Summer Academy Third Base

KCSCEP has extended the deadline to enroll for afterschool care during Summer Academy to Friday, May 14th. Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to enroll ASAP. This is a private pay program, but we also accept Connect or Link through WV DHHR. See the fee schedule below.


KCSCEP will offer Third Base afterschool child care on site for grades Kindergarten through Fifth at the following KCS Summer Academy locations, June 7-June 30: Midland Trail Elementary, Pinch Elementary, Point Harmony Elementary, Weberwood Elementary. (Chesapeake Summer Academy students can ride a KCS bus to Midland Trail Third Base.)

Students attending Summer Academy at other sites can ride a KCS bus to one of our Summer Camp locations (Third Base rates will apply for academy participants). Alban Summer Academy to  Central Summer Camp; Dunbar Intermediate Summer Academy to Overbrook Summer Camp; Sissonville Summer Academy to Flinn Summer Camp; Mary C. Snow West Side Summer Academy to Shoals Summer Camp.

** Please note that if you checked on your summer academy enrollment form that you needed after care, you were not automatically enrolled. You still need to contact the KCSCEP office to enroll.


Program Overview

KCSCEP offers safe, affordable childcare. Third Base provides your child with a nutritious snack and activities that promote the social, emotional, and physical development of children. Children enrolled in Third Base come to the program when Summer Academy is dismissed and must be picked up by 5:40 p.m. All staff are fingerprinted, drug tested and receive a background check. All are trained in CPR and First Aid. Third Base programs are licensed through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.


The weekly fee for afterschool care is $65 for 1 child, $90 for 2 children, $115 for 3 children. There is a $10 family registration fee for new enrollments.  Payment is due on the first day of attendance each week (late fees apply after that day). Some families may qualify for financial assistance through WV DHHR (Connect). For more information on that program, call 1-888-595-8290 or visit their web site at Students must be picked up by 5:40 p.m. The late pick-up fee is $1/minute after that time. See our 2020-2021 Family Handbook for more information. We will follow the guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing. Please review the COVID policies and procedures supplement to the Family Handbook on the Third Base 2020-2021 tab.

Enrollment:  Enrollment deadline extended to May 14, 2021

Third Base afterschool care would be offered to any student in grades Kindergarten through Fifth attending a KCS Summer Academy. Students must be enrolled in the Summer Academy Third Base program before attending.

For Summer Academy Third Base Enrollment for Midland Trail (including Chesapeake Summer Academy), Pinch, Point Harmony or Weberwood:

  • Families who currently have students enrolled in Third Base this school year do not need to complete a new form. This will be an extension of your current enrollment. Call our office at 304-766-0378 or email to sign up for Summer Academy Third Base. Let us know if any contact information has changed.
  • If you do not have a student currently enrolled in Third Base, please complete and submit a 2020-2021 Enrollment form for Third Base. Click here for enrollment form.  When you are approved to start, the $10 registration fee will be billed to your account and due on the first day of attendance, along with your weekly fee. Send your complete enrollment form to the KCSCEP by mail, email or fax (call to confirm receipt of fax). This information is on the cover page of the enrollment packet.

For Summer Academy Afterschool Care Enrollment for Alban, Dunbar Intermediate, Sissonville, or Mary C. Snow West Side academies, you will need to complete a 2021 Summer Camp Enrollment Form. Students will be transported to their summer camps at dismissal. The registration will still be $10 and the weekly fees will be the same as for the other academy locations. If you decide to send your child to all-day summer camp after the academy ends, you will be charged the difference in the registration fees and the summer camp weekly rates will apply. For the Summer Camp enrollment, click here.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. Placement is subject to availability of space at the desired site. Submission of the enrollment form is not a guarantee of placement.

For those families who are not participating in Summer academy, or those who need care when the academy ends, KCSCEP will offer full-day childcare at 4 summer camp locations from June 2-July 30. Go to the tab labeled Summer Camps for more information.

Please note that our programs will be closed on June 21 for WV Day and July 5 for Independence Day.