Summer Camps Policies and Procedures

Information on Summer Camps Insurance Policy.

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, and a Temporary Home Away From Home

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.

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 WRUMC Campus for all students attending After-camp Care.

The bus will follow this schedule:

12:10 p.m. – Bus leaves ESC for WRUMC Campus
12:45 a.m. – Bus leaves WRUMC Campus for ESC
4:10 p.m. – Bus leaves ESC for WRUMC Campus
Note: All students who have not been picked up from the ESC by 4:10 will be taken to WRUMC for aftercare, so if you’re running late, that’s the place to go!

Enrolling in Lakehill Summer Camps

The preliminary deadline for registering for Summer Camps was May 15. However, we are still accepting enrollments for many of our camps. Space is limited, so check out the Summer Camps Guide and sign up online now! Enrollments will generally not be accepted within one week of the camp’s start date.

Camp Schedule

  • 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)

Summer Camps at the White Rock United Methodist Church Campus

Which Camps are at WRUMC?

Please see the complete camp listings by week and by campus at the bottom of this e-mail to make sure you know where your child’s camps will be this summer. Morning camps require drop-off a the appropriate campus, as there is no morning bus service between campuses. 

Drop-off Location – WRUMC Campus (Week 1 only)

Because classes at the Children’s Center will still be underway during the first week of our summer camps, we will have different drop-off procedures during Week 1.

The drop-off  location for all WRUMC camps during Week 1 will be in the large parking lot across Old Gate Lane from WRUMC, near Diceman. For your child’s safety, please park and walk him or her across the street to check in with a Lakehill Summer Camps instructor at the playground and fire lane that faces Old Gate Lane. In the event of inclement weather, students should be dropped off at the same location, but will enter the sanctuary entrance that faces Old Gate Lane near Diceman instead. Please observe any posted signage. See areas marked in green here.

Drop-off Location – WRUMC Campus (Week 2 and beyond)

After Week 1, parents should enter the WRUMC parking lot heading south along Old Gate, turning in at the entrance just before Santa Clara. This is the entrance marked in red for The Children’s Center. See the map here. Before-camp Care and morning gathering will still be at the playground that faces Old Gate Lane and the adjoining fire lane. In case of inclement weather, students will enter the Children’s Center main entrance nearest to Santa Clara.

Late or Midday Arrivals

If you are arriving late to a camp, or if your child is only signed up for an afternoon camp, it’s best to call the teacher’s cell phone directly to join up with the class. Most instructors provide their cell phone numbers in their introductory e-mail. If you do not have your child’s teacher’s cell phone number, or if you can’t get in touch with him or her, use the church entrance that faces Diceman. Buzz in, go up the stairs and to the right, and the receptionist can help guide you to the proper room.

Pick-up Location – WRUMC Campus (all weeks)

At 4:00, all students at the WRUMC campus will exit to the playground and fire lane area that faces Old Gate Lane.  Please check your child out from his or her teacher there. After a time, they will retire inside for aftercare in the Gym and Activity Room, and parents will check students out from the Children’s Center main entrance near Santa Clara. In case of inclement weather, only the Children’s Center main entrance will be used for pick-up. 

Dress Code – WRUMC 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 – WRUMC 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. The lost and found will be emptied each Friday

Lunch – WRUMC 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. Lunch will be held in classrooms during Week 1, and in the Activity Room during Week 2 and beyond.

Summer Camps at the ESC

ESC hours

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.

Lunch

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!

Camps By Week and By Location

Please check carefully to determine which campus your child’s camp is utilizing. Some campus locations may have changed since initial signups began in February.

Week 1—June 5-9

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Warrior Youth Soccer ESC  Field House
It’s Time to Code ESC  Lab A
Once Upon a Time WRUMC  216
Flower Power WRUMC  204
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Warrior Youth Tennis ESC  Great Hall
Fling It, Launch It, Blast It! ESC  Lab A
Science of Sports ESC  Lab B
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…  WRUMC  204

 

Week 2—June 12-16

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-4:00 pm (All Day) Destination Dallas ESC  Great Hall
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Float It, Splash It, Sink It! ESC  Lab A
Magic: the Gathering (Beginners and Beyond) ESC  Great Hall
Characters We Love WRUMC Room 1
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Build it Big ESC  Lab B
Summer Crafters WRUMC  Room 2

 

 

Week 3—June 19-23

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-4:00 pm (All Day) Community Connections–Middle and High School WRUMC  207
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) We Love Harry Potter ESC  Great Hall
Myths and Legends ESC  Lab B
Wild Dallas ESC  Lab A
No-Bake Baking WRUMC  Activity Rom
Recess is My Favorite Subject WRUMC  Gym
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Hogwarts for Muggles ESC  Great Hall
Modern Survival ESC  Lab A
Stars and Stripes WRUMC  Room 1
Warrior Youth All-Sports Camp WRUMC  Gym

 

Week 4—June 26-30

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) LEGO Engineering for Young Minds ESC  Great Hall
30 Seconds of Fame ESC  Lab A
Warrior Youth Basketball (Co-ed) WRUMC  Gym
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Cool Days of Summer ESC  Lab A
African Wilderness Adventures ESC  Lab B
Algebraic Readiness ESC  Lab C
Hand-Made Memories WRUMC  Room 1

 

Week 5—July 3-7 (no camps on July 4)

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-4:00 pm (All Day) Community Connections ESC Lab A
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) LEGO Engineering for Young Minds ESC  Great Hall
Tasty Trip Around the World WRUMC  Activity Room
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Splish Splash Summer Bash ESC  Great Hall
Games: Unplugged ESC  Lab B
Global Mystery Adventures WRUMC  Room 1
Postres y Mas (Desserts and More) WRUMC  Activity Room

 

Week 6—July 10-14

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Slithery, Scaly Snakes ESC  Lab A
Movie Making in the Palm of your Hand ESC  Lab B
Warrior Youth Disc Golf ESC  Lab C
Christmas in July WRUMC  Room 2
Making Masterpieces WRUMC  216
Acrylic Painting for Kids WRUMC  Room 1
Cookie Monsters WRUMC  Activity Room
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Backyard Arts and Crafts ESC  Lab B
Lights, Camera, Stop Motion! ESC  Lab A
Under the Sea WRUMC  Room 2
Warrior Youth Basketball (Co-ed) WRUMC  Gym
Jewels, Gems, and All That Jazz WRUMC  Room 1
Is it Art or is it Science? WRUMC  216
Holiday Treats All Year Long WRUMC  Activity Room

 

Week 7—July 17-21

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-4:00 pm (All Day) Community Connections–All Ages WRUMC 207
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Animal Planet ESC  Lab A
Space Quest ESC  Great Hall
Fling It, Launch It, Blast It ESC  Lab B
Waffle Iron Cooking WRUMC  Activity Room
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) It’s Time to Code ESC  Lab B
Surfin’ USA WRUMC  Room 1
Trash to Treasure WRUMC  Room 2
Birthday Party Bash WRUMC  Activity Room

 

Week 8—July 24-28

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-4:00 pm (All Day) Parks and Playgrounds ESC Lab C
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Studying the Fun Way ESC  Lab A
Welcome to the Jungle WRUMC  Room 2
We Love American Girl WRUMC  Room 1
Tacos, Tapas, & Tortillas WRUMC  Activity Room
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Simply Stitchery ESC  Lab B
Programming from Scratch ESC  Lab A
No-Bake Baking WRUMC  Activity Room
Fun and Games–Spanish Style WRUMC  Room 1

 

Week 9—July 31-August 4

Time Camp Names Campus
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) I heART Camping ESC  Lab C
Dog Days of Summer ESC  Lab A
Mutants, Marvels, and Superheroes ESC  Lab B
Acrylic Painting for Kids WRUMC  Room 1
Myths and Monsters of Ancient Greece WRUMC  Room 2
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Where in the World? ESC  Lab A
Master Puppeteers ESC  Great Hall
Lights, Camera, Stop Motion2: Return of the Freeze-Frame Film ESC  Lab B
Book Worms WRUMC  Room 1

 

Week 10—August 7-11

Time Camp Names Campus Room
9:00 am-noon (Morning Session) Space Quest ESC  Great Hall
Time Travellers ESC  Lab B
Welcome to Middle Earth ESC  Lab A
Warrior Youth Cheerleading WRUMC  Gym
1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon Session) Fun for Girls ESC  Lab A
Medieval Madness ESC  Lab B
Magic: the Gathering (Veterans) ESC  Great Hall
Friends are Forever WRUMC  Room 1
Pretty Petals WRUMC  Room 2

 

Need More Information?

Please contact John Trout at jtrout@lakehillprep.org. For urgent need during Summer Camp hours, you may call my cell at 469-767-3433.

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