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Rec Kids provides a safe, fun place perfect for state licensed child care when you need it. Choose days based on your work & play schedule. Kids ages 5-12 years old are welcome. Currently available in Gypsum and coming back to Edwards this winter!

These camps are state licensed, so State Required Rec Kids Forms must be filled out every year in order to register. Please email your 2020-2021 forms to RecKids@MountainRec.org or submit at any of our facilities. Allow 48 hours for processing.

2020-2021 Dates & Information

  • Gypsum Rec Center7:30am-5:30pm

    Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 7:30am-5:30pm

    When Eagle County Schools are out, we are in! Rec Kids offers a safe, nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem and provides youth opportunities to participate in a variety of developmentally positive lifelong leisure activities when Eagle County Schools are not in session.

    Availability: Full-Day

    Ages: 5-12 years old

    Cost: $45/Full-Day

    2020-2021 Dates

    Dates
    Oct 28th
    Nov 4th
    Nov 11th
    Nov 18th
    Nov 23rd- Nov 25th
    Dec 2nd
    Dec 9th
    Dec 16th
    Dec 21st- Dec 23rd
    Dec 28th- Dec 30th
    Jan 4th
    Feb 15th- Feb 19th
    Mar 19th
    Mar 22nd
    Apr 19th- Apr 23rd

     

    Register Here

  • Edwards Field House7:30am-5:30pm

    Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 7:30am-5:30pm

    When Eagle County Schools are out, we are in! Rec Kids offers a safe, nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem and provides youth opportunities to participate in a variety of developmentally positive lifelong leisure activities when Eagle County Schools are not in session.

    Availability: Full-Day

    Ages: 5-12 years old

    Cost: $45/Full-Day

    2020-2021 Dates

    Dates
    Nov 23rd- Nov 25th
    Dec 21st- Dec 23rd
    Dec 28th- Dec 30th
    Jan 4th

     

    Register Here

Thank You

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s care during this unprecedented time.  We have implemented some new childcare program protocols and are taking many steps to ensure the safety of your child and our staff, while adhering to the guidelines set forth by Eagle County Public Health, CDC and the Colorado Department of Early Childhood.

Social Distancing & Sanitization Requirements

  • Staff & Facility Requirements
    • All Colorado State Childcare Licensing staff training requirements will be upheld.
    • All staff will be trained on added cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures.
    • All staff are required to wear face masks.
    • All staff entering the facility will complete a screening form and temp check daily.
    • Staff will NOT be allowed to work if they are feeling ill or have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, new loss of taste or smell.
    • All Colorado State Childcare Licensing facility requirements will be upheld.
    • All surfaces will be sanitized when a group leaves an area, prior to a new group entering.
    • Staff will carry hand sanitizer with them at all times.
    • All high-touch areas will be disinfected at the close of every evening. (e.g. light switches, doorknobs, sinks and water taps, toilets, flushers, craft supplies and assigned 6×6 areas, etc.).

     

    A complete list of additional facility safety protocols, specific to COVID 19, can be provided to you per request.  To request this detailed information, please contact Anna Englehart at aenglehart@mountainrec.org

  • Checking In and Checking Out

    Drop Off/ Pick Up:

    Gypsum: Please come in through the main entrance of the Gypsum Rec Center. One of our front desk staff will direct you to our program space where you can drop off your camper. If the facility is locked at the time of your arrival or you need to reach camp staff during a program day you can reach us at 970-376-0911.

    Edwards: Please come in through the main entrance of the Edwards Field House. One of our front desk staff will direct you to our program space where you can drop off your camper. If the facility is locked at the time of your arrival or you need to reach camp staff during a program day you can reach us at 970-343-0574.

    Additional notes:         

    • During drop off/ pick up we ask that all persons entering the building wear a face mask.
    • Camp staff will take be taking campers’ temperature and ask COVID-19 screening questions. Campers with a temperature over 99.2 will not be permitted to attend camp.
    • We are using the Eagle County recommendations when determining if campers can safely attend our programs.
    • If you would like to pick up your child(ren) early from the program, that pick-up time must be communicated to staff ahead of time as best as possible
    • Personal toys will not be allowed to be brought in.
    • Visitors will not be allowed during the camp day.
    • Children may not sign themselves in and out even with parent permission.
    • Groups size will be determined during each phase of public health orders and meet social distancing program guidelines.

     

  • Daily Safety Precautions & Activity Transitions

    Daily Safety Precautions

    • All staff and campers will wear a mask.
    • Masks will not be required during meals, time spent outside, and while in the pool.
    • Increased hand washing during meals and activity transitions. Additionally we will have hand sanitizer available at all times to be used when we are outside of our facilities.
    • Temperature checks throughout the program day. If a camper has a temperature over 99.2 you will be notified and you will be required to pick up your camper.
    • Program rooms and equipment will be disinfected every evening.
    • Camp Leads/Counselors will follow program guidelines to maintain social distancing.
    • Each camper will be assigned a 6×6 square area taped on the floor where they will keep all their personal belongs and do individual activities.
    • Mealtimes: trading or sharing food will not be allowed.
    • Staff are required to complete a daily questionnaire checking for COVID symptoms.

    Camper Safety

    • We will be providing a face mask to your child each day of camp once our supply arrives the first week of June.
      • There will be a 2-3 day rotation of masks that will be washed and dried on high heat each night.
      • Campers are required to wear a face mask when:
        • Entering or exiting the facility
        • During transition times between activities
        • During restroom and hand washing breaks
        • When doing an activity where social distancing of 3-6ft throughout the entirety of the activity may not be attainable.
      • Campers are not required to wear a face mask when:
        • Eating snacks or lunch
        • Doing individual crafts, silent reading, journaling, or any other activity in their assigned area
        • Doing outside activities and games where social distancing of 3-6ft throughout the entirety of the activity can be attained.
    • Rooms are split into weekly campers and daily campers.
    • Max numbers per room are based off the square footage and the 6ft social distancing guidelines.
      • Gypsum Rec Center can take 8 weekly campers and 10 daily campers:
        • Ratios are 10:1 or less
        • Each camper will be assigned a 6×6 square area taped on the floor where they will keep all their personal belongs and do individual activities
        • Line up lines for transitioning between stations will be taped off on the floors
      • Edwards Field House can take 10 weekly campers and 10 daily campers:
        • Ratios are 10:1 or less
        • Each camper will be assigned a 6×6 square area taped on the floor where they will keep all their personal belongs and do individual activities
        • Line up lines for transitioning between stations will be taped off on the floors
    • The daily schedule will be posted in each room, each day.
    • Groups/rooms will be rotating through stations throughout the day. Stations that will be utilized:
      • Gypsum – Community rooms, Lundgren Theatre stage and grass area, turf field and softball field at the Gypsum Sports Complex
      • Edwards – Fitness and Rec Kids rooms, Edwards Sports Complex fields/outdoor areas
      • Activities will include, but are not limited to:Arts and crafts, outside games, water games, nature hikes, yoga, fitness challenges, silent reading, journaling, guest visitors and more!
  • If A Child Is Sick

    In the event staff has concern that a child is sick, the following will take place:

    • The Director will designate a room/space to isolate a sick child and an aide will supervise that child while maintaining appropriate distancing
    • Temperature will be checked.
    • Parents will be called to pick up the child (the child must meet eligibility requirements before returning to camp).
    • Director/Staff will document information and report to Public Health if deemed necessary
    • COVID-19 is a reportable condition – a positive case (kids or staff) must be reported to the Health Department

Important Parent Information

  • Parent Checklist

    Drop Off & Pick Up Times:  7:30-8:30 am Morning Drop-Off

    4:30-5:30 pm Afternoon Pick-Up

    If you are planning to pick-up/ drop-off your camper outside of these windows please communicate this with our camp staff.

    2019-2020 Parent Handbook

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    State Required Paperwork:

    Our Rec Kids Day Camps are required to be licensed by the State of Colorado just like public schools and daycare facilities. The state required forms must be filled out and signed by a legal guardian and approved by our staff before you can register your child for Rec Kids.

    The state also requires that these forms be filled out annually. To align with the start of the school year, our forms are valid from September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. These forms help ensure the safety of your child in emergency situations and inform our staff of any special health or behavioral concerns.

    Please note that we need a physical address for all emergency contacts, authorized pick-ups, and medical providers.


    Additional Forms As Needed:


    What to Bring to Camp:

    • Face mask
    • Healthy Lunch & 2 Snacks
    • Swimsuit and towel for outdoor water games
    • Water Bottle
    • Closed Toe Shoes
    • Jacket
    • Hat
    • Swimsuit and towel for outdoor water games
    • Suncreen (please apply sunscreen BEFORE drop-off, but we will reapply throughout the day)
    • Pencil Case of markers, crayons, pens, pencils, and scissors
      • We will have individual art supply kits available as well, but we ask that you bring your own if you have them readily available to help avoid the use of high touch, shared materials.
    • Backpack to hold all belongings
    • Book/workbook/quiet activity for Silent Reading Time


    What Not to Bring to Camp:

    • Food that required refrigeration/microwaves
    • Money
    • Electronics
    • Toys, Playing Cards
    • Blankets
    • Stuffed Animals
  • Medications

    If your child needs to receive medication during camp, please complete the Medication Permission Form, available online at MountainRec.org or any Mountain Rec facility. This form must be signed by both a parent as well as a person with Prescriptive Authority (Medical Professional). All medicine must be kept in its original container and have a legible label stating the child’s name, directions for dosage, prescription number, name of medication, date filled and physician’s name. All unused medication will be returned to the parent/guardian at the end of each camp day, week or session. Medication must be given to the Camp Director or Lead Counselor at sign in. All medication, with exception of asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens, will be kept by the Camp Medication Administrator or locked in a secure area.

  • Late Pick-Up

    There will be a fee for late pick-up of your camper after. The fee is $1 per minute per child and is due at the time of late pick-up. Any overdue fees will result in the child(ren) not being accepted into camp until it has been paid. There will be no refunds for days missed due to lack of payment on a late fee.

  • FAQ'S

    It won’t let me register for a day. What can I do?
    There are two reasons that our registration software would block registration; if your kid’s state required forms were not submitted yet/approved or if the date is full. Still having issues? Email RecKids@MountainRec.org.

     

    What is your refund policy?
    NEW! As of January 1st, 2020 our Refund and Cancellation Policy will be updated. See full policy details HERE

    Please note:

    • Refunds requested within 2 weeks of the program start date will not be considered for a refund.
    • If refund is approved, credit will be applied to your MR account minus the $15 administrative fee.

     

    Vending Machines | Microwaves | Refrigerators
    Children are no longer allowed to get snacks from the vending machines. Please send them with 2 or more healthy snacks each day. Campers that bring money will not be able to use the vending machine. In addition, do not send food that needs the use of a refrigerator or microwave. We are required to stay within our ratios, we do not have enough staffing to be able to warm up campers foods.

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