Before and After Care is available for an additional fee to families who need to drop off early or pick up late. Using the campus’ natural setting, playgrounds, and pool, these times are unscheduled; allowing for a relaxed morning warm-up or afternoon cool-down for campers. There are two supervision groups, one for children in Lower Camp and one for children entering Grade One and above.
The Extended Hours program is in operation from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The program concludes promptly at 6:00 pm. There is a $1 per minute fee for late pick-ups.
Lower Campers are located in the supervision room in McDermott Hall and the playground used exclusively by the Lower Camp groups throughout the day.
Middle and Upper Campers use the amphitheater playground, upper pavilion, Strauss Gym, and classrooms in Rothschild Hall.
Lower Campers continue to use the Lower Camp supervision room and the playground that is used by Lower Camp groups throughout the day.
Middle and Upper Campers begin at the amphitheater playground and the pavilion at the top of the hill. Around 4:30 pm, they move to the pool and adjacent pavilion at the bottom of the hill.
Campers entering grade one and above enjoy an extra free swim during afternoon supervision. In case of inclement weather, campers will remain at the top of the hill or take shelter in the Jamie L. Roberts Athletics Center on the lower campus. Camp staff will be in place to inform you of any change in pick-up location.
- All children departing from afternoon extended hours must be signed out by the pick-up person.
- Parents must inform the camp office in writing to grant permission for someone else to pick up the child.
- Staff are instructed to wait for authorization from the camp office before releasing a child to anyone other than his/her parent.
- This procedure is followed regardless of any delay or inconvenience to the parent.
Lower Camp children are picked up at the top of the hill. Parents must park in the upper lot and walk to McDermott Hall to pick up their child.
Middle and Upper Camp children are picked up at the bottom of the hill by the pool. Parents use a drive-through check-out procedure by the pool pavilion. When a parent arrives, a counselor will escort the camper to the car. Parents can wait in the car during this process.
The afternoon Extended Hours program includes a snack.
Special arrangements must be made with the Camp Nurse if a child needs medication during morning or afternoon extended hours.
During extended hours, phones are not manned. To relay a message, call the Camp Office at 301-576-2818 while camp is in session between 7:00am and 6:00pm. The camp office staff will run messages to extended hours groups when necessary.