WELCOME TO CAMP
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Letter from the directors
Hello KSA 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 enjoy some much-needed time away!
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!
Hillary & Mike
109 Lake Buel Road
Great Barrington, MA. 01230
Turn at the "Kutsher's Day Camp" Sign.
USPS: PO Box 252, Great Barrington, MA. 01230
FEDEX/UPS: 25 Deerwood Park Road, Great Barrington, MA. 01230
Accessing the parent portal
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 and Camp InTouch. You can also access the portal at any time by using this link. You will be prompted to enter your email &
password. If you have not set a password, simply click the button that says “retrieve/set password”.
Please feel free to give us a call or send an email to if you need help with your account. 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!
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 arrival to 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.
Your camp balance was due on May 1, 2021. If you have not yet paid your camp balance, please do so immediately.
Kutsher's Sports Academy 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.
The balance of the camp fee is due by May 1, 2021. A physician-authorized medical excuse is required to be considered for a refund of camp fees after March 1, 2021. If your child is at camp and needs to leave for a medical reason, the refund will be pro-rated and transferred as a credit to the following summer. We suggest taking insurance for camp if you believe this is a possibility.
Transportation to/from camp
DRIVING TO CAMP
Due to COVID - 19, we will not be providing bus transportation in 2021. Campers must arrive by car and drop-off will take place in the designated parking areas. As we get closer, your family will be given a drop-off and pick-up window. The drop-off windows are 9:00am-9:15am and 9:15am-9:30am. The pick up windows are 3:30pm-3:45pm and 3:45pm-4:00pm. We kindly ask that you respect your drop-off and pick up windows.
ELECTRONIC AND INTERNET POLICY
Cell phones are NOT PERMITTED at Kutsher’s Sports Academy. All phones brought to camp must be turned in to the day camp director. Campers are not allowed to bring computers, DVD players, iPod Touches, or any device that allows for texting or internet access. As a general rule, if your electronic device has a screen you should not bring it to camp. Basic e-readers, MP3 Players, iPod Shuffles, and cameras are allowed in camp at the parent’s discretion.
Kutsher’s Sports Academy does not assume responsibility for these items.
Photographs are posted daily on Camp InTouch as a wonderful way for you to feel connected to
your camper throughout their stay with us!
To access photos, log into your Camp InTouch account and click photos. Through your portal, you can mark favorites, view, and share photos of your camper. Click the icon below each photo to do any of these functions. All of the photos you view online are available for purchase as prints, high-resolution digital downloads, or gift items such as t-shirts, calendars, or mousepads.
We also encourage parents to connect with us on social media outlets. We will post fun updates
exclusively on Facebook or Instagram.
Online medical forms must be completed two weeks prior to your camper's arrival on camp. This allows our nursing staff ample time to review each camper’s file. Some forms are online only and some require a physician’s signature. Please click here for a full list of the forms that you must complete. Our forms checklist can also be found in your parent portal.
Kutsher's Sports Academy cannot dispense any prescription medication to day campers this summer. Please contact Hillary if you have any questions.
COMMUNICATION IN THE EVENT OF ILLNESS/INJURY
Kutsher’s Sports Academy strives to provide the highest level of safety and medical care. Care is managed by our 24-hour on-site nursing staff and counselors who have been trained in First Aid and CPR. In the event that your camper should become ill or injured during their time at camp, we would like you to be informed of our procedures involving communication with you.
If your camper comes to the health center with a minor injury or illness, i.e. laceration, scrape, sprain,
headache, sore throat, nausea, etc., we will provide the necessary medical care and allow him/
her to continue their activities at camp without interruption. In this instance, we will monitor the
situation and provide follow-up care as necessary.
In the event of a more significant illness or injury, i.e. fractures, fever, or more serious illness, we will contact you immediately to pick up your camper. Please note that you will likely be contacted by one of our medical staff members as they are most familiar with the situation. You can also speak to a director at any time.
TICKS AND OTHER BUGS
Camp is in the Woods! Our campers’ safety is our number one priority so we just wanted to share a few tips to help ensure a safe and fun summer for all.
We do have mosquitos and we recommend sending your campers with mosquito repellent. Our counselors and coaches will make sure your camper applies the repellent when necessary.
Ticks are also common in a camp environment. Campers will be educated during orientation about spotting ticks and how to properly respond. We want all our families to know that KSA has taken appropriate preventative measures and has procedures in place to deal with any potential issues involving ticks. We do ask that you check your child for ticks nightly.
Due to the increased incidence of head lice in the school systems, we strongly advise that you ask your physician to check your camper for any indication of the condition. We ask that all parents check their children during the month of June, including a final check on their first day of camp.
We will be sending a separate document that will contain all COVID-19 information. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with your questions.
Camp Uniforms and Packing List
A uniform bundle is required for every camper. While we do not require campers to wear a uniform on camp, we will require them for special event days. They will need their reversible pinny during camp elective periods.
You can purchase a camp bundle by clicking here. Please contact Hillary with any questions about camp uniforms!
You can download our day camp packing list by clicking here. If you have any questions, please let us know!
TO-DO LIST BINGO!
Complete all medical forms in your parent portal.
Complete all program forms in your parent portal.
Schedule your camper's physical appointment with their physician.
Visit everythingcamper.com to purchase a camp bundle.
Leave valuables at home including electronics.
Make any pick up and drop off requests!
Follow us on social media.
Make sure you have everything on the packing list!
look out for the covid handbook coming soon!