Please note that we have reached capacity for summer registration! If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email Leah Lyndon at email@example.com.
Welcome to Temple Chai! We are so thrilled that you have chosen the ECC as your summer home! We will be providing an engaging, high-quality, exciting, and safe camp that your child will enjoy all summer long! We know you may have questions about how this summer will operate and so please refer to this Info guide for answers or call the ECC at 602-923-3619.
Throughout summer camp, your child will have a variety of activities. We will provide every family with an age appropriate activity schedule closer to the summer. This schedule will contain things such as: water play, Shabbat, playground, Art Studio, and more!
Here at the ECC we use an app called Brightwheel. Once enrolled, parents will be sent a link to download the app onto their phones. Parents will receive communication from administration and classroom staff, including potty updates, pictures, and incident reports.
In the instance of COVID exposure to anyone in your household, you agree to immediately inform the Temple Chai ECC Director. TCECC reserves the right to dismiss your camper if you are not forthright about COVID exposure within your household. If your camper or a direct family member gets COVID and cannot attend camp, no refunds will be issued. The CDC and Maricopa County Public Health are continually updating quarantine and other COVID related policies. The Temple Chai ECC will follow the latest guidelines and policies and we will send out updated COVID policies document prior to the start of camp.
Camp will open 9 weeks starting Tuesday, May 31st to Friday, July 29th. Closed Monday, July 4th. Hours of Operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Drop Off/Pick Up
At this time, families are not allowed into the ECC for drop off and pick up. This policy may change as summer approaches. We will keep all families signed up for summer camp informed.
All forms have been converted to electronic fillable documents and are sent out with the registration paperwork. Campers will not be admitted into camp unless all required forms are completed before the first day of camp.
If your child displays sign of illness they will be removed from their classroom and will be brought to ECC office. Parents will be notified immediately and required to pick-up their camper within 30 minutes. If we are unable to reach a parent within 30 minutes, we will begin calling emergency contacts. Below are some of the common illnesses that require children to be sent home:
Fever: If a child has a fever above 100.0°F in both ears, children will be sent home and may not return to camp until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.*
Vomiting: If a child vomits 2 or more times they will be sent home, and may not return to camp until they are free of all symptoms for 24 hours without the use of medication.*
Diarrhea: If a child has diarrhea 2 times, and it is not causes to a dietary issues or the use of antibiotics, they will be sent home. They may not return to camp until they are free of all symptoms for 24 hours without the use of medication.*
Signs of Pink Eye, Head Lice, Rashes or other communicable disease: Children with signs of pink eye, head lice, or any communicable disease may not return to school without a doctors’ note stating they are not contagious.
*Please Note: Overnight is NOT considered 24 hours*
Families are responsible for providing a Kosher- Dairy style lunch for their children, as well as 2 snacks per day. We are also a nut-free school so we ask that you do not send any food that contains nuts of any kind.
If your child is in need of medication throughout the camp day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a medication consent form. This document is required for both prescribed and over the counter medication. For administration to administer any type of medication, the form must be filled out completely, all medication must come in the original packaging and must not be expired. When turning in the consent form and medication, be sure to take it out of your child’s backpack and hand it directly to an administrative member.
Infants will have individualized sleeping schedules. Children in the Ones room through Threes will occur from 1-3pm every day. All children are required to bring a sheet for their nap mat and participate in "rest time".
Some items listed below will be expected to stay in your child’s classroom, and some items are expected to be brought daily.
A backpack (daily)
A re-useable water bottle (daily)
A bathing suit (only on water play days)
A towel (only on water play days)
Water shoes (only on water play days)
Sunscreen (will be kept in classroom)
Plastic Bag for wet clothes (pack in backpack each water play day)
2 Extra changes of clothes (will be kept in classroom)
Diapers, wipes, diaper cream (if needed)
Napping items, such as sheet and blanket (will keep in class and return home on Friday)
ALL ITEMS MUST BE LABELED WITH FIRST AND LAST NAME
For infants only:
Clean empty bottles (daily)
A can of formula (teachers will let you know when to replenish) or breast milk- please bring enough for each day or more to store in the fridge/freezer
Diapers/Wipes/Creams if needed
You can bring your own crib sheet and will keep in class and return home on Friday or we can provide you one that we will wash on-site
2 Extra changes of clothes (will be kept in classroom)
Sunscreen and a hat that can be worn in the stroller when taken on walks (will be kept in classroom)
ALL ITEMS MUST BE LABELED WITH FIRST AND LAST NAME!
Please apply your child's sunscreen prior to leaving the house. Be sure to leave a bottle in your child's classroom, and staff will reapply throughout the day.
We hope this info guide answered many of your questions! Please reach out with any others you may have. Thank you!
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