Tree House Rules and Policies

Children from 3 (earlier if potty trained) to 9 years of age 
10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Each individual child will be charged $10 for each hour of stay in the Tree House. Partial hours will be charged as full hours.
Guests of members are welcome and are subject to the same restrictions as pool guests, with respect to frequency of visits, behavior, attire, etc.
Upon arrival at the Tree House (first time only unless any information changes), parents will be required to fill out the Registration Form with the following information:
Name  of Member 
Name of Child
Audit Number
Cell Phone Number
Signature or other indication 
Email Address
Emergency Contact (if different from parents)
Guest Credit Card # (if applicable)
Special Requests (Food, Bathroom, Outdoor Activities, etc.)
Written Medication Consent Form (if applicable)
Additionally, it is required by state law that all parents sign their child in and out each day. For your convenience, a Sign-In/Out sheet and pen are located by the Tree House door. This will give the Club a written record of the child's attendance, hours, and the person who brought/picked up the child each day. Parents or the person dropping off the child will be asked to complete the form with the following information:
Name  of Member
Name of Child
Audit Number
Cell Phone Number
Member Location While Child is in Tree House
Guest Credit Card # (if applicable)
Approximate Time of Pick-Up
Special Requests for the Day
Authorized Pick-Up Person (if different from parents)
Parents whose children are in the Tree House must be and remain on Old Oaks property.  
A child’s stay in the Tree House must be less than three hours. 
An open door policy is maintained for parents during opening hours. Reservations are not mandatory but are preferred. Please call Sarah at the Front Desk to make a reservation by noon the day before you would like to drop off your child.
Children will be released only to their parents, or someone else the parents designate on the Sign-In Form. If someone other than the parent is to pick up the child, notice is required ahead of time. A verbal notice will not be accepted. If the person is NOT on the Sign-In Form, written permission from the parent MUST be presented to the Tree House Director to release the child.
Children should arrive dressed for play. Tree House activities involve outdoor play and lots of messy activities, so children should be dressed appropriately. Clothing should be comfortable and seasonally appropriate for outdoor play. 
Children should not bring any toy from home unless it is something that can be shared with the entire group (i.e. books, board/video games, etc.). If toys are brought, they may be put away if they are the cause of disagreements among the children. The Tree House is not responsible for any loss or breakage of personal items. All personal items must be clearly marked with the child's name. 
There will be no running permitted in the Tree House. Hitting, pushing, biting, grabbing, kicking, spitting, or pinching other children/ /adults will NOT be allowed. No standing or climbing on chairs or tables. 
Respectful treatment of other people and all property, toys, and furniture is expected. Willful destruction of property will be charged to the parent at the cost to replace the item.
No food other than the approved snacks provided by the parents is allowed in the Tree House.
Under no circumstances may a parent bring a sick child to the Tree House, if the child shows any signs of illness or is unable to participate in the normal routine. 
Symptoms for requiring removal of a child from the Tree House: 
Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.
Runny nose (other than clear), draining eyes or ears.
Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases
Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.
Children will be visually screened when they arrive in the morning. If a child becomes ill and needs to be picked up, the parents will be called and are expected to pick the child up within one hour. If the parents cannot be reached, or have not arrived within one hour, the emergency contact person will be called and asked to pick the child up.
Parents will provide any medications needed by the child, including over-the-counter and prescription medicine. Written authorization is needed for the Tree House counselors to administer ANY medication, prescription or over-the-counter.  All medicines must be in their original container with pharmacist's or manufacturer's label, child's name, dosage instructions, current date, name of medication, and times to be administered clearly written (included in registration form).
Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but every effort will be made to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries receive appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, the parents will be contacted immediately.
The Tree House reserves the right to deny admission of a child for the following reasons (in each case, at the discretion of the Tree House Director of for other reasons as the Tree House Director determines may be necessary or appropriate):
Routinely late picking up of a child
Failure to complete the required forms
Lack of parental cooperation
Failure of child to adjust to the Tree House after a reasonable amount of time
Physical or verbal abuse of any person or property
Lack of compliance with Tree House policies and rules
Serious illness of child
If a child is dismissed, the parent will be called to immediately pick up the child from the Tree House.
Staff/Child Ratio:
The following chart reflects the number of counselors required to be provided by the Tree House to supervise children:
3 years old: 1 staff member for every 7 children
4 years old: 1 staff member for every 8 children
5 years old: 1 staff member for every 9 children
6 to 9 years old: 1 staff member for every 10 children