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Experience Summer at the Dayton Kroc Center!

Summer 2021 Camps & Experiences

Camp Kroc

Camp Kroc is a ministry of the Dayton Kroc Center. At the heart of the Camp Kroc philosophy is our focus on building authentic relationships with caring adults and other children, but most importantly, with Jesus. We call it a child-centered program; the campers call it the best summer ever! Ages 6–12.

Thanks to all who participated in Camp Kroc 2021! Come back next year to register for 2022.

Mini Kroc

We are excited to offer a camp for younger kids! Ages 3–5 can enjoy fun activities and make new friends in Mini Kroc.

Come back next year to register for Mini Kroc in 2022.

Babysitting Course

This course for ages 13–15 includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, tutoring, mentoring, team building, and certificate from American Red Cross. Topics include child and baby first aid/CPR/AED, mock interview, hands-on experience in our Mini Kroc program, real interview with parents, and more. On Friday, enjoy a picnic & splash pad day!

Thank you for your interest in our Babysitting Course for 2021! Please come back next year for our 2022 registration.

Get a discount for the summer in winter!
Register and pay for Summer Camp while the Winter Discount is available to receive a $30 discount off the price of general registration for each week of camp. The dates for next summer's Winter Discount will be announced by November. (Some camps or programs may not be eligible for the discount.)

Payment Plans & Scholarships 

The Dayton Kroc Center provides partial, income-based scholarships for families in need of help to pay for summer programs.
Payment plans are also available to all families. An appointment is required to set up payment plans. All payments must be completed before a child may attend camp.

Apply for a Scholarship

Call the Kroc Center at (937) 528-5100 to learn more.















 

 

 

Accreditation


Camp Kroc is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA sets the standards of operation for camps in all areas. As an accredited camp, Camp Kroc submits a written annual report and is visited by ACA Standards visitors to verify the safety and quality of the operation. Camp Kroc must continually pass its ACA visits to remain an accredited camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

You register for summer camp/programs per week, for as many or as few weeks as you'd like.

Yes, Camp Kroc is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA sets the standards of operation for camps in all areas. As an accredited camp, Camp Kroc must submit a written annual report and is visited by ACA Standards visitors to verify the safety and quality of the operation. Camp Kroc must continually pass its ACA visits to remain as an accredited camp.

Yes, we offer payment plans. We prefer that all payments be paid by the end of May. Regularly, our payment plans are divided into 3 months. A week of camp must be paid for before the camper attends. Call (937) 528-5100 to learn more about payment plans and scholarships.

 Not at this time. You can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of the Winter Discount—$30.00 OFF for each week—while it is available.

Not at this time. For this specific question you can call (937) 528-5241.

​​​​​​Yes, you can apply in person or through the scholarship form on our website. 

Scholarships

If your child cannot attend a week that was paid for, you must cancel at least 1 week prior to the week registered. If that camp week is sold out, your child's empty spot needs to be filled before we can offer a full refund. Instead of a refund, the payment can be used for another week if a spot is available.

We do not have a registered nurse on staff, therefore, we can only administer life-saving medication such as an Epi-Pen or Inhaler. We can not administer other medication.

You don't have to be a member to register for camp. It is available to everyone regardless of location or income.

Usually, this week is used to take a recess for families because of the Independence Day holiday.

We understand that you love your children and want to be with them, however, we do not have parent volunteers for summer camp. Summer camp is a great time for children to create new relationships and show character. Parents are welcome to participate in other family activities and programs at the Dayton Kroc Center. If you have questions or concerns about this, contact us at (937) 528-5114 or email irene.diaz@use.salvationarmy.org.

Camp Kroc will provide daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Our food program follows the guidelines set forth by the USDA so campers receive healthy, well-balanced meals every day. The Dayton Kroc Center staff pride ourselves on the quality of our food service and we're confident meal times will be one of your child’s favorite activities.

Before assuming job responsibilities, the camp staff attend pre-camp staff training. This training includes, but is not limited to:

  • The Salvation Army Church mission and doctrines
  • The Kroc Center purpose statement and intended impact
  • Camp Kroc philosophy outcomes and how these are implemented throughout the camp structure and program activities
  • Effective leadership and communication techniques
  • Developmental needs of campers to be served
  • Introduction to diversity and inclusion
  • Camp activities and daily schedule
  • Safety considerations, skills progression, competencies and risk management required for program activities
  • Age appropriate behavior management and camper supervision techniques to help create a physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually healthy camp environment
  • Sensitive issue training
  • Certification in first-aid, CPR and AED
  • Electronic behavior management, incident, injury, illness online completion and submission
  • Recognition, prevention, and reporting of child abuse
  • Emergency procedures and staff member’s role in implementation
  • Appropriate use of technology
  • Resources to engage campers throughout the camp day

Have Questions?

For questions concerning Summer Camps & Experiences, please contact our Camp Director, Irene Diaz.

 

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