As always, Washington Township Park's Little Explorer Camp remains committed to maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment for our staff and campers. In partnership with the American Camping Association (ACA),we are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and are actively discussing the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For More information about our safety precautions, go to the bottom of this page.
Come join the fun at Little Explorer Camp this summer! Little Explorer Camp is an all outdoors camp for preschool kids 3-5 years old located at Washington Township Park. Camp is run out of the Chickadee shelter, located next to the playground in the upper park. Campers will participate in a variety of fun activities including organized games, story time, art, and nature exploration. We will also continue to support developmentally appropriate skills for our pre-k campers. Camp will consist of our Camp Director, Preschool Teacher and Assistant Teacher who are all CPR and First Aid Certified to care for your child. We have a 1:6 counselor to camper ratio.
Registration Opens March 1 Camp Dates June 1-July 22nd.
Registration Options: Mon/Wed 9:30 am-11:30 am Mon/Wed 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Tues/Thurs 9:30 am-11:30 am Tues/Thurs 1:00 pm-3:00 pm $30 per weekly session. You may register for as many sessions as you'd like. Potty Training is not required. A snack will be provided.
Cancellation Policy Please notify the Camp Director in writing at least 10 business days ahead of time if you plan on not having your camper attend the day(s)/week(s) for which they are currently enrolled for a full refund. If you cancel your registration with less than 10 business days you will not receive a full refund. Anyone who cancels after the 10 day minimum has the option to receive a household credit to use towards future camp days with permission from the Camp Director. Requests for a camp credit must be made at least 24 hours before your child misses a registered day of camp. Late Pick-Up Fee If it becomes apparent that tardiness is a recurring issue during pickup, the Director will notify you to discuss late fee assessments. Parents will be charged $1 per minute should late pickups continue. In the event of 5 or more late pickups the Camp Director can request removal from camp. Late pick up is after 6 pm for full day.
Camp Daily Schedule
Drop-off/Pick-up @ Chickadee Shelter Upper Park
First 30 minutes- Drop-off, Free Time
15 minutes- Circle Time
30 minutes- Rotation 1
15 minutes- Snack Time (snack provided)
30 minutes - Rotation 2
30 minutes- Rotation 3
What to Bring
Refillable water bottle with campers name on it.
A face covering
What to Wear
Closed toe shoes
Comfortable play clothes
Weather appropriate apparel
Camper Health Guidelines
Campers and Staff will receive a daily symptom screening before entering camp.
If a camper develops a fever of 100 degrees or higher or consistent cough during the camp day a parent will be notified immediately to come pick the camper up. The camper may return after being symptom free for 72 hours.
Parents are responsible to let the Camp Director know immediately if their child has symptoms or has been diagnosed with a Communicable Disease.
Camp will provide contact tracing in all camps. Campers will be assigned to pods of 10 or less campers. Due to varied weekly camp attendance, pod groupings are subject to change from day to day, although our goal is to keep groupings as consistent as possible.
Camp staff will care for minor bumps and bruises and notify parent/guardian immediately through our online Injury Report sent by email.
Parent/Guardian will be notified immediately if a camper becomes ill or sustains an injury of a serious nature.
Please do not bring your child to camp if they feel ill, or have had a fever, coughing, vomiting or diarrhea.
A child must be fever and cough free for 72 hours and 24 hours for vomiting and diarrhea.
Please do not bring children who have lice or are injured to the extent to where they cannot participate in activities without the possibility of further injury.
Prevention at Camp From COVID 19: We will be implementing several new policies to assure that we are doing everything in our power to lessen the spread of germs at camp. All campers and staff will be required to wear a cloth face covering at camp when physical distancing is not feasible. Drop off: Parents will be dropping off using our new drive through service. Cars will pull up to the drop off sign by the Chickadee Shelter next to the playground where a counselor will come to your car window and ask the parent/guardian questions about fever and cough. Counselors may check the campers temperature using a forehead thermometer. Pick up: Parents will pull up to the drop off/pick up sign and a counselor will get your child, sanitize their hands and load then into your car. Everything that was touched by campers and staff during the day will be sanitized and ready for the next morning.
Counselors will be given a bin that is designated for their group with all the supplies that they need for the daily activities. The supplies will only have contact with that group and then sanitized periodically throughout the day. Camper Restrooms will be cleaned 3 times per day. Campers will not use the park drinking fountain but rather have their water bottles refilled by their counselor with bottled water. Campers will be asked to wash hands a few extra times during the day. CDC hand washing steps will be placed on the walls in the bathrooms for campers to follow. Counselors will have hand sanitizer on them at all time. Staff will monitor campers looking for signs of illness and will notify the appropriate personnel if a child develops a constant cough, shortness of breathe or appears to have a fever. In the case of inclement weather, campers will stay in the Chickadee Shelter or move to the Pavilion Center. Staff will engage in enhanced cleaning procedures during the camp day as well as cleaning shelter surfaces and playgrounds weekly for additional prevention.