Extended Breaks

With each camp at Brownsburg Parks, we are dedicated to providing a safe, hands-on learning experience for our campers as they build relationships, celebrate accomplishments, and develop a sense of belonging.

We pride ourselves in offering an active day camp experience for each child through a variety of physical and educational enrichment activities, and exciting field trips led by our trained Site Managers and Specialists.

Extended Breaks require a separate registration from the regular B.A.S.E. program to participate. Scholarships and B.A.S.E. visit passes do not apply to Extended Breaks.

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Extended Break Information

 

Location: Lincoln Elementary School

Hours: 6:30 AM – 6 PM

 

 

Fall Break: October 11 – October 22

Winter Break: December 20 – January 3

MLK Day: January 17

President’s Day: February 21

Spring Break: March 21 – April 1

Extended Breaks are not offered for the following observed holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years’ Day and Memorial Day

Extended Break Dates

Fall Break Activities

Week 1: What history will you make today?

Swim Day, Arbuckle Acres Park Field Trip, Conner Prairie Field Trip

 

Week 2: Celebrating Fall!

Swim Day, Williams Park Field Trip, Beasley’s Orchard, Pumpkin Painting, Boo-riffic Halloween Show

Camp Enrichments

Make your campers day a little more hands on, engaging, and extra fun! All enrichments will be held at Cardinal Elementary and will be lead by licensed teachers and trained staff. Campers will not miss any field trips, swim days, or park days! Prices vary by camp. Be sure to check them out, we would love to have your camper there to join the FUN!

Additional fees are required. All camps are open to campers in our camps, or outside individuals. Parents will have to fill out ePact information if they are not enrolled in our camp. If anyone has questions please feel free to reach out.

 

Creative Writing Workshop (Professor Watermelon)

October 11, 12 & 15 (9-11 AM)

Become young authors, illustrators and media creators! Professor Watermelon will show you how to create stories with memorable characters, twisty plots and captivating settings. Mister Smart will show you how to bring these stories to life with your own cartoons and art. Be prepared to have FUN while challenging your brain and imagination. The exciting world of storytelling is at your fingertips. Will you join us?

Day One: Professor Watermelon will share the basics of story structure, and Mister Smart will show the basics of cartooning with simple shapes and letters. Students will be given plenty of time to create and ask questions.

Day Two: Professor Watermelon will share how to write memorable characters, and Mister Smart will show how to bring them to life with illustrations. Students will be given plenty of time to create and ask questions.

Day Three: Professor Watermelon will share how to use all five senses when writing descriptively, and Mister Smart will show how to compose backgrounds and foregrounds in illustrations. Students will be given plenty of time to create and ask questions.

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October 11-12, 15 (8 AM - 12 PM)

Let’s build better brains! Using bricks to enhance hands-on learning, Brain Builders BrickLAB engages campers through extraordinary science and engineering challenges. Whether they’re using logic to determine patterns, problem-solving to construct unique designs or translating abstract ideas into concrete models, this collaborative, social-emotional learning program is a sure-fire way to start your camper on a foundational STEM enrichment journey!

**Are you signed up for Extended Break Camp already? Save $15 off of this enrichment. Camper must be signed up for Camp first, and then register for enrichment. 

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BrickLAB Brain Builders STEM Enrichment

BrickLAB Magic Beans STEM Enrichment

October 18-19, 22 (8 AM - 12 PM)

Watch favorite folktales come to life as your camper journeys into exotic and faraway lands in magical worlds full of heroes and foes. From Jack and the Beanstalk to the golden touch of King Midas, BrickLAB Magic Beans brings fairy tales to life through thrilling engineering, language arts, and collaborative communication activities. Designed with a focus on arts integration, this camp challenges students to work together to build the characters and stage props needed to act out the different folktales highlighted each day. Combine manipulative-based engineering activities with a sprinkle of magic and let fiction fly in BrickLAB Magic Beans.

**Are you signed up for Extended Break Camp already? Save $15 off of this enrichment. Camper must be signed up for Camp first, and then register for enrichment. Save your spot now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures do you currently have in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Brownsburg Parks is working closely with the Brownsburg Community School Corporation (BCSC) to create a safe environment for our participants. Brownsburg Parks will align with BCSC on all safety measures and procedures put in place for the regular school day. When possible, all programming will be held outdoors to provide adequate space for safe social distancing practices.  If weather isn’t suitable for outdoor programming, B.A.S.E. and PEAK will adhere to the guidelines set forth by BCSC for safe building usage.

Updated B.A.S.E. Drop-off Procedures:

COMPLETING/RECONFIRMING YOUR ePACT HEALTH INFORMATION IS ESSENTIAL to keeping drop-off and pick-up as efficient as possible. Please be patient and plan for longer wait times at drop-off as enhanced safety measures will take additional time.

  • Parents/Guardians will not be permitted to enter the school building and will instead be asked to wait outside the doors to check participant(s) into the program.
  • Participants will be greeted each morning at the program entrance doors by a staff member who will ask a parent/guardian a brief questionnaire regarding the child’s current state of health as well as to take a contactless temporal temperature scan each morning.
  • The staff member will then record their check-in and out times and initial on behalf of the parent/guardian, and mark attendance in ePACT on the site phone.
  • Participant(s) will then be instructed to wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer prior to entering any BCSC facility and join their assigned color pod group at their assigned location.

Updated B.A.S.E./PEAK Pick-up Procedures:

  • Parent/guardians will text or call the site cell phone within five (5) minutes of arrival so that staff may prepare the participant for pick-up.
  • Parents will wait outside the entrance doors with ID readily available for a staff member to confirm that the individual is an authorized pick-up with ePACT. (HINT: Upload your parent/guardian photo to ePACT to eliminate the need for photo ID and allow staff to identify you as an authorized pick-up more quickly!)
  • The staff member will then record the check-out time and initial on behalf of the authorized pick-up in ePACT on the site phone.

 New Enhanced Health & Safety Requirements

  • Parents/guardians and other visitors are currently not permitted in BCSC facilities and must wait at the doors during drop-off and pick-up. *See Updated Drop-Off /Pick-Up Procedures
  • Participants and staff will be instructed to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering any Brownsburg Parks or BCSC facilities, including upon arrival at B.A.S.E./PEAK.
  • Staff will be issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use during the program, and will be required to wear a mask while indoors and while in close proximity to participants.
  • In alignment with school expectations, participants also will be required to wear masks while indoors when feasible and safe to do so. Masks will not be required when engaging in physical activity so as not to interfere with heavy breathing. Safe social distancing measures will continue to be enforced.
  • Staff will send small groups of students at a time into the restrooms during restroom breaks.
  • Staff will monitor handwashing to ensure that proper handwashing guidelines are being followed. Participants will be required to wash hands before and after meals. If at all possible, participants will eat their meal outside “picnic-style” to minimize the need to clean tables and chairs after each use.
  • If tables and chairs are used for meals, participants will be assigned seats. Staff will clean, sanitize and disinfect all surfaces before and after designated meal time.
  • Staff will wear gloves and masks to assist participants when handling food items.
  • Participants will not be permitted to bring any toys, electronics, or other items from home. Any of these items will be confiscated by staff and returned to parent/guardian at pick-up.

 Assigned Pods for Social Distancing

  • Participants will be assigned to grade-level pods with a designated meeting place on site. One to two staff members will be assigned consistently to each pod to supervise.
  • All pods will be kept separate and will not intermingle with one another, whenever possible.
    • Procedures will be put in place to ensure that only one pod is travelling to specified locations (restrooms, outdoor space, etc.) at a time to help keep distance from one another.
    • Just as participants will be kept separated to minimize exposure, staff will not intermingle with other pods or staff, whenever possible. Staff will not move from one pod to another without approval from the Recreation Manager or Assistant Director of Recreation Services.
  • Transferring a participant to a different pod will not be an option in order to best protect our participants and staff. Once a child has been assigned to a pod, there will not be an opportunity to move to a different pod.
  • Participants may use playground equipment.
    • Brownsburg Parks will align with BCSC rules regarding playground usage.
    • Participants must wash hands prior to and following playing on the playground equipment.
    • Some features of the playground which encourage close proximity of others may be closed off and unavailable for use.

Updated Illness Policy                                                                                         

Parents/guardians are our best defense against the spread of illness at B.A.S.E., PEAK and school. Please keep your child at home if he or she is exhibiting any symptoms of illness. Participants will be greeted at the program entrance each morning by a staff member who will ask the parent/guardian daily health screening questions and take the child’s temperature.

  • If the answer to any of those questions is yes, the participant will be sent home and will not be allowed to return until at least 72 hours have passed without symptoms and without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • The staff member will take each child’s temporal temperature upon arrival. If the child’s temperature is above 100.4F, they will be sent home and will not be allowed to return until at least 72 hours have passed without symptoms and without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • If a temporal scan indicates temperature at or above 100.4 F, staff will provide secondary standard thermometer temperature reading. If the second reading registers at or above 100.4F, the participant will NOT be allowed to attend the program until they have been symptom-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    • If a child with an indicated temperature at or above 100.4 F has siblings enrolled in B.A.S.E., then the siblings also will not be permitted to attend for indicated time parameters listed above.
  • Staff will monitor their assigned pod of children looking for signs of illness and will notify the appropriate personnel if a child develops a constant cough, shortness of breath, or appears to have a fever. Parents/guardians may be called for immediate pick-up, and the child may be prohibited from attending the program until fever-free for 72 hours without any fever-reducing medication. Prompt pickup is expected in this situation, and lack of promptness or communication may result in suspension from the program.
    • Brownsburg Parks will provide a designated isolation space at each program location for participants who become ill.
    • Staff will isolate the participant from others until a parent/guardian arrives.
    • Staff will sanitize and disinfect all surfaces and items that the ill participant may have come into contact with immediately.
    • Staff will monitor coughing and sneezing and will require participants to immediately wash hands afterwards. Additionally, staff will work to educated participants to cough and sneeze into their elbows.
  • If Brownsburg Parks becomes aware that a participant or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and has recently visited or worked at B.A.S.E., Brownsburg Parks will notify the school corporation immediately. Brownsburg Parks will work alongside the school corporation to determine the next course of action to take.
  • The families of all participants who may have been in contact with the individual will be notified within 24 hours of a COVID-19 confirmed case via email/text with details regarding any closures that occur in response, if necessary.

Updated Staff Requirements: Brownsburg Parks will increase staff awareness of communicable disease procedures through additional required trainings and enhanced procedures.

Training will include, but is not limited to:

  • New health and safety procedures
  • Additional cleaning/disinfecting/sanitizing procedures
  • Daily self-health assessment upon arriving to work
  • General communicable disease info and proper use of PPE
  • How to identify potentially ill participants
  • Staff will be issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use during the program, and will be required to wear a mask while indoors and in close proximity to participants.
  • Staff will engage in the following enhanced cleaning efforts:
    • Everything touched by participants and staff during the day will be sanitized and disinfected at the end of each program.
    • Staff will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces of any objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games. This may also include cleaning objects/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily, such as doorknobs, light switches, sink handles, counter tops, tables, and chairs.
    • Supplies that children have placed in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated by body secretions or excretions will be set aside in a “yuck bin” until they are cleaned by hand by a person wearing gloves.
    • Staff will routinely disinfect commonly used surfaces such as keyboards, desks, and phones that can be wiped down before use.
    • Any supplies that cannot be cleaned and sanitized daily will not be used.
    • Participants will not share supplies with other pods during the program unless they have been cleaned, sanitized and disinfected before being moved from one pod to another.
    • Children’s books, like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, are not considered a high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures.
How Do I Register?

To get started, visit our website and simply create an account (for mobile users view the full site). After signing in, look under the activities tab, select Camps, and choose your preferred location and payment option by clicking “Add to Cart” and “Enroll Now”.

Participants must be registered prior to using our services. If your child is not registered at the time of drop-off, please be prepared to make a payment on site via debit/credit card or check!

Where do I drop-off or pick-up my child?

Lincoln Elementary School – Door D (Back of Lincoln)

 

Updated B.A.S.E. Drop-off Procedures (During Covid-19 Pandemic):

COMPLETING/RECONFIRMING YOUR ePACT HEALTH INFORMATION IS ESSENTIAL to keeping drop-off and pick-up as efficient as possible. Please be patient and plan for longer wait times at drop-off as enhanced safety measures will take additional time.

  • Parents/Guardians will not be permitted to enter the school building and will instead be asked to wait outside the doors to check participant(s) into the program.
  • Participants will be greeted each morning at the program entrance doors by a staff member who will ask a parent/guardian a brief questionnaire regarding the child’s current state of health as well as to take a contactless temporal temperature scan each morning.
  • The staff member will then record their check-in and out times and initial on behalf of the parent/guardian, and mark attendance in ePACT on the site phone.
  • Participant(s) will then be instructed to wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer prior to entering any BCSC facility and join their assigned color pod group at their assigned location.

Updated B.A.S.E./PEAK Pick-up Procedures:

  • Parent/guardians will text or call the site cell phone within five (5) minutes of arrival so that staff may prepare the participant for pick-up.
  • Parents will wait outside the entrance doors with ID readily available for a staff member to confirm that the individual is an authorized pick-up with ePACT. (HINT: Upload your parent/guardian photo to ePACT to eliminate the need for photo ID and allow staff to identify you as an authorized pick-up more quickly!)
  • The staff member will then record the check-out time and initial on behalf of the authorized pick-up in ePACT on the site phone.
Refund Request
All refunds are subject to Brownsburg Parks’ policies and approval along with any other local or state procedures necessary to process a refund and can take 4-6 weeks to process.  If a refund is approved, the refund will be issued in the form of a check from the Town of Brownsburg regardless of how payment was made and will be mailed to the household’s primary member at the stated address on the Refund Request Form.  A request for a refund must be submitted prior to the start date of the program or reservation date.
Brownsburg Parks reserves the right to cancel, combine, or divide classes; to change time, date, or location; to change instructor’s assignments; to make any changes that may be necessary from time-to-time in its sole discretion.  A full refund will be issued if Brownsburg Parks cancels a program prior to the start of the program.  A prorated refund will be issued if Brownsburg Parks cancels a program after the start of the program.
Refund requests are submitted to the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Brownsburg twice monthly on a predetermined schedule.  Depending upon when the Request of Refund is received by the Parks Office, it could take up to six weeks to receive a refund check.  Any refund amount under $10.00 will be issued as a household credit for a future Brownsburg Parks transaction.

 

Fill out a refund request here: https://laserfiche.brownsburg.org/forms/bprdrefundrequest

ePact Form

Brownsburg Parks is moving away from paper forms and is using ePACT Network to store all comprehensive health and emergency contact information more securely. You will only need to complete this form once a year to save you time and make registration even easier for you!

 

Here’s how:

  1. Look for the ePACT invitation in your email
  2. Accept the invitation by creating a free account
  3. Complete the new health history form that we’ve built in ePACT for your child
  4. Be sure to click “Share” when you’ve completed the form to share it with Brownsburg Parks

 

All participants are required to complete this form prior to participating in the PEAK program. If you need additional help, contact the ePACT Network Customer Service Line at 1-855-773-7728.

 

Already have an account? Login here: https://www.epactnetwork.com/us/login

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