Camp Oh Pea Dee

Oregon Park District’s Summer Camp is coming soon, so be ready for our new theme….’Camp Oh-Pea-Dee goes OLYMPIC!’

Oregon Park District’s Summer Camp

‘Camp Oh-Pea-Dee goes OLYMPIC!’

 

May 30, 2023 – August 10, 2023 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Camp Oh Pea Dee is designed for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade.  We emphasize fun, planned activities, peer socialization, and personal achievement.  This summer the theme is “Literary Times!”, and we will be exploring different book series each week (familiarity with the series is not required).  Tuesdays through Thursdays will feature activities around the weekly theme with field trips on Wednesdays.  Mondays and Fridays can be added on for an additional $27R/$32NR per day.  Mondays will feature planned fun activities and Fridays will feature a day at the Splash Pad!  We will be swimming on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as well.  This summer camp is limited to 25 campers per week.  Do not let your child miss out on this amazing experience!  Be sure to sign up early and reserve your spot!  Contact Kelley Huston at (815)732-3101 or kelley@oregonpark.org with any questions.

Registration & Payment 

Registration for Camp Oh-Pea-Dee is available online or by phone (815) 732-3101.  Parents can choose to pay in full at the time of registration or select the Summer Camp Payment Plan.  The payment plan allows you to reserve your child’s spot in summer camp with the payment automatically invoiced to your card on file 10 days before each week of camp.

Financial Assistance is available for Camp Oh-Pea-Dee.  To be eligible to receive financial assistance, the applicant must be a resident of the District, be a child of parents in temporary financial need, apply for assistance in writing using the financial aid form provided by the District, and provide evidence of need.  Further information and the application can be found here.  Contact Dan Griffin for more information at dan@oregonpark.org.


No camp Memorial Day (May 27) or 4th of July week (July 1-5).

 Dates
Deadline Fee/Child
Week 1 (May 28-31):  Eastern Asia May 12 $
Week 2 (June 3-7):  Western Asia May 19
$/$ NR
Week 3 (June 10-14):  Western Europe May 26 $
Week 4 (June 17-21):  Eastern Europe June 2
$
Week 5 (June 24-28):  North American & Oceania June 9
$
Week 6 (July 8-12):  Latin America June 16 $
Week 7 (July 15-19):  The Caribbean June 23
$
Week 8 (July 22-26):  Northern Africa June 30
$
Week 9 (July 29 – August 2):  Southern Africa July 6
$
Week 10  (August 5-9):  Camp Oh-Pea-Dee Olympics July 13 $

Dates subject to change to align with the OCUSD schedule.


Camp Oh-Pea-Dee Refund Policy

To withdraw a child from a week of summer camp, a refund application must be submitted online. A full refund, less the 10% non-refundable deposit, will be granted if the application for refund is filed at least 14 days before the scheduled start of the week. If the week was not yet paid but scheduled to be automatically withdrawn from the refund applicant, the scheduled invoice will be terminated. Refunds will not be granted after the 14 days prior unless due to a medical note or emergency. All refunds are subject to the program coordinator’s approval. A full refund will be issued if the Park District reschedules or cancels that week.


Camp Oh-Pea-Dee Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I register for specific weeks and/or specific days?

A:  You may register for just Tuesday-Thursday, or add on Monday and Friday.  We are offering camp on a week-by-week basis, or you may register for the entire summer with our payment plan option.

Q:  We may have family vacations and/or other trips that we don’t know the dates of yet?

A:  A 10% non-refundable deposit is due when reserving your week.  You have up to 11 days prior to that week’s camp start to withdraw and receive a refund less the 10%.

Q:   Where will Camp Oh-Pea-Dee be located this summer?

A:  Camp will be housed at the Nash Recreation Center in the Prairie Room.  This location provides access to the gym, outdoor play space and is centrally located for all the parks we will be visiting.  The doors at Nash are secured in the summertime as safety is always a top priority.  Campers will still utilize our many parks and the splash pad.

Q:  Field Trips are back, where will the campers be going?

A: Field Trips are be planned to places like the Discovery Center, The Rockford Museum Center, Summerhill Zoo as well as our local parks and businesses.  Transportation will be by Oregon Park District Van when required.

Q:  Camp runs from 7:30-5 each day?  What if I am running late and need to pick up after 5 pm?

A:  Staffing and program costs are the biggest hurdles for any summer camp.  Due to this, we have to make cuts to our programming time.  WE promise to provide the same programming/activities you have come to expect from Camp Oh Pee Dee.  Late pickups will be charged a late fee of $15 for every 15 minutes your child stays with us at camp.  We enforce this late policy to keep program/staff costs low so that everyone may enjoy camp!  Payment of late fees must be made prior to the following week of camp.  Please contact Kelley at kelley@oregonpark.org or call (815)732-3101 with any questions.

Q:  What will my child need to bring to camp?

A:  Campers will need to bring a reusable water bottle each day.  Campers will need to bring a swimsuit and towel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Campers will need to bring a lunch each day that is peanut-free.  A snack and drink will be provided each afternoon.  We ask that campers wear closed toed shoes or sandals with straps, no flip flops as we will be active most days in either the gym or outside.  We ask that campers wear a red shirt on Wednesdays for Field Trips.  Information for Wednesday field trips will be sent home prior to each week for those enrolled.  Campers will be active this summer and we encourage them to dress for fun and activity each day.