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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 desk 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 child(ren) 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 instructions. We also expect our counselors to treat the campers with respect and courtesy. With this in mind, it is asked that each child and parent sign and return, to the Leisure Services Department, the Behavior Contract Form before the child starts 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 a physician is 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 are unable to do so within 1 hour, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to 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(rens) belongings with a permanent marker:
- Athletic Shoes and Socks (no sandals, flip flops, Crocs, or Heely’s)
- Snacks (w/drinks 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 at 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 28 - May 31 | Moving & Grooving Closed Monday, May 27th Memorial Day
Week (2) June 3 - June 7 | Back to the Future
Week (3) June 10 - June 14 | Sizzling Safety
Week (4) June 17 - June 21 | Earth Week
Week (5) June 24 - June 28 | Pay It Forward
Week (6) July 1 - July 5 | Let Freedom Ring Closed Thursday, July 4th Independence Day and Friday, July 5th
Week (7) July 5-7 Closed Monday - Let Freedom Ring
Week (8) July 8 - July 12 | Super Hero
Week (9) July 15 - July 19 | Wallow, Splatter, and Splash
Week (10) July 22 - July 26 – 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 the week he/she will attend.
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?
A hot breakfast and lunch will be served daily! Children must bring their own snacks, (no soda) unless otherwise specified, in a lunch box or cooler. Please label the outside of your child's lunch box/container, as many look alike. Children are also encouraged to drink plenty of water and to carry a water bottle with them at all times. Drinking fountains are available throughout the day as well. Due to an active schedule, please make snack choices healthy, nutritious and not easily spoiled. Refer to www.choosemyplate.gov for examples of a healthy snack and much more!
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.
7224 GA Highway 21
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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