Day Camp (Ages 7 – 12)

Information and rates below only pertain to Day Camp

Day Camp is for kids ages 7 – 12.  Every week during the summer at Camp Arnold we host a Day Camp for the local children. This camp runs along side our resident camp programs and offers campers the chance to experience the camp atmosphere while still being able to return home for the evening. Each day is packed full of fun events that give campers the chance to play and have fun, but also experience God through chapel sessions and the great outdoors. Most weeks, typically on Fridays, we will have a special event on-site at Camp Arnold.

In order to reserve a spot for your camper to attend Day Camp, you will need to first pre-register them using the link below, pay a $25 per week registration fee and then complete an online application as soon as possible.  Spots are given on a first come basis. In the event that a week fills, your camper may be put on a waiting list. Please contact our office at (253) 847-2511 for more information. Spots fill up fast, so don’t wait to make your camper’s reservation.

Camp Arnold Dismissal Policy

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment that reflects Christian values, certain guidelines must be followed. If, for any reason, your child’s behavior is considered detrimental to the other campers or to the camp, he or she will be dismissed. You are responsible for providing transportation in the unlikely event of this disciplinary dismissal. Please note that no refund will be given for that weekly session.

2020 Rates

(Rates include extended hours)

Registration

$25

*per week, per child

1st Child

$155per week

2nd Child

$125per week

3rd Child +

$80per week

*to qualify for discounts

  • Children must be from the same family and attend the same week

  • Families must qualify financially with household income using a USDA Form

Registration available in February 2020

Got Questions?

Use the link provided above (the big green button that says “PRE REGISTER NOW”). You’ll be directed to another site called “classy” and will be able to pick the weeks, and the number of campers you wish to pre-register. You’ll then fill out all of the important information for each camper each week and pay your fees. After your pre-registration is complete we will send you a link to complete the full registration online.

If you’re getting confused, or don’t feel comfortable registering or paying online then please give our office a call.

You will pay a non-refundable, $25 per camper fee for every week they are registered. This fee is handled online at the time of registration. Only register for the weeks you are sure your camper will attend, you can always register for additional weeks at a later time (however, we can’t guarantee spaces later). If you are concerned about limited availability please check with our office to see if spaces are still available. We are unable to hold a spot without the $25 registration fee.

We charge a non-returnable pre-registration fee to limit the number of no-shows each week.  This allows us to reserve spaces for campers but also helps to ensure that the weeks a camper is signed up for are also the weeks that they attend.  Please be sure of the weeks you pre-register your campers as this fee is non-returnable for any reason.  (If Camp Arnold, for any reason, cancels the week of Day Camp that would be the exception and a refund would be given)

Weekly fees are due by the Monday of the session your camper is attending (you can always pay early). Come into our office or give us a call at any time, or drop your camper off on Monday and head to the main office where we will get you taken care of.

If you can’t pay that Monday we may need to send your camper home with you, please contact the front office for any help in making payments prior to the Monday to avoid this. We are willing to work with you to the best of our ability.

Beginning in 2020 all families wishing to make use of the Multi-Child Discount must: 1.) register children from the same immediate family (all registrants must be siblings), 2.) Register all siblings for the same week/s, and 3.) qualify financially via our USDA Income Form.  If all three circumstances are not met each child will be charged the full rate.

For clarification, or special circumstances, call our office and we will try our best to work with you.

Please call (253) 847-2511 for more information about our Day Camp program.

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2020 Schedule

Week 1 6/22 – 6/26
Week 2 6/29 – 7/3
Week 3 7/6 – 7/10
Week 4 7/13 – 7/17
Week 5 7/20- 7/24
Week 6 7/27 – 7/31
Week 7 8/3 – 8/7

Hours

Drop Off Times

6:30-8:30am

Pick Up Times

4:00-6:00pm

Late Pick Up Fees Will Apply after 6PM

  • Please remember that only approved persons, with proper ID, may pick children up from camp.
  • Please provide written permission, in advance, to authorize someone to pick up your camper.
  • Camp will assume, unless told otherwise, that a person dropping off a camper may also pick them up.
  • If children need to be picked up between 9:00am and 4:00pm, please let the staff know at drop off, so your child will be ready.  Children will also need to be picked up by someone authorized on the registration form.

Important Information

A Typical Day
6:30-8:30 Arrival
(games, Lego’s, puzzles, etc.)
7:45-8:00 Assembly
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Team Time
(group activities)
9:30-10:30 Elective
10:30-11:30 Chapel
11:30-11:45 Bathroom Break
11:45-12:00 Assembly
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Pool
2:00-3:00 Summer Reading/Quiet Time/Snack
3:00-4:00 Team Time
4:00-6:00 Free Time & Pick-up

Programming

The Day Camp program at Camp Arnold integrates with the residential camp program throughout the day.  Day Campers sign up for electives (classes), go to chapel, enjoy free-time with a variety of options (swimming pool, boats, games, crafts…), and etc.  If you have any questions about our program please send us an email (jeff.potts@usw.salvationarmy.org) or give us a call (253-847-2511).  Thank you!

Hours

Drop off will begin at 6:30 am and continue until 8:30 am
Pick up will begin at 4:00 pm and continue until 6:00 pm
Children must be picked up before 6:00 pm or late fees will be charged accordingly

Late Arrival

If you are running behind please call ahead so we know that you are still coming and then check-in at the front office. However we would ask that to the best of your ability you arrive between 6:30am and 8:30am.

Late Pick-Up Fees

(Late fees begin at 6:01 pm)
1-10 minutes = $5
11-30 minutes = $10
31-45 minutes = $20
Every 15 minutes thereafter = $10
Late fees are due at the time of pick-up via check or cash. A receipt will be given.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for your child (dinner will be provided for those staying through our meal time). We will try to meet any special dietary needs your child may have, but you may be asked to provide/supplement our meal service with food more appropriate for your child’s needs (this will not change the weekly rates).

Canteen (Camp Store)

Each day at Camp Arnold we have “Canteen Time”.  Canteen Time allows the campers to have a choice of drinks and snacks.  This is included in your fees.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING MONEY FOR CANTEEN.  Thank you!

Important!

If children need to be picked up between 9:00am and 4:00pm, please let the staff know at drop off, so your child will be ready.
Children will also need to be picked up by someone authorized on the registration form. Anyone picking up your camper must bring photo ID.

The following are suggestions of what to bring to camp

Please put the name of your child on their belongings with a permanent marker.

  • Backpack or Bag
  • Sweatshirt or Sweater/Jacket
  • Towel and Swimsuit (one piece for girls)
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Tennis shoes and socks
  • Brush or Comb
  • Bible
  • Change of Clothes

Camp Arnold Dismissal Policy

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment that reflects Christian values, certain guidelines must be followed. If, for any reason, your child’s behavior is considered detrimental to the other campers or to the camp, he or she will be dismissed. You are responsible for providing transportation in the unlikely event of this disciplinary dismissal. Please note that no refund will be given for that weekly session.

CORE VALUES

Spiritual
Development

Emotional
Growth

Self
Esteem

Skill
Development

Friendship

Fun

Building the Youth of tomorrow

Our mission is to use the beautiful setting of our camp as a means to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach environmental awareness, encourage positive social behavior and safely provide opportunities for fun and adventure.