General Camp Information 2022

Summer Day Camp

Day Camp 2022 Registration will open Friday, April 1, 2022!!

 

In order for your child to participate in RARA Summer Day Camps, the below forms must be filled out and  TURNED IN THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE CAMP STARTS.

2022 Summer Day Camp Medical, Photo, and General Liability Form

2022 Summer Day Camp Behavior Promise Form

Optional for Older Campers: 2022 Summer Day Camp Walking Permission Slip

Please turn these forms into the RARA 500 Building Main Office or email it to makayla@rararecreation.org. Please fill out forms completely, including date of last tetanus shot. These forms will only need to be filled out once for the entire summer.

NOTICE: If your child's forms are not turned in on time, your child will not be able to participate in camp.

Click Here for more information on dates, times, locations, etc. on Standard Camps (Click Here for Camp Blue Jay Field Trips, Click Here for Camp Cardinal Field Trips, Click Here for Camp Raven Field Trips)

Click Here for more information on dates, times, locations, etc. on Sports and Travel Camps (Click Here for Sports and Travel Camp Field Trips)

Click Here for more information on dates, times, locations, etc. on Specialty Camps (Click Here for Specialty Field Trips)

Click Here to Register

 

RARA Day Camps: Camp Refund Policy

  • All Camps canceled by RARA are refunded in full.

  • Refund Policy for camps a customer cancels are as follows:

    • When RARA is notified at least 2 weeks before the start of camp, if paid by check or cash, a full refund, less a $5 processing fee, will be issued.

    • When RARA is notified at least 2 weeks before the start of camp, if paid by a credit card, full refunds will be credited back to that credit card.

    • When given less than 2 weeks notice, but before the first day of camp, there will be a 75% refund issued.

    • When notified after camp begins, but before the second day of camp, there will be a 50% refund issued.

    • There are no refunds issued on and after the second day of camp.

 

Day Camp Parent FAQ Handout

Latchkey (Before/After Camp Care)

Latchkey is before and after camp care for Day Camps.  It is an unstructured, camp staff supervised, optional service. Our Latchkey format is a flat fee per week of camp you register for instead of paying as you go. Latchkey's flat fee depends on how many days the camp is that week. You will need to purchase Latchkey for each camper attending Latchkey. 

You must pre-register for Latchkey if you would like to use it.

Latchkey Hours: Camp Blue Jay: 7am-10am   3pm-5:30pm     All Other Camps: 7am-9am   4pm-5:30pm

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR LATCHKEY: When registering your campers for camp, a question will pop up asking you if you would like to use Latchkey for that specific week. You will want to hit yes if you will use any of the Latchkey hours. You will want to hit no if you will be dropping your camper off at 9am and picking your camper up at 4pm (Camp Blue Jay would be 10am drop off and 3pm pick up). If you originally sign your camper up and hit the no option, but later want to use our Latchkey service, there is a Latchkey course you can go to in order to sign your camper up.

Camp Staff do not have the ability to take payment for Latchkey onsite so you will need to register for Latchkey before camp or online with a credit card while you are onsite. If you register onsite with a credit card, you must show our Camp Staff your receipt for the week in order for your camper to use Latchkey.

Click Here to See Latchkey Courses (Remember: this is only if you say no to Latchkey when registering your camper for a specific week, but have since changed your mind and want to use Latchkey)

There is a 15 minute grace period for camp without needing to purchase Latchkey so you have 15 minutes before camp and 15 minutes after camp to drop off and pick up your children.

There will be no reimbursements for not using all available Latchkey hours.

Latchkey Location: Same location as your camp

* Latchkey terms and conditions subject to change*

What to Bring to Summer Day Camp:

Please bring items below every day:

  • Non-perishable lunch and snack (please put camper's name on it)
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Facial Covering (if noted on Daily Schedule)
  • Sunscreen
  • (No electronics allowed)

 

Summer Day Camp Locations:

Camp Blue Jay: Rochester Municipal Park (Lion Shelter; shelter near tennis courts and pond)

Camp Cardinal: Rochester Municipal Park (Lion Shelter; shelter near tennis courts and pond)

Camp Raven: Bloomer Park (Pine Tree Line Tent; tent to the right of Stone Shelter and back along the pine tree line, on the left side of parking lot)

Sports and Travel Camp: Bloomer Park (Stone Shelter; stone-looking shelter to left of parking lot)

Specialty Camp: Bloomer Park (Stone Shelter; stone-looking shelter to left of parking lot)

Counselors in Training (CITs)

2022 CIT Application Open April 1, 2022

What is a Counselor in Training?

RARA has a Counselor in Training (CIT) Program throughout the summer for volunteers entering 8th grade or older who are interested in learning the employment side of camp. CIT's volunteer their time to help out at RARA Summer Day Camps. The goals of this program are to delevop enthusiatic, motivational, and responsible leaders who will interact with teens, children, and adults to create meaningful relationships. CIT's will gain leadership, self-confidence, develop self-esteem, create a strong work ethic, gain marketable skills, and enjoy recreational activities. They are introduced to what future employment opportunities might look like. They are role models for children and teens in RARA Summer Day Camps and promote participation and teamwork while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

Qualifications:

CIT's must be entering 8th grade or higher by the upcoming fall and should have some experience working with children. RARA is looking for individuals who possess leadership qualities, are enthusiastic, and motivated. CIT's must have a sincere passion for working with children and adults.

Responsibilities:

  • Each volunteer will be responsible for assisting with setting and cleaning up all activities and participating in all camp activities, games, crafts, swim time, etc.
  • Interact with campers and fellow workers
  • Maintain communication with camp counselors and directors
  • Project a positive attitude
  • Cooperate with fellow employees and volunteers

Participation:

All interested volunteers will fill out an application, interview, if chosen attend a CIT Orientation, and be scheduled for a minimum of one week of work.

 

How to be a CIT:

  • Complete the Counselor-In-Training Online Application (CIT Application).
    • Once you have submitted your online application, CIT's will be contacted to schedule an interview (interviews will be scheduled in May)
  • Have a parent or guardian fill out the volunteer medical form (CIT Medical Form) and bring it to your interview or CIT Orientation.
  • Attend the in person Counselor-In-Training Orientation (if you are chosen to be a CIT)
    • Pay the $10 CIT Fee online before the orientation (includes staff shirt; course #8700CIT under Day Camps)

RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Call us today at 947-886-0007