We are very excited to announce that our summer camp will be returning for the 2021 summer. Camp for ages 3-13 will run from 6/21 – 8/13 daily from 8 AM – 5PM. Registration will open on Wednesday, 5/12.
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Please click below to register online:
8 Week Summer Camp Program
Resident: $975 per camper – Resident rate applies to Lower Southampton Township residents ONLY.
Non-Resident: $1,240 per camper
Payment Plan is available:
Resident: $100 Initial Payment and 50% by June 11th and 100% by July 2nd
Non-Resident: $100.00 Initial Payment and 50% by June 11th and 100% by July 2nd
There will be 3 parent meeting nights that you can attend to meet the staff & discuss all the rules, field trips, fees, and general camp info:
May 24th – 6:00 PM @ Dolphin Swim Club
June 3rd – 6:00 PM @ Dolphin Swim Club
June 15th – 6:00 PM on Zoom
PIONEER ages: 3-5 years old Pre-KLocation:
Russell Elliott Memorial Park
150 Buck Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
DISCOVERY: ages 5-12 years oldLocation:
Dolphin Swim Club (ages 7-12)
260 W. Bristol Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT): ages 14 & 15 year oldsLocation:
Dolphin Swim Club
260 W. Bristol Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
Our Counselors In Training Program is the first step for a paid, summer job as a Summer Camp Counselor. Hours are 20 per week. Limited space available. If interested, email Walt Mulholland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION
When: Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 21st – August 13th from 8:00am-5:15pm
Groups: (All camps located in Feasterville, PA 19053)
Pioneer Camp (Ages 3-5 in Pre-K) @ Russell Elliott Memorial Park, 150 Buck Road
Dolphin Location (Ages 6-13 only) @ Dolphin Swim Club, 260 W. Bristol Road
C.I.T. Program (Ages 13+) @ Dolphin (picked upon initial registration)
Important Dates: There will be no camp on Monday, July 5th.
Illness: Lower Southampton Township cannot provide care for sick children. Please do not send your child to camp if s/he feels ill. We ask that you keep your child home if the following symptoms occur:
- COVID symptoms
- Fever within 24 hours
- Vomiting, Diarrhea
- Contagious or Unidentifiable Rashes
- Congestion with Sneezing, Nasal Drainage and Coughing
- Ear, Eye, Throat Infections-Unless on Antibiotics for 24 hours
- Nits and/or Head Lice
We are concerned about the health and welfare of each child. In the event that s/he becomes ill or injured, you will be contacted immediately and required to pick up your child as soon as possible. Please be sure information on the Emergency Form is completed, accurate, and up to date. It is not necessary to notify camp directors of your child’s absence unless s/he will be out 3 days or more.
Safety: You will be provided with only two pick up cards for each parent/guardian. If someone else is picking up your child, you must provide them with your card. No child will be released without a pick up card so please keep these cards in your car or a safe place. If no one with a pick up pass is available to pick up your child(ren), please call the office at 215-357-7300 x316 to make alternate arrangements.
Policy on Behavior: Please refer to registration packet discipline policy for additional information
Visitors: To protect the safety of all campers, Lower Southampton Township Camp will not permit visitors at all during camp hours. All employees receive Child Abuse Clearance and a Criminal Background Check prior to employment.
Drop Off/Pick Up Policies: We have scheduled drop off between 8am and 9am. If dropping off after 9am, please make sure your child gets to their assigned group wherever it is located at the camp facility. Pick up is scheduled between 4pm and 5:15pm. If you’d like to pick up your child earlier than 4, please notify their counselor so s/he can be ready at the appropriate time. Late pick up incurs a $20 fee for each 15 minute period after 5:15; this fee should be paid directly to the counselor waiting with your child. Pick up and drop off occurs at the locations indicated on the maps below at Dolphin. Russell Elliott drop off and pick up occurs at the only building in the park.
Release of children: Any individual to whom children may be dismissed must be given the pick up cards by the parent. Campers will be released only to those individuals who carry pick up cards for those children. If for any reason someone will pick up a child without a pick up card, the guardian must notify the Parks and Recreation office at 215-357-7300 x316, which will then verify identity and notify the camp director.
What to wear to camp: Comfortable lightweight clothing with a bathing suit underneath, sunscreen, and closed-toe shoes daily. Sunscreen must be applied before arriving to camp (reapplication is scheduled at regular intervals throughout the day). All items should be labeled with your child’s name. Be sure to submit the sunscreen permission slip with your registration packet so your child is protected from the sun. Please be sure the sunscreen has been tested on your child at home several times before using it for camp. Campers should arrive to camp with their bathing suits on as there are no dressing rooms.
Lunch/Snack: Campers who are attending our Discovery Camp at Dolphin Swim Camp and the Pioneer Camp located at Russell Elliot Memorial Park will need to bring snacks, lunch (no refrigeration provided), and water bottles. We encourage campers not to share their food with other campers due to food allergies. It is also important to bring enough water daily and to avoid bringing soda or juice, which attract bees and insects. *Ice Packs and freezer bags are suggested for keeping lunches cold*
Personal Items: All personal items must be labeled with your child’s name on it and kept in his/her bag. Lower Southampton Township will not be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. It is best to keep electronics, toys, and other valuable items at home.
Lost and Found: All items found on the playground or in the building are placed outside the office where they are stored. Eyeglasses, lost money, or jewelry is given to the site director. Please have your child check the lost and found containers if s/he has lost anything. You are required to put your child’s name on lunch boxes, jackets, and personal items etc. to avoid confusion. At the end of each week of camp, a considerable amount of good clothing, towels, and lunch boxes have accumulated. Unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization if not claimed by the end of camp season.
Food allergies: We must do all we can to provide our campers with a safe environment. In an effort to allow all campers to participate fully in all camp activities, we ask that you do not send in any food for snacks or meals that may contain seafood, peanuts, or peanut oil, but if you do, please label the outside of the container as containing seafood or peanuts. We will reserve allergy-free areas when campers eat lunch. Children without allergies may sit with friends only if they do not have any items in their lunch that contains seafood, peanuts, or peanut oil.
Activities/Theme Weeks: Activities include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, special guests, sports and so much more! Past theme weeks have included:
Rock Star Aloha Hawaii
Stars & Stripes Wacky Week
Super Heroes Sports Figures
Trips: All campers will receive a camp t-shirt that must be worn on field trips.
Discovery Camp Field Trips: TBA
Transportation is included.
Field Trip Required Items List
As trips have not yet been determined, there is no set list of required items, but in past these items have been encouraged for any field trip we’ve enjoyed.
- Bagged lunch/ money (remember: Lower South holds no responsibility)
- No electronics, except cell phones for emergency purposes
- Please remember to label everything and put it in a small backpack
- Appropriate, comfortable clothing
- Socks are required for certain trips. E.g. bowling
Summer Camp Lunch Policies
Lower Southampton Township summer recreational camps do not include lunches for campers.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
What does my child do all day?
Each camp location offers slightly different amenities, but overall the campers’ daily activities are similar from one location to the next.
The schedule will rotate daily. We also distribute bulletins at the end of every week to keep campers and their parents aware of upcoming events and any announcements.
What about days with inclement weather?
All of our camps have access to indoor/covered facilities to keep campers safe and out of rain or extreme heat. On indoor days, we often watch a G-rated movie. We also play indoor activities like board/card games and arts & crafts. Depending on the facility, we may play an indoor sport like soccer, baseketball, dodgeball, freeze tag, etc.
Do you provide before or after care?
Unfortunately not. Our earliest drop off is 8am and our latest pickup is 5:15pm. There is a fee charged for late pickups.
Who is in charge of my child?
We keep all our camper-to-counselor ratios below 10:1. Depending on the age range, it may be as low as 5:1. A large portion of our counselors are high school upperclassmen or college students. Each camp has a director, who is often a teacher or involved in education. We appoint our most experienced counselors as head counselors, who are in charge of coordinating the junior counselors and keeping the counselors on schedule.
How are your counselors trained and screened?
All of our counselors are CPR/AED/First Aid certified. They also complete state police background checks and federal child abuse clearances each year. Before the camp season begins, our counselors attend an orientation that covers mandated reporting, bullying awareness and management, and child safety.
Do you provide swim lessons?
No, we do not. To ensure that safe participation in daily, on-site swimming, each camper must pass a swimming test with a certified water-safety instructor during the first week of camp. Please note, our pioneer camp for preschool-age children does not have a pool. Instead, they participate in a weekly water fun day.
How can I get in contact with a counselor in case of emergency?
Each camp director has a cell phone that is on their person at all times during camp hours. These phone numbers are distributed at the beginning of the camp season. In addition, we have the central office contact and the Parks and Recreation director.
What’s a pickup pass?
Pickup passes are made and distributed by the Parks and Recreation department to ensure your child is being released to an authorized caregiver. We take camper security very seriously and require pickup passes every day, even if the same person picks up every day.
Are the field trips included in the regular fee?
Yes, they are! Each camp goes on at least 3 field trips over the course of the summer. On field trip days, we provide transportation from camp to the trip and back again. Due to the young age of our pioneer campers, we do not leave our camp site for any trips.
Staff RequirementsFor over 30 years we have been providing an engaging and safe Summer Camp for your children. Our camps provide fun, structured programming to keep kids ages 3+ active all summer long.
We provide a summer camp where all kids can find activities that they love. We want to have an environment where campers can learn new things, while feeling safe and successful.
Lower Southampton Township Summer Camp requires the following for ALL staff :
• Satisfactory Criminal Back Ground Check
• Current CPR Certification
• Satisfactory Child Abuse Clearance
• Federal Criminal History with Fingerprinting. A full set of fingerprints submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• Satisfactory Completion of Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training
• Satisfactory Employee Orientation with the Lower Southampton Township Parks & Recreation Department and The Lower Southampton Township Police Department
• Counselors must be at least 15 years old, currently be in high school, and have proven experience working with children
• Required skills include communication, a positive attitude, motivation, ability to follow instructions, professional appearance and manner, ability to engage children and provide age-appropriate supervision, and ability to work with a diverse team of campers, volunteers, and staff.
• Life Guards must have all current certifications
Information about our new online registration programYou can now use your Member Name and Password to browse and register for programs offered by Lower Southampton Township. You will be able to save this information to be used year after year with just a few updates performed by you at your own convenience! You do NOT need to fill out an additional registration packet if registering online.
You are now able to add up to two (2) different emails for notifications and updates as well as sign up for Text Alerts. Do not worry, we will not use your email or phone number for any other reason than to notify you about updates or events for the program you are actively registered in.
Once you go through the process and you are ready to check out, but want to pay using our payment plan, you MUST CLICK PAY LATER. Once you click that, within 24 hours (during business hours) you will receive an email with an invoice for our payment plan.
How to add a family member (camper or additional participant) to your account:
- Log into your account using your username and password
- Click “Add Household Member”:
On the Household Member page, you will need to fill out everything IN FULL with all of the information that we will need to care for you or your camper.
You MUST fill out ALL emergency contact information including phone numbers of where the contact can be reached. We always suggest a mobile phone number.
***If you are the emergency contact, you must put your full name, not the word SELF***
- Member Note :
Please make sure you include any medical / emotional / psychological concern that would be helpful to our staff in caring for you or your child
*We cannot accommodate all grouping requests as this is based on age of camper at beginning of camp* PLEASE DO NOT MAKE REQUESTS FOR GROUPS – THIS IS BASED ON AGE AT START OF CAMP.
****If you have multiple registrants, please repeat the steps and fill out all of the information for this additional participant or camper****
*****If your camper has a different last name, please make sure you make that correction as this box does prefill to the Head of Household*****
Please remember that once you have added your family members to your account, you will never need to do this again.
Now you are ready to add a Program! Click “Program” and from here, you can select the category you are interested in. Click “Register” and from here you can follow all of our prompts.
Additionally, you will be able to view a complete payment and registration history for everyone in your group and sent up a payment plan. If you have any questions about how to use this service please contact Walt at 215.357.7300 ext. 316.