Vacation Bible School Parent Guardian Guidelines

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PEOPLES CONGREGATIONAL UCC

 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL/DAY CAMP

PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE TO VBS/DAY CAMP

We welcome your child to Vacation Bible School and Day Camp at Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ.  While your children are under our care, we need your cooperation in helping to make this a wonderful experience for all.  Every participant is a team member.  We will work together and treat each other with respect.

Conditions of Participation

Parents/Guardians registering children for Vacation Bible School/Day Camp agree to following conditions of participation:

  1. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, with VBS programming from 9 am to 5 pm. Children may not be dropped off prior to 8:00 am.  Children must be picked up by 6:00 pm.
  1. Drop-off and Pick-up. All children must be escorted by their parent/guardian to the Fellowship Hall and signed in.  All children must be picked up from the Fellowship Hall or Chapel and signed out by an adult listed on the registration form.  If your child is to be released to someone other than the listed parent/guardian, please notify one of the Camp Directors in advance.
  1. Fees. The cost for Vacation Bible School (9 AM to 12 noon) is free. Before care (8 am – 9 am) and after care (5 pm to 6 pm) also are free.  The fee for the Day Camp (12 noon to 5 PM) is $60.   An additional charge of $1.00 may be levied for every minute that a child remains in the Church’s care after 6 pm.   Scholarships are available based on need.  Contact Cynthia Prather to request financial assistance.
  1. We will take two field trips: one on Tuesday,  (site to be determined); and the second on Thursday, (site to be determined).  Transportation for these events is via chartered bus.  By registering your child for Vacation Bible School/Day Camp, you agree to allow your child to participate in the scheduled trips.  You will be provided with additional information about the trips prior to the start of VBS/Day Camp.
  1. Lunch is not provided. Please send a lunch for your child (clearly labeled) each day.  Nutritious morning and afternoon snacks will be served.
  1. Children 4 to 6 years old should bring a mat or blanket for napping.
  1. Please leave all items of sentimental or monetary value at home. Cell phones or other electronics are prohibited.  Your child DOES NOT NEED money.
  1. All clothing and other belongings should be labeled. Although the Church maintains a lost and found box, we are not responsible for lost items.
  1. Termination from program:  We are concerned about the health and safety of all children. Should we encounter continued difficulties in working with your child, we will notify you and attempt to work out a reasonable solution.
    If the problem persists or is beyond our ability to handle, however, we reserve the right to terminate your child’s participation in the program.
  1. We welcome (and need) parent volunteers at the camp. Your participation can be as little as one hour at the beginning of the day or as long as an all-day field trip.   Please indicate your availability on the registration form.
  1. We want your child to have a positive and safe experience at VBS/Day Camp. If there are special concerns regarding your child, please describe on the back of the application.  Children with special needs may require a parent to accompany him/her on the field trips.
  1. If you experience any problems, please bring them to the attention of the VBS/Day Camp Director.