We encourage you to read through these questions and answers for a more in-depth look into what a KECamps – Club Partnership looks like. Keep in mind that these are somewhat general in nature and we pride ourselves on being able to customize our program to each unique club location. We hope you will pursue a partnership with us and should you be interested, we look forward to discussing your club’s specific needs!
Our club already has a golf camp, tennis camp and/or swim team. Would these programs still be able to operate if we added a KECamps camp?
Absolutely. Our programs are designed to enhance the club’s existing programs by introducing golf and tennis to children for the first time. This will lead to increased participation and interest throughout the year. It also allows children who do not want to attend a full time golf or tennis camp to gain exposure to these activities in a more recreational setting. We can be flexible in our daily schedule to accommodate any children who would like to participate in both the club’s swim team and our camp.
All of our programs are designed to have minimal impact on current club operations. Open communication between the club and KECamps will be essential to this process.
Yes! We can still use the club’s facilities in coordination with club management. Being open five days a week allows working families to still have their child attend camp without having to search for a different Monday option. We have learned that this increases enrollment and is a tremendous value member service for families. If you cannot provide limited use of the facilities for camp’s purposes on Mondays, we are able to operate a Tuesday-Friday camp instead.
How much indoor and outdoor space does the Club need to provide in order to have KECamps host a camp?
As much space as possible, but we do understand that there are other events and functions happening at the club and we may have to move our camp around from time to time. It is essential that there is some indoor or covered area available to us for part of the day.
We need the club to provide a covered area in case of inclement weather. Our rainy day programs are equally active, creative and fun!
We always encourage our families to bring their own equipment for golf and tennis. We recommend that the club invest in some junior equipment as well.
We maintain a minimum staff to camper ratio of 1:8.
These decisions are based on area demographics and the local school calendar.
This is the club’s option. However, to maximize enrollment and exposure to your club, we recommend that Guests and/or Non-Members be allowed to attend camp. This is a great way to boost membership by exposing your club as family-friendly.
All of our families use our customized online registration system which allows them to enter their family, camper and medical information, permission forms and payment in a secure environment.
KECamps is happy to provide updated enrollment reports as often as the club would like.
Our insurance policy renews annually at the end of May and clubs will receive the ACORD certificate prior to the first day of camp.
We do! KECamps provides a toll free number for parents to use throughout the year. Parents are free to call or email anytime with any questions.
All of our Camp Directors are local teachers, educators, or professionals with extensive experience working with children. All of our Camp Counselors have completed at least one year of college or equivalent and are most often studying elementary education. Staff members go through a thorough hiring process which includes 2-3 interview rounds, 3 reference checks, background check, sex offender check and a training in child abuse prevention and reporting procedures. In addition, all staff members are CPR and First Aid certified and attend a pre-camp training.
Yes, we must know that you would like to use our services by March 1st. In our experience, deciding any later than this will be detrimental to the potential success of camp as it is late in the season for staffing, planning, etc.