Now Through August 17, 2012
Near the Chanticleer Theater and at Creekside Community Church
At East Bay United, our motto is “we play for a reason.” In all of our activities we try to incorporate play, learning and community service. Summer camp with East Bay United embraces those same values with the emphasis on “play.” We want to make sure that every summer camper has lots of fun every single day, in a safe environment.
Click here to register. Camp for all ages, including field trips to parks, nature preserves, swimming pools, learning centers and other attractions, is $180 per week.
SUMMER PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
We know that an empty summer can create a learning deficit, leaving children unprepared for the next academic year. Our Summer Fun Camp features educational enrichment activities that range from library visits, to visits to the Apple Store, to regular demonstrations made by medical, dental, first aid and cooking professionals. To ensure that all participants have an enjoyable and rewarding experience, these are all woven into the fabric of play to keep our campers interested and motivated throughout the summer.
Camp runs through August 17th, and is open to children ages 5 -15. We will be open every week day except July 4th. Camp headquarters is at Creekside Community Church and next to the Chanticleer Theater in Castro Valley, CA. (See the map at the end of this page for the exact location of the camp.)
Join us for an exciting Summer Fun Camp!
FIELD TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Camp for all ages includes regular field trips to local parks, USS Hornet, the Don Castro swimming area, and attractions that are both fun and great learning experiences. Campers also visit local fun spots like Castro Valley Bowl.
SPORTS IS THE THING
Playing sports is fun, exciting and a great way to learn about teamwork! Camp for every age group will include a heavy dose of sports. Campers will be taught the fundamentals of basketball, flag football, track & field, kickball, volleyball, badminton, and soccer. These skills will then be put to the test through organized games for boys and girls. EBU specializes in using sports to help your child build lasting relationships while improving their individual skills and knowledge of the games. Our counselors include several experienced coaches who are positive and passionate about helping your child reach their goals. In addition to these traditional sports, we also include “fun” sports activities like kickball, capture-the-flag and the many different kinds of “tag”. Finally, we will introduce the campers to a few of the Olympic sports to coincide with the Olympic Games which will happen this summer!
East Bay United day camps encourage fun, self-discovery and group adventures while teaching important character values. At camp we foster an atmosphere that reflects our four character values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and our mission statement “we play for a reason.” Our camps are age-specific to ensure a meaningful and exciting experience for campers of all ages.
SAFETY THROUGH STAFF TRAINING
Your child’s safety is our first priority. Our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. In addition to being fingerprinted and checked against a national database, our camp staff are required to attend mandatory trainings on safety, age-appropriate games and activities, character values, conflict resolution, and positive discipline. In addition, the camp staff is trained in proper traveling procedures to ensure your child’s safety on field trips.
Registration will continue until each weekly program is full. Once you have chosen the weeks you would like your child to attend, fill out and submit your camp registration form with your deposits or payment. This can be done in person, on web site or you can drop them in the mail. Click here for the registration form. Be sure to pick up a Parent Handbook at the site of camp if you are registering late! A $25 deposit per camp week is required to secure a spot for each week your child will be attending. Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable between camp weeks. Balances for each camp week are due one week prior to the camp session start date (see chart below). An unpaid balance will result in a loss of deposit and loss of enrollment. We accept cash, check, Master Card, Visa and ATM. Please save your receipt for payment verification. A service charge of $25 will be applied on all returned checks.
Weekly Program Fee Final Payment Due (One week prior to the start of each session)
Financial assistance is available to make East Bay United summer camp accessible to everyone. Our financial assistance fund is made up of donations to East Bay United by families and individuals in the community. Financial assistance is limited so DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! All applications must be completed and submitted at least one month prior to the week of camp you wish to attend. You will be notified regarding your application one week after applying. Unfortunately, we cannot accept financial aid applications from families who are receiving subsidized funds from other agencies. Your financial assistance application does not guarantee your child a spot in camp. A separate deposit of $25 is required for each week of camp to secure your child’s spot. Once granted financial assistance, the award is applicable to upcoming camp weeks. No refunds/pro-rates will be granted on past weeks of camp. There is a deadline that will be on your acceptance letter. You MUST put your deposit down before that deadline or your assistance award will be given to a different camper. Applications are available on our web site or at our office and will be accepted starting in March.
Cancellations must be in writing. If received at least one full business week prior to the cancelled week, a refund for that week of camp minus $25 is available in the form of a check. If cancellation is submitted less than one week prior to the week of camp, half of the full camp payment will be forfeited and not refunded. No refunds will be made once the camp week begins.
CAMP SESSIONS / HOURS
Our day camps are one week sessions. Sign up for one week or all eight!
. Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm (All campers should be at camp by 9:00am for opening!)
. AM Extended Care 7:45am – 9:00am; PM Extended Care 4:00pm – 6:00pm
East Bay United will not grant refunds for camp days missed due to tardiness, illness or other reasons.
We offer extended care hours at no additional cost. Children attending extended care simply sign in at the camp sign-in table. Campers will engage in supervised free time activities until 9:00am when all campers will be escorted to camp opening. Your child may bring a breakfast if needed.
TYPICAL “ON SITE” DAY
7:45 – 9:00am — Extended care sign-in, light activities like reading, outdoor play, easy art activities
9:00 – 9:30am — Camp opening (Please be on time!)
9:30am – 12:00pm — Group activities – Camp Director led opening activities plus an outdoor game such as capture the flag, kickball, tag, Ultimate Frisbee, and arts and crafts
12:00 – 1:15pm — Lunch/free time
1:15 – 2:45pm — Sports instruction and play (basketball, soccer, track and field, flag football, Olympic sports)
2:45 – 3:00pm — Snack
3:00 – 4:00pm — Reading, games, map reading, and other educational enrichment activities
4:00 – 6:00pm — Extended Care sign-out, light activities
FIELD TRIP TRANSPORTATION
Transportation for field trips not within walking distance will be provided by chartered buses, public bus, BART or by Camp Director and staff.
WHAT TO BRING TO SUMMER FUN DAY CAMP
Label All Belongings
1. Lunch (sealable lunch box recommended)
2. A large morning snack every day.
3. Backpack with camper’s belongings
4. Swimsuit (on designated swim days)
5. Athletic shoes should be worn each day
6. Water bottle
7. Sunscreen and/or hat
WHAT CAMPERS SHOULD NOT BRING TO CAMP
Valuables such as video games, MP3’s, money (exception for designated field trip days); Expensive clothing or jewelry. Important Note! East Bay United staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Regular swimming days are included, weather permitting. We will give you adequate notice to equip your child with a swimsuit and towel for the designated swim days.
MEDICATIONS & OTHER MEDICAL NEEDS
If your child has special medical needs, please complete a medication administration form and submit it to the camp staff at sign-in to ensure proper dosage and administration. All medication will be administered by camp staff.
If your child has any special needs, please inform the Director at the time of registration. If our staff cannot serve your child due to a lack of expertise or resources, we will try to recommend an alternate summer program.
Each camp staff carries a cell phone for emergencies. In the event of an emergency that requires medical attention, 911 will be contacted and the camper will be taken to the nearest medical facility. The parent or guardian will be notified immediately. In the event of a natural disaster, campers will continue to be in the care of the East Bay United staff until arrangements are made to return children to their parents/guardians.
All camp staffers are trained in positive discipline techniques based on our East Bay United character values. In the event of a behavioral problem, written reports will be completed and conversations will be held with the parents to try to resolve the issue. The camp Director reserves the right to contact a parent/guardian at any time for immediate pick-up from camp if necessary. The camp Director may remove any camper from the program at the Director’s discretion if problematic behaviors continue. If your child has had problems with behavior in camp in the past, you will be notified before camp to set up a meeting.
CAMP SIGN IN / SIGN OUT POLICY
All campers must be signed in by a parent, guardian, or designated adult. Parent/guardians of children who do not appear on the roster, or who have a balance due, will be asked to resolve the registration issue before the child attends camp.
Campers must be signed out of camp each day by a parent, guardian, or designated adult. For your child’s safety, campers will be released only to those adults appearing on the registration form under the “Child release authorization” section. Please be prepared to present a photo I.D. each day to ensure that we are releasing each camper to the authorized adult.
SIGN IN & SIGN OUT PROCEDURES FOR OLDER CAMPERS
Parents/guardians of Teen Transition campers (grades 6 – 9) can mark the box on the registration form allowing their children to sign in and out of camp each day. Campers are responsible for themselves once signed out, and will be asked to leave the premises. Campers will not be allowed to sign themselves in/out without parental permission.
A late fee of $1.00 for each minute will be charged after 6:05 pm. Late fees will raise to $2.00/minute if the camper has been picked up late more than twice. Camper may be dropped from the program at the Director’s discretion.
ABOUT EAST BAY UNITED
For more information about East Bay United and to obtain a registration form for East Bay United Summer Fun Camp contact us at email@example.com, or call (510) 863-1295. You can also obtain your registration forms online at eastbayunited.org/programs/forms/.
If you would rather fax in your registration form, the fax number is 510-526-8305.
Below is a map showing where we will be set up for camp. Local for the East Bay United Summer Fun Banner and canopy. Sign in each day with Camp Director Bryon Pointer or his assistant.