Students in kindergarten through 5th grade (rising 1st-5th graders for summer camps) will experience the great outdoors, create fun crafts, and make new friends while exploring our trails and Historic Park at our day camp.
Burritt Nature Rangers provide your child with a school-break full of learning and laughter! Each day, campers will be led by our trained, CPR-certified staff. Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:12 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more.
Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day.
The option of extended day sessions is available.
Each week of camp revolves around a different theme and focuses on hands-on learning activities designed to explore environmental, historical, scientific and cultural experiences while providing hours of fun. There are plenty of opportunities for both organized and free play activities that provide children with essential life skills from increasing creativity to learning to negotiate with others. (See this article for information on importance of play – http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182).
Campers are divided into age-appropriate groups for each camp, and activities are designed for each developmental level. Day camps are open to children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade. (For summer camp, enrollment is open to students who are rising 1st through 5th graders). The camp day runs from 9:00am-2:00pm, with extended day options available. Reservations are required.
Our day camp hours are from 9:00am-2:00pm. For an additional charge, we offer an extended day option that allows you to drop off your child as early as 7:45am and pick him/her up as late as 5:30pm. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Reservations are required for camp and extended day.
Does my child need a lunch?
Yes, your child should bring a lunch including a beverage each day. They can bring money to purchase a drink at our gift shop; however it is closed on Mondays. Campers do not have access to a microwave. Burritt does provide a snack each day.
Can my child bring personal belongings?
Campers may bring a small bag with supplies such as sunscreen that may need to be reapplied, a jacket or sweater, and a change of clothes if you believe one may be required. Toys from home are not permitted during camp. Campers enrolled in extended day may bring items as described in the email you will receive once they are enrolled for this program. Burritt staff members are not responsible for personal items that campers bring with them. All personal items including lunch boxes should be labeled with the camper’s name.
My child needs medication during the camp day. Can I send it with them?
Burritt staff members do NOT administer medication. You should give your child all needed medications BEFORE checking them in for camp. Burritt will only receive life-saving medications such as epi-pens, insulin, and inhalers. Your child should know how to tell when he/she needs these medications and should know how to administer them. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that life-saving medications are checked-in with a Burritt educator. Please let us know if you will be leaving it for the week or checking it in and out each day. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ask for the return of all medications that have been checked-in.
What are camp hours?
Camp runs from 9:00am to 2:00pm. We do offer extended day options at an extra charge which require preregistration.
What are extended day hours and how much does it cost?
We offer both early and late extended day options. The early option allows you to drop off your child at 7:45am and costs $5 per day. The late pickup option allows you to pick up your child by 5:30pm, and the cost is $10 per day.
What if I am late picking up my child from camp?
Plan to pick up your child at 2:00pm when the camp day ends. If you are more than fifteen minutes late picking up your child you will be charged for extended day. If you incur an extended day charge due to picking your child up late, the fee ($10) must be paid before your child is accepted for camp the next day. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
What if I am late picking up my child from Extended Day?
Our Extended Day late-pickup policy is as follows: If you are ten minutes past pickup time, there will be a charge of $20 per child for the first, second and third infraction. After the third late pickup, your child will be unenrolled from Extended Day.
My child has completed preschool and will start kindergarten this fall. Can they come to camp this summer?
No, unfortunately. Our summer camps are designed for students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. We would love to see your child next summer!
Is there a deadline to register my child for camp?
Registration for a particular week of camp must be received by close of business the Tuesday before.
Do you offer scholarships?
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Alice Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-512-0148 for assistance.
What if I need to cancel?
If a camper withdraws from camp after enrolling but more than 2 weeks prior to camp, a $15 administration fee will be held and the rest of the camp fee will be returned. An additional $50 fee for supplies will be charged if a camper withdraws thirteen days or less before the camp.
No refund will be given if cancellation is within one week of the camp. However, during the summer a family may choose to apply the camp fee (minus the administration fee) to another camp if there is space available.
My child is attending camp with a friend/family member. Can they be in the same group?
If your child plans to attend camp with a friend or family member, please let us know when you register if they should be in the same group. We will do our best to accommodate such requests when they are made in advance of camp. It is very difficult for us to rearrange camp groups after camp has already started, and it is likely that changes will not be made at that time. If there is an age difference between the campers you want to be assigned to the same group, we may contact you to discuss group assignments.