Summer Camp 2018



2018 Camp Information:

Fiddlehead will post the finalized 2018 Summer Camp Schedule on February 1st, 2018.

To be first to receive this finalized schedule, sign up for our Summer Camp Information Request.

 


SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION:

Note: Some changes may be made to the following information before 2018 Summer Camp registration begins.


Sibling Discount: Save 10% when registering 2 or more students from the same family for the same week.


 Registration Requirements


Checking out with credit card:

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You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to complete online payment. When entering payment, scroll down to the bottom and it will allow you to pay with you debit or credit card. Call Fiddlehead at (207)883-5720 if you have difficulties.


Checking out with a deposit:

Fiddlehead offers the option to check with either the full payment for camp expenses or only the $60 deposit which holds your students’ spot during the camp week. The deposit is non-refundable but does apply toward the total cost of camp. Any remaining balance for camp is due before the start of camp.

For families enrolling students in partial days, or with unique scheduling needs, consider using the deposit option upon check out and contacting Fiddlehead so staff can organize an invoice around your needs.

HOURS:
Normal Camp Hours

  • 8:30am-4:30pm Full Day Schedule
  •  8:30am-12:30pm Morning Half Day
  • 12:30-4:30pm Afternoon Half Day

Extended Care Hours

  • Morning Extended Care: 7:00am-8:30am
  • Afternoon Extended Care: 4:30pm-6:00pm
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:

  • You can place a nonrefundable deposit of $60 per child for a Fiddlehead Camp online or by calling the office at (207)883-5720. You must complete registration forms to finalize registration.
  • The full tuition cost of the camp must be paid before the start of camp.
  • Extended Care is available $20 per day or $10 for single use morning OR afternoon.

FIDDLEHEAD CAMP INFORMATION

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

This schedule is subject to change based on weather, camp theme, instructors, projects or other variables.

7:00 -8:30 Optional: Morning Extended Care
8:30 am Morning session begins

Morning meeting, division of groups, start first morning activity

9:00 am to 10:00 am
First morning activity
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Snack and Sunscreen
Outside time
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Second morning activity
12:00 pm- 12:30
Full day students eat Lunch

End of Morning Half-Day session, Afternoon session begins.

12:30 to 1:00 pm Sunscreen, Outside Time
1:00pm-2:00 pm
First Afternoon Activity
 2:00 to 2:30 pm Afternoon Snack
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Second afternoon activity, finish projects,
4:30 pm Cleanup, pack up.
Regular schedule day ends
4:30-6:00pm Optional: Afternoon Extended care/ extended outside time
WHAT TO BRING: Campers should bring lunch, plenty of snacks for the morning and afternoon, a water bottle (with their name labeled) and any other treats for the day. We have a fridge for food items. We are nut free all summer, please see below.
Clothing that can get messy, outside footwear and a change of clothing is also recommended. Sunscreen and bug spray is also required.Please remember to bring any inhalers, EpiPens or necessary medications and leave with Fiddlehead Director.
 FOOD NOTICE: We will be completely nut free for Summer 2017. For the safety of campers attending camp with us, we kindly ask parents to  avoid sending snacks and lunch that contain tree nuts products. You will receive more information if there are any other allergies notices for specific camp weeks. For further questions about this policy please call (207)883-5720 or email info@fiddleheadscarborough.org.
CLOTHING: Art weeks can be messy. We have paint shirts and work to stay neat but please plan outfits accordingly so favorite clothes are not ruined. Campers spend time outside so sneakers or other outside footwear should be worn or brought to change into. We have sunscreen or send some with your camper.
CAMPER CODE OF CONDUCT:   In  order  to  maintain  a  safe,  fun  and  productive  camp  environment,  we  require  parents  and students  to  read  and  understand  the  importance  of  abiding  by  the  following  code  of  conduct:

  • I  will  follow  the  class  or  camp  schedule.
  • I  will  respect  the  counselors,  teachers, director,  and  other  students.
  • I  will  not  use  foul  language.
  • Before  leaving  the  room,  I  will  ask  a  staff member  for  permission.
  • I  will  treat  others  with  respect.
  • Fighting,  hitting  or  bullying  will  not  be tolerated.
  • I  will  follow  all  safety  rules  set  forth  by  the camp  staff.
FIDDLEHEAD BEHAVIOR POLICY:  Fiddlehead  classes  and  camps  are  meant  to  be  a  fun,  educational,  and  a  recreational activity.  For  the  benefit  of  all  campers,  it  is  important  that  children  behave  appropriately.  If  it  becomes  necessary  to take  disciplinary  action  against  a  student,  the  steps  will  be  followed  as  outlined  below:

  •  First  Occurrence  -­‐  The  student  will  receive  a  verbal  warning  and  an  explanation  as  to  why  the behavior  is inappropriate  (whenever  possible,  this  will  be  done  in  a  secluded  setting,  away  from  other  campers).  The student’s  parents  will  be  notified  of  their  behavior  via  phone  call  or  when  they  arrive to  pick  up   their child.
  • Second  Occurrence-­‐  Staff  will  determine  the  appropriate  consequence  for  the  student’s  behavior  (examples may include  a  “time  out”  or  exclusion  from  participating  in  an  activity).  A  one  day  suspension  may  be  given,  if  not more  (with  no  refund)  and  specified  to  the  parent/guardian  that  the  next  occurrence  may  result  in  the  child’s continued  expulsion  without  refund.  In  addition,  a  meeting  may  be  setup  with  the  parent/guardian  and  camper to  create  a  partnership  to  resolve  any  issues.
  • Third  Occurrence  –  The  third  incident  may  result  in  immediate  expulsion  from  camp  without  refund.

The  Fiddlehead  Director  will  make  final  determination  for  expulsion  and  reserves  the  right  to  ban  any  child  from summer  camps  following  a  first  incident  in  cases  of  serious  inappropriate  behavior.

RULES  &  POLICIES 
1. Campers  must  follow  Fiddlehead  Center  for  the  Arts-­‐  Scarborough  Camper  Code  of  Conduct. Please  inform  your  child  of  these  policies  prior  to  the  start  of  camp.
2. All  students  must  have  completed  registration  forms  and  medical  information  forms  on  file  by the  first  day  of  camp.  No  camper  will  be  allowed  to  start  participating  in  camp  until  all  forms have  been  filled  out  and  filed.
3. Campers,  for  their  own  safety,  should  wear  comfortable  clothing  and  shoes  suitable  for  outdoor activities.  If  proper  footwear  is  not  worn,  the  parent  will  be  notified  and  asked  to  bring  proper footwear  for  their  child  or  the  child  will  be  sent  home.
4. Medication:  Fiddlehead  staff  is  not  permitted  to  accept  or  dispense  medication  of  any  kind, except  in  the  event  of  an  emergency.  It  will  be  the  responsibility  of  the  parent/guardian  to administer medication  to  their  child.
5. Snack  and  Lunch:  It  is  the  responsibility  of  the  camper’s  family  to  provide  snacks  and  lunch  for their student  while  at  camp.  Mark  the  lunch  box/bag  with  the  child’s  name.  Refrigerators  and microwaves  are  available  on  site.  For  the  safety  of  students  with  allergies,  we  ask  parents  to avoid  snacks  that  contain  nuts whenever  possible.
6. Water:  The  weather  during  camp  is  usually  very  hot.  Water  is  available  on  site,  but  we  suggest you  send  a  bottle  of  water  with  your  child,  labeled  clearly  with  the  child’s  name.
7. We  recommend  you  send  sunscreen  and  bug  spray  on  a  daily  basis  and  instruct  your  child  on how  to apply sunscreen  and  repellent  prior  to  attending  camp.
8. Programs  are  limited  to  registered  participants  only;  visitors  or  guests  will  not  be  permitted.
9. Drop  Off/Pick  Up:  Parents  should  be  punctual  in  dropping  off  and  picking  up  students.  All students  must  be  signed  in  before  entering  a  class/camp  and  signed  out  before  leaving.  10. Before  and  After Care:  Must  be  paid  for  in  advance.  Supervision  beings  at  7:00  a.m  and  ends  at 6:00pm.  Students  are  not  allowed  to  be  dropped  off  any  earlier  and  must  be  picked  up  on  time;  if they  are  not  picked  up  before  6:00  p.m.  fees  and  penalties  may  be  accessed.  (See  before  and after  care  information)  The  Camp  Director  will  handle  late pick-­‐ups  on  a  case  by  case  basis. Monetary  fees  may  apply.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts strives to create a safe, engaging, structured, and educational learning environment for all our students. Our students expand their knowledge and skills though diverse coursework that allows them to create beautiful art, conduct amazing science experiments and complete many other projects to keep busy all Summer!