Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the age requirements for my child to attend camp?

Sports Center Day Camp is for children ages 6–12 and 5-year-olds who have already completed K5.

What time on Friday does the camp stop accepting applications (in person) for the next week?

We stop accepting applications and payments at 8 a.m. on Friday. This allows us time to process everything for Monday. We do have a new registration table open on Monday mornings so that campers can be registered for that week and make a payment as well.

When does camp open?

Doors will open at 7:30 each morning. Camp will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with Extended Care (additional cost and sign up) running from 3–5:30 p.m. Because no supervision is provided prior to 7:30 a.m., please do not drop off your camper before that time.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes, there is a lost and found bin in the backpack lock-up room. At the end of each week, all the items that are still in the bin are placed in a bag labeled for the week and placed in a storage room. Leaders can help campers look for items left during the previous week. Parents may ask a director to let them look through the lost and found for missing items.

Activities & Facilities

What activities do the campers participate in?

We have ice skating, swimming, miniature golf, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, and many more exciting games in the gym for the campers to participate in. Campers that are 8 years or older get to go bowling as well.

Is there a lifeguard at the pool/waterpark?

Yes, there are certified lifeguards at the pool, and CPR trained water park staff monitoring campers in the waterpark.

May I see the camp before registering?

Yes. Before camp starts you can call the camp office and we will set up an appointment to take you on a tour. After camp has begun for the summer, you can come into the Sports Center and ask about the availability of a tour, or you can call the camp office and set up a tour time. The last tour time available each day is 2:30 p.m.

Medical

Is there a camp nurse?

Yes. We have a camp nurse available to distribute medication.

What do I need to do if my camper needs to take medicine while at camp?

During the registration process, parents may authorize the nurse to administer some basic medication as needed (Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, and swimmer’s ear drops).

An Authorization for Administration of Medication form must be completed if routine prescription medications, PRN prescription medications (e.g. epi-pen/inhaler), OTC medications, or supplements that the camper brings need to be administered by the camp nurse. This form needs to be signed by both the parent/legal guardian and a healthcare professional and then brought with the medicine (in its original labeled container) to the nursing staff at camp check-in. We cannot administer prescription or over-the-counter medicine without a healthcare professional’s signed authorization. Campers are responsible for picking up their medications before leaving camp.

Is a medical release form required to attend camp?

A Medical Release form needs to be submitted to Youth Outreach Ministry for all campers with any medical, emotional, behavioral, or physical conditions before the camper will be approved for camp.

What to Bring

Should I send my child with a lunch/snack?

We provide both a lunch and a snack each day of camp. Campers enjoy balanced meals prepared by experienced cooks. The dining menu is on a two-week rotation, providing a variety of meal options for campers who attend consecutive weeks. Each week’s menu is updated online on Sunday afternoons. Campers also have the option to bring a sack lunch—if they have special dietary needs or do not prefer what is on the menu for the day. Because of potential allergy issues, campers should not bring food to be shared with other campers (this includes birthday cakes, cupcakes, etc.).

Will my child need any money for food/drinks at camp?

No. We provide both a lunch and a snack. We do sell Icees at the Sports Center Hub that the campers can buy at the end of the day. However, campers need to be accompanied by an adult who is picking them up from camp to buy one.

What should my camper bring?

We recommend that campers bring a bag with swimwear and a towel, socks and a light jacket. Some campers like to wear gloves or long pants when ice skating. Campers may bring a blanket for siesta.

Are toys allowed at camp?

Toys, stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc. are not allowed at camp to prevent them from being lost, broken, or becoming a hazard to other campers. Sports Center Day Camp has all the equipment needed in order to have a fun-filled day.

May I send a cell phone with my camper?

We ask that no electronic devices be brought to camp. This includes cell phones. If anything happens and you need to reach your camper, you can call the camp office and we will pass on a message to your camper. If it is an emergency situation, and you need to speak to your camper, a camp director will assist the camper in calling you.

Are there items that my camper should not bring to camp?
  • For the safety of other campers, personal bowling balls and ice skates should not be brought to camp. These items will be provided by the camp.
  • Because of food allergies and other physical issues, any food to be shared with other campers (including birthday cakes, cookies, candy, etc.) should not be brought to camp.
  • For safety reasons, Heelys or other shoes with wheels are not to be worn at camp.
  • To prevent items from being broken, lost, or becoming a hazard to other campers, the following items should not be brought to camp: Toys, stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc.
  • No weapons of any kind should be brought to camp. This includes pocket knives, files, scissors, or other sharp objects.
  • No items intended for selling may be brought to camp.