Camp Raintree 2024


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Camp Raintree Open House • Friday, May 31 5:00-6:30 PM

MEET OUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Frank M.

A bit about me:

Hello all, my name is Frank M. (a.k.a. Jordan P.) and I’m excited for my second year as camp director here at Raintree! I’ve been at Raintree for four years in multiple different positions including assisting in a lower-upper elementary class.

CONTACT INFORMATION

CAMP DIRECTOR’S EMAIL: camp@raintreemontessori.org

CAMP PHONE: (785) 764.0172

RAINTREE OFFICE PHONE: (785) 843.6800

CAMP BROCHURE

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

CAMP SCHEDULE

Camp Raintree Calendar

WHAT TO BRING

ALL ITEMS LABELED WITH YOUR CAMPER’S NAME

  • Swimsuit and towel to be kept in a mesh bag to allow for easy drying. A rashguard is suggested for easy sunblock. Swim gear goes home at least every week to be laundered.
  • Camper’s own sunscreen, labeled and not aerosol. (Please make sure to replenish throughout the summer.)
  • Water bottle, labeled that goes home at least every week to be washed.
  • Outside hat.
  • Appropriate shoes everyday.
  • Please DO NOT allow your child to bring ANYTHING ELSE to camp. Cosmetics, games, trading cards, video games, cell phones, skateboards, and all other paraphernalia must stay at home.

CAMP GROUPS

We will have twelve camp groups. Groups will rotate through camp activities throughout the day such as art, small games, outside, etc. We have a large and beautiful campus and we plan on using it to our advantage.  We will make sure there are ample opportunities for outdoor games, nature exploration, swimming, fishing, and boating.

JUNE MENU

COMMUNICATION, ARRIVAL, AND DEPARTURE

LEAVING A MESSAGE ABOUT MY CAMPER

HOW DO I LEAVE A MESSAGE about my CAMPER?

Send an email to attendance@raintreemontessori.org.

Please leave your message by 9:00 AM so that we can get your message to your camper’s counselor!

  1. Call the office and press “2” for attendance.
  2. Send an email to attendance@raintreemontessori.org and copy camp@raintreemontessori.org.

DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH A CAMP COUNSELOR AT DROP-OFF OR PICK-UP!

If your camper has an appointment during the day, send an email to let us know the time you’ll pick up and if your camper is returning. We will do our best to have your camper at the copper mailbox in front of the modular building.

Swim Lesson Options

Two options for swim lessons:

OR

ARRIVAL

Camp arrival is anytime between 7:30-8:15 before the first round of the schedule. Please note, the busiest time in the parking lot is between 8-8:30 as families with toddlers and primary children are parking and walking their children directly to their children’s classrooms.

Please only send your child to camp IF they are well and have no symptoms of illness.

PICK UP

4:00 Pick-up Map with Toddler/Primary Siblings

5:15-5:30 Pick-up Map

The end of the camp rotation of activities is 5:15. If, however, you have a child in our toddler or primary communities that gets picked up at 4:00, we will send their camp siblings to the parking lot at 4:00 for pick up. There will be two camp pick up areas, one in the East parking lot and one in the North parking lot. If the primary child’s class is picked up in the North parking lot, your camper will be in that parking lot. If the primary child’s class is picked up in the East parking lot, your camper will be in the East parking lot. See the map above to see the specific location.  (If you do not want your camper picked up at 4:00, please let us know by emailing camp@raintreemontessori.org.)

At 5:15, campers will be walked out the East Shelter and the North Shelter. Yellow, Orange, Pink, Teal, and Lime Groups will be at the East Shelter and Red, Lapis, Blue, Lavender, Purple, Burgundy, and Green will be walked to the North Shelter.

All attendance concerns should be directed to attendance@raintreemontessori.org or a voicemail left on the attendance line at 785.843.6800. Thank you!

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS

Coming Soon

MEET OUR CAMP STAFF

Alana Fisher

Camp Counselor / Event Host

Alana Fisher

Anne Edwards

Librarian/Cross-stitching (AM)

Anne Edwards

Ben Cohen

Camp Counselor / Floater

Ben Cohen

Ben Rumback

Crafts and Construction (PM)

Ben Rumback

Brandon Jones

Music (PM)

Brandon Jones

Brenna Pruitt

Group Games Host / Counselor

Brenna Pruitt

Cameron Hughes

Lifeguard

Cameron Hughes

Chris Wood

Small Games

Chris Wood

Dave Malloy

Substitute

Dave Malloy

Black Group

Drew Vereen

Camp Counselor

Drew Vereen

Ella Barbara

Photography PM /Camp Counselor

Ella Barbara

Erika K

Erika Kjorlie Geery

Activity Host

Erika Kjorlie Geery

Art Instructor

Hailey Gillespie

Drama (AM)

Hailey Gillespie

Drama Instructor

Jadon Delwiche

Early AM / Lifeguard

Jadon Delwiche

Jayce Meyer

Team Sports (AM)

Jayce Meyer

Jordan Grabast

Camp Counselor

Jordan Grabast

Katherine Linquist

Recharge PM

Katherine Linquist

Kim Carter

Camp Counselor

Kim Carter

Lindsey Landholm

Floater

Lindsey Landholm

Lynn Guastello

Camp Counselor

Lynn Guastello

Mable Caldwell

Floater

Mable Caldwell

Blue Group

Maelee Folks

Camp Counselor

Maelee Folks

Malachi Burnett

Camp Counselor

Malachi Burnett

Matt Baker

Techno (PM)

Matt Baker

Techno Room Coordinator

Max Adams

Outdoors (AM) / Lifeguard (PM)

Max Adams

Miranda Bennetts

Camp Counselor

Miranda Bennetts

Green Group

Myranda Froggatte

Camp Counselor

Myranda Froggatte

Green Group

Natalee Thomas

Music (PM)

Natalee Thomas

Nisa Khosh

Camp Counselor

Nisa Khosh

Noah Brunton

Camp Counselor

Noah Brunton

Oliver Rubenstein

Wilderness and STEM

Oliver Rubenstein

Piper Northrop

Lifeguard/Tech

Piper Northrop

Rowan Plinksky

Lifeguard

Rowan Plinsky

Sally Hubbard

Camp Counselor

Sally Hubbard

Shatonna Rayton

Camp Counselor

Shatonna Rayton

Black Group

HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS

SIGNS OF ILLNESS

If your child has been ill or vomiting, they may return to camp if they have been vomit and/or fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours. If an antibiotic is prescribed, the child must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to camp. Be sure your child is completely recovered before sending him/her back to camp. We assume if your child is well enough to come to camp, they are well enough to participate in all activities, including outdoor play.

We will notify you if your camper becomes ill during the day. We ask that you pick up your camper within the hour. 

We have Covid-19 tests available for staff and campers. If you wish to have your camper tested due to exposure or symptoms, or someone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact the Health Communication Office by emailing health@raintreemontessori.org or texting 785-813-9227. 

In the event that a camper tests positive for Covid and their camp group has been exposed, the camp group will be given a recommended testing/monitoring timeline and tests will be sent home with your camper to use in accordance with the provided timeline. 

Full Covid-19 protocols can be found here: 2024-2025 Raintree Covid Protocols.pdf

HYGIENE

We will continue to implement handwashing, between activities, before and after eating, after swimming and outside times, etc.

LUNCH

Lunch will be enjoyed either inside or on the classroom patios or decks with only their camp group and sister camp group.

CAMP POLICIES

  • Please send your camper to Raintree in old clothes that are loose fitting and comfortable. Our motto for the last 45 years has been, “The business of learning is often messy.” Your camper will be involved in a lot of outdoor activities that are messy and require running so please make sure she is dressed appropriately. No flip-flops. Shoes must have a strap on the back. The majority of our camp activities are outdoors and require your child’s active participation.
  • If your camper needs to take medication during the camp day, a permission form can be found on this page. Bring it along with the medication to your camper’s counselor. It will be kept and administered by the Anne, the librarian.
  • If your camper brings lunch, bring a healthy lunch. No soda pop or candy, lots of fruits, veggies and healthy foods instead. Remember to put a cold pack or a frozen juice box in the lunch bag to keep food items fresh. Lunches are not refrigerated at Raintree, but are stored in camp rooms. To minimize waste, please pack in reusable containers. Another lunch option is to sign up for Raintree lunches. (See Sheila.) In order to accommodate the campers who select this option, larger food orders are made so there are no refunds should a camper decide to bring his lunch. If your child has special dietary needs, please consider sending lunch instead of choosing the Raintree lunch option.
  • We have a special Wheel Day in preparation for the triathlon. Campers may bring their bikes, skateboards or scooters on this day and on the day of the triathlon. On Wheel Day, campers must wear a helmet to ride a bike, and both a helmet and kneepads to ride a scooter or skateboard. No exceptions.

 

MEDICATION FORM

If you need Raintree to administer medications to your child, please download, complete the medication form, and bring it to your camper’s counselor. Thank you.

 

CAMP SAFETY RULES

  • Campers must wear either close-toed shoes, or sandals with a back strap. No flip-flops, platform shoes, or Crocs, please. They do not allow the campers to fully participate in outdoor activities, which is the beauty of Camp Raintree, the opportunity to spend so much time outside! The safety of the campers is our first concern, and a camper with flip flops will not be allowed to participate in outdoor activities and instead will sit out for that time.
  • Campers walk not run from activity to activity.
  • Campers can wear hats outside and inside. We have also built shaded spots throughout the campus—over the archery area, shuffle board/play area, climbing wall, and sandbox—to further protect our students from the sun.
  • Campers wear sunscreen when participating in all outdoor activities. Please make sure to replenish throughout the summer. Campers will supply and use their own sunscreen and will not share with others.
  • Campers must bring water bottles to keep hydrated. They will be filled in classrooms as needed. No water fountains will be used this summer.
  • Campers must wear a life vest when fishing or boating at the Raintree Pond.

CAMP DISCIPLINE POLICY

We follow the Golden Rule at Camp Raintree: We treat others the way we would like to be treated. Campers are expected to care for the Camp Raintree environment, be respectful of the camp staff, follow the camp policies and rules, show kindness toward others, and use appropriate language.

We also know the busier we keep the campers, the less time they have to get into mischief. Each camp activity room is equipped with a range of choices, not just one activity. With so much to do, we expect the campers to engage and participate.

Even with all there is to do at Raintree, children sometimes misbehave. If this happens, counselors are trained to employ techniques to redirect the behavior. We give campers, especially new ones, more time to familiarize themselves with Camp Raintree and our rules. The most important thing our counselors can do is to bond with them, get to know them, enlist their help, and make them feel a part of the camp experience. In this way, we often can minimize most behavior issues. If we see a pattern of misbehavior developing, parents are notified.

In the event a camper continues to misbehave, parents will be notified by the Camp Director that the camper is not following the camp rules and the measures that have been taken to correct the behavior. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, a camper may be suspended for the day or the week.

If a camper continues to disrupt the group, compromises activities, disrespects a counselor, or disregards camp rules, we reserve the right to dismiss the camper without refund. We do not tolerate emotional or physical abuse, the threat of abuse, or any kind of emotional or psychological intimidation. We strive to maintain a peaceful camp community so that every camper can have a fun camp experience.