Parent Information

Dear Parent/Guardian(s):

Thank you for choosing the BUCkids Summer Camp this year. Our staff is very excited about having your children attend camp and take part in our wide variety of activities. To make sure that your child has a good time, we ask that you review this packet and pay close attention to the items in bold.

I. General Camp information
The BUCkids Summer camp is an 8 week summer camp open to all children ages 5-12. Camp is help on the beautiful campus of Barry University and runs from June 12th – August 4th 2017. Although registration can be completed online, payments can only be made in person at the camp headquarters or the Campus Recreation & Wellness office (Landon 112).

II. Daily Drop-Off and Pick-Up
The BUCkids headquarters (BHQ) will be located at Bucky's Cove inside O’Laughlin Hall located on 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. Although Weber Game room will be at O’Laughlin Hall, all programs and activities may be held at other facilities on the school’s main campus.

III. Activity Schedule
This schedule will be provided at the beginning of camp. The schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather or scheduling conflicts. All activities will be scheduled in 45 minute blocks (unless otherwise specified). See: Sample Daily schedule.

IV. Swim Days
Swimming will be held everyday, (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. There will be an alternate activity for campers who are not permitted to swim. Parents MUST notify camp staff if your child cannot swim.

V. Absences/Tardiness/Early Pickups
It is important that your children arrive no later than 9:15 a.m., or they will be considered tardy. It will be necessary to call our BUCkids office: 305-899-3063 and inform us of your child’s arrival time. A staff member will receive your child at our headquarters and will take your child to their current activity. Leaving camp prior to 4:00 p.m. is considered an early dismissal. Please call ahead or advise your camp counselor if your child needs to leave camp early on a particular day.

VI. Field Trips
Costs for special events are included with your regular tuition payment (Unless otherwise specified). All campers are required to participate in our field trips; there will be no alternate activities scheduled on special event days. We use buses that are approved by the Dade County School board.

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

  • Comfortable clothing (shorts, sneakers, T-shirt)
  • 2 Swimsuits, towel, and sunscreen on every day
  • Backpack or athletic bag for change of clothes and other items
  • Camp T-shirt everyday
  • Hat or visor (optional)
  • Swim goggles (optional)

What NOT to Bring:

  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Video Games
  • Radios/Walkmans/iPods
  • Cellular phones/iPads
  • Cellular phones/Beepers
  • Gum or candy

* Anything you deem valuable and/or irreplaceable

VIII. 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-shirts must be worn everyday.

IX. Refunds
Once a child has reported to the start of a week’s camp, there will be no opportunity
for a refund. This amount is also non-transferable.

X. 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.

XI. Meals
A hot lunch and a light afternoon snack is provided to all campers everyday. These meals are free of charge. All campers are also free to bring their own lunch and or snacks. If your child is allergic to certain foods or can not eat specific foods please inform a counselor. A meal schedule will be provided at the start of camp.

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

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning (exclude from activity)
  • Referral to director (parents are told at the end of the day)
  • Parents are called by director (child is picked up)
  • Dismissal

Once a child has reported to the start of a camp, that child is committed to the tuition for that week. Situations involving illness and emergencies will be handled on a “case-by-case” basis. Extreme situations like fighting or inappropriate behavior will result in immediate expulsion, (no refund).