CAMP REGISTRATION FOR 2023 OPENS FEB 15, 2024*: *Non-resident registration opens 3/1/2024
Campers will need to have a bike and helmet to participate in this program. Campers will meet at Schluter Park Shelter and bike to most locations, in the event of inclement weather camp will be canceled.
The days will be filled with visiting local parks, beaches, and attractions. The schedule is subject to change based upon weather, ability level of riders, and community groups’ availability. On days when it is unsafe to ride due to weather, we will use one of our rain plans. However, we will always ride in a light rain if there is no danger, so bring a rain jacket! Some days will be centered around activities that require extra things from home, like a swimsuit, bug spray, or extra clothing. It will be a jam-packed summer with lots of fun activities and biking, so be prepared for anything!
All staff have experience in working with children, are CPR/First Aid certified and participate in regular training.
Riding groups are no more than six participants ever, typically no fewer than three. The preferred number is three to four campers and one leader per group, with the leader typically taking up the rear.
We ride in light rain. However, if it is a torrential downpour that makes visibility difficult or the likelihood of slipping out high while riding, we will have all riders get off the road/path to wait until the rain lessens to prevent any accidents.
We never ride in thunder and lightning- we seek shelter immediately, and do not proceed to ride until 30 minutes have passed since the last lightning strike. If necessary, we will ask parents to transport their child back to Monona.
Inclement weather prior to program will result in the cancellation of the program for the day- all parents will be notified the morning of.
We always ride in a straight line except when we are crossing a road. When we are crossing a road, we will take “car” formations, and ride two abreast using the full car lane (only four to a group). If it seems too dangerous to cross on our bikes, we will walk our bikes across using the crosswalk.
Once in a while we will give campers free time to wander and explore, especially in a town. It is a good chance to give campers some controlled independence. However, campers should ALWAYS be given structure for this free time.
They must be in groups of at least three, and must check in with the leader in charge every thirty minutes. (Max. of one hour of free time). The check in leader will sit in a designated spot, and wait for camper check in.
Monona Parks & Recreation offers a limited amount of partial scholarships to help get your kids to camp! Scholarships are open to all individuals and families in need of financial help, however scholarship awards are not guaranteed and are first come/first serve. Contact us to discuss financial assistance options and directions on how to apply.
Payments and Refunds We carefully plan each session of camp for maximum fun. We understand that your schedule may change but our staffing and activity arrangements are finalized based on the enrolled registration attendance. With that in mind, please read our refund policies carefully.
There will be a $10 administrative charge deducted from any refunds. No refunds are given once a class or program has started. There are no prorated fees for registering after a program has begun.
There are no fee reductions or reimbursements for absences due to illness, family emergencies, vacation, COVID quarantine*, unexpected visits from relatives or for any other reason. Please note, the no refund policy also includes emergency weather closures.