Winter Camp Steiner
Snapshot of this camp
Daily Hours of Operation
Camp Eanes will operate daily from Wednesday, January 2nd – Friday, January 4th.
Pre Camp: 7-8:45AM
Camp Hours: 9AM-3:30PM
Post Camp: 3:45-6PM
$75 per day
$7 per day Pre Camp/Post Camp (each)
|Explorers||6-12||Campers enrolled in Kindergarten will be Explorers this year!|
There is no Discover program available for winter camp this year.
Pre/Post Camp: Kidventure offers optional programs that extend the camp day from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pre and Post Camp are purchased separately from each other at a daily rate of $7 each.
Late Fee: Kidventure charges a late fee of $1 for each minute a camper remains at camp after 6:00 p.m. If your camper is picked up after 3:45 p.m. and is not enrolled in Post Camp, you will be charged $1 per minute your child remains at camp after 3:45 p.m., or $7 for Post Camp for the day (whichever costs less).Register Now
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Details of Winter Camp
Be a Part of a Texas Holiday Tradition
Be a part of Kidventure’s Winter Camp. This 18-year tradition gives children the opportunity to experience unique winter activities and create lasting holiday memories. Choose the days that work with your holiday schedule or attend them all. Each camp day has been designed with a special theme, unique camp activities, and the opportunity for an avalanche of fun!
For Winter Camp this year, only the Explore program (Ages 6-12) will be offered in Houston, Austin, and Dallas. There will be no Discover and no Lead program.
Registration begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Spaces fill quickly. Waiting lists will be used once camp days are full. Your complete Winter Camp payment is due at the time of registration. There is no cost to be added to a waiting list.
Your Child’s Camp Day
|Pre Camp Drop-Off||7:00 am – 8:45 am||Walk In|
|Official Drop-Off||8:45 am – 9:00 am||Wait in Vehicle*|
|Camp Day||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|Official Pick-Up||3:30 pm – 3:45 pm||Wait in Vehicle*|
|Post Camp Pick-Up||3:45 pm – 6:00 pm||Walk In|
*All days of Winter Camp, you may drop off in the carpool lane without leaving your vehicle. A counselor will check you in, and escort your child into camp. Parents who wish to park and escort their child into camp are welcome to do so. Additional staff will be available to assist you.
Late Pick Up Fee: Kidventure charges a late fee of $1 per minute for children picked up after 6:00 pm. If your camper is picked up after 3:45 and is not enrolled in Post Camp, you will be charged $1 per minute remaining after 3:45, or $7 for Post Camp for the day (whichever costs less).
On your child’s first day of Winter Camp, you will receive a Pick-Up Number card to be displayed on the front passenger-side dashboard of your vehicle. This number is unique to your family, and will be required as an extra security measure when you pick up your child from camp. Anyone you authorize to pick up your child must also know this pick up number. Each child will be signed out by a counselor and may only be picked up by persons designated on your child’s registration form. We will escort your child to your vehicle during Official Pick-Up time only.
What to Bring and Wear to Camp
Please label all camper items with their name!
Campers should dress for active play each day. Your child should bring or wear these items to camp:
- Comfortable Clothes (Official KV Shirt not required during Winter Camp.)
- Athletic Shoes and Socks (no flip-flops or Crocs, please)
- Lunch. There is no lunch program available for Winter Camp, so every child must bring a lunch daily! There will be no Chick-fil-A Friday.
- Blanket or Nap Mat for Chill Time (Discoverers Only)
- Special Snow Day Note: Snow Day is snowy, then slushy, then really messy, so please do not dress your child in their brand new clothes! Gloves are great and so is a hat. Please send an extra change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Your child should not bring the following to camp:
- Toys or electronics. This includes iPods, cell phones, handheld gaming devices, and other similar electronics.
Lunches and Snacks
Please provide your child with a lunch each day they attend Winter Camp. No lunch program is available. Kidventure will provide snack and drink to our campers each day. All snacks are peanut and peanut byproduct free.
We encourage you to write your child’s name on everything and help them organize their belongings in one bag or backpack. Kidventure is not responsible for lost items at camp, so help us help your child keep their belongings together.
If your child will be taking medication of any kind* during camp hours, you must fill out a Kidventure Medical Dosage Form. This includes over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Benadryl. This form must be turned in to the Camp Director with the medication in its original container on your child’s first day of Winter Camp. All medications will be dispensed by the Camp Director per your instructions. Please pick up your child’s medication on their last day of Winter Camp. Medications left at camp will be disposed of.
*Kidventure does not administer shots. If your child needs medication or insulin injections while at camp, you or another authorized party must come to camp to administer them when needed. We will aid in checking blood levels with retractable needles.
Sick Child at Camp
From time to time, children may become ill or not feel well at camp. Every camp location has a designated First Aid/Sick Station, where ill campers will be isolated from the other children and allowed to rest. If your child is sick, we will notify you, and in some cases we will ask you to pick your child up from camp. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to camp.
Discipline and Rules
Kidventure is a fun, active, and memorable experience, but first it must be safe. We take pride in creating a positive camp atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, accepted, and cared for. Therefore, we have created expectations that each camper and parent must understand and meet in order to attend camp. Below is a list of the basic expectations and rules that your child is expected to follow while at camp. Please read over all of these expectations and make sure that your camper understands them.
When at Kidventure:
- I will be respect other people, myself, and the facility.
- I will follow directions and rules at camp.
- I will not act violently toward any camper or staff member.
- I will not steal or destroy property belonging to Kidventure, the facility or other campers.
- I will not use lewd conduct and/or language.
- I will actively participate and conduct myself appropriately.
- I will do my best to have fun!
Counselor to Camper Ratio
Kidventure operates with a 1:8 counselor-to-camper ratio for Discoverers (Early Childhood), and a 1:10 counselor-to-camper ratio for Explorers (K-13). Campers are expected to safely participate within these set ratios.
Camp is both fun and exciting, but only when there is organization and discipline. Discipline problems diminish when kids are active, engaged and having a great time, but sometimes issues do arise. We work closely with campers to resolve issues, and we will also inform you of any issues and ask for your assistance with discipline problems. If severe discipline troubles continue, we will ask the child not to return to camp.
We use a three-strike system for discipline:
- Strike 1: Counselor involvement with camper.
- Strike 2: Camper’s parent is notified.
- Strike 3: Camper is dismissed from camp. Parent or guardian is responsible for picking up the camper from camp.
In the event of severe weather or any other potentially threatening situations, we will make every effort to notify you immediately regarding your child’s safety. Please make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date. If camp closure becomes necessary, we will announce all closures on local television and radio and contact you by email or phone. If you have any questions, please contact your local Kidventure office directly. We reserve the right to cancel any day(s) of camp due to inclement weather or any other situation which might compromise the safety of our campers, their families, or our staff. We do not issue refunds for cancellations due to these circumstances.
Refunds and Cancellations
Your complete Winter Camp payment is due at the time of registration, and is non-refundable. This policy applies to all camp days and add-ons.
Please note that tuition is non-refundable!
Your Camp Team
Your camp team is comprised of the finest and most caring group of adults anywhere. Each camp team is comprised of a director and counselors. Many of them are teachers and college students majoring in education, and all of them conduct themselves under our strict code of ethics. We require the following of all team members:
- CPR / First Aid Certification for Infant, Child, and Adult
- Must be an adult age 18 or older
- Must submit to and pass Criminal Background Check
- Must submit to and pass National Sex Offender Registry Check
- Completion of State-Approved Sexual Abuse Prevention Course
- Completion of Kidventure All-Staff Training
- Completion of Kidventure On-Site Training
- Completion of Kidventure Special Needs Training
We love to hear your comments and feedback and are focused on making the Kidventure experience a safe and memorable one for you and your child.
Our commitment is to exceed your customer service expectations and provide you with assistance and solutions in every area. Please call us anytime you have a question. We will be glad to assist you.
If you must contact your campsite or child, please call your Kidventure Office directly. Office staff will contact the campsite for you and assist you in relaying any messages or answering any questions.
Schedule and daily themes
|Date||Day’s Theme||Theme Description|
|Jan. 2||The Big Chill||Get ready to begin our winter adventure with a field trip to the local ice rink, KV style! We’ve reserved the rink for a party that will feature some outrageous games on the ice like broom ball.|
|Jan. 3||Mt. Venture Snow Day||In keeping with Kidventure tradition, our campers will once again stand atop Mt. Venture to celebrate an exciting day of snowy play. Over 20,000 lbs of snow will be blown to create the city’s only guaranteed snowy peak, where our campers can slide & sled down slippery slopes!|
|Jan. 4||Bounce, Blast & Boogie||Kidventure is wrapping up with a party your kids will remember the rest of the year. Complete with a DJ, inflatables, a dance and games, campers are bound to bounce, blast & boogie to a great time for all.|