Summer Camp Program

June 15 - July 24, 2020

The summer program is open to girls who will enroll in grades 1st-12th for the upcoming school year. Space is limited, so applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. Summer camp includes fun and educational activities. Lunches are provided by the Polk County School Board or the girls may bring a lunch from home. 

Summer Camp Summary
June 15, 2020 to July 24, 2020

We are now accepting applications.

Girls Inc. of Lakeland and Bartow is currently enrolling girls in grades 1st – 12th for its summer program. Due to COVID-19, space will be limited, so applications will be accepted on a first come - first served basis. Once applications are reviewed, you will receive notification of your child’s enrollment status for the summer.

PROGRAM FEES
Registration fee for the summer is $20.00 for the first child and $10.00 for each additional child in the same family household. Weekly fees will be $50.00 per child. Fees must be paid at the beginning of each week. Due to COVID-19 no cash payments will be accepted this summer. There will be an assessed fee of $2.00 for each day that fees are late being paid. Fees are based on five days of care. Your child care fee is payable for each week whether or not your child is present the entire week or any part of the week. Fees will not be refundable nor will credit be given for days that a child is absent. You may request two weeks of vacation during the summer, for which you will not be charged a fee if you request the vacation 2 weeks in advance.

POLK COUNTY UNITES FUNDS
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funds through the CARES Act to assist any of our families that might have been impacted by COVID-19. If eligible, based on your personal situation, the Polk Unites funds will pay for your daughter’s summer camp fees. If your daughter is accepted for the summer, you will be given instructions on what you will need to do to be considered for these funds.

LUNCHES
Lunches will be provided by the Polk County School Board. If your child does not prefer these lunches, please provide her with a bag lunch and drink labeled with her name on the container. We are asking parents to remind your child to be sure to carry lunch containers home each evening. Drinks that are purchased from the center for lunch MUST BE PURCHASED UPON ARRIVING. They will not be allowed to purchase at lunch time. Girls will eat lunch with their assigned group due to COVID-19.

SNACKS
The snack bar will be open every day from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. We are working on a new system of how money will be handled for snacks due to COVID-19. We will advise you of how this will work prior to June 15th.

POLICY ON FIELD TRIPS
There will be limited fieldtrips this summer due to COVID-19. Girls cannot go on any fieldtrips during their first week at Girls Inc. This allows new girls to get familiar with Girls Inc. rules and staff, and also allows staff time to get familiar with new girls. Due to COVID-19, fieldtrips will not be paid in cash this summer. Personal checks will be accepted. Girls scheduled to go on fieldtrips must be checked in by 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

DRESS CODE
Proper shoes and dress attire must be worn at all times. Please review the attached rules with your daughter to ensure that she is dressed appropriately. Of special note, girls should not wear pants with holes, shorts should not be short-shorts, tops should not be strapless or spaghetti straps. Shoes must be closed in from the back and for safety reasons, tennis shoes are suggested especially for outside play. Parents of girls dressed inappropriately will be called to bring them appropriate clothing/shoes.

CELLS PHONES/ MP3 PLAYERS/ iPODS/ALL OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Girls are not permitted to have the items listed above while at Girls Inc. If a girl is found with these items in her possession, she will face discipline by the President and CEO.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
A detailed outline of the planned programs for the summer will be available at the center by June 10, 2020. We are planning fun and limited field trips, along with our regular programs. If you have questions concerning any of the above, please phone 682-3002 ext. 222.

Program Fees

Registration Fee
$20.00 for the first child
$10.00 for each additional child in the same family household.

Weekly fees
$50.00 per child.
Fees must be paid at the beginning of each week.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Girls Inc. will operate
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Please note that our closing time is 15 minutes earlier than in past summers. Parents unable to pick up their child/children at closing time will be charged a late fee. Late fee charges per child are $5.00 for the first 15 minutes past closing and $5.00 for each additional 15 minutes. Fee must be paid prior to your child/children returning to the center.

Daily Schedule

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Free Time – Outdoor Activities
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Circle Time
9:30 -10:45 a.m. Class Time- A.M. Session
10:45 -11:00 a.m. Wash Up For Lunch/Bathroom
11:00 -12:15 p.m. Lunch/Outside play
12:15 -12:30 p.m. Prepare For Quiet Time/Bathroom
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Quiet Time/Quiet Games
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Class Time- P.M. Session
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Bathroom
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Free Time
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Snack
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Special Activities/Sustained Silent Reading
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Clean Up/Prepare For Home

*Fees are due at the beginning of the week and are non-refundable. There is a $2.00 per day late fee for fees paid late. This fee applies to each child. Fees are due at the beginning of each week. Parents may request up to two weeks of vacation during the summer, for which you will not be charged as long as it is requested two weeks in advance.

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