2023 Important Camp Information
Summer Camp Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (before care)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (pick-up by 4:30 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (aftercare)
Week 1 – June 5-10
Week 2 – June 12-16
Week 3 – June 19-23
Week 4 – June 26-30
Week 5 – July 3-7 (no camp July 4th)
Week 6 – July 17-21
Week 7 – July 24-28
Girls and boys ages 6-12 years old
*Must be 6 years old by 5/1/23
Weekly Camp Tuition
*Siblings will receive a 10% discount
*A $50 non-refundable fee will be required for all camp registrations beginning on February 1, 2023.
Optional Weekly Costs
Lunch – $30 This fee includes a hot lunch entrée with two side items
Before Care – $12 OR Aftercare- $12
Both before/aftercare – $24
Full payment will be required at the time of registration to receive discounts. All fees must be made via electronic payment from your debit/credit card.
Sports Camp Daily Schedule
• Drop-off: 7:30 – 8:30am
• Check-in: 8:30 – 9:00am
• Camp: 9:00am – 4:00pm
• Check-out & pick-up: 4:00 – 4:30pm
• Late Pick-up*: 4:30 – 6:00pm *additional fee
If you need early drop off OR late pick-up, the rate is $10 per week.
If you need early drop off AND late pick-up (as late as 6:00pm) the rate is $8 per child.
Drop-off: 7:30 – 8:30am
•We are located at the Hoover Met Stadium Banquet Room and the Finley Center lobby. *Parents will receive instruction the week prior on where to drop campers off*
•The Stadium address is 5500 Stadium Trace Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244.
•All parents are asked to drive their children to the Hoover Met Stadium Banquet Room on their first day of camp.
•All parents will need to pick their children up from the Hoover Met Stadium Banquet Room upon dismissal or aftercare in the afternoon.
•Please follow camp signage to the Met Stadium Banquet Room.
Check-in: 8:30 – 9:00am
• Each camper must be signed in by their parent/guardian with a camp counselor/administrator.
• Structured games and free play will be monitored by counselors starting with early drop-off campers at 7:30am and will end at 9:00am when Morning Assembly begins.
Morning Assembly: 9:00 – 9:15am
• All campers will gather together on main court and will participate in daily assembly with Camp Director, Camp Coordinator and Camp Counselors.
• Assembly will focus on teaching good sportsmanship through positive stories and motivational strategies.
• Counselors will have a tip of the day or skill focus for the day.
Morning Session: 9:15 – 11:30am
• Sport specific drills taught in multiple stations by counselors. Groups will rotate from station to station.
• Speed & Agility drills will be incorporated during morning session to coincide with sport specific drills for that day/week.
• Sport specific games that will emphasize skills learned during morning session drills and stations.
Lunch Break: 11:45am – 12:45pm
• Lunch break begins with youngest group starting at 11:45am and final group finishing at 12:45pm.
Afternoon Session: 12:45pm – 2:30pm
• Team orientation – campers will be divided into teams for recreational games.
• Sport specific rules will be taught through art projects.
• Teams practice with counselors and conduct team building exercises.
• Recreational games
• Individual competition and skills challenges
Gameday Recap: 2:30pm – 3:45pm
• Counselors will lead groups on the sidewalk to the Splash Pad and Playground for 30 minutes of cool down.
• Dismissal will begin at 4:00pm
Check-out & pick-up: 4:00 – 4:30pm
• Parents/Guardians are REQUIRED to show picture ID when checking camper out of camp and must be listed on form as authorized to pick up camper.
• Counselors are not permitted to release athletes until proof of identification is provided.
• Campers will be separated by age group during dismissal to help maintain an orderly process for counselors and parent/guardian.
• Late Pick-up is from 4:30 – 6:00pm and campers will continue to play camp games during this period.
**Camp Director must be notified in writing if anyone not listed on your registration form is picking up your camper that day/week.**
What Athletes Need for Sports Camp
• Athletic and appropriate clothing for sports must be worn during camp. Any violation will result in the parent/guardian being called to bring appropriate clothes, or pick the camper up from camp.
• Sneakers/Tennis Shoes must be worn to participate in camp. Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
•Campers should bring a backpack for swimsuit & towel for Splash Pad/Playground.
• All items should have camper’s name labeled on them and be kept in a backpack or secured bag with name written on the outside.
• Water bottle with name written clearly on side/top.
• Snacks are optional, but encouraged for the morning and afternoon breaks. Snacks can include water, Gatorade/Powerade, fruit, chips, etc. *Must be kept in a closed container and placed in backpack.*
• Will be provided for those who registered for the lunch option.
• If you did not select the lunch option, campers must bring a daily lunch with a drink. Lunch must be kept in a closed container until lunch break.
MEDIA RELEASE FORM FOR CAMPER
Health & Medical Information
The Hoover Met Complex does not have medical professionals on duty, therefore we will not administer medication without written permission from a parent or legal guardian. If your child requires medication during program hours, the following will be required:
- The person registering the child must supply all necessary medication and fill out the authorization to dispense medication form in full with written instructions, including dosage, time/frequency of administration, method of administration, name and phone number of doctor, reason for medication, and any other pertinent information related to the medication or condition.
Non-prescription medication will NOT be administered.
In case of emergency, HMC staff will take immediate action to secure medical treatment while making every effort to contact you or the emergency contacts listed on the waiver or in our system. Your signed authorization on the waiver allows us to secure prompt treatment. Should there be any changes in contact names or numbers, please notify us immediately and update the registration form.
HMC cannot provide care for sick children. If your child is sick before camp he/she should be kept home for his/her sake and the sake of others. If your child shows signs of illness or fever during program hours, you will be called to pick up your child. If your child shows no signs of illness or fever but displays significant behavior changes and is unable to participate, you will be called to pick up your child. If your child has a contagious condition, he/she will not be admitted back to the program without clearance from a physician. There are no refunds for time missed due to illness.
COVID-19 Safety Measures for Summer Day Camp
The health and safety of our children and staff continues to be our number one priority at the Hoover Met Complex. We continue to work with local/county/state officials and the CDC to put the following measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We will teach proper hand-washing techniques to both staff and campers.
Hand-washing will be conducted by both staff and campers:
- Upon arrival
- Before meals and snacks
- After blowing the nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the restroom
We will teach coughing/sneezing into the elbow with both staff and campers.
Staff will clean and disinfect all shares supplies and equipment.
In order to protect campers and staff at the Hoover Met Complex, campers exhibiting any of the following symptoms will be removed from summer day camp until symptom-free for 24 hours:
- Illness – unable to participate in routine activities, or in need of more care than HMC staff can provide
- Fever with behavior changes, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled coughing, unusual tiredness, persistent crying
- Open sores, rash, or signs of infection
- Runny nose with mucus
Campers and staff who do not feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend Summer Day Camp.
Should a camper get sick while at the Hoover Met Complex, they will be isolated from the remainder of the campers, and their parents or guardian will be called to pick up the child.
Parents should notify us as soon as possible if a member of the household or camper has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Facilities will be cleaned and disinfected prior to opening and after closing each day, as well as throughout the day.
- All locations will implement frequent disinfection of high-traffic, high-touch areas, such as door handles and hand rails.
- Water fountains will only be used to refill water bottles.
- Equipment will be cleaned after each activity.
- Tables and chairs will be wiped down after each group uses them if sharing space, and at the end of the day.
In the event of COVID-19 exposure in our Summer Day Camp, the Hoover Met Complex will work closely with the Jefferson County Health Department and Alabama Department of Public Health and follow their recommendations on next steps.
Daily Camper & Staff Screening
Each camper and staff member will complete a screening daily upon arrival at the Hoover Met Complex. The screening will include a temperature check and wellness screening which includes a symptom check. Parents and staff will be asked the following questions:
- Have you or anyone in your household traveled to another country in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with someone under examination with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Have you or a member of your household been instructed to self-quarantine?
- Are you experiencing symptoms of illness? If so, what symptoms?
Parents or staff who answer yes to these questions or have a temperature of 100.4 will not be able to remain at the Hoover Met Complex for Summer Day Camp.
Groups and Social Distancing
The goal of groups is to reduce the exposure to COVID-19 should there be a positive case in Summer Day Camp. Group sizes will be no larger than 10 campers and one counselor. Groups will be made up of campers of the same age as much as feasible, and no more than 2-3 age groups will be allowed to combine. Groups will not interact with other groups as much as possible.
We will take the following steps to enforce social distancing:
- Space seating at least six feet apart.
- When at tables with chairs, campers should sit at the heads of tables.
- At picnic tables, campers will sit diagonally on the end. Spaces will be marked where to sit.
- There will be visual cues on the floors to help campers understand what six feet of distance looks like.
- Assigned seating for campers, by age.
The CDC guidelines suggest the following as it relates to shared supplies:
- Discourage the sharing of items that are difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect.
- Keep each camper’s belongings separated from others and in individually labeled containers/cubbies/areas.
- Ensure adequate supplies to minimize the sharing of high-touch materials to the extent possible or limit the use of supplies and equipment to one group of campers at a time and clean/disinfect between uses.
- Avoid sharing electronic devices, toys, books, and other games.
If equipment is being shared by campers, the following steps will be taken:
- Prior to the activity, all campers will wash their hands and the equipment will be cleaned and disinfected.
- After the activity, the equipment will be cleaned and disinfected, and campers will wash their hands again.
- Campers will be reminded often not to touch their face with their hands.
Drop Off/Check-in Procedures
- Drop off will take place carpool style or in a designated space outside.
- Drop off will be contactless.
- Daily health screening of campers and counselors will be conducted upon arrival. This includes a temperature check and wellness screening.
Campers or counselors who have a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to stay at the Hoover Met Complex for Summer Day Camp and must be fever-free without medication for 72 hours before they can return.
- Check-out will occur outside at a designated area with a table.
- A staff member will be outside for check-out the last two hours of the camp day (4:00-6:00pm).
- Conversations with parents will occur via the passenger side window.
- Parents will sign out campers with Hoover Met Complex staff.
- Parents will park and get in line standing on a six-feet marker.
- Parents will be required to wear a face mask when picking up their child.
- Parents will provide valid proof of identification to sign out their child with camp counselors.
- Parents will have a designated space to wait until their child arrives.
While we will encourage parents to only pick up during the official pick-up times, we realize that there will be a need to pick up early from time to time. The following procedures will be in place for early check-out:
- When parents arrive, they will park in designated spots and call the designated phone number, 205-739-7364, to alert staff they are here to pick up their child.
- A counselor will bring the child to the car.
What We Are Asking Parents to Do
Parents, you are important in keeping our campers and staff healthy, and we ask you to pleased do the following:
- Keep your camper home if he/she or any member of the immediate household are sick with fever or any other contagious illness.
- Keep the program informed when your camper is absent and notify the Camp Director if your camper has been diagnosed with any contagious illness(es).
- Keep your camper home if they have been in contact with anyone being tested for COVID-19 until test results come back negative.
- Keep Hoover Met Complex staff informed if an immediate family member has been tested/diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Teach proper hand-washing techniques to your child.
- Teach proper coughing/sneezing into the elbow to your child.
- Ensure your child is getting enough sleep and eating well.
In addition, families and staff traveling internationally or that have been exposed to someone with the Coronavirus are being asked to inform the Camp Director and not return to the summer day camp for 10 days from the date of potential exposure or returning to the United States.