It is with disappointment that we announce the cancellation of all on-site camp programs for summer 2020. This decision was made with abundant caution for the health and wellbeing of our campers, their families, and our staff, and came after a thorough and thoughtful process. In the end, we determined that the inherent nature of what makes camp special cannot safely be delivered at this time due to the lack of broadly available testing and evolving guidelines from health and safety officials. We are working now to create virtual activities for a variety of ages to be run by camp staff.
An adventure trip program, the Journeys program takes children off campus to discover the wonders of our region. Trips will include Roll on America, Kimball Farm, Coco Key Water Park, Boda Borg, Wheeler School ropes courses, Gymja Warrior, rock climbing, bowling, beach trips with activities like sea kayaking, and more!
July 27 to August 21, 2020
Activities for children entering grades 5 to 8
Journeys C1: July 27 to 31
Journeys C2: August 3 to 7
Journeys D1: August 10 to 14
Journeys D2: August 17 to 21
Drop-off: 8:45 to 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 3:45 p.m.
Drop-off: 7:45 a.m.
Pick-up: 5:30 p.m.
August 24 to 28, 2019
Activities for children entering grades 2 to 8
Drop-off: 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m.
Extended Day Available
Pick-up: 5:30 p.m.
Is Journeys right for your child?
Successful participants in our Journeys program are children who want to actively participate in the scheduled Journeys activities including, but not limited to: swimming, sailing, climbing, running, walking, canoeing, riding amusement park rides, and playing sports. Journeys provides an opportunity for children to gain independence and try new things. Participants must be cleared by their health care provider to participate.
Children enrolled in Journeys arrive at Belmont Day each morning, congregate in the gym, and then leave camp on a bus for their daily trip. The group usually returns in time for an afternoon swim in the pool before heading home.
The structure of the day depends on the scheduled trip and is determined by the Journeys coordinator in conjunction with the Journeys staff, camp director, and associate director, and, if applicable, the staff at the site they are visiting. There may be circumstances where children are not directly supervised while on trips with Journeys. In these situations, children are assigned to a group of their peers and asked to check-in at certain intervals with a staff member in a designated location. Asking children to be responsible for themselves and accountable to others are two skills we teach in Journeys.
Journeys campers must participate in the entire week of the program. We do not provide on-site alternative programming for children who cannot or do not wish to participate in one of the scheduled activities. If you need to schedule an appointment during the time that your child is enrolled in Journeys, please do so before 9 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. Otherwise, you will need to keep your child home from camp for the entire day.
Since Journeys campers will spend time on a bus each day, children may bring with them things to do during travel, including electronics, if they wish. Anything that children bring with them is only for use on the bus and is not the responsibility of Belmont Day School or its staff.
If your child is interested in our program but you anticipate s/he will need assistance in participating fully, please contact the director to determine if Belmont Day is the right fit and, if so, how to make your child’s experience successful.
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