Summer Explorers Club

For Children in Preschool - 5th Grade

Choose your weekly adventure and let the exploring begin!

TCAPS' Summer Explorers Clubs are designed to engage preschool through fifth grade learners 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 February 3, 2020

Online registration forms will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, February 3rd. See below for registration instructions. 

Summer Explorers Club Information Fair - February 8, 2020

  • TCAPS will host an Information Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Eastern Elementary School (1600 Eastern Ave.), from 9 AM - Noon, for families needing additional assistance with the registration process or have questions about the program.

Early Registration Encouraged

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

Weekly Registration Opportunity

In addition to early registration, families are 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 the beginning of April. Payment instructions will be emailed once the registration fee has been accessed. For anyone registering after April, fees will be accessed on a weekly basis.

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 Kelly Gignilliat at 231.933.1759.

August 4th Election Day Club Location Change

Please note that because Tuesday, August 4th, is an election day,  the TCAPS Montessori and Long Lake Clubs will be hosted at a different location TBD on that date. Lunch will be provided on this day.

Registration Instructions

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.

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 Forms on the left, look for the Summer Explorers Club section and complete all forms.
  • Required forms to complete include:
    • 2020 SEC Registration Form
    • 2020 Medical & Essential Health Information
    • Sunscreen Permission Form
    • Contacts Form
    • Health Appraisal Form (if child is 3-5 years old and not currently enrolled in kindergarten)
    • T-Shirt Form
  • 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.
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  • 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 Forms on the left, look for the Summer Explorers Club section and complete all forms.
  • Required forms to complete include:
    • 2020 SEC Registration Form
    • 2020 Medical & Essential Health Information
    • Sunscreen Permission Form
    • Demographics (Non-TCAPS students only)
    • Contacts Form
    • Health Appraisal Form (if child is 3-5 years old and not currently enrolled in kindergarten)
    • T-Shirt Form
  • 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.

2020 Club Dates, Themes & Fee Information

Club Dates

  • June 22 - August 28, 2020
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • No club on Friday, July 3, 2020

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 (6/22-6/26) - Animals Antics
  • Week 2 (6/29-7/2) - Space Exploration
  • Week 3 (7/6-7/10) - America
  • Week 4 (7/13-7/17) - Water Wonderland
  • Week 5 (7/20-7/24) - Pirate Adventures
  • Week 6 (7/27-7/31) - Talent Unlimited
  • Week 7 (8/3-8/7) - Film Festival for Kids
  • Week 8 (8/10-8/14) - Mr. Wizard
  • Week 9 (8/17-8/21) - Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • Week 10 (8/24-8/28) - Arts and Crafts

Club Fees

  • $180 per week ($200 preschool)
  • $144 ($160 preschool) the week of July 4 due to a shorter week. No club held on Friday, July 3rd.
  • Fees are set for the full week and are not based on the number of days in attendance.
  • Free Summer Explorers Club t-shirt for all participants

Lunch & Snack Information for All Clubs

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

Participant's Handbook

2020 Camp Locations & Contact Information

IMPORTANT:  Because Tuesday, August 4th, is an election day,  the TCAPS Montessori and Long Lake Clubs will be hosted at a different location TBD on that date. Lunch will be provided on this day.
 

Paying Fees Online Through eFunds

Online payments for the Summer Explorers Club registration fee and weekly club fees can be paid online via External LinkeFunds for Schools

eFunds Information

For More Information

For additional information, please contact Kelly Gignilliat at 231.933.1759.