Enrollment/Policies

Space in the summer day camp is limited! Please select only the sessions your child will attend this summer. Please note there is a $50 charge for any session dropped after you submit this registration form. There is a $75 charge for withdrawing from a pre-registered session with less than a one-week written notice.

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SESSION DATES SUMMER DAY CAMP
Ages 5-11 (rising grades 1-6)

June 10-14, Session 01
June 17-21, Session 02
June 24-28, Session 03
July 01-03/05, Session 04
July 08-12, Session 05
July 15-19, Session 06
July 22-26, Session 07
July 29-Aug 02, Session 08
Aug 05-09, Session 09
Aug 12-16, Session 10

FEE: $160 per Week/First Child (Session 4 = $128) – $130 per Week/Second Child/Sibling (Session 4-$104)

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION POLICIES
A reservation fee of $160, per child, (plus $130 for a second child in the family, if applicable) for summer day camp must accompany your registration form. Your enrollment form (one form for each child) will not be processed without the reservation fee. Checks should be made payable to “JIPF” (James Island Presbyterian Foundation), credit/debit payments may be made in the office or online payments may be made through our web site, jamesislandpresbyterian.org.

Your reservation fee, minus any applicable charges, will be applied to your final session of summer day camp.

The day camp session fee listed above includes admission to all activities/field trips, transportation and additional child-care (early morning/late afternoon), if needed.

Reduced enrollment fees are available for families with more than one child in our summer day camp and/or child-care center. Please contact Louise Hatton-Conway (louise@jamesislandpc.org) or Lauryn Bong (lbong@jamesislandpc.org) for a reduced fee schedule, 843-795-3137.

Weekly day camp program fees are payable on the first day of a camp session (usually Mondays). Campers will not be permitted in our program on the third day of a session (usually Wednesdays) unless full payment for the week has been received. Questions regarding your account should be directed to Louise Conway or Lauryn Bong, 843-795-3137. A $15 late charge will be added to weekly program fees if not paid on time.

The camp closes promptly at the times indicated. A late pick-up penalty fee of $1.00 per minute, if necessary, will be added to your account.

SUMMER DAY CAMP INFORMATION

AN OPTIONAL PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE GYMNASIUM ON SATURDAY, MAY 18 FROM 10:30-11:30 AM. PLEASE COME TO MEET THE STAFF, REVIEW POLICIES/PROCEDURES & ENJOY A TIME OF FELLOWSHIP AND REFRESHMENTS.

he James Island Presbyterian Foundation sponsors a fun-filled, action-packed summer day camp for children in rising grades 1-6 during June 10-August 16, 2019. Enrollees must have completed K-5 to be age-eligible to attend this summer day camp.

The summer day camp is limited to sixty-five (65) campers each session.

Campers may enroll in one (1) week long session or as many sessions as desired. Sessions run Monday to Friday. We do not provide part-time enrollment.

The summer day camp operates from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Early morning (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM) and late afternoon (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM) child-care is available at no additional cost.

Due to field trips that are scheduled each day of the week, it is important that campers be at our center by 9:00 AM. The camp will not be responsible for providing transportation for late arriving campers to field trip destinations.

Campers will begin and end each program day on our campus. The summer day camp will operate from the gymnasium building/fellowship hall of the James Island Presbyterian Church.

Camp enrollees will go on several field trips throughout the week. In addition to field trip destinations like bowling, water parks, ice skating or movies, we also enjoy the beautiful resources throughout our community at places like our county or municipal parks and historic sites. Campers will be transported using our two (2) 30-passenger buses or two (2) 15-passenger buses.

There will be times during the week when all campers go on the same field trip and other times when there are age-segregated activities and/or field trips. All field trips, however, are age-appropriate. A schedule of field trips is prepared each week and is available a few days prior to a new session.

Campers will receive one (1), free James Island Presbyterian Summer Day Camp t-shirt & a water bottle during their first registered session of the summer.

The safety of our campers is one of the key priorities of our program. During all activities, from swimming to bowling, attention is placed on supervising the campers and insuring a safe environment. A roster of campers is prepared and reviewed for every vehicle on every field trip. First aid kits are housed in the vehicles and portable first aid kits are taken on all field trips. Most staff members are seasoned summer day camp counselors with CPR and first aid certification.

Each morning will begin with an assembly period including a short devotion or story and sharing of announcements/concerns. Campers will be exposed to Bible stories/songs and value clarification exercises throughout the summer, including ‘Camp Sonshine’ each Monday morning. At the very heart of day camp is the recognition of the unique beauty of God’s own creation and a desire to be a part of it, to enjoy it, and to experience something of the Creator in this setting. The focus in our day camps is the person. The aim is to raise the quality of each camper’s relationship with self, with others, with our environment and with our God, as we know Him. Our camp’s achievement is significant if the camper has grown as a person through the summer experience of the James Island Presbyterian Summer Day Camp.

We provide an optional lunch provided through the Charleston County School District’s summer lunch program. If interested in receiving this free service, please indicate on the enrollment form. Campers may also bring their own lunch and beverage (labeled water bottle), plus snack food, to camp every day using your personal soft-pack cooler. Please do not bring “microwavable” foods.

Campers are expected to exhibit acceptable, respectful behavior on and off-campus as well as in the buses. Campers who do not respond to corrective behavioral measures and continue to engage in disruptive or unsafe behavior will not be allowed to participate in the balance of the day’s activities. In certain circumstances, parents may be asked to remove the child from the program for the balance of the day. In extreme situations, campers may be asked to leave the program for a specific period or the balance of the summer.

The JIP Summer Day Camp is housed on the campus of the James Island Presbyterian Church located at the intersection of Fort Johnson and Folly Roads. The 5-acre campus includes a full-sized gymnasium, fenced-in playgrounds and spacious classrooms in the education building.

The James Island Presbyterian Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that sponsors the summer day camps, child-care center, after school programs, Lowcountry Pastoral Counseling Center, James Island Mission House and other community outreach ministries (www.jamesislandpresbyterian.org).