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New this Summer: Pee Wee Camp, Wilderness Camp, Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center Performing Arts Camp, and Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center Visual Arts Camp!

Camp Ka-Mee-Lin began in 1995 with the intention of offering a variety of fun and safe outdoor enrichment camp programs to the residents of Post Falls. Our goal is to create an environment in which exploration and inquisitiveness thrive. While at camp, imagination and active play blend together as campers forge memories with new friends that will last a lifetime.

Camp Registration Dates 2021

CampsDatesRegistration
Spring Break CampWeek 1 – March 24-26
Week 2 – March 29-April 2
Opens February 1
Summer CampsJune 14 – August 27Opens April 5 at 8am
Counselor-In-TrainingJune 14 – August 27Application Deadline: May 12
Winter Break CampWeek 1 – December 20-24
Week 2 – December 27-31
Opens November 1

COVID-19: Camp activities are subject to change based on health official recommendations and government restrictions. Please note, some weeks may be cancelled or modified. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Pee Wee Camp

Ages: 4-5
Camp Location: Post Falls Kiwanis Park, 4176 E Weatherby Ave, Post Falls

Do you have a young camper who isn’t quite ready for a full day of camp? Pee Wee Camp is the perfect option for you! Your young camper will participate in a half-day Summer Day Camp. Activities include crafts, beach time, and more!
M-F Weeks 2, 3, 6, 8 (see chart below) 8:15am-12:30pm $90/Week
Pee Wee Campers should only plan to bring bikes or scooters on Wednesday of week 6.


Day Camp

June 14 – August 27
Grades: K – 8 (Based on 2021-2022 school year)
Camp Location: Post Falls Kiwanis Park, 4176 E Weatherby Ave, Post Falls

Summer Day Camp is the classic Camp Ka-Mee-Lin experience many have come to know and love. Activities include swimming, crafts, games, weekly field trips, and more!
Regular Hours: M-F Drop-off 8:15-9:00am – Pick-up 4:00-4:30pm $125/Week
Extended Care: M-F Drop-off 6:45-9:00am – Pick up 4:00-6:00pm Additional $35/Week

The Navigator Campout is now Wilderness Camp. (See below)
Breakfast (Extended Care only) and lunch offerings will be dependent on the Post Falls School District summer food program.


Wilderness Camp

Grades: 5-6, 7-9 (Based on 2021-2022 school year)
Camp Location: Post Falls Kiwanis Park, 4176 E Weatherby Ave, Post Falls

We are excited to offer this new program! Camp Ka-Mee-Lin has traditionally offered campout weeks for our campers with an emphasis on outdoor education. This year, we have decided to expand the ages able to participate in this amazing program.
Your campers will have the opportunity to learn trip planning, proper camping skills, and other outdoor safety skills. Participants will attend Camp Monday and Tuesday during regular Day Camp hours, working as a team to prep for their campout. Wednesday, campers will depart for their campout, returning to Camp on Friday.
M-F Drop-off 6:45-9:00am – Pick up 4:00-6:00pm $250/Week


JACC Arts Camps

Grades: 2-6 (Based on 2021-2022 school year)
Camp Location: Post Falls Kiwanis Park,
4176 E Weatherby Ave, Post Falls

We are excited to partner with the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center to offer Performing Arts Camps & Visual Arts Camp.
Drop-off at Kiwanis Park where campers will participate in Camp Ka-Mee-Lin morning assembly. After assembly, campers will board the bus/van and head to the JACC for instruction. Arts camp activities at the JACC will run from 10:30am to 3:00pm. All arts camp activities will be instructed by JACC staff. Upon returning to Kiwanis Park, campers will participate in snack time and wrap-up. Pick-up begins at 4:30pm.
Campers should bring a sack lunch each day.
Regular Hours: M-F Drop-off 8:15-9:00am – Pick-up 4:00-4:30pm $175/Week
Extended Care: M-F Drop-off 6:45-9:00am – Pick up 4:00-6:00pm Additional $35/Week


Counselor-In-Training

Ages: 13-15
Application Deadline: May 12

The Counselor-In-Training program is a unique camp opportunity for teens. Our program focuses on leadership skills including learning one’s strengths and weaknesses, what it means to be a good teammate, how to work with youth, and of course the basics of working at a summer camp. Participants are chosen by application and interview.
M-F Drop-off 6:45-9:00am – Pick up 4:00-6:00pm $105/Summer


Camp Policies Overview

COVID-19: By registering, you agree to abide by camp COVID-19 guidelines; available in the Summer Parent Handbook on our website. Camp activities are subject to change based on health official recommendations and government restrictions. Please note, some weeks may be cancelled or modified.
EXTENDED CARE: Extended Care is an additional add-on program for certain camps to allow flexibility for working families. This add-on allows parents to drop-off their camper as early as 6:45 AM and pick-up as late as 6:00 PM and is only available for Day Camp and JACC Arts Camps. There is no formal programming during Extended Care. Campers will have the choice to participate in free time stations or counselor led group games.
DISCOUNT: Prior to May 28, a 10% discount will be offered on a per camper basis for full payment at the time of registration if the camper is signed up for 6 weeks or more. Please contact our office for a verified discount code.
PAYMENT PLAN: Payment plans are eligible for those registering for 5 or more weeks. Those desiring a payment plan must call to register prior to July 9. The first week’s registration fee is due at the time of registration, then an automatic credit card payment will be charged on the Monday two weeks prior to the registered weeks. Payment plans must be current two weeks prior to the registered week. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from camp.
SCHOLARSHIP: The City of Post Falls offers need-based scholarships to families interested in our youth programs. For more information, call the Recreation Department— (208) 773-0539 or visit our website: www.postfallsidaho.org/camp/
LUNCH: Lunch will be dependent on the Post Falls School District summer meal program. Traditionally, campers walk from KiwanisPark to Ponderosa Elementary for lunch at the school cafeteria. COVID-19 restrictions may require camp staff to pick-up sack lunchesfor campers. School lunch is available for Day Camp and Wilderness Camp.
BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be dependent on the Post Falls School District summer meal program. Breakfast is not available for campers when the District COVID-19 restrictions are in-place. Without restrictions, breakfast is only available for Extended Care participants. The bus will leave for breakfast at 8:00 AM.

For all camp policies and FAQs, please review the Summer Parent Handbook.


Ages: 5-11 years old
Registration: November 1st – December 13th, or when full
Location: Ponderosa Elementary
Times: Parents may drop off as early as 7:00 a.m. and must pick up by 6:00 p.m. Structured camp activities are from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Have your child play out their winter dreams with their camp friends in a fun and creative way with Camp Ka-Mee-Lin Winter Break Experiences! Activities, crafts, & games are designed around weekly themes.

Ka-Mee-Lin Spring Break Experiences: feature a particular emphasis on strong, theme specific activities.  Each day has a particular perspective on the theme to give campers new challenges, projects, and games to ignite their imaginations.  As supporters of outdoor enrichment, we will continue to have outdoor activities during our spring program.  Please bring clothing appropriate for the weather.

Ages: 5 – 11 years old
Registration: February 1 – March 15 or when full
Location: Ponderosa Elementary
Times: Parents may drop off as early as 7:00 a.m. and must pick up by 6:00 p.m. Structured camp activities are from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Ocean Week • March 24-26, 2021 • $60

Dive into the deep blue! This short week we will re-create sea animals through art and games. We will be creating our own ocean in a jar, learning about unique ocean facts, try different ocean science experiments, make ocean slime and much more!!


World Travelers • March 29 – April 2, 2021 • $100

Grab your passports because we will be jetting around the world exploring different countries, biomes, and cultures! Okay, we aren’t really flying around the world, but campers will learn about different parts of the world through activities, crafts, and more!

For all camp policies and FAQs, please review the Spring Parent Handbook.

T-Shirts ($12 each) – Hooded Sweatshirts ($28 each) – Leather Patch Hats ($18 each)

All t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats are available in youth and adult sizes. Youth hats 6-panel twill, adult hats 6 panel trucker style.
Apparel purchases must be made with your registration to receive apparel by week one of camp. We will not keep stock on-hand throughout the summer. We will try to make two total orders. The first order must be made by May 24. If there is enough interest, we can do a second order with a deadline of July 9. Minimum quantities must be reached in order to purchase the apparel. Refunds will be issued if the minimum quantity is not met. Photos above are mock-ups. Actual product may differ slightly in color and logo size. Logos will remain the same.

Derek Hoffman (Chi-Town)
Recreation Supervisor
Email: dhoffman@postfallsidaho.org

Growing up, I was fortunate to spend my summers at my local summer day camp. As a camp participant, I found my love for science, nature, sports, swimming, and exploring. The memories made at camp motivated me to start volunteering at the camp I attended when I was 15 years old. I knew from my first summer working that I wanted to be a part of camps for the rest of my life. Now, 13 summers later, I have worked in various roles, including Camp Counselor, Supervisor, and Director.

I graduated from Western Illinois University in 2015 and 2019 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration. My emphasis was on public recreation administration and youth development. After college, I worked at the Butterfield Park District in Lombard, IL as their Recreation Specialist and Recreation Manager from 2015-2018. These experiences have strengthened my commitment to the field and lead me to Post Falls. I cannot wait to continue offering a unique, exciting, and safe summer camp experience to the community of Post Falls. I look forward to seeing you all at camp this summer!


Carter Casidy (Spud)
Camp Director
Email: ccasidy@postfallsidaho.org

As a child I grew up attending summer camps throughout the Northwest. Through camp, I found that I loved exploring nature, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, hiking, and more. It is because of these life changing experiences as a camper and summer staff member that I decided to build a career in the field. Overall, I have over 7 years of summer camp experience in positions ranging from Counselor-In-Training (CIT), Camp Counselor, Recreation Staff, CIT Leader, Assistant Program Director, and Camp Director for two different camp programs.

In 2016 I graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas with a degree in Community and Family Services. In my area of study, I focused on classes surrounding child and human development, business, outdoor recreation, and more. Out of school, I was a division manager for a non-profit in Western Washington that supported students with disabilities. That experience plays a critical role in supporting all campers at Camp Ka-Mee-Lin. I am very community minded and love that I get to invest in the lives of our citizens through this position. I hope to see you and your camper this summer!

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