Jr. DAY CAMP
Summer Junior Day Camp is our youngest summer program, serving 5 and 6 years olds from the surrounding communities in the Chagrin Valley area and around Northeast Ohio. Junior Day Camp is a closely supervised program to give children a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which to be introduced to the joys and benefits of camping and to expand their horizons. It runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summer Junior Day Camp is open to boys and girls, ages 5 and 6 years old who will at least be entering Kindergarten in the Fall. It includes the Farmstead program with baby farm animals and a garden, as well as a variety of exciting hands-on activities such as archery, canoeing, camp crafts, low-ropes course, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, performing arts, swimming, wildlife and environmental studies, theme days, campfires and S’mores! (Horseback Riding lessons and Climbing Wall Adventure are not offered to campers attending Junior Day Camp.)
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00PM
(NOTE: Camp will be closed July 4th)
Camper Fees - Please Note: Prices are for combinations of established sessions. 2 week sessions cannot be split.
One Week: $315
Two Weeks: $630
Three Weeks: $930
Four Weeks: $1,220
Five Weeks: $1,500
Six Weeks: $1,770
Seven Weeks: $2,030
Eight Weeks: $2,280
Nine Weeks: $2,520
Deposit: $75 per camper per session, applied to session fees
Early Registration for Summer 2018 opens at 10:00 a.m. September 20, 2017 (for Summer 2017 families only).
Open Registration for new campers for Summer 2017 starts November 15, 2017.
You can register online after creating an account.
Typical Day: Each day of camp will include some scheduled activities listed above and some free time where the campers will help decide what activity to do. Free time is typically spent exploring nature or playing games. Each day will also include time for lunch and swimming. Below is a sample day that will have different activities each day.
9:00 a.m. - Arrival
9:15 a.m. - Canoeing
10:15 a.m. – Free Time - Creek Walk
11:15 a.m. – Swimming
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:15 p.m. - Arts and Crafts
2:15 p.m. - Free Time - Tag games on the ball field
3:15 p.m. - Pack-up, Assembly
4:00 p.m. – Departure
Arrival: Drop-off time for Jr. Day Camp time is 9:00 AM. Please read and adhere to the following procedures so that we may cut down on the traffic congestion. Parents are welcome to park and walk over with your camper the first day your child attends camp, however, parking space is limited. Camp will end promptly at 4:00 PM. Counselors will help the campers out of the cars on the passenger side of the vehicle. Campers will proceed to their designated areas, where they will gather with their counselor. On the first day of each session, staff members will have master group lists to help identify your camper’s group.
Departure: Jr. Day Camp pick-up time is 4:00 PM. Staff will help your children into the car. Again, PLEASE remain in your cars. If you do need to get out of your car to come in to the office or speak to a staff member, please park in the parking lot
Before and After Care: Our before and after care is organized through Orange Schools through their Open Door programs. Campers going to Open Door before camp will be picked up on time to be at camp at 9:00 AM. Campers going to Open Door after camp will be dropped off at Orange Schools after the conclusion of the camp day. No campers are able to stay at camp after 4:00 PM.
Swimming: Each camper needs to bring a suit and towel daily. If there are specific conditions under which your child cannot swim, please inform the camp office. All swim time at our pool is recreational and not instructional. Campers are required to take a swim test on the first day of each session to determine their swimming ability. Our pool has lifeguards and our waterfront director on deck whenever campers are present.
Photographs: We are offering 5x7 color prints of your child's group. Payments for photographs must be received on or before the first day of each session. Pictures ordered on the day of pictures or later will be at an increased price.
Camp Store: Campers go to the camp store on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. On these days, campers may purchase one ice cream or one drink. On the last Wednesday of each session campers may buy T-shirts and souvenirs. Camp store money must be deposited into the camper’s account prior to their visit. DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH YOUR CAMPER. Cash will not be accepted at the camp store. You will be notified of any balance in your child's account at the end of the summer and it can be refunded.
Supervision: Our program staff is under the supervision of a qualfied director and maintains a 6:1 ratio for Summer Junior Day Camp. Summer staff consits of mainly college and senior high school students with experience and interest in child development. Staff are required to participate in an intensie five day in-residence training program. Group counselors supervise and lead each camp group. Specialists guide activties such as archery, boating, etc.
Medical Examination: In order to attend camp, each camper must be examined and approved b a nurse or doctor within the past 12 months. The completed medical form must be in the camp poffice two weeks prior to the camper's first day of camp.
Refunds and Policies: Camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of a medical cancellation, $10 of the deposit will be kept as a registration service fee. There is a $20 charge for any non-sufficient checks. There is no pro-rated fee for campers arriving after the start of the session or leaving before completion. There is a $10 fee for any change after registration. Hiram House is not responsible for loss or damage to any camper's property during the camping season.