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Rates and Info

Dates & Rates

Camp TPS runs seven weeks, typically from mid-June through the end of July each year. Camp TPS does close in observance of Juneteenth & Independence Day. The cost for camp varies in price depending on the content, materials, length of time (day camp or overnight), and the number of instructors required. Costs range from $400 to $850 per week.  Our online registration includes a detailed listing of camps and fees.

Camp TPS Staff

Camp TPS staff includes a creative and talented group of teachers, artists, coaches, scientists, actors, outdoor adventurers, and administrators who all share the same goal—providing a valuable and enjoyable camp experience for every child! Our diverse team consists of current TPS educators and members from partnering organizations of the larger community.

Enrollment & Eligibility

All campers must be 4 years old and potty trained before the start of camp. It is also our practice not to have summer programming as the first TPS experience for rising preschool students. We ask that parents strongly consider what is best for their children individually, before considering camp enrollment. Program options are listed based on the grade level your child just completed from the concluded school year. For example, kindergarten camps are for students who just finished kindergarten and are currently rising first graders.

Registration

Camps can fill up quickly, so it is best to register as early as possible to ensure successful enrollment. Payments can be made in full at the time of registration.  All payments are non-refundable. Any requests for program changes must be made and paid by May 1st.  Any new enrollments after May 1st must be paid in full at the time of registration and could incur a $50 late registration fee

Arrival & Dismissal

Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up for camp takes place at the designated areas at each campus of the school. Campers will individually check in with camp staff, prior to entering the gate of the Lombard Front Yard or the South Street Garden. Camps will be offered from 9:00am - 4:00pm, with drop-off from 8:30 - 9:00am and pick-up from 4:00 - 4:30pm. Afternoon pick-up is promptly between 4:00-4:30pm for all campers.

The week prior to the start of each enrolled camp, parents will receive an email confirmation for each camp providing the designated campus for drop off. Families are also asked to complete online forms to provide additional information about each camper, including pick-up authorization. It must be filled out for each child, each week they are enrolled, in order to stay up to date with important information. Campers will not be released to any individuals who are not noted and approved on this form. All parents, guardians, and caretakers must provide photo identification upon request. Campers with permission to independently leave campus, must be noted in the form.

What to Bring

Information for each camper will be requested from families through some online forms. Families should prepare campers with the following each day, before arriving to Camp TPS:

  • mid-morning snack

  • lunch with a drink 

  • reusable water bottle   

  • clothing appropriate for summer weather and comfortable for movement

  • suitable shoes for outdoor activities (open-toed shoes, flip flops, or shoes without backs are not permitted)

  • sunscreen applied prior to arrival 

  • summer hat or baseball cap is recommended 

  • any requested materials for specific camps

  • camper medication, if needed (in clear, labeled ziplock bag)

Campers participating in City Country Day Camp (ie. Seeds or Explorers), should bring a complete change of clothes, a swimsuit, a towel, and water shoes to leave at camp all week for water play or swimming. 

When a camp ventures off-campus, campers and instructors are expected to wear their camp shirt. One shirt is provided to each camper at the start of their first week in attendance.

Any and all materials from home, should be clearly labeled with a camper’s name.

Campers participating in Remote Enrichment Camps should dress comfortably and have a dedicated space to engage in programming. Any specific materials needed for individualized camps would be specified. A morning snack and lunch with a drink could be prepared in advance for the break period.

Contact

Please contact Camp Director, Brittany Flippen, at bflippen@tpschool.org or the Director of Auxiliary Programming, Kim Carter, at tpscamps@tpschool.org. You can also leave a message by calling the front office at 215.545.5323.