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Welcome to Camp Patriots!
Welcome to the City of Port Wentworth Leisure Services Camp Patriots! We know there are many choices when it comes to camp and we thank you for choosing to send your child(ren) to Camp Patriots.
Camp Patriots Goals
The goal of Camp Patriots is to help its participants between the ages of 6 and 12 grow physically, mentally and emotionally all while having fun. Campers will use the City of Port Wentworth’s facilities to engage in challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the guidance of caring and well-trained counselors. Camp Patriots is designed to provide your child(ren) with a unique rewarding experience.
The registration fee for Camp Patriots is:
The weekly rate is:
Parents are asked to drop off campers between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival, please sign in your camper at the front door of the P.B. Edwards Jr. Gymnasium. Children will not be allowed drop-off without being signed in.
Parents are asked to pick-up their camper no later than 6:00 p.m. For early pick-up, please notify the Leisure Services Director as soon as possible by calling 912-966-7428.
Please note that no camper will be released in the care of a child under the age of 18. A picture I.D. will be required for verification before the camper can be released.
Parents are encouraged to participate in special activities with their children during the camp day. We also know that some parents may have a special talent or skill that they would like to share or teach. If you are interested in participating or volunteering during camp, please speak with the Leisure Services Director so arrangements can be made.
A camper’s behavior is a great concern to us. We expect all campers to respect, listen and follow the camp staff’s instruction. We also expect our counselors to treat the campers with respect and courtesy. We have a behavior form that needs to be signed by the child and the parent and returned to Leisure Services Department before any child can start camp.
Bullying is the nation’s growing trend of peer on peer abuse. Camp staff is trained on preventing, recognizing and dealing with this behavior; but, we also need help from the parents to assist us in addressing these situations. Encourage your camper to speak up and tell camp staff if they are being bullied.
Medical Treatment Standards and Guidelines
The City of Port Wentworth is committed to providing your child with a safe and healthy camping experience. We will contact the parent or legal guardian immediately should care be given and/or the services of physicians are required.
Medication and Medical Concerns During Camp
The City of Port Wentworth will assist those campers who have prescription medications. In order to do this, the parent or guardian must complete and sign the City of Port Wentworth Medical Authorization Form and turn it in to the Leisure Services Director. Any medication must be in the original container with the prescription label and directions on the container.
When Illness/Health Concerns Occur During Camp
When your camper is ill for any reason, please do not bring him/her to camp that day. It is our policy not to accept campers when any communicable disease is present. This is a preventive measure to protect the other campers. If your camper comes to camp ill or becomes ill at camp, you will be notified to pick up your camper. If you cannot get here within 1 hour, you must make other arrangements for his/her pick up.
It is also the parent’s responsibility to make sure that all provided phone contact numbers are working numbers. If at any time the number is not working, the parent must provide new numbers. If a parent does not provide the proper information and it continually becomes difficult to reach someone due to insufficient information, it can result in dismissal from the program.
What will I need for camp?
The following items are needed to ensure that your camper will have a fun-filled day. Please label your child belongings with a permanent marker:
- Athletic Shoes and Socks (no sandals, flip flops, Crocs, or Heely’s)
- Lunch (w/drinks and snacks in a lunch box or cooler)
- Duffel bag or book bag
- Sunglasses/Cap or Hat
- Water bottle
What is a typical day at camp like?
- Pre-Camp (parent drop off) 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Camp Starts 9:00 a.m. (opening ceremony and announcements)
- Small group activities
- Snack- Lunch- Large group activities
- Snack- (closing ceremony)
- Post Camp (parent pick up) 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
- Pick up by 6:00 p.m.
Please note that we will be outside every day, weather permitting. Exposure to outdoor elements will occur, so please take this into consideration when preparing for camp activities. All campers will be required to stay with their group and go outside.
Week (1) May 22-May 26 - Aloha to Summer Time Week
Week (2) May 30-June 2 Closed Monday - Moving and Grooving Week
Week (3) June 5-9 - Back to the Future Week
Week (4) June 12-16 - Sizzling Safety Week
Week (5) June 19-23 - Earth Week
Week (6) June 26-30 - Pay It Forward Week
Week (7) July 5-7 Closed Monday - Let Freedom Ring
Week (8) July 10-14 – Super Hero Week
Week (9) July 17-21 – Wallow, Splatter, and Splash Week
Week (10) July 24-28 – Race to the Finish “Olympic Week”
What field trips and special activities take place during camp?
Special activities and field trips are scheduled throughout each week of Camp Patriots. You will be notified about all upcoming events by camp staff. Please pay by the deadline to ensure your camper’s spot for each of the weeks.
A Field Trip Permission Statement is included on the Camp Registration Form. Campers will not be allowed to leave the campsite or the City of Port Wentworth gymnasium without this statement being signed by a parent or legal guardian.
What's for lunch?
We will have picnic lunches daily! Children must bring their lunch, drink (no soda) and eating utensils (plastic ware) everyday unless specified. Lunches will NOT be refrigerated or heated in the microwave. Due to an active schedule, please make lunches healthy and nutritious and not easily spoiled. Drinking fountains are available throughout the day. Children are encouraged to drink plenty of water and to carry a water bottle with them. Please label the outside of your child'd lunch box/container, as many look alike. Refer to www.choosemyplate.gov for examples of a healthy lunch.
What if I lose my valuables while at camp?
Do not bring ANY items of value such as, but not limited to, cell phones, I-Pods, CD players, CDs, DVDs, handheld games, trading cards, toys, movies, etc. If your camper brings any valuables to camp, it will be taken up and returned to you at the time of pick up that same day. If it is brought back, it will be taken away for one week and returned to the parent at the end of the 5 days at the time of parent pick up.
There will be a designated area for Lost and Found. Please check this daily. Unclaimed items will be donated on a bi-weekly basis. The City of Port Wentworth will not be responsible for the loss of valuables or personal property items. It will be your camper’s responsibility to keep up with his/her belongings, not the City of Port Wentworth, or the camp staff.
305 South Coastal Highway
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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