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    2020 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION 

    Online registration will be delayed until further notice. Please set up a RecDesk member account for your family prior to this date at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/. If you have any questions, give us a call as we are  happy to help - 315.473.4330. Our main goal continues to be to offer a comprehensive range of  safe, fun and affordable camps for everyone. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback and solutions are essential to our planning. Please carefully review the information below.

    REGISTRATION 
    ONLINE registration will open TBD.  Walk-in registration will be delayed until further notice.  The Parks Office will accept paper applications with payment (Walk-in or Mail-in) from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for camps that are not yet full. A concussion form for will also be required for walk-in / mail-in registrations. 
      
     Registration times will be staggered into four blocks when a new registration date has been determined. You will be able to register at the following times:
    • 10:00 am: Art Camp, Hoover Adventure Camp, P&R College For Kids 
    • 10:20 am: Cuse Challenge Camp, P&R Animal Camp, Rock Camp, Soccer Camp
    • 10:40 am: Basketball Camp, Biz Camp, Engineering Academy, Theater Camp
    • 11:00 am: All 1/2 Day Clinics: 1/2 Day Track & Field, 1/2 Day Tennis Camp, 1/2 Day Volleyball Camp, Golf Clinics
    • 11:00 am: Registration for weekly bus transportation  (for full day camps only)
    What can you do to be ready for Online Registration?
    • Prior to 10 am, we suggest you log into your account to ensure you remember your username and password.
    • Review the registration opening times of the camps you will be registering for.
    • Please have an idea of the camp(s) you will be registering your child(ren) for and note the age limits.
    • Have the names and phone numbers of the individuals who will be authorized to pick your child(ren) up from camp.
    • Be prepared to have your child sign our concussion policy.
    • Have a copy of your immunizations if you are registering for Camp Hoover, P&R College For Kids and P&R Zoo Camp as you will need to provide these after registration. We will email you later in the week requesting these forms.
    • Have your credit card ready – Visa, Mastercard, and Discover  are accepted.
    • Additional waivers from our contractors will be emailed after registration. A delay in completion of the waivers may result in your spot being forfeited.
    • Remember that Bus Transportation is available for Full Day Camps, and this requires separate pre-registration for each week. Please see below for Bus Transportation details.
    Note: A camp slot is not official until the transaction had been completed in full.
     
    CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION FEE: A 2.7% transaction fee will be applied to each credit card transaction (subject to change)
     
    DATA PRIVACY : The information you provide will be made available to City of Syracuse staff persons including, but not limited to, city attorneys, in addition to the coaches, supervisors or instructors of programs, who may be contractors, city employees or volunteers, who will need the information to perform their duties. Information will also be available to the employees of the city-approved software company/credit card processor where the information is housed. The information will not be made available to the public. It is within your right to withhold data, but please be advised that the City may not be able to complete your registration or send updated program information without it.

      We ask that you please respect our age restrictions as well as all other policies and do not contact directors, contractors or the main office to ask for exceptions to be made for your child.

    Please know that every effort is made to provide accurate information. In the event you find a misprint, please be kind and drop us a line. 

    Registration Information | Wait List Information | Refund Policy | Cancellation Information | Transportation Information | City vs. Non-City | Medication Information | What To Wear/Bring | Lunches | Drop-off and Pick-up Information | Camper's Code of Conduct


      2020 SUMMER CAMPS (listed alphabetically)

     ANIMAL CAMP AT THE ZOO
    Don’t miss this chance for a “wild” camp experience!  Campers participate in Zoo tours, up close animal encounters, hands-on activities, games and crafts.  Our experienced, enthusiastic staff is dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience for your child.  Experience all the Zoo has to offer in this unique opportunity! Hurry, this fun, educational camp will fill quickly
    Date:  August 17 - August 21, 2020
    Director: Rosamond Gifford Zoo Educational Staff
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10-13 years of age
    Site: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes 
    Limit: 32
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers:  Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:20 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/ 

     ART CAMP AT THE EVERSON 
    Summer Art Camp is an immersive program that allows participants to engage with artists, art educators, and each other as they create original works of art inspired by themes found in current exhibitions.  Over the course of the week participants learn to use art media including drawing, painting, and sculpture. The week concludes with a student exhibition and reception, allowing your artists to display their work to the community and family members.

    Date: August 10 - August 14, 2020
    Director: Kimberly Griffiths
    Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: Everson Museum of Art
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/  


    BASKETBALL CAMP 
    This long running camp will include daily drills designed to improve a player's skills in the critical aspects of the game: passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending. The camp may also feature local basketball greats as guest speakers. 
    Date: August 10 to August 14, 2020
    Director: Dennis Bardenett
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site:  Lincoln Middle School
    Lunch: Bag lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 80
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:40 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/  

    BIZ CAMP at WCNY
    Biz Camp offers young people the opportunity to explore the world of business and careers in WCNY’s Enterprise America City, built for and run by kids.  Participants will create and operate their own businesses, take part in an invention competition, write marketing ads and radio commercials, and design outdoor games and test them out.  They’ll even manage (and spend!) their own Biz Camp money earned in their roles as business employees.  It’s a unique and fun experience like no other. 
    Check it out here!
    Date:  July 13 - July 17, 2020
    Director:  Caroline Marra
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: WCNY Building, 415 W. Fayette Street, 13204
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 50 - camp requires a minimum of 40 to run
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waiver Required: Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:40 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/ 

     
     COLLEGE FOR KIDS CAMP
    At this camp, kids will participate in two 90 minute classes to develop their skills throughout the week.  Each class will have a specific theme and follow a YMCA College 4 Kids curriculum at OCC.  Class themes to be announced soon!
    Date: July 13 - July 17, 2020 
    Director: YMCA Staff
    Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
    Ages: 10 to 13
    Site: Onondaga Community College (Mulroy Hall), 4585 W. Seneca Trpk, 13215
    Lunch: No
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City
    Additional Waivers: Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

    'CUSE CHALLENGE COURSE CAMP
    This camp will offer a variety of team-building options that will challenge the campers to engage each other in a unique learning environment. Syracuse University's facilitation staff will work with the group to help them build relationships, establish trust and camaraderie, as they move through a series of activities, designed to take them to the next level, both literally and metaphorically, as they ascend the 'Cuse Challenge. Sneakers are a must to participate! Check out the course here!  
    Date: July 6 - July 10, 2020 
    Director: Julie DeLeo
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center and Challenge Course, 600 Skytop Road, South Campus (behind the Inn Complete). In the event of inclement weather, participants will be transported to Flanagan Gymnasium however, the parent pick-up and drop-off (start and end of camp) location will remain the Outdoor Education Center.
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers Required:  Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:20 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/ 

     ENGINEERING ACADEMY  AT THE MOST
    Have a budding future engineer who likes to invent, create, and problem-solve? At the MOST’s Engineer Academy, campers will spend the week taking on exciting challenges in aerospace, mechanical, computer, electrical, and civil engineering. Also included: mentoring with local engineers, leadership opportunities, and new friends with shared interests! Outstanding camper projects will also have the opportunity to be featured in the MOST Innovation Station exhibit.
    Date:  August 17 - August 21, 2020
    Director: M.O.S.T. Education Staff
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: M.O.S.T., 500 South Franklin
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 25
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:40 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/ 
    Additional Notes: Please be sure your child wears or brings socks, everyday. Also, classrooms can get a bit chilly at the museum so we recommend bringing a sweatshirt to throw on.
     
     GOLF ONE-WEEK CLINIC
    The primary goal is to introduce the game of golf to those between the ages 6 to 17, while developing lifelong golfers. Participants will work on developing key fundamentals and a solid technique, which will include grip, stance, chipping, putting, and swing. Values, such as honesty, respect, sportsmanship, and confidence will be instilled, which are not only important in the game of golf, but in life as well. Helping junior golfers learn and play golf to the best of their ability, while contributing to their personal growth through positive character values, is our top priority! (Golf clubs provided if needed)  
    Date:  August 3 - August 7, 2020
    Director: TBA
    Hours: 9 am - 12pm
    Ages: 6-17 years of age
    Site: Sunnycrest Golf Course
    Lunch: No
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 50
    Fee:  $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 11:00 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/   

     
    ONE-DAY GOLF CLINICS
     
    These one-day clinics are offered for both beginner and intermediate players, and will focus on learning basic grip, stance, and swing technique. Come spend a morning with us on the links!  Complete a separate registration for each date.  Sign up for one or more! 
         Date:  I. July 10th (Beginner) // II. July 17th (Intermediate) // III. July 24th (Beginner) // IV. July 31st (Intermediate)
    Director: TBA
    Hours: 9 am - 11am
    Ages: 6-17 years of age
    Site: Sunnycrest Golf Course
    Lunch: No
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 35
    Fee:  $10 per clinic City Fee / $25 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers:  Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/ 

    HOOVER ADVENTURE CAMP
    Hoover Adventure Center is in the heart of CNY, located along the shores of Song Lake in Tully. Camp Hoover offers the perfect opportunity for any camper looking to get their feet wet and explore what camp has to offer. Hoover’s unique flat setting with ample field space allows for a variety of fun camp activities such as field games, hiking, archery, arts & crafts, boating, swimming, and primitive skills. All activities on dependent on weather as well as behavior. 
    Date: July 20 - July 24, 2020
    Director: Becca Scheetz 
    Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Ages: 8 to 13
    Site: Camp Hoover on Song Lake in Tully, NY
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided…please send a peanut-free lunch with your child, daily. Limited refrigeration is available. Stoves and microwaves are not available.
    Transportation: Yes, for this camp only, the drop-off/pick-up stop will be 412 Spencer Street. The bus will leave Spencer Street at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 3:30 p.m. Our transportation policies and procedures are still applicable.
    Limit: 60
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers Required: Yes, they will be emailed after registration. 
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/  
    Additional Notes: Be sure to read e-mailed camp confirmation carefully for Camp Hoover camper information.

    ROCK CAMP AT THE RED HOUSE
    This rock camp is for the beginning musician. This intensive music camp will give students ages 10 to 13 the opportunity to learn musical instruments under the training of some of the most sought after instructors in the CNY area. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of several instruments, while being given the opportunity to collaborate with peers, write original music, develop a band, and prepare a final performance to showcase what they have learned during their time at camp. This is not to be missed!
    Date:  July 27 - July 31, 2020
    Director: The Red House Educational Staff
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Red House, 400 S. Salina Street, 13202
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 25
    Fee: $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, they will be emailed after registration.
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:20 am at https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

    SOCCER CAMP 
    Players will be introduced to the basic skills of the game, including dribbling, passing, body positioning, goal tending, and more! Coaches will provide a fun week of skill building and light competition. All participants must wear sneakers to participate. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8 am. In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day we will meet in Nottingham Gym - If weather prohibits us from being outdoors for more than 2 hours, camp will be cancelled and we will begin to call parents to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Date: July 6 - July 10, 2020 
    Director: Anthony Terrinoni  
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Nottingham High School Turf
    Lunch: Lunches from the Syracuse City School District will be available
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 70
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:20 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

    THEATER CAMP  
    This innovative and exciting camp offers students an opportunity to train in a variety of theater skills while working together to create a performance piece. While exploring performance fundamentals such as improvisation and movement, students will engage in elements of storytelling, ensemble collaboration, and design projects supported by an atmosphere that fosters creativity.
    Date:  July 27 - July 31, 2020
    Director: The Red House Educational Staff
    Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
    Ages: 10 - 13 years of age
    Site: The Red House, 400 S. Salina Street, 13202
    Lunch: Lunch will not be provided...please send a peanut-free lunch with your child daily.
    Transportation: Yes
    Limit: 30
    Fee:  $40 City Fee/$90 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: Yes, they will be emailed after registration. 
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 10:40 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/
    1/2 DAY TRACK & FIELD CAMP 
    A Summer Camp Favorite! Participants will learn the basic shot put, high jump, and be introduced to drills to improve sprinting, track distance running, and cross country technique. Please note that this a 1/2 day camp -- lunch and transportation will not be provided. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8 am. In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day parents will be called to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Date: July 13 - July 17, 2020 
    Director: Mike Melfi
    Hours: 9 am - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Nottingham High School Turf (Euclid Ave) 
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 50
    Fee: $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 11 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

    1/2 DAY TENNIS CAMP
    Offered in 5 city neighborhoods, participants will benefit from the instruction of USTA professionals while learning how to properly serve and execute forehand and backhand shots. Instructors will also teach agility and footwork patterns necessary to cover the court. Please note that this a 1/2 day camp -- lunch and transportation will not be provided. Please note: If the forecast calls for inclement weather all day, camp will be cancelled and posted on the website listed above by 8 am In the event of weather changing after the camp has started for the day parents will be called to pick up their children. Refunds will not be given in these cases.
    Session I: July 6 - July 10, 2020 at Barry Park * Limit: 10 (rain location: None)
    Session II: July 13 - July 17, 2020 at Upper Onondaga Park (rain location: None)
    Session III: July 20 - July 24, 2020 at Nottingham High School (rain location: None)
    Session IV: July 27 - July 31, 2020 at Meachem Park (rain location: None)
    Session V:  August 3 - August 7, 2020 at Sunnycrest Park (rain location: Sunnycrest Ice Rink)
    Director: CNY Tennis Association
    Hours: 9 am - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: Various sites depending on the date
    Transportation: No
    Limit: *25 per session unless otherwise noted
    Fee:  $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD at 11 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

    1/2 DAY VOLLEYBALL CAMP * NEW*
    This camp will include daily drills designed to improve a player's skills in the critical aspects of the sport of volleyball: footwork, spiking, blocking, team strategy and more!  
    Date: July 20 - July 24, 2020 
    Director: Kristin Carey
    Hours: 9 am - Noon
    Ages: 8 - 13 years of age
    Site: SCSD Middle School (TBA)
    Transportation: No
    Limit: 30
    Fee: $25 City Fee/$50 Non-City Fee
    Additional Waivers: No
    How do I register: Pre-registration is required. Online Registration Available TBD  at 11 am at  https://syracuse.recdesk.com/

     
    2020 POWER SCHOLARS with the YMCA - Free Program!
    The YMCA has partnered with Syracuse Parks and Recreation to provide a unique Summer experience for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade scholars!  This free 5-week program will be offered at several neighborhood-based park sites in 2020!  Power Scholars includes morning sessions designed to tackle summer learning loss in math and reading, but also foster physical and social-emotional growth.  In the afternoon, scholars have the option to participate in drop-in recreation program offered by the Parks Department.
    Days: Monday - Thursday (field trips may be scheduled on some Fridays)
    Dates: July 13 to August 16, 2020 (5-week program)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. to  2:00 p.m. Power Scholars Academy / 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop-in Recreation with Parks
    Sites:  Wilson Park / Schiller Park / Burnet Park  
    Transportation: No
    Limit: *25 per session unless otherwise noted
    Fee: Free Program!
    Additional Waivers: Yes
    Important Dates:  - Registration Forms are due June 1, or when filled: Family Information Sessions TBA
    For More Information, and to Register:  Contact Alicia Robinson at the YMCA:  aroberson@syracuseymca.org or call 315.744.4420.

     ADDITIONAL CAMP INFORMATION


     

     

    CAMPER'S CODE OF CONDUCT
    1. Everyone is expected to participate in all planned activities as defined by the camp schedule and be in appropriate dress (sneakers are a must for participation in all camps or activities!)
    2. Obscene and discriminatory language, rough-housing, insubordination and/or put-downs will not be tolerated at anytime.
    3. Property of others should be respected at all times.
    4. Items which are of value, unsafe, intrusive, in poor taste, or otherwise objectionable are not to be brought to camp.

    Summer camp is meant to be a fun, educational and recreational activity. For the benefit of all campers, it is important that children behave appropriately within the summer camps. If it becomes necessary to take disciplinary action against a camp participant, the steps that will be followed are outlined below:

    1st incident: The camper will receive a verbal warning and an explanation as to why the behavior is inappropriate (whenever possible, this will be done in a one-on-one setting removed from other campers).

    2nd incident: Staff will determine an appropriate consequence for the camper’s actions (examples may include exclusion from participating in an activity). The camper’s parent will be notified of their behavior when they arrive to pick up the child or by phone.

    3rd incident: The child will be excused from camp without a tuition refund

    The Summer Camp Staff reserves the right to bar any child from summer camps following a first  incident in cases of serious behavior problems.Refunds will not be given in these circumstances and may result in omission from additional camps
    you may have registered your child for.

    WAIT LIST OPPORTUNITIES 
    If a program is full and you wish to wait list your child (age-appropriate only) you will have the opportunity to wait list  without payment. If you choose to wait list and a spot becomes available, you will receive an email. You will have until the close of business on that day to  make the payment. After this point, we will offer the spot to the next person on the list and you will be removed from the wait list.


    REFUND POLICY
    All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to youthrefunds@syrgov.net.  Please indicate REFUND REQUEST in the subject line.
    All program and reservation refunds are required to be submitted in writing 30 days in advance for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee, with the exception of aquatics programs. Aquatics programs must be submitted 10 days for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee. Please be advised credit card transaction fees will not be refunded in any case. All refunds will  be paid by check and will take 2-4 weeks to process.

    PLEASE NOTE: If a child is unable to attend a camp and there is a current wait list, we will replace that child with the first person on the wait list. You may not make your own replacements if a child is unable to attend.


    CAMP CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR EMERGENCIES 
    In the event of inclement weather (Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high heat index etc.) camps may be cancelled. We will make this determination by 8:00 a.m. Cancellations will be posted online at  http://www.syracuse.ny.us/Parks/Cancellation___Updates.html. Please remember to check after 8:00 a.m. There will be no refunds or make-up days for inclement weather or emergency cancellations.

    CAMP TRANSPORTATION  
    The City will provide free, supervised bus transportation to full-day camps from the pick-up sites listed below, as space permits. Pre-registration is required.  (NO EXCEPTIONS). There is no additional cost for Transportation, but you must register separately for each week of transportation.  Space is limited each week.
    To register for Bus Transportation: 
    I.  Register Online at syracuse.recdesk.com.  Under"Programs" , be sure to select the correct week(s) that includes the camp(s) for which you are registered.  Space is limited.
    II. Register on-site at the Parks Office.  Using a Camp registration form, write "Bus Transportation" under the program name, and be sure to indicate the correct week(s)
     
    A child must be listed on the active bus roster for that particular week in order to board the bus.  Please confirm before coming to the bus stop.  If you will not be using our transportation, please do not register online as it may prevent another child the opportunity of using this service.  If a bus roster fills for a particular week, additions may not be allowed on the bus.  Be sure to register for the waiting list if you'd like to be contacted in the event of an opening. 
     
    Each weekly bus schedule is based on pre-registration counts and will be posted online during the week prior to each camp. The schedules can be found HERE. Please, do not forget to check EACH week. Depending on the registration for each week, bus runs may begin at 9:00 a.m. or could begin as late as 9:45 a.m. Each camp week will be different. The bus site you choose must remain consistent throughout the summer. We try our best to arrive to the times assigned. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the bus arriving later or earlier than scheduled. We ask that you have your child to the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up. We also ask that you be on site 10 minutes prior to the scheduled drop-off. The safety of the children to and from the stops is the responsibility of the parent/guardian so please, plan accordingly.   

    For Camp Hoover Adventure only, the drop-off and pick-up site will be at our Main Office located at 412 Spencer Street, 13204. The departure will be at 8:30 a.m. and we will arrive back at approx. 3:30 p.m. This will be the only Bus Stop for Hoover

    Bus Pick-Up Sites:
      Meachem Park (near the tennis courts); Kirk Park Community Center; Skiddy Park Field House; Upper Onondaga Park (at the top of staircase leading down to the pool); Burnet Park (To the right of the Arts & Crafts facility);  Wilson Park Community Center (front steps); Barry Park Field House; Huntington School (in front of the school sign); Schiller Park Community Center; Magnarelli Community Center (McChesney Park); Soule Branch Library.  These sites DO NOT apply to the Parks & Recreation Camp Hoover Adventure.       
     
    If your child will be walking home from camp please send a note to the onsite Director of each camp listing the dates that he/she will be allowed to walk home.      

    MAKING SUMMER FUN INCLUSIVE!

    Does your child require assistance in order to attend and enjoy a summer camp, activity, or program? Arc of Onondaga’s Summer Fun Program can provide support on a one-to-one basis to people ages 8-18 to make summer fun opportunities accessible and inclusive. Transportation is included. The Summer Fun Program is available to people who are 8-18 years of age and OPWDD eligible. Families are responsible for the cost of the camps/activities. To learn more, please call Shane Hoey at Arc of Onondaga at 315-478-0877, ext. 1701 or email shane.hoey@arcon.org


      CITY VS. NON-CITY RESIDENTS
    You will notice many of our programs have City rates and Non-city rates. Your program spot will be forfeited if you select City resident fees, but live outside the City. City residents are defined as those who live within the boundaries of the Syracuse City School District with properties on the City of Syracuse  tax/water assessment rolls. If you are not sure if you are a City resident vs. Non-City, please call us for confirmation.


    DROP OFF/PICK UP
    Check-In will be no earlier than 9:45 a.m. for full-day camps and 8:45 a.m.. for half-day camps.  We ask that you stay with your child until that time. Please do not drop your children off any earlier as staff may be busy setting up and not be able to supervise.  Pick- up will be at 3:00 p.m.. sharp for full-day camps and noon for half-day camps. We ask that you check your child out of camp with a counselor and be prepared to show identification.

    MEDICATION
    Staff are prohibited from administering any medication, including sun block and insect repellent. If your child needs to use these items please do so before coming to camp. Campers may self-administer medication (inhalers, epi-pens, etc.) As needed with doctor and parental permission. Please label all personal items.

    WHAT TO WEAR/BRING
    Our camps are active camps! Please have campers wear comfortable clothing and sneakers (flip flops and open toed sandals are not allowed). Campers may get dirty under certain circumstances; please keep this in mind since fun learning can be a messy process! It’s recommended that you send a change of clothes if there is a chance of light rain in the forecast. Also, please send a   re-usable water bottle for re-filling throughout the day. Campers are responsible for their own belongings. Please make sure everything is well labeled. Please do not send valuable items to camp (ipods, games etc).  Parks staff cannot be responsible for loss or theft. Please see additional notes (if any) under each camp for specifics pertaining that camp.

    LUNCHES
     
    Please send a peanut-free lunch with your child for each day of Full Day camp. Be mindful that just like the schools, refrigeration will not be available for lunches so we ask that you plan accordingly...microwaves and stoves will also not be available.   Please Note...Two of our  full-day camps...basketball and soccer camp... will take place at a school district facility that offers the SCSD Summer Lunch Program at no cost. Campers will be offered a lunch during those weeks, and will not be required to bring one from home. 
 
       
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