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Kids' and Teen College

Realize your Potential

Kids' and Teen College

Important Information to Read Before Camp Starts

Dear Parents and Campers:

Welcome to Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. We are looking forward to another fun-filled year! To ensure a safe and quality learning experience, please read through this document carefully for important information and required camp forms.

Pick Up and Drop Off and Contact Procedures

To ensure a safe experience for your children, please review and follow the Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures and Locations. Please note that the contact information for each campus for academic enrichment and sports camps are located on this sheet. If you cannot reach the camp coordinator, please contact the support specialist, course manager, or program coordinator respectively.

The college strongly recommends that parents or other authorized guardians drop their children off at camp. Parents who permit their children to come to camp by other means (for example, bicycle, walking, bus) are advised that the college is not responsible for ensuring that children arrive safely at camp and will not contact parents or guardians to notify them that children have or have not arrived.

Parents should physically drop off and pick up their children and sign them in and out at the designated locations. Please discuss any potential custodial issues that may result in pickup concerns directly with the Camp Coordinator on the first day of camp.

Finally, if you would like to provide permission for anyone to pick up your child not previously noted on the Student Information and Parent Consent Form, please provide a written letter to the Camp Coordinator on the first day of camp.

Rules of the Road

It is extremely important to discuss the Rules of the Road with your child as the student conduct policy is strictly enforced.

Demographic Changes

It is essential that CSM staff be able to contact you if there is an emergency or the college closes for unforeseen reasons. Please complete the Demographic Change Form if you have had any changes to your contact information or address recently. This form should be provided to the Camp Coordinator on the first day of camp.

Medication

If your child needs to take medication, please complete the Medication Distribution Consent Form, obtain your physician’s signature, and submit it to the Camp Coordinator on the first day of camp. Please note that CSM employees may not distribute or administer medication. Finally, medication not picked up by parents at the end of camp will be discarded after one week.

Extended Care

Children ages 5 to 14 enrolled in our classes can begin and/or end their day with the Kids' and Teen College. These warm up and cool down classes are offered at the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses only.

Extended day hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students can play games, read books, and perform art and science activities.

For your convenience, please note that your child will be escorted to camp by our staff by 8:20 a.m. and dropped off around 4:45 p.m. Campers using this service in La Plata should be dropped off and picked up in Room CC100. Campers using this service in Leonardtown should be dropped off and picked up in Room B116. If you arrive after 8:20 a.m., please escort your child to their respective building and classroom. If you arrive prior to 4:45 p.m., please pick up your child in their assigned building and classroom.

Policy for Late Pickup of Children

You must pick up your child when the class ends. If your child is not picked up by 4:45 p.m., an emergency drop-in fee of $30.00 will be charged until 6:00 p.m.; after that it will be an additional $1.00 per minute. This fee must be paid prior to your child returning to camp. CSM reserves the right to request your child be removed from class, if parents are persistently late for pickup. If we ask you not to bring you child back because you are often late to pick up your child, you will not receive a tuition refund.

Disability Procedures

CSM is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in its programs, services, and activities in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other pertinent laws. This includes individuals with documented disabilities interested in participating in Kids' and Teen College. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations in order to participate in the college’s instructional programs should notify the ADA Coordinator on the nearest campus at least one month before the class begins. Requests made after this deadline will be considered on an individual basis and addressed whenever possible. Information on available services can be located on our Disability Services website.

 

**SUMMER only**


Lunch

If your child attends all day, you must supply a lunch. Pack foods that do not require refrigeration. You may send a beverage or your child may purchase soda or fruit juice from a vending machine.

A hot lunch option is available for your child at the La Plata campus only. For more information contact Corazon Dones via FoodServices@csmd.edu or call (301) 539-4715.

Summer staff will supervise students during lunch. Students also have short breaks throughout the day. You may send snacks or money (cash)  for vending machine treats.

 

Students with Food Allergies

It is recommended that students with food allergies bring all food from home. CSM and CDL Inc. will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may be exposed to or come in contact with while eating on any college premises.

Students registered for Sports, Survival and Summer Youth Camps

The Sports, Survival and Summer Youth Camps are regulated through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. State compliance requires specific health information for all campers in these classes. The Health History form (located on the green bar at the left) is a state requirement for all students registered in all sports, survival and summer youth courses.

***Campers will NOT be allowed to attend camp unless the form is on file prior to the first day of camp.***

Children in the Sports, Survival and Summer Youth Camp should bring the following items to camp everyday: bathing suit, towel, plastic bag (for wet clothing), and a water bottle, lunch and snacks. Sunscreen should be applied at home prior to camp arrival OR must be applied by the child as our policy restricts our staff from applying sunscreen. All belongings should be labeled. Most importantly bring a smile and a happy attitude.

In accordance with Maryland law, please complete the Student Health History Form and return it to the following address:

College of Southern Maryland
Attention: Kids’ and Teen College – PEP
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646

CSM can NOT admit your child to the Sports, Survival or Summer Youth Camp without receipt of a completed Student Health History Form prior to the first day of camp.

 

Finally, campus maps are available to help you find us! If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Kids' and Teen College at (301) 934-7634 or kidscollege@csmd.edu. We look forward to providing a meaningful learning experience for you and your child this summer.


Sincerely,

John Terlesky
Program Coordinator, Personal Enrichment Programs