Pee Wee Camp
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Get the Early Bird Discount if you register prior to May 1st
For youngsters entering Kindergarten in 2019 who are ready for a camp experience without their parents, but not yet old enough for a full day of camp. There will be crafts, games, swimming, snack time and lots of fun with our caring staff. Must be toilet trained. No early-care available.
Age cut offs: Must be 5 by Dec. 1, 2019.
NEW!!! All Camper Registration Forms must be submitted in their entirety prior to registering for any camp session. Please allow up to 2 business days for review. Once the forms are approved you will receive a receipt for a "2019 Camp Membership" and then you can proceed to registering your child. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
Also NEW this year: There will be TWO mini sessions of one week bookending the summer and THREE 2-week regular sessions.
Pee Wee Camp hours are 9:30-noon allowing you to pick up your child just as the beach is opening! There is no Before or After-Care for Pee Wee Camp
Show pride in your camp by wearing the specially designed Camp T-shirt!
Each year the design changes to match the theme for the summer. Follow the link to the webpage to purchase the shirt. Orders must be placed by June 10th in order to have them in time for the start of camp.
How to Dress: dress for the weather in clothing LABELED with their name:
- Clothes that can get dirty!
- A bathing suit under their clothes
- Sneakers & socks/sandals/crocs/water shoes
- A sweatshirt if it is cold
- Sunscreen that has been applied
What to bring: a back pack with all items LABELED:
- Snack (they are not permitted to share due to allergies)
- Water bottle
- Rain gear - we love to play in the rain
- LEAVE TOYS & ELECTRONICS at home
- A change of LABELED clothes in case of an accident
- * We are not responsible for any lost items.*
Annual Forms and Medical Records
The Health Department requires your child’s health records be updated annually. All Camper Registration forms will be due prior to registering for any camp session. Forms must be submitted to the Recreation Office (not the camp office) for review which can take up to 2 business days. Once forms are approved the child will be given a "FREE" 2019 Camp Membership and then can be registered for camp. All forms are available HERE
or in the Recreation Office.
1. Camper Information Form
2. Behavior Agreement
3. Health History
4. Immunization Record (signed by Physician)
5. Mandatory Physician’s Orders (Completed by the Physician)
6. CORCL Form
7. Special Pee Wee Form
- Get the Early Bird Discount NOW! Register prior to May 1st to receive discount!
- Beekman* Parents Only: Beginning 2/5 weekdays 9:30-3:30 in the Rec Office, or 24 hours/day online**
- Non-Residents: Beginning 4/9, weekdays 9:30-3:30 in the Rec Office, or 24 hours/day online**
Are discounted for those who register prior to May 1st:
Two week sessions: $160R; $185NR
One week sessions: $80R; $95NR
Beginning May 2nd the fees are:
Two week sessions: $175R; $225NR
One week sessions: $90R; $115NR
**All online registrations will be charged a 3.25% Convenience Fee to cover the cost of bank fees charged to the Town for this service.
Annual Proof Of Residency
*To be eligible for Town of Beekman resident discounts for programs, proof of residency is checked annually for all participants, including those who have previously been enrolled. We will check the tax rolls but depending on the outcome, you may be asked to provide:
1. Bills to your address, AND
2. Proof of identity in the form of a Government Issued Photo ID
Program Transfer Fee
There is a $10 fee anytime a participant changes sessions, dates, or programs
Refund Policy and Procedures
All cancellation/refund requests must be in writing
A prorated refund minus a $15 Cancellation Fee will be applied only if a replacement can be found
A Doctor’s note is required prior to the end of the program for requests related to illness or accident
A full refund will be given for any program cancelled by the Recreation Department due to lack of enrollment.
No refunds are made due to acts of God/weather if the Town has already incurred expenses
No refunds are made due to dismissal from a program due to behavioral issues
Safety and Training
All staff participate in extensive training in programming, child development and safety. Our Camp Director and most staff are CPR/AED and First Aid Certified. All staff have had mandatory background checks with NYSDCJS Sex Offender Registry
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does drop-off and pick-up work with Pee Wee Camp?
A: Please walk your camper through the white picket fence at Rec Park and turn right to meet one of the Pee Wee Counselors and sign them in at that tree at 9:30. Pick up is in the same location at noon. All adults authorized to pick up your child should be listed on the Health History Form. Any changes to that should be in writing.
Q: Can I drop off my Pee Wee at 9am with his/her older siblings?
A: Pee Wee Camp staff are busy preparing for their day at 9am and cannot supervise children until 9:30.
Q: Do Pee Wee campers go swimming?
A: Pee Wee campers have free swim time in the shallow water of the Camp Beach guarded by a Camp Lifeguard and assisted by their Counselors. There is no swim test and none of the Pee Wee campers are permitted past the shallow water rope. Their swim time is during their last scheduled activity so that it is during the warmest part of the morning. Since swimming is the last activity before going home, counselors do not change the children out of wet bathing suits. If you plan on leaving the park at pick-up time and do not want to have a wet child in the car, please feel free to bring a change of clothes.
Q: Do Pee Wee campers go on Field Trips
A: No, in their short half-day they do not leave Recreation Park
Q: What is the staff to camper ratio?
A: There is one staff member for up to 6 campers
Q: Are Beekman Day Camp staff trained?
A: Our staff are required to attend multiple mandatory training sessions which cover a wide variety of topics. Most of the staff are are CPR/AED and/or First Aid certified.
Q: How old are your counselors?
A: Camp counselors are 16 years old or older. Beekman Day Camp is fortunate to have many veteran staff members who are in college majoring in Education. We also have several staff members who are teachers.
Q: What happens during bad weather?
A: There is dangerous weather, and there is just rain. Campers should dress for rain and we will have lots of fun in it! We are fortunate to have a few options when the weather gets dangerous. Campers go to the nearest shelter: the Community Center, Pavilion or Gazebo. We have a variety of games and activities set aside for just such occasions.
Q: Can my child bring in personal belongings/toys from home?
A: Beekman Day Camp is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. We encourage you to have your child keep personal belongings, especially electronics equipment at home; they can be a big disruption to our camp day. Items brought from home may need to be taken by the directors and placed in the camp office until the end of the day. Please help us out by limiting what your child brings to camp.
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