Animal Adventure Camp Policies

Check-in/Pick-Up

Check-in is 9:00 am in the Training Room. Parents should use the FRONT parking lot (accessible via Beavercreek Lane) for morning drop off.

Pick-up is at 3:00 pm in the BACK parking lot (accessible via Wilmington Pike.) Look for the enclosed deck of our Feline Flat room.

If you need to drop-off your child later than 9:10 am, or pick-up your child earlier than 3:00 pm please contact the Humane Education Manager, Carlette Jewell – 937-294-6505 ext. 24 as soon as possible to make arrangements. If you are more than 15 minutes late picking up your child, a fee of $25 may be assessed.

What to Wear

Pants, capris, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and closed-toe shoes are best. No sandals or shorts, please.

What to Bring

  • a sack lunch that does not need refrigerated or heated
  • a bottle of water
  • Optional items: sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and/or a camera

What NOT to Bring

  • Pets from home
  • Cellphone
  • Electronic toys, mp3 players, or videogame devices
  • Knives or other weapons
  • Fidget toys

CAMP DISCIPLINE POLICY

To help maintain the safety and wellness of campers, staff, volunteers, animals, and the general public, the following discipline policy has been established.

Disciplinary action may be taken if a camper displays undesirable behavior that interferes with or disrupts the camp program. Examples of this behavior include inappropriate language, making fun of or insulting others, bullying, using profanity, harming or frightening the animals, physically harming others, not following directions, or unwelcome actions that make other campers feel uncomfortable.

Consequences to undesirable behavior are as follows:

  • First offense: Verbal warning from staff
  • Second offense: 10-minute time out; follow-up call to parent/guardian
  • Third offense: Discipline report filed; meeting with parent/guardian
  • Fourth offense: Removal from camp; no refund will be given in this occurrence
  • In the event of extreme infractions, SICSA reserves the right to remove a camper from the program immediately without prior warnings.

Every effort is made to accommodate campers with special needs, including campers with behavioral challenges. Parents/guardians of children who need special attention or have behavioral challenges must notify us of the issue in the “additional notes” section of the online registration form. Camp staff is trained to manage many common health and behavioral disorders; however, campers with severe behavioral disorders that may continuously interfere with or disrupt the camp program must have an aide present.

Allergies & First Aid

Maintaining a safe environment for the children and the animals is a priority and is essential to the success of our camps. As such we continually inform, check-in with, support, and supervise campers. In the case of a minor injury, first aid will be administered, an injury report will be filed, and parents will receive a copy at that afternoon’s pick-up. In case of a more serious injury parents will be notified immediately. If no one is available at the primary contact phone number, your secondary emergency contact will be notified.

Many of our campers have a variety of food allergies, some of which may be life-threatening. We take food allergies very seriously and strive to serve healthy snacks that are free of the most common allergens, however, it is the responsibility of parents to provide preventative allergy medication, and in case of severe food allergy, provide an appropriate snack. SICSA staff are unable to administer medication to campers (with the exception of an epipen in case of emergency), or apply bug spray or sunscreen.

Photography

Photos or videos may be taken of campers for use in marketing our adoptable pets, and Youth Programs. Be sure to check our Facebook page for fun photos of your child at the end of the camp week!

Cancellation/Refund

If you need to cancel your child’s registration for any youth program, please notify us as soon as possible so we can try to fill the opening. If the cancellation is received one week or more before the program date, we will provide a 75% refund. If the cancellation is received less than one week before the program date, a refund will not be guaranteed unless we are able to fill the opening in the program (in which case, a 75% refund would be given). If we decide to cancel a program due to low enrollment we will provide those enrolled a full refund.

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