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2013 Summer Camp Newsletter • Main Office • Fax

301-740-9600 301-740-9611

• www.KidsCoOnline.com

• www.facebook.com/KidsCo

*Camp Contact Numbers: • KidsCo Jr.  

301-253-0330

Director: Caitlin Miller Email: CMiller@KidsCoOnline.com

• Lakewood

301-366-2463

Director: Anthony Knight Email: AKnight@KidsCoOnline.com

• Greenwood

301-370-3921

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t’s that time again...Time to take out the swimsuits and camp clothes and have some summer camp fun! We are excited to begin our 15th year of summer camp and can’t wait to meet this year’s campers. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our returning families and new faces to a summer sure to be filled with memories never to be forgotten. We hope to answer any questions and first day unknowns in this newsletter but, as always, welcome any questions you may have before the first day of camp!

 Director: Jasmyne Brevner Email: JBrevner@KidsCoOnline.com

• Little Bennett  

240-449-7802

Director: Luisa Jovel Email: LJovel@KidsCoOnline.com

• Montgomery Knolls

240-388-0616

Director: Cindy Fuentes Email: CFuentes@KidsCoOnline.com

• Strawberry Knoll

301-366-2462

Director: Jack Jenkins Email: JJenkins@KidsCoOnline.com

• Christa McAuliffe

240-483-2798

Director: Renee Staples Email: RStaples@KidsCoOnline.com

• Kids On-The-Run

301-501-7676

 Director: Kevin Brown Email: KBrown@KidsCoOnline.com

• Teens On-The-Run

202-327-1785

 Director: Mike Boccabello Email: MikeB@KidsCoOnline.com *Camp phone numbers are active from 6/17 - 8/16

What's Inside: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pull-out schedules Drop-off & pick up times What to bring Where to meet Medication policy Extended care KidsCo Jr. camp info Day Camp info On-The-Run day trip camp info 1st & 9th week camp info Camp Director bios Overnight Camp Out!


KidsCo Junior Infants - Pre-K

Where Do We Meet Each Day? We are located at:

Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School 24555 Cutsail Drive Damascus MD, 20872 Our KidsCo Jr. building is located behind the school. Please park along the Cutsail Drive as you are approaching the school. Look for our signs to guide you in the right direction up the sidewalk

Drop Off & Pick Up Times

Full Day Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm Half Day Camp Hours: 9:00am-1:00pm Extended AM Care: 7:00am-9:00am Extended PM Care: 3:30pm-6:00pm

Please note: There is a late fee charge for those campers who are picked up after their scheduled camp day. The charge is calculated at $1.00 for each minute late. Please connect with us if there is a concern.

Medication

If your child will be taking medication during camp hours, you will need to complete and return a Medication Order Form along with the medication in its original packaging. All medications will be safely stored and a record will be kept of each dose given. Forms will be available at camp or may be printed from our website www.KidsCoOnline.com.

What Should I Bring To Camp? Infant & Toddler Supplies

(6 weeks-18 months) Rest Items Each child should have a ventilated (lightweight or knitted) blanket along with a comfort item (lovey) available for their rest time each day. Families may pack these 2

items on Monday and they will be sent home each Friday for laundering. KidsCo Jr. will provide all crib sheets and will ensure that the bedding is changed twice weekly. Stuffed animals, heavy blankets, and pillows are not appropriate for children in cribs. Toddlers over one year old will be sleeping on a cot so, a small pillow may be comfortable for them. Extra Clothing Children should have two (2) complete sets of seasonally appropriate and well-fitting clothes to leave at the center. Don’t forget to label items with your child’s name and replace items that go home to be washed. Appropriate Daily Clothing Please check the forecast each morning and prepare an outfit accordingly. If it has just rained, please pack boots for puddles and mud; windy days would call for jackets with hoods, etc. When looking for indoor and outdoor clothing, please choose items that are durable, comfortable, and washable that are easy for your child to put on and take off. This also includes shoes! Crocs, platform, heeledsoles, and open flip-flops hinder toddlers learning to walk and often trip or blister older children. Children at KidsCo Jr. often get dirty or messy at camp during projects and outdoor activities. Washable clothes that can get dirty or messy are the best options.


Infant Nutrition Guidelines Parents will need to bring a daily supply of formula and baby food; all labeled with your child’s name. Breast feeding mothers need to provide both a supply of expressed milk for the day and two servings of milk to be kept frozen for up to one month at the center. Each time your infant is fed, a separate, unused bottle should be provided. Your child’s bottle should be plastic and include a cap/lid and each piece to each bottle should be clearly labeled with your child’s name. Containers of baby food may be kept at the center but, once opened, the unfinished contents will be returned home that evening. All bottles, sippy cups, dishes, and utensils will be rinsed and returned for sterile cleansing each evening. Toddler Nutrition Guidelines We have found that most children like ‘finger foods’ as an alternative to a traditional ‘lunch box’ meal. Plastic food containers are a great idea for packing fruits & vegetables, cheese, chicken pieces, pasta leftovers, and more. All food should be ready to eat, cut into manageable pieces, and easy to swallow. Our programming encourages nutritionally balanced and wholesome foods. We strongly discourage commercial, pre-packaged lunch meals which tend to be ‘empty calories’ and laden with preservatives. (Lunchables, Chef Boyardee, Hormel and other high sodium options) All children enrolled under the age of 18 months will need to bring their daily supply of beverages, meals, and snacks. Each classroom does have a microwave to reheat warm dishes.

Alternate Snack Items (if diagnosed with food allergies) Daily supply of: • Nutritious Lunch • Backpack or Tote Bag—‘wear proof’ label • Complete change of clothes (2 sets) • Sunscreen • Outdoor Gear –swimsuit, towel, water shoes/ socks ‘wear proof label’ • Medication with Medication Form Completed (if applicable)

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Rest Items: Pillow (must be a small pillow that fits inside child’s cubby) Pillow Case Blanket Stuffed Animal/’Lovey’

Appropriate Daily Clothing Your child’s day will be brimming with interactive, hands-on fun! Dress should be casual, nonrestrictive, and seasonal. Please check the forecast each morning and prepare an outfit accordingly. If it has just rained, please pack boots for puddles and mud; windy days would call for jackets with hoods etc. When looking for indoor and outdoor clothing, please choose items that are durable, comfortable, and washable that are easy for your child to put on and take off. This also includes shoes! Crocs, platform, heeled-soles, and open flipflops hinder toddlers learning to walk and often trip or blister older children. Children at KidsCo Jr. often get dirty or messy during projects and outdoor activities. Washable clothes that can get dirty or messy are the best options.

Pre-K Summer Supplies

(18 months -5 years) Please bring the following things labeled with your child’s name. In most cases a permanent marker works well to label disposable items and please note which items have been indicated to have a ‘wear-proof’ label. There are several companies online in which these may be purchased and here is a helpful link to one were you can find high quality ‘wear proof’ labels: www.mabelslabels.com Weekly supply of: Diapers, Pull Ups, Underwear, & Swim Diapers Changing Wipes, Diaper Cream, & Sunscreen

To view pictures and video from camp, “Like” KidsCo Jr. on Facebook! www.Facebook.com/KidsCoJr


KidsCo Junior Infants - Pre-K

Additionally, children should have two complete sets of seasonally appropriate and well fitting clothes complete with underwear, socks, and an extra sweatshirt to leave at the center. Don’t forget to label items with your child’s name and replace items that go home to be washed. Rest Items Each child will be given a rest period even if they choose not to nap. Every day, a pillow, blanket, pillow case, and ‘lovey’/special item should be available to each child. Families may pack these items on Monday and they will be sent home each Friday for laundering. Additionally, we request that all pillows be labeled and small enough to fit in your child’s cubby. This typically is more convenient for families because we can send just the pillow case for washing and the actual pillow can stay in your cubby. In following appropriate sanitary and hygiene practice, large bed-size pillows are not permitted. Preschool Nutritional Guidelines Nutrition is an important part of healthy development. If your child has special dietary needs or any food allergies, please make us aware upon diagnosis. Please make sure all lunch boxes, bags, and containers are labeled with your child’s name. All of our lunches are kept in the children’s cubbies so we suggest that you use an insulated bag with either ice packs to keep food cool and a thermos to keep warm dishes warm. We will augment the lunch that you bring with a variety of healthy choices for breakfast, morning and afternoon snack. Whole milk, filtered water and 100%

juice are offered at each snack time. Each family will receive a monthly menu of snacks to be served.

Frequently Asked Questions Who will be working with my child?

Each of our team members is considered our most valuable resource and has been hand chosen to work with your children. All team members are valued, appreciated, and encouraged to have input into the program to foster ownership. Many of our team members are Maryland State Credentialed which includes two times the number of required continuing education training and professional activities within the community. Background checks and KidsCo Orientation training are also mandatory.

What types of measures are in place to keep my child safe?

KidsCo Jr. has many procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone on site. Safety measures include fire drills, CPR and First Aid training, identification policy for guests to pick up a child, emergency preparation, and monitored entries.

What if it’s really hot or rainy?

Along with the season comes heat, humidity, 4


and rain! Our camp is based outdoors and days are planned around an activity rotation. Many activities are set-up outside in the grassy areas, tree shade, playgrounds, blacktops, and surrounding woods. Each group will rotate through our Game Room and our Craft Corner within our building which is air conditioned. We combat the heat by getting soaked during lots of water activities, having planned breaks to drink plenty of filtered water inside and from water coolers posted outside, through a thoughtful balance of active and restful activity, and by practicing proper sun safety such as wearing sunscreen, loose clothing and hats. Rain days are a rare treat where we have a special schedule indoors. If just friendly showers are present, we may venture into the puddles and mud!

bikes & trikes, cooking/art project, and more! • Water Events: Our Water Days are packed full of cool, wet activities; pools, sprayers, color mix, water slide, water art, bucket races, sponge toss, pipe builds, beach time, bubble pools and more! • Culminating Theme Day: Each week, we will celebrate our theme with an amazing culminating event on Friday. Activities and special events will include a Guest of Honor who will bring the excitement and experience of a field trip, or huge party to wrap up our theme! Families are warmly welcomed to attend and have fun with us at these events!

What will my child enjoy at camp?

Along with a new and exciting theme, each week is packed full of activities! Water Day, Picnic Lunch, and instructors from FunFit are scheduled around awesome activity rotations such as group games, sensory tables, tricycles, parachute time, and more! To enhance each theme we also have two art projects and an amazing Guest of Honor who brings the adventure of a field trip to us each week. • Theme Events: These are group activities that are all about our weekly theme! We could build a giant fort for Build It Week, experience a creek exploration for Great Outdoors Week, look for hidden treasures during Pirate Adventure Week, or even tie dye for Beach Week! • Picnic Lunches: Every day, our preschool campers enjoy lunch in the shade under the trees. Big blankets are laid out and we chat about our day and enjoy the summer weather. Typically, we will eat lunch around 11:00am each day and ask parents to bring lunch foods that do not require a microwave to prepare. We will provide plates, utensils, hand wipes, and books to read as we finish up. • Campwide Fun: At this time, we will all come together for a group game like Freeze Dance, Kickball, Tiger Tag, Swamp Monster, Mr. Alligator or simplified field sports! Also enjoyed are activity choices such as nature walks, outdoor art, scavenger hunts, Reading Rainbow,

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KidsCo Day Camp Pre-K - 9th Grade 6

Where To Meet Each Day There are many activities (summer school, other camps, etc.) going on at each of our camp locations. To ensure your child’s safety, please sign your child in with his/ her counselor in the morning and sign your child out with his/her counselor in the afternoon. Extended care campers will sign in and out at the welcome booth.

Greenwood Camp 3336 Goldmine Road Brookeville, MD 20833

Located on the left side of the school (gym side) as you face the school. Look for our tented welcome booth and follow our signs.

Lakewood Camp 2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD 20850

Located on the left side of the school. Pull into the first entrance pick up loop and parking lot. Look for our tented welcome booth and follow our signs.

Little Bennett Camp 23930 Burdette Forest Road Clarksburg, MD 20871

Located on the right side of the school’s main entrance. Utilize the parking lot for drop off and pick up and look for our tented welcome booth and follow our signs.

Christa McAuliffe Camp 12500 Wisteria Drive Germantown, MD 20874

Located to the right of the school’s main entrance. Look for our tented welcome booth and follow our signs.

Montgomery Knolls Camp 807 Daleview Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901

Located on the right side of the school’s main entrance. Utilize the parking lot for drop off and pick up and look for our tented welcome booth and follow our signs.

Strawberry Knoll Camp 18820 Strawberry Knoll Road Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Located on the right side of the school’s main entrance. Utilize the bus loop for drop-off and pick-up.


Drop Off & Pick Up Times For KidsCo Day Camp Camp hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm Drop off is between 8:45am - 9:00am Pick up is between 3:30pm - 3:45pm

Please note: There is a late fee of $1 per minute charged for campers who are picked up after their scheduled camp day has ended.

Extended Care

shirts! Once again KidsCo will offer a UV protective, “rash guard” style swim shirt. These shirts provide heightened visibility on water trips as well as a higher level of sun protection for your camper. We have chosen a bright, fun color this summer marked boldly with our KidsCo logo for visibility. We require that all campers wear their current 2013 KidsCo trip shirt on all Wednesday trips. If your child forgets his/her shirt on field trip days, you will need to purchase another shirt for them to wear ($20). Shirts will be given to campers on the Wednesday of their first session.

Hours: 7:00am - 9:00am & 3:30pm - 6:00pm Extended care is a time to chill before and wind down after a busy day at camp. During extended care, campers will have an opportunity to use the gymnasium, our game room, and play outside. In the afternoon, KidsCo will provide a light snack.

What Should I Bring To KidsCo Day Camp? Each day please have your child bring: • Backpack or bag for belongings • Bathing suit • Towel • Sunscreen (be sure to apply each day before camp) • Lunch and drink labeled with your child’s name (lunches will be stored in coolers)

• On Tuesday and Thursday pool days we eat an early lunch, so we encourage parents to pack an extra early afternoon snack

Medication

If your child will take medication during camp hours, you will need to fill out and return a Medication Order Form before we will be able to administer any medication. All medication will be safely locked away at camp. To receive a form you can call our Main Office or print out a form from our website, www.KidsCoOnline.com.

Trip Shirts

Due to their continued success and popularity in past summers, we are bringing back the water 7


KidsCo Day Camp Pre-K - 9th Grade 8

Swimming

We will be heading to a recently renovated Summit Hall Water Park in Gaithersburg every Tuesday and Thursday! It has a splash pad for the younger swimmers, as well as an updated big pool. It has 3 awesome waterslides in the deep end, 2 in the shallow end, and a zero depth entry pool equipped with palm trees, sprays and interactive water features! Each Tuesday and Thursday, KidsCo Day Camps will travel to the pool in shifts between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Campers will arrive back to camp at either 1:30pm or 3:30pm. You may send money with your child to buy drinks or snacks on pool days. Please be sure to apply sunscreen to your child each day before camp and send an extra supply with them to re-apply at the pool. On all pool trips, each child will wear a bright KidsCo labeled waterproof wristband. As an added safety measure, “Eyes On Me” wristbands will be given to those campers with limited swimming abilities.

Wednesday Field Trips

Campers attending our Day Camps enjoy the thrill and excitement of an exhilarating field trip every Wednesday. Campers depart in the morning promptly at 9:00am for local summer hot spots and enjoy a full day exploring, swimming, splashing, sliding and much more! Campers are decked out in KidsCo UV protective, rash guard style water shirts, and Wednesday field trips give all of our KidsCo locations an opportunity to combine and spend time together away from the camp location. Staff members sport bright and visible KidsCo t-shirts, swimwear, and color-coded wristbands are worn by all for easy and quick identification.

Overnight Camp Out

Due to it’s popularity last summer, KidsCo is camping out again! We are spending the night at Little Bennett Campground cooking out, making s’ mores, playing flashlight tag and burning the midnight oil. This summer, the campout will be held on Friday, July 26th of Week 6 for all camp locations. *Campers need to be enrolled for the scheduled week in order to join the camp out.


2013 Day Camp Field Trip Locations: • Splashdown Water Park

Manassas, VA Water park with a lazy river, concessions, slides, cannonball slide, a pool with an alligator crossing challenge, and lots of tubes and rafts

• Cascade Lake

Hampstead, MD A huge lake with a beach shore, waterslides, a diving platform, floating docks, paddleboats, concessions and a petting zoo

• Great Waves Water Park

Alexandria, VA A large wave pool with rafts, a second swimming pool, three large waterslides, concessions and a putt putt golf course

• Adventure Park USA

New Market, MD Putt putt golf course, concessions, laser tag, batting cages, bumper boats, water wars, a large arcade and go-karts

• Watermine Water Park

Reston, VA Over an acre full of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables, concessions and interactive play areas

• Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Lorton, VA Waterslides, lazy river, large water play area, concessions and a putt putt golf course

• Atlantis Water Park

Centreville, VA Play structures, concessions, large dumping bucket and multiple water slides

• Volcano Island Water Park

Sterling, VA Smoking volcano, waterslides, brand new sand play area, tropical themed dumping bucket, giant pool and concessions.

Your Camper In Action

This summer, KidsCo will have a team venturing out each day of camp to capture all the action at our camp locations! We will update Facebook daily with pictures and videos, so “Like” KidsCo on Facebook to see your camper in action this summer!

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Kids & Teens On-The-Run 3rd Grade & Above 10

Drop Off & Pick Up Times

Depending on the destination, drop off times will vary. We ask that all campers be at the site and ready to board the bus or KidsCo vehicle on time. Please refer to the list below to ensure proper drop off and pick up times. In addition, a digital postcard will be emailed weekly containing detailed information for each trip.

Where To Meet Each Day

All pick up and drop off locations will be in front of the school at designated areas. Each camper will need to be signed in and out with their On-The-Run counselor at their designated meeting area (Campers enrolled in extended care will need to sign in and out at the welcome booth). Extended care is complimentary for all families while attending On-TheRun camps, except Week 1 extended care is unavailable. (You must sign up for extended care with our Main Office if you will utilize this option).

Kids On The Run Drop Off & Pick Up Times

Teens On The Run Drop Off & Pick Up Times Daily

Wednesday Trip

Drop Off

8:15 am

7:00 am

Pick Up

4:00 pm

9:45 pm

Drop Off

8:45 am

7:30 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

9:00 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

7:00 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

9:45 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

7:00 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm 10:00 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

7:00 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

9:30 pm

Drop Off

8:30 am

7:15 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

9:30 pm

*Daily Montgomery Knolls

Drop Off

8:15 am

Pick Up

4:00 pm

Drop Off

8:45 am

Lakewood Pick Up

3:30 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

Greenwood Pick Up

3:30 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

Little Bennett

Strawberry Knoll

Christa McAuliffe

Pick Up

3:30 pm

Drop Off

8:15 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

Drop Off

8:30 am

Pick Up

3:30 pm

*For Wednesday pick up times please refer to weekly postcard

Montgomery Knolls

Lakewood

Greenwood

Little Bennett

Strawberry Knoll

Christa McAuliffe

• All trips and times are subject to change •


What Is Needed Each Day For On-The-Run Day Trip Camps? • • • • •

Backpack or bag for belongings Bathing suit Sunscreen Towel Bagged lunch and drink OR money to purchase lunch while on most of our trips

Water Parks & Field Trips Please be sure that you apply sunscreen to your child each day before camp and send an extra supply with them to re-apply at the park. While on all water trips, each child will wear a special waterproof wristband as an additional safety measure.

call our Main Office or print out a form from our website, www.KidsCoOnline.com.

Teens On-The-Run Overnight Trips

Returning this summer, in addition to our exciting extended Wednesday hours we are offering two great overnight trips. Weeks 2 & 7 we will be venturing out to our usual exhilarating amusement park or beach, staying late and then off to spend the night in hotel. Not only does this reduce travel time, it also allows us extra time at the venues! In the morning we will be treated to a delicious continental breakfast before being whisked away to our next venue. We are extremely excited to be offering overnight trips again this summer! If you would like more info please contact our Main Office.

Inclement Weather

We will always be “On-The-Run”, but on days when there is extreme inclement weather we will hit local restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys, or participate in other exciting indoor activities. Rain days end at 3:30pm. Any changes to the On-TheRun schedule because of weather or unforeseen circumstances will be emailed to families.

Trip Shirts

Our Kids and Teens will sport a newly designed OnThe-Run Camp t-shirt while traveling. We require that all campers wear their current 2012 KidsCo trip shirt on all Wednesday trips and while on trips with a late return time (these days are noted on the weekly postcard). If your child forgets his/her shirt on one of these days, you will need to purchase another shirt for them to wear ($20). Shirts will be given to campers on the Wednesday of their first session.

Medication

If your child will take medication during camp hours, you will need to fill out and return a Medication Order Form before we will be able to administer any medication. All medication will be safely locked away. To receive a form you can 11


Kids & Teens On-The-Run 3rd Grade & Above 12

2013 Kids On-The-Run Day Trip Locations • Atlantis Water Park (KOR Only)

Centreville, VA Play structures, a large dumping bucket, water slides and concessions

• Adventure Park USA

New Market, MD Putt putt golf course, laser tag, batting cages, bumper boats, water wars, a large arcade, concessions, and go-karts

• The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Ropes Course & Zip Lines (TOR Only)

Sandy Spring, MD There are 13 separate courses of varying levels of difficulty. Each course has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 150 unique challenges

• Baltimore Aquarium (KOR Only)

Baltimore, MD Amazing exhibits, live dolphin show, 4D Immersion Theater and concessions

• Busch Gardens (TOR Only)

Williamsburg, VA Thrilling rides, fabulous shows, concessions, and charming villages with a fun European flair

• Bowling & Ice Skating

Gaithersburg and Rockville, Maryland A day of bowling at Bowl America and skating at Rockville Blades, concessions, and a restaurant

• Cameron Run Water Park

Alexandria, VA A large wave pool with rafts, a second swimming pool, three large waterslides, concessions and a putt putt golf course

• Cascade Lake

Hampstead, MD A private lake with a beach shore, waterslides, diving platform, splash pad, floating docks, paddleboats, concessions, and a petting zoo

• Chesapeake Beach Water Park (TOR Only)

Chesapeake Beach, MD 8 water slides, fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, water volleyball, basketball court, game room, great food, and snow cones

• Dave & Buster’s

Hanover, MD Huge arcade, game card for new interactive games, and an all you can eat buffet

• Dorney Park (TOR Only)

Allentown, PA Rides, attractions, Wildwater Kingdom, food, and live shows

• Greenbrier Lake BBQ Bonanza

Boonsboro, MD Grilled food and snacks, concessions, music, swimming, team games, and prize challenges

• Hershey Park (TOR Only)

Hershey, PA 11 Roller Coasters, Zoo America, food and drinks, Chocolate World

• Kings Dominion (TOR Only)

Doswell, VA Waterworks Water Park, roller coasters, games, rides, and food

• National Zoo (KOR Only)

Washington, DC A day roaming our nation’s zoo and concessions

• Paintball (TOR Only)

Clarksburg, MD The day includes all paintball equipment and admission to all applicable courses. A pizza shop is located on site.


• Pirate’s Cove Water Park (KOR Only)

Lorton, VA Waterslides, lazy river, large water play area, concessions and a putt putt golf course

• Pump It Up (KOR Only)

Gaithersburg, MD Many inflatables from bouncing to sliding to jousting

• Rehoboth Beach (TOR Only)

Rehoboth Beach, DE A day at the beach, boardwalk, games and food

• Sandy Point BBQ Bonanza

Annapolis, Maryland Tons of grilled food and snacks, music, concessions, swimming, team games, and prize challenges

• Washington Nationals Baseball Game (TOR Only)

Washington, DC A day at a ball game, concessions, and souvenirs

• Water Mine Water Park (KOR Only)

Reston, VA Over an acre full of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables, interactive play areas, and concessions

• White Water Rafting (TOR Only)

Purcellville, VA 2 hour tubing trip on the Shenandoah/Potomac with professional guides. Lunch is provided and concession are available.

• Six Flags America (KOR Only)

Mitchellville, MD Roller coasters, amusement rides, water park, games and food

• Six Flags Great Adventure (TOR Only)

Jackson, NJ Roller coasters, water rides, food, concessions, live shows and entertainment

• Skate N Fun Zone (KOR Only)

Manassas, VA Roller skates or roller blades, DJ with Cosmic Skate, snack bar and games

• Splash Down Water Park

Manassas, VA Water park with a lazy river, concessions, slides, cannonball slide, a pool with an alligator crossing challenge, and lots of tubes and rafts

• Tubing (TOR Only)

Purcellville, VA 2 hour tubing trip on the Shenandoah/Potomac with professional guides. Lunch is provided and concessions are available

• Volcano Island Water Park (KOR Only)

Sterling, Virginia A smoking volcano overlooking the water park, waterslides, sand play area, tropical themed dumping bucket, a giant pool, and concessions 13


1st & 9th Week Day Trip Camp 1st Grade - 9th Grade 14

Week 1: June 17 - June 21 Week 9: August 12 - August 16 Camp Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm Extended care is not offered this week

Where To Meet Each Day

1st Week Day Trip Camp will meet each day in the front of every school site. 9th Week Day Trip Camp will meet in front of the school sites listed below:

• • • • •

Lakewood ES Little Bennett ES Strawberry Knoll ES Greenwood ES Montgomery Knolls ES

Reminder: KidsCo will not have access to the inside of the school buildings during these weeks.

What Should I Bring On 1st & 9th Week Day Trip Camp? • • • • •

Backpack or bag for belongings Bathing suit Towel Sunscreen Bagged lunch and drink (KidsCo will provide lunch on certain days; refer to schedule) • 2013 KidsCo trip shirts required on certain days (refer to schedule)

Water Parks & Field Trips

Please be sure that you apply sunscreen to your child each day before camp and send an extra supply with them to re-apply at the park. While on all water trips, each child will wear a bright KidsCo labeled waterproof wristband as an added safety measure.

Medication

If your child will be taking medication during camp hours, you will need to fill out and return a Medication Order Form before we will be able to administer any medication. All medication will be safely locked away. To receive a form you can call our Main Office or print out a form from our website, www. KidsCoOnline.com.


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2013 TOddler-pre k schedule Monday

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Tuesday

Wednesday

The GreaT OuTdOOrs! Great Outdoors Activity Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

repTile Week! Reptile Activity Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

piraTe & princess advenTure Week! Build It Activity Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

OuT Of This WOrld Week! Safari Adventure Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

Build iT Week! Out Of This World Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

safari advenTure Week! Pirate Activity Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

under The sea Week! Beach Activity Day

Water Day With Moon Bounce

Thursday

Friday

An exciting week filled with creek fun, fishing, garden fun, and a visit from the petting zoo!

Water Day

Squeals On Wheels Petting Zoo

Super cool week including everything from a dino bone hunt, erupting volcanos, to a hands-on reptiles and amphibians show!

Water Day

Eco-Adventures Reptile Show

Grab your map and help us on our treasure hunt! Get ready for a special visit from a princess and pirate filled with balloon fun, magic and face painting!

4th Of July KidsCo Jr. Closed

Bubbles Prod. Co. Pirate & Princess Adventure

We will blast this week off with rocket balloons, geodes, and lots of moon goop! We will land with a visit from the traveling planetarium!

Water Day

Cosmic Adventures Planetarium Space Party

Bring your tools, we will be building our own town, camp shirts, and even stuffed animals!

Water Day

Stuffed Animal Party

Use your spy scopes on our animal hunt through the jungle, and enjoy a hands-on rainforest program!

Water Day

Eco-Adventures Safari Animals

Lets limbo and enjoy some fun in the sun! Sand castle fun and sea shell art! We will end the week with an Under The Sea animal show!

Water Day

Under The Sea Animal Show

KidsCo Jr. now also offers a 1/2 day Summer Camp program!

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2013 Day Camp Theme & Trip Schedule Week 1

Day Trip Camp (6/17-6/21)

Tuesday 6/18

Wednesday 6/19

Thursday 6/20

Friday 6/21

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Adventure Park USA & Ice Skating

Rockville Municipal Swim Center & Pizza/ Ice Cream

Cascade Lake

SplashDown Water Park

Tuesday 6/18

Wednesday 6/19

Thursday 6/20

Friday 6/21

Cascade Lake

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Adventure Park USA & Ice Skating

SplashDown Water Park

Monday 6/17 Montgomery Knolls ES, Rockville Lakewood ES, Municipal Swim & Greenwood ES Center & Pizza/ Ice Cream

Greenwood ES

Lakewood ES

Little Bennett ES

Christa McAuliffe ES

Montgomery Knolls ES

Strawberry Knoll ES

Hawaiian Week

Hawaiian Week

Pirate Week

Pirate Week

Pirate Week

Hawaiian Week

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Cascade Lake

Great Waves Water Park

SplashDown Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Adventure Park USA

World Record Week

World Record Week

World Record Week

World Record Week

World Record Week

World Record Week

Water Mine Water Park

Volcano Island Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Great Waves Water Park

Water Mine Water Park

Town Week

Town Week

Carnival Week

Carnival Week

Town Week

Carnival Week

Cascade Lake

SplashDown Water Park

Cascade Lake

Adventure Park USA

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Cascade Lake

Olympics Week

Olympics Week

Olympics Week

Olympics Week

Olympics Week

Olympics Week

(7/15-7/19)

Adventure Park USA

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Adventure Park USA

Volcano Island Water Park

SplashDown Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Week 6

Pirate Week

Pirate Week

Hawaiian Week

Hawaiian Week

Hawaiian Week

Pirate Week

Great Waves Water Park

Adventure Park USA

SplashDown Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Cascade Lake

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Carnival Week

Carnival Week

Town Week

Town Week

Carnival Week

Town Week

SplashDown Water Park

Great Waves Water Park

Cascade Lake

SplashDown Water Park

SplashDown Water Park

Volcano Island Water Park

Week 2 (6/24-6/28)

Week 3 (7/1-7/5)*

Week 4 (7/8-7/12)

Week 5

Camp-Out (7/22-7/26)

Week 7 (7/29-8/2)

Week 8

Kids Vs. Staff Week Kids Vs. Staff Week Kids Vs. Staff Week Kids Vs. Staff Week Kids Vs. Staff Week Kids Vs. Staff Week

(8/5-8/9)

Volcano Island Water Park

Week 9

Lakewood ES, Little Bennett ES, Montgomery Knolls ES, Greenwood ES, & Strawberry Knoll ES

Day Trip Camp (8/12-8/16)

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Strawberry Knoll ES, Little Bennett ES, & Christa McAuliffe ES

Monday 6/17

Atlantis Water Park

Pirate’s Cove Water Park

Adventure Park USA

Cascade Lake

SplashDown Water Park

Monday 8/12

Tuesday 8/13

Wednesday 8/14

Thursday 8/15

Friday 8/16

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Summit Hall Water Park & CiCi’s Pizza

Cascade Lake

Castle Park, Movie Theater & Golden Corral

SplashDown Water Park Trip Shirt Day

* KidsCo will be closed on July 4th.

Trip Shirt Day

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2013 Trip Schedule Week 2

(6/24 - 6/28)

Week 3 (7/1 - 7/5)

Week 4

(7/8 - 7/12)

Week 5

(7/15 - 7/19)

Week 6

(7/22 - 7/26)

Week 7

(7/29 - 8/2)

Week 8 (8/5 - 8/9)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Great Waves Water Park

Adventure Park USA

Six Flags America

Bowling & Ice Skating

Return @ 7pm

Volcano Island Water Park

Pump It Up! & Castle Park

SplashDown Water Park

Lunch Required

Return @ 6pm

Water Mine Water Park

Skate 'N' Fun Zone

Pirate's Cove Water Park

Bowling & Ice Skating

Adventure Park USA

Great Waves Water Park

SplashDown Water Park

Volcano Island Water Park

Pump It Up! & Castle Park

Cascade Lake BBQ Bonanza

Lunch Required

Atlantis Water Bowling & Ice Park Skating

Cascade Lake BBQ Bonanza Return @ 6pm Lunch Provided

Six Flags America Return @ 7pm

Return @ 6pm

Return @ 6pm Lunch Provided

Six Flags America Return @ 7pm

Friday Greenbrier Lake BBQ Bonanza Lunch Provided

KidsCo Closed

Great Waves Water Park Atlantis Water Park

National Zoo Return @ 5pm

Skate 'N' Fun Zone Great Waves Water Park

National Zoo Return @ 5pm Lunch Provided

Dave & Buster's Lunch Provided

Baltimore Aquarium Return @ 5pm

Sandy Point BBQ Bonanza Lunch Provided

Baltimore Aquarium Return @ 5pm

Dave & Buster's Lunch Provided

Trips and times are subject to change • 301-740-9600 • www.KidsCoOnline.com (Revised 1/16/13)

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2013 TRip schedule Week 1

(6/17 - 6/21)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Great Waves Water Park

Dave & Buster's

Rehoboth Beach

Paintball

BBQ Bonanza

Lunch Provided

Ropes Course & Zip Lines

Week 3

SplashDown Water Park

Bowling & Ice Skating

Week 4

Great Waves Water Park

Dave & Buster's

(6/24 - 6/28)

(7/1 - 7/5)

(7/8 - 7/12)

Lunch Provided

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Paintball

Week 6

SplashDown Water Park

Adventure Park USA

(7/22 - 7/26)

Week 7

(7/29 - 8/2)

Week 8 (8/5 - 8/9)

Great Waves Water Park Bowling & Ice Skating

Hershey Park Leave @ 7am

Dorney Park Leave @ 7am Return @ 10pm

Dave & Buster's Lunch Provided

Paintball

Adventure Park USA Return @ 3pm

KidsCo Closed

Busch Gardens Ropes Course Leave @ 7am & Zip Lines Return @ 10pm Six Flags

Week 5

(7/15 - 7/19)

Lunch Provided

Overnight Trip!

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Week 2

Leave @ 7am Return @ 10pm

Greenbrier Lake

Great Adventure Leave @ 7am Return @ 10pm

Bowling & Ice Skating

Kings Dominion

National's Baseball Game

Leave @ 7am Return @ 10pm

Return @ 5pm

Overnight Trip! Rehoboth Beach Leave @ 7am

Hershey Park Leave @ 7am Return @ 10pm

Chesapeake Beach

Water Park Return @ 3pm

Ropes Course & Zip Lines

Cascade Lake BBQ Bonanza Lunch Provided

White Water Rafting Return @ 5pm Lunch Provided

Sandy Point BBQ Bonanza Lunch Provided

White Water Rafting Return @ 5pm Lunch Provided

Cascade Lake BBQ Bonanza Lunch Provided

White Water Rafting Return @ 5pm Lunch Provided

SplashDown Water Park Lunch Provided

Trips and times are subject to change • 301-740-9600 • www.KidsCoOnline.com (Revised 1/4/13)

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Meet Our Camp Directors & Assistant Directors Greenwood Camp

Director - Jasmyne Brevner Hello families! I am happy to be back at Greenwood as your Director this summer! This will be my 12th summer with KidsCo and my 3rd year directing summer camp. I love to bake, dance, play sports, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to getting to know the new families and reconnecting with the returning ones. I can’t wait for another amazing summer to make new unforgettable memories! Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns at: JBrevner@KidsCoOnline.com! Assistant Director - Emily Fuentes My name is Emily Fuentes and I am your new Assistant Director for this summer. I’m so excited to meet all the families and become a part of the Greenwood family! I am a Psychology major at the University Maryland, College Park. I have been working for KidsCo for 6 amazing years but have been a part of the KidsCo family since 2000 as a KidsCo kid myself. I love spending time with my friends, family, and dog Lucky. I am also a huge fan to the Washington Redskins and UMD Terps! Two things I enjoy outside of KidsCo are sushi and Zumba. I’m so excited to get this summer started because I know it’s going to be a great one.

Lakewood Camp

Director - Anthony Knight Hi my name is Anthony and this is my 7th summer with KIDSCO and my third as your Director. I look forward to bringing all the camp traditions we have developed over the past two years at Fallsmead to Lakewood. A few things that I like to do in my spare time is stay active by doing a variety of sports including football. I also like trying foods from all different parts of the world. I look forward to seeing all the returning faces this summer along with meeting the new ones!

Assistant Director - Julia Cunningham It’s that time of year again! I am very excited for another summer at KidsCo. This will be my 3rd summer as an Assistant Director and my 10th summer with KidsCo. During the school year I teach 8th grade Special Education and English at Briggs Chaney Middle School. I can’t wait to meet you and your children, and know it will be another amazing summer!

Little Bennett Camp

Director - Luisa Jovel Hi my name is Luisa Jovel. This will be my second year as Director at KidsCo Summer Camp at Little Bennett. I’m excited to start another fun summer with all the new campers and pervious campers! In my spare time I enjoy spending my time with my husband, my son Elijah (current pre-K camper), and our dog Geno! Assistant Director - Melanie Nekrich My name is Melanie, or Mel for short, and I’m super excited to be returning as Assistant Director at Little Bennett Summer Camp! Some information about me is I am newly married, love taking Zumba and boxing classes at the gym, taking my puppy to the dog park, and traveling to our lake house! I also travel to the race track on weekends to watch the cars my husband helps build win! I can’t wait to welcome all our new families and staff to our amazing summer camp program and work together with our returning families and staff to make this the best summer yet!

Montgomery Knolls Camp

Director - Cindy Fuentes Hello, Montgomery Knolls families. My name is Cindy Fuentes and I am excited be your 2013 KidsCo Summer Camp Director. I have had the pleasure of working with KidsCo for the last seven years. When I am not directing summer camp I am directing one of our school year 19


programs which is Iocated at Cloverly Elementary. I am a proud alumni from the University of Maryland where I studied Family Science and Special Education. I truly enjoy getting down to a child’s level and helping them to learn and grow in a positive environment. When I am not working at KidsCo I enjoy cheering on all our home sports teams. I am a HUGE Redskins and Terps fan and I am counting the days down until football season begins! I can’t wait to meet all our new campers and their families. This summer will be filled with new friendships and life long memories! See you soon MK families. Assistant Director - Chris Lastre Hello, my name is Chris. This is my 5th summer working here at KidsCo. Over the school year I am the Director at Brown Station, and last summer I was the Assistant Director at Sequoyah. When I am not at work I am usually playing sports or doing something active. I currently play on two softball teams and a flag football team, which is actually a team created by our very own KidsCo Staff. We play on Saturdays and you are more than welcome to come out and support us. I will be here everyday rain or shine!! I look forward to meeting and learning something about all of you!

Strawberry Knoll Camp

Director - Jack Jenkins My name is Jack Jenkins & I will be the Director at Strawberry Knoll this summer! I have been with KidsCo for 7 years. I am very excited to be back at Strawberry Knoll where I worked my first summer camp years. I enjoy playing sports listening to music & having fun! I can’t wait to see some familiar faces & meet all of the new families! School’s out so let’s enjoy the summer! Assistant Director - Lexi Herbert My name is Lexi and this is my 6th summer with KidsCo! I currently attend Salisbury University as an Elementary Education major! When I am not in school or at work, I enjoy playing sports and hanging out with my friends and family. I look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new ones! I can’t wait for a fun filled summer together! 20

Christa McAullife Camp

Director - Renee Staples Hi! My name is Renee Staples and I am the Director at Christa McAuliffe. This is my 11th year working with KidsCo and I still love every moment! With this being our first year at this school, I plan on making it memorable for your children. As a Director it is my priority to make this camp safe and comfortable for your child. My team and I want to make your child’s time at KidsCo well worth it the best way possible. I am always eager to meet the parents so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. This summer will be one to remember! Assistant Director- Eric Hopkins My name is Eric and I’m back for another year as your Assistant Director! This past school year I finished up my second year as the Director at South Lake ES. I enjoy working with children and making summer an unforgettable experience! We are super excited to be at our new location Christa McAuliffe, the elementary school I went to! I can’t wait to see all the returning families and am eager to meet the new ones.

Kids On-The-Run Day Trip Camp

Director - Kevin Brown Hello KidsCo families!!!! My name is Kevin Brown but everyone calls me “Big Kev”. I’ve been working for KidsCo for 10 amazing years! This is my first year working Kids On-The-Run. In the past I have worked at Waters Landing, Strawberry Knoll, and Teens On-The-Run. I’m a graduate of Grambling State University and looking forward to creating many new memories this summer! Assistant Director - Katy Lebkicher Hello families! I’m so happy to be back for my 9th summer with KidsCo. I’ve been doing Kids On-TheRun for 6 summers now and during the school year I am the proud Director of our Pine Crest location. I love drawing, taking pictures, swimming, and being


out in the sun. I am excited to see returning faces and can’t wait to meet new ones! I enjoy making each trip an adventure and each day more exciting than the one before!

being outdoors, a good cup of coffee, and hanging out with friends!

Assistant Director - Cynthia Dobbins My name is Cynthia Dobbins. I am truly excited to begin my second year of KidsCo Jr. Summer Teens On-The-Run Travel Camp Camp as the Assistant Director. During the school Director - Mike Boccabello year I am the Lead Teacher for the toddlers. I have Welcome back to another several years of experience working with children summer of Teens On-Theas a preschool teacher, infant/toddler teacher, and Run!  I am looking forward to a volunteer for a church nursery. I currently live my 6th year as the Director in Germantown, MD with my husband Chris, our of TOR.  During the school daughter’s Kaylee and Leah, and our dog Bentley. year I coordinate our center During my free time I enjoy spending time with my field trips and direct our Onfamily. We love vacationing at the beach in NC. I The-Run program. I also plan love reading, exercising, trying new recipes to cook and run our KidsCo Express Sports program at Fallsmead Elementary. At home and bake. I enjoy listening, singing, and dancing I enjoy spending time with my wife & our 20 month to all kinds of music. I also enjoy playing sports such as soccer, basketball, and football. I am a old daughter Bailey. We are excited for the arrival huge Redskins fan! My future goals are to continue of our son early this summer. During my free time my education and knowledge in early childhood I enjoy playing various sports and spending time education/child development. I can’t wait to have a with family and friends.  My goal this summer is to give campers an experience that they will carry with phenomenal summer! Baby Room Lead - Cara Jaeger them for the rest of their lives. Hello! My name is Cara and this will be my 2nd Assistant Director - Cari Rutledge summer at KidsCo. I am originally from PA (Go Penn Hi! My name is Cari and this is my third summer State!), but have been living here for 3 years with as the Teens On-The-Run Assistant Director. I am my husband, our two cats and a rabbit. When I’m really excited to be back on the bus, to see all of our not cheering on my favorite football team, I love returning campers, and meet all of our new ones! to camp, hike and just enjoy the outdoors. I am I can’t wait for a great summer filled with amazing looking forward to another summer at KidsCo and I trips such as white water rafting, the beach and can’t wait to spend it with your child! the best amusement parks around. When I’m not conquering roller coasters with the campers, you can find me traveling anywhere where there are palm trees or floating down a river! Can’t wait for another awesome summer!

KidsCo Jr Camp

Director - Caitlin Miller Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin Miller. I have worked for KidsCo Jr. for six years and am excited to return as Director at Rockwell Elementary for my third summer! I can’t wait to kick off the summer and see lots I familiar faces as well as some new ones! I’m excited to share that I’m a new home owner! I also enjoy 21


KidsCo Camp FAQ's

• When will my child receive his/her 2013 KidsCo trip shirt?

Your child will receive his/her 2013 KidsCo trip shirt on the morning of their first Wednesday at 2013 Summer Camp.

• Does my child need money on trip days?

No extra spending money is required on trip days. While most of our Wednesday trip destinations do have snack bars or concessions on site, it is at your own discretion to send your camper with money.

• What is the staff to child ratio?

Our staff to child ratio is 1 to 10 or better. For the Pre-K and Kindergarten group, we maintain a 1 to 10 staff to child ratio or better and on water days assign extra staff members to assist with this group.

• What time will my child return to camp on Wednesday trip days? We will return to camp by 3:15pm after Wednesday field trips.

• Does my child need to bring a swimsuit and towel to camp all week long?

Yes! While Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are our off site days at the pool and water parks, KidsCo provides water activities on site such as super soakers and a slip and slide. Packing a swim suit and towel every day ensures that your child can participate in all of KidsCo’s awesome water activities.

• What happens if I forget or misplace my child’s 2013 KidsCo trip shirt on Wednesdays?

Our 2013 KidsCo trip shirts are instrumental in providing security while away from camp by making our campers easily identifiable. If you forget or misplace your child’s 2013 KidsCo trip shirt, you can purchase another one at a cost of $20.

• When and where does my child eat lunch while at camp?

Weather permitting, we eat outside in the shade every day. Lunch times vary depending on the group’s scheduled activities for the day. On Mondays and Fridays, lunch for all campers will be around 11am. On pool and field trip days lunch could be as early as 10am, depending on your camper’s bus shift. We encourage you to pack a light snack for your camper on these days and we will be happy to set aside an early afternoon snack time for the early lunch groups.

• Do you have a lost and found at camp?

Yes. Please ask your Director to point you in the right direction if your camper has misplaced something.

• What do I do if I am running late to drop off my OnThe-Run camper in the morning?

If you are running late in the morning, please call your On-TheRun camp Director to give them a heads-up.

• Do I need to send lunch money with my On-The-Run camper each day?

You definitely don’t. Campers are welcome to bring their own lunch from home each day. In addition, KidsCo will provide lunch for the entire camp on several days over the summer. Please refer to your camp schedule for a list of days when lunch is provided.

• Should I send my camper with extra spending money? It is your discretion whether or not to send extra spending money with your child. Most destinations offer concessions or souvenirs that campers will have an opportunity to purchase.

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2013 KidsCo Summer Camp Newsletter