FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What COVID protocols will be in place this summer?

    We are 100% committed to the health and safety of our campers and summer camp staff. We will follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. As the pandemic continues to evolve over the next several months, we will update the Health and Safety page with information about summer protocols.

    We look forward to welcoming our campers for another fun, safe summer!
  • What is the Counselor: Camper ratio?

    Depending on the age group and program, the ratio of counselors to campers is between 1:5 and 1:10. Programs will be staffed with a combination of senior counselors, junior counselors, and CITs.

    All of our counselors have experience working with children in educational and/or summer camp programs. CRS Summer programs also have a dedicated on-site nurse. 
  • Will my child be with campers his/her own age?

    In the Nature & STEM program, campers are grouped according to age and will spend most of the day in those age groups. In CRCAP and Summer LaunchPad, campers will be in multi-age groups. Some classes might be specific to an age group or skill level.

    One of the benefits of our programs sharing one campus in the summer is that campers of all ages have a chance to play together, recreating the neighborhood community feel.
  • Do you offer a discount if we sign up for multiple weeks or sessions?

    Yes, we offer multi-week discounts at the thresholds of 4, 6, and 8 weeks, which can be applied across families.
  • Do you offer transportation?

    We offer morning and afternoon bus service on two routes at an additional cost. For more information, contact summer@charlesriverschool.org.
  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes. For more information about financial aid, contact summer@charlesriverschool.org.

    We do offer multi-week discounts at the thresholds of 4, 6, and 8 weeks, which can be applied across families.
  • What should my camper bring or wear?

    Your camper should wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothes and bring a swimsuit when they're signed up to swim. Campers should also always bring a water bottle.

    We provide snacks and lunch, as well as any materials needed for the programs.
  • Do you offer extended day hours?

    Yes, we offer Extended Day for campers from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the additional cost of $32/day.
  • Does the camp have a swimming program?

    Yes, we do! Campers in all of our programs will have the opportunity to use the pool for free swim under the close supervision of a trained lifeguard and camp staff. 
  • My family has been attending CRCAP for generations. Will the program look different this year?

    While we are making exciting changes to our overall summer program offerings, the CRCAP experience will be very similar to the one you remember and love.
  • What if my camper becomes sick or injured at camp?

    There is a full-time summer camp nurse on-site every day. In the event that your child becomes ill or injured, you'll receive a phone call and may be asked to pick up early. 
  • How do pick-up and drop-off work?

    Once you pull onto the main road of campus, you'll be directed by staff to the carpool circle. This is where you'll drop off each morning, and pick up each afternoon. We'll provide name placards to each family and ask that you keep it displayed on your dash during drop-off/pick-up.

    We take pride in being good neighbors. We do ask that all camp families obey all traffic signs and rules, and are courteous when driving in the neighborhood. 
Have more questions? Contact us anytime at summer@charlesriverschool.org.
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.