Parent Information

Dear Parent/Guardian(s):

Thank you for choosing the BUCkids Summer Camp! Our staff is very excited about having your child/children attend our camp and take part in the wide variety of activities we offer. To make sure that your child/children enjoy their experience, we ask that you review this information and pay close attention to the items in bold.

I. General Camp information
The BUCkids Summer camp is an 6-week summer camp open to all children ages 5-12 (K-8). The camp is held on the beautiful campus of Barry University and runs from June 15th - July 24th 2020. Registration opens on March 2nd, 2020

II. Registration & Payment
Registration can be completed online by clicking on the REGISTER HERE button on the Registration page of our website. As of March 1st 2019 payments can be made online as well. Personal checks or money orders can be mailed to the campus recreation department, or hand delivered (Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm). We also accept cash payments, which must be hand delivered.

Mailing Address:
Barry University
Attention: Campus Recreation & Wellness
Landon Student Union Suite # 112
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161

III. Daily Drop-Off and Pick-Up
The BUCKids headquarters (BHQ) will be located inside O’Laughlin Hall on NE 115th street. Our extended camp hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You may drop your child off between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, and pick up your child NO LATER than 6:00 p.m. Please DO NOT leave your child unattended at any time. Only adults listed on our guardian list may receive your child at pick-up time.

IV. Activity Schedule
The activity schedule will be provided daily at check-in and for the following day at pick-up. The schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather or scheduling conflicts..

V. Swim Days
Swimming will be held DAILY, (instructional and recreational) at the Penafort Pool on campus. A lifeguard or certified water safety instructor will be present at all times, as well as camp counselors and staff. Campers will only be allowed to swim if they bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and change of clothes. Parents MUST notify camp staff if your child cannot swim.

VI. Absences/Tardiness/Early Pickups
It is important that your children arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. It will be necessary to call our BUCkids office line: 305-899-3063 and inform us if your child’s arrival time will be after that point. Late arrivals may miss certain activities or events. If your child arrives after 9:00am, a staff member will receive your child at our headquarters and take them to their current activity. Leaving camp prior to 5:00 p.m. is considered an early dismissal. Please call ahead or advise the camp staff if your child needs to leave camp early on a particular day.

VII. Field Trips
Costs for the field trips and special events are included in your tuition payment (Unless otherwise specified). We use buses that are approved by the Dade County School board.

VIII. Personal Items (Please label all clothing and personal belongings)
What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing (shorts, sneakers, T-shirt)
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen every day
  • Backpack or athletic bag for change of clothes and other items (*Bag Included in Tuition)
  • Camp T-shirt on field trip days
  • Hat or visor (optional)
  • Swim goggles (optional)

What NOT to Bring:

  • Personal Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Video Games
  • Ipads/Electronic Tablets
  • Cellular phones (we understand that some kids keep them for safety reasons but we will ask them to be put away during camp activities)
  • Gum or candy
  • *Anything you deem valuable and/or irreplaceable

IX. T-Shirts
One camp T-shirt is included in the camp tuition. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $8.00 each or 2 for $14.00 (while supplies last). Camp T-shirt must be worn on days we have field trips.

X. Refunds
Once a child has reported to the camp, there will be no opportunity for a refund.

*Camp "Packages" (4-week, 6-week) are NOT refundable under any circumstances

XI. Illness
If any child shows symptoms of illness, parents will be notified and required to come pick up their child. BUCkids or Barry University staff will not administer medication. Understand that this is a liability issue and done to protect the child and the rest of the campers. All campers are required to show proof of medical insurance during the registration process.

XII. Meals
A hot/cold lunch and a light afternoon snack is provided to all campers daily. These meals are free of charge. All campers are also welcome to bring their own lunch and or snacks. If your child is allergic to certain foods or cannot eat specific foods, please inform the camp staff. (on the registration packet there is a specific form that you can use to let us know). A meal schedule will be provided at the start of camp each week.

XIII. Discipline
All counselors will apply the same method of discipline for disruptive behavior:

  • Multiple Verbal warnings
  • Excluded from activity if deemed necessary
  • Referral to director’s office (parents are told at the end of the day)
  • Parents are called by director if deemed necessary for immediate pick-up
  • Dismissal from the camp

Extreme situations like fighting or inappropriate behavior will result in immediate expulsion, (no refund).