuals who do not pass the a.m. daily screening will be sent home.

Each site has completed a COVID-19 Emergency Readiness site Re-Opening Checklist that includes additional health and safety standards to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Use of face coverings, social distancing practices, enhanced cleaning schedules of activity spaces, restrooms, eating areas and supplies and equipment, and the use of cohort groups are best practices announced by the CDC and MDC to include in re-opening guidelines.

 

Q. What if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among the children, staff, or families?

A. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive individual, prompt action defines the “inner circle” of a cohort group (those within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) as a “close contact” for contact tracing, isolation, and additional health monitoring.

If a staff member or camper within a cohort groups is identified as having a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19, the individual will not be permitted to come to camp for work or as a participant.

If a staff member or camper begins to show symptoms of an upper respiratory ailment, the individual will be isolated in a location previously identified as part of the camp’s communicable disease plan (CDP). Arrangements will be made for the staff member to return home or for additional medical evaluation. Confidentiality as well as prompt communication and care is important at the individual and contact tracing level. The individual staff member or camper will not be permitted to return to camp until they are cleared by a medical professional. Parents of campers in the cohort group will be notified at pick up that a staff member or camper was sent home because they showed symptoms of an upper respiratory ailment and asked to monitor their camper. It will be up to the parent’s discretion if they choose to have the child continue with the camp program. Refunds will be issued upon request.

Sources and additional layers of “low-risk” contacts are identified in the “outer circles” of the cohort group interactions and may or may not include other camp groups.These groups will be notified as necessary, using the small group and cohort strategy . Contact tracing can be undertaken promptly by trained professionals and in coordination with local and state health resources, with isolation and health monitoring implemented expediently.

In addition, employees are to follow all County HR protocols for care in accordance to CDC guidelines.

 

Q. Where can I go for additional information on Health and Safety best practices for my children during this summer?

A. In order to provide a safer and responsible environment to serve children and families in Miami-Dade County and to deliver services in the “New Normal” for childcare facilities, summer and sports camps, and after school programs adhere to the following guidelines and regulations from:


American Camp Association, Camp Operation Guide Summer 2020 https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/camp-operations-guide­ summer-2020
 
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF} https://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child­ care/covid-19-faqs-provider .shtmI
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC} https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201 9- ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html
 
Florida Department of Education (DOE} http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stml
 
Florida Department of Health guidelines http://www.floridahealth.gov/
 
Miami-Dade County general reopening guidelines on page 21 of the "New Normal, A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments" https://www.miamidade.gov/information/library/new­ normal.pdf
 

Please see attached Do’s and Don’t for Summer Camps. We thank you for your patience as we strive to provide a fun and safe camp experience for your camper.

Camp OB Summer Camp Out

Friday, July 3, 6pm – July 4, 9am

Hotdog cookout with all the trimmings, campfire & s’mores, glow in the dark games, owl walk and pancakes and pajamas. Campers do not need to be registered for that week to attend camp out.

Space is Limited. Register Early! $25 per camper

Summer Camp Family Night

Wednesday, July 15, 8pm

Movies under the Stars, bring your camp chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family movie in the great outdoors.

Free to all registered summer campers and their family. Concession stand will be available.

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