PARENT INFORMATION 

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY:

Due to limited space, 50% of the camp fee will be refunded for cancellations made at least ten days prior to camp start date. Please submit all cancellation requests to CherylL@conservancy.org


Before and after care

• You may arrive between 8:00 - 9:00 AM to drop off your child. Camp begins promptly at 9 AM. 

• Pick-up for Sea Horses only 2:00 - 3:00 PM each day.

• Pick up time for all others is between 4:00 - 5:00 PM each day.

• All campers must be picked up no later than 5:00 PM. After 5:00 PM, a service fee of $15 plus an additional $15 per 15 minutes may be assessed for late pick-up.


Lunch, water, snacks

• Campers will need to pack a nutritious lunch, snack, and a refillable water bottle each day. Counselors will provide additional snack and water refills.


What to wear

(Be sure to check weekly schedule)

• Campers may wear their camp T-shirt or another T-shirt, shorts, and closed-toe shoes each day.

• On field trip days, campers should wear their camp T-shirt.

• Prepare for wet or dry nature exploration.

• On beach days, participants should pack watershoes, a towel and dry clothes. We ask all parents and guardians to apply sunscreen and bug spray on children before dropping them off in the morning. Counselors will reapply as needed.

• Please label all items brought to camp with child’s name.


Parking and sign in/sign out

• Please enter the Conservancy from our new entrance - Smith Preserve Way, located directly off of Goodlette Rd. just south of the Naples Zoo and park in Lot A.

• Enter through our welcome gazebo and proceed with your child to our sign in/out table located infront of the Ferguson Learning Lab. (There will be a sign to show you the way.)

• Parents or guardians are required to sign their child in and out each day. On the first day, please allow extra time to verify the contact information on the sign-in sheet, emergency phone number, etc.

CAMPERS WILL BE RELEASED TO THE PERSONS LISTED ON THE CAMPER’S ENROLLMENT FORM AND SIGNOUT SHEET ONLY. A DRIVERS LICENSE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE COUNSELOR FOR VERIFICATION.


Supervision

• Most camps have a maximum of 16 campers with one full time Conservancy staff naturalist, one intern (recent college grad or college senior) and one CIT (Counselor in Training- high school volunteer. CIT will not join Jr. Naturalist). During Camps, students are transported by trained staff in a Conservancy of Southwest Florida van.


Background checks

• All counselors and interns are given background checks in compliance with Florida statutes, drug testing, and training before camp begins.


Allergies and Medical Concerns

• We ask that you document and specify the severityof any allergies, medical concerns, and behavioral accommodations on our enrollment form and follow instructions under Medical Information.

• While Florida state law prohibits us from dispensing medication, we will be happy to supervise that the child takes the medication properly. Please carefully pack the medication and detailed instructions withthe child’s belongings.


First Aid Certification

• Our counselors are required to be certified in First Aid, CPR and water rescue.


Emergencies

• Counselors carry cellular phones at all times and can always be reached for emergency purposes. Please call our Summer Camp Hotline at 239.961.1682 if your child will not be attending camp for the day and in case of an emergency.


Zero tolerance behavior policy

• To keep all our campers safe and maintain a positive environment we will not tolerate hitting or other violent behavior. Parents or guardians will be informed of inappropriate behavior and contacted to discuss corrective solutions. Camp counselors reserve the right to dismiss a child from camp due to violent, abusive or disruptive behavior.

• For more information, please call 239.262.0304 x266.

 

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