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FAQs

Can I see the camp before registering?

We welcome and encourage you to visit us. Please check our website for Open House dates. You can also arrange a tour by contacting the Director at campdirector@tchs.org or by calling 617-264-1346.

 

How do I register for your program?

Online registration is available and you can register on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2017. To learn more about registering Click Here.  Contact us at 617-264-1335 with any questions.

 

Is financial aid available?

Financial Aid is not available at this time.

 

Does the camp provide transportation?

We offer bus transportation from downtown Boston (Cheers), Brookline and Newton Centre. Based on interest, it is possible we would have other routes available.  The Chestnut Hill School is T-accessible (Chestnut Hill Stop on the Green line D). If you are interested in bus transportation, please contact Tara Hathaway at thathaway@tchs.org.

 

Do you have Early and Extended Day Programs?

Early drop-off is available beginning at 7:45am and extended day is available until 5:45pm for an additional fee. Micro-STEAM and STEAM have extended day until 5:00pm.

 

Do you provide lunch, snacks and/or birthday treats?

The camp provides lunch each Friday. Monday through Thursday campers must bring their own lunch or purchase a lunch from Smart Lunches. Please visit Smart Lunches to learn more.

Friday lunches provided by CHS are always peanut free, and have  kosher, vegetarian and dairy free options. Past lunches have included BBQ, Pizza and Pasta.

When packing your campers lunch, please note that refrigeration and heating are not available; please use an ice pack if necessary. 

The camp provides a morning and afternoon snack for all campers. Snack items include goldfish, graham crackers, pretzels and/or saltines. Water or juice is provided to our lower campers. Families may choose to send in an alternative snack. Intermediate, upper and senior campers should bring one or two beverages to have with snack and/or lunch. Water bottles are strongly encouraged and may be filled up throughout the day.

Please see our nut-free policy below.

Campers who wish to celebrate their birthday at camp will have popsicles with their group at the morning snack. Sorry, outside birthday treats are not permitted.

 

Is the camp nut free?

Please note that our Lower Camp Division (Ages 3-5) is nut-free. All lunches for campers in this division must be free from nut products and are checked daily by staff.

In the Intermediate, Upper and Senior camp divisions, nut products are allowed in lunches. Specific policies and procedures are taught to campers and staff in order to provide both sensitivity and safety to all campers with allergies. Please contact the director at campdirector@tchs.org for more information.

Can my child be in a group with his/her friends?

You are welcome to make friendship requests for your camper. The friend(s) must be in the same age group/grade in order for us to be able to place them together. We can only guarantee one friend, however, we can typically accommodate multiple friends. You may submit your requests during the registration process.

Do lower campers need to be potty trained?

All campers are required to be potty trained in order to participate in our program. Due to local board of health regulations, campers are not permitted to wear pull-ups. Our directors and staff will work with and meet with families as this is sometimes an ongoing process for three year old campers. If you feel your child will not be ready in time for their camp start day, please contact us to discuss options.  We ask that you notify us early as possible.