The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at Summer at Emerson provides an opportunity for Middle and High School students to develop leadership skills in a comfortable atmosphere. Interested students who have completed grades 6-12 will learn what it takes to be a counselor in our summer program and enhance their leadership abilities.
The CIT program is held during the first week of camp from 9:00am – 4:00pm; attendance during this week is mandatory. Please note that there are a limited number of CIT spaces available and only a select number of Junior Counselor spaces available each week.
Students who have participated in the CIT program in the past and would like to return as a Junior Counselor this year complete a separate application; the training week is not required to be repeated.
There is no application fee and if accepted to the CIT program, the $250 camp fee is due by May 1, 2018. The week as a Junior Counselor has no charge from 9am-4pm; child care is available from 8-9am and 4-6pm at $6/hour. The application deadline has passed for 2018; no more applications are being accepted.
Child care is available before and after camp on a drop-in basis each day. Before camp child care runs from 8:00am – 9:00am for $6/day. After camp child care runs from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for $6/hour. There is a strict $4/minute per child late fee for all campers picked up after 6pm. Child care charges are billed to your account and sent via email. If your child arrives before 8:50am or is picked up after 4:10pm, you will be charged for child care.
Campers who are registered for a morning and afternoon camp during the same week eat lunch from 12:00pm – 12:30pm and have recess from 12:30pm – 1:00pm, both supervised by Summer at Emerson Staff. This hour is provided free of charge for full-day campers and may be added for $10/day for our half-day attendees on a drop-in basis; your account will be billed at the end of each week for this time and send via email. If your child attends half-day camp and is picked up after 12:10pm or arrives before 12:50pm, you will be charged for lunch time child care.
Campers must bring their own lunch and drink each day. We do not have lunch service, drinks, or refrigeration available at Summer at Emerson.
Daily snacks with apple juice are provided for each morning and afternoon camp. We will happily find a replacement snack for campers with food allergies but not for finicky eaters. The snack schedule will be posted each week for all campers and parents to see. Typical snacks include: bagels, fruit, animal crackers, pretzels, Cheeze-Its, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc. Campers are always welcome to bring snacks from home.
Half-day camp fees range from $120 – $175, as noted with each camp’s description. Camp fees are not pro-rated for any reason. A non-refundable deposit of $25 per half-day camp plus a one-time registration fee of $15 per camper is required at time of registration. We accept payment through electronic funds transfer, VISA and MasterCard. All balances are due May 1, 2018.
Remaining balances, less deposit, will be refunded for withdrawals made before May 1, 2018. Those who withdraw after this date are responsible for the full fee. Exceptions will only be considered for medical circumstances with a doctor’s note.
Campers who require medication during camp hours must have a completed Medication Authorization Form on file (found in the Document Center online). Prescription medications require a physician’s signature and all medications must be submitted to the Summer Office in their original containers. No camper may be in possession of any medications. Medication will remain in the Summer at Emerson office and dispensed to campers as needed. This includes emergency medication for allergic reactions, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications.
Our goal at Summer at Emerson is for every camper to enjoy his/her experience at camp. If your child has any special considerations or accommodations which may help ease his/her transition into camp, please share this information with us during the registration process or by contacting the Summer Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. This confidential information will only be shared with staff members in direct contact with your child, on an as-needed basis. We strive to get to know each camper and to make him/her comfortable with us; your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.
This is my first year at Emerson and I already love it. By the first day of school I had a ton of friends. At my old school there were some very exclusive groups of people. When I came to Emerson everybody was really friendly.
Sophie E., Emerson Student
1 in 3 Emerson students received a National or Presidential Fitness award during the 2014-2015 school year.