Summer Camp - PAyment Information
Camp Adventure: All registrations are for a full camp week, no single day sign-ups. Camp registrations with a balance at time of registration will be required to set up a payment plan. The plan is available through the registration software.
- Week 1 as well as the first full week of camp must be paid in full upon registering. All other weeks require a $50 deposit to hold your spot for each week registered.
- The remaining balance will be placed on the payment plan beginning Monday 5/20/24. Payments will be drawn each Monday until; balance is satisifed.
- Deposits are non-refundable.
- Your payment plan for the camp season can be seen in your account. The registration system will allocate your payments spread across the number of registered weeks of camp.
- NOTE: Sibling discounts (Camp Adventure ONLY) are available; to obtain a sibling discount, you must come in or call to register.
Specialty Camps: All registrations are for a full camp week, no single day sign-ups. Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot.
Camp Wrap-Around: Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot.
General Registration Information
Instructors prepare programs weeks in advance therefore class withdrawal must be requested in writing to the Assistant Director one week prior to the start of the class. Withdrawal from a camp must be requested in writing to the Assistant Director two weeks prior to the start of the camp.
Missed classes and scheduling conflicts do not qualify for refunds and no refunds will be processed after a class or camp has already begun, except for a medical exemption which requires a medical form signed by a doctor stating that the participant is unable to participate for the remainder of the program. This will entitle the participant to a refund or credit. All withdrawal/refunds will be assessed an administrative fee of $20.
Most specialty camps require a minimum number of enrolled participants. Programs that do not reach their minimum will be cancelled, however, when PHPR must cancel a camp for this reason, a full refund is provided.
Marketing and Social Media
As a public entity, we regularly take photos and videos of our programs. Media may be used for future print, web or video advertising as well as social media, but will never be shared or sold to a commercial entity.
Code of Conduct
All campers are required to remain respectful of their Camp Counselors, fellow campers and the facilities. If a child’s behavior becomes unruly or is a disruption, a parent/guardian will be contacted to pick-up the child immediately. Repeated unruly behavior will result in suspension or termination of participation, without refund.
For the safety of participants and instructors, inclement weather may cause outdoor activity cancellation. Staff will make every effort to contact enrollees and either prorate the program with the amount placed back on the enrollee’s Parks & Rec account or instructor may offer a make-up. Call 727.771.6000 to check on the activity status.
As per Florida Statue 119, all correspondence to/from the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency is considered a public record and may be released as allowed by law.
Camp Adventure Scholarships
Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation has a limited amount of available funding to provide scholarships for weekly Camp Adventure registration fees. Scholarships are available to children who, without financial assistance, would otherwise be unable to participate in Summer Camp.
An application and proof of financial need is required. For an application and more information, email info@PHparksandrec.org
Dean Parks Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Captain Dean Parks, who was an instrumental part of our fishing camps at Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships specifically for fishing camps. The scholarship is available for either type of fishing, boat or land.
Cell Phone & Electronics
Cell phones and any electronics must remain in the camper’s backpack throughout the course of the day. Electronics are never permitted outdoors or on field trips. Any electronics brought to camp are the camper’s responsibility and if used, are at their own risk.
Parents must contact the Camp Office 727.643.5193 to reach a camper. If a camper needs to reach their parent during the camp day, the phone call is done through the Camp Administrator.
Junior Counselor Program
Our Junior Counselor (JC) program focuses on developing leadership skills in teens age 13-17 through working hand-in-hand with our summer camp administrative team. JCs are an integral part of our programming and assist in all aspects of summer camp. This program is perfect for those seeking Bright Future hours too!
The Junior Counselor program is for interested teens who want to take part in our summer activities and be the “helping hands” in a day camp setting. JC’s will have various duties in the camp program such as; setting up rooms for the day, preparing crafts, leading games and sports, being an active member of the Camp Adventure team and more.
There is no cost to participate in this program, however, interested teens must submit all necessary paperwork to be considered, as this is a competitive program and space is limited. JC’s are asked to commit to 5 of the 10 weeks of summer camp. They will be scheduled for 4 hour shifts.
To get started, please contact us at The Centre (727.771.6000) to get a Junior Counselor application. You will also need to supply a copy of your latest progress report or report card.
Teens selected for the program will complete a series of interviews and training prior to the start of summer.