PLAY MAKER DAY CAMP
Get Ready for Summer 2023!
We are excited to announce that Play Maker Day Camp will be returning for summer 2023! We’re already making plans! Play Maker Day Camp is eager to provide your child with an exciting, Christ-centered summer camp experience!
Start Date 2023: Monday, June 12th
End Date: Friday, August 11th
Closed: July 3 & 4
Camp Hours: 7AM to 6PM, Monday thru Friday
Daily Drop-Off: 7 to 9AM
Daily Pick-Up: 4 to 6PM
Who are our Counselors?
Counselors are carefully selected to reflect our core values of faith, personal integrity, and a love of children. All of our counselors are background checked, first aid trained and abuse prevention trained. All counselors agree to abide by the church’s summer camp code of conduct.
Our Summer Camp is headed by Caity Robinson. Caity is a returning camp leader from summer 2021 and 2022, she is a local teacher, and she and her husband are active at Aldersgate.
Standard Camp Program: 4 – 11 years old
Our standard camp program will be offered for campers 4 thru 12 years of age. All campers must be potty trained.
Leaders-in-Training (LIT): 12-15 years old
Once again we are offering a program called Leaders-in-Training (LIT) for campers 12 thru 15 years old. LIT’s will be experience team building and leadership exercises, introduce low ropes elements, will consider deeper faith questions, and will be given the opportunity to serve as junior counselors in a limited capacity. The LIT program has a reduced admissions rate and a limited capacity.
Multi-Cultural Immersion Academy (MIA): 3 & Under
Children 3 and under are welcome to enroll in our sister program, Multi-Cultural Immersion Academy. MIA is a separate program with independent registration and policies, though we share a facility. We are pleased to offer both programs on our property to assist parents with children of various ages.
How is Play Maker Day Camp unique?
Play Maker Day Camp is a ministry of Aldersgate Methodist Church. Our goal is to provide an excellent camp experience in a Christian environment. Every day your child will engage with a classic Bible story, participate in camp songs and worship, and grow in their faith.
What kinds of activities will be at camp?
We believe that kids should enjoy an active summer. Our name, Play Maker, is in part about making sure we provide a safe and fun camp experience. Campers will have the chance to participate in various sports, play outdoor large group games (capture the flag, anyone?), be creative outdoors (fort building!), make crafts, learn camp cheers, participate in skits, have water days, and enjoy playground time. These are just a few of the fun camp activities awaiting your child.
What do campers get with registration?
Every camper will receive an age appropriate Bible, and a great summer camp experience!
What are lunch options?
Campers can either bring their lunch or buy lunch through the camp.
Are there any guidelines for bringing lunch?
Lunches brought from home should include all items needed for your child’s meal, including eating utensils, a drink, etc. We will not be able to provide refrigeration or microwaving for lunches brought from home.
What is the Camp Lunch Option?
Lunches can be purchased through the camp office for an additional fee each day. The Camp Lunch are kids meals from local restaurants and caterers. Lunches will be purchased for the week during Monday morning sign-in. The lunch schedule is TBD and will be announced during camp orientation.
Will there be a snack?
Yes! Camp registration includes a daily snack every afternoon.
What should campers bring?
Their own backpack with a set of clothing and a water bottle.
What are our COVID precautions?
Campers and counselors who are exhibiting COVID related symptoms will not be permitted to attend camp while sick.
We are currently planning to offer several special guests and programs to visit camp for summer 2023. (Think model rockets, animals, etc.) Enrichment activities and schedule will be announced at the parent orientation.
Thursday, June 1st at 6 pm
We strongly encourage all parents and/or guardians to attend our Parent Orientation prior to the start of camp. We’ll offer an in-depth look at what your child can expect at camp this summer, including how to manage registration and payment through ProCare, our field trip schedule, weekly activities, lunch options, and an overview of what your child will be learning at camp. Campers will receive their Bibles, as well as have an opportunity to meet their counselors. Childcare will be provided.
Registration & Tuition:
2023 Camp tuition includes a $150 non-refundable registration fee per family. We have a limited number of slots available and registration guarantees your child a place at camp.
Standard Camp Tuition (4-11):
The weekly tuition rate for our standard camp program is $120 per child.
If you have multiple children in your household participating in camp then there is a $20 discount applied to each additional child. Discounts are taken during registration and apply to the weekly tuition rate. The first child will pay the standard rate. Each additional child will be discounted $20.
Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Tuition (12-15):
The weekly tuition rate for our LIT program is $60 per child. All applicants will be asked to complete an application describing why you want to be a Leader-in-Training. Space is limited and only select applicants will be admitted.
Parents and guardians can select the weeks their child will be attending camp and pay by the week through ProCare, our registration portal. Weekly tuition must be paid prior to dropping your child off on Monday morning of each week. Payment may only be made through the ProCare app. Cash and checks are not accepted.
2023 Soccer Shots Add-On
Soccer Shots Add-On will be available the weeks of 6/19, 7/17, 7/31, and 8/7. Each week will be an additional cost of $75/child for participating in this experience.
Soccer Shots of Charleston
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.
2023 Pluff Mud Pottery Add-On
Pluff Mud Pottery Add-On will be available the weeks of 6/16, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, and 7/28. Each week will be an additional cost of $50/child for participating in this experience. At least one new painting technique will be taught each week.
Pluff Mud Pottery
Pluff Mud Pottery is run by Sarah Bradbury who is a former teacher with a background in special education. She recently opened a paint-your-own-pottery studio on James Island and loves sparking children’s creativity through tactile arts!
Register for Day Camp!
We have three program options available to your child this summer at Aldersgate:
- MIA – 3 and Under – Aldersgate is partnering with Multi-Cultural Academy to offer childcare on-site for children 3 and under. This is a sister program and has its own policies and registration separate from Play Maker Day Camp.
- Play Maker Day Camp – 4 – 11 years of age – We look forward to welcoming your child to a fun and faith-filled summer at Play Maker Day Camp!
- Leaders-in-Training – 12 – 15 years of age – Application process required prior to registration.
Do you have questions about camp? Contact our co-coordinators by emailing Camp@AldersgateRemount.org. We look forward to connecting with you!
Apply to be a Summer Day Camp Counselor
We are looking to hire summer day camp counselors who love Jesus, are passionate about children, and who are eager to be a part of a fun and dynamic team. If you feel led to learn more about this ministry then please apply today!
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