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    2018 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION  

    7/19/2018: PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR UPDATES UNDER THE CAMP HOOVER DESCRIPTION 

    Our 2018 registration will take place on SATURDAY, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at 412 Spencer Street, 13204   
    (The 2018 Camp Registration Form will be made available on Friday, April 6 after 5:00 p.m.)

    We are very excited and pleased with our 2018 summer offerings! As you can imagine there are many moving parts involved in our camp planning and we work hard to ensure everything comes together and minimal changes need to be made but this is not something we can guarantee. Aside from adding  additional waivers to a few our camps, that will be collected at registration time, we will hi-light changes/additions after our original publish date. So please, check back often. Changes/additions made after April 7th will be posted here. You will also receive an email if your child is registered for a camp impacted by any such changes.

    Our main goal continues to be to offer a comprehensive range of  safe, fun and affordable camps for everyone. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback and solutions are essential to our planning.

    Rest assured, we realize so many children are advanced in some way or another - intellectually, emotionally, athletically, socially, acting ability etc. however, policies are in place for several reasons and we must adhere to them. We ask that you please respect our age restrictions as well as all other policies and do not contact directors, contractors or the main office to ask for exceptions to be made for your child.

    Please know that every effort is made to provide accurate information but in the event you find a typo(s), please be kind and drop us a line. This page may not always contain the most up-to-date information as slots constantly become available due to the nature of our participants' busy schedules after registration. 

    Registration Information | Wait List Information | Refund Policy | Cancellation Information | Transportation Information | City vs. Non-City | Medication Information | What To Wear/Bring | Lunches | Drop-off and Pick-up Information | Camper's Code of Conduct



    ART BLAST! SUMMER ART CAMP - FULL
    Art Blast! Summer Art Camp is an immersive program that allows participants to engage with artists, art educators, and each other as they create original works of art inspired by themes found in current exhibitions.  Over the course of the week participants learn to use art media including drawing, painting, and sculpture. The week concludes with a student exhibition and reception, allowing your artists to display their work to the community and family members.
     
     Date: August 6 - 10, 2018
    Director: Kimberly Griffiths
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: Everson Museum of Art
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee:
    $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, please HERE to download the Art Blast! Summer Art Camp waiver to be completed and turned in to register.  

    BASKETBALL CAMP 
    Open to boys and girls...This long running camp will include daily drills designed to improve a player's skills in the critical aspects of the game: passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending. The camp may also feature local basketball greats as guest speakers. 
    Date: August 6 - 10, 2018 
    Director: Dennis Bardenett
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Henninger High School 
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 80
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No

    'CUSE CHALLENGE COURSE CAMP - FULL
    This camp will offer a variety of team-building options that will challenge the campers to engage each other in a unique learning environment. Syracuse University's facilitation staff will work with the group to help them build relationships, establish trust and camaraderie, as they move through a series of activities, designed to take them to the next level, both literally and metaphorically, as they ascend the 'Cuse Challenge. Sneakers are a must to participate! Check out the course here!
    Day 1 will be a getting to know the group and trust-building day. Day 2 will be the low elements course. Day 3 - 5 will be the high elements course. All days will be weather & behavior dependent. 
    Date: July 16 - 20, 2018 
    Director: Julie DeLeo
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center and Challenge Course, 600 Skytop Road, South Campus (behind the Inn Complete). In the event of inclement weather, participants will be transported to Flanagan Gymnasium however, the parent pick-up and drop-off (start and end of camp) location will remain the Outdoor Education Center.
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers Required:  Yes, please click here to download the 'Cuse Challenge Course Camp waiver to be completed and turned in to register.  

    ENTERPRISE AMERICA CAMP
     - FULL
    A city built for and run by students, the Enterprise America city experience offers an opportunity to explore careers and what it means to be a citizen. Participants prepare for their future and the world by operating a model city and problem solving real-life situations. They’ll apply for jobs and develop a business plan with their teammates. They’ll elect a mayor and judge and write city laws. Participants will balance their personal finance accounts, write checks and shop for products made in the city’s businesses. The Enterprise America city experience is  uniquely memorable and encourages a focus on the future and careers. Check it out here!
    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018
    Director: Dawn Desimone
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: WCNY Building, 415 W. Fayette Street, 13204
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 50 - camp requires a minimum of 40 to run
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waiver Required: Yes, please click here to download the Enterprise America waiver to be completed and turned in to register. 

    1/2 DAY GOLF ACADEMY
    The City Of Syracuse will present its annual U.S.G.A Golf Academy at Sunnycrest Golf Course. Local youth will partake in golf clinics run by the Central New York P.G.A each Friday for five weeks, starting July 13th and concluding on August 10th, 2018. Participants with intermediate golf skills will continue to learn different aspects of the game, including etiquette, grip, stance and swing techniques. Values such as sportsmanship honesty, and respect for others will be discussed in relation to both playing golf, and in real life situations. the program includes breakfast, lunch, and prizes. all participants must be 8 to 16 years of age to participate.
    Date: Friday's, July 13 - August 10, 2018 ( 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3 & 8/10)
    Director: Joe Burns
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm
    Ages: 8-16
    Site: Sunnycrest Golf Course
    Lunch: Lunch will be provided -*Please send a peanut-free lunch if any allergies* 
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 75 Participants
    Fee:$25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee


    1/2 DAY GOLF CLINIC
    The primary goal of the Junior Golf Clinic is to introduce the game of golf, while developing lifelong golfers. Golfers will work on developing key fundamentals and a solid technique, which include grip, stance, chipping, putting and swing. Values, such as honesty, respect, sportsmanship and confidence will be instilled, which are not only important in the game of golf, but in life as well. Helping junior golfers learn and play golf to the best of their ability, while contributing to their personal growth through positive character values, is our top priority! (Golf clubs provided if needed)
    Date: August 6-10, 2018 
    Director: Joe Burns
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Ages: 6 and older
    Site: Sunnycrest Golf Course
    Lunch: Lunch will be provided- *Please send a peanut-free lunch if any allergies*
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 50 Participants
    Fee: $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee


    1/2 DAY ADVANCED ROBOTICS CAMP (Lego Mindstorms EV3)
     - FULL
    In this week long camp, students will learn the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics programming software. Using the LEGO® EV3 Intelligent Brick, students will control motors, collect sensor feedback, all with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communication, programming, and data logging.  Using proprietary Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® EV3 models, students will work in teams to build their robot and assemble it using motors, sensors, gears, wheels and axles, and other technical components.  In this camp students will solve problems and gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts, such as estimating and measuring distance, time and speed.  We will offer a parent showcase on Friday at 11:15 a.m.
    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018 
    Director: Maria Moore & Brick 4 Kids Staff
    Hours: 9:00 am to Noon
    Ages: 10 to 13
    Site: Shopping town Mall; enter by the old Dick’s entrance 
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 20 participants
    Fee:  $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waiver Required: No
    M.O.S.T. MUSEUM SCIENCE CAMP - FULL
    MYSTERY AT THE MOST! There’s been a crime at the MOST! Campers will dust for prints, analyze DNA, examine specimens through a microscope, and more. The last day will feature a challenge where campers can test their new skills: a whole new crime scene to analyze! 
    Date: August 13 - 17, 2018
    Director: M.O.S.T. Education Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: M.O.S.T., 500 South Franklin
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 25
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Please complete the waivers at the following link (http://www.most.org/learn/camps/) WHEN you have received Syracuse Parks & Recreation camp confirmation.
    Additional Notes: Please be sure your child wears or brings socks, everyday. Also, classrooms can get a bit chilly at the museum so we recommend bringing a sweatshirt to throw on.
    PARKS & RECREATION ANIMAL CAMP  - FULL
    Don’t miss this chance for a “wild” camp experience!  Campers participate in Zoo tours, up close animal encounters, hands-on activities, games and crafts.  Our experienced, enthusiastic staff is dedicated to ensure the best possible experience for your child.  Experience all the Zoo has to offer in this unique opportunity! Hurry, this fun, educational camp will fill quickly
    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018
    Director: Rosamond Gifford Zoo Educational Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10-13 years of age
    Site: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes 
    Limit: 32
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers:  Yes, please click here to download the Animal camp waivers to be completed and turned in to register. Please note, you must also supply a copy of your child's immunization records from your doctor at the time of registration, for this camp.
    PARKS & RECREATION CAMP HOOVER ADVENTURE  - FULL
    Hoover Adventure Center is in the heart of CNY, located along the shores of Song Lake in Tully. Hoover is home to the region’s only Day Camp experience, offering the perfect opportunity for any camper looking to get their feet wet and explore what camp has to offer. Hoover’s unique, flat setting, with ample field space allows for a variety of fun summer time activities, such as field games, exploring the many hiking trails on site, archery, arts & crafts, boating, swimming, and primitive skills. All activities on dependent on weather as well as behavior. Open to girls and boys.
    Date: July 23 – 27, 2018
    Hours: If using our transportation, kids will arrive to camp at approximately 9:15 a.m. and will be departing camp at 3:00 p.m. arriving back to 412 Spencer Street at approximately 3:45 p.m. Should you choose to drive your child to camp (in Tully, NY) the hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Director: Katie Falank
    Ages: 8 to 13
    Site: Camp Hoover on Song Lake in Tully, NY
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided…please send a peanut-free lunch with your child, daily. Limited refrigeration is available. Stoves and microwaves are not available.
    Transportation: Yes, for this camp only, the drop-off/pick-up stop will be 412 Spencer Street. The bus will leave Spencer Street at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 3:45 p.m. Our transportation policies and procedures are still applicable.
    Limit: 32 
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers Required: Yes, please click here to download the Parks & Recreation Camp Hoover Adventure waiver to be completed and turned in to register.  
    Additional Notes: Please send the following items everyday in a backpack that your camper can manage: 1 bathing suit, 1 beach towel, water shoes are recommended but not required, sunscreen, insect repellent (non-aerosol, containing less than 12% DEET), 1 pair of extra socks/underwear (these items tend to get lost when changing for swimming), 1 sweatshirt/jacket, rain gear (with hood), and a hat with visor.

    UPDATES: Our software system has been down and we have been unable to send a reminder email (we are hopeful it will be up and running by Friday).  A few housekeeping items: Per the Health Department regulations, Camp Hoover is required to begin Day 1 of camp with a tour of the property and a fire drill; SNEAKERS and SOCKS are a must at camp. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Sandals can be worn at the waterfront only; There will be no swimming or boating on Monday; The weather forecast is not looking favorable - the Camp Hoover staff will do their best to include as many outdoor activities as possible. If it isn't thunder/lightening or a torrential downpour, activities will still happen outdoors; The swim test will take place on Tuesday if there is no thunder/lightening; Please send a peanut-free lunch with your child, daily. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we work to make this first year as successful as possible. We also ask that you review the Camper's Code of Conduct with your child prior to camp. If a child is not acting appropriately on the bus or at camp, we will call home for the child to be picked up early. 

    Camp Hoover will be following a theme of the day - feel free to have your child dress accordingly but it is not required:
    Monday: Wacky Wear
    Tuesday: Neon
    Wednesday: Sports Team
    Thursday: Disney
    Friday: Carnival


    ROCK CAMP AT THE RED HOUSE  - FULL
    This rock camp is for the beginning musician. This intensive music camp will give students ages 10 to 13 the opportunity to learn musical instruments under the training of some of the most sought after instructors in the CNY area. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of several instruments, while being given the opportunity to collaborate with peers, write original music, develop a band, and prepare a final performance to showcase what they have learned during their time at camp. This is not to be missed!
    Date: July 30 - August 3, 2018
    Director: The Red House Educational Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Red House, 400 S. Salina Street, 13202
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 25
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, please click here  to download the Red House waiver to be completed and turned in to register.  

    SOCCER CAMP  - FULL
    Open to boys and girls...Players will be introduced to the basic skills of the game, including dribbling, passing, body positioning, goal tending, and more! Coaches will provide a fun week of skill building and light competition. All participants must wear sneakers to participate. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8:00 a.m. In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day we will meet in Nottingham Gym - If weather prohibits us from being outdoors for more than 2 hours, camp will be cancelled and we will begin to call parents to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018  
    Director: Anthony Terrinoni (Corcoran  Head Soccer Coach)
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Nottingham High School Turf (Euclid Ave) 
    Lunch: Lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 70
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No

    THEATER CAMP  - FULL
    This innovative and exciting camp offers students an opportunity to train in a variety of performance skills. While exploring performance fundamentals such as improvisation, movement, and vocal studies, students engage in elements of storytelling, ensemble collaboration, and design projects in a non-competitive and collaborative atmosphere.
    Date: July 30 - August 3, 2018
    Director: The Red House Educational Staff
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Red House, 400 S. Salina Street, 13202
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, please click here  to download the Red House waiver to be completed and turned in to register.  
    1/2 DAY TRACK & FIELD CAMP  - FULL
    A Summer Camp Favorite! Open to boys and girls...Participants will learn the basic shot put, high jump, and be introduced to drills to improve sprinting, track distance running, and cross country technique. Please note that this a 1/2 day camp -- lunch and transportation will not be provided. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8:00 a.m. In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day parents will be called to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Date: July 16 - 20, 2018 
    Director: Mike Melfi
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Nottingham High School Turf (Euclid Ave) 
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 50
    Fee: $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No

    1/2 DAY TENNIS CAMP
    Offered in 3 city neighborhoods, participants will benefit from the instruction of USTA professionals while learning how to properly serve and execute forehand and backhand shots. Instructors will also teach agility and footwork patterns necessary to cover the court. Please note that this a 1/2 day camp -- lunch and transportation will not be provided. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8:00 a.m. In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day parents will be called to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Session I: July 9 - 13, 2018 at Barry Park * Limit: 10 (rain location: None)
    Session II: July 16 - 20, 2018 at Upper Onondaga Park (rain location: None)
    Session III: July 23 - 27, 2018 at Nottingham High School (rain location: Nottingham Gym)
    Session IV: July 30 - August 3, 2018 at Meachem Park (rain location: None)
    Session V: August 6 -10, 2018 at Sunnycrest Park (rain location: Sunnycrest Ice Rink)
    Director: CNY Tennis Association
    Hours: 9 a.m. - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Various sites depending on the date
    Transportation: No
    Limit: *25 per session unless otherwise noted
    Fee:  $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No

     
     2018 POWER SCHOLARS with the YMCA - Free Program!
    The YMCA has partnered with Syracuse Parks and Recreation to provide a unique Summer experience for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade scholars!  This free 5-week program will be offered at 4 sites in 2018 (Schiller Park, Wilson Park, Burnet Park, and Kirk Park)!  Power Scholars includes morning sessions designed to tackle summer learning loss in math and reading, but also foster physical and social-emotional growth.  In the afternoon, scholars have the option to participate in drop-in recreation program offered by the Parks Department.
    Days: Monday - Thursday (field trips may be scheduled on some Fridays)
    Dates: July 9 - August 10, 2018
    Times: 8:30am - 2:00pm Power Scholars Academy / 2:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in Recreation withParks
    Sites:  Wilson Park / Schiller Park / Burnet Park
    Transportation: No
    Limit: *25 per session unless otherwise noted
    Fee: Free Program!
    Additional Waivers: Yes
    Important Dates: 6/27/18 - Registration Forms are Due.  TBA: Family Information Session
    For More Information, and to Register:  Contact Alicia Robinson at the YMCA:  aroberson@syracuseymca.org or call 315.744.4420.
     

    CAMPER'S CODE OF CONDUCT
    1. Everyone is expected to participate in all planned activities as defined by the camp schedule and be in appropriate dress (sneakers are a must for participation in all camps or activities!)
    2. Obscene and discriminatory language, rough-housing, insubordination and/or put-downs will not be tolerated at anytime.
    3. Property of others should be respected at all times.
    4. Items which are of value, unsafe, intrusive, in poor taste, or otherwise objectionable are not to be brought to camp.

    Summer camp is meant to be a fun, educational and recreational activity. For the benefit of all campers, it is important that children behave appropriately within the summer camps. If it becomes necessary to take disciplinary action against a camp participant, the steps that will be followed are outlined below:

    1st incident: The camper will receive a verbal warning and an explanation as to why the behavior is inappropriate (whenever possible, this will be done in a one-on-one setting removed from other campers).

    2nd incident: Staff will determine an appropriate consequence for the camper’s actions (examples may include exclusion from participating in an activity). The camper’s parent will be notified of their behavior when they arrive to pick up the child or by phone.

    3rd incident: The child will be excused from camp without a tuition refund

    The Summer Camp Staff reserves the right to bar any child from summer camps following a first  incident in cases of serious behavior problems.Refunds will not be given in these circumstances and may result in omission from additional camps
    you may have registered your child for.

     REGISTRATION
    An individual may submit  registration forms for two (2) households, only, including their own. If the individual submitting the forms is unable to answer questions or sign waivers at the time of registration, the registration form will be considered incomplete and a spot will not be held. Group registrations of any kind will not be accepted. Complete payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds will be issued to the parent/guardian listed and sent to the address used on the registration form. Exceptions will not be made.
    1. Walk-in registration forms will be accepted on a first come, space available basis for City Residents and Non-City Residents, beginning APRIL 7, 2018 through June 15, 2018 at the Syracuse Parks and Recreation Office located at 412 Spencer Street | Syracuse, NY | 13204. Please note the office is not normally open on Saturdays but, we will be opening from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on April 7, 2018 for summer camp registrations, only. We accept CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY
    2. Mailed-In
     registration forms will also be accepted. Same dates and procedures apply for mail-in.  Forms may be mailed to the Syracuse Parks Department412 Spencer Street | Syracuse, NY | 13204 | Attn: Summer Camps
    Confirmations will be e-mailed within one (1) week of submitting a complete registration form. If you do not receive your confirmation please check your junk mail. Please note that only complete registration forms will be processed and camp slots will not be held for incomplete forms or payment. Please, do not wait until the morning of the camp begins if you have questions regarding your acceptance into a camp. Please address any concerns well in advance so we are able to notify all parties and provide ample time for modifications to be made.
     
    CLICK HERE for the 2018 Registration Form.  You must also complete and turn in a yearly concussion waiver (PDF)  to participate in our programs. For more information about our concussion protocol click here. Remember to complete the additional waivers. where applicable, and have them completed at the time of registration.

    WAIT LIST OPPORTUNITIES 
    If a program is full and you wish to wait list your child (age-appropriate only) you will have the opportunity to wait list with payment or without payment. Please note, on the first day of registration (April 7, 2018), the wait list order for all camps will be a lottery.  

    If you choose to wait list without payment and a spot becomes available, you will receive an email. You will have until the close of business on that day to come in and make the payment. If you do not come in that day, we will move to the next person on the list and you will be taken off the wait list.

    If you choose to wait list with payment, the payment will be processed immediately and will be applied as space becomes available. You will receive an email with a receipt confirmation. Once you have been accepted in camp and an email receipt has been sent, the refund policy does apply. If a spot does not become available, the money will remain on your account unless you request a refund, in writing to youthrefunds@syrgov.net.   


    REFUND POLICY
    All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to youthrefunds@syrgov.net.  Please indicate REFUND REQUEST in the subject line.
    1. Refunds will be honored if requested in writing at 3 weeks prior to the start of camp (15 business days).
    2. All refunds will be paid by the City of Syracuse via check made payable to the name on the original registration form, and could take up to 4-6 weeks to receive.
    3. Prorated refunds may be given after a program has begun if written medical verification (from your primary physician) is received for injury or illness. A prorated refund will be based on the number of days left in the class upon receipt of your medical verification in our office. If we receive the written medical verification after the end of the class, a refund will be given.

    PLEASE NOTE: If a child is unable to attend a camp and there is a current wait list, we will replace that child with the first person on the wait list. You may not make your own replacements if a child is unable to attend.


    CAMP CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR EMERGENCIES 
    In the event of inclement weather (Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high heat index etc.) camps may be cancelled. We will make this determination by 8:00 a.m. Cancellations will be posted online at  http://www.syracuse.ny.us/Parks/Cancellation___Updates.html. Please remember to check after 8:00 a.m. There will be no refunds or make-up days for inclement weather or emergency cancellations.

    CAMP TRANSPORTATION  
    The City will provide free, supervised bus transportation to all full-day camps from the pick-up sites listed below, as space permits ( Please see below for Parks & Recreation Camp Hoover Adventure transportation details) Pre-registration is required by June 22, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If a bus roster fills, additions will not be allowed to the bus. A child must be listed on the bus roster to ride the bus. If you will not be using our transportation, please do not sign up as it may prevent another child the opportunity of using this service. Schedules are based on registrations and will be posted online five business days prior to each camp. The schedules can be found HERE. Please, do not forget to check EACH week. Depending on the registration for each week, bus runs may begin at 9:00 a.m. or could begin as late as 9:45 a.m. Each camp week will be different. The bus site you choose must remain consistent throughout the summer. We try our best to arrive to the times assigned however unforeseen circumstances may result in the bus arriving later or earlier than scheduled. We ask that you have your child to the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up. We also ask that you be on site 10 minutes prior to the scheduled drop-off. The safety of the children to and from the stops is the responsibility of the parent/guardian so please, plan accordingly.   

    Sites:
      Meachem Park (near the tennis courts); Kirk Park Community Center; Skiddy Park Field House; Upper Onondaga Park (at the top of staircase leading down to the pool); Burnet Park (To the right of the Arts & Crafts facility);  Wilson Park Community Center (front steps); Barry Park Field House; Huntington School (in front of the school sign); Schiller Park Community Center; McChesney Community Center; Soule Branch Library.  These sites DO NOT apply to the Parks & Recreation Camp Hoover Adventure.          
     
    The only pick-up/ drop-off site for our Parks & Recreation Camp Hoover Adventure will  be the Parks Main Office - grassy side of the building.  Just like our other pick-up/drop-off sites, the safety of the children is the responsibility of the parent/guardian before and after bus pick-up/drop-off. For this camp week only, the bus will leave 412 Spencer Street at 8:30 a.m. and arriving back to Spencer Street at approximately 3:45 p.m.
     
    If your child will be walking home from camp please send a note to the onsite Director of each camp listing the dates that he/she will be allowed to walk home.      

    CITY VS. NON-CITY RESIDENTS
    City residents are defined as those who live within the boundaries of the Syracuse City School District and pay City taxes. 


    DROP OFF/PICK UP
    Check-In will be no earlier than 9:45 a.m. for full-day camps and 8:45 a.m.. for half-day camps.  We ask that you stay with your child until that time. Please do not drop your children off any earlier as staff may be busy setting up and not be able to supervise.  Pick- up will be at 3:00 p.m.. sharp for full-day camps and noon for half-day camps. We ask that you check your child out of camp with a counselor and be prepared to show identification.

    MEDICATION
    Staff are prohibited from administering any medication, including sun block and insect repellent. If your child needs to use these items please do so before coming to camp. Campers may self-administer medication (inhalers, epi-pens, etc.) As needed with doctor and parental permission. Please label all personal items.

    WHAT TO WEAR/BRING
    Our camps are active camps! Please have campers wear comfortable clothing and sneakers (flip flops and open toed sandals are not allowed). Campers may get dirty under certain circumstances; please keep this in mind since fun learning can be a messy process! It’s recommended that you send a change of clothes if there is a chance of light rain in the forecast. Also, please send a   re-usable water bottle for re-filling throughout the day. Campers are responsible for their own belongings. Please make sure everything is well labeled. Please do not send valuable items to camp (ipods, games etc).  Parks staff cannot be responsible for loss or theft. Please see additional notes (if any) under each camp for specifics pertaining that camp.

    LUNCHES
     
    The City of Syracuse School District is gracious to supply our full-day camps with boxed lunches at no cost which allows us  the opportunity to keep our camps affordable with the option of providing lunches. If your child has any dietary restrictions or preferences we STRONGLY encourage the child bring his/her own lunch from home. Please be mindful that just like the schools, refrigeration will not be available for lunches so we ask that you plan accordingly...microwaves and stoves will also not be available. 
 
       
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