What to expect at Camp F.U.S.E!
Hours, Days, and Months of Operation
Camp F.U.S.E. operates Monday through Friday from 8-3pm from June 11 through August 10.
Eligibility, Enrollment and Attendance Procedures
Camp is open to children ages 5-13 or entering kindergarten - 8th grades. Youth entering 9th – 12th grade are able to attend F.U.S.I.O.N. leadership training and become a young camp leader (YCL). A parent / guardian must agree to abide by the policies and procedures set forth and are encouraged to attend a parents meeting. Camp fees must be paid the Friday before each session in order for your child to attend. There are No Refunds or late enrollments in a session but you can sign up and pay weekly.
Doors open for sign-in at 8:00am. In order for your child to receive breakfast, they must arrive no later than 8:30 am. Daily activities start at 8:30 and your child must arrive by 8:30 am. If a child is tardy more than 3 times they will be dismissed from camp and unable to enroll in another session. Your child must be picked up promptly by 3 pm. We extend grace until 3:10 pm. If you arrive after 3:10, you will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute that must be paid the next morning or your child cannot be signed in. If you know you will be running late, it is your responsibility to call and let the site coordinator know so we can work with you to avoid late fees. More than 3 late pickups will result in your child being dismissed from camp and not eligible to enroll in another session . If you have not called, or we have not been able to contact you after 3:30, your child will be taken to the police department.
Meals and Food Service Practices
Meals are pre-packaged and are offered to every child. We will encourage your child to try new foods and use the sharing table to place unopened items on. Breakfast will always be a cold meal and is served from 8am to 8:30 am. Your child must arrive before 8:30 to eat breakfast. Lunch is served in shifts from from 12:00 - 1:30 and will consist of two cold meals and two hot meals each week. Your child is able to bring their own lunch however; they cannot bring in any soda, chips, snack cakes or candy. We want to maintain a neutral environment and encourage healthy eating habits.
Discipline and Guidance Practices
No physical discipline will ever be given to a child by any staff or volunteer at Camp F.U.S.E. We will redirect the child in their actions and if they cannot participate with the rest of the group they will be given time out. In the case that your child is unable to abide by the rules, is being too disruptive or is causing harm to their self, another child or adult the parent or guardian on file will be contacted for immediate pickup of the child. We will not tolerate disrespect to oneself or another person. If the child has to be picked up they will not be able to return to camp on the next day and depending on the severity of the child's actions they may be dismissed from camp and unable to enroll in another session.
Procedures for Release of Children
Children have to be signed in upon arrival and signed out upon departure by an adult parent or guardian. Because meals are open to the public, children who are not signed in will only be allowed to participate in meals but will have to leave the campus immediately following meal service.
Children will participate in outside and inside activities and chapel daily. In addition to that, each day will consist of chapel, computer lab learning time, games, crafts, small group discussion, career day speaker and other specialty events and activities. It is important that you talk to your child about participating in the activities as well as asking them about their day. Chapel is required and is the basis of our program.
All children must have on closed toe shoes that allow for running and playing. No flip flops and no tank tops.
Procedures for Dispensing Medication
Medication will not be administered by any staff or volunteer at Camp F.U.S.E. If your child has need for an asthma pump or allergy pen, he/she will need to be able to self-administer in the case of an emergency. We will be able to store an asthma pump or allergy pen if it is properly labeled.
In the case of an emergency, 911 will be called and you will be notified. Camp F.U.S.E. staff and volunteers will help with minor injuries such as scrapes, cuts, bruises and head bumps requiring ice pack. An incident report will be written and go home with the child detailing the need for care.
You are responsible for dropping off and picking up your child each day. If you decided that you want your child to walk home you must inform the site coordinator on the morning that you sign your child in or your child will not be able to leave before 3 pm if they are walking home.
Friday is our water activity days. Children will participate in activities that use: water balloons, sprinklers and other small scale water items.
All activities take place at 6301 Granbury Road, Fort Worth, TX 76133. There is the possibility that some campers may go on a field trip. If your child is asked to go he/she will be given a liability waiver to have filled out.
There is the possibility of animals being on campus during career day if a veterinarian is brought in to speak.
The Procedures for Parents to Visit the Operation
All parents or guardians must have completed volunteer training, orientation in order to visit the program. This is required because you will be around other children .We welcome your participation as a volunteer!
Questions or Concerns about the Policies and Procedures
If there are any questions please feel free to contact the Director to schedule a time outside of camp hours to discuss your concerns.