Summer Fun Camp FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions: 2021 Summer Camp Season (as of 5/25/21)

I noticed that many of the camps are already full. How can I add my child to the waitlist? How will I know that a spot has opened up? Is there any way of knowing how long it will take for a spot to become available: In order to add your child to the waitlist, families must first create an account by clicking Register Now on the camp website. Once the information for that child has been entered, only the age appropriate camps will show up.  If the camp has space it will allow you to register. If it is is full, you will have the option to add your child to the wait list. Campers will be contacted in the order in which they signed up and given the option to enroll. We will work our way down the list until all spots are filled. We will contact you directly if a spot becomes available for someone in your family. Unfortunately there is no way of telling how long it will take for a space to open up.

Does my child need to be enrolled at St. Michael’s in order to attend camp? Our camps are open to families across the globe. You do not need to be a student here at St. Michael’s.

What are the dates of the camp: We are thrilled to offer 7 weeks of camp this summer beginning on Monday, June 28th. We encourage families to register early as space will be limited due to restricted pod sizes.

Where can I view a Calendar of all camps this summer?: Click HERE for a printable Summer Fun Camp Calendar 2021

Do I need to sign up for all 7 weeks? Families may sign up for one week or all  seven weeks camps.

What is the cost of camp? The typical weekly rate for our Morning Adventure, Junior Adventure and Sports camps is $275 (early bird discount rate). This rate will be honored as long as payment in full is received by May 1st.  Please note that discounts will automatically be applied at check out. Weekly rates for our specialty enrichment camps vary.

What is the cancellation policy? Camps cancelled with ten days notice or more will be reimbursed, minus a $25 cancellation fee per camp, per camper. Thereafter a 50% fee will be incurred until the Wednesday before camp end of business day (5pm). At that point no reimbursement will be issued. If a child misses a day of camp due to illness or for any other reason we are unable to offer a make-up day.  

How long is camp? This year, to accommodate  required staggered arrival and dismissal times, some camps may start as early as 8:30am. Our Tiny Tots Camp will run from 8:30am – 11:30am. The 3 year old Morning Adventure program will run from 8:45am – 12:45pm. This season, due to increased demand, we will be running two separate groups of camp for the 4 & 5 year old Morning Adventure Program. Group 1 will run from 8:30am – 12:30pm and Group 2 will run from 8:45am – 12:45am with limited space available to add “ChildCare After Camp” until 1:30pm or 2:3opm (see details below). The Junior Adventure and Sports Adventure camp will run from 9am – 1pm with the option to add an extend day (see details below).

Extended Day Options:

Full Day: Available to children entering 1st -4th (excluding Enrichment Camps). We will also be offering a full day until 2:45pm for campers enrolled in our Junior Adventures and Sports Adventure programs. There is a flat fee to add this option for the week- no pro-rating. Full day must be added at time of registration.

ChildCare After Camp option: Available to children enrolled in our Morning Adventures program that are age 4 and 5. Families may choose to add on a 1:30pm dismissal or a 2:30pm dismissal in our childcare after camp program (CAC).  Space is limited. The first dismissal at 1:30pm will be billed at $12/day and the second dismissal at 2:30pm will be billed at $25/day.

What ages can attend camp?: We will offer camp to students as young as 2 years old. Please note that 3 years old campers MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED. In addition, all of our Junior Adventure and Sports Adventure camps are offered to campers entering 1st – 4th grade in the Fall We also offer a variety of Enrichment Camps typically starting for campers entering 1st Grade in the Fall. This year, we are also offering Chess camp for campers entering 1st – 8th grade. See the Enrichment Tab for these camps.

How are age groups broken down? Tiny Tots- 2 year olds, Morning adventures- 3 year old group, 4/5 year old group, Junior Adventures and Sports Adventures- entering 1st – 4th Grade in the Fall. Enrichment Camp groups vary from 1st – 8th grade.

What is the ratio of counselor  to camper/how many campers in each group? For the 3 year old groups, there is limit of 10 campers with two counselors. For the older groups, typically there is a maximum of 15 campers with two counselors (government guidelines will dictate ratios for this summer which we will adhere to).

My child is 2.5 but fully potty trained, can they attend the 3 year old camp? We strictly adhere to our policy in order to maintain ratios and meet regulations for each age group. Our Tiny Tots program is specifically designed to meet the developmental needs our our youngest campers including small counselor to camper ratio therefore only children age 3 that are fully potty trained may join the 3 year old program.

What do I need to pack for my child? Each day, campers should bring a nut-free lunch and snack, bathing suit/towel, sunblock, and filled reusable water bottle (we kindly ask that you LABEL everything as adults will not be permitted entry into the building). Younger children should pack a change of clothes including undergarments and socks. Rash guard/sun shirt, hat are also suggested. Campers age 4 & 5 must bring their own flotation device for the pool. This can be stored in their cubby for the week. Click HERE for a printable checklist of “What to Pack.”

Sun Protection: St. Michael’s Summer Camp is no longer allowed to re-apply sunblock but will give frequent reminders. We will offer shaded areas for campers and require all students to have sunblock fully applied BEFORE arriving at camp. In addition, we strongly encourage campers to bring sunglasses, hats, rash guards/sun shirts every day. They should also bring their own labeled sunblock if they can reapply on their own.

Where can I find the general Summer Camp Policies and Procedures document?  Click HERE for the 2021 Summer Fun Camp Policies and Procedures (updated 6/15/21)

What is St. Michael’s doing to keep our children safe at camp during this pandemic?  We have been working with the entire administrative team, maintenance department and school nurse to create a plan to keep our staff and camp families as safe as possilble. We have provided details on our new medical procedures and enhanced safety protocols. You may view the the most up to date info by clicking on this link: 2021 COVID Guidelines  (updated 6/15/21). 

Below are some general  Arrival/Dismissal procedures that families can expect that are related to COVID Safety Measures.

  • EVERY DAY, prior to camp arrival, families will be required to fill out a digital covid screening form for each child in their family. A link to this platform will be provided prior to the start of each camp session. This will likely require the completion of daily screening questions & the recording a daily temperature check at home PRIOR to arrival at camp. 
  • Families/Caregivers are not permitted to enter the school buildings or grounds.
  • Caregivers AND Campers MUST wear a mask during arrival and dismissal.
  • All Summer Fun Camp campers will get dropped off using the Rhode Island Avenue Entrance (Theater Camp will use Gibbs Ave Entrance).
  • We request that the same person pick up and drop off students each day.
  • Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the same location each day.
  • Signs will be posted and families will be directed to the designated drop off/pick uplocations for each camp.