Field Trips

Participation

When submitting a Kids Club registration, permission is granted for a child's participation in all field trips (school year, summer, non-school day enrollments). All children must attend the field trips, or the parents/guardians will need to make arrangements for alternate care. Fees will not be credited for a child missing a field trip due to attending other programs, illness, lateness, vacation or other absence. 

Prepare

Take the time to review information and updates posted so your child will be prepared for the activities. All information pertaining to field trips will be posted at your Kids Club location (summer), included in an email communication (summer, non-school days) as well as within the online activity calendar (summer). 
Our special events will take place on varying days throughout the session. If your child is participating in a non-Kids Club activity that conflicts with the field trip schedule, it is up to the family to make arrangements for care or transportation during the field trip times. Staff cannot stay behind to offer care to children not attending their group's field trips. 

Arrive on Time

All participants need to be in attendance for preparation of the trip. Preparation involves the completion of a field trip documentation, discussion of the event and expectations for the kids to follow during the trip, collection of items that will accompany the group, head counts, bathroom breaks, meal service (if appropriate), etc. Your site staff will communicate an arrival time in advance to the trip so that all children are on-site and involved in prepping for the event. Participants not arriving by the stated time, unless otherwise arranged, may not be eligible to attend the event. Drop-off at the venue is discouraged and would need to be prearranged and approved by your Site Supervisor for safety of the group. 

What's Included

Your child will not need (or be allowed) spending money on field trips. Our trips are "all inclusive" to allow children the same opportunities as well as for parent/guardian convenience. 

Waivers

Completion of a participation waiver may be required by a vendor we are visiting. If a signed waiver is required, this must be on file before a child is able to participate in the activity. If a waiver is not on file or if you choose to not have your child participate in the activity they will accompany us on the trip and will be offered an activity at the venue while the remainder of the group participates. 

Summer
  • Children enrolled on half-day contracts are welcome to participate in all field trips on their scheduled days at no additional charge. 
  • A link to activity calendars will be included in the weekly communication. 
  • Each child will receive a Kids Club t-shirt at the beginning of summer (at no fee). Families will have a one-time option to purchase an additional t-shirt at the time of registration. These shirts must be worn on all field trips. Should children forget to wear their t-shirt on field trip days, a loaner shirt will be provided at a fee
Non-School Days
  • Event information is included in marketing information for the non-school day session. Details about the event are communicated via an email sent to all participants enrolled in the session a week before the session begins. 
  • We do not purchase program t-shirts for children during the school year. A color of shirt will be designated for each non-school day group to wear during off-site events so that as our group interacts in a public venue participants are readily identified as a member of our group. Any shirt from home of the requested color will work. The color of shirt to wear during an event will be announced in the email for the session along with other event details.