Gold & Blue Healthy Kids Camp

Class Description

Gold & Blue Healthy Kids is a summer day camp opportunity designed for elementary aged children to acquire new skills while making friends. Children will experience a variety of activities, grouped with their peers, in a fun and safe environment. Campers will enjoy weekly themes. Possible topics include the Olympics, games/game creation, arts and crafts, Amazing Race, fitness, etc. The camp environment encourages children to develop interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. Campers can look forward to a variety of recreational and educational activities that will challenge the mind and body and provide a healthy start to their summer.

Class Schedule

    • Dates                              Weekly Themes
  • Week 1: June 5 - 9         Cooperative Games: activities that stress communication and cooperation
  • Week 2: June 12 - 16     Olympics: activities and challenges from around the world 
  • Week 3: June 19 - 23     Wheels: participants bring bikes, scooters, skateboards to work on their riding skills
  • Week 4: June 26 - 30     Challenges: campers are challenged against themselves and others with different formats
  • No Camp: July 3 - 7      
  • Week 5: July 10 - 14      Sports: each day focuses on a different sport
  • Week 6: July 17 - 21      Games: a variety of different or favorite games from the US and around the world

Additional Class Information

Drop off and pick up

Stansbury Hall is located at 83 Beechurst Avenue on the WVU downtown campus. Participants should enter the Stansbury building using the north side door (Parking Area 7) where Gold & Blue Healthy Kids Camp will start and end each day. Parents/guardians must sign in/out on the daily attendance sheet when dropping off and picking up children. Drop off starts at 7:45 a.m. with camp activities starting at 8:15 a.m. Pick up starts at 4 p.m. All children must be picked up by 4:25 p.m.

What to wear for activities

Children should come dressed in comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirt) and wear sneakers/closed-toed shoes (no flip flops, crocks or sandals ) to be prepared for daily activities. The camp includes both indoor and outdoor activities. We recommend that children wear sunscreen, or that you send sunscreen with your child for protection. We will announce swim days. Please provide swimsuit, towels and goggles on these days.  

Lunch, snacks and drinks

Please provide a lunch/snacks for your child and send it in an insulated lunch bag. We will store lunches in a cooler and kept indoors, but they will NOT be refrigerated. Each day, pack a healthy non-perishable snack that can be easily kept in lunch bag or backpack. Children will not be allowed to purchase snacks or drinks from the vending machines, so do not send money with your child to do so. We want to be sure all of the children stay hydrated during their busy day, so please send a reusable water bottle filled with water each day. We encourage campers to drink water. They will have the opportunity to refill their water bottles throughout the day.

Health and medical emergencies

We will take all necessary precautions to keep your child safe throughout the summer. If your child does become ill or injured, we will follow appropriate steps to obtain proper first aid for your child. If your child is feeling sick or has a minor incident, parents are contacted first. If the camp staff is unable to reach a parent/guardian, staff will call the emergency contact. In cases of medical emergencies, camp staff will contact Emergency Medical Service (EMS) first and parents second.

Behavior

We are here to plan and lead activities that are safe, creative and fun for the children and give everyone opportunities to participate. Should a child’s behavior begin to interfere or jeopardize the safety or experiences of other children, we will contact parents, as is necessary.