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Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Camps

Standards of Care

The programs operated by the City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation are recreational in nature and are not state-licensed child care programs. Summer camp programs are governed by the City of Georgetown, as required by the Texas Human Resources Code, Section 42.041 (b) (14).

Standards of Care for Youth Recreation Programs Summary

       Signed Standards of Care Ordinance 2020-2029

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Status (as of May 26, 2020):

  • All Tennis, Adventure, Volleyball Skills, Challenger Sports Soccer, and Sporties for Shorties Camps are canceled for the summer.
  • All Enrichment Camps (Art, Hoop Dance, LEGO, Comic Book Creation, U-Tubers Unite!) are canceled for the summer.
  • Junior Fire Academy is canceled for the summer.
  • Adaptive Camps are canceled for the month of June.
  • Camp Goodwater will begin June 15; the first two weeks, June 1-5 and June 8-12, have been canceled.

Registration for 2020 Summer Camps opens on Monday, March 23 for Georgetown residents and Tuesday, March 24 for nonresidents.

There will be amendments to the process this year. Due to COVID-19, our facilities are closed to the public, and no in-person registrations will be allowed.

Camp Registration Options

  • Pay in Full: All registrations placed online must pay in full at the time of registration. Registration and payment must be completed for each child separately.
  • Payment Plan: You may set up a payment plan with Parks and Recreation Staff. This method will be initiated by submitting the required 2020 Summer Camp Liability and Payment Agreement form. If you’d like to initiate a payment plan, you must select the payment plan option on this form. Individuals will be contacted by a Parks and Recreation staff member via phone to process the registration and set up the payment plan. Calls will be placed in the order the form is received. Camp registrations that include payment plans will only be processed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please be prepared to take the call. If we are unable to reach you, staff will leave a message and ask that you return the call at (512) 930-3596 to be assisted. 

When enrolling in a payment plan, auto draft will be required. Payment will be auto drafted according to the payment schedule below. Failure to meet the payment deadline will result in participant being withdrawn from summer camp.

Camp Dates Scheduled Payment Date
June 15-19 June 8
June 22-26 June 15
June 29-July 3 June 22
July 6-10 June 29
July 13-17 July 6
July 20-24 July 13
July 27-31 July 20
August 3-7 July 27
August 10-14 August 3

Camp Payment and Refund Policy
20% nonrefundable deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance for camp must be paid in full by the Monday one week prior to the start of camp (7 days in advance of attendance). If the balance is not paid in full by the Monday one week prior to camp, your child’s spot will be forfeited to the next child on the waitlist. You will lose your reservation and your 20% deposit.

Refunds, minus the 20% nonrefundable deposit, will only be given if notice is received 7 or more days prior to the start of camp. No refund will be given with less than 7 days’ notice. Complete refunds (including deposits) will only be given for departmental cancellations. Because of staffing requirements, fees will not be prorated for partial attendance. Tuition is based on a full week.

Forms

A Request to Withdraw/Transfer form must be completed by a parent/legal guardian if needing to withdraw from or transfer camps dates.

REGISTER ONLINE

 


2020 Summer Camp Guide


2020 Summer Camps

Adaptive Camps

Adaptive Camps

Adaptive Camps are canceled for the month of June.

Let’s Make Friends
Ages: 5 (completed Kindergarten)-11
Weekly Sessions: June 15-July 16
Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Weekly fee: $135 Resident/$170 Nonresident

Circle of Friends
Ages: 12-23 (entering 6th grade-Bridges)
Weekly Sessions: June 15-July 16
Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Weekly fee: $135 Resident/$170 Nonresident

Adaptive Camps will take place at Purl Elementary, 1953 Maple St., Georgetown, TX 78626.

In cooperation with the Exceptional Georgetown Alliance, Georgetown Parks and Recreation offers Adaptive Summer Camp session for Georgetown ISD students.

Led by experienced staff, our adaptive camps are designed for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum disorders.  Focus will be on providing a safe, social environment productive of building social and communication skills for all campers.  Camps are not designed to work on severe aggressive behavior.

Themes address basic concepts like feeling, using manners, being part of a group, as well as self-esteem and cooperation.  The opportunity for developmental growth of each camper will be provided through a wide range of activities with may include arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, cooperative games, music, daily exercise, and outdoor play.  Camps will be held at a Georgetown ISD campus.  Location will be announced at a later date.

FOCUS: Cognitive and Developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum
REQUIREMENTS: Georgetown ISD ONLY. Must be able to coexist in a small group setting.

Enrollment in GISD must be verified in order to register for Adaptive Camps. Please register in person or over the phone at (512) 930-3596.

Camp Goodwater

Camp Goodwater

Ages: 5 (completed Kindergarten)-12
Lower Camp: Ages 5-8/Upper Camp: Ages 9-12
Weekly Sessions: June 15-August 7
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Weekly Fee: $155 Resident/$190 Nonresident

2020 Camp Goodwater Parent Handbook

Camp Goodwater offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional day camp activities, including swimming, playing in the park, special events and a weekly field trip.

Camp Goodwater is separated by grade into two large groups of up to 50 kids each, Lower Camp and Upper Camp. Each camp is then divided into 4 groups of about 13 campers based on ages, grades, maturity, gender and other factors. Each group is led by two counselors; we maintain a 15:1 or lower camper-to-staff ratio at all times.


Field Trips

Goodwater field trips will be on Wednesdays for Lower Camp and Thursdays for Upper Camp. Field Trips are subject to change.

Week Theme Lower Camp Field Trip Upper Camp Field Trip
June 15-19 Animal Planet Cameron Park Zoo Cameron Park Zoo
June 22-26 Hawaiian Fun Lions Junction Water Park Summer Fun Water Park
June 29-July 3 Party in the USA Altitude Trampoline Park Altitude Trampoline Park
July 6-10 Creative Campers Thinkery Thinkery
July 13-17 Camp Goodwater’s Got Talent Mt. Playmore Killeen Family Aquatic Center
July 20-24 Challenge Week Pump It Up Jumpstreet
July 27-31 Futuristic Fun Lion’s Junction Family Water Park Summer Fun Water Park
August 3-7 Game Show Mania Monster Mini Golf and Laser Tag Monster Mini Golf and Laser Tag

Camp Goodwater Add-On Programs

New for summer 2020! Enhance your Camp Goodwater experience with an add-on specialty program for just $55/week. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lego Robotics & Engineering
Builders are taught age-appropriate engineering and robotics concepts and will use LEGO sets to improve understanding of those concepts in a fun, friendly and caring environment! They will be challenged with the LEGO WeDo, the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and the LEGO EV3 Robotics system.

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
June 15-19 Lower Camp: M/T/TH/F, 1-2:30 p.m.
Upper Camp: M/T/W/F, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Art
Art Camps inspire children to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. By doing so, kids feel empowered to be creative and expressive. It’s amazing to see just what your child can design when given the freedom to express him/herself creatively.

Come spend the week exploring different cultures, artists, styles and techniques – both contemporary and historical! Participants will create original artworks using several kinds of media, such as model magic or papier-mâché, paint, fiber or cloth, and more.

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
June 22-26
July 20-24
Lower Camp: M/T/TH/F, 1-2:30 p.m.
Upper Camp: M/T/W/F, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Swim Lessons
Led by Georgetown Recreation Center swim instructors, your camper can participate in five days of 30-minute lessons at the Recreation Center Indoor Pool. Campers will be grouped with 3-4 campers of similar skill level. Skill levels include Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
June 29-July 3
August 3-7
Lower & Upper Camp: M/T/W/TH/F
Campers will be assigned to a 30-minute lesson between 2-3:30 p.m.

Tennis
Tennis instruction will focus on the fundamentals of tennis and stroke production through a variety of tennis drills and games. Campers will travel to the Georgetown Tennis Center.

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
July 6-10 Upper Camp: M/T/W/F, 2-3:30 p.m.

Hoop Dance
This summer take Hula Hooping to a new level – come learn a new hobby that is fun, healthy and entertaining! In this weeklong workshop students will learn passing, spirals (down and up), halos, hand-offs, off-body and on-body flow and much more. Registration fee includes a custom hoop
for each participant to keep at the end of the camp.

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
July 13-17 Lower Camp: M/T/TH/F, 1-2:30 p.m.
Upper Camp: M/T/W/F, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Freestyle Sports Basketball
Freestyle Sports prides itself in their ability to give every player the individual attention they deserve. With a focus on personal development, players work on decision making, creativity, confidence, sportsmanship and work ethic. All vital skills that go a long way, even beyond the basketball court. Whether you have never played basketball before or are looking to take your game to the next level, we’ve got you covered! Our camps are about working hard, playing smart and most of all, having fun!

Week(s) Offered Days/Times
July 27-31 Lower Camp: M/T/TH/F, 8:30-10 a.m.
Upper Camp: M/T/W/F, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Junior Counselor Program

Ages: 14-16
Weekly Sessions: June 15-August 9
Each week is a new session and Junior Counselors must be able to make a commitment to at least two sessions.
Weekly Fee: $75 Resident/$95 Nonresident

The Junior Counselor Program has been developed to allow youth to gain valuable leadership skills necessary to be future camp counselors for Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Junior counselors will assist Camp Goodwater or Tennis Camp staff with daily camp activities and serve as role models for campers.

In order to ensure the best possible experience for junior counselors, this is an application and selection process.  A limited number of junior counselors will be accepted each summer.

Program Eligibility / Program Age Requirements

  • All eligible participants will be at least 14 years of age on the first day of camp, and not older than 16 years of age
  • Candidates must be past Georgetown Parks & Rec camp program participants, or have past experiences in a day camp program
  • Candidates must submit an application, one non-family reference, and be willing to undergo an interview process
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high level of responsibility, maturity, enthusiasm, and reliability
  • Candidates must be able to make a two-session commitment to the Junior Counselor Program

Application Process
There is an application process to ensure the Junior Counselors have the desire to participate fully and be a positive role model for the campers during the program. In addition to the application, a brief interview will be scheduled for each applicant.

  • Interested participants must submit an application form and two non-family references to the Georgetown Rec Center by March 23, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Application materials for Tennis Camp can be emailed to Pete Polkinghorn at pete.polkinghorn@georgetown.org. Applications for Goodwater Camp can be emailed to Arica Kolb at arica.kolb@georgetown.org.
  • Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview beginning March 30.
  • The Georgetown Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to reject an applicant or limit the number of applicants based on the camp program needs.

Financial Obligations and Requirements
Once selected for the Junior Counselor program you will be able to register for the sessions determined by the camp program coordinator. The cost of the Junior Counselor program is $75/ session for residents and $95/ session for nonresidents.

2020 Junior Counselor Program Application

Junior Counselor Program Reference Sheet

Camp Registration

Once Junior Counselors are selected, they must register for weeks of Junior Counselor/Goodwater or Junior Counselor/Tennis Camp.

Kid City

Ages: 5 (completed Kindergarten)-11
Current 6th graders are not eligible for this program.
Weekly Sessions: July 6-31
Hours: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Weekly Fee: $10 Resident/$15 Nonresident
Location: Purl Elementary, 1953 Maple St.

Presented in cooperation with the Georgetown Project, Kid City is half-day summer nutrition and enrichment program for Georgetown ISD students that qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

Students will receive breakfast and lunch during camp. Camp activities include interactive nutritional and educational programs, bowling, arts and crafts, swimming/splash pad, movies, outside games and lots of camp fun!

No sibling discounts.

Enrollment in GISD must be verified in order to register for Kid City. Please register in person or over the phone at (512) 930-3596.

Sports Camps

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp

Ages: 7-16
Dates: August 3-6
Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Fee: $235 Resident/Nonresident (through May 31)
$260 Resident/Nonresident (starting June 1)

BPSC is a 4-day shooting intense basketball camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid. He has taken those camps with his combined playing experience at UT and created an upbeat, positive experience for Austin area youth.  All camps include 32 hours of instruction, which is approximately the same amount of time as a month of practice in Middle School or a full season of a youth league. Daily team competitions are the highlight of the week, allowing kids to be a part of a team with no pressure and to have fun.  To promote self-esteem and self-discipline, BPSC includes individualized drills and competitions throughout the camp that all campers have an opportunity to excel at and improve their shooting skills. An average camper shoots over 1,000 shots over 4 days at BPSC. The 10:1 camper to coach ratio allows campers to develop skills in a small group. These coaches include head coaches, assistant coaches, collegiate, and former players that all share the knowledge and enthusiasm required to be a BPSC camp instructor.

Please register at: bperrymanshootingcamp.com.

 

 

 

 

 



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