Member of the American Camp Association (ACA)
The Owensboro Parks and Recreation team is excited to announce we will be opening our Summer Day Camp Programs for 2021!
7/8 age group is FULL
8/9 age group is FULL
10/13 age group is FULL
Our Summer Camp program format and operations will feel and look like previous summers, with a few expected Covid requirements we will finalize as camp approaches and we see the current Covid regulations at that time. As it stands today, campers will be required to wear a mask inside. When playing outside, campers can choose to take their mask off. Camp staff will wear masks at all times inside, and be able to take them off while outside if they can maintain a 6 foot distance from campers and other staff. Due to COVID-19, we will limit staff and campers mixing groups to morning drop offs and late day pick-ups when our numbers are fewer. We will design games and activities to encourage the six-foot distance during these times, and enforce the mask policy.
Also, know we will remain unlicensed and do not operate as a licensed childcare facility. We are committed to a great summer recreational camp experience. We will operate and follow the same standards we have always followed to ensure your child is safe, in a clean facility, and appropriately supervised at all times. We will still go swimming and are currently working on our fieldtrip and bus schedule. We may be limited on number of fieldtrips due to bus availability and facilities willing to take in large numbers. If we cannot have a field trip, we will have a special guest and/or fun activities and special events planned!
We do anticipate a decreased number of camp spots available, either due to Covid restrictions and/or due to staffing limitations since we are getting a late start. I encourage you to get your paperwork completed, immunization records and get registered in March! You are not guaranteed a spot. Make sure your forms are complete and signed in all spots, including by your child on the discipline form. Incomplete forms cannot be accepted!
Office hours at the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Administrative Center have changed to 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Due to some policies being different this year, ONE PARENT MUST attend the mandatory parents meeting taking place Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Administrative Center located at 1530 McJohnson Avenue. One parent only, and please do not bring your child. The meeting should last about 45 minutes.
We are so excited to see our campers again! Please fill out forms attached to this email and bring them into the office along with payment and child’s immunization record.
Ages: 5-13 (all 5 year olds must currently be enrolled and attending Kindergarten 2020-2021)
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (early drop off 7:00 a.m. $2/day)
Dates: June 1 – August 10
Camp CLOSED Memorial Day
Location: Owensboro Parks & Recreation Administrative Center
Weekly Fee: $90 per camper
($3 sibling discount per additional children in the same household)
(includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, camp shirt, camp bag and most field trips)
Registration Deadline: April 23
Yearly Registration Fee: $45 per child (This fee is paid only once a year and is good for all day camps offered by the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department)
Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Parents Manual 2021 will be handed at this time
All returning and new families must have one primary guardian present at the meeting.
We do ask you to leave children at home to keep attendance numbers down.
Due at time of registration
- Registration Forms – Must be filled out for each child being registered
- Current immunization form – per child being registered
- Yearly registration fee $45 per child being registered
- Payment for first week of camp $90 ($3 sibling discount per additional children in the same household)