Summer Camp 2019

The Full Armor of God

Join us this summer as we learn how God has given us the tools to be wise and courageous for His glory!  Each week will emphasize a different aspect of the “Full Armor of God”.  We will also enjoy creative, fun activities and field trips as we enjoy our summer.  Below is a list of the themes for our 10 week camp.  Summer Camp weeks 1 and 10 will be held at our Davis Street campus.  Summer Camp weeks 2-9 will be held at our High School campus, on Marshall Road.
Week 1:  Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving
Week 2:  Salvation – The Gospel of Christ
Week 3:  Be Strong in the Lord
Week 4:  Belt of Truth
Week 5:  Breastplate of Righteousness
Week 6:  Feet Prepared for the Gospel of Peace
Week 7:  Shield of Faith
Week 8:  Helmet of Salvation
Week 9:  Pray at All Times
Week 10: Sword of the Spirit


Summer Camp Schedule

Dates and Times:
Summer Camp Program Dates: June 3rd – August 9th
Summer Camp Hours & Grades: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / K–8th Grade
Summer Camp Enrichment Class Hours: Varies from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Campus Closed: Thursday, July 4 – Friday, July 5
(Observance of Independence Day)
First Day of School for VCS: Monday, August 19, 2019

Elementary Summer Camp – K-4th Grade Field Trips

K-4th Field Trips

Grades K – 4th will have a field trip once a week on Wednesdays.  Sign-ups and prices will be posted one week prior to each field trip.  Field Trips are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.  Below are the field trips that are planned for Grades K – 4th grade.

June 5: Sacramento River Cats-In House field trip and afternoon water play
June 12: Sacramento Zoo
June 19: Nimbus Fish Hatchery
June 26: Sea Quest Interactive Aquarium
July 3: Ventriloquist Dwella Williams- In House field trip and water play
July 10: Scandia Fun Center in Sacramento
July 17: Randall Museum in San Francisco
July 24: Meridian Jacobs Farm in Vacaville and afternoon water play
July 31: Rodeo Beach in Marin Headlands
August 7: Suisun Wildlife Center- In House field trip and afternoon water play

MS Summer Camp – 5th - 8th Grade Field Trips
Join us this summer for a variety of activities in a safe and caring environment. Campers will participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and special activities during the day.

5th-8th Field Trips

Grades 6th – 8th will have field trips twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Sign-ups and prices will be posted one week prior to each field trip.  Field Trips are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.  Below are the field trips that are planned for Grades 5th – 8th grade.

June 5: Sacramento River Cats-In House field trip and afternoon water play
June 7: Stars Bowling and lunch
June 12: Sacramento Zoo
June 14: Rockin’ Jump and lunch
June 19: Nimbus Fish Hatchery
June 21: Brenden Theater  movie and lunch
June 26: Sea Quest Interactive Aquarium
June 28: Vacaville Community Pool and lunch
July 3: Ventriloquist Dwella Williams- In House field trip and water play
July 10: Scandia Fun Center in Sacramento
July 12: Bella Terra Pottery and lunch
July 17: Randall Museum in San Francisco
July 19: Brenden Theater movie and lunch
July 24: Meridian Jacobs Farm in Vacaville and afternoon water play
July 26: Vacaville Ice Skating and lunch
July 31: Rodeo Beach in Marin Headlands
August 2: Wake Island Park (Woodland) and lunch
August 7: Suisun Wildlife Center- In House field trip and afternoon water play
August 9: Vacaville Community Pool and lunch
*Every Tuesday, students will go on a morning hike and stop for lunch on the way back to the campus.  Students will need to bring cash for eating out on Tuesdays, for 5th -8th grades ONLY.

Summer Camp Enrichment Classes

Summer Camp Enrichment Classes

Spanish Foreign Language:

Grades K-8th
Session 1: (Fridays) June 7, 14, 21, & 28 / 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / $180
Session 2: (Fridays) July 12, 19, 26, & Aug 2 / 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / $180

Students will have fun learning “Basic Spanish” as we explore the alphabet sounds, vowels, and verbs! These important essentials will help student to put words together, creating sentences, and eventually teach them how to converse in Spanish.  We will also learn how to pronounce numbers, colors, names of family members, and days of the week.  Bible stories and worship songs will be used as a vehicle to use their newly gained language skills!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have your student learn the importance of learning Spanish as a second language!

Love to Sew:

Grades 3rd-8th
Session 1: (Tuesdays) June 11, 13, 18, & 25, July 2 & 9 / 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / $225 / Materials Included

In this class, students will learn the basics of using a sewing machine and hand stitching.  At the end of this session, students should be able to sew on a button, as well as complete small sewing projects. They will learn how to read a pattern, measure the fabric, pin and cut the materials out, how to sew in a zipper, and hem each product they complete.  This class will open a whole new and exciting world for those who would like to become future designers or who just want to sew for themselves!

Culinary Class:

Grades K-8th
Session 1: (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) July 22, 23, 25, & 26 / 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / $225 / Materials Included

From fresh pasta to cupcake decorating to sushi making… students will have a blast! We will teach students basic cooking skills and techniques such as chopping, mixing, measuring, muddling, rolling all while keeping it entertaining! We will also teach students food safety and allergy awareness. All products are always 100% peanut and tree nut free.

Science Class:

Grades K-8th
Session 1: (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) July 22, 23, 25, & 26 /  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / $195 / Materials Included

If you love science and like doing experiments, this Scientist class is for you! This class offers a chance for students to see just how cool science can be. In this interactive class, students will learn about our world through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and experiments. Our young Scientists will have the opportunity to learn about chemical reactions, acids and bases, density, sound waves, as well as conduct experiments.

General Information

General Information

MEDICATIONS: A medication form is required to administer any medication. This form and the medication must be taken to the Summer Camp check-in table at the High School, located at 821 Marshall Road. Download the Medication Authorization form here.

ADMISSIONS, ENROLLMENT, and CANCELLATIONS: Enrollment is open to the public. Enrollment in the Summer Program at Vacaville Christian Schools has no bearing on enrollment for the academic year. There is no enrollment deadline; however, enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrichment Classes and field trips have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We reserve the right to cancel any program or course. In the case of a cancelled Enrichment Class or Field Trip due to low participation, a full refund for that enrichment class or field trip, will be issued.

CONDUCT, ATTENDANCE, and MISC: Vacaville Christian Schools strives to make the campus a safe and secure place for your child to enjoy and learn during the summer months. With this priority in mind, the summer program policy must be clear to both parents and students. The signed and submitted registration form signifies that the parent and student understand and agree to abide by the following rules:

•Students must show respect and cooperation in their relationships with their teachers and classmates at all times.
•Students need to arrive on time for enrichment classes.

Further guidelines will be given on the first day of summer camp regarding such things as lunch, snack bar, discipline, field trips, swimming rules, and dress code.

MATTHEW 18 PRINCIPLE: Should there be any trouble with a student, teacher or adult personnel, we expect the parent to communicate any/all grievances honestly and directly, first with those concerned and then with the school administration, if needed.

FEES: There is a $100 nonrefundable registration fee per student. In addition, there is a $25.00 fee for any scheduling change made after May 20, 2019. Written notification is required for all cancellations or changes. A $30 fee will be charged on all returned checks.

Use of School Telephones and Personal Electronic Devices: The school phone system is for official school business only. Classroom phones are for teacher use only. Students needing to make emergency phone calls can do so in the school office. No hand-held electronic devices are permitted—Nintendo DS, iPods, iPads and other similar electronic devices.  A teacher or administrator may choose to collect cell phones at his or her discretion.

  • Elementary students (K-4th) are not allowed to carry cell phones while on school grounds.
  • Middle School students(5th- 8th) cells phones or electronic devices will not be seen or in use during summer camp hours 6:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • MS students will need to check-in their cell phones at the front desk and may check them for messages from their parents between the hours of 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Cell phones may only be used before or after summer camp.
  • Students may not use their cell phones to text, email, or call friends, listen to music, watch videos, take pictures, or play games.

The following cell phone violation consequences will be in place for middle school students:

  • 1st Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the office. Parents may pick it up at the end of the day.
  • 2nd Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the office. Conference with parents and phone may be picked up at the end of the day.
  • 3rd Violation:
    Cell phone will be confiscated and parents can pick up in the office.  Student will lose the privilege of having a cell phone for the remainder of camp.

Payment/Financial Policies

PAYMENT/FINANCIAL POLICIES

  1. School accounts for the 2018–2019 school year must be paid in full prior to registering for the summer program.
  2. Monthly tuition for a full-time program is due and must be paid in full by the 10th of the month. Children will no longer be enrolled when the payment is not received by the 10th of the month.
  3. Daily and weekly camp fees and Enrichment class fees must be paid in full on the first day of that program upon student drop off. Payment must be by cash or check only.
  4. Late fees are assessed for monthly payments not received by the 10th of the month in the amount of $35, plus $40 from Smart Tuition for a total of $75. Payment not made by the 10th of each month will result in the child being dropped from summer enrollment.
  5. After-hours fees will be assessed for children who remain on campus after 6:00 p.m. in the amount of $15 for every fifteen (15) minutes or portion thereof. After two (2) occurrences this fee will be doubled to $30 for every fifteen (15) minutes a child is left after 6:00 p.m.
  6. Field trips will be an additional cost per field trip. All field trip payments must be paid directly to VCS Summer Camp staff by Wednesday of the prior week the field trip occurs. Field trips may be cancelled due to low attendance.
  7. Tuition will not be prorated due to absence or late entry.

REFUNDS: Withdrawals requested after May 20, 2019, will not be refunded. The school contracts with faculty and incurs material and other costs based upon enrollment. A withdrawal or program change by a student does not change the school’s obligation and expense. Refunds will only be issued if an enrichment class is cancelled by VCS.

Dress Code

DRESS CODE

  1. Modest shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee) or capri pants; no baggy or sagging pants.
  2. Modest swimsuits:
    • Girls: one-piece swim suits; no high-cut legs or cut-outs. Tankinis that do not expose the entire midriff can be worn with a T-shirt.
    • Boys: boxer-style swim trunks.
  3. Modest tank tops, with shoulder straps at least 2 inches wide, that are not low cut around the neck or underarm. No spaghetti straps, bare midriff, or see-through shirts (including athletic-type mesh shirts). No chains, spike bracelets/belts, etc.
  4. T-shirt guidelines: figures, pictures, or lettering on shirts should set a positive and uplifting environment for the students and school/camp. Any characters or pictures pertaining to or implying violence or controversial activity are not to be worn. Grotesque, offensive, or controversial slogans/logos are not acceptable.  Lunch boxes and backpacks must follow the same guidelines as above for T-shirts.
  5. Hair Guidelines
    • Boys: hair length may be no longer than the top of the shirt collar and may not extend beyond the middle of the ear on the sides. No Punk or unnatural hair coloring or styles. (No tails, Mohawks, or lines allowed).
    • Girls: No Punk or unnatural hair coloring.
  6. Shoe guidelines: for the safety of your child, we ask that no thong-style/flip-flop shoe be worn. A strap must be around the entire foot. Tennis shoes are recommended.
  7. No visible tattoos (fake or real).
  8. No body piercings: eyebrows, lip, tongue, etc. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or posts in their ears.

STUDENTS WHO COME TO SCHOOL INAPPROPRIATELY DRESSED
WILL BE SENT TO THE OFFICE TO CALL FOR A CHANGE OF CLOTHING.