2021 Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions:
Here are answers to questions that we have received over the years. We have put them together to ensure parents are as informed as possible. All campters must be signed in, and all campers must be signed out by an adult listed on the registration form. Campers will not be released to a waiting car. Only the person who registered the camper may alter or view the registration form. The registration form may only be altered in person; we will not alter the form via a phone call.
Will need to be completed online at http://flagleryouthcenter.com/summer/registration
Flat Registration fee of $185. Trips are pay as you go.
Our number one goal is the safety, well-being and enjoyment of camp by every child. Camp staff will work with every child, reviewing rules, redirecting behavior and providing positive role models. Behavior that is dangerous or infringes on the rights of other campers or staff will not be tolerated. Summer Camp is a “No Bully Zone.”
Campers are assigned to Camp by the grade that they are going into for the 2021-2022 school year or by age. We do not move children from group into another.
It is our goal to provide one Camp shirt to each camper at no fee. We do our best to stock enough shirts in correct sizes to meet our needs to help us with this please list the correct size on registration form. Camp shirts are given in order to help safeguard your child and make supervision more efficient. MUST be worn on field trip days. If you forget your shirt on a trip day you may buy one for $5.00 or stay back. No refund will be given for trip due to forgotten shirt.
The Summer Camp phone number is 386-586-5316. Before Camp begins we will keep our Summer Camp page updated starting March 1st, 2020. As we approach the start of camp we will be posting the trips on our site and send automated phone calls and emails to registered participants.
We provide a summer calendar of tentative trips for your general planning purposes. Please be aware that trips and dates can change. We also will post pertinent information at camp and on our website.
Campers will have access to computers while at camp, including internet use. Parental permission is assumed by enrolling in Summer Camp. If you do not want your child to participate in computer use please provide a written note to the receptionist.
Camp is busy and active. Campers should wear sneakers and socks every day. Campers are allowed to wear flip-flops but we recommend shoes. Shorts and tee shirts are recommended. Please apply sunscreen before your child comes to camp and send in a labeled bottled for them to re-apply as needed. On water park days please send your child to camp dressed to swim and with a change of clothes and a towel.
We have planned a variety of field trips. Trip lists are tentative and subject to change- particularly due to weather concerns. There will be a list of trips for the summer that you can view on our website.
Please note that trips are on a first pay, first go basis. If we run out of spaces your child may not be able to attend the trip. It is best to sign up for trips ASAP. Camp will remain open for those that stay back except for on the last summer trip.
All trips will travel by Flagler County School Bus.
We recommend everyone to bring food to camp. We plan to have food available from the Flagler County Schools Food Service Department. This is through the Federal Summer Feeding Program. (Pending final approval)
During lunch we may share cafeteria space with other school programs, camps and the general public.
Camp is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm. There are planned activities from 9am-4:30pm. Starting this year there will be a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per child, after 5:30pm. Repeated tardiness may result in dismissal from the program. On trip days we load the busses and leave promptly; we do not hold the bus for late students. If you miss the bus you will not be refunded for the trip.
Camp is a full day program. For safety reasons we do not accept children from other programs or camps.
Summer Camp will meet at the Flagler County Youth Center located on the east side of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Address is 5510 E Highway 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164
We follow all Flagler School Board regulations regarding medications. Medication must be brought in by an adult in the original container and the appropriate forms must be filled out. Students may not carry medication except for authorized epi pens and inhalers approved by the camp administration. This includes over the counter items like cough drops, ear drops and Tylenol.
We typically watch movies (videos and DVD’s) which will be rated “G”, "PG”, and "PG-13." If you have a concern about your child viewing movies please speak a staff member. Typically when movies are shown campers will have the option to watch the movie or go to the gym.
Permission to Access:
We sometimes get requests for case managers, therapists or counselors to visit with children while they are at camp. Camp is very busy with children moving through a variety of activities and locations so it is very hard to have a quiet place for any kind of therapy to take place. If it is absolutely necessary for your child to receive services while at camp we require a “Permission to Access” form signed by the parent. The person coming in must have a picture I.D. badge and they will only have access to your child; this means your child will be removed from camp activities for the time period. Advance notice of dates and times is required; no unscheduled visits and no visits on trip days are allowed.
There is limited space for storing backpacks and personal belongings at Camp. It is best to send your camper with only the minimum “stuff” that they will need for the day (change of clothes and towel on swim days, sunscreen, and water bottle). Campers should not bring toys, electronics or other personal belongings to camp. Campers must be responsible for their own belongings. The Youth Center is not responsible for any missing or damaged items.
We often use candid photography in our program, and photos may be used in scrapbooking activities, art projects, bulletin boards, promotion and archives of our program. We also post photos on our website. If you do not want your child to participate in being photographed, please provide a written note.
We will continue to swim in the rain as long as there is no thunder or lightening. Most field trips will go rain or shine. If persistent bad weather is forecast, we may cancel or reroute trips. In the event of extreme weather predictions, please watch the local news; if Flagler County Schools are closed, then Camp will be closed.
Sign In and Out:
All campers must sign in using their PIN at the front desk. All campers must then be signed out by an adult. For safety reasons we will not allow parents to go past the front desk. At sign-out time please be prepared to show an ID. We will not allow a child to be signed out by anyone not listed.
Summer Camp is open to any child in grades 6-9th; however, each child must benefit from our program, be self-sufficient, and must be able to tend to themselves in a group with a ratio of 1:18 to 1:25, depending on the Camp. We are unable to provide ratios less than 1:12. If you have questions or concerns about the suitability of our program for your child please call 386-586-5136
It is the parent's responsibility to provide their child with sunscreen, including application before coming to camp.