Summer Camp

2022 Randolph Park Summer Day Camp

Current grades K-5 

(rising 1st - 6th grade)

June 6 through August 5th

2022 Jr. Cougar Camp

Current 6th and 7th graders 

(rising 7th and 8th grade)

June 6th through July 29th

CAMP DURATION:  Both camps will begin Monday, June 6th and occur Monday through Friday. Structured camp time runs from 9:00 am to 4:00pm; however, unstructured early drop off and late pick-up runs from 7:30 am until 5:30pm. 

Day Camp: Camp runs from June 6 through August 5th. There will be no day camp July 4th and 5th. 

JR Cougar Camp: Camp runs from June 6 through July 19th. There will be no camp July 4 - 8, but campers may attend the day camp July 6  - 8. 


CAMP COST:  

Day Camp:  Full-time attendance (4 or 5 days a week) is $75 weekly for the first child, $65 weekly for each additional child. Part-time attendance (1 – 3 days a week) is $45 weekly for the first child, $35 weekly for each additional child.  Field trips are not included in this cost and will be extra. 

Jr. Cougar Camp:  Full time attendance only, $125 weekly.  Includes all field trips and daily travel. Due to limited spaces, there is no part-time attendance option or rate for Jr. Cougar Camp. 


REGISTRATION METHOD:  Camp registration will take place online through the registration portal on the Pulaski County Parks and Rec website. Registration for each week will be completed individually and payment will be required at time of registration. 

  • Registration will open in waves: 

  • weeks 1 (June 6 - 10), 2 (June 13 - 17), and 3 (June 20 - June 24) will open Monday, May 2

  • weeks 4 (June 27 - July 1), 5 (July 6 - 8), and 6 (July 11 - 15) will open Monday, June 6

  • weeks 7 (July 18 - 22), 8 (July 25 - 29), and 9 (Aug 1 – Aug 5) will open Monday, June 27

  • Registration for each week will close the Friday before the week of attendance. 

  • There is no cap on registrations for the Randolph Park Day Camp. 

  • Jr. Cougar Camp is limited to 20 participants per weekly session. Once enrollment is full for any week, applicants will be placed on a wait-list until openings are identified.  

  • There will be no refunds for weeks registered for but not attended. 




Summer Day Camp General Information
  

Camp registration is open until the Friday before the week of attendance.  

Pulaski County does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin.


  1. Camp times: Structured camp time runs from 9:00 am to 4:00pm; however, unstructured early drop off and late pick-up runs from 7:30 am until 5:30pm. Kids may not be dropped off or signed in before 7:30am; sorry, no exceptions! 

    • Jr. Cougar camp only: Transportation leaves the park at 9 am. Any children checked in after transportation has left will remain back with the day camp (group 6).  If a pattern of this behavior is established, the child will be removed from the Jr Cougar camp. 


  1. Drop off and pick up: To ensure child safety, parents must physically come to sign in and out for their child each day (NO EXCEPTIONS). Parents may not drop off kids without signing in. Staff members are very mindful that camp activities occur outdoors and they diligently watch other park patrons and notify proper personnel of any suspicious individuals or activity. Parents must be aware that we do not allow anyone checking kids out of camp that have not been authorized in writing or verbally by the parent/guardian who completed and signed the camp application.  

    • Parents and other adults picking children up are required to present picture identification until camp staff become familiar with adults.  Please note that this is a requirement for the safety of all campers, we encourage all adults to bring picture identification every day during pick-up. 

    • Under no circumstances will children be permitted to be dropped off prior to 7:30am.

    • Any children being dropped-off at camp after 9:15 am must bring a packed lunch because they will not be included in daily lunch counts.  

    • There will be a $1.00 per minute additional fee charged for children picked up after 5:35pm (a five minute grace is given).


  1. Fee Structure:  

Day Camp:  Full-time attendance (4 or 5 days a week) is $75 weekly for the first child, $65 weekly for each additional child. Part-time attendance (1 – 3 days a week) is $45 weekly for the first child, $35 weekly for each additional child.  Field trips are not included in this cost and will be extra. 

Jr. Cougar Camp:  Full time attendance only, $125 weekly.  Includes all field trips and daily travel. Due to limited spaces, there is no part-time attendance option or rate for Jr. Cougar Camp. 

 NOTE: The County of Pulaski does not provide year-end report forms to parents regarding camp payments for tax purposes. It is the responsibility of the parents to reference the online registration system and keep weekly receipts for tax credit. However, a tax identification number will be given by staff during the last week of camp and will be sent out via email at the beginning of tax season.


  1. STAFF: All summer camp staff are properly screened, trained, and approved for work with children. Staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. Staff members work under the direct supervision of the Summer Camp Director.  


  1. Lunches and Snacks: Randolph Park Summer Camp provides morning and afternoon snacks and water from a portable cooler as needed. We ask that campers bring a refillable water bottle with their name clearly printed on it in order to keep fluids with them during afternoon activities. We will be providing warm lunches brought to the campers from the PCHS cafeteria each day and communicate lunch menus to the camp facebook group as well as via email.  Lunch counts are submitted to the PCHS cafeteria at 9:15am daily; any campers arriving after that time are required to bring a packed lunch because they will not be included in the lunch count for that day.  Based on the end date for the school summer meals program, there is a possibility that we will not provide lunches during the first and last weeks of camp. If this is the case, you will be notified and required to pack a lunch during those weeks. 

    • Jr Cougar Camp only: Jr. Cougar campers will be traveling away from Randolph Park on a day-to-day basis for camp; campers will be required to bring their own lunches. Campers may bring a cooler with an ice pack for drinks and lunch. We do not refrigerate nor heat foods. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided prior to leaving and after returning from activities. We ask that campers bring a refillable water bottle with their name clearly printed on it in order to keep fluids with them during activities. 


  1. What to bring to camp: All activities take place outside so please dress campers appropriately. Come dressed for mess and outdoor activity! Appropriate attire includes shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes, hat, and swimsuit. Campers must bring a towel, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle with the camper’s name clearly printed on it

  • Note: Sunburn is a major concern. Our staff will make sure all campers have applied sunscreen. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to provide sunscreen lotion and help monitor skin irritations or potential burning. Parents must sign “sunscreen application permission form” for staff to apply sunscreen.

  • Campers may bring a cooler with ice pack for drinks and extra food. We do not refrigerate nor heat foods. All camp items are required to have the child’s name or initials written on these including clothes. We go through lost and found on a daily basis and normally collect several unclaimed items. 

  • Campers are allowed to bring some money for concessions while at the pool, but money should not be excessive. For younger campers, counselors can hold money only if it is in a ziploc bag with the child’s full name and group clearly printed in permanent marker. 

  • Campers may bring card games and small toys for use during unstructured times during drop-off and pick-up, however these items must be put away at the start of the daily morning meeting.  Camp staff members are not responsible for any items lost, stolen, or broken. 


  1. What NOT to bring to camp: valuables, I-pods or pads, CD players, radios, or any electronic hand-held games. Other items not listed that are determined by staff to be a nuisance will be required to be left at home. Campers may NOT have cell phones unless required by parent due to an emergency or medical condition. 


  1. Camp Format

    • Summer Day Camp: There will be a designated camp staff supervisor for your child’s group. Groups will be divided by rising grade level:  1st through 6th grade. A typical camp day will consist of free-play activities during check-in from 7:30 - 9:00am, swimming until 11:45, reporting to lunch at the large shelter for approximately 45 minutes, and beginning afternoon activities around 1:00. There will be organized activities as decided upon by the age group supervisor as well as free play opportunities. All activities will be supervised by camp staff. Activities may include but are not limited to arts/crafts, playground time, organized sports play, educational/cultural lessons, and other activities as deemed appropriate. 

    • Jr. Cougar Camp:  Jr. Cougar campers will travel as one group of 20 campers with 2 staff counselors and will be supervised by the Summer Camp Director. A typical camp day will consist of free-play activities during check-in from 7:30 – 8:30am; morning snack/meeting and then leaving for activities by 9am.  Campers will return to Randolph Park by 4pm and will receive afternoon snack prior to participating in free-play activities during check-out.  All activities will be supervised by highly qualified summer camp staff.. 


  1. Field Trips: Parents will be notified in advance prior to taking field trips. A separate permission form may be required.  A small additional fee will be required for field trips for the day camp only – this fee cannot be waived and must be paid with cash prior to the field trip. All field trips will return campers to Randolph Park by 4 pm. 

Jr. Cougar Camp includes all field trip fees in the weekly tuition. 


  1. Medication, Illness and Injury: It is our camp policy not to administer any medication unless it is considered necessary and vital to a child’s health. If so, an authorization to give medication form will be signed by the parent stating such authority and type of medication.  We are equipped with first aid kits to handle minor injuries. If there is any question that the injury is more serious (not life threatening), we will call the parent /guardian to seek advice on how to proceed. Of course, serious injuries will prompt immediate Emergency Medical Response (911) and immediate notification of parent(s). 

  • Please be respectful of others and remember that camp is not a place for sick children. Keep sick children away from camp until symptoms are back to normal. If a child misses camp due to being sick, the parent must notify staff of illness. If sickness is deemed contagious, parents must tell staff so precautionary measures can be taken with other youth to avoid potential outbreak. 

  • If a camper is diagnosed with COVID, the child cannot return until he/she has obtained a negative test result or has been symptom free for seven days. 


  1. Camp headquarters: The camp headquarters will be at the large picnic shelter (with the stone fireplace). During morning swimming hours, camp will be at the water park facility. There are days in which the shelter is reserved by an outside group and we will move check in or out to another location within the park.  Any changes to where pick up or drop off will be conducted will be communicated via email, text, and posted on the FaceBook group. 


  1. Contact InformationFeel free to email us at RandolphParkSummerCamp@gmail.com. You may also call the Summer Camp Director directly at 540-674-1513 ext 105 (office) or 540-307-0479 (google voice).


  1. Communication:  Multiple avenues of communication with camp parents will be used.  We will be actively using a mass text system for those who choose to sign up, a Facebook group page, and email in order to communicate camp updates and information. Camp staff are advised not to communicate via Facebook Messenger or give out their personal cell phone number to parents for camp communication. 

  • The Facebook group page can be found at facebook.com/groups/RPsummercamp or by searching Randolph Park Summer Camp. 

  • You can sign up for text messages through the registration portal when setting up your account. 

  • The Summer Camp Director can be reached via email at RandolphParkSummerCamp@gmail.com.  All applications will be required to have a valid email address prior to completing camp registration.  The email listed on your account will be used to communicate important information, possible changes to the camp day, and weekly invoices.

Currently Registering

2022 Randolph Park Summer Day Camp - 2022 Summer - REGISTER HERE

2022 Randolph Park Summer Camp 
Weekly Sessions June 6 through August 5
Current (2021/2022 school year) K through 5th grade. 

Full-time attendance:  $75/ week for the first child, $10 discount for additional children.

Part-time attendance: $45/week for the first child, $10 discount for additional children. 

Please note:  you will notice that the registration fee shows as less than the advertised price per week; we lowered the price to offset the required fees for CC payments through the system.  

Date Information: June 6 through August 5
Cost: Full-time attendance $75/week; Part-time attendance $45/week
Age Requirements: current K - 5th graders (rising 1st - 6th grade)
Location: Randolph Park Pavilion
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/29/2022
For questions contact Rachel Parker at 540-674-1513 or email at randolphparksummercamp@gmail.com.

2022 Junior Cougar Camp - 2022 Summer - REGISTER HERE

2022 Junior Cougar Camp
Weekly Sessions June 6 through July 29
Current (2021/2022 school year) 6th and 7th grade. 

Full-time attendance:  $125/ week for the first child, $10 discount for additional children.  This fee includes all field trips. 

***This camp is limited to 20 participants and does not offer part-time attendance or payment options. Your registration, reserves your camper's place for that session. Refunds will not be given if your camper does not attend because your registration took one of the 20 available spots***

Once the 20 spots are filled, you will be automatically placed on a waiting list for an open spot. 


Please note:  you will notice that the registration fee shows as less than the advertised $125 per week; we lowered the price to offset the required fees for CC payments through the system.  

Date Information: June 6 through July 29
Cost: Full-time attendance $125/week
Age Requirements: current 6th and 7th graders (rising 7th and 8th grade)
Location: Randolph Park Pavilion
REGISTRATION ENDS 07/22/2022
For questions contact Rachel Parker at 540-674-1513 or email at randolphparksummercamp@gmail.com.