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wellness policy

Children who show any visible signs of illness should not be allowed into the classroom. When addressing this issue with parents, assure them that we want their child in Startown as soon as they are feeling better. If you continually have a problem with a sick child, enlist the help of your Coach. If an illness is discovered after a child is in the classroom, remove the child from the other children and ask your Coach to locate the parents.

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from the home when any of the following conditions exist:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Any symptoms of childhood diseases, such as scarlet fever,
  • German measles, mumps, chicken pox, cough, strep throat, flu, etc. or any other infectious or contagious disease.
  • Common cold from onset through one week
  • Sore throat
  • Croup
  • Fifth disease
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Pink eye or other eye infections (All eye infections are contagious. The child must be on medication for 24 hours and not exhibiting any symptoms before returning)
  • Cloudy or green runny noses or persistent cough
  • Any communicable disease

We require that a child be free of fever for 24 hours
When in doubt, please apply the “Golden Rule”. Adherence to this policy is important to protect the health of all children in our care.

Dates: Sunday July 11th – Wednesday July 14th
Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Erwin Center: 913 N. Pryor St. | Gastonia, NC

Runner’s Camp is back this July 11th- 14th at the Erwin Center in Gastonia! In partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church and High5 Sports Ministry, we will be including other fun sports to our week in addition to the usual track and field events. Kids be sure to bring your grownups on Sunday evening at  6:30, July 11th to our Family Kickoff for food and fun as a family!  Monday through Wednesday, at 6:30 we will rotate through sporting events, relays, small group, worship time, and a nightly Bible story. Our night will conclude around 8:30. We can’t wait for you to join us! Register online TODAY for faster check-in! Runner’s Camp is free for all participants. Students who have completed K-5th are eligible to register.


Runners Camp Participant is now closed online. You may still register in-person Sunday evening during the start of the actual event.