Siebert Park Day Camp

Siebert Park Day Camp:  

Camp Hill Recreation will be able to have Siebert Park Day Camp for up to 45 children to start the summer.  Camp weeks will be starting June 14 – August 13.  Camp will be 8 – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Registration for residents will start on Monday, April 19th and non. residents will start on Thursday, April 22nd.   When registering full payment per week will be required. Due to the challenges of planning and coordinating of camp, no refunds will be given, once registered.

Siebert Park Day Camp Safety Plan during Covid-19 Following CDC Guidelines:
  • We have implemented many safety actions to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.
  • The children will be in pods of 10 -15 children and stay in their pods throughout the day/week with the same counselors.  The children and counselors stay in there pod for all activities which includes lunch.
  • There will be limited intermingling of pods.
  • In times of inclement weather, pods will be separated in the cabin, pavilion and athletic house areas.
  • Handwashing by staff and children upon entry inside facility, before and after eating, during restroom breaks and frequently throughout the day.
  • There will be no swim lessons or tennis lessons this summer for camp children.  This will help with the intermingling of pods.
  • Pods will go to the pool in non-peak hours which may vary per day.
  • All children and staff will be required to wear masks at camp when indoors and required outdoors when 6’ distance cannot be maintained.  We may have times where children can remove their face coverings when they are doing certain activities.
  • Staff and Campers will be asked to pack their own lunch each day and not share any items in their lunch.
  • Creek Day, each group will go to the creek separately on Tuesdays and Thursdays weather permitting.
  • Stadium Time, we will go to the Stadium on Mondays and Wednesdays and stay in our pods, weather permitting.
  • Equipment will be disinfected after each use by a group according the manufactures guidelines.
  • Camp staff are to disinfect surfaces, tabletops and counters after each use by their group.
  • Camp activities throughout the day will be conducted outdoors as much as possible to minimize the amount of time campers spend in less ventilated areas.
  • An isolation area will be established for any camper who begins to exhibit symptoms during the camp day to ensure their separation from other campers until the time they are picked up by designated parent or guardian.
  • CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting after any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 will be observed.

Staff Screening: All staff will be screened daily prior to the start of their shift.  Any employee who exhibits any of the symptoms provided by the CDC will not be permitted to work and will be sent home prior to beginning their shift including any employee with a temperature 100.4 or greater.  A checklist will be used to document that the assessment was done. 

Camper Screening Upon Arrival, Social Distance Sign-In: Arrival and sign-in to camp will be at the cabin each day.  If inclement weather drop off will be split between cabin, pavilion and athletic house.  Details on this will be known to parents prior to that day.   Staff members wearing a mask and maintaining social distance will greet each family and take temperature of child and ask to verify by person dropping off that no one in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results.  Parents will not be able to enter the facilities being used.  No contact sign-in system will be in place and adults dropping off for camp will be required to wear a mask.

Pick-up Procedures: At time of pick-up, adult picking up for camp will be required to wear a mask.  Camper will need to take home all of their belongings each day.  Adult will be asked to wait for child to get ready and maintain 6 feet from other waiting parents.  Upon arrival the staff member, wearing a mask, will ask for ID and verify against the pick-up list for that child.  The staff member will then release the camper to the adult. 

Siebert Park Theme Weeks

  • Week 1:  Under the Sea (June 14–18) – Enjoy the summer sun while we do all kinds of beach and sea activities.
  • Week 2:   Animal Kingdom (June 21-25) – During this week you will have fun learning about all kinds of animals found around the world.
  • Week 3:   Nature Week (June 28-July 2) – This week we will explore the nature that makes up our park and surrounding areas.
  • Week 4:   Patriotic (July 5-July 9) – This will be a week of American Games and Activities, which will include our own America’s Birthday Celebration.
  • Week 5:   Olympics ‘21 (July 12-16) – Let’s get in the spirit of the Summer Olympics!  The campers will spend a week preparing and participating in their own Summer Olympic events.
  • Week 6:  Decades Week (July 19-23) – Learn what was popular and discovered during different decades.
  • Week 7:   Holiday Week (July 26-30) – Be a part of celebrating the different holidays we have throughout the year.
  • Week 8:   Wild West (August 2-6) – Children will learn about the Wild West and do different camping activities.
  • Week 10:  Hollywood Week (August 9-13) – This will be a week to learn about Hollywood, Movies and show off our talents.

Siebert Park Day Camp Information

Camp Hill Recreation will be able to have Siebert Park Day Camp for up to 45 children to start the summer.  Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, swimming and other theme based activities.  When registering full payment per week will be required. Due to the challenges of planning and coordinating of camp, no refunds will be given, once registered.  Masks are required as recommended by the CDC.  Also deadline for shirts is June 1st

  • Monday – Friday: Dates: June 14 through August 13
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Ages: Open to elementary aged children who have completed kindergarten through the summer following fifth grade.
  • Cost per week: Resident $154 / Non. Resident $170

BACK TO CAMP NIGHT! Due to covid-19 we won’t be holding our traditional Back to Camp Night, but we are working on other ideas.  Stay tune!

 GENERAL INFORMATION

What to Pack in Backpack:

  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Book (in ziplock bag)
  • Lunch
  • Snack Money for Pool: Optional
  • Water bottle

Payment PolicyThe weekly fee for the summer camp will be $154 for each resident child and $170 for each non-resident child.  When you register you will need to pay in full for each week that you enroll your child(ren). 

Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy:

Due to the challenges of planning and coordinating of summer camps 2021, there will be NO refunds for any cancellations of summer camps

 If any program or summer camp is canceled by the Recreation Department at no fault of the participant, a full refund will be granted.

Hours of Operation:  The summer camp hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Camp Hill Recreation is not responsible for your child after 5:00 p.m.  If you will be unable to pick up your child, please arrange for someone else (who is authorized on your agreement form) to pick up your child on time.  Please make sure the persons picking up your child has a valid ID to show to our staff.  In the event your child is not picked up on time, please be advised of the following late policy fee schedule, and come prepared to pay the head counselor on duty.

  • 5:00 – 5:15 PM     $10.00
  • 5:30 – 5:45 PM     $20.00
  • After 5:45 PM      Determined by Recreation Dept.

Time will be determined by the clock at the pool or cabin.  In the event your child is picked up late more than three (3) times, he/she will be dismissed from the summer camp program.

Stormy Day Policy:  In the event of a thunderstorm, campers will be escorted with their counselors to the cabin, pavilion or stadium athletic house.  Here they will participate in indoor activities such as cards, board games, and musical chairs.  If you wish, you may prefer to pick up your child at this location on these days.  In the event of heavy down pour rain or lightning in the morning, please walk your child to the location your child’s pod will be that day.

Vacation Policy and Appointments:   If your child has an appointment during camp hours please notify camp counselor in advance with a written note.  Please refer to Cancellation Policy.

Dress:  It is recommended that T-shirts and shorts are to be worn.  Also, an extra set of clothes, and swimming attire is recommended.  Always be prepared for rain by having a rain slicker packed with other items needed for the day. Sandals may NOT be worn outside the pool area.  Sneakers should be worn outside the pool area.  You may pack insect repellant for your child to use on our nature walks if you wish.

Lunch:  Lunches and snacks will not be provided as part of the summer program.  There will be NO glass containers permitted at the camp. Therefore, campers should bring a lunch which does not require refrigeration.

Pool Usage Policy:     Pods (Group of kids) will go to the pool in non-peak hours which may vary per day.

Personal Items: All children are required to bring a book and a water bottle with their name on it each day of camp.  NO Cell Phones or Electronic Devices are allowed at camp.  Children may read to themselves or listen to a counselor’s story.  This activity will take place 10-15 minutes after playground each day.  Please label all clothing, towels, lunch bags/boxes, and backpacks with your child’s name.  Since we will be moving from area to area during the day, we ask that children refrain from bringing personal items to the program unless a request has been made by the staff as part of a special day or event.  Please provide children with a comb or brush, sunscreen, and an extra t-shirt to wear in the water for added protection from the sun if necessary.  Staff will assist the children in applying sunscreen at the pool as well as activities that involve being in sun.  However, campers must provide their own sunscreen, and parents should apply sunscreen to their children before arriving at camp.  Please label these items with your child’s name.  Children wishing to purchase snacks with there own money at the pool during the afternoon swim may do so.  Please send only $1.00 or $2.00 dollars for snacks.  The Recreation Department maintains no responsibility if this money is lost or stolen while at camp.

Swimming Lessons:   There will be no swim lessons this summer for camp children.

Tennis Lessons:  There will be no tennis lessons this summer for camp children.  This will help with the intermingling of pods.

Drop off and Pick up:

Camper Screening Upon Arrival, Social Distance Sign-In: Arrival and sign-in to camp will be at the cabin each day.  If inclement weather drop off will be split between cabin, pavilion and athletic house.  Details on this will be known to parents prior to that day.   Staff members wearing a mask and maintaining social distance will greet each family and take temperature of child and ask to verify by person dropping off that no one in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results.  Parents will not be able to enter the facilities being used.  No contact sign-in system will be in place and adults dropping off for camp will be required to wear a mask.

Pick-up Procedures: At time of pick-up, adult picking up for camp will be required to wear a mask.  Camper will need to take home all of their belongings ach day.  Adult will be asked to wait for child to get ready and maintain 6 feet from other waiting parents.  Upon arrival the staff member, wearing a mask, will ask for ID and verify against the pick-up list for that child.  The staff member will then release the camper to the adult. 

Discipline:     The Summer Camp program is a service provided to the children and the families of the children who attend. The goal of Siebert Camp is to provide campers a fun and enjoyable summer in a safe environment. The children’s safety may be at risk if he or she does not show respect or cooperate with others.  The staff is depending on each child’s parents to impress upon their child the necessity of good behavior and cooperation with the staff.  Therefore, we need the cooperation of the individual parents as well.  We endeavor to take a proactive approach to discipline.  We hope to encourage the children to behave in ways which make them feel good about themselves and to help them get along with others. 

Discipline Procedures:  Procedures for uncooperative children will follow a “ladder of discipline,” according to the severity of behavior:

  • 1- A simple request, stated without great concern, to stop or change the behavior.
  • 2- Personal interaction with the child. Using eye contact, staff will state what the child must do to stop or change the problem behavior, reminding him/her of the consequences for failing to do this.
  • 3- Redirect the child away from the problem situation to another activity or area.
  • 4- Time out away from the other children at time of occurrence.  If problem continues, some pool time may be taken away.
  • 5- A conference between the child, parent and Head Counselor.

Staff will review guidelines and encourage the child to think about what he/she did, what his/her action meant and how to avoid difficult, uncooperative behavior in the future.  Appropriate consequences for problem behavior will be given at this time.  Examples: A child who has “made fun” of another child, will apologize on the spot to that child; A child who has purposely made a mess of an activity area will be asked to clean it up.

Parent Involvement with Discipline: Staff will communicate disciplinary acts with the parent(s).  The majority of such communications hopefully will be only to keep parents informed of typical difficulties most children experience from time to time in a group setting.  In the event that the child experiences unusual or repetitive behavioral difficulties, the parent will receive a written discipline report from the Head Counselor, highlighting the behaviors observed and the procedures used so far to correct the situation.  We encourage parents to communicate at this time with both staff and child so that the problem can be resolved.  Should the problem behavior continue beyond this measure, a second discipline report will be issued by the Head Counselor.  When a second discipline report is issued, a meeting will be arranged between the parent and the Head Counselor and Recreation Director to discuss the situation.  A third written discipline report constitutes a notice of termination in the program.  It will then be up to the parent to make alternative arrangements for care.

Health and Emergency Policy:     In the event of a medical emergency or of an accident, we shall contact the parents of the child and, if necessary, the parents may be asked to pick up their child.  In situations that require immediate treatment beyond first-aid, the staff would reach out to Recreation Director and depending on the severity of the situation the Borough Emergency Medical Service Staff may be called.  If it is impossible to reach the parents, emergency contact person or the situation demands immediate attention the child may be taken to the nearest available hospital.  In any case, a staff member will accompany the child and remain with the child until the parent or their designee assumes responsibility.  All participants are required to have their own health and hospitalization insurance.  Camp Hill Recreation is not responsible for payment of medical expenses for injuries or illnesses incurred by program participants.  Parents are required to complete the medical information when registering online for camp.  In the event you encounter an emergency and need to contact the your child, please call the Recreation Office at 717-737-4548, if you are unable to reach the Recreation Director contact the Camp Hill Borough at 717-737-3456.  You may also email alogar@camphillborough.com.

Illness:     Most children will become ill from time to time.  Refunds will not be given for absences due to illness.  In the event of long term illness, special arrangements may be made with the Camp Hill Recreation Department.  If your child will not be attending camp due to illness, please call the Recreation Office so we know not to expect him/her or email alogar@camphillborough.com.  Please do not increase the risk of other children becoming sick as well by sending your child to the program when he/she is ill.  We will not allow a sick child to stay at camp and you will be called at home/work to come pick up your child immediately.  If your child should become ill during camp, we will notify you or your emergency person, and we will expect the child to be taken home as soon as possible.  We do not have the staff nor the facilities to care for a sick child, so be prepared with an alternate care giver if you cannot care for your sick child at home.  We will dispense prescription medicine only.  This medication must be in the original labeled container with physician’s approval.  Parents should put in writing any additional instructions for the Summer Camp Staff.

If your child has any or the following symptoms, it is best to keep him/her home, or if the symptoms appear at the program, you will be notified: Fever of 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, persistent cough or sore throat, inflamed eyes, lice, or too ill to participate in outdoor activities.  If your child should become ill from a contagious disease such as chicken pox, strep throat, lice, etc., inform the staff immediately.