Bucconeer Babysitting will handle children six and under during the day and children twelve and under during the evening. Bucconeer Children's Activities will handle children six and over during the day.
Children who want to participate in convention activities will need a Children's membership. Children who will not be participating in convention activities do not need a Children's membership to use Babysitting. If you have purchased a Children's membership, which will not be needed, the purchase price of the Children's membership can be credited towards a "Babysitting Package".
Babysitting will be in the Omni Hotel (located approximately three blocks north and one block east of the Pratt Street entrance to the Convention Center), and will be open from Tuesday, August 4th (for Set-Up Crew only) to Sunday, August 9th:
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (for Set-Up Crew only) Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bucconeer is offering a "Babysitting Package" for purchase before July 10, 1998. The "Pre-Con" cost of the package is $4 per hour of babysitting desired (up to a total of 40 hours) for each child. You must purchase a separate package for each child. Hours purchased are not transferable from one child to another and are not refundable. Each child is limited to no more than eight hours in babysitting on any one day. If additional hours of babysitting are needed over the number of pre-purchased hours, they will be available on a space available basis at the "At-Con" babysitting cost of $6 per hour. Each child with a "Babysitting Package" will receive an at-con activity kit including a special con t-shirt and various crafts and activities related to Bucconeer.
To purchase a pre-con "Babysitting Package" for your child, first decide how many hours of babysitting you plan to use. Remember that you will need a separate babysitting package for each child. The maximum available is $4 x 40 hours (eight hours on each of the con's five days) for $160.
Children for whom a pre-con "Babysitting Package" has not been purchased will be eligible for up to eight hours per day of care in Babysitting (on a space available basis) at $6 per hour.
Think about how many days you and your child (or children) will be at the convention and how many hours of babysitting you will need each day for each child. (Note that the usual rate for sitters provided through your hotel is $15 per hour.) Make out your check to "Bucconeer" for $4 x the number of hours of babysitting you want to purchase for each child.
Write a short letter giving:
You can use one check to purchase babysitting packages for more than one child-just include separate information for each child. Mail your check and your letter to:Mary Morman
I will mail you more detailed information about Bucconeer Babysitting as it becomes available. I will correspond with you about your questions and suggestions. Your child may also receive age-appropriate mail from Bucconeer Babysitting.
Please reserve early! All checks for pre-paid babysitting packages must ARRIVE in Colorado before July 10, 1998. Do not assume that your babysitting package request has been received until you receive confirmation by phone, e-mail, or postal mail.
Children's membership information and payments must be mailed directly to Bucconeer Registration, care of the Bucconeer post office box, not to Babysitting. Children's memberships are $65 until June 15, 1998 and $80 at the door. All children four to twelve years old on August 5, 1998 must be in Babysitting, Children's Activities (ages six and over), or be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult at all times while attending Bucconeer. Our committee is developing some activities for children and adults to share.