Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the Fairmount Fun in the Sun Program. This program will offer students a variety of hands-on enrichment activities, lots of physical activity, and reading and math activities intended to help curb summer learning loss. Our goal is for students to have fun learning and to enjoy outdoor activities. This program offers a great mix of learning and fun that our child won’t want to miss!
Registration: Only students intending to come to Fairmount School in the Fall of 2019 are permitted to register. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms (PDF of 2019 Fairmount Summer Camp Flyer) can be mailed-in/dropped off at the Fairmount School office, or filled out online.
Weeks in Session:
- July 1-5 (excluding 4th)
- July 8-12
- July 15-19
- July 22-26
*Students are signed up for a week at a time. Due to the nature of this program, we expect your child to be in attendance at least 4 of the 5 days for every week they are registered. If your child is absent two or more days in a single week without reasonable cause, his/her spot will be filled by a child from the waiting list for the remainder of the summer program.
Registration Due Dates: Students need to registered by June 7 in order to attend.
Fee: There is no fee, but donations are encouraged.
Eligibility: This program is open to all children attending Fairmount School during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Camp Locations: This program is located at Fairmount School on 13th Street.
Camp Hours: Camp hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Breakfast & Lunch: Both breakfast and lunch will be provided, free of charge, from the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, and lunch will be served from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.
Drop-off: Drop-off is from 8:30 am to 9:00 am at the right back door of the school. All campers must be signed in when they arrive. Please use the staff parking lot for drop-off and pick-up. Campers may not be dropped off before 8:30 am.
Pick-up: Pick-up is from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All campers must be signed out at the end of the day.
- Without permission, we will not release your child to someone not on your list of approved individuals.
- All campers must be picked up by 3:30 pm. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in your child being removed from the program.
Transportation: Busing will be available for those in need; however, this does cost us per mile and if you have the ability to transport your child we would appreciate it. Bus stops will be announced as we get closer to July.
Behavior: Campers are expected to comply with the rules and expectations set out on the first day in order to ensure a positive camp experience for all. If your child requires a one-on-one aid during the school day, then we may require an aid with your child during summer camp at the parent’s expense.
Medications & Allergies: Please let us know of any medications your child is taking, and allergies, and/or any medical conditions we need to be aware of. Our staff will not be responsible for storing or administering medication.
Swimming: Campers will have the opportunity to swim at Pancoe Aquatic Center, located at the end of 13th Street.
What to Bring:
- Water Bottle
- Bathing suit
- Change of Clothes
What not to Bring:
- Personal toys
- Trading Cards
- Radios, MP3 Players, iPods
- Cell Phones
- Handheld games
Theme Weeks, Field Trips, and Special Events:
On field trip days, we do not offer an alternative program, so any child that attends on these days must accompany us on the trip. For some field trips we will leave as early as 9:15 am. All children must be at camp and read to go at assigned times. There will be no staff for any child arriving after our departure.
|July 1 – 5 (closed July 4)||Team Building & Community Service||Teamwork challenges, community clean-up, and more!||Field Day with the clients at Amicus|
|July 8 – 12||GSK Science in the Summer(TM) with Maine Discovery Museum||Science experiments with the Maine Discovery Museum||Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor|
|July 15 – 19||Nature and Gardening||Planting and harvesting in our very own vegetable garden||Rogers Farm in Orono|
|July 22 – 26||Health and Wellness||Hands-on cooking classes with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables||Fields Pond Audobon Center in Holden|
Tiffani Linsey, Program Director (207)941-6260