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2023 Summer Kids Club is
gearing up for a Great Summer!

Ridgeway Community School will once again offer a comprehensive Summer Child Care program for students entering Kindergarten through students entering 7th Grade.  Children DO NOT have to be enrolled at Ridgeway Community School in order to attend our Summer Kids Club child care program.  However, spots in this program are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first, serve basis.
2023 Summer Program features include:
Days of Operation: The program runs from 6:30 am - 5:30 pm: Monday - Friday beginning June 5th and tentatively ending on August 25th*. There will be no childcare on July 4th to 8th.  The program will once again be under the direction of Mrs. Laurie Sennes  This year we plan to be back to a full field trip schedule including outings to area parks, attractions, events, and swimming pools.  We have weekly themes with activities, learning, and crafts tied into the theme.  There are structured activities each day as well as plenty of time for free choice and creative play.  
*The last day of the 2023 Summer Kids Club Program will be determined once the RCS 2023-24 academic calendar is approved in April 2023.
Registration priority will be given to families who enroll for a minimum of 3 days per week.  Complete the registration and health forms available on the 2023 SKC Registration Link and return them to the program with the required $10.00 non-refundable per child registration fee.    

Fees: The  daily rates for the Summer of 2023 are increasing slightly for the first time in 5 years.  
  • Full Day Rate: $28.00 per day for the first child in a family, and $25 per day for each additional child.
  • Hourly (Drop In): Rate: $3.75 first child in a family, $3.40/hr. for each additional child.
  • Registration Fee:  $10.00 per participant 
  • Additional fees for field trips and special activities.
Summer Kids Club will also provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack to all students participating.  Families are asked to provide their child's lunch and their own sun screen and bug spray with your child(ren)'s name on it.  We have increased the first child fee by only $3.00 per day for the first time in five years, and strive to keep our program as affordable as possible.  

For more information contact the Ridgeway Community School Summer Kids Club program coordinator at .  If your child did not attend Ridgeway Community School during the 2021-22 school year please also provide a current copy of your child's immunization record along with the student health form.

Program Features:
  • 6 Acre Outdoor Campus with access to 6 miles of wooded hiking trails
  • Air Conditioned building, including gymnasium
  • Music and arts and crafts activities
  • Science, math, engineering, and makers space activities (activity fee applies).
  • Reading Program
  • Laptop Computer lab with enrichment programs
  • Private instrument lessons available on site (piano, band, strings, guitar) for an extra fee.
AND a 6 acre school grounds that includes:
¨  School vegetable garden
¨  School prairie and nature area 
¨  Access to adjacent hiking trails

Staffing:  Once again this year our program will be directed by Mrs. Laure Sennes.  Mrs. Sennes who we call "Miss. Laurie" is a special education paraprofessional at Ridgeway Community School's.  She has was the director of the Ridgeway Summer Kids Club program last year and assisted with the program the two prior summers.   We will have regular assistance by other our experienced Ridgeway Community School staff members.  
Clothing:  This year we will assign children who are attending our program weekly their own larger locker in the hallway by the bathrooms.  Siblings will share these lockers.  This will allow participants to leave outerwear or a change of clothes in the school at all times.  Please also note that we ask that all those children attending summer kids club bring or wear closed toed shoes or sandals that do not require tying every day, unless they are able to keep their shoes tied tightly in double by themselves.   We try to do a lot of outdoor activities and in order for your child to participate safely they need to have sturdy shoes.  [There are a wide variety of shoes that have Velcro or elastic closures, and shoe lace accessories that do not require students to have to regularly tie their shoes and therefore reduce their expose their laces to germs  on the bathroom and other floors.]
Library:  Our club participants will be able to use the RCS library on a weekly basis and will be allowed to sign out books once we have received a signed parent permission form. Parents are responsible for the cost of replacing any lost or damaged books.

Sign in and Sign out – In order for you to be billed properly for your child’s use of our program, please accompany your child into school each day and come in to pick them up at the end of the day while making sure to sign them in and out on using the ProCare software program on the program's laptop

Schedules:  See the links on the left for updates on our weekly and monthly activity schedules.

Contact: Jodi Dansingburg
Mailing Address
35564 County Road 12 Houston, MN 55943
Primary: (507) 454-9566
Secondary: (507) 896-4112
FAX: (507) 454-9567