Programming for ages 3 to Grade 12
Harley Summer Programs begin July 6. Spaces are limited. Enroll now!
Guided by Harley’s Health Advisory Board and current guidance from state and local government, our staff has dedicated time to understanding health implications of the coronavirus as relates to our summer programming. You can find details of our procedures and protocols below.
Please review this information carefully. Contact Tammy Roberts with any questions.
Summer Day Camp, Academy, Nursery: Procedures
and Protocols for Summer 2020
There will be NO extended care this year; however, to help out busy parents we are extending the camp day from 8am-4pm. There will be no extra charge to you. For pick-up before 4:00pm, please coordinate via phone ahead of time. Nursery families are welcome to pick up at 3:00pm after rest.
Students attending Summer Academy this year will not have the option to join Day Camp because individual camp cohorts need to remain together and separated from the others.
Day Camp and Summer Nursery will run from 7/6-8/21 and Summer Academy will run from 7/6-8/28.
Parents are not allowed in the building: Drop off/pick up for Day Camp will be at the main entrance to the school. Summer Nursery will pick up/drop off at the Lower School entrance. Summer Academy will pick up and drop off in the upper traffic circle outside of Beckerman. One car will drop off/pick up at a time. We know this will take longer, but it’s worth it to be safer.
Camp groups will be limited in size. The cohort group will be no larger than ten, plus staff. They will work with the same staff and remain with the same children all week. Once the week starts, campers will remain with that cohort; there will be no switching groups.
Day Camp and Summer Nursery lunch will not be served community-style; a bag lunch will be provided by our kitchen staff. Campers will not be eating together in the cafeteria. Instead, they will remain with their cohort eating outdoors or, in inclement weather, they will eat in their designated rooms. Summer Academy students who are participating in both AM and PM programs will eat lunch outside with a member of staff, in the courtyard.
Every camper will need to have their parent/guardian fill out a health screening from home before camp each day. The form will come via email. You will be checked-in daily at drop off.
Camp/Academy staff will undergo additional training, including: playground safety training, OSHA on sanitation/PPE, and Yale Med School “How to Limit the Spread of Covid.”
Every Monday morning, each cohort will have a meeting covering proper hygiene and “keeping germs to ourselves.”
Personal toys and equipment need to stay home. Shared objects will be cleaned at the end of every session and there will be bags of supplies for each student to use for the week.
Note: As state and local guidelines for camp are released, we may need to update our protocols.
- Personal practices will be enforced, such as: frequent handwashing, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, covering coughs and sneezes, not touching one’s face, minimizing the sharing of physical objects at school, etc.
- We will be limiting the number of students at one time in bathrooms/changing areas.
- We will be increasing the frequency of cleaning, using appropriate sanitizing methods. Bathrooms and heavy traffic spaces will have their own specific cleaning protocols. In addition to our maintenance and cleaning staff, each summer staff member and volunteer will be trained in our cleaning protocols.
- Campers must perform hand hygiene immediately upon entering the program; additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed in common areas and classrooms.
- All staff members will use face coverings when interacting with campers, whenever they cannot maintain 6’ distance from other adults, and whenever they are inside our building.
- All campers need to bring a face covering with them each day. We ask that face coverings be laundered regularly.
- Medical grade masks are not required, cloth face coverings are acceptable.
- Cloth face covering construction/wearing should comply with CDC guidance: “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.”
- Face coverings are NOT required for children who are not yet in Kindergarten. However, there are instances when they may be required to utilize them such as the nurse’s office or in hallways.
- Older campers will wear face coverings as is feasible; although we may require face coverings indoors, depending upon the situation.
- When campers are outdoors and can maintain social distancing, they will not be required to wear face coverings. Our goal is to have our campers outdoors and socially distant as much as possible this season and we are renting several large tents to help facilitate this.
- Maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
- Being outside whenever possible. We are adding tents to allow for even more outside time while offering sun protection
- Limiting the number of people allowed in the school building
- Utilization of cohort groups
- Staying home for those who are unwell
Symptom Tracking and Contact Tracing
- We will require daily tracking of the prominent COVID-19 symptoms through an online form before the camp day begins. You will be checked in at drop off
- Per CDC guidance, anyone exhibiting any symptoms must stay at home or will be sent home until cleared to return.
- Contact tracing if there is exposure: we will be minimizing the number of individuals campers who are in contact via cohorts to allow for clear contact tracking.
- Campers should also stay at home if others with whom they live exhibit the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.
If a person who has been at camp is confirmed (or suspected) to be infected with COVID-19, Harley must be informed in order to contact persons who may have been exposed.
Info about Summer Academy offerings
Summer Academy classes are listed by week. Typically, AM camps run from 9-12 and PM camps run from 12:30- 3pm. Exceptions are noted in the descriptions.
Summer Nursery Program for 3-Year-Olds
An extension of Harley’s school-year Nursery program, the Summer Nursery session is specifically designed for three-year-olds. The program is designed to foster exploration in nature and is primarily spent outdoors. Our experienced faculty guide children through a program that cultivates curiosity and builds confidence, creating a positive foundation for learning. Your child must turn 4 by December 1, but does not need to be enrolled at Harley to attend the Summer Nursery program.
Contact Summer Nursery Director, Terry Smith, at (585) 442-1770 for more information.
Harley Summer Day Camp
The Harley Summer Day Camp is a small neighborhood day camp for kids ages 4 to 12, with a low counselor-to-camper ratio. Our veteran staff is friendly and caring. Campers enjoy an active, entertaining—and FUN—summer experience, where they make friends, learn new skills, and take home some lifelong memories.
Located at The Harley School in Brighton, we have outstanding air-conditioned facilities, an indoor pool, onsite medical staff, and lunch and snacks are included. Early drop off and extended day are available, as are tennis lessons through Empire Tennis Academy at Harley.
Contact Day Camp Director, Sarah Murphy, at (585) 442-1770 for more information.
Summer Academy at Harley
Summer Academy offers weekly programs and camps for all ages in academics, art, music, dance, language, robotics, sports, STEM, and Driver’s Education. Classes include glass flame beadwork, fencing, Lego Mindstorms, movie making, entrepreneurship, 3D printing, creative writing and cooking. Check out the brochure for the full listing and class descriptions.
Contact Summer Academy Director, Amanda Edelhart, at (585) 442-1770 for more information.
In Their Own Words
“Harley offers great options for kids ages 4-Grade 11 during the summer. Our children attend every year while we’re in town visiting family and they love it!”
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