Need to Know
Please subscribe to the Journeys Calendar here to see daily trip itineraries.
Trips are subject to change and sometimes do based on weather or other circumstances that may interfere with the success of a scheduled trip.
Journeys campers return to Belmont Day each day after their scheduled trip to be picked up. Most days, they return in time to take part in a free swim period at Belmont Day prior to leaving for the day. Children enrolled in Journeys do not participate in a swimming lesson.
Children participating in a week of Journeys that includes activities on the water need to be able to swim 75-yards (three lengths of the pool) without stopping and without the aid of a floatation device.
Belmont Day provides towels for campers swimming on-site at Belmont Day School. Journeys campers are welcome to take advantage of this service during the afternoon free swim period. However, campers must bring their own towels for activities away from Belmont Day that involve swimming or the water.
Extended day provides a safe, relaxed environment for children to begin and/or end their day. Children will be given the opportunity to do arts and crafts projects, play field and board games, read stories, and play with friends. Families are welcome to sign up for morning, afternoons or both. Our morning care is complimentary. However, in order to ensure the safety of the children participating, we do ask that you sign up so we know how many children to expect and can staff appropriately. There is an additional fee for the afternoon extended day program.
Morning extended day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 8:45 am.
Afternoon extended day begins at 3:45 pm and ends at 5:30 pm.
We are a nut-safe and allergy-prepared facility. Nothing we serve contains nuts or peanuts. We ask that you not include any items containing nuts or peanuts when preparing lunches.
- A frozen treat (popsicle, ice cream sandwich, Italian ice, etc.) for all children at the end of the day
- Afternoon snack and milk or juice for all children staying in afternoon extended day
Lunch: You must pack a lunch for your Journeys camper. Please send your child’s lunch in an insulated bag with an ice pack, if necessary, as refrigeration is not available.
Overnights: Belmont Day provides dinner, breakfast, and one lunch during the days that overnights are scheduled. We ask that you send lunch for the first of the two days of the overnight. If your child has any food allergies, please be sure to note them when completing the health information online. Our nurse reviews all menu items with the Journeys coordinator to be sure that each child has something s/he is able to eat while on the trip.
We ask that you only send food for your child to camp. Please don’t send food for the whole group for any reason.
Health & Wellness
We have a registered nurse on staff at camp. The nurse is scheduled to be here each day that camp is in session to attend to all camp medical needs.
The camp nurse reviews all health records, compiles confidential concern lists for our staff, trains our staff on medical policies and procedures, and sees any camper or staff member that needs medical attention during his/her time at camp. The nurse can also be a resource to you should you have questions or concerns about your child’s health or well-being.
In addition to our nurse, many of our staff are First Aid and CPR certified. Our swim staff are all lifeguard certified which includes First Aid, CPR, and AED certification. There is a lifeguard on the Journeys staff that is responsible for the medical needs of the children while away from camp. If that staff member is out for any reason, we send an equally qualified staff member from Belmont Day to accompany the group. The Journeys group takes a medical kit with them daily that includes, if necessary, medication that needs to be, or may need to be, administered while away from Belmont Day School. Examples of medications that the group would carry daily are EpiPens and inhalers.
We also work with a consulting physician that reviews and updates our standing orders annually and is available by phone to our nurse and camp staff in the event of a medical issue needing her input or expertise.
Group Placement and Friend Requests
There is only one coed group of Journeys campers. All children enrolled in Journeys during a particular week will spend their time together.
Our summer staff is comprised of an administrative team, specialists, swim staff, head counselors, junior counselors and interns. Each person plays an important role. Together we form the team whose highest priorities are the safety, wellbeing and success of your child at camp.
Camp staff members are a group of diverse individuals with an assortment of skills, abilities and experiences. We hire staff members that are team players, patient, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and good communicators with the ability to keep up with school-aged children. Our staff must be interested in being part of a community, able to understand the diverse needs of children, and know how to have fun!
Journeys staff members are all 18+.