Summer Camps Policies and Procedures
We’re Just a Stone’s Throw Away!
As mentioned in the Lakehill Summer Camps Guide, our Main Campus will complete construction on a new wing this summer! We are excited by the progress, but as construction kicks into high gear, the building will be closed. Thank you to our friends at White Rock United Methodist Church for giving us a temporary home in the meantime.
If you are a veteran Lakehill Summer Camps family, please take special note of the changes to before care and bus schedules below. Your morning routine will be a bit different this year!
One School, Two Campuses
We are excited to be offering camps this summer at two campuses: the familiar Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center (ESC) at 7401 Ferguson Road, and our temporary home at White Rock United Methodist Church at 1450 Old Gate Lane.
Complimentary Before- and After- Camp Care
Complimentary Before-camp care is offered from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. daily, and complimentary After-camp care is offered from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily.
Before-camp care is offered at both campuses, and students should always be dropped off at the same campus as their morning camp. Unlike in some previous years, there will be no morning bus from the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus to the ESC, so drop-off at the proper campus is essential.
After-camp care is offered at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus only. Students attending afternoon camps at the ESC will be bused back to the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus for After-camp care if not picked up at the ESC by 4:10 p.m. See the “Weekly Summer Camp and Bus Schedule” below for precise details by week.
Bus Service Between Campuses
There will be midday busing between campuses for students who are attending a morning session at one campus and an afternoon session at the other, and an end-of-day bus back to the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus for all students attending After-camp care. See the “Weekly Summer Camp and Bus Schedule” below for precise details by week.
Enrolling in Lakehill Summer Camps
The preliminary deadline for registering for Summer Camps is May 15.
- 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.–Complimentary Before-camp care (at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus and the Environmental Science Center at the Roger L. Perry Campus)
- 9:00 a.m. to noon–Morning Session (at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus and the ESC at the Roger L. Perry Campus, depending on camp locations each week)
- Noon to 1:00 p.m.–Complimentary Supervised Lunch (at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus for all students enrolled in full day camps, except those attending a morning and an afternoon camp at the ESC, in which case lunch will be in the Great Hall).
- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.–Afternoon Session (at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus and the ESC, depending on camp location)
- 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.–Complimentary After-camp care (at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus only. Students remaining at the ESC at the Roger L. Perry Campus will be bused to the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus for After care)
Camps at the ESC
The following camps will be held at the ESC campus. Morning ESC camps will require drop-off at the ESC, as there is no morning bus from the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus this year. Afternoon sessions will still be able to take advantage of a midday bus between campuses, if needed.
Summer Camps at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus
Drop-off and pick-up locations – White Rock United Methodist Church Campus
Dress Code – White Rock United Methodist Church Campus
Though the dress code will be relaxed for Lakehill Summer Camps, we ask that parents help their children choose clothing that is modest and appropriate for a school atmosphere. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are allowed. Please ensure that your child is wearing recess-appropriate shoes in order to participate in outdoor breaks and activities. Please see the Summer Camps at the ESC section below for more details on dress code at the ESC.
What Else to Bring – White Rock United Methodist Church Campus
Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to Lakehill Summer Camps. Sunblock applied before coming to camp and/or hats to wear when outside are also recommended. Don’t forget to write your child’s name in permanent marker on any extra items brought to camp.
Lunch – White Rock United Methodist Church Campus
Students who will be on campus between noon and 1:00 p.m. must bring a lunch with drink each day. Lunches will not be refrigerated and microwaves are not available. Campers will eat with camp-mates under the supervision of camp instructors.
Summer Camps at the ESC
For the safety of all students, there will be no students allowed at the ESC before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:10 p.m.
Before-care and After-care – ESC
Before-camp care is offered at the ESC for students attending a morning camp there. After-camp care will be at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus only, and any students not picked up by 4:10 pm will be bused to the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus for that purpose.
ESC Bus Schedules
Because each week’s camp and transportation needs are a little different, each week has its own separate bus schedule. Some weeks will have two bus trips per day, some will have none, and the times will vary from week to week. See the “Weekly Summer Camp and Bus Schedule” below for each week’s unique bus schedule.
Students enrolled in a Morning and an Afternoon Session at the ESC will have lunch at the ESC in the Great Hall. All other full-day students will have lunch at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus.
Drop-off and pick-up locations – ESC
The drop-off and pick-up location for all camps at the ESC will be the building entrance at the top of the winding sidewalk near the stone-circled oak tree.
Elevated Dress Code – ESC (at camp instructor’s discretion)
Safety is the most important aspect of Summer Camps at the ESC. Poison ivy, poison oak, biting insects, and venomous snakes are all natural inhabitants of the City of Dallas, and students attending camps at the ESC will learn how to tread safely in their habitat. Before each ESC camp, instructors will send an email indicating whether your child’s camp will require this elevated dress code. ESC camps will not require this dress code unless the camp includes trips into the woods.
If a camp requires the elevated dress code:
- Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times.
- Full-length pants or jeans (not shorts) must be worn. Campers’ legs and ankles must be covered.
- Long-sleeved shirts that can be put on over other clothes are also recommended for excursions into the woods.
- Parents of students who are out of dress code will be called to bring the appropriate clothing or to pick up their child.
What Else to Bring – ESC
Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to Lakehill Summer Camps. Sunblock and insect repellent are highly recommended (and should be applied copiously). Don’t forget respect for nature and a safe and positive attitude!