Summer Program

Cambridge Friends School is offering six weeks of on-site summer programming from July 13 through August 21, 2020 for grades Pre-K through 8. Enrollment is limited to 50 students each week and students will be split into five groups based primarily on age and at the discretion of program staff. Each group will have a maximum of ten students supervised by two teachers per group. 

 

Every week will have its own theme and daily activities will include games, arts and crafts, projects, gardening, brain workouts, and more. Students will spend as much time outside as possible, weather permitting, making use of the field, playground, play garden, bamboo garden, “Martian land,” and the Courtyard. In keeping with the mission of Cambridge Friends School, this program will nurture the whole child and offer space for peer connection and summer learning for our students. Weekly camp sessions will run from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm as follows:

 

Week 1 (July 13 to July 17, 2020): Summer Growth & Gardening

Week 2 (July 20 to July 24, 2020): Culture and Fun Around the World

Week 3 (July 27 to July 31, 2020): Natural Studies

Week 4 (August 3 to August 7, 2020): Wilderness Exploration

Week 5 (August 10 to August 14, 2020) – Endangered Animals and Conservation

Week 6 (August 17 to August 21, 2020) – Summer Fun

 

All students must bring their own lunches from home. The summer program will provide a packaged snack daily. Each student must also bring a personal water bottle each day to be refilled at our fill stations. 

 

Our program will follow guidelines from the local authorities relating to COVID-19 and teachers will be asked to encourage social distancing within groups whenever possible and adhere to the program’s sanitary procedures. The program is open to students entering grades Pre-K through 8 in September 2020.  

 

There is a limited amount of financial aid available. To apply for financial aid or if you have any questions, please contact Kiley Guerrier or Patrick Clapper before completing the online registration.

 

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Week 1: July 13 to July 17

Week 1: July 13 to July 17

Theme: Summer Growth & Gardening

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Week 2: July 20 to July 24

Week 2: July 20 to July 24

Theme: Culture & Fun Around the World

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Week 3: July 27 to July 31

Week 3: July 27 to July 31

Theme: Natural Studies

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Week 4: August 3 to August 7

Week 4: August 3 to August 7

Theme: Wilderness Exploration

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Week 5: August 10 to August 14

Week 5: August 10 to August 14

Theme: Endangered Animals & Conservation

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Week 6: August 17 to August 21

Week 6: August 17 to August 21

Theme: Summer Fun

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Program Information

Policies

Registration

All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and payment in full for each week is due at the time of registration.

 

Refunds

Refunds will be made for all cancellations made four weeks or more before the start of each weekly session.  No refunds will be made for other cancellations. In the event a child becomes ill and is sent home from the program, refunds will be prorated after applying a $75 administrative fee.  Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing via email to either Kiley Guerrier or Patrick Clapper, Summer Program Co-Directors.

 

Wait Lists

Once a camp week has reached its maximum enrollment, a wait list for that specific week will be created. If an opening becomes available, families will be contacted in the order in which they were added to the wait list.

 

Student Health Information

All students must supply Cambridge Friends School with a completed medical form, signed by a physician prior to the first day of their program. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the Program Co-Directors of any special concerns about their child/ren when they register.

 

Health and Safety Protocols

Student health and safety at the CFS Summer Program follows the guidelines issued by the CDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding summer school programming. Students are assigned to groups that are limited to ten students and two adults. Each group is assigned its own classroom space that is used only and exclusively by that group. All activities, programs, meetings, lunch, and snacks will involve students from their assigned group only. Students will have their temperature taken and be asked questions about their health when they arrive each morning and the School will have a nurse on staff. Students will be required to wear face masks when inside the building but not outdoors, and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

 

The teachers of each group will have personal protective equipment (PPE) and First Aid kits with them at all times along with a portable water supply from which students can fill personal water bottles. Transitions in and out of the building and throughout the property will also adhere to social distancing guidelines as the program will make every effort to avoid cross-contamination between student groups. The students will also be with the same adults for the duration of each program week.

 

The school will clean and sanitize classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas every morning prior to student arrival using a “green” sanitation product that is highly effective and dissipates in ten minutes. It is harmless to people, animals, and plants.

 

CFS Food Policy 

CFS is a PEANUT-FREE school, which means that at no time can we have food products containing peanuts or peanut oils on school grounds. We have many children allergic (with a few highly allergic) to peanuts and peanut products. Families may not send in lunch or snack items that contain peanuts. Care must be taken to read labels carefully as many products that one would not expect to, do contain peanuts or peanut oils. If your child has a food allergy, please reach out to Kiley and Patrick directly. All students must bring their own lunches from home. The summer program will provide a packaged snack daily. Each student must also bring a personal water bottle each day to be refilled at our fill stations. If a student does not have lunch for the day, the school nurse has some food available in her office. Students in Pre – K – grade 8 should bring food that does not require heating or hot water. Refrigeration is not available for student lunches or snacks. We are an educational institution and the ways we use food is only as part of our teaching and learning process. The following policies apply to food at school and/or programs outside of the building: 

 

• CFS Summer Program students may not share their own lunch or snack with others

• Students should not bring candy, gum or soda as part of their lunch or snack 

• Birthdays should be celebrated in ways which do not incorporate food, such as with songs, books read, appreciations, etc. Treats from home or provided by teachers should not be part of these celebrations 

• Student achievement should be celebrated and motivated without the use of food. Students should not be given food as a prize, an incentive, etc.

• Food should only be used as part of programming. Some examples: sampling food harvested from the garden, cooking projects that students participate in as part of the curriculum 

Forms

If you qualify for any discount offers or are applying for financial aid, please contact either Kiley Guerrier or Patrick Clapper, Summer Program Co-Directors to ensure space is available and your spot(s) will be held. All other applications should be submitted online.

 

The following forms are required prior to your child/ren attending the Summer Program. Completed forms may be mailed to: Summer Programs, Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA, 02140 or e-mailed to both Kiley Guerrier and Patrick Clapper, Summer Program Co-Directors.

 

Health Certificate

Prescription Medication Consent Form

Additional Medical Form

 

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Summer Program (July 13 through August 21)

New this year, CFS will be offering an on-site Summer Program from July 13 through August 21, 2020 for grades Pre-K through 8! Click here to learn more.