April 23

Summerfest 2017 Information and Schedule

 

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Summerfest is a fun day camp for children age 6 (must have finished kindergarten) through 12 years of age.  We have been operating this camp for over 30 years and keep improving it.  Our philosophy is to keep the kids having fun so they are excited to come each day.  Each week we have arts and crafts, the Summer Movies at the Paramount and Edwards theaters, games, and activities that coordinate with our themes.  We also have a summer reading program called Read For The World Record.  They will read for 20 minutes daily and earn rewards if they reach the goal of 20 hours of reading.  Every child has earned the party in the past.  We go on out of town field trips such as Lava Hot Springs, Ross Park Swim, Craters of the Moon, Rexburg Rapids, etc. (weather and other circumstances permitting).  

Schedules will be provided via e-mail each Thursday.  This will be your guide  to what your child will be doing each day, what they will need to bring from home and times we will leave and arrive back at the center.  If you want a hard copy we will provide one for you.  Please be aware that the activities are subject to change according to weather and staffing issues.  We will e-mail you with all changes as soon as they are known.

Electronics are allowed in Summerfest.  Each child is responsible for their property and we cannot guarantee they will not be lost or damaged.  They can only be used when the leaders give permission.  Access to the device must be given if requested by the leaders, including passwords.  If there are any problems we will restrict use. Cell phones may be used with a signed cell phone agreement.

Discipline is important for the safety and well being of everyone.  Our rules are common sense: respect everyone and all property.  If we have a problem, we will work on conflict resolution ourselves first.  If we need to restrict an activity we will let you know.  Our goal is for everyone to get along and have fun and we appreciate your support.

Payments are due in advance by Monday morning for that week of service.  If it is not paid, your child will not be able to attend.  For your convenience, you can pay by cash, check, credit card or online.

We provide all food, transportation, and activities each day, with the exception of Lagoon and slide passes at the swim parks.

 

One Time $20 Registration Fee

Sign up by Wednesday for the following week to receive the lowest rate:

5 days=$125, 4 days=$112, 3 days=$84, 2 days=$56, 1 day=$28

Registration opens on Thursday for drop in availability for the following week at $30 @ day

If you have registered and need to change or cancel there will be additional fees associated with the change.  Cancellations up to one week in advance will be refunded 100%.  Cancellations up to 24 hrs in advance will be refunded 75%.  There will be no refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance.  Extra days added will be charged at the part time/drop in rate.

Payments are due in advance by Monday morning for that week of service.  If it is not paid, your child will not be able to attend.  For your convenience, you can pay by cash, check, credit card or online.

We provide all food, transportation, and activities each day, with the exception of Lagoon and slide passes at the swim parks.

The $20 registration fee provides  the use of a Summefest t-shirt (which is a rash guard to protect them from sunburn).  Your child will wear this shirt on all out of town field trips.  These shirts do not go home, Mrs. Potter keeps them washed so they are ready for the next trip. It also includes a drawstring backpack, a water bottle, and basic sunscreen (SPF 30).

These are needed every day and will stay at the center.  The backpack may go back and forth to your home.

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 2017 Calendar

Week one June 5-9=Where in the World?:Adventuring with Geocaching, Idaho Falls Rocks, Hike at Cress Creek

Week two June 12-16=Lunar Explorers: Craters of the Moon

Week three June 19-23=Friends Making a Difference: Pen Pals, Secret/Special Friends, Friendship Bracelets, Service Projects

Week four June 26-30=We Know How To Have Fun!: Lagoon and Hogle Zoo June 28, 29.

Week five July 3-7=Ninja Cooking School

Week six July 10-14=Probably Picasso: Art, Drawing, Everything Creative

Week seven July 17-21=King Arthur’s Court:Storming the Castle, Knights and Maidens Tournament, Feast, Blue Angels

Week eight July 24-28=Life’s a Stage:Drama Camp, Downatta Campout July 25, 26

Week nine July 31-August 4=Adopt-A-Pet Week: Adopt a Stuffed Animal, Animal Shelter, Tautphaus Zoo

Week ten August 7-11=Jam Session:Make a Garbage Band, Concert for Parents, Snake River Roaring Youth Jam

Week eleven August 14-18=Mad Scientist:Science Experiments and Demonstrations

Week twelve August 21-25=Eclipse Viewing, Outdoor Idaho:Rock Creek Campout August 23,24,25