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WELCOME TO CAMP
SUMMER 2022


 

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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 another crazy year and we believe that kids continue to need camp more than ever. Our welcome to camp packet can only be viewed on a desktop. To see a pdf version, click here.

 

Summer camp gives kids the opportunity to grow. According to the American Camp Association, some of the main benefits of camp include gaining confidence, developing social skills, making new friends, and becoming more adventurous. 

2022 will be a summer to disconnect from technology and reconnect with friends. Your campers will have the opportunity to get outside, play their favorite sports, and create lasting friendships. 

If you have any questions as we get closer to camp, feel free to reach us at any time.  We are looking forward to a wonderful summer! 

Love, 

Hillary & Mike

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Hi everyone, 

I'm so excited to be back at Kutsher's Day Camp this summer! 

 

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 for the second time 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 seeing you all soon. It's going to be a wonderful summer! 

Best,

Tristin 

Day Camp Director

 

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 & The Campanion App

Camp InTouch and the Campanion App will be your central area for all things camp!

 

Before camp begins, you will want to log in to complete all the camp forms and submit your final camp payment.  You can do this on a desktop using Camp inTouch or on your phone using the Campanion app.

To access the parent portal from our website, click Parent Portal, Stay Connected, and Camp InTouch. 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!

We're also excited to introduce you to Campanion, the new mobile app we’re using to share your child’s experience at Kutsher's with you this summer. With a personalized stream of content featuring photography, regular updates from camp, and more, our hope is that Campanion makes you feel closer to your camper's experience than ever before.  

To get started, follow these simple steps: 

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

Click here to pay your final camp balance.

 


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.

Completing Camp Forms

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Your camp balance is due on May 1, 2022. 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 CampInTouch 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. 

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 9:15 am. Campers will not be permitted on camp before their scheduled arrival time.
AFTERNOON PICK-UP
Afternoon pick-up is between 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Our extended day program runs from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm. The weekly cost for extended hours is $150. If you are interested in enrolling, please email hillary@ksa.camp with the subject line “extended hours.”
SAFETY INFORMATION
To ensure the safety of campers, parents, and staff: ​
 





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.

 

Financials

Transportation

> 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! 

 

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 recommend that every new day camper purchase a camp bundle through Everything Camper. These must be ordered by May 1, 2022.

 

If you do not purchase a camp bundle, you will be required to purchase a camp t-shirt directly from camp. 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 and 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. 

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

Click here to see our 2022 Covid-19 Policies

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. 

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 Day Camp takes place in beautiful Lake Buel. Kutsher's 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 two times per week. 

DAILY LUNCH & SNACKS

Kutsher's Sports Academy encourages all families to pack a nut-free lunch. Lunches must be sent in a lunchbox with an ice pack. Kutsher's will also offer an optional lunch this summer. Campers must opt into our lunch program for the full week ($50 for the week).

Kuther's Day Camp 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.