We are so excited for camp! We kindly ask that take a quick five minutes to read this info and learn about what to expect for camp this year, as there will be some important new features we want to tell you about.
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This year, some elements of camp will look different so we can meet Covid guidelines implemented by the state of Oregon. We kindly ask for patience with us as we follow these measures. We want to provide an EPIC week of camp for your child, and we also want to ensure that all campers are kept safe, and that we are doing our part to minimize any risk of Covid exposure. We appreciate your understanding and grace as we navigate new guidelines!
Here’s What to Expect on Day 1:
Campers will be organized into Teams of 10 (or fewer) through the week. (The State is requiring “stable groups of ten or fewer”). Teams will be separated by sport (football, basketball, or soccer) and age (groups will be 6-7; 8-9; and 10-12 years). Due to high volume of email requests, we are unable to organize Teams before the start of camp. We will organize Campers into Teams after our Morning Talk and Group Warm-Ups. Our heart is to make sure all Campers are comfortable and happy with their Team, and we will do our very best to accommodate every request! *Please note, we are not able to put kids onto the same Team if they are playing a different sport, or if they are in different age groups.
In years past, we have allowed Campers to switch sports through the week. This year, however, we are unable to allow switching as it interferes with “stable group” sizes, so Campers will be asked to stick with one sport through the week!
Check-In will start at 8:40 AM. If you arrive earlier, please wait with your child until 8:40. Thank you for your patience as we navigate new requirements for Check-In!
There will be 2-3 clearly marked lines for Check-In. Please help us ensure social distancing by remaining 6 ft. from other Parents, Campers, and Coaches whom you did not travel with. While in line, one of our JKSC First Aid Crew Members will take each child’s temperature with a contactless thermometer. If any Camper has a temperature above 100°F or visible signs of a cold, we will ask that they return home to rest. If your Camper has a fever or cold symptoms, they are welcome to show up the following day if symptoms have subsided, or we will refund your camp admission. (These are State requirements.)
While in line for Check-In, one of our JKSC Crew Members will hand you a Check-In card to write the date, time, your child’s name, and your name; this card will be collected at the Check-In table in an envelope or bin, and this is how we will take attendance. (We cannot have every Parent touching the same piece of paper to sign their children in like we normally do; thanks for your patience with this new method.)
We will be doing this same attendance card method for Pick-Up. If someone other than you is picking your child up, they will need to sign them out in this way. If someone other than a Parent/Guardian is picking up your child, please fill out this form to let us know (as we cannot accept notes this year).
While in line, you will also be handed a Covid Policy & Liability form, which will explain some of the steps we’re taking to meet State requirements during this unique time. This can be turned in at the Check-In table.
Once the Check-In card and Covid form have been turned in, we will greet your Camper with their T-shirt and wristband, and welcome them to Day 1! (They do not have to wear the Camp shirt unless they want to. All wristbands will be sanitized after each day of camp.)
Once Inside the Camp Perimeter, your child will set their things by an orange cone, and then they will head onto the field where a Coach will be leading early Warm-Ups. Once all campers have arrived, we will begin our Morning Talk and Group Warm-Ups.
Staying at Camp/Watching Your Child:
We have always had an open-door policy with Parents who feel more comfortable observing camp, however this year, we are limiting the number of extra people who can be within our parameters after Warm-Ups and our Morning Talk for safety purposes. If you would like to stay at camp to observe after check-in, please email us by the Thursday before Camp begins so that we can have you fill out a background check form, and plan on us taking your temperature at Check-In. You are welcome to stand outside of the Camp Parameter to watch and observe at any point during the day without taking these measures!
What to Pack for Your Child:
–Appropriate clothing for the weather forecast. Due to Covid, many Camp locations are not allowing anyone to use their indoor gym. We have purchased extra basketball hoops, tents for shade, and other materials to assure Campers have an optimum experience. Please send a jacket if the weather calls for rain.
–Lunch for full-day Campers *As with years past, we have some Campers with severe peanut allergies, and we’re asking that all Parents help us keep camp Peanut-free. (That being said, we do not monitor what Campers eat; if your child has a severe allergy and you did not indicate it during sign-up, please let us know.)
–Athletic shoes (or cleats if your child prefers)
–A full water bottle with your child’s name. (The state has discouraged us from using disposable cups. We will have water to refill water bottles.)
-Please apply sunscreen before sending your child to camp. We are unable to apply sunscreen this year due to Covid regulations.
***Please do not send your child with their own sport ball, as we have plenty of JKSC balls for our Campers to use.
Masks, PPE, Etc.
Our Coaches will be wearing masks when within six feet of Campers, at Check-In, and during Pick-Up. We are encouraging them to take breathing breaks when they are a safe distance away from others. Our Coaches will be wearing gloves during set-up and take-down, and when interacting directly with kids.
Kids are not required to wear masks and parents are not required to wear masks at Check-In. If you feel more comfortable sending your child in a mask, they are welcome to wear it, but we cannot be responsible for ensuring they do so.
Allergies and Medical Needs:
We always have at least one Frist Aid/CPR certified Team Member on hand. If your child has a medical need that you listed during registration, such as an Epi-Pen, please talk to the Manager at Check-In.
Bullying & Behavior Policy:
Our heart is to create a camp environment that is FUN for everyone. That being said, we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for Bullying. Please talk to your child before camp about keeping their hands to themselves and using kind, positive, team-building language. While instances of bullying have been very rare at our camps, we do reserve the right to send Campers home if a Coach feels they are intentionally harming or adversely affecting the experience of other Campers.
While rare, we have, on some occasions, had Campers left at camp long past pickup time at 3 PM. We never leave just one Coach alone with a Camper, so to accommodate the overtime payment for two Coaches to stay late, we will be charging a $30 Courtesy Fee for Parents who are more than 10 minutes late. Thank you so much for your understanding!
THE FUN STUFF: Games, Fun, and
Rainbow Farting Unicorns!
Now that the nitty gritty stuff is out of the way, let’s talk about FUN! Our heart is to give kids the BEST week of their summer! In addition to sport drills, we have crafted camp games that will include relays, obstacle courses, and fun competitions that we can’t wait to unveil! We have hilarious Team names including the Rainbow Farting Unicorns, the Lazer Sharks, the Battle Sloths, and the Blast Raptors (among others). We have MORE PRIZES THAN EVER BEFORE to give away each day at raffle!
We’re bringing back WACKY WEDNESDAY and JERSEY THURSDAY and this year, we’re even hosting CAMP OLYMPICS on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon! We also have a surprise gift for each Camper at the end of the week! Jordan will be making an appearance at every camp, and our Coaches are truly the *best of the best*. While this year will look a little different due to Covid regulations, we are SO EXCITED to spend the week with your child, and we are thankful you’ve chosen our camp!
You will find a nightly email recap that shares what we did each day. We can’t wait to share about all of the fun!
We’re excited to be bringing back our daily Nutrition Education courtesy PacificSource Healthy Life, and our character principle “Motto of the Day” by Les Schwab. Our team of Coaches is well-trained and eager to give your child an epic summer experience!
Other Questions? Please read the FAQ section on our website as most questions are answered there. We have 2,000+ campers registered for camps this summer, and while we do our best to return every phone call, we’re sometimes unable to do so promptly. The best way to reach us is over email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also regularly check our messages on Instagram @jordankentcamps.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on this Summer!