POLICIES AND CHECKLIST
AKS SUMMER CAMP 2020
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Adamson’s Karate seeks to develop strong, confident, independent young people. Parents are not allowed to visit during camp. Your camper will have a junior counselor directly responsible for them and an adult head counselor. We have licensed nurses on our Adamson’s staff.
FFA LEADERSHIP CENTER OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Phone #: (317) 878-5464 (Please limit calls to emergencies only.)
You MUST provide transportation for your child to and from the camp.
CLASSIC CAMP (July 12-17)
Junior Counselors and Instructors will arrive at 1pm on July 12th for our leadership meeting. You MUST arrive on time as we have a lot to cover and need to check you in.
Campers staying in the girls cabins, tents, and lodge will arrive at 3pm on July 12th to check-in at the Octagon building. We will have signs and staff to help direct you where to go. Campers staying in the boys cabins will arrive at 4pm.
We ask that you please be respectful of other families as many folks will be attempting to social distance at check-in. Parents will not be going to the cabins. Our staff will guide your camper to their cabin/tent area where the head counselors will help them set up.
DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3PM AS WE WILL NOT BE READY FOR YOU.
WEEKEND CAMP (July 10-12) AND EXTENDED (July 10-17)
All campers will arrive at 2pm on July 10th. Due to fewer campers and staff, everyone will be in cabins during the weekend, even extended campers who may be in tents the rest of the week. If you are a junior counselor for the extended week, you will go through some brief instruction for the weekend and then will attend the Junior Leadership meeting on Sunday.
All medications need to be in a clear Ziploc bag, labeled with camper name, medication name, time to be given and medication instructions. Prescription medications must be in a prescription bottle, box, or have a copy of the prescription label. Medications will be checked in with the nurse upon check-in. If your child receives medications at multiple times per day, please use separate bags for medications for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime, and/or As Needed. Medications listed on medical waiver MUST match medications given at camp.
We will have generic antihistamines and pain relievers/fever reducers on hand.
Shaving cream will also be turned in at check-in.
ELECTRONICS AT CAMP
Only campers and staff 18 years and older will be allowed cell phones or electronics at camp. We have a Facebook page called Adamson's Karate Summer Camp for you to see pictures and videos of camp every day. Simply request to join and we'll add you!
REMEMBER, CAMP COUNTS FOR CLASS HOURS AND AS EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES!
Please check with your Sensei on how many class hours they will count camp for.
Instead of a demo on Friday this year, we will be taking video of the classes showcasing their progress and posting in the private Facebook Summer Camp group.
Check out will be performed at the octagon this year instead of at the cabins. Our staff will ensure that your camper is packed and will guide them to the octagon for pickup.
Cabin check out for the boys cabins will be held at 10:00am. Check out for the girls cabins, tents, and lodge will be held at 10:45am.
All campers must be picked up by 12:00 NOON.
A late fee of $25 will be charged for each 15 minutes after 12:00 noon. Please be prompt! We will have been with campers all week and we will need to go home.
WEEKEND AND EXTENDED CAMP
For our weekend campers, your pickup time will be at 10:30am on July 12th at the octagon.
A late fee of $25 will be charged for each 15 minutes after 11:30am. Please be prompt! We will have more campers arriving later that day for the week and need to clean and prepare.
Our extended week campers will attend lunch and then the junior leadership meeting at 1pm.
Failure to follow the rules of the camp may result in dismissal from the camp.
Failure to follow the directions of your counselors may result in dismissal from the camp.
Any vandalism will result in dismissal from the camp.
Those who get sick or develop a fever will be sent home.
NO Refunds will be given!
THERE IS A DANCE THURSDAY NIGHT!
It will look a lot different this year, but we will be conducting a dance and special outdoor activities Thursday night. Don’t forget to bring a costume that fits our camp theme for the dance! (Must meet dress code.)
Must have eye protection that covers the entire eye. Safety goggles, airsoft goggles/glasses, and paintball masks work best. Sunglasses will not be allowed as eye protection.
SPRING WEAPONS ONLY. No CO2 or electric.
Must be a black belt or 13 and up to play.
Biodegradable pellets only.
SUMMER CAMP CHECKLIST
PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON EVERYTHING!!!
FOR ALL CAMPERS
PICNIC BLANKET! We will be eating outside when possible!
Two pairs of shoes: One pair of sneakers or sandals that strap on for working out AND one pair of sandals, flip flops, etc. that can get very wet.
A change of clothes for every day. (We recommend shorts and t-shirts) Please check the dress code to see what is appropriate to wear for camp. Extra clothes are encouraged!
Their karate belt. (They MUST wear their karate belts during the morning and afternoon classes!)
Something appropriate to wear to the dance on Thursday night. (Costumes that follow the theme AND our dress code!)
Raincoat or poncho
Swimsuit(s) (NO bikini type swimsuits for girls and NO speedo type swimsuit for boys)
Towels (3 are recommended)
Sleeping bag and pillow or sheets, blanket and pillow.
Dirty clothes bag (preferably a large mesh bag)
Comb, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, washcloth, towel, etc. (Everyone is required to shower and brush their teeth daily! Otherwise it’s gonna be a gross week)
A water bottle (with their name on it!) Every child MUST have a water bottle.
Sunscreen AND bug spray
Flashlight with extra batteries
1 can of aerosol NON-MENTHOL shaving cream. (One can per child for the shaving cream games) This will be turned in at check-in.
TENT CAMPERS SHOULD ALSO BRING
Your tent, sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad, folding lawn chair to put outside your tent if you want. Extra blanket/pillow case are a good idea too.
We will have electricity at the cabin pavilion. We recommend a fan (It’s going to be a hot week!) an extension cable, and a power strip to run to your tent.
Disposable camera! Go old school and capture some fun memories
Water gun (Almost everyone at camp, including the counselors will have some kind of water gun. Anything from a water-pistol to a backpack super-soaker is acceptable!) PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THESE. Water guns can only be used at specific times when allowed by counselors and are NOT allowed to be used indoors.
SHODAN HOS: bring all gear you need for boot camps (rubber and wooden nunchaku, headgear, handpads, mouthguard, chest protector, history book, etc.) Class will look a little different outdoors this year, but please bring your gear.
If your child will need to take medications during camp, please make sure that they are listed correctly on their medical waiver. If there are any changes to medications between turning in the waiver and summer camp, please let us know! Information given on waiver MUST match medications given at camp. All medications need to be in a clear Ziploc bag, labeled with camper name, medication name, time to be given and medication instructions. Prescription medications cannot be loose in a ziploc bag! They must be in a container with the prescription label in a ziploc marked with the time it needs to be given. Medications will be checked in with the nurse upon check-in. If your child receives medications at multiple times per day, please use separate bags for medications for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and/or Bedtime.
DO NOT SEND SNACKS WITH YOUR CHILD. SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CAMP. THE FFA CAMP DOES NOT ALLOW CAMPERS TO HAVE SNACKS. DO NOT BRING POCKET KNIVES, BB GUNS, HATCHETS, SLINGSHOTS, PAINTBALL GUNS, ETC. DO NOT BRING BALLOONS. (THE FFA CAMP DOES NOT ALLOW WATER BALLOON FIGHTS.) DO NOT BRING JEWELRY OR OTHER VALUABLES TO CAMP.
THE DRESS CODE FOR CAMP IS AS FOLLOWS:
T-shirts, shorts, shoes or sandals are to be worn at ALL times, except while swimming. No spaghetti-strap tank tops will be allowed. Tank tops with sleeves at least three-fingers thick will be allowed, however no undergarments should be showing underneath. No suggestive, harassing, or degrading t-shirts will be allowed. NO bare-midriff tops. Shorts must not be too short and shirts must not be too low cut. All undergarments should be covered.