2022 Summer EdCamp

  • Summer EdCamp

     

    Fun and Discovery for Kindergarten through 8th Grade!

    The same quality full-day program as KidZone but offered when school is not in session.
    Students engage in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, science experiments, building challenges and gross motor games.

    Available to Peoria Unified School District students ages 5+ that are entering Kindergarten through 8th grades in the 2022-2023 school year. 



When and Where?

  • May 25 – August 3, 2022 
    Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
    Available at Three Locations:

    • Desert Valley Elementary School, 12901 N. 63rd Ave. 
    • Foothills Elementary School, 15808 N. 63rd Ave. 
    • Frontier Elementary School, 21258 N. 81st Ave.

Registration

Summer EdCamp Fees

  • Prices: $37 a day, depending on enrollment selection. All pricing listed in table below.

    EdCamp Daily                                         $37.00

    EdCamp                                                    $31.45

    EdCamp Summer Drop-In Rate         $40.00

    • Spaced is limited.
    • Some schools fill quickly.
    • Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • All dates and locations are subject to change.
    • All listed fees are proposed fees and are pending Peoria Unified School District Governing Board approval.
Summer ed camp students painting

Contact

  • KidZone Office
    623-773-6688
    Email

    Michelle McArdle
    KidZone Program Facilitator
    623-418-2848
    Email

    Jennifer Pettit
    KidZone Program Facilitator
    623-256-7798
    Email

    Christina Sosa
    KidZone Facilitator
    623-285-3527
    Email

    Ashley Worrell
    KidZone Program Director
    623-773-6687
    Email

Summer EdCamp FAQ

  • Who can participate?

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    Any student aged 5 years old and up, entering Kindergarten to 8th grade that is ENROLLED in a PUSD school for the 2022/2023 school year.

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  • How do I register?

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    All registrations are completed online at www.peoriaunified.org/registeronline.

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  • What are the hours and locations?

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    Our program runs M- F 6 AM to 6 PM, except on noted holidays/closures. EdCamp locations are held at Desert Valley, Foothills, and Frontier.

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  • Is food provided or do I need to bring?

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    Breakfast, Lunch, and an AM and PM snack are all included at no additional cost to all students, but a sack lunch is acceptable, and a water bottle is needed. If a sack lunch is needed, there will be prior notification.

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  • What is the cost?

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    For ONE student the cost is $37.00 per day. For families with multiple children the cost will be full price for the first child and a 15% discounted rate for additional children thereafter.

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  • When are payments due?

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    Payments are due every Friday for the upcoming week. If a payment is late this could result in your child’s spot not being held.

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  • Where do I pay my weekly payment?

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    Payments can be made online through your account at www.peoriaunified.org/registeronline. Payments can also be made in person during office hours at the KidZone Desert Valley office, the Skyview Preschool office, and the district office.

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  • Will there be field trips?

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    The Summer EdCamp program will plan weekly events both on campus and off campus, with signed permission slips all at no additional cost. For any extra money needed (ex. Harkins Summer Movie Fun snacks) we will notify the parents in advance of these trip days and extra money will be optional. On off-campus trip days, students will need to be at the site 30 minutes prior to departure in order to participate and will need to wear the KidZone shirt that will be provided. If students have not arrived in time to depart, they will not be allowed to stay as we will not have staff left behind. Students are welcome to join us once we have returned from the field trip.

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  • Can my student bring items from home?

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    No, it is not recommended that students bring in any belongings as there will be plenty of things provided in each classroom for them to do and play with.

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  • Does my child have to be a PUSD student?

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    All children attending Summer EdCamp must currently be enrolled in a Peoria Unified elementary school.

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  • How old does my child have to be?

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    All children attending Summer EdCamp must be at least 5 years old. In addition, children must be enrolled for kindergarten-8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

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  • Is transportation provided for any children?

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    No, parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from Summer EdCamp.

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  • If my child misses a day due to illness or change in schedule, can I receive a refund for that day?

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    Refunds/credits will not be given for missed days.

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  • Does my child need to be potty trained?

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    Yes. Our program is not licensed for diapering. All children must be potty trained.

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  • Can I have someone under the age of 18-years-old pick my child up from camp.

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    No, it is our policy that someone at least 18 years old signs students out of Summer EdCamp. In addition, they must be listed on the Emergency Blue Card and show proof of ID.

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  • How can I change my scheduled days?

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    Changes can be made through your account online at peoriaunified.org/registeronline. Changes must be made by Tuesday for the upcoming week.

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  • My child takes a daily medicine, is this allowed at the EdCamp location?

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    Yes, with a fully completed medicine consent form signed and provided to the site with the medication in an original labeled bottle.

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  • Is there any scholarships or assistance to families for help with the cost?

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    We do accept families on DES Assistance. A parent or guardian will need to notify their case worker to approve the site, then our office will contact the family with the out-of-pocket cost.

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  • Are there cleaning procedures in place?

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    Yes, there are specific cleaning procedures and schedule in place.

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  • How are classrooms broken into age groups?

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    It is based on enrollment but will typically be Kinder-1st grade in one room and 2nd-8th in a separate classroom.

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  • What kinds of things will my child do/learn while at camp?

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    We will have weekly themes that the staff will plan around. A day might consist of the following: centers, group games, crafts, science experiments, weeklong projects, gross motor play, story time, quiet time, in house field trips/vendors, computer lab… and much more.

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  • What if my child attends a summer school program?

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    Students may attend EdCamp after their summer school shift. Transportation may be provided from some locations.

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  • How many children per classroom?

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    We are capping each class size at 25 students.

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  • Is there a discount for Peoria Unified School District staff?

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    Yes, the daily summer rate is $15.00 per day.

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