ARARAT KIDS CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 2021
Date: June 21-July16
Our Ararat staff is excited to welcome your child to our Summer Camp. We are closely monitoring the CDC guidelines and instructions related to COVID-19. All necessary precautions and procedures will be put in place before camp starts to ensure the safety of all the children, families, and staff members. With the positive changes we have seen in Los Angeles county in regard to COVID-19 cases and restrictions, we are confident that we will be able to provide our children and families with a safe and fun 4 weeks of camp. We will follow all guidelines that Homenetmen Ararat will have in place as the camp start date gets closer. We will be emailing parents with more specific information before the first day of camp. We ask all parents to follow the CDC guidelines and to immediately report any possible exposures and/or positive test results to COVID-19 to the camp director.
1. Where & when do I drop of and pick up my child?
Ararat Summer Camp will be held at Ararat’s main campus (3347 N. San Fernando Rd., LA, CA 90067). Parents will be asked to drop kids off in front of the back entrance between 8:00 and 9:00 am. A staff member will be available to check each child’s temperature and escort them into the center. We ask that parents remain in their cars. Afternoon pickup will follow the same procedure. We ask that your child is picked up between 3:00 and 3:30 pm. Upon arrival, a staff member will escort your child outside and to the car. Both gyms are reserved for other Ararat activities at 3:30 pm. In the case that you are late to pick up your child, they will be waiting in the gated area at the back entrance. If you want to pick your child up at an earlier time, please text Melineh Ebrahimian, the camp director at (818) 486-3115 to coordinate.
2. Are Kids required to wear masks?
Yes. For the safety of all the kids, families, and staff members, kids will be required to wear masks during all indoor activities. All staff members and volunteers will also be wearing masks throughout the day.
3. What age group does Ararat Kids Camp accept?
Ages 5 to 9. Kids must be going to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to attend camp.
4. What is the maximum number of kids in one group?
Kids will be divided into two groups according to age. Each group will have a maximum of 20 kids in two spacious, high ceiling basketball courts. Kids will stay in their same subgroup for the entire week.
5. Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Yes. Ararat Kids Camp will provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack for kids. Parents also have the option to send lunch and/or additional snacks for kids to enjoy during mealtimes.
6. What is the weekly rate?
The fee for camp is $325.00 per week. There will be a $30 per week discount for kids that attend all 4 weeks ($295.00 per week). The fee includes breakfast, lunch, snack, and care from 8:00-3:30. There is a 10% discount for siblings.
7. Is there an option for part time?
No. Due to COVID-19, all kids must be registered for the full week to keep our group small and consistent. If a child is to miss a day of camp for any reason, we ask that the parent notifies the camp director.
8. Can I register my child in person?
No. All payments and applications must be submitted online. NO EXCEPTIONS. There is a 40-person limit per week and the application will close and a waitlist will begin when we reach capacity for the week.
9. What do kids do during the day at camp?
The program is based on 4 weekly themes. Most of the activities are programmed according to the theme of the week. We have sports, arts and crafts, computer, reading, gymnastics, math, cooking, educational program, and more.\
10. What is the ratio?
The ratio is one counselor for every ten kids. We will have additional volunteer counselors helping as well to increase these ratios.
11. What should my child wear to Ararat Kids Camp?
Kids should wear comfortable clothes, socks, and sport shoes that cover their toes. Please no sandals, crocs, or skirts. We have lots of physical activities throughout the day and want to ensure that kids are comfortable, safe, and able to participate in all planned activities.
12.What do I send with my child to camp?
Each child must have a backpack with a water bottle and extra set of clothes inside. Ararat Kids Camp will provide all other necessary materials including crayons, hand sanitizer, booklets, arts and crafts materials, and more. Parents are welcome to send any additional items they feel necessary for their own child.
13. Does an adult or teacher accompany a child who need to use the restroom?
While at Ararat Kids camp, all doors are locked and no strangers can enter. Kids are independently able to use the restrooms as long as they ask a staff member. Staff members are always available to assist any child that may need help.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the camp director Melineh Ebrahimian at (818) 486-3115
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