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Crosby Recreation Center

1610 E. Crosby Rd.

Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 14 

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Virtual Camp Wonder June 8 - 26

Camp Wonder is closed June 29 - July 3

In-Person Camp Wonder July 6 - August 14

Resident registration is currently open

Non-resident registration opens Monday, June 29


Camp Wonder is a summer camp program for children ages 5 to 12 and with varying abilities. Camp Wonder operates with a state-approved licensing exemption and follows City Council-approved Standards of Care. This summer is going to be different than previous years, but the Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department strives to create and ensure a safe and secure environment for all participants. 

Participating in youth day camps enhances risks of campers being in direct contact with anyone age 65 or older for 14 days after the end of camp session.
June - Registration closed

 Weeks  Theme Movie  Dress Up Days 
June 8 - 12  Ready, Set, Go! Inside Out  Favorite Color
June 15 - 19  We Are All Superheroes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Superhero
June 22 - 26  Explore Nature Big Hero 6 Alien/Futuristic
June 29 - July 3   No Camp

July - Registration open

 Weeks  Theme Movie  Dress Up Days 
July 6 - 10  Christmas in July Polar Express Holiday
July 13 - 17  All Ball  Mighty Ducks Sports Team
July 20 - 24 Buggin' Out A Bugs Life Scientist
July 27 - 31 Under the Sea  Lilo & Stitch Sea Creature

August - Registration open

 Weeks  Theme Movie  Dress Up Days 
August 3 - 7 Hawaiian Luau A Turtle's Tale Hawaiian
August 10 - 14  Mystery Week  Campers' Pick Crazy Day

Camp Wonder Information & FAQ's

Camp Wonder Parent Packet

Camp Wonder FAQ's

Open Texas Checklist for Camp

TUITION & PAYMENT POLICIES 

Resident Weekly Tuition:                        $130 per week

Non-resident Weekly Tuition:                  $143 per week


WEEKLY FEE SCHEDULE

Payments are due 7 days prior to the week start day.

Week 1: July 6-10; Due June 29

Week 2: July 13-17; Due July 6

Week 3: July 20-24; Due July 13

Week 4: July 27-31; Due July 20

Week 5: August 3-7; Due July 27

Week 6: August 10-14; Due August 3

CAMP STRUCTURE

Campers will be split into three Units based on age. Campers who are siblings or carpool together will be put in the same Unit, regardless of age. Each Unit will be placed in separate rooms where they will complete daily activities. Campers will participate in a variety of creative activities, STEAM projects, virtual field trips, special entertainment, and physical activities. We will also bring entertainment on-site. Below is a detailed weekly schedule that will be emailed to parents on a weekly basis.  

Time Activity/Task
7:30-9:15 am Check-in, games,  morning assembly (welcome, rules, introductions).
9:15 am-12 pm Rotate between physical activity, digital interactive games, morning snack time, group games, virtual field trips, and arts & crafts.
12-1 pm Lunch
1-3:45 pm Rotate between physical activity, digital interactive games, afternoon snack time, group games, virtual field trips, and arts & crafts.
3:45-4:30 pm Counselor Games
4:30-6 pm Movie and Check out

 

SAFETY

CPARD continuously strives to create an environment in which all participants with or without special needs feel safe, secure, and without obstacles to participate in any program. If your child needs additional accommodations, please call 972-466-4862 at least two weeks prior to start of camp session.  

With concerns regarding the coronavirus, we have implemented the below safety precautions:

  • Camp Wonder will have an average staff-to-participant ratio of 1:10.
  • Camp staff are required to wear face masks and gloves when interacting with campers.
  • A bottle of hand sanitizer will be in each homeroom and each counselor will always have a small bottle with them.
  • Disposable utensils, cups, and napkins will be available as needed.
  • Tables and chairs will be sanitized before and after snack and lunch times.
  • Campers will be split into 3 Units based on age except for one group which will host siblings and those carpooling together.  
  • Counselors have been split between Units and will stay with the same campers for the duration of the summer.  
  • Coordinators will be designated to a specific Unit for the duration of the summer.  
  • Campers will each have their own arts & crafts kits so there will be no sharing of general supplies. This equipment will be sanitized daily.  
  • All gym equipment has been divided up between the 3 Units. This equipment will be sanitized after each game.  
  • Units will not interact with each other. Units have been split between restrooms and will stagger when rotating between homerooms, gym, and outside.  
  • Regular hand washing breaks have been scheduled between activities.  
  • Drop-off/Pickup will take place outdoors.  
  • No visitors including parents will be allowed in the camper areas.  
  • Campers are not allowed to bring anything to camp other than a lunch box.  
  • Each camper will have a designated storage container to store their lunch box and/or snacks and lunch. These containers will be sanitized daily.  
  • Campers will have a designated homeroom where all activities and games will be played, except for the gym and outdoor areas.  

 

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP PROCEDURES

Drop-off and Pick-up procedures will take place outside this year. When you arrive to the Crosby Recreation Center you will find 10 parking spaces reserved for Camp Wonder. There will be a phone number listed on the sign that you will call to begin the drop-off or pick-up procedure while remaining inside your vehicle. Once you have reached the camp staff you will let them know what spot you are parked in, this number is in the top left corner of the sign. 

Drop-off 

  • A camp staff member will meet you at your vehicle and confirm you (the parent/guardian) completed the health checklist.  
  • If your child passes the health checklist they will be admitted to camp. If the health checklist has not been complete the parent/guardian will need to complete the checklist at this time. An infrared thermometer will be provided. 

Pick-Up

  • A camp staff member will meet you at your vehicle to confirm the identity of the individual requesting to pick-up the camper. Identity will be confirmed by verifying the state issued identification card number provided by the parent/guardian at registration.  
  • If the individual is not listed on the authorized pick-up list, the primary contact for the camper will be notified to update their authorized pick-up list immediately in order for camp staff to release the camper.  

Kids Bring Life, Inc. will serve grab and go breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday, 10-11 a.m. at the Rosemeade Rec (1330 E. Rosemeade Pkwy) and Crosby Rec (1610 E. Crosby Rd) parking lots. No I.D. is required when picking up meals. Meals are for children under the age of 18 regardless of income. Anyone over the age of 18 who are enrolled in school programs for those with disabilities can also receive meals at no charge.


Meet Camp Wonder Staff

Your Camp Wonder Coordinators and Counselors are excited to meet you!

 

 

 
 Brianna Simpson Hello everyone! I’m Brianna Simpson and I'll be one of the camp counselors here at Camp Wonder. I chose to work at Camp Wonder this summer because of all the fun and excitement that took place last year. I want to experience that again this year with returning and new campers. My favorite part of camp is the relationships I build with the campers as well as with fellow counselors. I am looking forward to all the new memories we will make and all the new activities your camper will enjoy! A piece of advice I have would be to stay positive and even though the summer seems to be cut short - to have fun, because we are in this together. My favorite sport would have to be either Softball or Football I use to play cello! I can’t wait to meet you guys! 
Nia Simpson  Hello campers, I’m Nia Simpson, a counselor at Camp Wonder! I wanted to work at camp this summer so I can make new memories with all the campers and have fun while doing so. I am looking forward to the new electives we have planned; they are all different in their own ways. Even though camp is a little different this summer, go into it with an open mind and be ready for what your counselors have in store for you. A song I am listening to right now is Set Me Free by Lecrae; what's your favorite song? A Wonder fact about me is I am on my college dance team. Looking forward to seeing all of your faces at camp this summer! 
Cayla Ledesma  Hey everybody! My name is Cayla Ledesma. I chose to work at Camp Wonder this year so I could work with all the awesome campers! My favorite part of camp will be watching the campers learn and have fun. I am looking forward to all the games we will hopefully get to play and all of the fun we will have this summer. My advice for all the new campers is to be kind and remember to always have fun. One thing you should know about me - I love sports! My favorites are softball, volleyball, and basketball. I’m also a huge Texas Tech fan! I cannot wait to meet everyone and make this a memorable summer! 
Amanda Rogers  My name is Amanda Rogers. I wanted to work at Camp Wonder because I am excited for the opportunity to help the campers grow and learn, even though school is out. I am looking forward to experiencing the virtual tours with the campers. We might be at home, but we will get to see places we never could before! No matter what camp looks like, keep an open mind and get ready for fun. I absolutely have a soft spot for animals and I have a rescue cat named Daisy. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio! 
Jace Castillo

Hi campers, my name is Jace Castillo. A few things that made me excited to work with the kids is the  activities such as arts and crafts, sport activities, games and giving the campers a chance to learn something new everyday. One thing I hope to gain from this year is that I’m hoping to teach the kids something fun and new. One piece of advice I have for camp is to always stay positive and keep the kids intrigued and entertained.  My favorite sport is football and my favorite ice cream is rocky road. Some of the instruments I play are the tuba, baritone, trombone, trumpet, French horn, and drums.

Email your Camp Wonder inquiries to our Camp Coordinators.