Summer Registration

Enrollment for Summer at BB&N is offered exclusively online and all applications will only be accepted electronically. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Camp spaces are limited so please plan accordingly. If you are put on a waitlist for any camp week, we will contact you as soon as a space becomes available for you in camp. Any time before June 1, you will be required to pay a deposit for each camp week and each camper in order to complete your registration. After June 1, you will be required to pay the full tuition for each camp week and each camper in order to complete your registration.

* Please note that are pools are no longer on campus. Campers will travel off-campus twice a week to take advantage of our partner pools at Double Tree (Grades 1-2) or Wellesley Sports Center (Grades 3-9). Please click here and go to the "Pools and Swimming" tab to find out more. 

We have something for everyone. Different Camps for different grades, but fun for all! Mix and Match and create your best summer ever! Online registration begins in January! Dont forget to scroll below the registration buttons for tips and details on registration including Bus Transportation information. 

  • Registration for Summer 2019 will begin in January 8th at noon.
  • Have you checked out all the camps we offer this year and have decided which camps and which weeks you want?
  • Then... Select the pink Registration Button to Register at any time after Opening Day!

 

  • Do you want to check your account balance, make payments, or print tax reports?
  • Do you want to add Options like Extended Day and Early Morning after June 1?
  • Then... Select the blue Account Button to Log onto your account.

Registration Tips

  • A computer is the best device to use to register. Phones and hand held devices make the registration process a bit more challenging. The registration will take several minutes to get comfortable in front of a desk top or a lap top.
  • You will need a head shot of your camper: you will upload this photo right to your camper's profile page. This photo is only used internally so we can get acquainted with your camper even before he/she steps onto campus!
  • You will need to respond to medical information so please have your camper's doctor, dentist, and medical info available before you begin.
  • Please input both parents/guardians on the application even though one may simply be the primary contact for camp. We use both parents' contact information during camp to address the needs of your camper. In addition, if only one parent is listed on the campers' profile, then that is the only person that will be permitted to pick up the camper at the end of the day.
  • NEW: NOW Required in order to complete your registration: You will need to have a current Health Care form to upload onto your camper's profile in order to complete your registration. We understand that camp will be several months away, but having your current campers' Physician Health Care Form will assist our nurse in evaluating your campers' needs before camp begins. As we understand that your camper will likely visit the pediatrician at some point between when you enroll and the start of camp for their annual check up, you will be able to upload a second, more current, Physician Health Form at any time simply by logging back onto your account, removing/deleting the older Health Form, and uploading the newer Health Form. All Camper Physician Forms are due by June 1. Any camper without a current AND approved (by our Camp Nurse) form will not be permitted to attend camp. *International Campers should visit the International website page for more information. 

Checklist

  1. Register: Register online for your desired camp weeks
  2. Medical Form: Did you upload your camper's most recent Physician Health Form?? You will be required to upload this form before you will be able to complete your registration!! Click here to see details on our "Summer Important Information" page and the tab entitled "Medical Forms and Info".
  3. Financial Aid: Are you applying for Financial Aid? Did you submit your application along with the required tax documents? Deadline is 1 April. 
  4. Pay Balance: June 1: Final payments are due for all camp weeks.
  5. Options: Are you interested in purchasing Options like Early Morning and/or Extended Day? You can add these options onto your existing camp weeks any time after 1 June by "logging onto your account" and adding Options

Tuition

Deposit: When registering before June 1, your registration must be accompanied by a deposit of $50 per camper per week that will be applied towards your camper's tuition. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be applied to each week in which your camper is enrolled and cannot be refunded or applied to any other camp week, camp program, or camp balance at any other time. After June 1, your registration must be accompanied by the full tuition payment per camper and per week.

Final payment is due by June 1 of the camp year unless otherwise noted. Simply log onto your existing account by clicking on the blue button Account button to make payments at any time.Full payment, including all balances, are due by June 1 of the camp year for all programs unless otherwise noted. Simply log onto your existing account by clicking on the blue Account button to make payments at any time.

Any campers accepted after June 1 will be required to pay in full at time of registration. This includes waitlisted campers that are required to submit payment immediately upon notification of enrollment in camp. Balances not paid in full by June 1 may result in the removal of registered camp weeks with a loss in all deposits made.

Late Fees: We expect our families to pick up in a timely manner each day with the knowledge that traffic, parking, and unforeseen circumstances can, and will, be a factor for all families each day.

  • From Regular 3:30 Dismissal: Any camper not picked up from their counselor/group by 3:30 will be considered late. By 3:45, all late campers will be placed in the care of our Extended Day Program. Families late in picking up their camper will be charged the Extended Day Daily rate regardless of the amount of time the child spends in our Extended Day program.
  • From Extended Day: Any camper not picked up from the Extended Day program promptly by 5:30 will be considered late. At 5:45, all late campers 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.

Deposits, Payments & Refunds for Camp Weeks

The following pertains to the purchase of Camp Weeks. For information regarding Bus Transportation please refer to the "Bus Transportation Program" tab. 

Deposits: Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable once a camper is registered. If a change to your schedule is required, you may do so by contacting the camp office. We will modify your camp weeks on your account but you will not be refunded the deposit fees.

Before June 1: Payments, minus any Deposits ($50 per camp week per child), ARE refundable prior to 1 June. Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 June to request a change to their account and receive a refund of monies paid (minus the $50 registration fee per camp per child).

After June 1: Payments of any kind (deposits and/or Tuition payments and/or Option payments), are NOT Refundable after 1 June. Although not refundable, Tuition is transferrable to another camp week or another child under your account should another program be available in the same camp year. Please contact the Summer Camp Office via email at summer@bbns.org with details as to the changes you would like to make to your account. Please remember, the deposit amount will not be refunded or transferred to any new camp weeks and the family will be required to pay any difference in order to secure a new camp week. There will be no refunds if the transferred camp week is less than the original payment for the original camp week. Option payments are not refundable or transferrable at any time.

Switching Camp Weeks: After June 1 of the camp year, Tuition payments are non-refundable but are now transferrable. We will allow payments to be switched from one camp week to another assuming availability in the same family account. The Deposits ($50 per camp week per child) remains non-refundable and non-transferrable. As a result, switching weeks will require a family to pay additionally to confirm a switch in camp weeks even if the camp weeks are equal in price. That said, there will be no refunds for any difference in payment that would be gained from such a change. Therefore, switching to a less expense camp week, will NOT result in a refund to the family and may, in fact, still require additional payment from the family. Switching camp weeks is permitted within the same family. Switching camp weeks is not permitted to any camper outside of the registered family account. Camp families must contact the Camp Office to switch camp weeks via email at summer@bbns.org with complete information regarding the requested change (child name, family name, name of camp week no longer needed, name of camp week requested). This change cannot be accomplished online by the family.

Dropping Camp Weeks: After June 1 of the camp year, Tuition payments are non-refundable but are now transferrable. We now allow Tuition payments made to a dropped camp week to be used within a families account for the purchase of additional camp weeks or options for any child within the family during the current summer. The Deposit ($50 per camp week, per camper) remains non-refundable and non-transferrable. As a result, dropping camp weeks will result in a credit in the family account minus the $50 Deposit. There will be no refunds for any payments made after 1 June. Any credit in a families' account is not transferrable to any other family or camper outside of the registered family account or to any other camp year. Camp families must contact the Camp Office to drop camp weeks via email at summer@bbns.org with complete information regarding the requested change (child name, family name, name of camp week no longer needed). This change cannot be accomplished online by the family.

Withdrawals: Withdrawals or changes for any reason, including but not limited to: change of family plans, failure to attend, broken or cast limbs, injury, illness, incomplete attendance, or dismissal by the Camp Director, are non-refundable. BB&N reserves the right to dismiss a camper, without tuition refund, when his/her behavior interferes with the rights or safety of others, or the proper functioning of a group or activity.

Early Morning & Extended Day: Early Morning and Extended Day Options are NOT refundable or transferrable at any time. Please wait until you have confirmed your schedule before registering for any Options as these Options will not be refundable or transferrable if left unused. You may wait until the day/week needed to register and pay for Early Morning and Extended Day Options. We will not run out of room in any of these programs.

Bus Transportation Program: Please select the "Bus Transportation Program" tab above for details relating to bus deposits, payments and refunds. 

International Campers

Welcome International Campers! We are very excited your children will be joining us this summer. We have campers representing over 32 different countries from all over the world: Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, and more!

Summer @ BB&N does not operate as an immersion camp and as such international campers must be able to communicate effectively with our staff in English in order to participate in any of our summer programs. Campers must be able to fully integrate into our programs, follow directions, understand expectations and advocate for themselves as needed and as age appropriate.  

  • While complete fluency is not required participate in any of our Classic Camps, complete fluency IS required to participate in our Specialty Camps and our LIT Programs.
  • We will be reaching out via skype or video conferencing to ensure that all international families and campers are prepared for camp and have the ability to communicate with our staff. As safety is our top priority, we will require all campers be able to communicate with us with ease.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to help you!!!

Top 10 Reasons Why International Families Choose Summer @ BB&N:

1. Location: Located right in the center of Cambridge Massachusetts we are a short walk to Harvard and MIT . We are on the Charles River and overlook the city of Boston with all the history, entertainment, and excitement that it offers.

2. Experience: Buckingham Browne & Nichols is coeducational day school in Cambridge with its origins dating back to 1883. Our Summer Camp followed in 1949 providing us over 60 years of day camp experience to date.

3. Staff: Our staff is comprised of educators, specialists, and skilled caretakers as well as mature college and high school students. Each Camp Group is led by a Senior Counselor who is generally an experienced school teacher by trade.

4. Flexibility: We offer camp experiences by the week. Register for only one week or register for any combination of more weeks...the choice is yours!

5. Prices: They are the lowest around for a similar experience from an independent school in the Boston area. Check it out!

6. Choices: We have our Classic Summer Camp, but we also have Sports Camps (Sports Academy), Specialty Camps (Technology, Film, STEAM, Chess, etc)... so that there is something for everyone in your family.

7. Food: OK, our campers and families LOVE our lunch program. Snacks and lunch are provided free each day, so no need to pack any extra food for your camper, we promise to keep them well fed and hydrated throughout the day.

8. Facility: Our camps utilize our newly renovated Renaissance Hall in the Main School building, our state-of-the-art Nicholas Athletic Center (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.

9. Consistency: We are lucky to welcome back the same Head Staff almost every year and to see so many of our camp families return to us year after year.

10. Change: As much as we like the way things are, we are constantly improving our facilities, our programs, and our offerings. With more new families joining us every year, change is good.... really good!!

What to Expect

Because we know you want to know more ... Many international campers arrive on their first day of camp not knowing a single word of English. Some campers arrive jet lagged having just arrived in our country the night before. There are generally some tears in the beginning, but we take special care to ensure that all of these children become acclimated to their camp environment.

While some of our Counselors can speak in different languages, we have found that most international families request that our counselors speak only English to their children while they are at camp. We have found that our international campers pick up quite a bit of our language and customs by the end of their first camp week.

We keep campers very busy with over 16 activities that we rotate throughout their camp week including 2 swim activities. By the second day of camp almost all children are smiling and ready for another fun day of camp. We cannot promise that your child will learn to improve their English while they are with us, but we can promise that they will make some new friends, enjoy some yummy American food, and have fun just being a kid no matter what country they call home.

Tips for Registering

Payment: please have your credit card ready when registering. For your protection, the system will "time out" or end if there is inactivity during registration more than 10 minutes. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide aid to international families at this time due to the required submission of a US Tax Return.

Medical Emergency Information:

  • Our international families are required to to have medical and health insurance for their students while here at our camp. This may be done at any time prior to your campers arrival at camp but this information must be input on your campers online account before he/she arrives at camp and in time for our camp nurse to review all medical information by June 1 of the camp year.

Emergency Contact Persons:

  • Please input only US emergency contact persons.
  • If you registering with a group, please use the group contact name and information as the contact person #1.
  • You must list at least one emergency contact person in the US.
  • If you do not have US phone numbers available just yet, you will have to wait to register until you have this information.
  • Once here in the states, we strongly encourage you to invest in a Pay-As-You-Go Cell Phone so that we can reach out to you as needed with regard to your camper.
  • As soon as you have access to additional US cell phone (or a local US phone contact) numbers, you MUST update your account with the US phone numbers so we can contact you during your students stay at our camp.
  • IF a family does not have a US phone number or a US contact number, your student will NOT be permitted to attend our camp!

Child Grade Level

We group campers according to school grade when they come to our camp. Generally our grade system follows the correlates to the child's age as follows:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 4 years old. Your child must be 4 years old to attend our camp.
  • Kindergarten: 5 years old
  • 1st Grade: 6 years old
  • 2nd Grade: 7 years old
  • 3rd Grade: 8 years old
  • 4th Grade: 9 years old
  • 5th Grade: 10 years old
  • 6th Grade: 11 years old
  • 7th Grade: 12 years old
  • 8th Grade: 13 years old
  • 9th Grade: 14 years old

Immunization Requirements

Compliance with the Massachusetts regulations for immunizations is required to attend our camp (provided below). 

  • For children younger than age 5:
    • DTaP- 4 doses
    • Polio/IPV- 3 doses
    • Hepatitis B- 3 doses or evidence of immunity
    • Hib- 1-4 doses
    • MMR- 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday) or evidence of immunity
    • Varicella- 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday) or evidence of immunity
  • For children older than age 5 and younger than age 12
    • DTaP- 5 doses (4 are only acceptable if the 4th dose was given on or after 4th birthday)
    • Polio/IPV- 4 doses (3 are acceptable if the 3rd dose was given on or after 4th birthday)
    • Hepatitis B- 3 doses
    • MMR- 2 doses or evidence of immunity
    • Varicella- 2 doses or evidence of immunity
  • For children age 12 and older
    • TDaP- booster
    • Polio/IPV- 4 doses (3 are acceptable if the 3rd dose was given on or after 4th birthday)
    • Hepatitis B- 3 doses
    • MMR- 2 doses or evidence of immunity
    • Varicella- 2 doses or evidence of immunity

* If your child is scheduled for a physical exam during the summer months, please let the camp nurse know so she can make a note on your child's profile.

* If your child has a history of varicella/chickenpox disease, please have the licensed professional document this information for our records.

Immunization Records

Immunization records are required for all campers. These records must be in English. If your records are in another language you must have them translated to English and signed by a Physician. The following form is REQUIRED to be completed in English and signed by a medical professional: Click here for a Physician Health Form. Alternate forms will not be accepted. Campers are not allowed to attend camp without all medical forms completed, submitted AND approved by our Camp Nurse. Please note, new requirements are in place with regard to immunizations for children, including measles vaccines. Your Physician Health form should comply with all state and federal requirements currently in place or you child will not be permitted to attend our camp.

Please review the "Policies" tab and the "Registration Information" tab on this website and in particular the information under regarding any Medical direction. I have taken the liberty of copying 2 pieces of medical information as it relates to all campers:

Where to Stay: Hotels and Accommodations

Where to Stay: Please note that BB&N does not have a business relationship with any of the businesses noted herein. Our only interest is in providing our camp families with addtional information to assist them in their stay here in Massachusetts.

Hotels: There are many hotels to choose from in the Cambridge area. Some ideas are as follows when thinking about hotels for the summer.

    • Cambridge and Boston hotels will certainly provide you with very easy access to the site, but will also likely come with a higher price tag. Hotel listings in Cambridge
    • Neighboring Towns: Waltham, Watertown, Arlington, Belmont. Although our camp is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our neighboring towns may prove to have lower priced accommodations than the Boston and Cambridge options. If you will have a car, these towns might prove to be a great option for you and your family.

Home Rental: Short term home rentals may also be an option for you. Here is a link to a website that has just that: www.sabbaticalhomes.com. The search was on Cambridge but you can also search Boston and the neighboring towns already mentioned.

Things to do and see around Boston/Cambridge:

Help Us Share Your Experience!

  • Did you find a great hotel?
  • Did you have a great experience with a rental car company?
  • Did you take a great tour or excursion?

Share with us your experiences and we will share them with our other International families. We are getting more and more families from other countries every year and we want to make it the best experience for all of you so let us know the best and the worst of your experience and we will try to improve our communications to all of you each year. You can email our Camp Office at any time to share your experience for other families at Summer@BBNS.org

Policies

All of the following policies are presented when when you register your camper online. Acceptance of these policies is required to complete your online registration.

  • Deposit: I understand that the weekly deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Tuition: Tuition minus the deposit IS transferrable to another camp week or another child under your account should another program be available in the same camp year. That said, the deposit amount will not be refunded or transferred to any new camp weeks and the family will be required to pay any difference in order to secure a new camp week.
  • Before 1 June: Tuition (minus the weekly deposits) is refundable.
  • After 1 June: Tuition is NOT refundable but is transferrable. The deposit ($50 per camp week per child) remains non-refundable and non-transferrable. Families may drop camp weeks and the tuition (minus the deposits) will be added as a credit to the families account to be used for the purchase of additional camp weeks or options for any child within the family during the current summer.
  • Options: Options are NOT refundable or transferrable at any time. The purchase of Early Morning or Extended Day Options will not be refundable or transferrable if left unused. Camper attendance at early morning or extended day programs will result in the parent/guardian account being charged the corresponding fees/rates.
  • Payment: I agree to pay all charges and fees for all programs by June 1 and understand that failure to do so will result in a forfeit of enrollment and deposit. All registrations received after June 1 require immediate full payment.
  • Late Pick up: I understand that families late in picking up their children from camp at regular dismissal time will be charged the Extended Day Daily rate regardless of the amount of time the child spends in our Extended Day program. I also understand that any camper not picked up from the Extended Day program promptly by 5:30 will be charged an additional Extended Day Daily rate that day. Repeated or extreme lateness may result in the loss o f any future participation in the Extended Day Program for that family.
  • Withdrawal: I understand that after June 1 BB&N will not refund funds for a camper who withdraws for any reason, including but not limited to: change of family plans, failure to attend, broken or cast limbs, injury, illness, incomplete attendance or dismissal.
  • Dismissal: The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper, without tuition refund, when his or her behavior interferes with the rights or safety of others, the proper functioning of the group or activity, violations of the camp’s principles of conduct, or if any additional support needs are not disclosed and brought to the Director’s attention at the time of registration.
  • Medical Forms: I understand a completed Health History Physician’s Form (current within 12 months) must be returned to the Camp Office by June 1. My camper may not attend Camp until the properly completed form has been received AND approved by our Camp Nurse. Submission on the day of camper attendance does not guarantee the camper's ability to attend camp.
  • Medical Issues: 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 prevent them from traveling off-site.
  • Bullying: BB&N does not tolerate bullying at any time. The Camp Director will manage and address all bullying situations during the summer per the BB&N Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan. Please note that the Summer Camp Director shall represent the interests of the "Campus Director" where noted in this Plan.
  • Participation: I grant permission for my child to participate in all BB&N summer programs including, but not limited to: activities, events, transportation, early morning and extended day with the understanding that Camp leadership will be provided.
  • Release: I hereby agree, on behalf of my child, myself, and our respective heirs and assigns, release BB&N and all if its officers, agents, trustees and employees from all claims, liability, loss, damage, and expense which may in any way arise form my child’s participation in the BB&N summer programs. This includes without limitation, all claims which my child his/her parents or guardians and our respective heirs and assigns, may have personal injuries to other persons which are caused by my child or to my child of any kind or nature which may be caused by any act or omission of BB&N or any of its officers, trustees, agents, or employees. This release shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Principles of Conduct

At Summer @ BB&N we require our campers, our camp families as well as all those that step foot on our campus to abide by our Principles of Conduct:

Honestas Litterae Comitas: Honor Scholarship Kindness

  • We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.
  • We value kindness and compassion among all members of our community.
  • We value the importance of helping campers develop keen ethical standards in their behavior, habits of thought, and decision-making.
  • We value a vibrant, healthy, and safe community where engagement and risk-taking promote lifelong learning.

Bus Transportation Program

Bus Transportation to and from Camp!Yup... you asked for it.. and we got it for you.. Bus transportation to and from camp each day and each week that camp is in session!  Our own busses, our own drivers.. safety and convenience all rolled up into one Camp Transportation Program! 

We are scheduling 4 bus routes to run each camp week to and from camp each day. The busses will be following the routes noted below both to and from camp. The bus will begin its first pick up at 8:00am with all campers delivered to campus by 9:00am. At the end of the day, our staff will get your campers safely on the bus with an estimated departure time of 3:15pm with the last campers dropped off by 4:30pm. As each camp week is unique with regard to roster, more detailed timing of bus departures and arrivals will be provided closer to the start of camp. 

Please note, the bus schedule is subject to change and will only run if there are at least 12 families interested in a particular bus route. We will make every effort to accommodate all campers and may alter the routes to ensure coverage for all campers needing transportation should any one route be cancelled on any given week. In addition, we will take every effort to minimize time spent on the bus by eliminating stops if no campers are registered for those stops. In other words, we got you. We will be flexible and accommodating to ensure this first year of our Bus Transportation Program is successful for you and your family. 

In order to provide more flexibility for our families, we are offering one way options as well as a round trip option at a discount. The price for the bus is as follows noting slightly less expensive on the short week (Week 2, holiday week)

  • $40 per camper per camp week for one way TO camp ($34 during week 2)
  • $40 per camper per camp week for one way FROM camp ($34 during week 2)
  • $75 per camper per camp week for ROUND TRIP, both to and from camp ($64 during week 2)

Bus Routes and Stops

  • Beacon Hill Route
    • Columbus Ave at Chandler Street
    • PF Chang’s – Stuart St.
    • Hampshire House (84 Beacon St.)
    • Beacon & Exeter St. Intersection                      
  • Concord to Belmont Route
    • Concord - Main Library (Parking Lot)
    • Lexington – Mabee Pool Parking lot – Worthen Road
    • Belmont Library             
  • Forest Hills Route
    • Forest Hills T-Station (Garage Drop Off/Pick up Area)
    • Brookline - 99 Harvard Street, Walgreens
    • Brookline - Harvard at Beals St.    
  • Stoneham Route
    • Stoneham - Stop & Shop Parking Lot/Mobile Station
    • Winchester – McCall Middle School
    • Medford - Rotary at Mystic Parkway and High St.                

BB&N Reserves the right to change routes and stops for any reason. Routes and times will be finalized prior to June 1, 2019. Regardless, we will be flexible and accommodating to ensure this first year of our Bus Transportation Program is successful for you and your family. 

Deposit, Payments, Refunds

Deposit: No additional deposit (beyond your camp week deposits) is required to register for our Transportation Program. Once you enroll in our bus program you have a guaranteed space on the bus you have selected as long as final payment is received by 1 May. We anticipate a lot of interest in this Transportation Program and encourage families to enroll in the program as soon as they are confident in their needs. 

Payment: Payment is due in full by 1 May for any bus transportation enrollments. IF a family has enrolled but has not paid in full by 1 May, we will not be able to confirm a space on the bus selected. As a result, the family will be un-enrolled from the Transportation Program without refund. In order to secure a refund, Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 May to request a change to their account. 

Before May 1: Payments for bus transportation made before 1 May ARE refundable. Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 May to request a change to their account and receive a refund of monies paid for the bus program in their entirety.

  • Switching Bus Routes: We offer 4 Bus Routes (Beacon Hill, Concord, Forest Hills and Stoneham). Up until 1 May, the enrollment on one of these bus routes IS changeable as long as there is space on the preferred/new bus route.  After May 1, no changes can be made to your enrolled bus route as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the busses and rosters in time for the start of camp. 
  • Switching Bus Stops: We offer at least 3 stops on each of the 4 bus routes. Up until 1 May selection of your specific bus stop IS changeable. After May 1, no changes can be made to your enrolled bus stop as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the busses and rosters in time for the start of camp. 

May 1 to June 1: Bus transportation payments are NOT refundable but ARE transferable from 1 May to 1 June. For all the options listed below, Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email to request a change to their account before 1 June. 

  • Transferrable: If a change to your schedule is required, you may do so by contacting the camp office. We will modify your bus enrollments on your account but will not be able to refund any fees paid. We WILL be able to transfer your bus enrollment payment to a camper "friend or family" interested in the bus program. Transfer will be on the same bus route the donating family originally enrolled. If the accepting family would rather choose a different bus route they may do so IF there is space available on the desired route. Unfortunately due the number of campers we serve, our Camp Office cannot be involved in matching families for this purpose.
  • Donations: Up until 1 June... Should you not have use for your bus program enrollment you may opt to donate your bus enrollment to a financial aid family. Our financial aid program only provides support for camp weeks purchases and does not provide support for transportation expenses. Camp families interested in donating their enrollment and associated fees, will need to contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 June to request a donation to our Financial Aid program.  The donating Camp family will consequently be un-enrolled in the bus program and our staff will connect with our financial aid families to offer your bus enrollment to them. Donation will be to the same bus route the donating family originally enrolled. If the accepting family would rather choose a different bus route they may do so IF there is space available on the desired route.

After June 1: Unfortunately, after June 1, no changes to bus enrollments, routes, or stops can be made as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the bus routes and rosters in time for the start of camp.

Partnership

BB&Ns Transportation Program is a partnership between the School, students, and parents. The goal of that partnership is to provide safe and efficient transport for students to and from BB&N. To that end, the participants in the partnership agree to undertake the following responsibilities. Failure to uphold these responsibilities will result in the following:
  • First offense – Parents will be contacted - 1-3 day suspension from our Transportation Program­
  • Second offense – 3-5-day suspension from our Transportation Program
  • Third offense – Possible expulsion from our Transportation Program and/or expulsion from any future camp weeks of the summer

The decision of BB&N in this regard will be final.  No refunds will be made as a result of this decision.  For the purposes of this agreement, a bus is defined as any vehicle operated by the School that transports children.

Responsibilities: Campers

Camper Responsibilities

  1. To follow all directions given by the bus driver, and to understand that the driver is in full charge of the bus and of all students riding on the bus at all times.
  2. To respect the rights and privileges of others.
  3. To behave appropriately at all times – no yelling, use of profane language, smoking, roughhousing or fighting.
  4. To arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled stop and cooperate in keeping the bus on schedule.
  5. To take a seat immediately upon entering the bus and remain in that seat at all times while the bus is in motion.
  6. To wear seatbelt at all times in vehicles that are equipped with seatbelts.
  7. To remain on the bus until it reaches BB&N or the student’s designated bus stop.
  8. To refrain from drinking or eating on the bus.
  9. To keep the aisle, stairwell, and doors clear of legs, arms, bags, lunch boxes and any other objects at all times.
  10. To keep all body parts inside the bus.
  11. To not tamper with the emergency doors, windows, vents or any other part of the bus.
  12. To not throw any items inside or out of the bus.
  13. To treat the bus with respect and take responsibility for any damage done to the bus.

Responsibilities: Driver

Driver Responsibilities

  1. To drive in a safe and responsible manner in keeping with state and federal laws.
  2. To conform to the approved bus routes and not deviate from the established route or schedule and make every effort to arrive at the bus stop at the designated time.
  3. To wait until all students are seated before starting the bus in motion.
  4. To ensure that the bus is kept clean and free of debris and to report any mechanical issues immediately to the Director of Transportation.
  5. To walk the aisles after every bus run to verify that the bus is clear of passengers and baggage.
  6. To report any behavior or discipline issues immediately.

Responsibilities: BB&N

BB&N Responsibilities

  1. To provide safe and reliable transportation to BB&N.
  2. To designate drop-off and pick-up locations that are safe, well-lit, and that provide adequate room for students and parents to wait for the bus.
  3. To ensure that the bus arrives at the designated stops on schedule as traffic allows.
  4. To require bus drivers to conform to the approved bus routes and not deviate from the established schedule.
  5. To communicate any changes in schedule or service to parents as soon as possible.
  6. To respond to reports of behavior or discipline issues.

Early Morning & Extended Day

Early Morning 7:30-8:30am

Early Morning: Is located in the Main School Building. Signs will direct families to the Early Morning private entrance on the side of the Main School Building. This program runs from 7:30am to 8:30am with a light breakfast snacks offered daily. Any child dropped off at camp prior to the regular start of camp (8:30) will be supervised in the Early Morning program and the family charged the appropriate fees. Early morning option purchases are offered only on a daily basis. Please note, that same day registration and/or drop off without registering ahead of time will result in the higher same day fees as noted below.

Extended Day 3:30-5:30pm

Extended Day:  Located in the Main School Building. Signs will direct families to the Extended Day private entrance on the side of the Main School Building for pick up. This program runs from 3:30 - 5:30pm with a snack offered daily. The Extended Day program ends promptly at 5:30. All campers must be picked up by 5:30 or be charged a late fee equal to the Extended Day Rate for every half hour, (or fraction thereof), for each camper that is picked up after 5:30. Extended Day option purchases are offered only on a daily basis. Please note, that same day registration and/or drop off without registering ahead of time will result in the higher same day fees as noted below. Please note that we will not be offering Extended Day on the last Friday of Camp in Week 8 (Aug 16)

Early Morning and Extended Day are "Options" available for purchase on or after 1 June. We will not run out of space in these programs. There is no limitation on the number of campers permitted to enroll in Early Morning or Extended Day so there is no need to register and/or pay for these options prior to 1 June or before your plans/schedules are confirmed.

  • Available for purchase on June 1: Once you register for your camp weeks you can add "Options" to your account such as Early Morning and Extended Day. Please note that you will not be able to order these options until after 1 June. Simply log onto your existing account by clicking on the blue Account button to add Options to your camp weeks any time after 1 June.
  • Refunds: Your ARE required to pre-register for these options before your child is scheduled to attend any of these options. Please ensure your plans are firm prior to registering for these options as there are no refunds or exchanges if unused. These Options are non-refundable AND non-transferrable to any other day/option/item/camper at any time.
  • Financial Aid : Although we offer financial aid for tuition of camp weeks, we do not currently offer aid for the purchase of Early Morning or Extended Day.
  • Pricing:
    • Early Morning: 7:30 - 8:30 AM, daily: 
      • $12 per day: Regular Fee: Registration required by 7am on the day needed
      • $14 per day: Late Registration: Registering after 7am the day needed or not pre-registering will result in a higher charge 
    • Extended Day: 3:30 - 5:30 PM, daily: 
      • $24 per day: Regular Fee: Registration required by 12pm on the day needed.
      • $26 per day: Late Registration Fee: registering after 12pm on the day needed or not pre-registering will result in a higher charge

*NOTE: Extended Day will NOT be offered on the last Friday of Camp in Week 8.

Financial Assistance

BB&N is proud to offer financial assistance to all of our summer programs up to a maximum of four camp weeks for any one camper per summer. Financial Aid is granted based on family income level using Federal guidelines to determine need.

We have 3 ways to receive aid this year!

Current BB&N Student

We are pleased to be able to support to our current BB&N students during the summer months as well. If your camper is a current BBN student that also receives aid for tuition at BB&N (the school) we will match your school aid percent amount and apply it to your camp account:

  • Register online here at BB&N and make sure to select that you are applying for aid via "BB&N Student Awards".
  • You will be required to pay the $50 deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
  • On April 1, BBN Summer will provide our BBN School Financial Aid Office with the list of Aid applicants based on your registration.
  • CCA will contact you to request supporting documentation as necessary.
  • BB&N may contact you for more information as necessary.
  • BB&N will evaluate, make a determination, and notify BBN Camp Office of the status of your request for assistance. 
  • If the BBN Financial Aid Office has provided an award to your family, they will coordinate with us here at Summer Camp directly to ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously. 
  • BBN Summer Camp will notify your family either way via email once a determination has been made regarding your request for assistance. 
  • BB&N contact: Summer@bbns.org

 

Watertown Resident

We are pleased to begin our first year working with the City of Watertown to provide scholarships to families in-need from the city of Watertown to attend Summer @ BB&N.

  • Register online here at BB&N and make sure to select that you are applying for aid via the "City of Watertown".
  • You will be required to pay the $50 deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
  • On April 1, BBN will Contact the City of Watertown with the list of Aid applicants based on your registration.
  • The City of Watertown will contact you to request supporting documentation as necessary.
  • Once the City of Watertown receives your documentation, they will evaluate, make a determination, and notify BBN of the status of your request for assistance. 
  • If  an award is provided to your family, the City of Watertown will coordinate with us here at BBN directly to ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously. 
  • BBN will notify your family either way via email once a determination has been made regarding your request for assistance. 
  • City of Watertown contact: Peter Centola via email: pcentola@watertown-ma.gov 

Any and All Campers

BB&N provides assistance to children from all over the United States to attend Summer @ BB&N regardless of the school they attend.

  • Register online here at BB&N and make sure to select that you are applying for aid via "BB&N"
  • You will be required to pay the $50 deposit per camper and per camp week to reserve your space in camp.
  • On April 1, BBN will contact you to request supporting documentation as necessary.
  • Once we receive your documentation, we will evaluate and make a determination.
  • If  an award has provided to your family, we will ensure that your aid is applied to your account expeditiously. 
  • BBN will notify your family either way via email once a determination has been made regarding your request for assistance. 
  • BBN contact email: summer@bbns.org

Regardless of the way you decide to apply for assistance, please be sure to take note of the following important information:

  • Families will not be awarded aid from more than one organization. Please apply to only ONE organization/process as noted above. We here at BBN will manage the process to ensure that each family is represented with equity and consistency regardless of the route chosen for application. 
  • We strongly encourage you to submit your aid requests as soon as possible and before 1 May. Applicants should understand that aid is provided on a first come first served basis and as such, the earlier you apply the better. 
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide aid to international families at this time due to the required submission of a US Tax Return for evaluations. 
  • We will notify all applicants prior to the start of camp of any aid awards.
  • Aid families will have until June 1 to pay for the camp weeks needed or request to have their camp weeks removed. If award is provided after May 15, Aid families will have 2 weeks to pay for the camp weeks needed.
  • If the award is not what a family had anticipated, each family has 2 weeks from time of award email or until the morning of the first day of their child's camp, whichever comes first, to request removal of any, part, or all, of the camp weeks they have registered with no penalty. IF the family notifies the Camp Office in writing with a request for removal from camp weeks within the above mentioned time period, a refund of the deposit will be made in full. IF the family fails to notify the Camp Office on writing of a request for removal from camp within the specified time period noted above, the deposit will not be returned, refunded, or transferred.
  • Financial Aid and Options: Although we offer financial aid for tuition of camp weeks, we do not currently offer aid for the purchase of Early Morning or Extended Day Options.

Government Shutdown Assistance

* Not to worry.. I know that getting your life back on track may take some time.. so although the shutdown is over, I will continue to keep this offer open to anyone (government, civilian, contractor, private or independent worker) that is affected.

For all of our families that are affected by the government shutdown, I have waived the deposit requirement for your enrollments this summer. Please feel free to register at any time with zero dollars required to hold your space at camp. Simply enroll up to the payment page and make no payment. Instead, log out and contact our Camp Office via email at summer@bbns.org with the camp weeks you would like and we will complete your enrollment. After June 1, I will work with you to arrange for a personal payment plan that works for your family.  Thank you for your service. 

Colleen O'Connor, daughter to a Naval Officer, sister to a Naval Officer and a National Guard Pilot, and a former DoD employee for Naval Air Systems Command

 

 

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