WHAT TO EXPECT AT SB SUMMER CAMP
If your child is enrolled in Steady Buckets camp in 2018, here’s what you need to know.
DROP OFF: Drop off for Half Day (morning), Full Day and Extended Day campers is between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Camp starts each day with a very important meeting for all players. Please be on time so we can get started on time. Drop off for Half Day (afternoon) campers is between 12:30 PM and 1 PM. Enter the building and check in at the Steady Buckets desk on the main floor. Once you are checked in, go down stairs to the gym. All players must check in before entering the gym.
We have a file on every camper, including emergency contacts and health status. If there is anything about your child that we should be aware of, please let us know during sign in or email us in advance.
WHERE WE ARE: Steady Buckets Camp is located at the Clinton School at 10 East 15th Street, between 5th Ave. and Union Square West. In addition to the air-conditioned gym, we will be using the roof space for a portion of each day (weather permitting). We will provide spray-on sunscreen, but if you prefer your own please send it with your child.
PICK UP: Pick up for Half Day (morning) campers is between 12 PM and 12:30 PM. Pick up for Half Day (afternoon) and Full Day campers is between 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Pick up for Extended Day campers is between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Pick up will take place in the gym. The school closes at precisely 6PM, so please be on time for pick up. All campers must be picked up by an adult listed on their registration form. If any other adult will be picking up a camper, we must be told during sign in, and records must be updated.
LEAVING ALONE: If you want your child to leave alone and you did not indicate so during registration, you must let us know during sign in.
FOOD: ALL CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH: Candy, snacks, NUTS, ANY NUT BASED FOODS and seeds are not allowed at camp . We have a number of campers who face the risk of serious allergic reaction to nuts so please strictly adhere to our no-outside-snacks policy. Please send your child with a sufficient lunch, and make sure your child doesn't arrive at camp hungry. Children expend a lot of energy at camp so please be sure your child eats breakfast. Drinking sweetened beverages in the morning gives children a false sense of hunger satisfaction and they become tired and hungry before lunch time. Campers are not allowed to bring their own beverages into the gym. If your child wants a drink aside from water for lunch, that is allowed, but please keep the sports drinks, juices and sodas out of the gym.
All campers must bring a water bottle to fill. We will have campers refill their bottles throughout the day
WHAT TO WEAR: Campers should be ready to sweat. All players should bring basketball sneakers, shorts and a t-shirt. Full Day and Extended day campers are encouraged to bring a fresh t-shirt and a change of socks if they want to change out of their sweaty clothes at lunch time.. Our gym is air-conditioned and can get pretty cold. Players may want to bring a long sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt if they are sensitive to the cold air.
ALL RETURNING PLAYERS MUST BRING THEIR REVERSIBLE SB JERSEYS. PLAYERS NEW TO OUR PROGRAM WILL BE GIVEN A JERSEY ON THE FIRST DAY.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Campers should not bring money unless they are leaving camp on their own. Cell phones and video games are not allowed at camp and must be kept in backpacks throughout the day. To avoid the temptation and possible loss, it’s better to leave them at home.
WHAT TO EXPECT: At Steady Buckets Basketball camp we provide an encouraging environment where children learn basketball by having fun and working hard. We teach basketball fundamentals and then practice them during competitive but friendly games. Each child is placed initially in a group based on age. Sometimes a child is moved to another group to assure he or she is playing with others with a similar range of skills. Your child may be one of the best in the division, or may be among players with stronger skills. Sometimes, because the pool of ages and skills at camp changes every week, a player may be separated from friends or may change groups from one week to the next and may think of it as a demotion. We ask that you help your child understand the value of various situations: being with old friends and making new friends; being admired by others as one of the best in the group, or being challenged to improve. We know it’s important to make sure each child is in a group that will provide lots of opportunities, and our experience is that, with a positive attitude from our staff and you, everyone has fun learning and playing the game. If your child is unhappy with his/her group assignment, please let Coach Macky know and he will do his best to make all campers happy with the group they are assigned.
WHAT ISN'T OK: It’s our job to provide a positive environment for fun and learning. We do not allow negative comments on or off the court. We talk to our campers about this and our coaches are instructed to intervene every time they hear anything negative. We may need your help. Please let Coach Macky know if your child tells you about anything negative that happened at camp that we may have missed.
CONTACTING US DURING THE DAY: We do not monitor email regularly during the day. Also, cell phone service is limited in the gym. To contact us during the day or in case of an emergency please text Coach Macky at 646-734-4395. He will be checking his text messages every 30 minutes in case you need to contact us. Please text your name, your child’s name and the nature of your emergency.
We are very excited for Camp and look forward to seeing you all in the gym.
Coach Macky & the Steady Buckets Camp Team