How do I sign up? The only form required is the FYC Waiver/Emergency Contact Form. If your child already has a 2022-2023 FYC Membership complete, then no additional paperwork is required. Once this is complete, your child can show up at the program to check-in for the daily activities.
Is there a cost? No. The program is free for residents.
When will the Playground Program start? Calendars are currently being planned and all efforts are being made to not overlap with other enrichment programs. Dates will be released by April 30th. The program will be 5-weeks long and run Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm.
What is the daily schedule like? A typical day includes large group activities, craft kits, games, and competitions. Special visitors are planned throughout the summer to enrich the program. Past visitors included Police Officers, Fire Departments, EMS Responders, Therapy Dogs, Cultural and Diversity Experiences, Sports groups, and much more! Each week also features a theme! When the calendar of activities are available, they'll be published on our Website, Social Media, and copies at the park.
Will my child be with older or younger kids? No, camp groups are based on ages and range from 6-12 years old. We do move kids around to make sure they're with friends and set-up to succeed, however, the ages never vary more than 2 years from their peers.
Do I have to send my child to every day? No, you can pick and choose which days your child attends. Attendance is not mandatory and pre-registration is not required.
How are staff trained? All FYC staff are listed with the Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing. Staff are First Aid/CPR certified and take a series of required Child Health & Safety Classes. Staff also have a 2-hour Mandated Reporting Training, as well as Orientation. All Staff are required to have a Criminal History Record and Child Abuse Clearance on file, per regulations.
Which Playgrounds will the program be at? In 2022, the FYC hosted the Playground Program at Walters Park and Firth Playground. Parks have not been selected for 2023, with the exception of Alpha Park/Pavilion.
I want more info! The best way to obtain information from us is to subscribe to our weekly e-Newsletter under "About--> Contact" on our website. We are constantly adding new programs and sharing updates.
Other questions? Call us at 908-454-7281!