What is Kids Camp?
Kids Camp gives kids a chance to have some summer fun while learning about what police officers do every day. They get to play ball and water games, race through an obstacle course on the school track, and learn safety tips.
Who Can Attend?
All rising sixth graders attending City of Madison schools and City of Madison Private schools, as well as home school students at the same grade level may attend Kids Camp.
When and Where is the Camp?
Kids Camp will be conducted over three weeks. Campers will attend a one-week session based on which elementary school they attend. Home school parents seeking schedule accommodations should contact Officer Skip Lorch at 256-759-0115 or Officer Patrick Ewing at 256-653-1484.
The dates for the 2018 sessions are:
- June 11-15: Horizon Elementary, West Madison Elementary, Columbia Elementary
- June 18-22: Madison Elementary, St. Johns Elementary, Heritage Elementary
- June 25-29: Mill Creek Elementary, Rainbow Elementary, Home School
Kids Camp will be held at Discovery Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Parents will drop off and pick up their children at the front of the school at the gym.
When and Where do I Register my Child / Children?
Registration forms are available at the Madison Police Department and Madison City Elementary Schools. Completed registration forms must be turned into the Madison Police Department by 5:00 pm on April 30, 2018. Madison Police Department staff will accept applications during business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The deadline ensures a correct count of children and allows time for ordering team t-shirts.
Who do I Contact with Questions?
You may contact Officer Skip Lorch at 256-759-0115 or Officer Patrick Ewing at 256-653-1484.
How Much does it Cost?
There is a $50 registration donation to the Madison Police Foundation to help offset the cost of t-shirts and consumable items used, with an additional cost of $5 if you wish to receive a DVD of the camp's activities during the week your child attends. Scholarships may be available through the Madison Police Foundation. Registration donations are non-refundable. The Madison Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so parents can get a tax deduction for Kids Camp donations.
Who is in Charge of Kids Camp?
The Madison City Police Officers and volunteers will be responsible for training and supervising the children who are attending Kids Camp each day.
What Should I Send with my Child to Camp?
While attending Kids Camp, children will need to bring a sack lunch and water bottle every day.
Parents and guardians should provide their child(ren) with a hat, sunscreen, towel, and water bottle. Your child may get wet and dirty each day, so please be prepared when picking them up.
Please wash the t-shirt that is being provided by Kids Camp each night. Children will be required to wear the shirt each day. Due to hot weather it is suggested that children wear shorts.