Teresea Schlump, Campus Kids Director
The students attending the Campus Kids Summer program are having so much fun! We have been very active not only on campus, but by going on lots of enjoyable field trips!! One of the goals of Campus Kids is to offer our students many new opportunities to experience different activities. We are always searching for new places to take the students to expose them to new educational, cultural, and athletic opportunities. To meet this goal, we have traveled to lots of places not only in Cedar Springs, but in our surrounding communities. For example, some of our students have had a golf lesson at Cedar Chase, experienced a ninja obstacle course at Rockfit Ninja Gym, fed the fish at the Paris Park Fish Hatchery, picked berries at Krupp’s Farm, watched a baseball game at the Whitecaps, and shot bows and arrows at WM Archery Center in Rockford. In all, we will go on 36 field trips this summer!! Sometimes we take everyone, and other times we take a smaller group of students. One of the other goals of the Campus Kids program is to spend a large portion of the day outside. This summer, we have spent approximately 60% of the day outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Some of the activities we have done when we are on campus have ranged from crafting to STEM activities to challenge our minds, walking/running club, building and playing on a giant slip and slide, growing vegetables in the Community Garden, journaling, playing charades, and preparing and eating healthy snacks. We have also done some community service work by picking up trash on campus.
Campus Kids – Before and After School Care
Campus Kids is a State Licensed Day Care program and we are preparing for school start. We offer Before and After School Care throughout the school year. Campus Kids opens at 6:00am at both Cedar Trails Elementary and Beach Elementary. We do activities throughout the morning, and then serve a light breakfast. We dismiss the students in time to get to their class at either Cedar Trails, Beach, or Cedar View. Cedar Trails students may attend Campus Kids at their school, while Beach and
Cedar View students may attend at Beach. In the afternoons, Campus Kids opens at 3:30pm for students at the same locations. A healthy snack is served and homework help and fun activities are offered until 6:00pm. To enroll, please complete and return a registration packet before September 1, 2016 to reserve your spot. Packets may be picked up at Cedar Trails, or they can be found on-line at csredhawks.org. There is a $20 annual registration fee for one child or $35 for a family. Rates are $8.00 a morning or afternoon, or $15 for both on the same day. Parents complete a schedule of days that they need care, and they are billed a month in advance for services.
For an additional charge, we also offer care on early release days and on snow days for pre-registered children. Please call (616) 696-1716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.