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Deerfield Parks and Recreation Summer Camps




Camp Director

Stephanie Gebele
513.701.6977
sgebe@deerfieldtwp.com

Registration

Deerfield Township Summer Camp information is posted the last week of February. When the camp schedule is posted, it will be displayed on the activities page.

Registrations and payments may be done completely online. Get a head start and create your online household account now.

Mission

Deerfield Summer Camp strives to improve the quality of life and enhance the health of the community by:
1. Providing a safe, supportive environment
2. Encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle
3. Building positive life skills
4. Developing knowledge of nature and the environment

Camp Structure

Each camp is designed around a weekly theme. Camp themes and activities vary each year. Campers will explore the outdoors, unleash their creativity, and release their energy! They'll enjoy age appropriate games, sports, art projects, nature exploration, and more.

Camps are held weekly for 1/2 day. (9am - noon, Monday through Thursday). Participants may attend a single camp or multiple camps.

Camps are offered for three separate age groups: 1) entering Kindergarten 2) entering 1st through 5th grade 3) entering 6th through 8th grade.

Staff

Deerfield Parks and Recreation Camps are staffed through the Deerfield Parks and Recreation Department.

All camp counselors are at least 18 years of age and undergo a background check and drug screening.

Camp Counselors attend mandatory training prior to the start of camp, which includes First Aid/CPR Certification.

Medical Conditions (Allergies, Medications, etc)

Your child's safety is important to us. Please be sure to include all medical conditions (ex: allergies, asthma, dietary restrictions, medications) that you feel we should be aware of on your child's account information. This will be pulled into your child's registration so that our staff may review it prior to camp.

Changes made on your account to your child's medical information must be made by the Wednesday prior to camp. Please notify the Camp Director if you make a change after the Wednesday prior to camp so that our rosters can be updated.

Deerfield Township staff are not permitted to administer medication. If your child needs medication during program hours, staff may hold the medication until the child asks for it. A completed Summer Camp Medication Form must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

Deerfield Township values all children. If your child needs special assistance during program hours, please speak with our Camp Director prior to registration so that we may work together to determine feasible accommodations and to ensure a positive experience for your child.

Programming Policies

For information on our programming policies, including payments and refunds, please click here.

Grade Information

Please note that our system automatically rolls up your child's grade on June 1st each year.

If you are entering your household information during the school year and prior to June 1st, please enter the grade that they are currently enrolled in.

Errors in your child's age or grade can effect your ability to register. If you need to correct your child's birth date or grade, please contact Stephanie at 513.701.6977 or sgebe@deerfieldtwp.com.

Check In/Out

Adults authorized to pick up your child from camp must be indicated on your child's member information for your account. A valid photo ID is required at the time of pick up. Changes made on your account for adults authorized to pick up your child must be made by the Wednesday prior to camp. Please notify the Camp Director if you make a change after the Wednesday prior to camp so that our rosters can be updated.

Camps at Kings Mills Elementary/Carter Park: Please sign in and out from Kings Mills Elementary. (We will walk next door to Carter Park during camp. No street crossings; the paved park path links directly to KME.)

Camps at Cottell Park: Please sign in and out from the Snyder House (big white house).

For youth 12 years and older ONLY, parents/guardians may submit an additional signed waiver to allow their child to sign themselves out and leave camp without adult supervision. The Optional Release for Youth 12 Years and Older must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the first day of camp. Youth without this signed release are required to be picked up by an authorized adult.

What Should I Bring/Wear to Camp?

Due to the outdoor and hands-on activities of our camps, please have campers wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty and messy.

All of our camps include active outdoor games. Please always wear shoes appropriate for running and playing.

Small bag/backpack to carry your snack and water

Water bottle

Non-perishable snack

Comfortable tennis shoes/sneakers (NO flip-flops, crocs, or open-toed shoes)

Please apply sunscreen prior to camp. Campers may also bring sunscreen, but must be able to apply it themselves.

Rain Gear/ boots appropriate for the weather

Parents may want to apply bug spray prior to camps at Carter Park.

What Should I Leave at Home?

Toys

Electronic entertainment (mp3 players, handheld games, etc.)

Cell Phones

Knives, guns, or weapons of any kind

Fire-making devices (matches, sparkers, lighters, etc.)

Campers are responsible for their own items. Staff cannot be responsible for carrying or ensuring safe-keeping of personal items.

Ohio Revised Code Requirements for Registered Day Camps

Per the OHIO REVISED CODE 5101:2-18-03 REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERED DAY CAMPS, the following telephone numbers are being provided for parents/guardians of children participating in day camp and may be used for making a complaint: Warren County Department of Health 513-695-1228 and Warren County Children Services 513-695-1546.