#1: Please Review the "keys & info" below
#2: Then Look at the different activity cards and videos
#3: Finally - watch the 'Create Schedule' so you can create a schedule for your camp
Keys & Info
#2: INDOOR ACTIVITIES (cards)
#2: INDOOR ACTIVITIES (arts & craft Vids)
OUTDOOR SPORTS (cards)
OUTDOOR SPORTS (vids)
More Vids Coming Soon
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (cards)
STEAM (science cards)
Make sure you have received your Locations Googlesheet access
Video #1: Schedule Key
Video #2: Schedule Activities & Ideas
Video #3: Creating & Finalizing Schedule
ADDITIONAL INFO REGARDING SCHEDULING TO MAKE SURE
the below info has been taken from the Director Portal
click here >> directors portal
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
Presentable: All Directors and staff must be Visible at all times and wear the Camp Shirt and tucked in; hair tied back, shorts and/or sports wear must be worn appropriately.
Presentational Table: Be Sure to have the ALM Logo Cloth over the table visible for parents to see with the logo backdrop behind and the presentable/informational boards & Whiteboard clear for parents to read.
Presentable/Informational Boards Whiteboard: Showing: The Weekly Schedule | Food Schedule | Behavior Star Board | Weekly Camp Pics | Sports Table | etc This will be up to the minute info; changes to schedule must be shown; 'At the Park be back 3:00pm | Field Trip Money Due | Happy Birthday Leo | Congrats to Alvin for winning the Soccer Match | etc"
Wall Décor If you are at a school or church facility try being creative with the area (walls / corridors) with/ inspirational quotes | Sports Player | Famous person | Weekly Themes on the walls etc - this will bring life to the camp site and will show all the fun activities that is being conducted.
Clean Site Make Sure Site is swept and mopped at the 3:25pm break time period, and smelling good - All Areas of the Camp Site must be kept clean throughout the day; Especially during morning and Evening when parents are present.
Typical Camp Schedules / Agenda
Off Site: Field Trips | Libraries | Park | Pool | Movies
Please note: The only collection of Cash will be for Field Trips / Movies / Swimming.
Please keep money safe and hidden from plain site as this money goes directly to the field trip plus Transportation gas/ camp fund)
This will be posted on the whiteboard at the beginning of the week (and parents should be aware of the upcoming fees at least a week prior)
Please understand that these extra activities are optional and we will always have the Secretary on location with a leader or two depending upon the numbers.
We take the Pool Very Seriously.
Our Leaders must be organized; a few in the Water to immediately help and act as a border for campers not to go past.
Leaders outside the pool watching everything that is going on.
Each Pool should have a Lifeguard present but if they don't we need to act as -
A Camper going under water can be missed but we must make sure we catch EVERYTHING.
Rules must be given to the Campers prior t going into the water, misbehaved campers will lose this privilege of swimming; and we must monitor a cap of how many campers can go into the pool at one time.
Lets Utilize the Libraries as much as possible; Many have Summer Tech / Science Projects that we can jump on the back of.
Research the local Libraries and find out dates/ times / events - be sure to communicate with Parents if we decide to do.
Van / Bus Rules
Bus & Van Procedures: Using the “Rule of Eight,” a staff should be standing at the front door of the bus/van counting the campers as they enter the vehicle. A staff should be on bus helping seat the campers as they enter the bus. Once the campers are seated all staff on the bus/van must to a head count. All staff must have the same count before the vehicle leaves the site. ALL campers riding on a van must wear a seat belt at all times. Staff must be seated at each of the emergency exists. Emergency exist on the bus are located in the rear, middle, and front of the bus. Campers should be seated at all times. Staff should never sleep, put on headphones, or play video games while on the vehicle. Campers under age of 13 should never ride in the front passenger seat of the van where the airbag is located. A staff should be the first person to exit the vehicle and help count the campers while unloading them safely. A staff should be the last person to exit the vehicle checking for any campers and or personal items left on the vehicle.
Rule of Eight:
1. Complete the Field Trip/ Special Activity Participation Form.
2. Count each youth at the facility when you line them up to wait for the vehicles.
3. Count each youth as they board the vehicle.
4. Do a head count before the vehicle leaves for the field trip/special activity. A counselor should be the last person to exit the vehicle checking for any campers and/or personal items left on the vehicle.
5. Count each youth when you line them up to re-board the vehicle for the return trip.
6. Verify all youth are present and accounted for with the Field Trip/Special Activity Participation Form.
7. Count each youth as they board the vehicle.
8. Do a final head count before the vehicle leaves for the return trip. A counselor should be the last person to exit the vehicle checking for any campers and/or personal items left on the vehicle.
ALM Sports owns and operates multiple - passenger vehicles and work with local accredited school bus companies.
Please keep all ALM Sports vehicles cleaned on a weekly basis and check the vehicles vital signs as often as possible. Without those vehicles we cannot work. Smelly and Messy vans will attract insects / lice; which could infect our campers and spread. The most experience (in age/driving passenger vans) coach will be the minimum requirements to drive the ALM 15 passenger vehicles. *Standards For the Yellow Bus; Only experienced CDL drivers may transport campers with Valid license and experienced drivers of over 5 years.
- At no time is a private vehicle (car) to be used to transport campers or volunteers unless indicated and verified by the Camp Director -The bus driver will assume responsibility for the safe passage of all passengers on the bus. -If an ALM staff is assigned to monitor campers who ride the bus, this individual will work under the direction of the bus driver to maintain order. -The Bus Safety Rules will be enforced to maintain safety for all bus riders.
Bus Safety Rules (whilst on the bus/van ) The following Bus Safety Rules are intended to keep campers safe as they ride: -Campers and staff will respect and listen to the bus driver, and get on and off the bus in an orderly fashion. -Staff are responsible for their own conduct and that of the campers while on the bus and maintain a reasonable noise level so no distraction to the driver (no yelling /screaming). -Campers must remain seated while the bus is in motion, hands & feet must stay inside
-Seat belts must be used in the 15 passenger vehicles
-Campers are not allowed to sit on laps, & no more than 3 children are to be seated on 1 seat.
-Shoes must be worn on the bus.
-Staff and campers may not put their feet on the seats or on the seats in front of them.
-Staff and campers may not eat or drink on the bus.
-The aisle must remain clear at all times.
-Objects may not be thrown out of the windows or inside of the bus.
-Campers and staff are not to leave litter on the bus.
If the vehicle is involved in an accident staff should help the campers remain calm and seated until emergency vehicles arrive. Campers should not be removed from the vehicle unless they are in immediate danger and there is a safe place within a reasonable distance.
Sports Training | Competitions | Performances
Managed by the Sports Coordinator
As we are ALM 'SPORTS' - we will be putting more emphasis on this component.
At most Locations we will be going to the Park / Outside twice a day to learn / practice the different sports in preparation for competition.
These will be Sport Specific Training; Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Tennis, Volleyball & more.
The Goal is to have a Weekly Tournament (every Thursday), whereby the nearest locations will form the tournament bracket and they will compete in all the above or selected sports for the week.
The winning Camp will have the ALM CAMP TROPHY showcased on their camp table for parents to see with a photo.
please note: the winning team is determined by the camp that has a better average overall on all sports - not just one sport.
3 points for a Win / 2 points for a Tie / 1 point for a Loss.
Example: (4 location tourney)
Competition Sport includes: Soccer, Basketball and Flag Football.
Camp Lithonia: - wins 2 /lose 1 soccer game || ties 3 basketball games || wins 3 Flag football = Total Points 22 points
Camp Covington: wins 3 soccer games || ties 2 / lose 1 basketball games || lose 3 Flag football = Total Points 17 points
Camp Lawrenceville: ties 1 /lose 2 soccer game || ties 2 / wins 1 basketball games || wins 2 / lose 1 Flag football = Total Points 16 points
Camp Decatur: wins 1 / 1 tie/ /lose 1 soccer game || lose 2/ win 1 basketball games || wins 1 / ties 2 Flag football = Total Points 20 points
CAMP Lithonia in this example will win the weeks competition as their average is better
(even though they did not win a basketball game)
** We can add Cheerleading - an extra 4 points to the best team - which in the above example;
if Decaturs Cheer team was the best (4 points)
Covington came second (3 points)
Lawrenceville came Third (2 point)
Lithonia fourth place (1 point)
In the above example: Decatur would have won with a total 25 points ****
You can add Volleyball, kickball, baseball - but this must e discussed at the beginning of the week with all the camp coordinators so they can prepare to train the players.
The Best Sportsmanship Camp gets additional 2 points.