SouthArk offers an all day summer day camp for children each year. The schedule and registration forms will be posted each spring no later than the end of April.
We are offering two sets of classes for children who are 6 to 8 and 9 to12 years old. Students can register for full day or half day classes, but must attend all week and may register for one or more weeks. Each class will meet Monday through Friday. Cost is $89 for a full day (all week) or $49 for a half day (all week).
Classes fill on a first come, first served basis and class sizes are limited. See attached schedule for class descriptions, dates, and times. Your child’s class confirmation will include a schedule with room numbers. We encourage all parents and children to become familiar with the location of classes before they begin. Classes will be held at SouthArk’s Center for Workforce Development, 3698 East Main Road, El Dorado. Tours of the building are available upon request and you may call (870) 864-7192 to schedule a building tour.
Drop Off and Pick UP
Students need to attend the full week of camp and be on time. Absences may cause the students to fall behind or be unable to fully participate in class. The camp day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Students must not arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m. Authorized individuals 18 years or older must sign the child in and out at the office, if the child leaves and returns during camp hours. Children will not be released to anyone not on the Check-Out Authorization List. If arriving after 8:00 a.m., please check in at the office with your child before reporting to class.
FOOD FROM HOME AND CANDY MACHINE USE
Lunch is from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Students need to bring a lunch with them if they will stay past 12:00 p.m. Lunches need to be ready-to-eat. It is recommended that lunches and snacks brought from home be nutritious and nonperishable and packed in a soft cooler/lunch bag with an ice pack. We encourage your child to bring a snack and/or drink to be eaten during break. Please label food container with the date and child’s name. We ask that parents take home unused portions of open food at the end of the day or it will be thrown away. Parents will be notified to bring in lunch in the event a child does not have one. Microwave & Vending Machine use is not available for campers.
PICKING UP YOUR CHILD Students attending a half-day must be picked up promptly at 12:00 p.m. Students attending a half day who wish to eat lunch with other campers must bring a lunch and be picked up no later than 12:30 p.m. The camp ends at 4:30 p.m.; however, for the convenience of working parents, a teacher will be here from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. only to conduct activities until the child is picked up. LATE PICKUP
If a parent or authorized person is late in picking the child up, a late fee of $10 plus $10 for each half hour past 5:30 p.m. will be charged. If a child is consistently picked up late, the child may be dismissed from the program. Children become upset when parents are not on time. Please call the office, if you know you will be late.
Registration, Payments and Refunds
Students may be registered one of the following ways:
A.) In Person by 4:00 p.m.: You may register in our office (Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main Road.) It will save time, if you have the registration form already filled out. You must pay with a check, money order, credit card, or have exact change.
B.) By Fax by 4:00 p.m. : Complete the registration form and fax it to 870-864-8495 and either deliver the payment to office (Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main Road) by 4:00 p.m. or call 870-864-7192 to pay with a credit or debit card.
C.) By E-mail by 4:00 p.m. : Complete the registration form and e-mail it to ce (at) southark.edu and either deliver the payment to office (Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main Road) by 4:00 p.m. or call 870-864-7192 by 4:00 p.m. to pay with a credit or debit card.
The registration form may also be found by going to www.southark.edu. Click on the Business & Community Link then click on Camp Lotsafun. A separate registration form for each student must be submitted. Deadline for registration is seven days prior to first class meeting each week.
Students registering late will be charged $100, if planning to attend a full day or $60, if planning to attend a half day. Late registration is subject to space availability, so you must first call our office. A minimum number of registrants are required for each week of camp to be held. You must register by the registration deadline to assure that your registration is counted towards the required class minimum. No refunds will be given for camper cancellations unless someone from the waiting list can be substituted. Parents may also make their own substitution arrangements in the event that their child is not able to attend. Refunds will be made if SouthArk cancels due to lack of registrations.
Transfers will be considered on a case by case basis. You must actually speak to an office staff member, before your transfer request will be honored; voicemail message requests will not be sufficient. There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. South Arkansas Community College reserves the right to substitute classes/activities in the event of unforeseen circumstances.