First United Methodist Church - Downtown Lafayette
703 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501
Made in 1974 – Celebrating 45 Kidcam Summers
First United Methodist Church is located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette bordered by Lee Ave, E. Main and Johnston Street. The campus offers numerous classrooms to accommodate various age groups, a kitchen and dining hall, a community group room, and outdoor, gated play space. Drop off with convenient access from E. Main St. (side entrance) or Johnston St. (rear entrance).
Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. This year’s theme, “Made in 1974 – 45 Kidcam Summers,” celebrates Kidcam’s 45th year in operation. Campers will celebrate retro themes each week, while still incorporating classic camp activities, field trips, and swimming. Campers will also enjoy periods of choice of activities ranging from Sports, Arts, STEM, Specialty & Water Play.
Weekly schedules & field trips will be posted online no later than the Friday prior to each week. Themes & field trips will be added beginning in March and can be viewed under the Kidcam Way drop-down menu above.
Camp Dates May 28 – August 2, 2019 (10 weeks available)
TBA| Johnston St. entrance
Meet camp staff, tour the campus, ask questions, finalize registration, collect camp gear and first week’s schedule of activities. Revolving times, you may come any time between these hours.
Camp Dates & Hours
|Dates||May 28th – August 2nd, 2019|
|Hours||Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Before & After Care|| FREE before camp childcare available as early as 7:00am. |
After camp childcare is available at a rate of $2/half-hour (siblings $1/half-hour) as late as 6:00pm.
Camp Location & Contact Information
|Address||703 Lee Ave. Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501|
|Contact Phone #||844-4KIDCAM or 337-247-9500|
|Direct Camp Phone #||337-247-9500|
|Pick Up & Drop Off||Rear entrance off Johnston St. at the corner of E. Main St.|
|Federal Tax ID||Federal Tax ID: 27-4886352|
Tuition, Fees & Discounts
The following rates will be in effect for the 2019 camp season:
|Registration Fee||A non-refundable one-time Registration Fee of $50 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.|
|Weekly Rate||$130 per week without discounts. Weekly rate in effect through May 9th.|
|Weekly Payment Options||Pay online or in person at camp no later than the Friday prior to the week you will attend.|
|Discounts||Full Summer Sessions must be purchased by March 31 and Build-Your-Own Sessions must be purchased and paid by May 9. These two discounts are not combined. Look below to see how you can SAVE BIG with discounts.|
Full Summer Session: $1016 per camper for all 10 weeks. Save $254/camper. 20% Savings! Expires March 31.
Build-a-Session: Purchase any 3 or more weeks per camper and save 10% off tuition (Must be purchased in one transaction by May 9th). Multi-Child and Session discounts cannot be combined.
Kidcam offers a 10% discount on weekly tuition for siblings that are in the same household and attend the same week. 1st camper pays full-price, 2nd and beyond 10% off.
Session discount is voided for any transfer/refunds, and remaining weeks will revert to original cost.
Food for Thought
Campers may purchase breakfast, lunch, and snacks at camp using funds from the prepaid food account. Deposit funds, and any charges will be deducted. You may add more funds as needed.
Lunch: $4.50 includes a combo meal with drink and dessert.
Snacks: $1.50 includes a snack and drink.
Menus vary by location; see weekly schedule for menu options
Gear Up for Fun
|Gear||Kidcam t-shirts are $12 and must be worn to camp daily. Read more on gear below. A KIDCAM camp T-shirt must be worn to camp daily. T-shirts can be purchased for just $12 at our online Camp Store. Our Camp Store also offers Rock Star Bands for showing off awards, as well as bags, water bottles, and other apparel.|
Ways to Register
|Online: Register Now by Clicking Register or Parent Login links at top of page|
|Open House: TBA Enter from Johnston St. (rear of church)|
|By Mail: Prior to camp, check payments can be mailed to: Kidcam Camps 2256 N. Friendship Dr., Harvey, LA 70058|
Ages & Programs
|Ages||Boys and Girls 4*-13.|
|Age Groups: Boys and Girls ages 4*-6 (Turning 5 by Sept. 30), 7-9, and 10-13 years old. Campers are divided by age, and gender depending on numbers enrolled|
Weekly Themes & Field Trips
|Weekly Themes||Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. Weekly schedules & field trips will be posted online prior to each week at kidcamcamps.com/weekly-schedules.|
|Field trips||Campers will attend at least once a week off-campus field trips. Field trip costs are included in the weekly tuition.|
Director – Kallie Lopinto
|Camper to Counselor Ratio||10:1. With camper safety as the cornerstone of our program, the camp staff consists of certified teachers, coaches, parents, outstanding college students and responsible and energetic teenagers. Once hired, the Kidcam staff goes through a rigorous training program in preparation for the first day of camp.|
Payment Options, Weekly Transfer & Refunds
|Payment Options||Payment options include paying weekly or in advance for discounts. We accept, cash, check, money orders, and all major credit cards. If paying tuition weekly, tuition must be paid no later than 3pm on the Friday prior to the week you are attending camp. A $10 late will be assessed after 3pm on Fridays and the sibling discount is no longer active.|
|Transfer Weeks||Purchased weeks may be transferred to other weeks. Transfers after May 23 will incur a $10 transfer fee. Email a transfer request to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cancelling Weeks||If you need to cancel any weeks of summer camp for your child, you may do so prior to May 23 by calling Kidcam at 844-4KIDCAM.|
|Refunds||No refunds will be issued after May 23. Registration fees are non-refundable.|
|Online Account Management||Kidcam understands the busy schedules of working families. As a convenience, Kidcam offers an online account management system. Parents can register online, order apparel, set up food accounts, view payment history, track charges such as meal and after-care charges and pay fees online with a credit or debit card at anytime. By logging in to our safe, secure payment site, parents can print payment records as receipt for tax purposes or for your employer’s Dependent Care Reimbursement program. Our Federal tax ID # is provided with each payment record.|
- Update your Parent Profile. You should do this if your personal information has changed.
- Update your child’s personal information by clicking on Camper Profile.
- View your current balance by clicking on Camp Account Details.
*Click Registration and Camp Store to purchase registration, tuition, apparel, food, after-care, or to add deposits toward full summer session or Multi-week sessions.