TCAPS Summer Explorers Club June 24-August 23, 2019

Summer Explorers Club

For Children Ages 3 – 12

Choose your weekly adventure and let the exploring begin!

TCAPS' Summer Explorers Clubs are designed to engage learners, ages 3-12, during the summer months. Each week features different theme-based activities, field trips and/or special guests. Sign up for every week or just a few.

Explorers Clubs are licensed by the State of Michigan to assure safety, health, and quality measures are met. Staff members are certified in CPR/First Aid and have met training and regulation standards. Financial assistance may be available through the Department of Human Services (DHS) for qualifying families. 

Online Registration Opens March 26th

Please Note: PowerSchool online registration does not work on mobile devices (phone, tablet, iPad, etc.). You must use a laptop or desktop computer. Please see below for registration instructions.

2019 Club Dates, Themes & Fee Information

Club Dates

  • June 24 - August 23, 2019
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • No club on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Club Themes

Each week will feature different theme-based activities, field trips and/or special guests. Explorers are invited to sign up for every week or just the weekly adventures of interest. Weekly themes are:

  • Week 1 (6/24-6/28) - Animals of Northern Michigan
  • Week 2 (7/1-7/5) - Red, White & Blue
  • Week 3 (7/8-7/12) - Under the Sea
  • Week 4 (7/15-7/19) - TC’s Got Talent
  • Week 5 (7/22-7/26) - Ahoy, Mateys!
  • Week 6 (7/29-8/2) - Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Week 7 (8/5-8/9) - To Infinity & Beyond!
  • Week 8 (8/12-8/16) - STEM
  • Week 9 (8/19-8/23) - Sports

Club Fees

  • $180 per week ($200 preschool)
  • $144 ($160 preschool) the week of July 4 due to a shorter week. No club held on Thursday, July 4th.
  • Fees are set for the full week and are not based on the number of days in attendance.

Lunch & Snack Information for All Clubs

  • Explorers are to bring their own sack lunch Monday – Thursday.
  • On Fridays, pizza will be provided for all students.
  • Two snacks per day will also be provided for all students.

Participant's Handbook

2019 Camp Locations & Contact Information

 

2019 Registration Instructions & Information

Online Registration Opens March 26th

Early Registration Encouraged

Families are encouraged to register early to ensure space/staffing availability. 

Weekly Registration Opportunity

In addition to early registration, families will now be able to register weekly throughout the duration of the summer; however there is no guarantee (based on staffing) of availability. The deadline to register is a minimum of seven days prior to the week of attendance.

Registration Fee

  • There is a one time $30 non-refundable registration fee per student which will be assessed in June.

Forms Must Be Completed Prior to Placement

All forms must be completely filled out in order for your child to be placed in a program. For more information or assistance, please contact Carrie Sattler at 231.933.1736 or Kelly Gignilliat at 231.933.1759.

Registration Instructions

Current TCAPS Families with Active PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please Note: PowerSchool online registration does not work on mobile devices (phone, tablet, iPad, etc.). You must use a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Go to the External LinkPowerSchool Parent Portal and log in.
  • Select the tab for the child that you are enrolling in the Summer Explorers Club (SEC).
  • Click Ecollect Forms on the left, look for the Summer Explorers Club section and complete all forms.
  • Required forms to complete include:
    1. 2019 SEC Registration Form
    2. 2019 Medical & Essential Health Information
    3. 2019 Parent Consent
    4. Sunscreen Permission Note
    5. Parents/Guardians/Adults Information
    6. Emergency Contacts
    7. Release of Child - Summer Explorers Club
    8. Health Appraisal Form (if enrolling a preschool child)
  • Sign up for every week or just the ones you are interested in. Early registration for all weeks you know you want to enroll your child in is encouraged.
  • Families also have the ability to register weekly throughout the duration of the summer, however, there is no guarantee (based on staffing) of availability. The deadline to register is a minimum of seven days prior to the week of attendance.

Non-TCAPS Students or Current Families with no Parent Portal Account

Please Note: PowerSchool online registration does not work on mobile devices (phone, tablet, iPad, etc.). You must use a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Google DocView complete step-by-step instructions with images.
    OR
  • Visit the External LinkTCAPS online registration portal and register with the district code 748.
  • Enter the basic information requested. If you are enrolling more than one student, click the "Enroll Another" button option where prompted.  You will receive a generic email after pressing submit.
  • Once your registration request has been reviewed, you will receive a second email with the necessary PowerSchool Parent Portal login information. This process may take up to one business day.
  • Once you have received the email with your PowerSchool login information, go to the External LinkPowerSchool Parent Portal to create your account. Once logged in, click on the tab with the child's name you wish to enroll. 
  • Click Ecollect Forms on the left, look for the Summer Explorers Club section and complete all forms.
  • Required forms to complete include:
    1. 2019 SEC Registration Form
    2. 2019 Medical & Essential Health Information
    3. 2019 Parent Consent
    4. Sunscreen Permission Note
    5. Parents/Guardians/Adults Information
    6. Emergency Contacts
    7. Release of Child - Summer Explorers Club
    8. Health Appraisal Form (if enrolling a preschool child)
  • Sign up for every week or just the ones you are interested in. Early registration for all weeks you know you want to enroll your child in is encouraged.
  • Families also have the ability to register weekly throughout the duration of the summer, however, there is no guarantee (based on staffing) of availability. The deadline to register is a minimum of seven days prior to the week of attendance.

For More Information

For additional information, please contact Carrie Sattler at 231.933.1736 or Kelly Gignilliat at 231.933.1759.