At Kid Explorer Club, we commit to providing every camper the best and safest possible club experience. From our programming to our policies, everything we do is steeped in our philosophical pillars of building holistically healthy kids through engagement with understanding, caring & professional counselors, as well as the Kid Explorer Club X 9 laying the foundation for future success.
- Sibling Discount
- Buddy Policy
- “Walk-Up” Registration Information
- Credit & Refund Policies
- Completing Appropriate Camper Health Forms, Identity Forms &
- Illness & Lice Policy
- Discipline Policy
- Potty Training Policy
- Sunscreen Policy
- Policy on Electronics, Toys, Trading Cards & Pins
Sibling discounts are available all school year long to give you 5% off of the second club member registered.
*Discount Rules & Regulations
- Weeks are accumulated on a per-participant (not per-family) basis
- The discount is applied to weeks purchased in a single transaction, and may not be combined with other discount offers
- You must enroll online and register for all weeks in the same transaction
- Discounts are only applicable for the cost of Kid Explorer Club programs, and may not be applied to extended care or other purchase options
Buddy requests can be made during the registration process until September 30th. We always do our very best to accommodate buddy requests as we know how important this can be to our calub members. The number of buddies that we guarantee varies both club age and the program for which you’re enrolling — please see our full Buddy Policy & Philosophy for details.
Parents are encouraged to register in advance, but we understand that for unforeseen reasons, parents sometimes need to register at the last minute. If you find yourself in this situation, you can enroll online up through Sunday evening. If you’d like to enroll on Monday morning, you can do so by calling our office at (773) 672-7773.
If you wish to cancel your camp registration and apply for a credit to another week of camp, you can contact our office at (773) 672-7773 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The following policies and timeline apply.
- If you notify us before August 1, you can apply for a 100% credit on your account for a future enrollment, or a 75% refund.
- If you notify us between August 1 and September 31, you may receive a 100% credit on your account for a future registration, or 50% refund.
- After October 1, you may receive a 75% credit on your account.
- Once a program begins, we cannot make any adjustments or offer any credits.
All club members must complete the necessary camp forms in order to participate in Kid Explorer Clubs Afterschool Program. These forms are required by both the County and the State — depending upon the location your child will attend camp. Please upload these forms through the Parent Dashboard prior to September 1.
Kid Explorer Clubs should be notified by phone (773) 672-7773 or email ( email@example.com if a child is ill, especially if the illness is communicable. Internally, we keep track of the instances of communicable diseases at clubs and when appropriate will notify the parents of all children that may have been exposed, while respecting the confidentiality of club members and families involved.
Club members who have communicable diseases will be sent home and may not return to the club until the illness has been treated successfully and the club member is symptom free.
Club members who have signs of head lice (itching, head irritation, etc.) will be removed from their group and escorted to the camp office by the Safety Specialist. If we believe there is a possibility of head lice, we will ask the family to pick their club member up from club. In order to return to club a club member must have had all active lice removed from his or her hair & and no longer show any signs of infestation, itching or irritation.
Kid Explorer Clubs staff uses the positive techniques of guidance, including logical or natural consequences applied in problem situations, redirection of children to more acceptable behavior, anticipation of and elimination of potential problems and encouragement of appropriate behavior rather than comparison, competition or criticism. Consistent and clear rules are established. Staff members encourage children to solve problems rather than imposing solutions and help children to recognize and respect one another’s feelings. Coaches encourage pro-social behavior such as cooperation, helping, taking turns and constructive verbal communication to solve problems. The goal is to help children internalize rules and become self-directed in their behavior.
Kid Explorer Clubs reserves the right to dismiss a child for consistent behavior that makes it difficult or impossible for the staff to meet his/her needs and/or the needs of other children in the group. This will occur without a refund (or portion thereof) or credit towards a future program. This will occur only after parent/staff discussion has occurred.
All club members attending Kid Explorer Club members are expected to be fully potty-trained by their first day of club. We ask that families provide an extra set of clothes with club members , if a club member has a history of bathroom accidents. If an accident occurs during club hours, the Staff and Safety Specialist will notify the club members primary parent/guardian.
Kid Explorer Clubs’ policy is to do everything possible to protect our club members from excessive exposure to the sun, while still allowing them to get the most out of our outdoor games and activities.
Parents/guardians should provide sunscreen for use during the club day. Sunscreen sent to clubshould be placed in a sealed plastic bag and labeled with the child’s first and last name. Pursuant to careful research and the recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology, all Kid Explorer Clubs are stocked with Oxybenzone-free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50+ spray with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for use by any club member that does not supply their own.
Families are responsible for applying the first layer of sunscreen prior to morning drop-off and provide it for use during the club day. Upon receipt, counselor/ coaches will label all sunscreen and place it in a tote bag that will be in their possession throughout the day. Any remaining sunscreen will be sent home Friday, the last day of club. During the club day, Kid Explorer Club staff will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to help each child reapply sunscreen to exposed skin– including the face, the tops of ears, and bare shoulders, arms, legs, & feet– prior to Club members ’ participation in outdoor programs. Counselors/ coacheswill not apply sunscreen when skin is broken or an adverse reaction has been observed. When staff notices these reactions, they will report them to the Staff and Safety Coordinator who will contact the camper’s family. If, for any reason, counselors cannot apply sunscreen on a camper, s/he may not be able to participate in outdoor activities for his/her own protection. If parents/guardians have more than one camper attending camp, we ask each club member to have their own supply of sunscreen so that it is readily accessible throughout the club day.
Kid Explorer Clubs strives to provide a program free from video games, cell phones, audio players, toys and other distractions. Please do not permit your child to bring any of these items to club as they will be busy throughout the club day and these items also tend to get lost or misplaced when brought to clubs.