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- Important Forms
- Camp Hours
- Before-Camp and After-Camp Care
- Red Hot Lunchtime
- Camp Locations
- My First Camp
- Raptor Security System
- Additional Information
- Consent for Publication
- RPCS Virtual Academy FAQs
- Online Courses - Camps Safety and Code of Conduct
*RPCS typically offers before and after camp care for our in-person camps. We hope to be able to offer this again in 2021, conditions permitting. The sample schedule is as follows:
Before-Camp Care is available to registered campers from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. for an additional charge of $40 per week. Campers must be signed up in advance to ensure there is available space.
After-Camp Care is available to registered campers from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for an additional charge of $40 per week. Campers must be signed up in advance to ensure we have available space. Please note a $15 per quarter hour late charge will be billed per family for late pick-ups (after 5:00 p.m.).
- Parents must complete the health screening app for their children ages 5 – 13 daily.
- Campers will sign in with staff members assisting with carpool. Parents must remain in their vehicles at all times.
- After showing their green pass for the health screening, carpool staff will radio to have campers escorted to a registration area where they will receive their name tag and camp shirts at check on Monday.
- All Morning and Full day campers will arrive in between 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Please arrive on time. If you arrive after 9am, we cannot guarantee that your child will be allowed to stay for the camp day. If your child is late and is signed up for a full day of camp, you may be asked to come back at afternoon arrival participate only in the afternoon session.
- Afternoon camp arrival takes place from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. and will follow the same drop-off procedures as the morning and full day.
- Temperature checks will be conducted at the conclusion of lunch for campers who will be on campus for a full day.
- After registration (10 Minutes Prior to Start of Camp):
- After signing in and being drop off by the parent, campers will line up on the grass area behind their camp signs and escorted to the location of their camp. We will observe social distancing between campers at all times.
Beginning in 2015 RPCS instituted a new policy as an enhancement of our current security procedures for visitors. For in-person camps: upon entering the Harris Center, guests will be required to give their license or other government issued photo ID to the receptionist who will scan it with our new Raptor system. A printed visitor badge will be automatically issued for the day.
- Follow Federal, State, and Local Orders. All camp staff, instructors, and families are expected to adhere to the directives of applicable federal, state, and local government health departments, including the CDC, regarding social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This applies to at camp and at home.
- COVID-19 Testing and Notification. If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the Camp Nurse and Compass Office as soon as possible.
- Stay Home if Sick or Exposed. If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must follow the Red Hot Summer Camp’s protocols for isolation or quarantine. Based on the circumstance, you may be asked to keep your child home from camp for 14 days. If so, the Compass Team will work with you to determine whether your child can join a camp scheduled for a different week or receive a partial refund.
- Travel. We know that summer is typically a busy time for vacation travel. We ask that you avoid unnecessary travel, especially in the 14 days leading up to the start of your camp week(s). If you do travel, we expect our staff and families to follow social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. You may be asked to stay home for a period of time, depending on the nature and circumstances of the travel. We may not be able to accommodate refunds related to absence due to the travel protocols.
- Temperature Checking and Symptom Tracking. Daily temperature and symptom checks will be required through the AUXS app. If any staff member or child presents with a temperature that is higher than 100.0 F, they will be sent home.
- Cohorting. Morning and afternoon camp selections will be considered individual cohorts. If your child will be participating in both a morning and afternoon camp option for a full day camp; camp staff, in partnership with the Nursing Team, will conduct an additional temperature check before or at the conclusion of lunch to allow attendance for the afternoon session. Campers who have only selected an afternoon offering will follow the same procedure as morning arrival, including a temperature check at home and completion of the health screening.
- Face Masks. Send your child to school with a face mask every day they are attending camp. Teach your child how to properly use and remove a face mask. If using fabric masks, ensure that your child’s mask is cleaned regularly. We as each child to bring a sufficient supply of clean/unused masks for their child each day to allow replacement as needed. Gaiters and bandanas or similar coverings are not accepted. The masks must fit properly and cover the wearer’s mouth and nose at all times. Masks may be removed while eating and drinking, but social distancing and refraining from talking must be maintained.
- Hygiene. Practice and reinforce good hygiene practices at home, in particular, the importance of frequent hand-washing. Our staff and campers will consistently practice washing hands/use of sanitizer.
- Students’ Personal Items. Limit the items your child brings to campus each day and reinforce policies around the sharing of food, supplies and other items. Cell phones are not permitted without prior approval from the Compass Office. Labeling of each item is advised.
- Medical Forms; Emergency Contacts. Parents must complete and submit all required camp medical forms prior to the first day of camp. Parents must provide at least 3 emergency contacts who are able to pick up your child from Camp within one (1) hour of receiving a call from the school if your child presents symptoms, has a temperature or becomes ill during the school day.
- Birthdays. Unfortunately, we cannot have food from home brought in for a celebration. We are working on how to make out birthday celebrations as special as possible.
- Campers/families must willingly follow any additional public health requests by RPCS.
- Staff members reserve the right to remove any participant whose conduct is disturbing to the group. In this instance, there will be no refunds.
- Registrants/Guardians agree that the School may use photographs or participants to promotional purposes.
I authorize and give full consent to Roland Park Country School to publish and copyright all photographs in which the individual registered for a RHSC program appears. I understand and agree that any such photographs may identify his or her name. I also understand and agree that the enrolled individual's name may be included in press releases and in photo captions on the RPCS website. I further agree that RPCS may transfer, use or cause to be used, these photographs and/or names in School brochures, newsletters, magazines, advertising posters, newsletter or magazine advertising, displays, slide presentations, PowerPoint presentations, videotapes, viewbooks, catalogs, all like publications or literature, and on the School's internet web page or social media vehicles without limitations and reservations.
Instructors and Facilitators for the RPCS Virtual Academy are trained and experienced working with youth in schools and community settings. Some instructors may be teachers at RPCS or other local schools, others are vendors with whom RPCS has a close working relationship. All instructors and vendors have been rigorously vetted for in-person and online course offerings.
- Pre-screening process ensures that every participant meets the criteria to join the group before attending a session.
- Participants will be removed if they do not respect the guidelines of RPCS.
- Parent/guardian must sign online guidelines form during registration and before the child can participate.
- In joining our summer courses/camps online, participants will need to use their webcams and an email address. Whenever you let your child use a webcam, you should ensure that they are only using it for the purpose you’ve agreed to. Our sessions have the duration of each course or camp in the registration information, so you will know when the child should be turning off their webcam. Webcams should be covered with tape, band-aid, or another security feature when not in use.
- When using some online platforms, the full name of each user will be visible to other users. Consider removing your last name from your account or create a new account with an alias just for the purpose of joining the RPCS Virtual Academy and other online communities.
Individual instructors will provide course/camps online norms and procedures. However, the following apply to all Virtual Academy offerings:
- No hate speech, discrimination, or bullying allowed in Virtual Academy forums, video chats, or communications of any kind.
- Respect to chosen names and pronouns must be exhibited by participants.
- Participants must follow rules and guidelines shared by the course facilitator.
- Nothing shared within Virtual Academy courses or camps is to be shared on any other platforms without the permission of the user and the facilitator.