Frequently Asked Questions

Is COVID-19 Vaccination Required?

Summer at Norwood requires that all eligible campers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all employees to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations to participate in programming unless they have an approved exemption based on verified medical and religious reasons.  Visitors and parents will be required to attest that they are fully vaccinated before entering Norwood buildings.  See the Health and Safety Protocols page for more information on COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Can I schedule a tour?

At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to provide in-person tours.  We hope to be able to offer tours as we get closer to the start of camp for families who can attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Check back for updates and we hope to welcome families to our beautiful campus soon for in-person tours.

Does Summer at Norwood offer transportation?

Summer at Norwood currently does not offer transportation to and from camp. 

Does Summer at Norwood provide lunch?



Campers should bring their own lunches each day, with the exception of Pizza Fridays. We will provide drinks (juice and milk) and individually packaged snacks during the day. Lunches will be kept at room temperature; refrigeration is not available.  Every Friday is Pizza Friday at Summer at Norwood where we will provide pizza to all campers!

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?

 

No, this summer we will be unable to offer swimming.  We do, however, have water play multiple times each session.  During water play, we'll set up our famous inflatable waterslides and campers will also enjoy water games and other wet activities.  A  calendar will be provided prior to each session so families will know when water play days are taking place.  Campers should bring a bathing suit and towel on designated water play days.

Can I register a camper who does not attend Norwood School during the school year?
Yes, Summer at Norwood welcomes children from the entire community, both Norwood School students and children who attend other schools.
Does Summer at Norwood provide financial aid?

Yes, financial assistance may be provided to families with demonstrated need.  Aid is subject to a seasonal cap and deadline for financial aid applications is April 15.  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 accessed in their Summer at Norwood account in the "Document Center".  Registered families should click on the three stacked lines in the top left corner in their account home screen. Forms can be submitted by directly uploading them into the Summer at Norwood account through the Document Center. 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.

Will Summer at Norwood be offering a CIT Program?

Yes!  Rising 10th grade students who are interested in volunteering as a CIT at Summer at Norwood should fill out a CIT application, which can be found on the Employment page.  CITs are eligible for SSL hours as long as they get pre-approved with their school before the summer begins.

Will Summer at Norwood be offering Before Care or After Care?

Summer at Norwood will offer After Care from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each camp day.  Campers can register for After Care when they register for Summer at Norwood programs.  A daily drop-in option is also available by contacting the Camp Office at least 24 hours in advance.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a Before Care program in 2022.