As always, Avon Kids 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.
At this time, we are planning on providing our campers with a much-needed, fun-filled summer camp experience for summer 2020. We will continue to monitor the effects of Coronavirus and our ability to run summer camp this year.
We will continue to keep you updated as information pertaining to summer camp as it evolves.
Camper Health Guidelines
At drop off each morning a counselor will ask the parent/guardian if the child has had a cough, fever or shortness of breath in the last 72 hours. If the answer is yes, the camper will NOT be allowed to attend camp until they have been symptom free for 72 hours.
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 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. Drop off: Parents will be dropping off using our new drive through service. Cars will pull up to the drop off tent by the grassy area across from 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. Campers will then split into small groups of 10 or less for activities in the grassy area instead of playing on the playground like past years. Smaller groups and social distancing will be a priority. During lunch: Campers will stay with their groups of 10 and have a picnic style lunch through out the park with their counselor instead of everyone eating in the shelter together like past years. Each camper will be supervised with hand washing before they eat. Lunch time will also be cleaning time to sanitize all equipment that has been used by staff and campers including the shelter and bathrooms. Pick up: Pick up will occur just like drop off at the grassy field where we can we spread out. Parents will pull up to the tent 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 hourly. 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. Hand washing steps will be placed on the walls in the bathrooms for campers to follow as well as a fun song to sing while washing for those 20 seconds. Counselors will be monitoring coughing and sneezing and have campers immediately wash hands as well as teach them to cough and sneeze into their elbows. Small groups and social distancing will be a priority throughout the day as well. In the case of inclement weather, campers will be spread out between the Chickadee and Eagle Shelter as well as the Red Barn and Pavilion Center. Park maintenance staff will be cleaning shelter surfaces and playgrounds weekly for additional prevention.
Camp Newsletter Week #8-July 20th-24th.
Come join the fun at Avon Kids' Camp this summer? The Avon Kids' Camp is an all outdoors camp for kids 5 years old who have started kindergarten to age 10 years old. This summer we are also offering Pre-k (3-5) and middle school camp (11-13) as well! Camp is run out of the Chickadee shelter, located next to the playground in the upper park. The summer is comprised of eight weeks of camp. Each week will have it's own theme and counselors plan activities throughout the day based on the theme. Counselors are advised to stick to the following station categories while planning activities; sports, health and wellness, crafts, nature, science and large group. Campers will travel to each station throughout the day. Parents will be provided a schedule for the following week on the Friday before each following week of camp. We also have weekly special guests join us and take several field trip over the summer.
Structure and planning are very important but we also believe in letting the kids use their imagination. If the kids come up with a fun and safe activity that the counselors agree on....... we are doing it! As parents ourselves, we believe that the kids are structured and scheduled all school year long. Camp is a place to explore, imagine and be a kid. In a world of technology, there is nothing wrong with just being a kid.
Camp will consist of our Camp Director and Lead Counselor in addition to our qualified counselors who are all CPR and First Aid Certified to care for your child. To ensure proper supervision and age-appropriate activities, campers will be divided into groups by age. Campers are all together at several times throughout their day for large group activities. We have a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio.
Registration Opens April 6th Camp Dates June 1-July 29th.
Avon Kids Camp Avon Kids Camp is for ages 5 years old who have started kindergarten to age 10 years old.
Enroll for individual days, half days, by the week or the whole break. The choice is yours! Registration is done per day or for the whole week. You can register for as many days or weeks as you would like. Some registration restrictions will apply during the Governor's stages.
We are only offering Full Week Registration for May 26-29, June 1-5 and June 8-12. We are hoping to offer camp by the day starting June 15th. Half day options will not be offered this summer. Single Full Day $30 Weekly Rate-$150
Registration is open until 4pm for the following day of camp. No exceptions will be made after 4pm the day before camp. This allows us minimal time to schedule counselors and plan for food and supplies for the next day.
Extra's $4 Lunch: Lunch choice of various deli meats on white or Hawaiian roll, Uncrustable pb&j sandwich, fresh fruit, fruit cup, bag of chips, yogurt tube, carrot sticks or other raw veggies, and a juice box. Add on during registration process. $10 Extra Camp shirt (Summer Only, each new camper is given 1 free shirt)
Preschool Camp at the Nature Center at Pecar Park (Summer Only) 9:30am-11:30am Tues/Thurs $30 per week Our preschool program is for children 3-5 years old. 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. Drop off and pick up will be at our new Nature Center at Pecar Park at 5203 East County Road 150 North, Avon, IN Registration is for Tuesday AND Thursday of that week.
Middle School Mania at Washington Township Park (Summer Only) 9-4pm Mon-Fri $30/day Middle School Camp is designed for campers 11-13 years old to keep your preteen engaged and challenged all day with various activities such as engineering, science projects, fort building, cooking, sports, fitness and so much more!
FREE Early drop off available starting at 7am and late pick up available until 6pm daily!
Modifications may need to be made to weekly activities and special guests for the safety of our campers and staff during this uncertain time. Weekly Camp Themes for ages 5-13. Week 1 June 1-5- Animal Adventures: Enjoy a fun-filled week of animal encounters with some of our local animal rescue organizations. Campers will get the opportunity to learn about and interact with animals in nature as well as what animals make great pets.
Week 2 June 8-12- Nature Explorers: Our park naturalist will be joining us this week as we explore the park to learn about the plants, animals and insects that call the park home. On Friday campers will have a visit from our Park Naturalist with some special friends from our nature center.
Week 3 June 15-19- Full STEM Ahead: Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math? This week of awesome activities involves introducing campers to a unique variety of STEM projects, games and challenges. Activities to stimulate the mind and spark curiosity will vary but promise to encourage engagement and the imagination of every camper!
Week 4 June 22-26- Sports of All Sorts: Get ready to participate in our sports buffet where campers get to try out different sports! Campers will exercise their gross and fine motor skills while enjoying a variety of sports and games designed to build concentration, strength, speed and skill. Local sports organizations will be joining us to teach Lacrosse, Rugby, Football, Cheer, and Soccer. Learn, play and improve sports skills while having fun!
Week 5 June 29-July 3- A little Bit of Everything: Campers will have the opportunity to experience a different activity/theme each of day of the week. On Monday campers will have CRAFT Day and get to use their creative skills to make a few masterpieces. On Tuesday, campers will have fun trying different science experiments for SCIENCE DAY. On Wednesday, campers will have an adventurous day with CAMPING Day enjoying a bonfire, hiking, fort building and creek stomping. Thursday is CAMP SPORTS DAY when campers get to play all their camp favorites like carpet ball, gaga ball and 9 Square in the air all day. Friday is WATER DAY with different water activities and finishing at the splash pad.
Week 6 July 6-10- Campers vs. Counselors: Avon Kids Campers and counselors will face off in a variety of missions, activities and games throughout the week. This week will include Minute to Win It challenges, water balloon toss and tug -a-war to name a few. Campers and Counselors will face off in the most exciting challenges ever!
Week 7 July 13-17- Ninja Warriors: Hoosier Warriors Gym will be joining us during this fun-filled week withfitness based activities using tumbling, navigation of obstacles, parkour, freerunning and calisthenics tobuild strength and confidence in a fun, fast paced environment. We begin with plenty of stretching/flexibility workfollowed by several circuits/courses during the day that are a total body workout.On Friday campers get to try out their skills on a giant inflatable obstacle course.
Week 8 July 20-24- Wet N Wild With Water: WARNING: Camp will be a SOAK zone this week! This year's water week will be the best ever as we explore all things water. Bring your bathing suit and towel every day this week as we promise a wet and wild week of fun! Campers will finish the week with a Foam Party on Friday.
Camp Daily Schedule
Drop-off/Pick-up @ Chickadee Shelter Upper Park
7:00am - 9:00am Drop-off, Free Time
9:00am - 9:30am Morning Meeting
9:30am - 10:15am Morning Rotation 1
10:15am - 11:15am Morning Rotation 2
11:15am - 12:15pm Morning Rotation 3
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch/Free-Time
1:15pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Rotation 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Rotation 2
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Snack
3:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Rotation 3
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pick-up, Free-Time
What to Bring
Packed lunch if not purchasing one
Backpack to hold belongings
Refillable water bottle
Change of clothes
Swimsuit and towel
Plastic bag for wet clothes
Flip-flops for splash pad only
Do NOT bring personal toys or electronics
What to Wear
Closed toe shoes
Comfortable play clothes
Weather appropriate apparel
Sandals can only be worn at the splash pad
Campers who are enrolled in full-day camps must bring a lunch and beverage each day. Lunch is offered during registration for an additional $4 campers only. As part of our commitment to health and wellness, we encourage campers to bring nutritious foods and beverages. We recommend all campers bring a reusable water bottle to camp each day. Refrigeration is not available for participants’ lunch, so please do not include any food that is subject to rapid deterioration or spoilage. If your camper has a severe food allergy, please contact us so we can provide accommodations for the food allergy if necessary. Please send food in sealed containers and clearly label your camper’s lunch with his/her name.
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.
Inclement Weather Plans: Heat Advisory: In the event of a heat advisory, the campers will be in or around the Red Barn and/or the Pavilion Center. This provides campers the opportunity to have cool air when it gets hot. Frequent breaks will be taken to avoid any heat-related illnesses and water will be available to campers throughout the day. Thunderstorms: In the event of a thunder or electrical storm, the campers will be in the Red Barn and.or the Pavilion Center. Let it be noted that children may be allowed to play in the rain when thunder and lightning are not present.