Frequently Asked Questions

Can I schedule a tour?

Yes. Campus tours may be scheduled year-round by contacting the Summer at Norwood at 301-841-2254 or Come and see our beautiful facility for yourself!

Does Summer at Norwood offer transportation?

Summer at Norwood currently does not offer transportation to and from camp.  Transportation on Norwood busses to field trips and excursions during the camp day is a built-in part of our Outdoor Adventure and Urban Adventure programs and our Free Swim class.

Does Summer at Norwood provide lunch?

Campers should bring their own lunches. With the exception of designated Pizza Fridays, lunch will not be provided. Families will be sent a camp calendar before the beginning of each session that shows the date of each Pizza Friday, when pizza pizza will be available to all campers. We will provide drinks and snacks during the day. Lunches will be kept at room temperature; refrigeration is not available.  

Is Summer at Norwood a nut-free camp?

Summer at Norwood is not a nut-free camp, however, we do our best to accommodate our campers with allergies. All campers are encouraged not to bring foods to camp that contain nuts. During lunch and snack periods, a nut table is designated and any campers who have food items containing nuts are assigned to sit at this table.

Can we request our camper to be with a friend?

Yes. Camp is always fun, but it can be even better if enjoyed with a friend, or group of friends! There is a friend request section in the Summer at Norwood online registration. We will do our best to accommodate friend requests. 

Does Summer at Norwood offer swimming?


Yes!  Summer at Norwood now offers a swimming class called Free Swim in our Combo Camp program.  This class takes campers to Eldwick Pool in one of our Norwood busses for recreational swim activities and is supervised by qualified and experienced staff.  The pool is about a ten minute drive from Norwood's campus.

Does Summer at Norwood provide financial aid?

Yes, financial assistance may be provided to famiilies with demonstrated need.  Contact the Summer at Norwood office for more information.

Is there a nurse on duty?

Yes, Summer at Norwood has a camp nurse on duty at all times during camp hours.  this registered nurse is on hand to tend to any camper medical issues that arise during camp, including tending to minor injuries and illnesses and administering medications to campers who have submitted the proper forms.

What if children need to take medication?

All medication, prescription and non-prescription, will be administered by the camp nurse on duty. Campers that need to take prescribed or over-the-counter medication during the camp day must have a Medication Administration Form completed with a doctor's signature and submitted to Summer at Norwood. Campers with a life threatening allergy should also have an Allergy Action Plan completed with a doctor's signature and submitted to Summer at Norwood.  The Medication Administration Form and Allergy Action Plan can be downloaded from the Already Registered section of the website, under the Camp Forms heading. Summer at Norwood is unable to accept medication forms from schools or other camps.  Campers will not be allowed to carry medication nor administer medication to themselves.

Can teachers administer medication?

All medications are held and administered by our registered nurse on staff. In the event of an emergency or in cases where a physician requires the camper's medication to be with him or her at all times, our teachers and counselors are trained and equipped to medically assist campers.

Does the CIT Program qualify for SSL hours?

Our Counselors-in-Training program provides an excellent learning opportunity for rising 10th graders.  CITs may earn SSL hours specifically for the time they spend assisting in classrooms with younger campers and running those activities, so long as they receive clearance from their school.  Without prior clearance from their school, CITs may not be awarded the SSL hours for time spent with the younger campers.

Summer at Norwood

8821 River Road

Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Phone: 301-841-2254


Norwood School is a coeducational independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  Norwood's child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning.  Learn more at