2021 Holy Trinity Day School Super Summer Camps
At Holy Trinity Day School, we are passionate about nurturing the whole child--cognitively, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually, using a wide variety of techniques, activities, and each child’s own interests. One of the means we use to further these goals is through our summer camp experiences.
This summer we will host seven camp sessions. Each camp session lasts either 3 or 4 days depending on the age of your child and is structured around a different theme. Through an age-appropriate, play-based curriculum, students will explore, create, and connect with the theme through meaningful, hands-on activities geared toward preschoolers’ natural curiosity and investigative natures.
Camps run from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm and serve children 20 months to 7 years. Recent graduates and older siblings are welcome. Children will pack a snack, reusable water bottle, and lunch for each day of camp.
Camps for our younger students, children born between September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019, will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students born between September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be in one group. Students born between September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be in another group. Camp tuition is $105 per week.
Camps for children born September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2016 will run Monday through Thursday. Students born between September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 will be grouped together. Students born September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2016 will be in another group. Camp tuition is $135 per week.
Payment for camp will be handled by bank drafts for current and newly enrolled families or by cash or check payable to Holy Trinity Day School. Bank drafts will occur on the Monday two weeks prior to the start of each camp session. All payments by check or cash are due in full by April 20. Camp registration is due by April 20. Registrations received after April 20 will incur a $20 late fee. Cancellations or changes in dates must be made by phone or email at least 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the first day of the camp session in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for changes made less than two weeks prior to camp nor for absences related to illness. Refunds will be given if a camp has to shut down due to exposure to a virus and is not able to meet per CDC guidelines.
Current protocols for limiting the transmission of COVID- 19 and other viruses will be in place.
Read through the policies that are included below and sign the parent agreement.
Camp 1 – June 14-17 Helping Hands
Young children love to help and helping out allows them to role-play, learn, grow in responsibility, and serve. Helping Hands camp will focus on kindness and helping others through service. Details on specific service projects are still pending. Possible service projects include creating cards for the elderly and community helpers, organizing a food drive, or participating in a group walk to raise money and awareness for a local organization. Throughout the week, campers will be active participants in making our world a better place through their own “helping hands.” Bank draft on Monday, May 31.
Registration for Week 1 has closed.
Camp 2- June 21-24 Ocean Odyssey
Campers will enjoy learning about the ocean and the assortment of sea creatures that inhabit the sea through crafts, songs, and imaginative play. Bank draft on Monday, June 7.
Toddler section is full (Birthdays 9/1/18-8/31/19)
Camp 3- June 28- July 1 Sizzling Summer Science
Preschoolers’ love of investigation, questioning, and getting messy make them natural scientists. Your young scientist will explore several topics through fun activities that are geared toward his/her curious, active mind. Science teacher, Erin Votaw, who is passionate about active learning, will work with campers for some hands- on science time. Mrs. Votaw has a B.A. in Zoology and Chemistry and a M.A in Toxicology and Public Health. She works in the Education Department at the Greensboro Natural Science Center and has 13 years of experience bringing science to life for preschoolers. It is sure to be a week full of scientific discovery. Bank draft on Monday, June 14.
Week 3 is full for all ages.
Camp 4- July 12-15 It’s a Jungle Out There
A young child’s imagination can make it seem like it is a jungle out there full of tigers, elephants, and monkeys. Jump on board to take an exciting tour through the jungle to learn about these and other jungle animals, as well as many types of jungle plants. Through jungle-themed lessons, crafts, and activities, campers will move like jungle animals, learn jungle animal names and sounds, create jungle artworks, and play jungle-themed learning games. Bank draft on June 28.
Week 4 is full for all ages except PreK/JK.
Camp 5 July 19-22 A is for Animals
Campers will become mini zoologists as they explore, discover and learn about the amazing animal world. Campers will learn about a variety of animals from our pets, to barnyard animals, to wild animals as they investigate animal sounds, habitats, and diets. Bank draft on July 5.
Toddler section is full (Birthdays 9/1/18-8/31/19)
Camp 6- July 26- 29 Buzz, Hum, Click: It’s a Bug’s Life
Campers will explore and discover the wide world of insects through crafts, songs, and imaginative play. Bank draft on Monday, July 12
Week 6 is full for all ages except 3yr olds.
Camp 7 – August 2, 3, 4 (Monday through Wednesday for all ages) Let’s Go Camping
This camp will foster an appreciation of nature. Campers will experience camping fun and the great outdoors through camping activities and adventures, including taking a nature walk, identifying sounds of nature, singing campfire songs, fishing, and playing in tents. Camp tuition is $105. Bank draft on July 19.
Week 7 is full for all ages except PreK/JK.
Protocols and Policies
DAILY HEALTH SCREENING FORM
Parents must complete an online Daily Health Screening Form by 8:30 a.m. for each day their student attends. Parents will include their child’s temperature taken each morning and record it on the form. Parents will show the email confirmation that verifies that the form was submitted. The link to the Daily Health Screening is https://form.jotform.com/203513422799155
CLOTH FACE COVERING (CFC)
All staff are required to wear cloth face covering (CFC). Students ages 2 years and up are expected to wear CFC throughout their time at camp including playground time. Students will not wear them during mask breaks, and while actively eating or drinking.
CDC Exceptions to Face Covering guidelines:
Has a medical or behavioral condition or disability and cannot wear a face covering (including, but not limited to, any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to put on or remove the face covering without assistance)
All people (over the age of 2 years) entering the building must wear a CFC
In order to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID 19 and other viruses the school has updated its health policy and is enacting more stringent measures. People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms, to mild symptoms, to severe illness. People with no symptoms can spread the virus. Children with COVID-19 may not initially present with fever and cough as often as adults. COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19 (this list does not include all possible symptoms).
- Fever or chills (Fever is determined as 100.4 or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or says they have recently felt feverish.)
- New cough
- Shortness or breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Parents/caregivers must be on the alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep children home if showing any signs of illness.
Daily health screenings will be conducted of any person entering the school including students, staff and other visitors.
Any students or staff who show COVID- 19 symptoms upon arrival or who show symptoms throughout the day will be sent home or not admitted for the day.
Any student or staff who have known close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) within the last 14 days with a person who has confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be admitted.
Any student or staff who has close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is waiting for results from a COVID-19 test and therefore still under investigation for COVID- 19 will not be admitted.
Staff and students may not return to camp until all the following criteria are met:
-72 hours have passed since recovery (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
-The individual has improvement in respiratory symptoms
-And at least 10 days have passed since symptoms have appeared.
Staff and students may return to camp without completing the isolation period if they obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on alternative diagnosis.
Staff or families who become aware that they have had exposure to someone with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, someone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or someone under investigation for COVID-19, should self-isolate and monitor their health for the above symptoms during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the individual with COVID-19. The school and Guilford County Health Department should be contacted immediately.
Students should not be sent to camp unless in a good state of health. Please do not allow your child to return to camp until he/she is able to participate in all activities, including outside play.
COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING FLOWCHART
A graphic health screening flowchart can be found here
Please inform the Day School of any allergies your child might have, particularly food allergies so proper precautions can be taken. Classrooms are peanut- free.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
Due to COVID protocols, parents will not enter the building when dropping off and picking up their child. All families will participate in a drive-up procedure that is located behind the school near the playgrounds and parking lots. Parents enter carpool off of Greene Street just past the Music School and drive around the building towards the playgrounds.Student will be loaded and unloaded at the back of the school near the small playground.
In the morning, staff will help your child get out of the car and to the classroom. In the afternoon, staff will bring your child to your car and will help them in. Parents are to remain in their cars and will pull forward into the parking lot to buckle their child. Please make a sign with your child’s first and last name on it to display for carpool. This will help the staff load cars more promptly.
-Parents/caregivers, staff, and students ages 2 years and up, will wear Cloth Face Coverings during Drop Off and Pick Up.
-Display your carpool sign so it is clearly visible.
-Enter driveway by turning right off Greene Street.
-Turn off cell phones during carpool for the safety of everyone.
-Pull forward into the parking lot to buckle your child once he/she is in the car.
Morning Drop Off runs from 8:55 to 9:10 am. Afternoon carpool runs until 1:10 pm.
Please be prompt in picking up your child at the end of the day. Children left at school after 1:10 pm will be taken to the office and may be picked up at the office. Parents who are more than 10 minutes late will be charged $10.00, due upon pick up. Please call the office if you know you are going to be late so we can assure your child that you are on your way.
RELEASE OF CHILD TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN PARENT
A child will not be released to someone other than the parent, guardian or someone identified on their emergency card. Please notify the office in writing if the child is to be picked up by someone other than the regular person. Verbal messages by the child cannot be accepted.
Please label your child’s clothing, lunch containers and any other personal items to ensure that they come home with your child each day. Due to COVID-19 protocol campers are not allowed to bring personal items such as toys, play equipment, chewing gum, or candy to camp.
Please label your child’s clothing. Comfortable clothing will allow your child to enter wholeheartedly into all activities. Students go outside even when the temperatures are hot. Athletic shoes or shoes with crepe soles are best for climbing activities. Clogs, flip flops or shoes that slide off the child’s foot easily are dangerous on the playground and should not be worn for camp. Campers should wear sunscreen (applied by the parent) each day they are at camp.