Summer Camp Policies and FAQs

Before registering, be sure to read through the following Camp Policies and FAQs

Please note that we are continually evaluating and updating our policies to ensure the safety of all campers and staff. In advance of the beginning of each camp, our staff will hold a parent orientation to give updates and answer questions. (Last updated 5/28/2020)

Registration

Can I register my child for an older age group?

Our camps are designed by age groups to ensure the best possible academic and social environment. Children should be registered based on the grade they will be in next school year (Fall 2020).

What should I do if my child has special needs?

Inclusion is important to us at the Leonardo and we work to make accommodations whenever possible, please contact the Camp Coordinator at camps@theleonardo.org for more info.

Do I need to complete any additional paperwork?

Please complete the liability and release form for your child after registering for camp. The Leonardo reserves the right to cancel your registration if this form is not submitted at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp. If you are unable to complete this form or have any questions, reach out to Camps@TheLeonardo.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made more than two weeks before the start of camp will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations will be made on a case-by-case basis after. You may transfer to another camp session if the request is made at least two weeks before the start of both camps (subject to availability). Contact the Summer Camp Coordinator with your child’s name and camp information at camps@theleonardo.org to request a cancellation or transfer.

Camp Policies

What are the behavior expectations of children?

Camp staff will establish expected behavior guidelines at the beginning of each session. When a child does not observe the expected guidelines the summer day camp staff will try to refocus students on the activities. Should refocus attempts be unsuccessful staff will implement the some or all of the following steps.

  • Verbal request from leaders
  • Time out from activity

If anti-social behavior continues, parents will be notified of the situation and problem solving ideas will be discussed for reinforcement at home as well as during camp hours. Should behavior still be an issue after parental discussion & intervention efforts, we reserve the right to take the following steps.

  • Suspension from camp for 2-5 days (no refund)
  • Permanent suspension from camp (no refund)

Severity Clause: At the staff’s discretion, any consequence can by bypassed due to the severity of the behavior.

What is the typical camp size?

We have limited our camp groups to 8 students per group. Students will remain 6 feet apart from each other at all times.

What does my child need to wear to camp?

Please wear a mask, comfortable clothing that can get messy, and closed toe shoes to camp.

What should my child bring?

Please clearly label your child’s items with their name. Your child should bring:

      • A mask
      • A refillable water bottle
      • Food for lunch and snack. We are a nut-free zone! Please check each label.
      • A book, coloring book, or any other individual activity to entertain your child during pick up / drop off.
      • Sunblock / Sunscreen
      • (Optional) Individual Tissues / Hand Sanitizer
      • A backpack / bag to hold all items.

What cleaning and safety protocols are in place due to COVID 19?

The Leonardo has extensively changed our cleaning protocols to do everything possible to ensure the museum is safe for campers. We have increased cleaning frequency and updated protocols, are providing masks for all staff and campers and are following social distancing protocols. If you have any questions, our staff is available and happy to provide information.

Emergencies

What if my child is sick during camp?

Due to the contagious nature of some illnesses, children with the following symptoms should not attend camp. Please notify The Leonardo day camp program if your child contracts a contagious disease, such as whooping cough, German or regular measles. We will then notify families.

  • Elevated temperature
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Sore or discharging eyes or ears, profuse nasal discharge.
  • Diagnosed contagious diseases such as strep throat or chicken pox
  • Children will not be admitted to camp if their temperature exceeds 101* and/or they are exhibiting symptoms.

Who can I contact during the day if I need to leave an emergency message concerning my child?

Call The Leonardo at 801-531-9800 and ask to speak with the Summer Camp Coordinator.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Drop-off and pick-up will be contactless and outdoors at the Field Trip Entrance on 500 S. Only adults listed on the liability and release form you completed will be allowed to pick up your child. You must provide a federal issue photo identification to drop off and pick up a child from The Leonardo. No child will be released without the presence of photo ID.

Your child’s temperature will be taken before they are admitted to camp. Any child with a fever of 101* or higher will be sent home.

Can my child leave camp on his or her own?

Children will be released only to parents/guardians or previously authorized adults, unless you have signed an authorization stating that your child is capable of leaving on their own. This option is only available for children 13 and up.

What if I am late to pick my child up?

Parents will be charged $1.00 for every minute a child is left at The Leonardo after the end of their pick up period (12:30 for morning camps, 4:30 for afternoon camps, 5:30 for those paying for Late Care). After 15 minutes, we will contact the child’s emergency contacts. If no one has arrived or contacted us within 45 minutes, a $50.00 late fee will be due immediately.

What if someone who isn’t authorized must pick up our child?

Contact the Summer Camp Coordinator as soon as possible to let our staff know of any changes to your pick up / drop off approval list.

Lunch and Snacks

Campers enrolled in a morning and afternoon camp will eat lunch at the museum under supervision of a staff member. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing a lunch and snack for their child each day. Please make sure all food items do not need refrigeration or microwave heating.

What should my child bring for snack and/or lunch?

Campers will take a short break to eat a snack during each camp session. Any snack should be brought by the child each day. We ask that you avoid nut-based products or any items that frequently cause allergic reactions. Children attending both morning and afternoon sessions will have time to eat lunch between sessions. The Leonardo does not provide lunch.