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Summer Camp

Please note: registration for Weeks 9, 10, and 11 of summer camp are almost full.  If you are interested in registering for those weeks, please email [email protected] to confirm availability prior to submitting registration and payment. Thank you! 

Camp Explorations registration opens March 1st! 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 guest speakers 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 17th, 2019. 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.  

DailyCome and join Chestnut Hill Academy for a day or two. This option is great for parents needing care for single day use during the week or for a limited time during the summer. This is also ideal for Back-Up Care users wanting single days. This multi-age program coincides with the same weekly themes and focuses on art, science, engineering, and exploration within those themes. 

Focused Kindergarten Camp: This is a new experience that we have added for our incoming Kindergarten students. This camp will be offered during Week 1 (June 17-21), and Week 10 (August 19-23).  In addition to enjoying the theme 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 9:00-4:00. with a 15 minute grace period either side. You have the option to sign up for the whole week, or individual days. Extended Day is available every camp day from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Campers must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. or 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
Extended Day ($0 for School’s Out! program) - $60 (weekly)

Extended Day - $20 (hourly)

Lunch Fees - $4.50 (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 http://www.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.
 
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 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 our CHA Lunch Order Form 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 are mandatory for all campers, others depend on your child’s circumstances.
  • Lunch costs $4.50 per meal. Please use our CHA Lunch Order Form 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 

  • Please complete the CHA Camp Registration Form.
  • If you are an incoming CHA family and you did not submit your registration forms yet, you will need to either complete your CHA registration forms before your child starts camp, or complete all the forms in the ‘CHA Health Forms Required for Campers’ section at the bottom of this page.
  • The Registration Fee of $50, Daily Camp fee of $85, and Weekly Camp Fee of $400 will be billed in arrears via ACH.
  • Lunch costs $4.50 per meal. Please use our CHA Lunch Order Form to select the lunches your child requires. Lunch fees will be billed in arrears via ACH.
  • Extended Day fees are $20/hour or $60/week for extended day, to be billed in arrears via ACH.

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 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 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
    • Daily Camp Fee of $85 per day
    • Weekly Camp Fee of $400 per week
    • Lunch fees should also be paid in advance. Lunch costs $4.50 per meal. Please use our CHA Lunch Order Form here to select the lunches your child requires. 
    • Extended day fees are $20/hour or $60/week for extended day, to be paid in advance.

CHA Health Forms Required for Campers

Immunization Form - required by all campers* 

Sunscreen and Insect Repellant - required by BUCA & Schools Out!, 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 - required by families using BUCA and Schools Out! benefits.

*Already on file for enrolled CHA students.