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WELCOME TO CAMP
SUMMER 2021

 

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Hello Kutsher's day camp families! 

We hope that you are as excited as we are for camp to begin. 

It's been a long year and we believe that kids need camp more than ever. We know that your campers have missed out on so much in the past year and we are excited to give them a sense of normalcy this summer. 

2021 will be the summer to disconnect from technology and reconnect with friends. Your campers will have the opportunity to get outside, play their favorite sports, and make lasting friendships.

 

Love, 

Hillary & Mike 

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Hi everyone, 

I'm so excited to be joining the Kutsher's Day Camp family. Throughout the school year, I am a teacher at the Berkshire School's UMCC. I am originally from Pittsfield, MA and I now live in Salisbury, CT. with my husband and my daughter Maddie (who will be attending day camp at Kutsher's this summer!). 

My favorite sport is track and field and I was the captain of the track team at UMass Lowell!  I love watching kids grow and develop and look forward to supporting them as they try new things this summer. 

If you have any questions throughout the summer, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you all soon. It's going to be a wonderful summer! 

Best,

Tristin 

 

contact

Tel. 413-644-0077

Fax. 954-283-7581

Email. info@ksa.camp

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GPS ADDRESS:

95 Lake Buel Road

Great Barrington, MA. 01230

Click here for detailed drop off instructions.

 

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United States Postal Service:

PO Box 252

Great Barrington, MA. 01230

FEDEX/UPS:

25 Deerwood Park Road

Great Barrington, MA. 01230

 

Accessing the Parent Portal

(Camp InTouch)

 

Camp InTouch will be your central area for all things camp!

 

Before camp begins, you will want to log in to complete all of the camp forms and submit your final camp payment.  

To access the parent portal from our website, click Parent Portal, Stay Connected, and Camp InTouch. You can also access the portal by using this link. You will be prompted to enter your email and password. If you have not set a password, simply click the button that says “retrieve/set password”.

Once a login has been created and you have signed in, you will be taken to your dashboard (see picture below). Here, you can start exploring your Camp InTouch portal!

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Once logged in to the portal, click here to complete camp forms

Click here to pay your final camp balance.

 

Completing Camp Forms

All camp forms MUST be completed prior to your camper's first day of camp. You can see a full list of forms by clicking here. If you have any questions or need assistance with forms, please feel free to reach us anytime. 

To upload camp forms, click "Forms & Documents". Some of the forms are "paper forms" that must be printed, signed, and uploaded once complete. The remaining forms can be completed online.

Click the down arrow to download

the paper form. 

Click the up arrow to upload your completed form. 

 

Financials

 

Your camp balance was due on May 1, 2021. If you have not yet paid your camp balance, please do so immediately.

PAYMENT METHODS 

Kutsher's day camp accepts checks, all major credit cards, and wire transfers for tuition payments. You can pay online through our parent portal.  To pay your camp balance, simply log into your Camp InTouch account, scroll down and click "Financial Management," and add your credit card information. All checks can be mailed to PO Box 252, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. 

Transportation to/from Camp 
 

The GPS address is 95 Lake Buel Road, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Turn at the Kutsher's Day Camp sign and follow the road to the field house. Our day camp staff will be there to greet and direct you. 

MORNING DROP-OFF

Morning drop-off is between 8:45 am and 9:30 am. Campers will not be permitted on camp before their scheduled arrival time.
 

AFTERNOON PICK-UP

Afternoon pick-up is between 3:15 pm and 4:00 pm.  

SAFETY INFORMATION

To ensure the safety of campers, parents, and staff: 
 

> Administrative staff will be on the driveway to direct you. 

> Please stay in your car and follow the direction of our staff. 

> Please do not use your cell phone. 

> Drive slowly! 

LATE DROP-OFF / EARLY PICK-UP 

If you are going to be late to drop-off or you need to pick up your camper early, please call our main office 413-644-0077.

 
 

ELECTRONIC AND INTERNET POLICY

Cell phones are NOT PERMITTED at Kutsher’s day camp.  All phones brought to camp must be turned in to the front office. They will be returned to campers at the end of the day.

 

Campers are not allowed to bring computers, DVD players, iPod Touches, or any device that allows for texting or internet access. These items will be confiscated and locked in our office until the end of the camp day.

 

Camp Uniforms & Packing List

 

REQUIRED UNIFORMS

We require that all day campers purchase at least one KSA t-shirt. These can be purchased in advance by emailing hillary@ksa.camp with your child's t-shirt size. Campers will receive their t-shirt on the first day of camp. 

 

 

PACKING LIST 

Your camper should pack the following items each day. We also recommend packing a book for our rest period.

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Health & Safety 

At Kutsher's day camp, we take the health of our campers very seriously. We ask that you partner with us in keeping every camper healthy. Please do not send your camper if they are not well enough to participate in camp activities. All campers must be fever free without taking medicine for 24 hours before they can return to camp (without having any other COVID symptoms). 

We will contact you when: 

> A camper becomes ill with a fever and/or vomiting.

> A camper has a significant bump, bruise, or cut. 

> A camper has any head-related injury. 

> A camper visits the health center multiple times in one day. 

If we can't reach you, we will call the emergency contact. 

Staying safe at camp begins with staying safe at home. We ask that all our campers and staff are overly cautious about all contact outside the home before and during the camp season. 

MEDICATIONS

Over-the-counter medications can only be administered if you and your doctor have both signed our "over-the-counter medication" form. 

State law mandates that any medication, over the counter or prescribed, epi-pens, inhalers, etc. will be administered by our camp nurses ONLY if the proper documentation is on file. 

COVID-19

Specific Covid information and guidance will be sent out by June 15, 2021.

 

Program

DAILY PROGRAM

All day campers will travel in small groups to their activities. To see a sample schedule, please click here. We do recommend completing the activity preference form prior to camp. We will do our best to meet all requests of the group and will use this form to create group schedules. 

FIELD TRIPS

There will be no off-site activities in 2021.

SPECIAL EVENT DAYS

Every Wednesday will be a special event day. We do request that campers wear their Kutsher's t-shirt on Wednesdays. If campers need any other equipment, we will notify you via email. 

 

SWIMMING

All swimming at Kutsher's Sports Academy takes place in beautiful Lake Buel. KSA follows the guidelines of the American Red Cross Instructional Swim Program Levels 1-6. Swim is an integral part of our day camp program. Due to space restrictions, we will do our best to provide swim lessons to all non-swimmers daily. 

DAILY LUNCH & SNACKS

Kutsher's Sports Academy will not be providing lunch this summer. Lunches should be sent in a lunchbox with an ice pack. KSA is nut-free. Please make sure your camper's lunch does not contain nut products.

Lunch will take place outdoors under a tent. Each group will have an assigned table(s) for the week that will be socially distanced and sanitized before and after eating.  

KSA will provide campers with a pre-packaged individual snack each morning and afternoon. 

SUNSCREEN & BUG SPRAY

Please apply sunscreen & bug spray before your camper arrives at camp. We ask that you send in additional sunscreen and bug spray (labeled with your camper's name). Counselors will reapply during the day.

Contact

Please contact Hillary by email (info@ksa.camp) or phone (413-644-0077) with any questions.