Rec Dept to run “Camp Smart Start” to support working families

A new school year is just around the corner, distance learning is on everyone’s minds and parents need childcare! To support working families and keep kids on track, we’ve created Camp Smart Start. Offered in 3-week sessions, this program supports students with their distance learning, while providing safe, fun childcare for working parents. 

Camp Smart Start Information:
Camp Smart Start is for students grades TK-5th grades. The camp locations will be at Beach, Havens, and Wildwood Elementary Schools. All Minimates (TK) will be held at Havens. Camp Smart Start is all outdoors! Registration for the program will be handled via a lottery system (see below for more information).

Please note: there will be a processing fee added to the total cost of the camp at check out. 

Session 1: Monday, August 17th–Friday, September 4th (3-week session)

  • Option 1: Partial Day: 8:15 am–3:00 pm, 3-Week Session: $962
  • Option 2: Extended Day: 8:15 am–5:15 pm, 3-Week Session: $1282
  • Option 3: Minimates (TK Students only): 8:15–3:00 pm, 3-Week Session: $962

Session 2: Tuesday, September 8th–Friday, September 25th (3-week session)**

  • Option 1: Partial Day: 8:15 am–3:00 pm, 3-Week Session: $898
  • Option 2: Extended Day: 8:15 am–5:15 pm, 3-Week Session: $1197
  • Option 3: Minimates (TK Students only): 8:15–3:00 pm, 3-Week Session: $898

**No camp on Monday, September 7th due to Labor Day holiday.

Available Spaces in Camp Smart Start will be filled via Lottery:
Lottery registration opens to all Piedmont residents beginning Friday, August 7th at 12:00 pm (Noon) and closes on Tuesday, August 11th at 12:00 pm (Noon). 

Lottery registrations received after 12:00 pm (Noon) on Wednesday, August 12th will be eligible for the Session 2 Lottery. 

The lottery selections will be drawn on Tuesday, August 11th and Parents will be notified if they were selected or not on Wednesday, August 12th

Click HERE to read the full program details and instructions for how to register for the lottery.

Additional “After-School” Programming: PRD is working on a number of “after-school” programming options for students who need to run around and have some fun after a long day of distance learning. We will announce those programs next week!

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