2016 Camp Info

Weeks

June 27 – July 1
July 11 - 15
July 18 - 22  

Location

Mulroy Hall
4926 Onondaga Road, Syracuse, NY 13215

Tuition

Full day: $228 per week. Students choose four classes. 
Half day: $114 per week. Students choose two classes in the morning OR two classes in the afternoon.
Note: Double period classes are considered 2 classes.

Program Hours

Full-day sessions are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Half-day sessions are from 9 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. or 12:55 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Early Arrival

For $25 per week, supervision will be available from 8 – 9 a.m. daily in Mulroy Hall.  You must preregister for this.  For the safety of all students, please do not drop off your child earlier than 8 a.m.

Late Pick-Up

For $30 per week, supervision will be available from 4 – 5:30 p.m. daily in Mulroy Hall. You must register for this.  Please pick up your child no later than 5:30 p.m. Identification will be required at time of pick up.

Drop-Off

Morning-only and all-day students

(not registered for Early Arrival) 

On Monday, parents should park and escort their child to his/her first classroom between 8:50 – 9 a.m. Beginning Tuesday parents may pull up to the sidewalk to drop off students. Counselors will assist with getting students to their first classroom.

Afternoon-only Students

Students should be dropped off at the lunch tent by 12:45 p.m. Counselors will assist with getting students to their first classroom. In the event of inclement weather, students should be dropped off at the College for Kids office.

Pick-Up Procedures

Persons picking up students must be listed on the Authorized Pick-Up Form and will be required to show identification. In order to avoid delays, please be sure the Authorized Pick-Up form is complete and lists all persons who may pick up your child. 

Morning-Only
Morning-only students should be picked up at main entrance at 12:05 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, students should be picked up in the College for Kids office.

All-day and afternoon-only students
(not registered for Late Pick-Up)
Students should be picked up at their last classroom at 4 p.m. 

Absences, Arriving Late, and Early Pick-Up

If your child will be absent or arriving late, please call 498-6000 before 9 a.m. This is very important. 

Late arrivals should check-in at the College for Kids office to receive their lanyard and be escorted to their classroom.

If your child will be leaving early, please let us know ahead of time so that we can have your child waiting for you in the College for Kids office. Parents or those authorized to pick up students, must show identification and must sign out their child. 

Traffic Flow

Cars will enter the Mulroy Hall parking lot on the right/east side of the building (closest to Velasko Road) and exit the parking lot via the left/west side of the building (closest to the Meadows Apartments). Onondaga Peace Officers will be on hand to assist with traffic on Onondaga Road..

Visitors

All visitors arriving during the day will be required to sign in and wear a Visitor name badge. A visitor’s log will be at the main entrance.

Lunch

All full-day students will eat lunch with College for Kids staff under a large tent in the Mulroy Hall parking lot, weather permitting. Half-day students are welcome to have lunch in the tent. In the case of inclement weather, students will eat lunch in the classrooms.

Two lunch tables will be designated “Make New Friends” tables for students who are new to College for Kids and do not have a sibling or buddy with them or for those who wish to make new friends. These tables will be located at the tent entrance.

One lunch table will be designated “Nut Free” for students who are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. This table will be located at the tent entrance.

Your child must bring a bagged lunch with drink (no refrigeration available) if not registered for the Prepaid Lunch Plan.

Snacks will be available for purchase every day. Your child may bring a small amount of money to purchase items during lunchtime.

Vending machines are available to purchase cold drinks. They are located on the 2nd and 4th floors of Mulroy Hall. Please note: students will only be permitted to purchase items from the vending machines on their way down to the lunch.

Students will have an opportunity to participate in parking lot games, jump rope, chalk drawing, and more during the last 20 minutes of lunch. Students must wear appropriate, closed-toe shoes.

Prepaid Lunch Plan

For $35 per week, an optional lunch plan is available. You must register in advance for this.

Lunch Plan Menu

Mondays: Cheese quesadillas, tortilla chips w/salsa, whole fruit, cookie, and drink  
Tuesdays: Chicken nuggets, french fries, whole fruit, cookie, and drink 
Wednesdays: Grilled cheese, bag of potato chips, whole fruit, cookie, and drink   
Thursdays: Hamburger, french fries, whole fruit, cookie, and drink 
Fridays: Personal pan pizza, whole fruit, cookie, and drink 
 
We are not able to make menu item substitutions however, we will try and accommodate special dietary needs if notified at least 1 week in advance.

College for Kids Staff

This program is managed by the Office of Lifelong Learning. Please contact us at (315) 498-6000 or lifelong@sunyocc.edu.

Camp Director
The Director is responsible for all areas of College for Kids. If you have a question or concern, please stop into the office or call 498-6000.

Head Counselor
The Head Counselor supervises classroom activities, lunch tent, early arrival, and late pick-up programs. He works with instructors and counselors and assists the camp director in the running of the program.

Counselors
Counselors are hired to assist instructors in the classroom, assist with the lunch program and recess games, and escort students to their classrooms, restroom, nurse, or the office.

Nurse
A nurse is on staff in Mulroy Hall during the three weeks of College for Kids. All medications must be brought to the nurse on the first day a student arrives for camp. A Medication Administration Authorization Form must be on file for the nurse to administer medication. The nurse will be reviewing medical forms prior to the start of College for Kids. If you would like to speak with the nurse, please call 498-6000.

Instructors
College for Kids instructors are local educators, professionals, and college students with a special interest or hobby to share. If you would like to speak directly with an instructor, please call the College for Kids office at 498-6000.

Lost and Found

Lost items or projects can be claimed at the College for Kids office.

Important Info

  • Tuition payment is due at time of registration. Students will be dropped from classes for non-payment of tuition.
  • Cancelled registrations are subject to a 4.75% administrative fee. Tuition refund checks will be issued by Onondaga Community College on a monthly basis.  Tuition refunds will be granted up to three business days prior to the start of camp. Class cancellations due to insufficient enrollment will not be subject to the processing fee.
  • All forms must be completed at least one week prior to the start of camp or the student will not be permitted to attend.
  • If your child requires the administration of medication while at camp, please complete the Authorization of Medication Form(.pdf)
  • Class schedules are subject to change. Classes cancelled due to insufficient enrollment are not subject to the 4.75% fee.
  • Some classes require items to be brought from home. Please make sure the student has those items so he/she can fully participate in class.
  • Backpacks are recommended to hold and carry personal belongings.
  • Please label all items with both the student’s first and last name.
  • Please send a water bottle every day with the child.
  • Please remember sunscreen if your child is participating in outdoor classes.
  • Please send your child with a rain jacket on rainy days or when there is a chance of rain. Outdoor classes may continue in the rain if the weather is not severe and there is no lightning.
  • Students should wear appropriate, closed-toe shoes.
  • Students will not be permitted to use electronic devices and cell phones during class time unless there is an emergency.
  • College for Kids is licensed by the Onondaga County Department of Health which requires students to be supervised at all times. Counselor escorts are required when traveling in and around the property.

College for Kids is licensed by the Onondaga County Health Department.
This camp is inspected a minimum of twice yearly.Inspection reports concerning the camp are on file at:
Onondaga County Health Department
Division of Environmental Health
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Telephone: (315) 435-6617
This law has been in effect since July 11, 1979.