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Summer Programs

Programming for ages 3 to Grade 12

Summer Day Camp, Academy, Nursery: Procedures

and Protocols for Summer 2022

There will be extended care this year for Summer Nursery, Day Camp, and Eco Camp. You will see the options available when you register.

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.

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. 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.
Face Coverings
  • 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. Mask breaks will be provided outdoors.
Social Distancing
  • 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; or who has had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person must stay at home or they will be sent home until cleared to return.
  • Contact tracing if there is exposure: we will be minimizing the number of individuals campers are in contact with via cohorts to allow for clear contact tracking. 
    • 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.

    Summer Academy at Harley

    Summer Academy offers weekly programs and camps for all ages in academics, art, music, dance, robotics, sports, and STEM. Classes include glass flame beadwork, fencing, Lego Mindstorms, movie making, entrepreneurship, 3D printing, creative writing, and cooking. 

    Contact Tammy Roberts, at (585) 442-1770 x1131 for more information.

    Harley Summer Day Camp

    The Harley Summer Day Camp is a small neighborhood day camp for kids Grades K-6, 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.

    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.

    Harley Eco Camp

    Eco Camp, a fun, environmentally-focused day camp! Campers will take advantage of our nature center, natural playground and outdoor classrooms, Micro-farm, Allens Creek, greenhouse, and teaching kitchen. We will incorporate art, science, nature, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, drama, storytelling, music and movement during our adventure-filled days.

    Mixing citizen science, research, hands-on projects, hikes, offsite experiences, and the creation of presentations to share, campers will learn in a fun, varied way.

    The three-week program begins each day with a morning meeting, then breaks into groups according to age. We will explore a common theme each day, reconvening at lunch and the end of the day to create a student-driven “idea share” discussing what was discovered. This model fosters inquiry and reinforces our collective, integrated learning community. (Change of clothes recommended, sneakers, water shoes.)

    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!”

    — Karin Deutsch Karlekar '89

    The Harley School

    1981 Clover Street
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 442-1770

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