GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Registration Process


Visit our ACTIVE enrollment registration client via the enroll button on our website. Afterschool Adventures > Select Afterschool Adventures > Select your # of days tuition option > Select specific days of the week School Break Camp > Select School Break Camp location > Select # of days > Select specific dates Summer Camp TBA Guardians should fill out the ACTIVE registration form. A current medical form, including a list of immunizations, is required for all explorers. You may use a copy of the health form on file with your school. Registration is confirmed when: 1. Payment in full is received OR you have enrolled in a payment plan through our Active registration system. 2. You have completed and returned a credit card authorization form to remain on file for late pickup, late payment fees, or declined payments. 3. We have all required paperwork on file including program permission slips and a child health form




Positive Development and Behavior Management


We believe that engagement and fun should be the first step in any behavior management system. We partner with families to guide children to make healthy choices, self-reflect, practice empathy, and employ fair conflict resolution strategies. We encourage children to attempt to resolve problems in productive ways and to know when to ask for help from an adult. We use behavior management methods.... When behavior intervention is necessary, certain steps are followed: >>Talking to the child to help him/her recognize how he/she is behaving, reflect on his/her choices, and encourage self-correction >> Separating the child from the activity being disrupted, providing an opportunity for redirection >> Separating the child from the group, allowing private time and space for reflection and developing problem resolution strategies >> Holding a conference with the parents about persistent disruptive behaviors and concerns, developing a strategy or methods for correction >> Possible termination of program enrollment, if issues persist and parents and staff cannot develop a working strategy for intervention or in the event that behaviors prevent a positive and healthy experience for the child or that of other children in our care




Health and Well-being


The health and safety of all children in our care is our top priority. We maintain excellent child to staff supervision ratios. Our staff is well-trained in child development, creating safe spaces, social-emotional development, and encouraging healthy choices. We have health policies in place that are necessary to protect the children as well as the staff in our programs. Sicknesses If your child vomits or has a high fever while participating in one of our programs he/she will be isolated and a parent/guardian will be called so that the child can be picked up immediately. Exposure to communicable diseases, and any infectious illnesses of other family members should be promptly reported so that B+B may be alerted to early symptoms and take any necessary precautions. B+B will notify each parent when a child has been exposed. First Aid and CPR Our staff is trained in basic first aid and CPR. In the event of an emergency, our most senior staff will provide care and we will contact parents immediately. Parents are notified via incident reports that detail any accidents that happen while under our care. Medical Conditions and Emergency Medications As per our registration forms, parents should notify B+B staff of any dietary restrictions, allergies, and/or medical conditions and give consent to B+B staff to administer any emergency medications such as inhalers, epi-pen, etc with details that specify any protocols required




Meals and Snacks


Our meals are free from GMOs and can be prepared upon request to be free of common allergens including dairy, nuts, sesame, and gluten. We can also accommodate vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements. Our menus and snacks are designed using a whole-foods approach to meal-planning. We partner with Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to attain our goal of serving only the best locally rooted and sustainable food choices. Our food is served on sustainable, compostable 100% sugar cane fiber tableware. We are a nut-free facility and do not allow nuts of any kind. You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks to our programs as long as they are nut-free.




Child Release Policy


Children will be released only to those persons whose names are listed on the Authorized Adults List you provide when you enroll. Proper identification will be required of persons picking up your child. To add or remove a name, please make the changes in your ACTIVE registration account and contact our team at least 1 day prior to pickup.




Absences


If your child will not attend a registered program, please email attendance@backpacksandbinoculars.com to alert us of your child’s absence. Note that we do not offer make up days or same day cancellations for any program. Refer to our cancellation policy.




Late Pickup


We understand things happen and offer a 10-minute grace period. Please let us know if you are running late by emailing info@backpacksandbinoculars.com. After the grace period a $10 late fee will be added for each additional 10 minutes to your next billing cycle.




Late Payments


Some of our programs offer payment plan options. There is a $30 fee for declined installment payments. The fee will be charged to the credit card on file with Backpacks and Binoculars. If your tuition fees become over two months behind, our program services will be immediately terminated.




Cancellation Policy


If you cancel any enrollment 60 days or more before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 100% credit equal to the amount of money paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Backpacks and Binoculars service for one calendar year and is transferable to another family for a $20 transfer fee. There is no fee for sibling transfers. If you cancel any enrollment 15-59 days before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 50% tuition credit equal to the amount paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Backpacks and Binoculars service for one calendar year and is transferable to another family for a $20 transfer fee. There is no fee for sibling transfers. If you cancel any service 14 days or less before the date of service, we will not issue any tuition credit for any money paid. You may choose to transfer your exact enrollment to another family for a transfer fee of $20 given the following criteria is met: the new registrant is in the same age group as current enrollee and their family is able to provide enrollment paperwork prior to their child's first date of attendance. Canceling a service for any reason does not constitute a tuition refund or cancellation of a payment plan. Due to the nature and structure of our programs, we do not offer any make up days





AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES

Ratio and Groups


We keep an exceptional 1:5 adult to child ratio on trips and 1:10 adult to child ratio in our location. We assign our explorers into smaller groups based on this ratio. This increases our group’s safety by providing the ability for super quick head counts on our excursions and also allows the children to bond with their counselor in a smaller more intimate setting. Our explorers are broken into three age groups to ensure that each explorer enjoys experiences appropriate to his or her age.
>> Backpackers Jr is for preschool students. Backpackers Jr focuses on play-based learning and introduces preschoolers to a variety of new skills and mediums while maintaining an age-appropriate structure. >> Backpackers is for Kindergarten-2nd grade students. Backpackers focuses on introducing students to various interests and skills in a structured environment while still encouraging freedom of exploration. >> Trailblazers is for 3rd grade-5th grade students. Trailblazers focuses on allowing students to further develop their personal interests and to pursue their passions independently.




Program Description


Afterschool Adventures travels the globe through an interdisciplinary study of world regions and cultures. Through in-depth examination and hands-on experiences, we cultivate young minds to view themselves as an integral part of the continued growth of our global community. As part of this experience, our students relate back to their own culture and heritage to discover what makes them a unique global citizen. Pre-K-5th Grade Inventor’s Workshop Ready, set, invent! Create new worlds by exploring structures, mechanics and circuits. *Advanced explorers will be introduced to coding basics Global Kitchen Learn about foods around the world, importance of food culture, manners, and etiquette! Explore a culture through one of its most social activities---eating! Artworks The world is your palette. Discover traditional arts and crafts techniques through the exploration of materials and process, all while developing an appreciation for art around the world. Book Adventures Let your imagination be your guide as you develop your reading, writing, and performance skills through global myths, folktales and legends. B+B Cares Journey the world by investigating the integral components that define culture and build community around the world. Learn what it means to be a global citizen and develop empathy and compassion by supporting global and local communities through service-learning projects.




Afterschool Adventures Contract and Enrollment


Your Afterschool Adventures contract includes afterschool care for the duration of one calendar year matching the start and end dates of your school. We include pickup on scheduled early dismissal days and offer hot lunches. Your afterschool enrollment is contractual and requests for changes to your enrollment must be made at least 30 days in advance and are not guaranteed to be available. Fees are based on an annual tuition and are due on payment dates set up through your ACTIVE account despite scheduled closings due to holidays, family vacations, sick days, or missed school days for any reason. Tuition can be prorated for mid-year enrollment. Prorated tuition will be determined on a monthly basis. If you enroll your child for pickup beginning on November 12th, your tuition will be prorated to November 1st.




Afterschool Enrollment Changes Policies


Additional days of afterschool may be added at any time during the school year, if space is available. Afterschool enrollment days may be permanently switched at any time during the school year, if space is available. Afterschool enrollment days may be decreased only during our enrollment change period from December 1-15. This change will take effect starting January 1st. Enrollment and tuition decreases will not be processed at any other time.




Do you offer homework help?


Yes, we offer group homework help by request. Please let us know if you would like your explorer to spend time working on homework while in our care. We do not offer homework help on Fridays.




When is a good time for me to pick up my child?


Parents are welcome to pickup at any time, however we have structured enrichment activities until 5:15pm.




What if my child did not attend school, how should I notify you?


If your child did not attend school or you will not need afterschool care, please email info@backpacksandbinoculars.com to alert us of your child’s absence.




What if I am running late to pick up my child and will not be there by 6:00pm? What should I do and will I be charged a fee?


We understand things happen and offer a 10-minute grace period. Please let us know if you are running late by emailing info@backpacksandbinoculars.com. After the grace period a $10 late fee will be added for each additional 10 minutes to your next billing cycle.




Do you close for snow days and bad weather?


We follow the NYC public school closing criteria and will close when public schools are closed. Families will be notified via email of any afterschool closures.




Do you offer care on school closure dates?


We offer afterschool care on all days your school is in session. For care coverage on school closures and holidays please refer to our School Break Camp program which offers care coverage on most school break dates. School Break Camp is at an additional cost.





SCHOOL BREAK CAMP

Daily Routine


School Break Camp takes kids on exciting excursions throughout all five boroughs, experiencing NYC the best way possible - as a kid! We offer care coverage on school closures and holidays for most public, private, and charter school calendars. Please refer to the calendar on our website for dates and themes. Tuition includes child-care coverage from 8:00-6:00 pm ***depending on location ***Example Trip Itinerary 8:00-9:00 Check-in 8:30-9:30 Breakfast 9:00-9:20 Groups 9:20-9:30 All Camp Meeting 9:30-10:15 Travel to trip location 10:30-12:30 Tour or Workshop 12:30-1:00 Lunch (picnic lunch) 1:00-2:15 Playground 2:15-3:15 Travel back to camp Post Camp 3:00-6:00 pm***depending on location Themed games, activities, and exploration centers




Camp Kit


All School Break Camp explorers must wear our signature orange t-shirt and carry our signature purple backpack. If your explorer joined us for summer camp, the same t-shirt and backpack can be used for School Break Camp. If this is your first time with us, you will be required to purchase the kit for $35.




Drop off Procedures


Parents should sign their camper in on the designated sign in sheet. Please notify and confirm with our staff any specific medical conditions, dietary restrictions, and/or emergency medications.




Child Release Policy


Children will be released only to those persons whose names are listed on the Authorized Adults List you provide when you enroll. Proper identification will be required of persons picking up your child. To add or remove a name, please make the changes in your ACTIVE registration account and contact our team at least 1 day prior to pickup.




Camp Groups


We keep an exceptional 1:5 adult to camper ratio on trips and 1:10 adult to child ratio in our location. We assign our campers into smaller groups based on this ratio. This increases our group’s safety by providing the ability for super quick head counts on our excursions and also allows the children to bond with their counselor in a smaller more intimate setting. Our explorers are broken into three age groups to ensure that each explorer enjoys experiences appropriate to his or her age. We also recognize the benefit of co-mingling between ages and may do group activities with mixed age groups. • Backpackers Jr is for preschool students. Backpackers Jr focuses on play-based learning and introduces preschoolers to a variety of new skills and mediums while maintaining an age-appropriate structure. • Backpackers is for Kindergarten-2nd grade students. Backpackers focuses on introducing students to various interests and skills in a structured environment while still encouraging freedom of exploration. • Trailblazers is for 3rd grade-5th grade students. Trailblazers focuses on allowing students to further develop their personal interests and to pursue their passions independently.
We try our best to divide our smaller camp groups with the following priorities in order: 1. A child’s established connection with an adult counselor 2. A child’s age 3. Parent’s request for a specific group 4. Our identification of new and existing camp friendships
While we do organize campers into smaller groups, our campers enjoy ongoing flexibility to engage and interact with all of the campers in their larger group, despite their small group designation. Many of our workshops and organized activities are designed for the group as a whole as well as time on the bus, during lunch, and playground. You can think of our groups as the desk groups in a typical elementary classroom setting. We’re all in class together with the benefit of added attention for each smaller group.




What should my camper bring to camp?


• Hat (for sunny days • Sunscreen **Please apply before coming to camp. (for sunny days) • Water bottle • Emergency medications, if required • Extra set of clothes, if necessary **recommended for younger campers




Anything campers shouldn’t bring?


Crocs and flip-flops are NOT allowed in camp! We’re very active and campers can easily slip or trip on them. Shoes must have ankle straps. Personal toys are discouraged. Electronics are not allowed.




When is the pickup and drop off?


We request that all campers are at our location by 9am. Those wishing to eat breakfast with us should plan to be dropped off by 8:30am. 09




Drop-Off/Pick-Up for Downtown Brooklyn


110 Schermerhorn St. Drop-off 8:00-9:00 am Pick-up 4:00-6:00 pm The earliest campers can be dropped off is 8am. Pickup is anytime from 4-6 pm at the same location.




Drop-Off/Pick-Up for Williamsburg


Northside School 299 N. 7th St Drop-off 8:30-9:15 am Pick-up is 4:00-5:15 pm The earliest campers can be dropped off is 8:30 am. Pickup is anytime from 4-5:15 pm at the same location.




Can I request my child be paired with a friend?


We try our best to accommodate group and friend requests. Please make any requests in advance. Note that same day friend requests may not always be possible. For more information about how we create our camp groups, see our policies regarding our ratios and groups system under Camp Groups.




What if my child cannot attend camp, how should I notify you?


If your child will not be attending camp for any reason please email info@backpacksandbinoculars.com to alert us of your child’s absence.




What if I am running late to pick up my child and will not be there by 6:00pm? What should I do and will I be charged a fee?


We understand things happen and offer a 10-minute grace period. Please let us know if you are running late by emailing info@backpacksandbinoculars.com. After the grace period a $10 late fee will be added for each additional 10 minutes. You may use a card, check, or cash.




Do you offer make-up days?


Due to the nature and structure of our programs, we do not offer any make up days. Please see our cancellation policy detailed under Backpacks and Binoculars Policies and Procedures.





SUMMER CAMP

Registration Process


> Select Summer Camp > Use the side tabs to filter for camp groups and/or entering grade > Add specific weeks Clubhouse Explorers preschool ages 2-4 Jr Backpackers entering kindergarten Backpackers entering 1st-2nd grade Trailblazers entering 3rd-5th grade Pathfinders entering 5th-8th grade




Weekly Itinerary


***Jr Backpackers, Backpackers, Trailblazers, Pathfinders Monday: Field Day/In-The-Field Challenges - kicks off the week with themed games and activities in a park Tuesday: Field Trip or Workshop Wednesday: Water Day/Pool Day - trip to a splashground or public pool) Thursday: Field Trip or Workshop Friday: Weekly Wow - fun-filled day featuring special guests, in-house workshops, and an all-camp showcase.




Drop-off / Pick up Procedures


Drop-off is from 8:00 to 9:00 am. The earliest campers can be dropped off is 8am. We request that all campers are at our location by 9am. Drop-Off Procedures Parents should sign their camper in on the designated sign in sheet daily. Please notify and confirm with our staff any specific medical conditions, dietary restrictions, and/or emergency medications. Pickup is anytime from 4-6 pm at the same location. Pick-up Procedures Any adult that is picking up your child should be listed on their active account as a parent/guardian, emergency contact, or authorized adult and present photo id when signing their camper out on the designated sign-out sheet at the front desk.
June 18-June 29 Brooklyn Friends Meeting House 110 Schermerhorn St. July 2-August 17 A. Fantis School 195 State St




Water Day/ Pool Day


On water days campers should come well-sunscreened with water resistant sunscreen on all exposed areas and dressed in a bathing suit with dry camp clothes on top. Girls should wear a bathing suit under their dry shorts/skirts and a camp shirt. Boys should wear swim trunks and a swim shirt under their camp shirt. Please provide a towel and dry underwear/clothing for your camper to change into. Label all items with campers first and last names. ***Jr. Backpackers will be visiting a splashground for water days ***Backpackers and Trailblazers will go to Douglas and Degraw pool on water days during weeks July 9-August 17 Douglas and Degraw Pool This is a NYC public pool and we adhere to all rules as outlined by NYC Parks Department. We provide our own Aquatics Director and LIfeguards in addition to the pool lifeguards. Our Aquatics Director will perform a swim test to determine which pool your child should swim in. Only swim attire is allowed to be worn in the pool area. No other clothing including camp shirts are allowed in the pool area. Only water shoes are allowed in the pool area. If your camper will wear a t-shirt in the water, it must be plain white with no labels or logos. We have our own personal Aquatics Director and Lifeguards with us every time we go swimming. Each week our Aquatics Director administers a swimming assessment to our campers then groups them according to ability. Swimming ability is not required.




Camp Kit


All campers must wear our signature camp shirt and carry our purple backpack everyday. One kit is included for the summer season which includes two camp shirts, a backpack, and binoculars. Additional t-shirts are available for purchase. ***A water bottle is required




Camp Groups


We keep an exceptional 1:5 adult to camper ratio on trips and 1:10 adult to child ratio in our location. We assign our campers into smaller groups based on this ratio. This increases our group’s safety by providing the ability for super quick head counts on our excursions and also allows the children to bond with their counselor in a smaller more intimate setting.
Our explorers are broken into four age groups to ensure that each explorer enjoys experiences appropriate to his or her age. We also recognize the benefit of co-mingling between ages and occasionally do group activities with mixed age groups.
• Jr. Backpackers is for Pre-K 4s entering Kindergarten 2018-19. The program focuses on play-based learning and introduces campers to a variety of new skills and mediums while maintaining an age-appropriate structure.
• Backpackers is for entering 1st-2nd graders 2018-19 school year. Backpackers focuses on introducing campers to various interests and skills in a structured environment while still encouraging freedom of exploration.
• Trailblazers is for entering 3rd-5th graders 2018-19 school year. Trailblazers focuses on allowing campers to further develop their personal interests and to pursue their passions by growing their confidence and independence.
• Pathfinders is for entering 5th-8th graders 2018-19 school year. Pathfinders camp is designed to engage and challenge the body and mind while building courage, strength, intelligence, perseverance, and confidence through outdoor adventures, extreme sports, and team-building challenges. We try our best to divide our smaller camp groups with the following priorities in order:
1. A child’s established connection with an adult counselor 2. A child’s age 3. Parent’s request for a specific group 4. Our identification of new and existing camp friendships
While we do organize campers into smaller groups, our campers enjoy ongoing flexibility to engage and interact with all of the campers in their larger group, despite their small group designation. Many of our workshops and organized activities are designed for the group as a whole as well as time on the bus, during lunch, and playground. You can think of our groups as the desk groups in a typical elementary classroom setting. We’re all in class together with the benefit of added attention for each smaller group.




What should my camper bring to camp?


  • Hat (recommended for sunny days)
  • Sunscreen **Please apply before coming to camp.
  • Water bottle
  • Emergency medications, if required
  • Extra set of clothes, if necessary **recommended for younger campers




Anything campers shouldn’t bring?


  • Crocs and flip-flops are NOT allowed in camp! We’re very active and campers can easily slip or trip on them. Shoes must have ankle straps.
  • Personal toys are discouraged. Electronics are not allowed.




Can I request my child be paired with a friend?


We try our best to accommodate group and friend requests. Please make any requests 1-2 weeks in advance. Note that same day friend requests may not always be possible. For more information about how we create our camp groups, see our policies regarding our ratios and groups system under Camp Groups.




What if my child can not attend camp? How should I notify you?


TBA




What if I am running late to pick up my child?


We understand things happen and offer a 10-minute grace period. Please let us know if you are running late by calling our main line 855-687-6923. After the grace period a $10 late fee will be added for each additional 10 minutes. You may use a card, check, or cash.




Do you offer makeup days?


Due to the nature and structure of our programs, we do not offer any make up days. Please see our cancellation policy detailed under Backpacks and Binoculars General Policies and Procedures.





PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

Daily Procedures


Sample Daily Schedule 8:00 AM Table Top/wash hands 8:30 AM Breakfast 9:00 AM Morning Huddle *(or Planned Trip) 9:15 AM Morning Movement 9:45 AM Outdoor/Indoor Play 10:15 AM Theme Story 10:45 AM Centers 11:30 AM Lunch 12:30-2:30 PM Rest Time (1hr. rest room available) 3:00 PM Snack 3:15 PM Day Review/Goodbye Song 4:00 PM Story/Music 4:30 PM Group Activity 5:00 PM Snack 5:30 PM Free Play 6:00 PM Dismissal




Can I volunteer to chaperone trips?


Yes, we welcome caregivers to attend our field trips. For ticketed events we have an allowance for 3 additional adults so please notify your child’s teacher if you are interested as soon as possible.




What should my camper bring to camp?


  • Small Light blanket
  • Bug Spray**Please apply before coming to camp.
  • Sunscreen- Spay Bottle Only**Please apply before coming to camp.
  • Leak proof Water Bottle
  • Emergency medications, if required i.e. Epi Pen
  • One Extra set of clothes i.e. top, bottom, underwear, socks
  • Bathing suit & water shoes **Provide swim trunk with a top
  • Diapers, swimmers, and baby wipes *if applicable
  • Small backpack to keep all items
***Please be sure to label ALL items ***Sheets must be washed weekly




Anything campers shouldn’t bring?


Flip-flops are NOT allowed in camp! We’re very active and campers can easily slip or trip on them. Shoes must have ankle straps. Personal toys are discouraged.




When is the pickup and drop off?


We request that all campers are at our location by 9am. Those wishing to eat breakfast with us should plan to be dropped off by 8:30am. The earliest campers can be dropped off is 8am. Recommended Pickup is anytime from 4-6 pm.




What if my child cannot attend camp, how should I notify you?


If your child will not be attending camp for any reason please e-mail the program director to alert us of their absence.




What if I am running late to pick up my child and will not be there by 6:00pm? What should I do and will I be charged a fee?


We understand things happen and offer a 5-minute grace period. Please let us know if you are running late by calling 855-687-6923. After the grace period a $10 late fee will be issued. Late Pick up After 6:05pm, a $10 late fee will be assessed for every 15 minutes past the time. 6:05-6:15 pm $10 6:16- 6:30 pm $20 6:31-6:45 pm $30 Payment will be processed through a credit card authorization form.




What is the staff to camper ratio?


We are required to maintain a 1:6 ratio for children 2 yrs. of age, and 1:10 for 3 year olds.




How are children placed in classrooms?


When placing campers in groups we consider the child’s age, attendance schedule and space availability in a room. Though rare, a child may be placed in a different class from a previous week. Given the nature of our program the children have several opportunities during the day to interact will all groups including meal times, outdoor play, trips, and at the end of the day when classes merge as they become smaller. Class assignments will be e-mailed weekly.




When does my child have to wear a camp t-shirt?


Camp T-shirt must be worn on trip days. If you forget your shirt, you may borrow a loaner shirt. There is a $5 laundry fee for loaner shirts.




Can I get additional t-shirts?


The first t-shirt is included in the camp tuition but additional t-shirts are available for purchase at the front desk. T-shirts are made from a special quick-dry and UV resistant material.




What if my camper gets motion sickness?


If you choose, you can give your child motion sickness medication before camp. Note that staff members are not allowed to administer these medications to your child. We recommend the motion sickness arm bands.




Food Policy


Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks included in the tuition costs. We focus on non-GMO organic foods. We encourage healthy eating choices. We are a nut-free facility. We accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. Communicate any issues with the camp director.




What if my camper is a picky eater?


We will send out a menu to all camp families. We encourage children to try our foods. If your child is a picky eater, we suggest you send nut-free healthy meals to supplement, if necessary.




What is your discipline policy?


We use positive discipline methods which encourage self-control, self-direction, self esteem, and cooperation. We focus on positive reinforcement and conflict resolution. When it becomes necessary to discipline a child, certain steps are followed: • Talking to the child to help him/her see how he/she is misbehaving. • Separating the child from the group to cool down with an adult supervising • Communicating with caregivers about behavior patterns.




What is your Health Policy?


Our policy is designed to protect the well being of all children and to protect against avoidable absences for health reasons. When there are symptoms of illness, arrangements must be made for his/her care at home. Please use the signifiers below to decide when to keep your child at home. It is best to use your parental discretion as well as professional advice from your pediatrician, but the problems below are often clear markers that it is best for your child to rest at home. 1. Lethargy 2. Green, yellow or brown mucus discharge from the nose 3. Wheezing 4. High body temperature over 101 5. Persistent diarrhea within 12 hours of time of drop-off 6. Vomiting within 12 hours of time of drop-off 7. Unexplained rashes or hives If your child becomes ill at camp he/she will be isolated and you will be called at work, or home, so you can make arrangements to have him/her picked up as soon as possible.




Medication Policy


Brooklyn Explorers will ONLY administer medication that is required for allergic reactions. A letter from the child’s physician with information pertaining to the allergy, symptoms of allergic reaction, medication required, dose to be administered, and how often to administer medication will be required for the child’s file. A parent, or other adult authorized in writing by the parent may administer medications to a child while the child is attending a childcare service at any time. A medication administration log to document name of child, date, time and name of parent, or other adult authorized by a parent to administer medications will need to be filled at the time of care.




Do I need to report communicable diseases?


Yes. Exposure to communicable diseases, and any infectious illnesses of other family members should be promptly reported so that we may be alerted to early symptoms. By the same token, we will notify each parent when a child has been exposed.




What is your release policy?


Children will be released only to those persons whose names are listed on the Authorized Adults List. Identification will be required of any person picking up your child for the first time. Parents are advised the Program Director in writing in advance if a person not listed on the enrollment form is to pick up the child. A phone call does not suffice as proper notification in the change of an authorized adult.




Contracts and Payments


Your summer camp enrollment tuition is based on your chosen weekly enrollments and are due on payment dates set up through your ACTIVE account despite scheduled closings due to holidays, sick days, or missed days for any reason.




Can I change my camper’s enrollment?


Requests for changes to your enrollment must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are not guaranteed to be available. You may be able to alter your weeks during the season, but please note we may not always be able to accommodate your request.




Can I cancel my purchases?


Yes, however, voluntary withdrawal by parents does not constitute a refund. Notification 2 weeks or more in advance may result in a credit to your account that you can use at another time. Extenuating circumstances should be discussed with the Enrollment team.




Do you offer make up days?


Due to the nature and structure of our program, we do not offer any make up days.




Cancellation Policy


If you cancel any enrollment 60 days or more before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 100% credit equal to the amount of money paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Backpacks and Binoculars service for one calendar year and is transferable to another family for a $20 transfer fee. There is no fee for sibling transfers. If you cancel any enrollment 15-59 days before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 50% tuition credit equal to the amount paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Backpacks and Binoculars service for one calendar year and is transferable to another family for a $20 transfer fee. There is no fee for sibling transfers. If you cancel any service 14 days or less before the date of service, we will not issue any tuition credit for any money paid. You may choose to transfer your exact enrollment to another family for a transfer fee of $20 given the following criteria is met: the new registrant is in the same age group as current enrollee and their family is able to provide enrollment paperwork prior to their child's first date of attendance. Canceling a service for any reason does not constitute a tuition refund or cancellation of a payment plan. Due to the nature and structure of our programs, we do not offer any make up days




Late Payment Policy


Some of our programs offer payment plan options. There is a $30 fee for declined installment payments. The fee will be charged to the credit card on file with Backpacks and Binoculars. If your tuition fees become over two months behind, our program services will be immediately terminated




Contact List


Clubhouse Explorers: Program Coordinator: Christine Roland Christine@brooklynexplorersacademy.com Phone: 855-687-6923 ext. 705 Assistant Program Coordinator Krista Wigstadt Krista@brooklynexplorersacademy.com Phone: 855-687-6923 ext. 706 Main Line: NY City Explorers Phone: 855-687-6923





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We support our city’s schools! We wish the following schools success on their school auctions:

P.S.8, P.S.9, P.S.11, P.S.29, P.S.31, P.S.32, P.S.33, P.S.38, P.S.56, P.S.58, P.S.84 , P.S.116, P.S.118, P.S.126, P.S.230, P.S.261, P.S.288, P.S.333, P.S.372, P.S.686, P.S. 705, Brooklyn New School, and NEST+m, The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Brooklyn Waldorf School 

 

We look forward to supporting our city's schools for the 2020/2021 fundraising season. Whether it's providing a gift certificate for your school's auction or setting up an activity table at your school's next event, we have your back! Email us today at info.at.explorerkids.us and tell us how we can help! It takes a village!