How many weeks should I sign my child up for?
While our minimum session length is 2 weeks, it’s typical for families to enroll for an average of 6 or more weeks. Every week at Everwood is different and is sure to engage your camper whether they are 4 or 14. In addition, campers will stay in the same group with the same staff throughout their stay at camp, and campers are only allowed to begin sessions on certain weeks. Thus improving the consistency and opportunity for building relationships with campers and staff, and also of course, minimize your families exposure to a number of different individuals.
How many campers and staff will be in my child's group?
The typical group consists of 15-18 campers depending on age, One “Group Leader” (college-aged or older) and up to two “Counselors” (HS Junior, Senior or older), depending on the age and size of the group. This team of counselors stays with your child’s group/cohort throughout the day and will join forces with our talented team of specialists (program instructors) once they arrive at various activities throughout camp.
With over 250 staff members at Everwood we ensure thorough supervision across all program areas and locations.
What do you do on Rainy Days?
One of the unique features of the Everwood property is the number of buildings we have on campus. We also have several tented/covered spaces. We have plenty of space to keep everyone safe undercover and engaged in creative and diverse programming. We NEVER put everyone in one space and turn on a movie… this is summer camp afterall! Also… always remember…if it’s safe to be outside (no thunder and lightning) we’ll still play in the rain!
Should my child bring a lunch?
Yes! Please pack a peanut and tree nut free lunch for your child Monday- Friday. Lunches stay in our camper’s cubbies, so you may want to pack an ice-pack if necessary. Everwood Day Camp is a peanut and tree-nut friendly facility. This means that all food products that are provided by Everwood are completely peanut and tree nut free. In addition, all families are asked to send their child to Camp with food products that are also peanut and tree-nut free.
Do you provide snacks and drinks?
Yes! We provide a morning and afternoon snacks, and water is available at all times at various water bottle filling stations throughout the property. Please label water-bottles! All our snacks are pre-packaged and individually wrapped, and a list of snacks/ingredients can be shared upon request.
Can my child bring their cell phone or Smart-watch to Camp?
Everwood is SCREEN FREE, and smart phones, smart watches, game consoles etc… are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. This is true for our staff as well as our campers, and we take this VERY seriously. If a staff member uses their smartphone during the camp day they will be terminated immediately. If you feel like your child needs to have a smart device while at camp please reach out to camp directors to discuss a viable alternative.
Are swim lessons offered?
YES! A DAILY Instructional Swim period (based on the American Red Cross Swim levels) is required for campers entering Pre-K through 4th grade. Instructional swim takes place in our teaching pools for Pre-K through 3rd grade in small groups, taught by lifeguard/swim instructors and supported by our camp staff. 4th graders swim instruction periods are at our beautiful lake. For campers entering 5th to 10th grade, instructional swim is optional and campers can select it as an elective. All Everwood Campers, regardless of age, have a daily “Free Swim” and will be assessed when first starting Camp.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be Licensed by the local Board of Health. All parents have the right to review our complete background check, health care, behavior and discipline policy and grievance procedures upon request.