Summer Day Camps 2020

In order for your child to participate in RARA Summer Day Camps, the below forms must be filled out and  TURNED IN THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE CAMP STARTS.

2020 Summer Day Camp Medical, Photo, and General Liability Form

2020 Summer Day Camp Behavior Promise Form

Optional: 2020 Summer Day Camp Walking Permission Slip

Please turn these forms into the RARA 500 Building Main Office or email it to csr@rararecreation.org. Please fill out forms completely, including date of last tetanus shot. These forms will only need to be filled out once for the entire summer.

NOTICE: If your child's forms are not turned in on time, your child will not be able to participate in camp.

 

 

Latchkey (Before/After Camp Care)

Latchkey is before and after camp care that is an unstructured, camp staff supervised, optional service. It is $4 per hour per child charged in 15 minute increments.

Latchkey totals will be tallied by camp staff then billed to you weekly by the RARA office staff. Camp staff do not have the ability to take payment on site.

If your Latchkey bill is not paid by the due date, you will be charged a late fee and your account will be frozen until the bill is paid.

Latchkey Hours:

          Camp Blue Jay: 7am-10am and 3pm-6pm

          All Other Camps:7am-9am and 4pm-6pm

 

Latchkey Location: Same location as your camp

 

What to Bring to Camp

Please bring items below every day:

  • Non-perishable lunch and snack (please put camper's name on it)
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • (No electronics allowed)

 

Camp Locations:

---Rochester Municipal Park: Lion Shelter (Grey/Tan Building near Tennis Courts and Rochester Police Department)

  • Camp Blue Jay ( 4 to 5 year olds) (Campers stay at the park unless there's a field trip)
  • Camp Cardinal (5 year olds who have completed Kindergarden to 8 year olds)
  • Camp Raven (9 to 13 year olds)

---Bloomer Park: Stone Shelter

  • Sports Camp (Ages 6 to 12 years old vary each week)
  • Specialty Camp (Ages 6 to 13 years old vary each week)

Counselor in Training (CIT)

What is a Counselor in Training?

RARA has a Counselor in Training (CIT) Program throughout the summer for volunteers entering 8th grade or older who are interested in learning the employment side of camp. CIT's volunteer their time to help out at RARA Summer Day Camps. The goals of this program are to delevop enthusiatic, motivational, and responsible leaders who will interact with teens, children, and adults to create meaningful relationships. CIT's will gain leadership, self-confidence, develop self-esteem, create a strong work ethic, gain marketable skills, and enjoy recreational activities. They are introduced to what future employment opportunities might look like. They are role models for children and teens in RARA Summer Day Camps and promote participation and teamwork while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

Qualifications:

CIT's must be entering 8th grade or higher by the upcoming fall and should have some experience working with children. RARA is looking for individuals who possess leadership qualities, are enthusiastic, and motivated. CIT's must have a sincere passion for working with children and adults.

Responsibilities:

  • Each volunteer will be responsible for assisting with setting and cleaning up all activities and participating in all camp activities, games, crafts, swim time, etc.
  • Interact with campers and fellow workers
  • Maintain communication with camp counselors and directors
  • Project a positive attitude
  • Cooperate with fellow employees and volunteers

Participation:

All interested volunteers will fill out an application, interview, and be scheduled for a minimum of one week of work.

 

How to be a CIT:

  • Complete the Counselor-In-Training Online Application (CIT Application) at the RARA website.
    • Once you have submitted your online application, CIT's will be contacted to schedule an interview (interviews will be scheduled on select days in late May)
  • Have a parent or guardian fill out the volunteer medical form (CIT Medical Formand bring it to your interview.
  • Attend the Counselor-In-Training Orientation (if you are chosen to be a CIT)
    • Pay the $10 CIT Fee (includes staff shirt)

RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Email us at Info@RARARecreation.org