Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures - Please Read

Información en Español: Las guías de programas de MSCR en español están disponibles en las escuelas de Madison en la oficina del especialista bilingüe o en la oficina principal, o puede buscarlas en la oficina de MSCR en Hoyt o en el Centro Comunitario Warner. Hay una versión disponible en nuestro sitio de Internet: www.mscr.org.

Register Early!  
Many programs fill up rapidly --  but some programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please register at least two weeks prior to program start. No phone registration or reservations. Online registration is not available after a class begins. Only registered customers are allowed to participate. Paper registrations are only accepted at the MSCR Office, 3802 Regent Street. Learn more about Registration including creating an account and Waitlist polices.
Fee Assistance
Fee waivers are available only to MMSD residents. MSCR youth program fees may be partially or fully waived on request for persons meeting the criteria for free or reduced lunch. Eligible adults must have income at or below 185 percent of Federal Poverty Level (see chart on back of registration form). Participants are encouraged to pay a partial fee. Fee waiver requests must accompany registration form. Fee waivers are not granted after registration is processed. Complete the Request for Fee Waiver form on reverse side of registration form. Fee Waivers are non-transferable. Get more information.

Camp Registration Policies - Please Read       Please note: No programs on July 4. 

Payments: REGISTRATION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: A $20 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each session of the day camps at the time of registration. Balances are due seven days prior to the start for each week of camp your child attends. All online registrations require payment in full at the time of registration. Payment plans and scholarship are not available when registering online. All changes to your registration including cancellations, withdrawals and changing sessions/programs must be made in writing and received in the MSCR administrative office at least one week prior to the start of the session. All registration changes or withdrawals incur a $20 fee per session. No refunds will be given for cancellations/changes made less than one week prior to the start of the session. Deposits cannot be transferred from one session/program to another.

Fee Waivers: Fee waivers are limited to two per session (i.e. 2 weeks of summer camp) and are available only to MMSD residents. Day camp fee waiver request form (page 50) must accompany registration form; fee waivers are not granted after registration is processed.

If requesting a fee waiver for Super Center Arts Camp, Warner Park Kids Kamp & Safe Haven Summer Camp programs, parents must apply for Dane County childcare assistance by calling the connection line at 242-7441 and then provide written documentation of the County’s decision before MSCR will approve a fee waiver and register your child. A $20 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each session of the day camps listed at the time of registration.

Madison School & Community Recreation recognizes that not all individuals identify with the gender assigned at birth or may identify as a gender other than male or female.  ​All genders are welcome to participate.
A resident resides at an address within the MMSD; a resident also includes a student who does not reside at an address within the MMSD, but attends school in the MMSD under the Madison School Board’s Open Enrollment Policy. Non-residents pay 50 percent more than residents except for programs/activities with a different pricing structure such as the rental/use of pontoon boats.
In the event of severe weather, please call 204-3044 or check out www.mscr.org for 
program cancellations. MSCR may cancel programs due to low enrollment.
Full refunds are made if MSCR cancels programs. Refunds (minus a $5 service charge per transaction) are only given up to one week prior to the start of class. Letters of credit, which may be used within one year of issue, are available in lieu of refunds. No refunds or credits are given with less than one week’s notice.  Pool passes are non-refundable.
Classes at Warner Park Community Recreation Center
Photo IDs are required for classes at Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Please go to www.mscr.org for a form. Annual ID card fees are $5 for an individual and $10 for a family (families of more than 4 pay $3 per person). Non-residents pay $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. Please call 245-3694 for more information. MSCR does not give discounts for WPCRC members. Paper registrations are only accepted at the MSCR Office, 3802 Regent Street.
MSCR does not provide individual accident insurance for participants.
Services For People With Disabilities 
(Voice 204-3025 and 204-3058 TDD) MSCR provides two program options for people with disabilities: Inclusion Services provides individualized accommodations in any MSCR program and Adaptive Programs are tailored for those needing or desiring a specialized setting with more support.  Please see page 8 for more information.  If you have a disability or are the parent/guardian of a child with a disability, and require accommodations to participate, please inform MSCR at the time of registration.  At least two week’s notice is requested to coordinate reasonable accommodations.

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Madison School & Community Recreation is happy to offer online registration for many MSCR programs.