Camp Raintree 2023
Raintree Triathlon Schedule • Friday, June 16
MEET OUR CAMP DIRECTORS
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.
A bit about me:
My name is Christopher and I’m excited for my third year as camp director here at Raintree! Way back in 2008 I started in the primary, worked with the erdkinder in a soccer clinic, taught Spanish enrichment, and currently work with the erdkinder.
CAMP DIRECTORS’ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMP PHONE: (785) 764.0172
RAINTREE OFFICE PHONE: (785) 843.6800
- Camper Profile (Required for all campers)
- Authorization for Emergency Medical Care (Required for students outside of Raintree)
- KDHE Health History (Required for students outside of Raintree)
- Communications, Permissions and Allergies Form (Required for students outside of Raintree)
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.
We will have eight camp groups. Each camp group will be paired with a complementary group. Camp groups will be stable, however the complementary pair will share outside time and swim time. 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.
COMMUNICATION, ARRIVAL, AND DEPARTURE
LEAVING A MESSAGE ABOUT MY CAMPER
HOW DO I LEAVE A MESSAGE about my CAMPER?
Send an email to email@example.com.
Please leave your message by 9:00 AM so that we can get your message to your camper’s counselor!
- Call the office and press “2” for attendance.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
All attendance concerns should be directed to email@example.com or a voicemail left on the attendance line at 785.843.6800. Thank you!
POOL PARTIES/BONFIRES AND CAMPOUTS
The Red and Pink camp groups will have a swim party and cookout on Friday, June 9th from 5:30-8:30 PM. Registration opens on Monday, June 5th. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
The Lime and Orange camp groups will have a swim party and cookout on Friday, June 16th from 5:30-8:30 PM. Registration opens on Monday, June 12th. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
The Blue camp group will have a campout on Friday, June 23th from 7:00 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. Registration opens on Monday, June 19th. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
The Green camp group will have a campout on Friday, June 30th from 7:00 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. Registration opens on Monday, June 26th. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
The Teal camp group will have a campout on Friday, July 7th from 7:00 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. Registration opens on Monday, July 3rd. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
The Black camp group will have a campout on Friday, July 14th from 7:00 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. Registration opens on Monday, July 10th. We hope to see your camper! Click here to register.
MEET OUR CAMP STAFF
Camie SothanCamp Counselor
Chris WoodCamp Support
Cora GriffinCamp Counselor/Lifeguard
Diego RueschhoffCamp Counselor
Erika Kjorlie GeeryActivity Host
Erika Kjorlie Geery
Hailey GillespieActivity Host
Izzy WardenCamp Counselor
Kami PadillaCamp Counselor
Karina NoveloCamp Counselor
Kim ChappellCamp Counselor
Maren NelsonCamp Counselor
Matt BakerActivity Host
Techno Room Coordinator
Max AdamsOutside Activities Coordinator
Molly CummingsCamp Counselor
Myranda FroggatteCamp Counselor
Nathan DominguezCamp Counselor
Nick AragonCamp Counselor
Nisa KhoshCamp Counselor
Noah BruntonCamp Counselor
Noelle BarberWilderness Activity Coordinator
Wilderness Activity Coordinator
Regan BroadfootCamp Counselor
Rylee RobertsCamp Counselor
Shatonna RaytonCamp Counselor
TJ SeibertWilderness Activity Coordinator
Wilderness Activity Coordinator
HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROTOCOLS
SIGNS OF ILLNESS
We will notify parents if a camper becomes ill during the day. We ask that you pick up your camper within the hour. We are able to test campers and staff for COVID. If you wish to have your camper tested due to exposure or symptoms, please contact Kristen Copple at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event that a camp group is exposed to COVID, campers will need to quarantine. A modified quarantine may be implemented which means that campers may continue to attend camp IF they test regularly (frequency determined by Raintree with advice from LDCPH), do not mix with other camp groups, and mask. You will be notified with any updates to this procedure.
We will continue to implement handwashing, between activities, before and after eating, after swimming and outside times, etc.
Lunch will be enjoyed either inside or on the classroom patios or decks with only their camp group and sister camp group.
- 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.
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.