- Movies may be shown.
- All movies must be rated “G”.
- “PG” movies may be shown if parental permission has been received by all participants.
This information is intended to provide you with an overview of the policies that have been put in place to secure the safety and success of all the children who attend our summer camp. Weekly Camp Newsletters have important information for the upcoming weeks.
Staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
Discipline is carried out in a way that helps children develop self-control and assume responsibility for their own behavior. We encourage children to solve their own conflicts. When necessary, staff assists children in understanding each other’s actions. We make every effort to assist the child in correcting any unacceptable behavior through redirection, reminders of expected behavior, time-outs, and parent conferences. No refunds are issued for suspensions. Our approach focuses on positive reinforcement; instructors act in a manner that is kind and caring, yet firm. We follow the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) program implemented by CCSD93.
If unacceptable behavior occurs, the following steps are taken:
Participants, parents, and guardians are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following standards have been established for the benefit of our programs as a whole. The safety, structure, and integrity of the program take priority over those of any one individual. Behavior guidelines are not limited to, but are based on, the following overall rules and apply to all participants. The term “participant” is henceforth be used to represent children, parents, and guardians.
Bullying, verbal and physical abuse, threats, and disrespect are not tolerated. Participants are held accountable for their actions in compliance with the Carol Stream Park District Code of Conduct. All threats or threatening behavior is taken seriously and are reported to the authorities. Participants using threats of death, violence, or suicide are immediately suspended. Participants are required to undergo a professional psychological evaluation at their own expense. The participant may be eligible to return to the program upon approval of the Carol Stream Park District and receipt of said evaluation stating that the participant is not at risk to themselves or others.
Campers are required to bring the following items to camp every day, regardless of what activities are scheduled.
Although staff may arrive prior to program start times to prepare for the day, they are NOT permitted to admit participants prior to 7 am for Before Camp. There is a 10 minute grace period for Summer Camp drop-off only; arriving earlier than 8:50 am results in an early drop-off fee. In accordance with guidelines given by the IDPH, drop-off procedures have changed for 2020:
Campers must be picked up by the end of their registered program time: 4 pm for Summer Camp and 6:30 pm for After Camp. In the event that you are not able to pick up your child by the designated pick up time, notify the site immediately. Late pick-ups incur a late pick-up fee. In accordance with guidelines given by the IDPH, drop-off procedures have changed for 2020:
Only people listed on the Authorized Contact form to be able to sign your child out from the program. In order to ensure your child’s safety, anyone picking up a camper (you or another authorized individual) must be able to show a photo ID. Authorized individuals should also have a car placard if picking up your child(ren). You are welcome to pick your child up prior to the Summer Camp or After Camp ending times.
Modified procedures have been developed based on guidelines given by the IDPH.
Before Camp 7-9 am
Summer Camp 9 am-4 pm
After Camp 4-6:30 pm
For matters that require immediate attention during program operating hours, along with late drop-offs and early pick-ups, contact the Camp Supervisor via cell phone: 630-936-5480. This phone is staffed from approximately 8 am-5 pm. For issues that do not require immediate assistance, including registration matters, contact the Camp Supervisor’s desk line at 630-784-6192. This phone is staffed from approximately 8 am-5 pm. These phones are active as of the first day of camp. In order to reach the Camp Supervisor prior to the first day of camp, call 630-784-6185.
Only current Carol Stream Park District staff, current participants, parents, guardians, invited special guests (once allowed by IDPH), and individuals listed on the Release Forms are allowed on or around premises during program hours.
Children are not permitted to leave the group on their own.
Staff reserves the right to request a photo ID at all times.
Participants must maintain a professional relationship at all times with other participants and program staff.
In accordance with IDPH guidelines, the following standards are in effect:
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not limited to, the following:
Strict standards have been put in place regarding the dispensing of medication to participants. These standards have been established in cooperation with those standards followed by CCSD93. These steps must be taken if a participant is required to receive medication during program time. This includes restrictions for cough drops, vitamins, pain relievers, and over-the-counter or prescription drugs. If your child uses medication that is stored in a school nurse’s office, you may need to provide additional medication since we do not have access to that medication before 8:30 am or after 4 pm. Parents or guardians are required to complete a “Permission to Dispense Medication Form” for any and all medication to be administered to participants by Carol Steam Park District staff or by the participant.
Prescription Drugs and Inhalers – Controlled by Instructors
Inhaler – Controlled by the child for self-administration
Only authorized individuals listed on each participant’s Emergency Contact and Release Form are permitted to “sign” a child out. Parents or guardians are responsible for providing site instructors with any changes to individuals who are authorized to pick up their child.
There is no obligation to provide or communicate any information on the Emergency Form [including copies] to any parent or guardian. Parent(s) or guardian(s) shall be responsible to communicate information regarding the child including the Emergency Form to all necessary persons. Disputes regarding the Emergency Form or similar information must be settled off-site, and without any involvement of Carol Steam Park District. If these requirements are not followed, then services to the child may be terminated.
Only the custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) listed in the child’s registration form or Emergency Form may obtain information and change information. Financial information is only communicated with the person named as responsible for the child’s account.
These standards have been put into place to coincide with the policies followed by CCSD93. In addition, we attempt to contact you immediately at any time upon your child’s request. The Carol Stream Park District continually strives to create a safe as well as a fun environment for your child to be in. However, at times the occasional accident may occur. Below is our standard and procedure regarding notifying parents/guardians of any such incidents:
Minor Injury and Illness
Injury and Illness Requiring More Attention In addition to the steps above…
More Serious Injury and Illness In addition to the steps above…
As with all Carol Stream Park District programs, the Awesome Adventure Camp programs do not provide insurance coverage for participants. Parents should check their individual insurance policies for coverage.
If your child has any special medical, physical, psychological, emotional needs, or receives any special services from CCSD93, list them in detail on your registration material. Lack of information may adversely affect the Carol Stream Park District’s ability to accommodate the needs of your child and may necessitate that participant’s removal from the program. The Carol Stream Park District is not responsible for any injuries, complications, damages, or losses due to withheld information. All participants must be toilet-trained and are responsible for all of their own toileting needs (i.e., fastening their own clothing). Special needs support (WDSRA), requires a minimum 2-week notice prior to the participant’s start date.