Summer Day Camps 2021

RARA DAY CAMPS UPDATED 2/24/2021

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.

2021 Summer Day Camp Medical, Photo, and General Liability Form

2021 Summer Day Camp Behavior Promise Form

Pre-Health Screening Form

Optional for Older Campers: 2021 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 more information on dates, times, locations, etc. on Sports Camps

Click Here for more information on dates, times, locations, etc. on Specialty Camps

Click Here to Register

 

Guidelines RARA is Following for Summer Camp 2021:

COVID-19 Return to Play Response Plan

Day Camp Parent FAQ Handout

https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/camp-operations-guide-summer-2020

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-programs-decision-tool.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Day_Camp_Guidelines_-_06.02.20_-_FINAL_TO_PUBLISH_692694_7.pdf

 

Latchkey (Before/After Camp Care)

Latchkey is before and after camp care that is an unstructured, camp staff supervised, optional service. It is $4 per hour per child charged in 15 minute increments.

Latchkey totals will be tallied by camp staff then billed to you weekly by the RARA office staff. Camp staff do not have the ability to take payment on site.

If your Latchkey bill is not paid by the due date, you will be charged a late fee and your account will be frozen until the bill is paid.

Latchkey Location: Same location as your camp

* Latchkey terms and conditions subject to change*

What to Bring to Camp

Please bring items below every day:

  • Non-perishable lunch and snack (please put camper's name on it)
  • Water bottle
  • Facial Covering
  • 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 (Tent in grass area on left side of parking lot)

Sports Camp: Bloomer Park (Based in Stone Shelter; shelter to left of parking lot)

Specialty Camp: Bloomer Park (Tent near bathrooms, on back left side of parking lot)

Counselor in Training (CIT)

2021 CIT Application Open April 1, 2021

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 #8880CIT 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