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Day Camp 2021 Update:

Day Camp is a vital ministry extension of Dayspring. We have been the host church of Day Camp for over 20 years and hope this continues for many years to come. As we are continuing to navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus and how it is shaping our society, we are also having to look at doing Day Camp slightly different again this summer. At this time, we are still planning to have Day Camp beginning on Tuesday, June 1st and ending August 6th. However, because of a number of federal and state guidelines, we are going to have another summer with an altered Day Camp experience. We are going to have to limit the number of campers in each group and in each room. We are also making changes to our billing process. Below are details of those changes. Our hope is that these changes are for the summer of 2021 only.

We recognize that these changes will cause some of you to not be able to attend Day Camp this summer. Believe me, we wish we could operate the same way that we have for years. Unfortunately, that is not a valid option in this environment. We do apologize for not being able to accommodate as freely as we have in the past. Basically, instead of not offering Day Camp at all, we are trying to have the best option for families that truly need childcare assistance.

- Hours of operation - 7:30am-5:30pm; We will not be able to hold large numbers in the gym during the early and late hours of the day, like in the past. We will be able to host some for a limited time in large rooms with social distancing in mind.

- Lunches - we will NOT be offering lunches to purchase through Day Camp. This will remove the process of our staff handling each kids lunch. So, families will need to pack lunches daily. Also, the campers will be eating in their classrooms and not in the large group fellowship hall. We will have snacks for sale daily.

- Field Trips - We are planning to have ONE field trip per week. We will generally use Thursday as our field trip day, but we will not be able to do daily field trips.

- Cost - We will continue billing the same as summer of 2020 and charge a weekly rate of $110 per week for 2021. This is $10 per week more and will help cover the ONE field trip per week.

- Billing - one of the biggest perks of Day Camp is that you are only charged for the days that you attend. We have decades of history of how registration numbers will matriculate into reality. This historical data allows us to manage and schedule counselors. However, with the classroom size restrictions and ensuring that groups do not exceed the allowed number, we are having to change our billing process. We are going to continue to invoice families every Monday and you will prepay through an automated payment process for the upcoming week. However, we are going to ask you to commit to the entire summer, 10 weeks, at $110 per week (week 1 will be $90 for the short week) - $1080 for the summer. This is the only way that we can ensure class size and knowing how many counselors that we need daily.

Again, our desire is to help families that need childcare assistance. We also hope that Day Camp 2022 is back to what we have provided in the past. Today’s environment requires adaptability in so many ways. If you have registered already and these changes will not accommodate your needs, please email daycamp@dayspring.church and we will refund your $50 registration fee. If you have any questions, please send those to the same email and we will respond as promptly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and for being understanding as we navigate today’s environment.

For kids who have completed K5 through 6th grade (offered only during the summer)

Online Registration for Summer Day Camp 2021 will begin on March 8th!  Registration is $50 per child. Weekly tuition is $110 per week, per child. Once you register online you are enrolled in Day Camp, you will receive an invitation to the Day Camp Portal.  Within the Day Camp Portal, you will be able pay your balance, print statements and tax receipts, update your Child’s information and add contacts with the ability to pick up your child.  

Due to previous summers of large unpaid balances at the end of the summer, we are moving to a mandatory automatic payment system.  Each Monday you will be invoiced and charged for all 5 days of camp for that week.  This will allow us to be able to continue to serve you and your family as effectively as possible, while also maintaining safe restrictions.  So, we will no longer accept check or cash payments in person, everything will be done online.  This is also safer and more efficient for our staff.  

Registration will be open on March 8, 2021.  The green links below are updated for Day Camp 2021.

Click here for RETURNING CAMPER REGISTRATION!

Click here for NEW CAMPER REGISTRATION!

Click here for the PARENT PORTAL!

Click here for the LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION!

Click here for our DAY CAMP 2021 brochure complete with all the details you need to know.

If you are interested in being a Day Camp Counselor, please fill out this 2021 COUNSELOR APPLICATION. 

For questions about your account, email daycamp@dayspring.church.

Day Camp direct line – 251.445.6974