Our facility located at 106 Banks Ford Parkway is home to The Stafford Regional Handbell Society and the Bells After School program. We love that our facility is used every day of the week for about 12 hours each day. Our facility is roughly 12,000 SF featuring multiple rehearsal and teaching rooms, a 300 seat performance center and the largest collection of handbells in the United States. Our facility has a security system to keep our kids safe and secure throughout their day.
The security of the campers and staff is important at Banglewood. We’ll be equipped with computerized check in/check out systems and security devices.
All staff members have been background checked with national, state, and local searches. Our drivers have had their driving records checked. Everyone has been cleared by the background checks.
Check In & Check Out
For administrative and security purposes, all children and families will be registered in our computerized data system. Parents will be given a personalized pin, which is the last four digits of the number listed at registration, for quick and easy check in and check out. Only persons registered in the database will be permitted to check children in and out from camp.
For example: During pickup, Mary comes to pick up her daughter, Charlie, at 3:45 pm. Mary will come through the first doors she comes to in the pickup lane. She will then give her code, which is the last four digits of the phone number 5940. As it checks out, someone from our team will radio for Charlie to be picked up by her mom.
Maintaining accurate family profiles is necessary for security and to enable immediate contact with parents when necessary. Please be accurate with family information when submitting applications. Please feel free to update your personal profile whenever family data changes and if you need assistance someone is here to help.
A child's health and safety is a big priority at Banglewood. Our staff is well trained in safety practices, and our lead staff is certified and trained in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and EpiPen procedures. Sun protection and proper hydration are closely monitored daily. Lead staff members are equipped with a two way radio to allow them contact with each other at all times. For quick identification children are required to wear camp t-shirts on all trips away from campus.
Banglewood meets or exceeds all state and local Fire and Health Inspections, student/staff ratios, staff health and background screenings meeting all code requirements.
You are entrusting us with your children. We take that responsibility very seriously. We are therefore committed to providing a safe and secure day camp environment for all our campers and staff.
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Banglewood welcomes children age 5 (completed kindergarten in the previous school year), through the 8th grade.
Open Door Policy
We pride ourselves in running an amazing program that our children, parents, and staff are thrilled about. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone and invite families to stop by and visit our program. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in visiting Banglewood.
To keep you informed about weekly Banglewood events, pool trips and field trips, an informative email is sent out prior to each camp week.
Banglewood admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to children at the center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its instruction, admissions, or other childcare administrated programs
Children should dress and bring with them items necessary for the scheduled events of their camp day. Don't forget your lunch box. On pool days your child will need a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and/or a change of clothing. Please label all of your children's clothing and items.
Please leave iPods, headphones, gaming gear, and favorite toys at home. Use of a cell phone is permitted with staff permission and only to contact parents.
The most important item needed for camp each day is a healthy attitude ready to discover new things while interacting with others.
Lunch Program & Snacks
Campers need to bring their lunch to camp each day. Pack plenty of food that does not require refrigeration or heating. We recommend quick and healthy foods, a healthy snack for the morning and remember to pack a water bottle each day. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided by the camp. Hot lunch options can be purchased in advance for the week or on a daily basis at check in.
Please let us know if your child has food allergies and/or dietary restrictions on their registration form under medical information.
Children are encouraged to dress comfortably and appropriately to the activities of camp and to our standard of modesty. Sneakers are preferred for most events for safety reasons. Flip flops, pool shoes, or sandals are OK to wear for pool trips only. Modest shorts and tops are common attire.
For pool trips; girls' bathing suits that expose midriff and boys' Speedos are inappropriate. Swim shoes for pool trips are recommended since the bottom of most pools can be rough and injure soft little feet.
Banglewood staff takes pool safety very seriously. We understand the potential risk with water activities and we prepare our staff to provide quality supervision and care. All children must complete a swim test administered by lifeguards before being permitted to swim in deeper water. Children will swim in water depth appropriate to their size and swimming ability.
Children who have not learned to swim will stay in the 3-foot section of the pool while wearing a life jacket. PLEASE NOTE: Life jackets or puddle jumpers are to be provided by parents.
We also recommend campers use a rash guard water shirt as protection from harmful UV rays.
A Camp t-shirt will be given to all campers, if registered by the first week of camp. Why? Because they look super and we like our kids looking sharp; they bring uniformity and camaraderie to camp trips, and they help our staff by making it easy to locate and supervise our campers at all times. Children are required to wear their Banglewood t-shirt on all field trips.