Health and Safety Requirements
Campers, parents, and staff must follow all Summer at Norwood health and safety protocols while attending camp. Protocols include, but are not limited to, mask wearing protocols, practicing physical distancing, abiding by the Summer at Norwood Community Agreement, and filling out the daily health screening app. Visit the Health and Safety Protocols page for details and to view the Health and Safety Protocols document and the Summer at Norwood Community Agreement.
Payments and Deposits
A non-refundable, $150 deposit per camper/per session is due upon registration for registrations completed before June 1, 2021. An option is also available to pay the balance in full at registration. Camper balances must be paid in full by June 1, 2021 and registrations occurring after June 1, 2021 require full payment at the time of registration. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, e-check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express).
Summer at Norwood has adjusted our cancellation and refund policies in response to the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused. Space is limited and we hope these policies provide the confidence to register early.
Cancellation requests made prior to June 1 will receive a refund, minus the $150 non-refundable deposit (per camper, per session). Refund requests should be submitted in writing via email, fax, or mail (postmarked by May 31) prior to June 1.
In the event that Summer at Norwood needs to cancel a session/program for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such orders from Governor Hogan or public health agencies and officials, or a Norwood School decision, a full refund will be granted to all registered campers of that session/program, including the $150 session deposit.
If Summer at Norwood cancels a session/program after it has begun, or requires a camper to leave camp for COVID-19 related issues (for example, a positive COVID-19 test, multiple COVID-19 symptoms, quarantine due to close exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has multiple COVID-19 symptoms), a pro-rated refund will be granted.
Families who need to cancel their camp enrollment due to COVID-19 health-related reasons should reach out to the Camp Office directly to discuss terms of cancellation, transfers, and refunds.
No refunds will be granted after June 1 for changes due to work or vacation schedules, illnesses (non-COVID-19 related), or any other issues.
Please note that a Maryland state directive from June of 2020 is still in place that does not allow campers who live outside of the state of Maryland to attend camps located in Maryland. Summer at Norwood is fully expecting that this directive will be lifted or amended before our programs begin this summer and therefore, we are allowing campers who live outside of Maryland to register for our 2021 programs. In the unlikely scenario that this restriction remains in place, we will contact affected families to discuss solutions.
The registration for each session and program ends at 8:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the beginning of that session/program. Registration will not be possible during the week leading up to the start of a session/program or after programs have begun.
Minimum and Maximum Enrollment
Required minimum enrollment numbers apply to all programs and classes. Summer at Norwood reserves the right to cancel or combine classes or programs if the minimum number of registrants is not met. Programs also have maximum enrollment numbers. Early registration is always recommended.
Waitlists will be established for any programs that reaches its maximum enrollment. If a space becomes available in the waitlisted program, Summer at Norwood will contact the first camper on the waitlist and families will have 24 hours to respond and accept the open space. After 24 hours, the next family on the waitlist will be contacted.
Enrollment Change Policy
There is a deposit of $150 per camper/per session for each Summer at Norwood program. The balance for all programs is due by June 1, 2021. All deposits are non-refundable and all payments are non-refundable after June 1st. Registrations may be transferred to a different session or program within the same season. A $50 transfer fee applies to each session registration being transferred, in addition to any difference in program fees. Transfers are subject to availability. The deadline for transferring out of a session or program is 8:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the beginning of that session/program.
Summer at Norwood does not pro-rate fees for any programs or classes. Camper cohorts are designed to stay intact throughout the duration of a session for the sake of health and safety. Partial-session registrations will not be permitted.
Please do not send your child to camp if they feel ill. Parents are advised to keep their camper(s) at home if any of the symptoms below are applicable.
Fever 100 degrees F or more
Diarrhea or abdominal cramps
Unidentifiable or contagious rashes
Eye, ear, or throat infections that in inhibit "normal" play
Nausea and/or vomiting
Any known or suspected communicable disease
Any camper with the above signs and symptoms will be directed to our camp nurse, and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately. If a parent/guardian is not available, a phone call will be made to the emergency contact person. If the emergency contact person is not available, the child will be kept comfortable until someone is reached. In case of serious injuries/illnesses (concussions, broken bones, severe cuts, internal trauma, spike in temperature, etc.), "911" will be called, followed by the parent/guardian.
Following an illness, campers will be readmitted to the program when they have no longer exhibited the above symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the aid of medication.
Summer at Norwood is prohibited by law from administering or distributing any medication without a physician's order. In order to distribute medication to your camper, Summer at Norwood must have a completed and signed a Medication Administration Form on file. By law, Medication Administration Forms must be signed by both a guardian and a physician. Medication forms are located in the "Document Center", which can be accessed by clicking the three stacked lines in the top left corner in your online account home screen. Summer at Norwood CANNOT accept telephone permission to administer medication to campers. Summer at Norwood CANNOT accept medical forms from other schools or camps. All medication must be provided in its original container and will be administered by Norwood's camp nurse or a staff member who has completed medication administration training.
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 that contain nuts. Campers will eat outside or in classrooms and will maintain at least six feet of distance between each other while eating. Campers with life threatening allergies must have a completed Allergy Action Plan on file, signed by both a guardian and a physician. If medication is required for a camper's allergy, Summer at Norwood must have a completed and signed a Medication Administration Form on file. Medication and allergy forms are located in the "Document Center", which can be accessed by clicking the three stacked lines in the top left corner in your online account home screen.
Lunch and Snacks
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. Campers can bring their own snack if desired, but Summer at Norwood will provide drinks and individually packaged snacks during the day. Lunches will be kept at room temperature. Refrigeration and/or heating are not available. In the event that a camper forgets their lunch, a call will be placed to the parent and Summer at Norwood will provide an emergency lunch if the parent is unable to bring a lunch to camp. A $5.00 fee will apply for each emergency lunch provided. Campers will eat outside or in classrooms and will maintain at least six feet of distance between each other while eating. If eating indoors, a silent rule will be enforced while masks are not being worn. Campers are not permitted to share food.
Morning carpool begins at 8:30 a.m. All campers may be dropped off at the upper circle. Parents may also park in the parking lot, then walk with their campers to the upper circle. Parents walking their campers to join their classes must wear a mask at all times. Summer at Norwood will not be running a Before Care program for the Summer of 2021. We will continue to evaluate the possibility of offering extended care and will do so if the conditions allow us to safely run Before and After Care.
Campers who arrive after 9:00 a.m. must be escorted to the Summer at Norwood main entrance. A staff member will let the camper in the building and sign them in before walking them to meet their class. This ensures the accuracy of our attendance records.
Afternoon Carpool begins at 3:00 p.m. (Junior Day campers registered for the half-day option will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.). All campers should be picked up at the upper circle, unless otherwise designated. Carpool signs are required and must be displayed when picking up campers. Campers who are not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be subject to a late pickup fee. Summer at Norwood will not be running an After Care program for the Summer of 2021. We will continue to evaluate the possibility of offering extended care and will do so if the conditions allow us to safely run Before and After Care.
Please notify the Summer at Norwood Office via email, phone, or note of any camper who needs to leave camp before their normal dismissal time. The notification should include the date, camper's name, time of dismissal, and the name of the person picking up the camper. Campers leaving early can be picked up from the Summer at Norwood main entrance and must be signed out. There will be no early dismissals after 2:45 p.m.
Authorized Pickup Policy
Carpool signs will be emailed to families prior to the beginning of each session and must be displayed when picking up campers. It is the responsibility of the family to supply a carpool sign to any individuals who are authorized to pick up their camper. Summer at Norwood will not release campers to persons who do not have a carpool sign, or who have not been designated by a parent or guardian as an authorized pick-up person via email, phone, or note. Summer at Norwood reserves the right to require any adult picking up a camper to present a current photo ID. If you have made a last-minute carpool arrangement for the afternoon, please notify the Camp Office before 2:15 p.m. on that day.
Campers are expected to treat each other with dignity, to be polite and courteous to peers and adults alike, to care for all property and grounds, and to help preserve a clean, well maintained, and safe camp environment. Summer at Norwood reserves the right to dismiss anyone from camp who behaves inappropriately. Any camper who exhibits behavior that interferes with instruction and/or teaching, learning, enrichment, or pleasure of other campers and staff, will be dismissed from that program without refund. Repeated or severe violations will forfeit the option of re-enrollment.
All campers must be toilet trained to attend Summer at Norwood. Please see Summer at Norwood's Toilet-Trained Policy and definition. Summer at Norwood reserves the right to dismiss campers who demonstrate that they are not toilet-trained to the standards of the policy.
In the event of any failure or delay in Summer at Norwood's performance resulting from causes beyond our reasonable control and occurring without our fault or negligence, including, without limitation, Acts of God, fire, pandemic, government restrictions, wars, and insurrections, the tuition obligations shall continue, and Summer at Norwood shall not be liable for any such failure or delay in its performance.