Memphis Park Services offers a Summer Day Camp (ages 5 to 12) at all of its Community Centers and a Summer Teen Camp (ages 13 to 15) at selected sites. A Summer Day Camp is also offered at the Skinner Development Center. Campers will participate in recreational, athletic, and educational activities, as well as attend field trips. The campers will be exposed to various activities such as arts and crafts, playground games, cultural arts, musical expression, and health and fitness programs.
2016 Schedules and Information.
City of Memphis
Division of Parks & Neighborhoods
Summer Day Camp Rules
1. Parents/Guardians must sign their child/children in and out daily.
2. Only the Parent/Guardian and other individuals listed on the application may sign the child/children out from camp.
3. Teen Campers, who are at least 13 years old, may sign themselves out only, if approval has been given by the Site Director, and has been clearly indicated on the registration form. Campers will not leave the camp site early unless written parental consent is given and verified by the Site Director.
4. The Staff will not dispense any medication to children. Therefore, it is imperative for Parents/Guardians to inform the staff of any medical problems (including allergies) the camper suffers from, and medications the camper is currently taking prior to the start of camp.
5. All children must be picked up from camp by 4:30PM. Absolutely NO late pickups!
6. Parents/Guardians will be contacted should your child/children become unruly during camp. The Site Director will inform the Parent/Guardian of any disciplinary problems by phone or at the end of camp each day. Disciplinary action is at the discretion of the Site Director, and may result in suspension or termination from camp.
7. There will be absolutely no profanity or fighting tolerated at camp. No weapons of any type are permitted on the premises (i.e., guns, knives, brass knuckles, etc.).
8. Campers must obey all Staff, and remain with their group at all times.
9. Field Trip permission forms must be signed and returned to the camp site for each camper, per trip or activity off site. Additionally, Parents/Guardians must purchase a camp t-shirt in order for their child/children to be eligible for field trips.
10. Parents/Guardians must label their child/ children’s belongings (i.e., towels, jackets, water jugs, backpacks, etc.).
11. The Staff, Camp Site, or City of Memphis is not responsible for any personal belongings (i.e., ipods, mp3/ 4 players, handheld games, electronic devices, cell phones, trading cards, etc.). Therefore, these items are PROHIBITED from camp. Items may be collected by the Site Director, and returned to the Parent/Guardian at the end of the day.
12. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to visit, and participate in camp activities. All visitors must sign in, and report to the office upon arrival.
13. Parents, please remember this is an indoor/outdoor summer camp program. All campers must be appropriately dressed. The following dress code will be enforced to assure appropriate attire and ensure safety during summer day camp activities:
- All campers must wear closed toe and heel tennis shoes. No sandals, flip –flops, crocs, helis, or mule-styled shoes may be worn.
- Shorts and skorts can be worn no less than 1 inch above the knee. No skirts can be worn unless shorts are worn underneath.
- No dragging or sagging bottoms may be worn. Belts must be worn if belt loops are present.
- Clothing, jewelry, belt buckles, hats or visors that contain illegal/controlled products, offensive language, offensive images, display alcohol, or tobacco products are absolutely prohibited.
- No hats, caps, bandanas, do-rags, stocking caps, or hair rollers can be worn inside of the campsite. Hats or caps may be worn for outdoor activities only.
- No exposed midriffs/ tops or undergarments may be shown. Absolutely no halter tops, pajama pants, or tank tops may be worn to camp.
- Revealing, exceptionally deep cut tops, or inappropriately fitted clothing may not be worn.
Summer Camp Referral Process
In the event that you need to change the camp location for your child, we will try to accommodate you. You must have a legitimate reason necessitating a referral or transfer to another community center site. The following process will be used to transfer your child:
- Notify the center Director or Assistant Director of the need to change locations.
- Indicate either verbally or in writing the reason for the change.
- The center Director will either approve or disapprove the request.
- Approved requests will be discussed with the Area Manager and the receiving Community Center Director to determine:
- If space is available
- If the transfer can indeed occur in a smooth fashion
- Parent/Guardian will be notified by the receiving Community Center Director when to bring the child(ren) to the site.
- Another application must be filed with the site but no fees will be assessed.
Note: Attempts will be made to accommodate transfers but due to the popularity of our Summer Day Camp, transfers are not automatic. They are made at the discretion of the original and receiving Community Center Director with approval of the Area Manager.
RAYMOND SKINNER CENTER
The staff of the Skinner Center welcomes all physically challenged residents to take part in the activities and programs offered at the facility. Please call if you have questions about any of the offerings.
Activities and Programs
All activities take place at the Skinner Center. Activities are directed by Skinner Staff. We cannot handle children on a one on one basis. In a week's time we will be able to determine if your child is qualified to attend our program. If they are not qualified to attend our program.
- Reach Program: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Ceramics: Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
- Friday Night Dance 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- High Bo Exercise Class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ($2.00 per session)
- Pool Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:00; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AFTER SCHOOL: 2 pm - 6 pm, Monday - Friday, September through May
Assist children to and from bus; provide snacks, games, music, arts, and crafts.
BINGO: Time vary Monday- Friday, please check with staff.
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm every Friday Night.
REACH OUT: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Recreation program for special needs adults: activities include arts & craft, board games, ceramics, community trips, exercises, gym games, singing, sports, swimming and weight training. Click for Schedule
High Bo Exercise Class: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, $2 per person.
Summer Camp and Other Classes
- Opening Date: 4th Saturday of May (Prior to Memorial Day)
- Closing Date: 2nd Monday of September
- Indoor/outdoor games, storytelling, swimming, music, arts & crafts, sports, skits, and weekly field trips.
- Mid-South Arc. once every three months
- Blind - Every third Saturday 1:30-4 pm
- Holiday camp is for school age kids. ($10 per day)
- Sign language classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
- Summer Camp - June - July (7 weeks).