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SUMMER Camp Guide

2014

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INFORMATION Location: 800 East Parkway S. | Memphis, TN 38104 Main Kroc Phone: 901-729-8007

Camp Receptionist Phone: 901-729-8081

Email: Recreation Camps: Recreation_MemphisKroc@uss.salvationarmy.org Performing Arts Camps: admin@stagedoormemphis.org Kroc Center Website: www.krocmemphis.org

Stage Door Website: www.stagedoormemphis.org Kroc Center Hours: - Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm Saturday: 7am-8pm Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Closures/Holiday Hours: July 4th, Open 10am-4pm

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INDOOR SPORT COURT

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CHALLENGE AREA

LOCKER ROOMS/ SHOWERS

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AQUATICS CENTER

RECORDING STUDIO

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KITCHEN AREA

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GRAND HALL

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SOCCER FIELDS

FITNESS & GROUP EXERCISE

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ABOUT THE KROC In 2003, Joan Kroc gave The Salvation Army $1.5 billion of matching funds for the construction of 30 Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers across the United States. After undergoing a rigorous application and selection process, Memphis became eligible to receive a matching gift from the Kroc Trust in 2005. The Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center is a 100,000-square-foot recreation, education, worship and arts center. Amenities include: NBA size basketball court, 2 Outdoor NCAA sized Soccer Fields, Indoor Turf Field, indoor aquatics area, outdoor splash pad, playground, Challenge Center, fitness center, Chapel/Theatre, Art Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Classrooms, and Kroc Café. Mission Statement: By serving others in Jesus’ name without discrimination, the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center is a proactive ministry in the community sharing God’s love through art, education, recreation, and worship.

WELCOME

TABLE OF CONTENTS SUMMER CAMPS

Registration & Enrollment 6 Day Camp Counselor 7 Policies & Procedures 7 Health Policies 9 General Information 10 What to Bring to Camp! 10 Illness/Injuries at Camp 12

RECREATION CAMPS What to Expect at Recreation Camp Camp Descriptions

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PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS What to Expect at Performing Arts Camp Camp Descriptions

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2014 KROC SUMMER CAMPS $35 DEPOSIT PER CHILD/PER CAMP RESERVES YOUR SPOT UNTIL ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF CAMP. UNPAID BALANCES WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR SPOT. KROC MEMBERS RECEIVE 25% DISCOUNT! PROGRAM NAME

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Wk. 2

Wk. 3

Wk. 4

Wk. 5

Wk. 6

Dates

Ages

Times

Cost

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

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Kroc Olympics

2

Mad Science Camp

3

Messy Games

4

Cheer Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

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Krocomaniacs Swim Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

2

Soccer Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

3

Ultimate Sports Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

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KC- Princesses, Knights & Dragons, OH MY!

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

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Krocomaniacs Swim Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

2

Basketball Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

3

Kroc Adventures

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

4

KC- Diggin’ Dinos

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

5

Costume Design Camp

11-17 yrs

9:00am12:00pm

$175

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Flag Football Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

2

Amazing Race Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

3

Top Chef Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

4

KC- Under the Sea

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

1

Kroc Adventures

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

1

Soccer Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

2

Mad Science Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

3

Cheer Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

4

KC- Superhero Camp

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

5

Comic Book & Science Fiction Film Camp

9-13 yrs

9:00am12:00pm

$150

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June 2-6 (M-F)

June 9-13 (M-F)

June 16-20 (M-F)

June 16-27 (M-F)

June 23-27 (M-F)

June 30-July 2 (M-W)

July 7-11 (M-F)


PROGRAM NAME

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Dates

Ages

Times

Cost

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Krocomaniacs Swim Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

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Basketball Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

3

Messy Games

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

4

KCImagination Camp!

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

1

Krocomaniacs Swim Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

2

Ultimate Sports Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

3

Survivor Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

4

KC- Sports Camp

4-6 yrs

9:00am3:00pm

$100

1

Kroc Olympics

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$115

2

Messy Games

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

3

Top Chef Camp

7-12 yrs

8:30am4:30pm

$125

July 14-18 (M-F)

July 21-25 (M-F)

July 28-Aug 1 (M-F)

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS CAMPS KROC MEMBERS RECEIVE 25% DISCOUNT! PROGRAM NAME

Dates

Ages

Times

Cost

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Performing Arts Camp

June 2-6 (M-F)

5-17 yrs

9:00am5:00pm

$125

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Kids Cabaret Camp

June 9-20 (M-F)

8-17 yrs

9:00am5:00pm

$250

See Recreation Section or Arts Section for more details about each camp!

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SUMMER CAMPS REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT Recreation Camps/Costume Camp/Comic Camp You must register in person at the Kroc Center. Kroc Center Members may start registering February 17th, 2014, and NonMembers may start registering February 24th, 2014. Stage Door Productions Camps Registration for the Performing Arts Camp and Kids Cabaret Camp is on-line through our Program Partner, Stage Door Productions. See the Arts Camp section for more details. NO NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED LESS THAN A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF A CAMP’S START DATE. CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET must be complete in order to be accepted by Point-of-Sale staff. Fill in every space on both sides of the form, marking “N/A” in those spaces that do not apply to your child. Please note that incomplete forms may not be processed. DEPOSIT: $35 deposit per child/per camp reserves your spot until one week prior to the start of camp. Unpaid balances will result in the loss of your spot. (Deposit factors into the total cost of the camp). *Does not apply to Performing Arts Camp and Kids Cabaret Camp. MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT: There is a 25% Membership Discount per child per camp for our Kroc Summer Day Camps! To receive this discount, your CAMPER must be a registered Kroc Center member. *A different member discount will be applied to Performing Arts camp and Kids Cabaret Camp. See Arts Camp section for details. TRANSFERS: A $10 administrative fee will be applied for a transfer from one week Day Camp (session) to another.

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LUNCH Lunch is not included in the total price of camps this year. Recreation Camps If you wish to purchase lunch for the coinciding camp week, that is no problem! It is only an additional $25 per week. Performing Arts Lunch is NOT provided. Please pack a lunch. DAY CAMP COUNSELORS We feel confident that we have the best staff around! Our staff is as diverse as our campers. Most importantly, our staff is comprised of people who love kids. Their passion is to invest their time playing, teaching, and working with children. Our hope is for your kids to have positive role models who build confidence in every camper who walks through our doors. All Kroc Center Camp Staff are certified in basic First Aid/CPR/AED and receive extensive training prior to the start of camp. You can be sure that we are hiring the “best of the best” to work with your children. STAFF-TO-CAMPER RATIO Kroc Center Day Camp ensures sufficient staff-to-camper ratios as recommended by the American Camp Association and will not exceed 1:10. A minimum of two staff are always present, regardless of the number of campers. This will also be adhered to during irregular camp hours (Extended Care, movie time, etc.) POLICIES & PROCEDURES AGE POLICY Children must be the age indicated on the Camp Registration Packet in order to enroll in that camp. Campers with special needs will be enrolled in age-appropriate camps. All children must be potty trained. DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES RECREATION CAMPS - TIMES FOR CHECK-IN/OUT: Art Gallery to the left of the Welcome Desk. (We are NOT using the side gym lobby door entrance like we did during Summer Camps 2013. Please enter through the Front Kroc Entrance).

»» 4-6 yr. old Kinder Camps: 9-9:30am & 2:30-3:00pm »» 7-12 yr. old camps: 8:30-9:00am & 4:00-4:30pm

PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS – TIMES FOR CHECK-IN/OUT: Theatre/Chapel desk to the right of the Welcome Desk. »» Full Day Camps: 8:30-9:00am & 4:30-5:00pm »» Half Day Camps: 8:30-9:00am & 12:00-12:30pm

CAMP RECEPTIONIST

CHALLENGE CENTER

PERFORMING

THEATRE CAMP ARTS CAMP SIGN-IN TABLE

THEATRE DESK

ART HALLWAY

REC CAMP SIGN-IN TABLE

WELCOME DESK

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A $10 late fee will be charged if child remains at camp 15 minutes past their designated end time, (Unless Extended Care is purchased. However, same policy is applied towards the 6:00 pm end time for Extended Care) and an additional $10 for every ten minute increment thereafter. Please allow yourself plenty of time in anticipation of traffic or volume of parents at the Day Camp pick-up. If the child is not picked up by 5:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. if your camper is enrolled in Extended Care) and staff are unable to reach the parents, Child Protective Services will be contacted.

LATE CHECK-IN OR EARLY CHECK-OUT If you are not arriving during normal check in/out times, please report to Gym Lobby Receptionist Desk. *If you know in advance that your child needs to be picked up early, please communicate this to our Camp Staff in the morning by writing it down on our Parent Communication Log. This will help us have your child ready.

I.D. REQUIRED: Children will ONLY be released to those listed on the Camp Waiver form as “authorized to pick-up”. Valid forms of ID include: Driver’s License, Military I.D., and Passport. All changes to the list of adults authorized to sign out a child must be completed on the Change of Authorization form by the parent who enrolled the child in camp. This must be done in-person at the Kroc Center and cannot be done via email, over the phone or through anyone else that did not register the camper. Please be prepared to show identification when making changes. No child is allowed to sign-out of camp by themselves. EXTENDED CARE Extended care available for students enrolled in coinciding camp. Times: Drop-off as early as 7:30 am and pick-up as late as 6pm. Price: $25 per week, per camper. *Half-Day Arts Camps not eligible.

CANCELLATIONS Monetary refunds of any kind will not be issued unless a Day Camp session is cancelled by the Kroc Center. Extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, illness, etc. require refund approval through the Recreation Department and the Arts Department. Cancellation 7 or more days prior to start of camp session: Full credit on a Kroc Center gift card minus a $35 non-refundable deposit fee will be issued. Cancellation 6 days or less prior to start of camp session: 8 | krocmemphis.org


Full credit on a Kroc Center gift card minus a $10 administrative fee and the $35 non-refundable deposit fee will be issued. No prorated credits will be issued for partial attendance at a camp session or missed days of camp due to illness, behavioral issues, or any other reason. A refund request form must be completed within one week of cancellation. Refunds placed on gift cards are applicable towards any Kroc Center Program or merchandise and are not redeemable for cash. Balance of any payments received in excess of the deposit will be placed on a Kroc Center gift card and may be used towards any Kroc Center Program or merchandise. HEALTH POLICIES MEDICAL NEEDS Please include all pertinent medical information on the waiver, including prescription and non-prescription medications and allergies. If your child needs medications administered during the camp day, a Medical Information Form and a Permission to Carry Medication Form must be completed. Medication(s) must be in their original prescription container with the child’s name printed on the label, and placed in a plastic bag. All medications are stored in the Medical Backpack. Kroc Center staff will not dispense nonprescription medications without written parental consent and the Medical Forms filled out ahead of time. MEDICAL PROTOCOL If your camper has any special medical needs please include this information on the waiver form. This includes all medical or behavioral diagnoses that may affect your child’s experience at camp. Even if your child does not take medication for the condition, knowledge of the condition helps our counselors to provide the best care possible for your child. ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS A Camp Counselor will administer all medications according to the Medical Information Form on file for the camper. All medications must be dropped off and picked up at the sign in/out table daily. PERMISSION TO CARRY If you feel your child can be held responsible for administering his/ her own medications (prescriptions such as asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens), please fill out the Permission to Carry Medication Form. Until this form is completed and signed by the parent and child, the Camp Counselor will administer all medications.

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GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACTING YOUR CAMPER We understand that urgent situations arise. If you should ever need to reach your child while she/he is in camp, please call the Kroc Center to speak with the appropriate individual. A Kroc Center staff member will be able to reach your child’s counselor and either relay a message or bring the camper to the nearest phone. Camp Receptionist: 901-729-8081. COMMUNICATING CAMPER INFO TO CAMP STAFF Exchange of information between parents and staff provides insight for both parties. It is vital that you inform us of changes in your child’s life so the staff may provide the best care possible. We will treat this information with the utmost concern. There are several methods in which you may contact the camp staff about your child. You may communicate information with an available Camp Counselor during check-in every morning on our Parent Communication Log. Please note that this log is used by all parents. If you have any private matters to communicate to staff, you may call the Camp Receptionist at 901-729-8081. We will use the utmost discretion concerning your private matters. INCLUSION The Kroc Center is committed to the inclusion of ALL children in our Day Camp Programs. Parents of children with special needs should contact the Camp Manager at least two weeks prior to the desired start date. This is to determine whether the Kroc Center can provide appropriate accommodations and which camp(s) are best suited for him or her.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP! RECREATION CAMPS »» SWIMSUIT & TOWEL EVERY DAY. We might not swim in pool every day, but we might have water games. »» WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES that your child can be active in, as well as tennis shoes. »» BACKPACK for all belongings. Please label all bags, clothing, lunch boxes, etc… »» If your child is a picky eater, or has dietary restrictions, please pack a lunch and snacks to bring. Please do not send candy, sugary drinks or snacks. 10| krocmemphis.org


»» Sunscreen, if needed. Counselors are not permitted to directly apply sunscreen to the campers; however, they will instruct and supervise the re-application of sunscreen »» Lunch – If you choose not to add the weekly lunch package onto your total camp price. PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS »» WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES that your child can be active in, as well as tennis shoes. »» BACKPACK for all belongings. Please label all bags, clothing, lunch boxes, etc… »» LUNCH. PLEASE PACK A LUNCH AND SNACKS FOR YOUR CHILD, AS THEY ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS. WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP Below is a list of items that are not welcome at Kroc Center Camps. Should your camper bring these, they will be confiscated and given to the parent at sign-out. This policy is for the campers’ safety, as well as to encourage group interactions. Additionally, the Kroc Center is not responsible for camper possessions that are lost or stolen. Please do not have your camper bring valuables! »» Electronics: Cell Phones, ipads, ipods, tablets, mini game-boys, video cameras, etc… »» Expensive jewelry »» Personal toys such as cards/trading games, motorized cars, boats, dolls, and stuffed animals »» Sugary snacks or drinks »» Drugs or alcohol of any type »» Weapons: guns, knives, nun-chucks or any other weapon (real or pretend: including water guns) »» Money: We do NOT encourage campers to bring money to camp. Just like personal valuables, there is the chance of it getting misplaced. LOST ITEMS RECREATION CAMPS Lost & found items are kept for 2 weeks after a session and then donated to the local Salvation Army Thrift Store. The Camp lost & found box is located in the Gym Lobby. However, if your child left an item in a different area of the building, there is a chance that it may be in the lost & found of another department. Please leave a note on the Parent Communication Log if you were unable to find your child’s item at the end of the day, and we will look in other areas after the camp day has been completed. We will have lost and found laid out at a table near check-in/check-out. PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS Lost & Found items will be displayed at check in/out table by Theatre/Chapel.

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ILLNESS/INJURIES AT CAMP Camp is not designed to handle ill children. If your camper becomes ill while at camp, our staff will contact you to pick him/her up. Staff will treat minor injuries requiring application of a bandage or ice. If further medical attention is required or if we are unsure of the severity of the injury, parents will be notified immediately. REPORT TO PARENTS We try to keep our parents as informed as possible. Just to be on the safe side, we will send home a document called “Report to Parents� to inform you of any health or injury related issues at camp. This will tell you what happened, how we responded, and contact information for camp manager if you are to have any further questions. The Emergency Medical System (911) will be activated at the discretion of camp counselors and/or the camp manager. If we are unable to reach the parents and a child needs immediate medical attention, she/he will be transported to the hospital by an ambulance, and we will continue attempts to reach adults listed on the Camp Waiver Form. All expenses for emergency medical care are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

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BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS The Kroc Center Camp Program strives to offer every child, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that are both fun and educational, allowing him or her to learn new skills, foster relationships, and build self-confidence. Our counselors work to create a positive environment that is free from discrimination or other factors that may prohibit campers from having an enjoyable experience at camp. Every child deserves to have a positive experience at camp, free from peer pressure, excessive negativity, and any other behavior that affects his/her selfesteem and/or ability to fully participate in camp activities. We take bullying of any kind very seriously. Camp Counselors are trained in utilizing positive discipline techniques to create a positive camp environment that welcomes campers to grow & learn. The best way to deal with problems is through a proactive approach informing the campers of what is expected of her or him and creating an environment that fosters openness, respect and fun. Children thrive creatively within a structured system; by giving the campers boundaries and expectations, the counselors give them the freedom to play and learn through their experiences. RULES 1. Respect: instructors, counselors, campers, materials and the building. 2. Follow directions the first time. 3. Have fun! BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT POLICY Preventing negative behavior from occurring is the best way to avoid consequences for misbehavior. However, no matter how positively a camp group begins their journey, many factors are present, including long days of physical activity and a mixture of personalities and interests that may contribute to a camper breaking the rules and resulting in a need for disciplinary action. Should disciplinary action become necessary, our Camp Staff will utilize verbal warnings, time out sessions to think about the problem, and sometimes parents will be asked to pick-up their camper. In these situations, Camp Staff will provide the parent or authorized adult at pick-up with a Report to Parents form. This will explain the issues involved and what action was taken. Any questions about the incident may be directed to the Camp Counselors or the Recreation/Camp Manager. If a child has received 3 Report-to-Parent’s in a single day – the child’s parents will be contacted for early pick-up. Feedback is welcome; we want to do everything possible to make sure each camper has a positive camp experience.

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More serious or repeat instances may require a camper be placed on a Behavior Contract that is developed cooperatively between Camp Staff and the camper’s parents/guardians. This means that a meeting will be set up for the parents, camper and camp manager to have a conversation about the issue, and what steps should be taken to resolve it. Some acts, such as fighting, theft, and possession of weapons/drugs, may require a camper to be immediately suspended or expelled from the program. No refunds or credits are granted for missed days of camp due to behavior problems.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT RECREATION CAMP No matter what themed camp your child jumps into, they will get a chance to experience everything at the Kroc! MORNING Summer camp kicks off each day with the opportunity for children to get to know campers in other groups through a variety of games, ice-breakers, songs and stretching exercises. Parents are encouraged to drop off campers in time to participate in this valuable component of camp. All children will be a part of “Morning Rally Time” which is a dynamic kick-off to the day. We do counselor skits, dances, ice breakers, get-to-know-you team competitions, and character development. Activities and contests are planned by the Day Camp Staff and are designed to be all inclusive. 14| krocmemphis.org


NOTE: Campers staying for Extended Care are often hungry due to the amount of energy used earlier in the day. Please send your camper with additional snacks if staying past 5:00 p.m. MOVIE IN THE THEATER Each week, campers watch a movie in our Chapel/Theater. Movies are selected based on appropriateness for the general camper population (G or PG), as well as the weekly theme. RECREATION & THEME TIME We will have multiple themed camps running simultaneously each week. There will be certain times where all camps are together such as Morning Rally, Lunch and various large group games. At other times, camps will split up and have “theme specific time.” Each camp will have an opportunity to experience everything the Kroc has to offer including: gym, sport court, pool, splash pad, outdoor soccer fields, Challenge Center, and more!

RECREATION CAMPS

LUNCH Lunch is NOT included in the total price of Recreation Camps this year. If you wish to purchase lunch for the coinciding camp week, that is no problem! For only $25 additional per week, our Kroc Café will have lunch served to your camper. A weekly menu will be set and will be available online. If your camper is a picky eater, has allergies or has dietary restrictions, we encourage you to pack a lunch from home. We chose to have this option so that those parents who prefer to pack a lunch from home are not paying extra.

CHARACTER GROWTH We want the Kroc to be a place where your child grows in many different ways. We strive to see them grow in friendships, memories, skills, and character qualities. We will have devotional time built into our camp where our staff will be focusing on a particular character quality each week such as “integrity”, “trust”, or “teamwork.” The character quality theme each week will be tied into various activities. RECREATION CAMP PROGRAM OFFERINGS KINDER RECREATION DAY CAMPS FOR AGES 4-6 YRS.

We have a fresh new look for our Kinder Camp Program this summer! Our 4-6 year old camp is going to have a structure just for them! The day will be broken up into different and exciting segments including, play time, calendar time, PE time, craft time, education time, story time, and more! Our themes will provide your child with a chance to continue to learn and grow through the summer while having the time of their life! DIGGIN’ DINOS (JUNE 16-20, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Scientist and archeologist have made a grand discovery right here in the Kroc Center! Dinosaurs once lived in this very spot! Their bones are hidden within a few of our walls and your camper can be part of the excavation team. Pack up your tools, equipment, and rations and set out on the Diggin Dino Journey with us! While they are exploring your camper will get to experience all aspects of the Kroc Center on their trek to discovery! krocmemphis.org | 15


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IMAGINATION CAMP (JULY 14-18, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Each day is a new theme during this Imagination Camp! Monday: Dr. Seuss Day, Tuesday: On the Farm Day Wednesday: Kroc Olympics Thursday: Adventure Day Friday: Circus! Your camper will have a BLAST exploring the different activities we have planned for each unique day!

PRINCESSES, KNIGHTS, & DRAGONS - OH MY! (JUNE 9-13, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Once upon a time, your little knight or princess came to the Kroc Center and signed up for Kinder Camp. While they were at camp, they explored the outer reaches of their imagination. They built and destroyed castles, dressed up in shining armor and princess dresses--and they learned exactly what it means to be a chivalrous knight or a princess at heart. They all lived happily ever after, and came back ready for another fun camp experience at the Kroc Center! Everyone loves a good fairytale, and your little one will enjoy dressing up and using their imagination during this magical camp! SPORTS CAMP (JULY 21-25, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Does your little one love to be active? This is just the camp for them! Mixed in with our crafts, storytime, swim time, and other exciting daily kinder activities – we have Sports Time! The campers will have a block of time each day where they will be introduced to the basics of stretching, sports skills, and games! Children of all levels of experience are welcome! We have great coaches who love kids and sports, who will nurture their excitement, and encourage team spirit. SUPERHERO CAMP (JULY 7-11, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Calling all Superheros! You know who you are! Command Central needs our help! Grab your cape, mask, and supplies and get ready for an awesome week of training! Throughout this week your camper will get to explore all the aspects of the Kroc Center while training to be the best superhero ready for action at a moments notice.

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UNDER THE SEA (JUNE 23-27, 9am-3pm, AGES 4-6, $100) Do your kiddos love the beach, fishes, crabs, mermaids, ocean life, and all that’s under the sea? Well grab your towel and beach gear and head for the Kroc Center. Your camper will enjoy a wonderful week exploring life under the sea with all it has to offer all the while getting a taste of all the great things the Kroc Center has to offer as well. RECREATION DAY CAMPS FOR AGES 7-12 YRS.

Spend your summer at the Kroc Center and have a blast! Each week will have different, exciting themes that your child can participate in that will provide them with fun, amazing new activities, and knowledge. Whether you send your child to one of our sports themed camps, amazing race camp, or our adventure camp, your child is sure to have a wonderful and memorable experience this summer! These camps offer a multi-venue experience with a variety of different activities every day. AMAZING RACE! (JUNE 23-27, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Travel around the world in this intense and lively camp! Your camper will “visit” other countries and participate in challenges throughout the Kroc Center, including: swimming, group games, scavenger hunts, and more! Campers will be organized in teams and will earn points throughout the week! BASKETBALL CAMP! (JUNE 16-20 & JULY 14-18, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Come to the Kroc, and by the end of the week you’ll be playing like MJ. OK, maybe not the GREAT MJ, but you will become a better ball player for sure. This camp is dedicated to helping individuals develop the necessary skills to improve their individual AND team game! Campers will work on dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, teamwork, and OH YEAH: FUN! Whether it’s your first time on the court, or you have played for years, this camp is for you!

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CHEER CAMP! (JUNE 2-6 & JULY 7-11, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Pump up your spirit, because cheer camp is here! Campers will learn all about the world of cheerleading! Learn to jump, dance, cheer, stunt, and tumble. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and experience level, exploring age-appropriate techniques. Parents are invited to watch a final performance routine on Friday.

FLAG FOOTBALL (JUNE 23-27, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) This Flag Football program emphasizes team work, individual growth, and speed. During camp we will be working on passing, catching, punting, strategy plays, and positions. Games will be played each day during camp. Parents don’t worry, this is a noncontact camp and is for kids of all abilities and levels! KROC ADVENTURES! (JUNE 16-20 & JUNE 30-JULY 2, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) This camp explores the unique activities that the Kroc Center has to offer. Each day campers will do activities centered around the theme for the day. Activities may include: swimming, challenge center activities, traditional sports, arts & crafts, team-building & recess games, video games in the game room and so much more! KROC OLYMPICS! (JUNE 2-6, JULY 28-AUG 1, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Bring home the Gold! This sports camp will explore various sports such as: soccer, flag-football, floor hockey, volleyball, basketball and much more. This camp also mixes your favorite sports with unique twists and ways to play the game in new, non-traditional ways. For any skill level or ability, kids will love staying active through different crazy games and sports! MAD SCIENCE CAMP! (JUNE 2-6, JULY 7-11, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $125) This camp will introduce your child to the mysteries of science and the world we live in! This is designed to encourage campers to ask questions and find answers, as they explore the world of science through exciting hands-on experiments. This unique camp will combine your child’s fascination and curiosity about science with high-energy day-camp activities to keep them moving. Don’t miss out on this camp that will exercise their brains and muscles! 18| krocmemphis.org


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MESSY GAMES! (JUNE 2-6, JULY 14-18 & JULY 28-AUG 1, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $125) This camp is not for the faint of heart! This camp has all the great elements of summer camp, but will add messy twists to classic games like capture the flag, dodge ball, three-legged races, relays and much, much more! Enjoy messy team building activities and be surprised at how your counselors change ordinary games into extraordinary MESSY Games! *Campers will need to wear old clothes that can get VERY messy, as well as pack an extra set of clothes or two for each day!

KROCOMANIACS SWIM CAMP! (JUNE 9-13, JUNE 16-20, JULY 14-18, JULY 21-JULY 25, 8:30am4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $125) SWIM LESSONS meets CAMPS! This brand new camp gives campers the opportunity to have a swim lesson every morning and grow in their swimming skills while also participating in a fun filled week of camp! During the swimming lesson, the campers will be taught by certified Swim Instructors. They will be divided up by their levels of swimming ability, and at the end of the week will bring home a report card. Campers will enjoy being a part of camps during the rest of the day participating in Morning Rally, gym games, and other exciting camp related activities. (While our Pirate’s Cove Swim Camp provides awesome games for kids who already know how to swim, this new camp is a great option for those kids who are still growing in their swimming abilities). SOCCER CAMP! (JULY 9-13 & JULY 7-11, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Why fly out to Brazil for the World Cup, when you can experience it right here at the Kroc?! This camp is designed for anyone at any level with an interest in soccer. Campers will learn a general knowledge of the sport, and develop crucial skills needed to play the game. Come enjoy a week of fun on our brand-new indoor field and some fun in the sun on our two NCAA outdoor fields. The week will be filled with games, swimming, drills and a load of FUN!

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SURVIVOR: KROC! (JULY 21-25, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) Your camper has been voted on the island! In this camp, your child will have the opportunity to join a team that has to “survive� in the Kroc Center for a whole week! They will have various challenges to complete throughout the week that will include: swimming, group games, scavenger hunts, and much more! Team-work and unity will be an emphasis for this adventurous camp! (Disclaimer: No campers will be voted off the island!) TOP CHEF! (JUNE 23-27 & JULY 28-AUG 1, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $125) Spatulas up! For this camp your child will join a few of our Kroc chefs to make some delicious meals. Come learn the essentials of cooking, along with a new recipe or two! Hats off to the chef! (UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ALLERGIES). ULTIMATE SPORTS! (JUNE 9-13 & JULY 1-25, 8:30am-4:30pm, AGES 7-12, $115) For the ultimate athlete! Come sharpen your athletic abilities and enjoy playing like the pros! Each day will be devoted to developing skills and will spend time focusing on one of the following sports: Soccer, Basketball, Football, & Volleyball. Campers will practice and enhance basic athletic skills that are useful in any sport such as: passing, teamwork, ball control and hand-eye coordination. Become a more well-rounded athlete and a stronger teammate.

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In Performing Arts Camp children will spend all of their time immersed in the camp theme! They will work with counselors that are trained performers and instructors. Throughout the day campers will be in a healthy and creative environment that will encourage campers to flourish inside and outside of the Kroc Center.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

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ST PERFORMING ARTS CAMP WITH STAGE DOOR REGI NE ONLI PRODUCTIONS (JUNE 2-6, 9am-5pm, AGES 5-17, $125/$100 for Kroc Members) Join us this summer for the return of Performing Arts Camp! Work with professionals from all over the United States as they perform beside you and teach voice, improv, and various forms of dance (including hip hop and modern)! This camp will include musical numbers from Mary Poppins, Hairspray, STOMP as well as the return of Lion King! The camp’s FINALE will be a CELEBRATION show for the community on Friday, June 6 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm, featuring the campers alongside the camp instructors! Each camper will receive (2) tickets to one of the final performances! Additional tickets are just $5 each! No experience necessary for this camp!

Each camper receives (2) tickets to the performance of their choice. Participants must let staff know by Day 1 at Check-Out which performance they would like their tickets. Seats will not be guaranteed after this time. Extra tickets are $5 each. Tickets will go on sale the second day of Camp at morning check in. They will be available for purchase at Check in and Check out for the rest of camp. Performing Arts Camp is produced through the Kroc’s Program Partner, Stage Door Productions. Camp will be held at the Kroc Center. Please register your camper and purchase this camp online at www.stagedoormemphis.org. To register for camp and purchase using check or cash please call 901.729.8029.

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STER KIDS CABARET CAMP WITH STAGE DOOR REGI NE PRODUCTIONS ONLI A Two-Week Performing Arts Intensive (JUNE 9-20 (Mon-Fri), 9:00-5:00pm, AGES 8-17, $250/$225 for Kroc Members) Join us for this two week performing arts summer camp intensive! Campers will work side by side with counselors to create their own show! Throughout the two weeks campers will work on auditioning skills, basic choreography, and group and private voice lessons as they prepare for the cabaret! By the end of the camp the campers and counselors will have created a performance showcase based around their unique talents and personalities. The camp will end with three performances for their friends, family, and the Memphis community.

Each camper receives (2) tickets to the performance of their choice. Participants must let staff know by Day 1 at Check Out which night they would like their tickets. Seats will not be guaranteed after this time. Extra tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale the second day of Camp at morning check in. They will be available for purchase at Check in and Check out for the rest of camp. Performance Dates: June 20 at 7:00pm and June 21 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm Kids Cabaret Camp is produced through the Kroc’s Program Partner, Stage Door Productions. Camp will be held at the Kroc Center. Please register your camper and purchase this camp online at www.stagedoormemphis.org To register for camp and purchase using check or cash please call 901.729.8029. COSTUME DESIGN CAMP (JUNE 16-27(Mon-Fri), 9:00-Noon, AGES 11-17, $175/Kroc Members - 25% Off) Costume designers help create magic both on-stage and on the silver screen. Learn the basics of costume design during our two-week Costume Design Camp offered in partnership with The Stitch Institute. Successfully completed costume design projects will be on display in the main lobby of the Kroc Center during the run of GCT’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. which opens Friday, June 27. Participants are given passes to the play for themselves and a guest. Supplies are included in the fee. Participants must provide their own sewing machine.

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COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION FILM CAMP (July 7-11, 9am-Noon, AGES 9-13, $150/Kroc Members - 25% Off) Are you a comic book fan? Have you ever wanted to design your own superhero for the big screen? If so, this camp is for you! This exciting workshop teaches students how to create their own short film and comic book just like a professional! Students will work with film makers, comic book artists, actors, and writers, to learn the finer points of visual storytelling! Each student will create a Superhero of their very own, and work as a team to create a science fiction short film. All students will also receive a free pass to this year’s Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention! Do not miss this opportunity to express your inner Superhero.

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learn to swim for summer vacation!

SWIM

LESSONS

Begin signing up today! TWO WEEK SWIM PROGRAM MON-THURS | 9a-12p »» June 2-12 »» June 16-26 »» July 7-17 »» July 21-31

SATURDAYS ONLY MON-WED | 4-8pm Times vary upon age and skill level.

»» June 7 - July 26

Times vary upon age and skill level.

»» August 4-27

Certified & Experienced Swim Instructors!

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Certificates, prizes, & skill sheets handed out on day 6 to encourage continued success!


2014 Summer Camp Program Guide