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With 24 hour notice you may extend your child’s day, within our normal schedule for the regular extra hours amounts. Children not picked up by 5:30 pm will be charged $25.00 per hour C.O.D. We will never leave a child unattended.
Additional days and weeks will be accepted providing we have room. Price per diem is $80.00 per day for 9:00 – 3:00. Additional hours and weeks will be priced according to ‘Schedules and Prices 2018’.
Payment is accepted via credit card on the website or mail to PO Box 482 West Kingston, RI 02892 or place payments in the hands of counselor in charge; cash or check in sealed envelopes with child’s name and date on outside. Payee is responsible for all fees incurred for checks returned for insufficient funds. Payee is responsible for all fees and charges incurred for lack of payment.
Kingston’s Camp, Inc Tax ID#: 05-0517407
Thank you. — Lisa-Beth Sanford
Tara Jane Bessette
• Refunds: Program Fees minus Registration Fee and Non-Refundable Deposit ($125.00) are fully refundable until Open House (June 3, 2018).
• No refunds will be made after Open House except in the event of illness or injury accompanied by a physician’s note.
• In cases of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, no refunds will be issued.
• Once you are registered you may always add more days. So if you are uncertain whether or not Kingston’s Camp is the right choice for your child, only sign up for the minimum time possible that fits within your schedule, and add-on days later. Please remember we plan our activities based upon the attendance, and any changes in attendance must be approved by the director the week before.
Camper Drop Off
Kingston’s Camp does not provide transportation. Because you will be bringing your child to camp, we will NOT call you if your child does not attend camp. However, if you have alternative methods of your child arriving at camp, (such as riding bikes or carpooling) you can request that we call you when your child arrives at camp.
Parking is very limited for your safety and timeliness:
What NOT to bring
Some items should not be brought to camp:
Any special toys or ‘treasures’ that may get lost or destroyed at camp. We will not be held responsible for them.
Any phones, ipads, ipods, mp3 players, tablets or electronic devises. These will be held by the director until the end of the day. We want the campers to have days where they are connected to nature, not the internet.
Any expensive sports equipment, even if they are willing to share. We provide enough equipment for everyone, with games that we know the rules and risks of. Again we will not be held responsible for them.
Anything illegal: Drugs, alcohol, or contraband.
Anything dangerous: Weapons, Guns, Knives, and other items that could harm themselves or others.
Animals: although we have a camp dog that sometimes comes to camp, and we have special guests with animals, we do not know your animals and cannot be held responsible for their actions.
What should my camper bring?
Extra T-Shirt (Swim shirts are great for sun burn prevention)
Long Pants / Shorts (weather dependant)
Sweat Shirt (Polar Fleece works best when wet)
Flip Flops or Water shoes
Please try to wear light colored cotton clothing for comfort and ease of finding insects.
Sneakers and socks
Rain coat or Poncho
If your child has long hair, please tie it back or have your child bring elastics to tie it back. This is important for swimming and other activities.
Lunch box containing morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, drinks and ice pack. (We do not have refrigeration available.) Please try to adhere to the food pyramid when packing lunches. Also try to pack a salty snack, for replenishment of salts during these hot summer days. We try to discourage sodas, fatty foods and sweets for the health of our campers. Your child will be hungrier than the school year as they will be very active all day.
My child has special needs
Kingston’s Camp is a traditional all outdoor day camp. As such we do not have medical staff on site. Although all of our staff are Professionally First Aid, CPR, Epi-Pen and AED trained, they are not trained to administer special medical care for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer or physical disabilities.
Forms and Information Needed to Attend
To be able to provide a safe environment for your camper we will need some information from you!
If you Register Online you will provide most of the information needed registering. You will also be getting all the information you need in your confirmation email “Welcome to Kingston’s Camp! Here’s what you need to know” If you lose that email or you would rather fill out paper copies, you can download and print them from here. You will still need to email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) bring or send in your child’s School Physical Health Form by the first day of camp.
Here are links to pdf’s of the all of the forms and information you may need:
Medical Form 2017
Parents Permission 2017
Camper Supplies 2017
Need to Know 2017
RI School Health Form
Insects and Sunscreen
Because we are an All Outdoor Camp your camper will be exposed to the elements. That includes fresh air, sunshine, deer flies, horse flies, spiders, ticks, frogs, snakes and many other parts of nature that they may not be exposed to often. We do our best protecting your child, and we need your help.
We do apply sunscreen before every swim. We also promote wearing swim shirts and hats for protection above and beyond what any amount of sunscreen will provide. We ask that you provide the sunscreen as there are many children that are sensitive to different brands, but we will not (unless you request otherwise) let your child go without.
Mosquitoes can be around in the mornings especially in the beginning of the summer. Our best protection is clothing, and having light long sleeved shirts and long pants for the mornings work better than most sprays. Please provide the sprays if you desire.
Ticks are most prevalent in Southern RI than anywhere else. Again, clothing, bug spray and peremetherine treated clothing work well for keeping ticks away from your campers skin. We will continuously check your child and remove a tick immediately if we find one. We will notify you should we remove a tick from your child. Please check your child daily for ticks!
Horseflies, Deerflies, and other stinging bugs may be around also. Bug spray can help, and if there is a summer when there seems to be an abundance of any one type of pest, we will be providing extra preventative measures for the protection of your child and the environment.
We will be open during most Weather Events. Should there be a Hurricane or Tornado WARNING before camp opens, camp will be cancelled at the beginning of the day. We will send out an email stating the cancellation. You may call to confirm. If you are concerned regarding downpours or flooding during the day, please DO NOT DRIVE DURING THE EVENT. Either pick up your child prior to the heavy rains OR WAIT. We will keep your child safe. If lightening is nearby campers will shelter in staff cars until it passes.
All of our Rules are based upon respect for ourselves, others and the environment.
For the safety of your camper we have some basic rules that we all must follow.
We reserve the right to dismiss (without refunds) any child who:
1. Hides, takes or destroys the property of any other
2. Refuses to stay with the designated group, such as
a. running ahead or staying behind in a nature expedition
b. refusing to stay in assigned area of the camp or water
3. Deliberately bites, kicks, scratches, punches, spits, splashes, dunks other children (or adults).
4. Administers verbal abuse upon another child (makes fun of, tells untrue statements which cause unhappiness, excludes another child, etc.)
5. Brings illegal or dangerous items to camp (e.g. drugs, alcohol, knives, weapons, etc.)
6. Encourages another child to break the rules.
7. We will call you if your child shows signs of illness; eg. fever, vomiting, there is an accident; eg. broken limb, allergic reaction or major behavioral issue; eg. smoking , drug or alcohol use, or at other times the Director deems necessary.
Please let your child know all rules before s/he attends camp. We want all campers to have a wonderful summer, and hope none of these items have to be addressed.
Kingston’s Camp RI
2795 Ministerial Rd.
West Kingston, RI