Summer Camps

Each Camp Division has multiple camp week choices. All camps are co-ed unless otherwise noted. Camps are open to all children in the Boston Metro area and around the world. In fact, most of our campers join us from other schools and other communities and with a significant number of campers representing over 32 countries. Please see the descriptions of each camp for grade level requirements as well as details for each by clicking the appropriate photo below

Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday.

Location: BB&N Upper School Campus, 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge MA




What to Bring: Campers play regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. Bathing suits are recommended for all camps. Classic campers will swim and Specialty and Sports campers may have an option to do slip and slide fun during the week. We leave our bathing suits at camp all week so no need to remember to bring them back and forth each day. We provide towels here at camp so no need to bring your own!

Cell Phone Policy: With an interest in allowing all of our campers to be fully engaged in the camp experience, we recommend that cell phones be left at home if possible As we understand the importance of connecting to home, if a you feel your camper must bring his/her cell phone to camp, please note that Group Counselors will hold all phones until the completion of the day or as determined necessary for each camper. Thank you for helping us maintain a cell phone free camp environment for all campers. As always, the camp office is available at any time to make calls to home as needed.

Lunch/Food: We offer a full service dining hall for lunches and snacks included with the price of camp. Full service hot and cold buffet lunch every day. Lunch consists of a salad bar, fruit, juices, milks, pasta bar, sandwich bar, and a hot entree of the day each and every day! As our younger campers require more assistance, our counselor serve campers off a modified buffet just for them. Lunch is all you can eat!

Options: Both Early Morning and Extended Day Options are available to all campers

Important Dates

Here is a short list of dates to keep in mind for Summer 2016. Click on the links for more information.

Drop Off, Pick Up, & Parking

Summer @ BB&N is located at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School at our Upper School Campus at 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Drop Off and Pick Up details for Early Morning (7:30 AM) and Extended Day (5:30 PM) are as follows: All Early Morning and Extended Day campers should be dropped off and picked up at the ATHLETIC CENTER!

Drop Off and Pick Up details are as follows for Regular drop off (8:30 AM) and Regular pick up (3:30 PM).

Drop Off: Drop off any time between 8:30 AM and 8:50 AM as detailed below. Our first activity begins at 9:00 AM so we ask that all campers be in their homerooms by 8:50 AM. Drop off before 8:30 AM is not permitted unless the camper is participating in our Early Morning program (pre-registration is required and includes a fee).

Pick Up: Pick up any time between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM as detailed below. Our last activity ends at 3:10 PM so we ask that if you need to pick up your camper prior to 3:15 PM that you contact our Camp Office to make the required arrangements. Pick up after 3:30 PM is considered late. Campers still not picked up after 3:45 PM will be brought to our Extended Day program. Parents will be charged the appropriate fee for this service regardless of the time that parents pick up.

ALL CAMP WEEKS:

Pre K, K, and Grades 1 and 2: Parents are required to park in the designated lot and walk in with their camper to their classroom as well as pick up campers up in this same classroom. No live drop off or pick up is available for this age group. Please park only in the MAIN SCHOOL LOT at 80 Gerry’s Landing Road by entering via the far parking lot entrance as the lot is a one-way loop. The Pre K and K groups will be in the community room, which is a left after entering the main doors. Counselors will be available at the school entrance to guide families to their child's classroom.

Grades 3-4 and all Specialty Campers (CIT, Chess, Film, STEAM, Drones, and BIY Tech) Parents in this group are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Live Drop-off and the Live Pick-up Line at the MAIN SCHOOL BUILDING at 80 Gerry’s Landing Road. For Live Drop-off or Live Pick-up please enter the first driveway in front of the main building (right before the traffic light) on 80 Gerry’s Landing Road. Children must enter/exit the car immediately as parking in this area or idling will not be permitted. At drop off, counselors will be available to escort your child to their group and classroom at drop off. At pick up, counselors will direct children to their family car and ensure their safe entrance into their car. Should you have a need to park, please park only in the MAIN school lot at 80 Gerry’s Landing Road by entering via the far parking lot entrance as the lot is a one-way loop. If you choose to park you must escort your child into the main entrance of the building.

Grades 5-7, and all Sports Camps: Parents in this group are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Live Drop-off and the Live Pick-up Line at the ATHLETIC CENTER. There will be NO parking at the Athletic Center Parking Lot at any time. Should you have a need to park, please park only in the MAIN school lot at 80 Gerry’s Landing Road by entering via the far parking lot entrance as the lot is a one-way loop. After parking, please walk back up to the Athletic Center to either drop off or pick up your child.

SIBLINGS: In order to assist those families dropping off and/or picking up multiple children at our camp this summer, a single live drop off and pick up location should be used for siblings in grades 3-9. Siblings should be dropped off and/or picked up at the drop off and/or pick up location of the youngest child as detailed above.

For example: If you have a 2nd grader and a 6th grader: you will drop off and pick up both children at the 2nd grader's location detailed above (The Main School Building). Counselors will be available to ensure your children are directed to their appropriate building and class room.

** Please note, if one of your children is in Pre-K, K, grade 1 or 2, you must park in the lot as detailed above to drop off or pick up as live pick up and drop off lines are not available for this age group.

Late Pick-Up from Regular 3:30 PM Dismissal: Any camper not picked up from their counselor/group by 3:30 PM will be considered late. By 3:45 PM, all late children will be brought to the camp office and families will be charged the Extended Day Daily rate and placed in the care of our Extended Day Program. Families late in picking up their children will be charged the Extended Day Daily rate regardless of the amount of time the child spends in our Extended Day program.

Late Pick-Up from Extended Day: Any camper not picked up from the Extended Day program promptly by 5:30 PM will be considered late. At 5:45 PM, all late children will be brought to the camp office and families will be charged an additional Extended Day Daily rate for that day. Repeated or extreme lateness may result in the loss of any future participation in the Extended Day Program for that family.

Facilities

Summer @ BB&N is located at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Camp Weeks 1-8 including all Specialty Camps and all Sports Camps are hosted at our Upper School Campus at 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138.

BB&N is proud to offer a healthy balance of creative and recreational activities throughout our amazing campus facilities. Our camps utilize our newly renovated Renaissance Hall in the Main School building, our state-of-the-art Nicholas Athletic Center (generally including 2 tennis courts, an exercise room, a wrestling room, and indoor crew tank, and a double gymnasium), several natural and turf athletic fields, two indoor pools built just for our summer camp, and a fully stocked BB&N boat house right across the street from our campus on the Charles River. Come check us out and see all we have to offer your camper!

Medical

PLEASE NOTE: CAMPERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and TRIPS/EXCURSIONS:

As it pertains to off-site trips or excursions, in particular with Senior Camp trips, campers with medical needs beyond the scope of our off-site programs, may be required to stay on campus with direct access to our Camp Nurse. The Camp Director reserves the right to determine the daily program for campers with medical needs that may prevent them from traveling off-site. All decisions will be based on the health and welfare of each individual camper and their unique medical needs.

Also: Please note, that our campus is a dog friendly campus with our faculty and staff permitted to bring their dogs on campus. Camp families should understand that any sensitivities to dogs should be taken into account prior to registering for our camp. That said, we do not encourage our camp families to bring their own pets on our campus due to the lack of familiarity with each pet's history and background.

Required from ALL campers: Physician Health Form must be uploaded prior to any camper attending their first day of camp:

What is the Physician Health Form? This is your child's medical record form as obtained from his/her doctor that details his/her immunization record.

  • Families residing in the US: Physicians prefer to use their own Health forms for their patients rather than use a school or camp specific form. As a result, we do not provide a form for you to download. Please simply ask your Physician for a copy of his/her form.
  • International Families: Please download the Form located under the "International Camper" tab under "Immunizations".

Important info regarding the Physician Health Forms:

  • If you are a BB&N Student, you must still provide the Summer Camp with a copy of your child's Physician Health Form as we do not access school records for our summer camp.
  • Student physical exams are valid for one year from the date of the previous exam. It is required that an updated physical exam form be submitted at the time of the annual exam in order for the student to continue participation in Summer @ BB&N.
  • Immunization records must be up to date: Please click here to download a PDF that describes immunization requirements for all students attending Summer @ BB&N for this coming camp year.
  • New information regarding Measels: Please click here to download the latest information on measles.
  • Information regarding Bacterial Meningococcal Disease as it pertains to summer camp.
  • Please upload a copy of the camper's "Physician Health Form" to your online Camper Dashboard prior to June 1 of your camp year. If you have difficulty uploading your camper's forms you may send the form via Fax: 877-411-7781 but our preference would be for all families to upload documents onto their online account.

Medication requiring a prescription? If your child requires ANY* prescription medication during their stay at camp (this includes Epi Pens and Inhalers). This form is available on your online Camper Dashboard to download or you can Download it here. This form must be completed before your child's attendance at camp. Please note that the Medication Order Form is required to be signed by a doctor, nurse, or a licensed prescriber. Once signatures are obtained, you can upload this document to your

online Camper Dashboard.

* Please note: medication refers to all prescription medication

Medication NOT requiring a prescription? If your child requires ANY* non-prescription medication during their stay at camp, please be sure to fill out the appropriate questions on the online registration form when registering for summer camp.

* Please note: non-prescription medication refers to all over-the-counter medication, including all cough and cold remedies.

Inhaler? If your child will require the use of an Albuterol Inhaler at camp, a Medication Order Form must be completed. This form is available on your online Camper Dashboard to download or you can Download it here. This form must be completed before your child's attendance at camp. Please note that the Medication Order Form is required to be signed by a doctor, nurse, or a licensed prescriber. Once signatures are obtained, you can upload this document to your online Camper Dashboard.

Epi Pen? We will need TWO Epi pens at camp on the first day of camp for each child that requires an Epi Pen. If your child will require the use of an epi pen at camp, a Medication Order Form must be completed. This form is available on your online Camper Dashboard to download or available below via the links. This form must be completed before your child's attendance at camp. Please note that the Medication Order Form is required to be signed by a doctor, nurse, or a licensed prescriber. Once signatures are obtained, you can upload this document to your online Camper Dashboard.

In addition, the appropriate Allergy Action Plan (regular or junior) as provided below must also be completed. These forms are also available via download on your online Camper Dashboard. Please complete these forms in their entirety and upload them onto online Camper Dashboard
account at least two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Seizures: If your camper is prone to seizures for any reason please download the following form and complete it and then upload it back onto your online Camper Dashboard.

Sunscreen: All campers should come to camp with sunscreen and bug spray already applied at home. We will not provide a second application of sunscreen or bug spray unless you have supplied us with the lotion/sprays and appropriate directions. All lotions/sprays from home should be marked with the camper's first and last name. Please note: bug repellent containing DEET in concentrations of 30% or less is recommended for protection from insects.

Our fabulous Nursing Staff:

To contact our camp nurse, please use the following direct email address: summernurse@bbns.org


Food

A variety of hot and cold lunches are prepared each day by BB&N's dining service staff for all camp weeks. All food is included as part of the camp tuition for all camp programs. Please note, that only cold lunches will be served during off campus travel and trips. In addition, campers will receive a daily snack, with juice or milk. We always have three different cold water stations set up for easy access for all campers at any time to re-hydrate throughout the day. We have always been a peanut/nut-aware campus. We do not serve peanut butter but do have sun butter.

Reminder to all parents and campers: In order to ensure the safety of all our campers and their varied allergies and sensitivities, no outside food is permitted on campus. We have plenty of snack and lunch choices for even the pickiest of eaters. An exception to this rule, is if your child has a food sensitivity or allergy and requires specialized food from home. In this case, special food from home must be given directly to your child's counselor who will ensure your camper's food is brought to the BB&N Kitchen each morning to be refrigerated if needed. This food from home will be provide back to your child's counselor at snack and/or lunch times.

Reminder: We do not cook, re-heat, or otherwise "prepare" your camper's food from home. Food from home will simply be provided to the camper at their designated snack and/or lunch times in the same manner to which they were provided to us.

Regarding Allergy Concerns
Please notify the camp nurse or camp Director of any food allergies your child suffers from prior to the start of the summer camp. Due to the demands of our kitchen staff and our ever growing camp, individual visits to the kitchen or to our Food Service Manger (Keith Jones) can no longer take place without first meeting with the Summer Camp Director. Should a meeting with Keith be necessary, the Summer Camp Director will arrange a meeting for all parties concerned.

You are welcome to complete an “ALLERGY ALERT” form for our records. Forms are available at the nurse’s office.

The dining center serves all “nut-free” snacks. The kitchen does not use any “nut oils” in their cooking. We do not use peanut butter any longer. We now use Sun Butter in its place. Precautions are taken for all food production.

The dining center office has copies of ingredients for snacks and lunch foods if parents wish to check on safety of foods served.

As noted above, if your child has a food sensitivity or allergy and requires specialized food from home, all food must be brought immediately to your child's camp counselor to each morning. No food from home will be permitted to stay with your child/camper during the camp day.




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