SumFun News

August 15, 2018

Final bills including week 6 extension will be mailed out by the end of this week.  Payments may be made via check, credit card, or in person based on the operating schedule of the school which currently is:  Monday-Thursday 9:30-3:30.  Please make sure to submit final payments in a timely manner.  Thank you! 
 

August 11, 2018

Our campers looked fantastic in their crazy hats and socks yesterday.  We had a great summer with our campers and hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer!  
 

August 9, 2018

Wow!  This summer has flown by!  We had a very exciting almost end of camp treat this morning!  Campers in Pre-k through 3rd grade participated in some games of "Noodle Tag" with some of our counselors and CITs.  Campers in grades 4-8 participated in a Camper vs. Counselor/CIT/Teacher kickball game!  Everyone had a great time playing up on the big field behind Bishop Dunn!   Campers who preferred to watch enjoyed being an audience and cheering their fellow campers on!  
 

Please remember to pick up your child's medications if there were any stored in our health office. 

To tip?  Any family wishing to tip our counselors are more than welcome to do so.  Our counselors are former Sum Fun campers and do their best to show the campers a great time!  Even if a counselor has switched from one grade group to another, if your child enjoyed being with him or her, please feel free to give them a little something!  See staff list below:


Our staff this summer have been as follows:

Building Principal:  Mrs. Benfer, Director and coordinator:  Mrs. LoPresti, Nurse:  Mrs. Anderson, Receptionist:  Mrs. Broe, Accountant:  Mrs. Rose, Camp Director/Teacher substitute:  Mrs. Trieste

Pre-K-1st grade and 2nd grade (PM):  Mrs. Middlemiss (Mrs. M), 2nd and 3rd grade:  Mrs. Albano, 4th and 5th grade:  Mrs. Hoag, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (AM) and 5th-8th grades (PM), Ms. Killelea (Ms. K), AM Academic Program:  Mrs. Stacklum and Mr. Ciulla

Enrichment Teachers:

Aviation/Beekeeping:  Mr. Girton, Blogging and Technology:  Mrs. Perk, Chess:  Mr. Johnson, K'nex/Crafts:  Mrs. D'Angelo, Sports (PM):  Mrs. Hoag

Counselors:

Pre-K-3rd grades:  Theo Friedrich and Danielle Lozano, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:  Kevin Ha, Trevor Scully, and Jenna DiVenuto, 5th through 8th grades:  Justin Connolly

CITs:

Niko Booker, Jason Kozak, Blake Ross, Grant Ross, Ben Scozzafava, Colin Sherman, Phoenix Thomas, Will Tomasini, Daniel VanDeMark, and Josh Yough
 

August 7, 2018

Our last theme for this year's Summer FUNdamentals will be "Crazy hat and socks day".  Campers are encouraged to wear fun hats and socks and of course their camp shirts!

"Extra" Friendly reminder:  Camp tuition is now past due.  Bills go out periodically based on extension charges.  A bill will go home for weeks 4 and 5 extension charges at the end of week 6.  Then after camp has ended final bills will go home with all charges for the summer.  Please be prompt in paying these accounts in full.  Thank you!  
 

July 27, 2018

Our campers looked great in their Christmas accessories today!  The August lunch menu has been posted on the website and is displayed in the lobby on the front door and the bulletin board across from the front desk.  Please remember if your child doesn't like the entree item and can't eat peanut butter and jelly, he or she must bring a lunch.  

Looking ahead for next week's theme:  Friday, August 3 will be "Twin Day".  Campers are encouraged to coordinate with friends to wear the same color camp shirts, accessories, etc.  We can't wait to see everyone with their twins, triplets, etc!  

Friendly reminder:  Camp tuition is now past due.  Bills go out periodically based on extension charges.  A bill will go home for weeks 4 and 5 extension charges during week 6.  Then after camp has ended final bills will go home with all charges for the summer.  Please be prompt in paying these accounts in full.  Thank you!  
 

July 23, 2018

Our theme for this Friday:  Christmas in July!  Campers are encouraged to wear fun Christmas themed accessories with their camp shirts. 

It was fun to see the kids come in their super hero gear on Friday!  It's hard to believe we're on the fourth week of camp already!  As a friendly reminder, we do not have access to the pool this week.  Campers are encouraged to bring swimsuits and a towel, to be prepared in case we are able to do water play (weather permitting). 

Our staff this summer have been as follows:

Building Principal:  Mrs. Benfer, Director and coordinator:  Mrs. LoPresti, Nurse:  Mrs. Anderson, Receptionist:  Mrs. Broe, Accountant:  Mrs. Rose

Classroom Teachers:

Pre-K-1st grade and 2nd grade (PM):  Mrs. Middlemiss (Mrs. M), 2nd and 3rd grade:  Mrs. Albano, 4th and 5th grade:  Mrs. Hoag, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (AM) and 5th-8th grades (PM), Ms. Killelea (Ms. K), AM Academic Program:  Mrs. Stacklum and Mr. Ciulla

Enrichment Teachers:

Aviation/Beekeeping:  Mr. Girton, Blogging and Technology:  Mrs. Perk, Chess:  Mr. Johnson, K'nex/Crafts:  Mrs. D'Angelo, Sports (PM):  Mrs. Hoag

Counselors:

Pre-K-3rd grades:  Theo Friedrich and Danielle Lozano, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:  Kevin Ha, Trevor Scully, and Jenna DiVenuto, 5th through 8th grades:  Justin Connolly

CITs:

Niko Booker, John Koptula, Jason Kozak, Blake Ross, Grant Ross, Ben Scozzafava, Colin Sherman, Phoenix Thomas, Will Tomasini, Daniel VanDeMark, and Josh Yough

Lunch services provided by:  Parkhurst Dining courtesy of Mount Saint Mary College


July 18, 2018

This weeks "spirit theme" is to dress like a favorite hero or super hero.  Campers are encouraged to wear accessories, shirts, etc representing their favorite hero.  This can be a sports player, author, teacher, parent, etc.  We do ask that campers bring camp shirts to travel across campus to the pool.  We also ask that campers do not wear masks for their safety.  Thank you! 

REMINDER:  There is no swimming the week of July 23-27.  Campers may still bring bathing suits and towels, as we will try to do some water play activities (weather permitting). 


July 13, 2018

Wow, those campers looked great in their jerseys this Friday!  We saw teams from all sports and we saw some camp shirts too!  It was a great day for all!  We are looking forward to a new week.  Stay tuned for next Friday's "theme"! 


July 11, 2018

Friday July 13:  Team Spirit Day!  Wear your favorite soccer jersey or other sports shirt, hat, etc.  Please still bring camp shirts, if you are a swimmer!  Information is also posted on the door and bulletin board at Bishop Dunn! 

Swimming is off to a great start!  Campers have been very excited to use the pool.  Please remember to have campers wear their swimsuit in the morning to avoid the need for multiple changes throughout the day.  Campers should also bring a towel, and a plastic bag to put wet things in after. 

Please remember to check the lunch menu.  If your child doesn't like the menu item and can't eat/doesn't like peanut butter and jelly, a lunch needs to be sent in with them. 


July 3, 2018

Friday July 6:  Wear camp shirts as always, but feel free to also wear some red, white, and blue accessories! 

*All drop off and pick ups are at Bishop Dunn

*Extended care begins at 7:30 and ends at 5:30 each day.  There is a flat rate of $6.00/hour for this service.  Campers who are not picked up by 4:30, will be placed in extension.  Doors will NOT open until 7:30.

*If you must pick up your child early from camp, it must be before 3:30.  The final half hour of camp, the staff is involved in finishing classes and transporting campers to their pick up locations.  Picking up between 3:30-4:00 impedes the transition from camp activities to dismissal.  Thank you for your cooperation.

*For drop-off and pick-up, PARENTS MUST PARK THEIR CARS AND COME INTO BDMS.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL!

*Remember to pack rain gear and an umbrella!  We do move in the rain (we do not move the children outside during thunderstorms).

*Don't forget to pack a healthy snack!  The campers have time during the camp day to have a snack in between activities.  Limited snacks are provided by SumFUN, but feel free to bring your own.

*Cell phones are not to be used during the camp day.  Campers who have cell phones need to keep them in their bags. Campers who use cell phones during the day will have the cell phone confiscated by a director and returned to a parent at the end of the camp day.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. SUMMER FUNDAMENTALS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN CELL PHONES. 

*We are looking forward to a safe and happy summer!! :)
 

Behavior Policy for Camp:  

Camp Discipline Policy It is our belief that a safe camp is a happy camp!  In order to ensure a safe, orderly environment, we have implemented the following discipline policy here at SumFUN.  Please review this policy with your child, so s/he understands what is expected of him/her.

Strike One: If a camper is so distracting or disruptive that a counselor needs to remove him/her from the group; a camp director will be called and the camper will spend the rest of the day with the director.  The parent will be notified at dismissal.

Strike Two: If a camper is removed from the group a second time, the parent will be called and the camper will be asked to leave for the remainder of the day.

Strike Three: In the unlikely event that a camper is removed from the group a third time, the parent will be notified and the camper will be removed from camp for the remainder of the summer.

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Summer Fundamentals has a permit to operate as required by the Orange County Department of Health. This camp is required to be inspected twice annually. Copies of inspection reports are on file and are available for review at the O.C. Dept. of Health, Division of Environmental Health, 124 Main Street, Goshen, NY.