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(631) 499-8580 info@parkshoredaycamp.com |  450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746 |   Park Shore Main |   School |   Extreme STEAM Science

camp family information

Welcome to the Summer of 2020!

Thank you for choosing Park Shore Country Day Camp! We can’t wait to see you! We know you may have questions before arriving at Park Shore this summer, so we’ve gathered  information to help answer some of those. You can always contact us with questions or concerns at 631-499-8580 or email info@parkshoredaycamp.com.

Important Dates

Camp 2020

Camp will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020 and will end seven weeks later on Friday, August 21, 2020

Should you require additional information, our office is open Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm and throughout the summer Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 5:30pm to assist you. Our answering machine is activated between 5:30pm and 7:30am should you need to leave a message.

CAMP FORMS

In compliance with the Department of Health, the forms below are mandatory and essential for the well-being and safety of your child. These forms MUST be completed and signed prior to the first day of camp. If Park Shore does not have the completed and signed forms, we will not be able to permit your child to start camp until they are signed and received. According to NYS Department of Health Regulations and the Suffolk County Department of Health, all campers attending day and resident camps must have on file a recently completed Health form with important contact information, documentation of physical exam (within the past 12 months), a documented vaccination record and written verification form your health care provider that your child may attend and participate in all camp activities or a statement of activity restrictions, if pertinent. We ask that you supply us with a completed Health Form which includes contact information, your physician’s signature, stamp and evidence of physical exam. We appreciate your immediate attention to this matter and look forward to an amazing fun-filled summer. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call our office at (631) 499-8580.

Day Camp Forms

 

Pre-Camp Health Screening Forms

Other Forms

*If you are unable to obtain 2020 Physical Exam and Park Shore has your 2019 on file, Park Shore is able to accept the 2019 Physical Exam & Immunization Schedule, as long as all information remains the same. YOU the parent/guardian must sign the forms indicating that there are no changes from last year or make a note of any changes. If the change requires a physician’s order, such as a prescription (Written Medical Consent form), Park Shore requires the healthcare provider (physician) to complete and sign an up to date Written Medical Consent form. Remember parent signature & camper information must be completed, as well.

How to Submit Forms

  1. FAX: 631-499-6917
  2. Email: dawn@parkshoredaycamp.com
  3. Drop Off
  4. Mail

Lunch at the Food Emporium

The PARK SHORE NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS HOT LUNCH MENU is prepared professionally with loving care while keeping our campers’ nutritional interests in mind. Lunch is always a fun time at Park Shore. Your child’s counselors will always be with their campers making lunchtime comfortable and enjoyable. Music every day at the Food Emporium makes lunch at Park Shore more than just a time to eat. Our Special Events team is always creating something fun and exciting to enhance our lunch experience as well.

Park Shore is pleased to offer Gluten Free lunch options for our campers with medical gluten issues. Park Shore is a Peanut Sensitive camp. Please contact our office if your child has any special medical dietary needs.

Your child is encouraged to eat the entrée of the day, however, in the event he/she needs a substitute, the following sandwiches are available:

• Turkey • Tuna • American Cheese • Bologna • Salami • Bagel with Butter or Cream Cheese

Desserts will vary throughout the week and will include:

• Seasonal Fresh Fruit • Apples • Oranges • Pears • Jello

Park Shore is pleased to serve water and/or juice boxes upon request during all lunch periods.

We make every effort to create an enjoyable experience during lunchtime and want your child to be comfortable while eating. Please call the camp if you need additional assistance.

General Camp Information

 Health & Safety

In order to make sure we exercise every precaution to safeguard your child’s health, safety, and welfare, Park Shore is inspected by the Suffolk County Health Department. These inspections take place before our session begins and during the operation of our Day Camp. We follow all the regulations set by both the New York State and Suffolk County Health Departments, as well as the standards set by the American Camp Association (ACA). Our Campers are closely watched for any signs of illness by their group leaders and are assisted by our Registered Nurses. Our Health Office Staff are in constant attendance and can be found in Park Shore’s modern Health Care Center.

In order to keep our campers healthy, we ask for your cooperation in keeping home any child with a cold or other symptoms of illness. Your child’s medical form(s) must be completed by your physician and returned to camp. This is a Suffolk County Health Department regulation. Your cooperation in returning the medical form(s) in a timely manner is both appreciated and a requirement. We recommend that you make an appointment with your child’s physician now, so that returning your child’s medical form(s) won’t be delayed.

Confidential Information

Please fill out your child’s Camper Profile Sheet carefully and thoroughly. In order for us to fully understand your child and to help make his/her adjustment to camp easier, this profile will be shared with your child’s Director. Please return this form with your child’s medical form.

Tuition Refund Plan

Please refer to the current refund plan.

Daily Photo Gallery

We look forward to another wonderful summer taking pictures of your children. These pictures will be posted on our website on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into your child’s experiences at Park Shore. To ensure the safety and security of all our campers, our Photo Gallery is only available to registered Park Shore families. In order to gain access to the Park Shore Photo Gallery, you must register at the Park Shore website and indicate whether you are a camp family, a school family or both. Your approval should come within 24 hours of registering.

Our Park Shore Environment

We appreciate your help in keeping Park Shore a “SMOKE FREE” environment. Thank you for not smoking when at camp.

 

WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM YOU MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CAMP OFFICE IN ADVANCE:

  1. If you wish to take your child home early, your child will be waiting at the Director’s Office at the time you indicated. Please make every attempt to pick up your child before 3:15 p.m. to avoid being delayed by our regular dismissal.
  2. If you wish any other person to take your child home. Driver’s License or other photo ID is required.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS A PARENT TO TAKE HIS OR HER CHILD FROM PARK SHORE WITHOUT CHECKING IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE!

Lunch

If your child brings his/her lunch to camp, please pack it in a brown paper bag clearly marked with your child’s name and camp group. The lunch will be placed in our walk-in refrigerator until lunchtime. A beverage will be served at lunch. Our superior hot lunch is available at $295 for the entire summer, $230 for six weeks, or $150 for four weeks. If you have not yet done so, a telephone call to our office is all that is necessary to insure hot lunch for your child.

Swimming Pools

Please refer to our Safety Plan.

Towels

Park Shore will provide professionally cleaned terry cloth towels during each swim.

Sunscreen

For those parents who want sunscreen applied at camp, please send sunscreen labeled with your child’s name along with a note giving permission and instructions as to what you want done. The first coat of sunscreen should be applied at home before your child(ren) come(s) to camp.

Camp Clothing

Each camper will receive one (1) Camp T-shirt. Camp T-shirt will be available for pick up, as well as any additional T-shirts you may want to purchase.

Clothing & Equipment

Your child(ren) should bring two (2) bathing suits to camp every day. Other clothing items are not necessary. Park Shore will exercise every care in safeguarding the clothing your child has in camp, but we cannot be responsible for the loss of any personal property. Do not send very expensive and valuable items to camp.

NO CHILD MAY BRING BASEBALL BATS, HOCKEY STICKS, TOY GUNS, WATER PISTOLS, TOY KNIVES, CELL PHONES, IPODS, IPADS, ELECTRONIC TOYS, OR ANY KIND OF TRADING CARDS TO CAMP.

 

Cell Phones

Cell Phones are NOT allowed at camp because they create a distraction while campers are busy at an activity. All calls can be made from the main office. Parents who need to contact their child can call our office or Travel Directors when necessary. Parents of travel campers will be given the cell phone number of their child’s Travel Director. See specific travel pages for more details.

Bullying

Park Shore is no place for socially cruel behaviors. The physical and emotional safety of our campers has always been, and continues to be, our number one concern and priority. For this reason bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. Parents will always be informed to assist in eradicating this behavior, if this negative behavior cannot be stopped our tolerance policy will be enforced and the camper who is doing the bullying will be asked to leave camp.