Summer Camp

Our summer camp program will be occurring on-site and in-person this year, with many enhanced health and safety protocols.  You can find more information on our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and resources here.  Reservations for camp can be submitted through our website below, as well as through our Back-Up Care Advantage System for Back-Up Care and School’s Out reservations.  We look forward to welcoming your child to our program!  

Welcome to Camp Explorations! Whether you are a returning camper or new to Camp Explorations, this summer will be sure to deliver a rewarding experience. Each day, campers (ages 5-12) explore the world around them through varying themed experiences.  Activities, workshops, and daily outside time all help ignite curiosity and the explorer in each of us. Our camp program is staffed by seasoned childcare professionals that create a positive environment for growth throughout the summer. CHA families will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on enrollment (not including the registration fee or Extended Day) for registration forms submitted by May 14th, 2021. Early Bird Discount does not apply to the School’sOUT! and Back Up Care Systems. 

Which option is right for me?   

Weekly: Summer fun for the whole week! When registering, select the week-long option which includes multi-age themed activities that vary each week. The weekly option is best for recurring campers and those wanting the full summer camp experience at Chestnut Hill Academy. Back-Up Care and Microsoft School’s Out! benefits can be applied to full week registrations.  

Daily: This option is only available for Back-Up Care users wanting individual days. Activities are related to weekly themes and focuses on art, science, engineering, and exploration and daily campers will be grouped separately from our other campers. 

Focused Kindergarten Camp: This is a week long camp for our incoming Kindergarten students. This camp will be offered during Week 10 (August 23rd-27th).  In addition to enjoying the theme-based activities occurring all week long, our new CHA students will have dedicated time to get thoroughly acquainted with our school routines and norms.   

Camp Hours: Camp is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 4:00, and we recommend allowing time in the morning for drop-off, health screening, and pick-up routines. Campers can be dropped off from 8:45 onwards, and must be picked up by 4:15 unless you sign up for our Extended Day package or are using School’s Out and BUCA benefits, in which case you can drop off at 8:00 and pick up at 5:00. After 5:00 a late pick-up fee of $10/minute will be incurred. 

Cancellation Policies: Enrollment changes for Weekly and Daily Camp must be made at least one full week in advance, in writing (email acceptable). If you need to cancel a camp registration for any reason, please notify CHA as soon as possible at [email protected].  Registrants will be charged for the full week/day of camp if less than 1 weeks’ notice of cancellation is given, or if child is enrolled but registrant does not attend camp.

Late Sign-Up Fee: Sign-ups must be made 24 hours in advance, in order to avoid the $50 late sign-up fee. Please notify CHA of new sign-ups within 24 hours notice at [email protected]

Camp Costs:
Summer Camp Registration Fee - $50
Daily Camp Rate - $85
Weekly Camp Rate - $400
Weekly Camp Rate for School’s Out - $400
Weekly Extended Day Package - $60
Lunch Fees - $4.50 (if ordered in advance)

Camp Lunches: Our cafeteria makes delicious, well-balanced lunches for an additional charge of $4.50 per meal. Lunches must be ordered in advance at chestnuthillacademy.com/lunches. If you’re using Microsoft School’s Out! benefits, there is no charge, but we still need you to place an order. Please note that CHA is a Nut Safe School and this policy applies during the summer. Products containing nuts will be disposed of and an alternative may be provided.  This summer, in line with our enhanced health and safety protocols, campers will eat lunch in their designated classroom.  If campers are bringing a home lunch, it should be a “ready-to-eat” item that does not require any additional preparation or warming. 
 
What should my child bring to camp? Your camper will have a personal locker in which they can store the belongings they bring each day. A backpack or bag is recommended along with a labeled water bottle. We advise sending your camper with a rain jacket or extra layer each day. Younger students will want to bring a spare change of clothes in case of accidents. Hypoallergenic sunscreen will be provided for your child’s use at camp; if you choose to supply your own sunscreen, please make sure it is in the original bottle and the permission slip for that sunscreen is completed. Extra sun protection like a hat and sunglasses are optional. Closed-toe shoes are recommended most days, but sandals are acceptable if they have a backstrap. No flip flops, please.

How do I register?

Using School’s Out! Benefit (Microsoft families) 

  • Please log into the Bright Horizons back-up care website here to register and make reservations. To use the Schools Out! Program please select ‘Make a Reservation’ then select ‘Special Program’ on step 1 to display the Schools Out! Chestnut Hill Academy option. You can also go to ‘My Benefits’ then the Special Programs section and select ‘Make a reservation’ from the Chestnut Hill Academy option there. If you have any issues registering or making a reservation, please call 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737) for assistance. 
  • Please pay the Summer Camp Registration fee at the CHA store here
  • Please complete the Informed Consent form, and all the required health forms listed at the bottom of this page. Immunization records and COVID-19 Informed Consent are mandatory for all campers, others depend on your child’s circumstances.
  • No fees are collected directly by the school for camp, lunch, or childcare.
  • Lunch is provided free of charge, but please use the Camp Explorations Order Form you will find here to select the lunches your child requires.

Using Back-Up Care Benefit 

  • To use camp through your employer’s Back-Up Care benefit, please log into the Bright Horizons back-up care website here to register and make reservations. When making a reservation, on step 3 select Chestnut Hill Academy as your first choice for care. If you have any issues registering or making a reservation, please call 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737) for assistance.
  • Please complete the Informed Consent form, and all the required health forms listed at the bottom of this page. Immunization records and COVID-19 Informed Consent are mandatory for all campers, others depend on your child’s circumstances.
  • Lunch costs $4.50 per meal. Please use the Camp Explorations Order Form you will find here to select the lunches your child requires. If your child is enrolled at CHA this will be collected via ACH, if your child is not enrolled in CHA you should pay for the total number of lunches ordered via credit card here.
  • No other fees are collected directly by the school for registration, camp, or childcare.

Current / Incoming CHA Family Not Using Benefits 

Non-CHA Family Not Using Benefits

  • Please complete the CHA Camp Registration Form. Please keep the confirmation email you receive as you will need the link it contains if you wish to make alterations to your registration.
  • Please complete the forms in the ‘CHA Health Forms Required for Campers’ section at the bottom of this page, before your child attends camp. Immunization records and COVID-19 Informed Consent are mandatory for all campers, others depend on your child’s circumstances.
  • Please pay the following fees using your credit card here, before your child attends camp:
    • One-time Registration Fee of $50
    • Weekly Camp Fee of $400 per week
    • Lunch fees should also be paid in advance. Lunch costs $4.50 per meal. Please use the Camp Explorations Order Form you will find here to select the lunches your child requires. 

CHA Health Forms Required for Campers

COVID-19 Informed Consent and Acknowledgement - required by all campers

Immunization Form - required by all campers* 

Sunscreen and Insect Repellant - only required by BUCA & Schools Out!; it is included in CHA Camp Registration Form for everyone else. 

Asthma Health Care Plan required along with Administration of Medication Form if your child has asthma.*

Allergy Health Care Plan required along with Administration of Medication Form if your child has allergies.*

Administration of Medication Form - required if your child has asthma or allergies that require medication. One form per medication please.*

Individual Health Plan and an Administration of Medication Form - required if your child has a medical condition or illness (other than asthma or allergies) that requires medication. One form per medication please.*

Informed Consent -  only required by families using BUCA and Schools Out! benefits.

*Already on file for enrolled CHA students.