Ashton Rosenberger, Recreation Coordinator
K.I.D.S. Camp has been providing fun-filled summers to local children since 1972. When the program started it was host to a mere 20 children each day. In 2018, over 200 children participated throughout the course of the program. Each year the Parks and Recreation Department’s K.I.D.S. Camp staff works hard to make each summer a unique and joyful experience for all our campers.
In 2019, K.I.D.S. Camp will have programming to present your child with a safe and fun-filled seven weeks of crafts, sports, games, experiments, swimming, trips, and friendships!
K.I.D.S. Camp is offered to children ages 7-12 years old. Camp is based out of Memorial Park and is from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday for 7 weeks. Camp check-in runs from 9:00am to 9:30am and check-out runs from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
2019 Registration will be available starting March 1st. Registration is available at QuakertownRec.com and individuals must create an account to register for camp. Registration is based on individual camp weeks, and will be open until noon the Friday before camp starts. Payment for the fees can either be paid by credit card on QuakertownRec.com, or after registering online, can pay offline by cash or check at Borough Hall. There is a no refund policy for the K.I.D.S. Camp.
Before and After Camp Care
New in 2019 – K.I.D.S. Camp will be offering Before and After Camp care. The child must be enrolled in camp for the same days as they wish to be enrolled in Before and/or After Camp. Before camp begins at 7:30am and carries into the start of the regular camp day of 9:00am. Campers may NOT be dropped off earlier than 7:30am. After Camp begins at the end of the camp day at 4:30pm and runs until 5:00pm. Campers MUST be picked up by 5:00pm. Late pick ups will result in an automatic fee added to your account. If the fee is not paid by the next day, access to camp will not be granted. More than three occurrences of lateness may result in removal of the After Camp Program.
New in 2019 – K.I.D.S. Camp received a grant from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Charities. With this grant, the Borough is able to offer a Financial Assistance Program designed as a “Helping Hand” for those in financial need. Financial assistance may be extended to individuals or families experiencing extreme temporary or long-term financial hardship based on income and family size. Financial Assistance is available on a case by case basis. Click here to download a Financial Assistance Application.
K.I.D.S. Camp is managed by a qualified staff of 3 Camp Supervisors and 17-20 Camp Counselors. The counselors, all of which are former K.I.D.S., are carefully selected and trained to help your child have the best possible experience. All members of the K.I.D.S. Camp staff are qualified and trained to provide quality care for our campers. All camp staff has completed a screening process that meets the requirements set forth by Quakertown Borough and all staff members are required to attend 3 training orientations. All staff members have obtained successful criminal background checks, child abuse clearances and FBI clearances. All staff are certified in First-Aid, and Camp Supervisors are trained in First-Aid and CPR.
Counselor in Training Program
Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is for kids ages 13-15 and is designed to offer qualified young adults an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills. Positions are limited. Those interested in the program must complete an application available at Quakertown.org/CIT
Each week K.I.D.S. Camp will offer field trips for the campers. Trips have a limited number of spots, and run on a first come first served basis. Trip registration will be available the week prior to the trip date and must be submitted and paid for the Friday prior to the trip.
Quakertown Community Pool Days
K.I.D.S. Camp visits the Quakertown Community Pool 1-3 times a week. Parents will be made aware of pool days at the start of each week. Pool visits are included in K.I.D.S. Camp registration.