Camp Overview

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Camp Hours, Including Our Extended Day Option

  • Half-Day Explorers Option, ages 3-9
    Mon–Fri 9 am–1 pm
     
  • All Full-Day Camps, ages 5-9
    Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm, unless otherwise indicated
     
  • Extended Day Options, ages 5 and older
    Mornings: Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am
    Afternoons: Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm
    Cost $10/hr

Payment Options

  • Payment can be made by credit card or by secure bank withdrawal
  • We require a deposit at the time of registration  
  • Final payment is due by June 1 
     

Facilities

Tower’s indoor facilities include:

  • art studios
  • woodshop
  • classrooms
  • technology labs
  • gymnasium
  • music rooms
  • performing arts center
  • science labs

The outdoor campus includes:

  • swimming pool
  • organically maintained grass field
  • wetlands, plus easy access to a pond, trails, and woods


Summer at Tower Staff

  • Counselors, teachers and staff members are selected for their experience and enthusiasm in working with children. Summer at Tower maintains an intentionally high ratio of faculty and staff to campers.
     
  • Junior Counselors and C.I.T.s
    Each group of campers is led by a staff member who is assisted by junior counselors and/or Counselors-In-Training (C.I.T).
     
  • Pool Staff
    The pool staff is certified in advanced lifesaving and has experience and/or training in swimming instruction for children.


Lunch & Snacks

Milk and water are provided, as are mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Lunch should be brought from home. Note: Summer at Tower is a peanut- and tree nut-free camp.


Camp Policies

In order to hold your child's camp registration, full payment must be received by June 1. Camp tuition, including deposits, are non-refundable due to withdrawal, absence, or dismissal.

We reserve the right to dismiss a child if his or her actions show disrespect for other people or property.

Campers must use the bathroom independently in order to attend camp.

Tower School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, handicap status, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Summer at Tower is licensed by the Marblehead Board of Health. Summer camp programs are compliant with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). MDPH provides information about Meningococcal Disease through Meningococcal Disease and Camp Attendees: Commonly Asked Questions, updated March 2018.

You have the right to review background checks, health care and discipline policies and grievance procedures by contacting our camp director, Allison Goodchild, at summer@towerschool.org

 

State of Massachusetts Policies for Summer Camps

Mildly Ill Camper Policy

Mildly Ill Camper Policy:

An assessment will be made by the nurse/health supervisor of any child complaining of illness. An entry will be made in the medical log noting date and time of complaint, signs and symptoms as well as action taken and results of those actions. Disposition of the child (returning to activity, being dismissed to a parent/guardian, etc) will be noted. If a child is suspected of having a communicable illness, a parent will be notified and the child will be isolated with supervision until a parent/guardian arrives for pick-up. If the parent/guardian is not reached, the emergency contacts will be contacted in the order submitted by the parents/guardians.  If no one is reached, the child will remain in the nurse’s office under the care of the nurse or administrator until a parent or contact is reached. The following conditions require that a parent/guardian be called and the child sent home: Temp over 100 that persists after a brief rest, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Unexplained rash, Red sore eye with crusting or exudate,Severe pain

If, after rest, symptoms improve and he/she agrees that he/she is able, the child may return to program activities. Parents/guardians will be made aware of minor events such as a slight stomach ache at pickup. If the child’s health situation changes as time passes, the nurse or administrator will determine an appropriate course of action (i.e. returning the child to activities or seeking further medical care). A complete copy of the policy shall be furnished to parents/guardians upon request.

Medications: Storage and Administration Policy

Campers’ prescription medication will be kept in the Nurse’s Office and administered there.  No campers should take medication unsupervised or have medications in their backpack. Parents/guardians are required to sign a medical release before our nurse is allowed to administer medications.  All prescription medications received in original packaging are stored in a locked area in the Nurse’s Office. The parent/guardian and Health Care Consultant will be notified when medication was not administered in accordance with the prescription (e.g., medication was not available; missed dose; does refused); and these procedures will be identified and documented when they occur. All medication will be returned to parent/guardian at the conclusion of camp.

If a camper has an Epinephrine Injection Pen, a camper may carry and self-administer a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector at all times if camper is capable of self-administration and written approval is obtained from the Health Care Consultant and camper’s parent/guardian.

A camper may receive a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector from someone who may give injections within their scope of practice (e.g. nurse) if written approval is obtained from parent/guardian and camp’s Health Care Consultant.

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/09/06/advisory-parent-guardian-to-admin-medication-to-camper-3-30-18.pdf

Use of Sunscreen, Lip Balm and Reducing Exposure to the Sun Policy

Children are encouraged at all times to reduce their exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun. Measures include, but aren’t limited to, encouraging the use of wide brim hats, long pants, use of sunscreen or lip balm with a solar protection factor of 30 or greater and lip balm. Parents/guardians should apply the sunscreen and/or lip balm at home in the morning regardless of the weather prior to drop off. Parents/guardians may send along clearly labeled with camper’s name spray on sunscreen with their child. However, the child will have to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen and lip balm in the presence of the nurse / health care supervisor and the counselor will remain to escort camper to and from nurse’s office. The nurse, wearing latex-free gloves, will help a child apply the provided spray on sunscreen or lip balm as indicated by parents/guardians through the permission to Authorization to Administer Medication to a Camper (completed by parent/guardian) form, specify “NA” – Not Applicable, where appropriate.

Authorization to Administer Medication to a Camper (printable form)

Click here to access the Authorization to Administer Medication to a Camper Form, March 2018.

swim class

 

About Our Camps

Explorers at Tower | One Week, Half Day | Ages 3-4 and 5-9

Free Swim Time!

Our Explorers Camp nurtures the creativity and excitement of childhood. All Explorers receive instructional swimming and recreational swimming each day. Camp days are filled with activities such as athletics, nature, drama, technology and arts & crafts.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Explorers Half Day, Week 1 July 1-5 $271
Explorers Half Day, Week 2 July 8-12 $306
Explorers Half Day, Week 3 July 15-19 $306
Explorers Half Day, Week 4 July 22-26 $306
Explorers Half Day, Week 5 July 29-August 2 $306
Explorers Half Day, Week 6 August 5-9 $306

Summer at Tower will be closed on July 4th.

HALF DAY HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–1 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTION
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day

CAPACITY PER HALF-DAY WEEK
3-4 year-old Explorers 20
5-9 year-old Explorers 150

Explorers at Tower | One Week, Full Day | Ages 5-9

Our Explorers Camp nurtures the creativity and excitement of childhood. All Explorers receive instructional swimming and recreational swimming each day. Camp days are filled with activities such as athletics, nature, drama, technology and arts & crafts.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Explorers Full Day, Week 1 July 1-5 $436
Explorers Full Day, Week 2 July 8-12 $486
Explorers Full Day, Week 3 July 15-19 $486
Explorers Full Day, Week 4 July 22-26 $486
Explorers Full Day, Week 5 July 29-August 2 $486
Explorers Full Day, Week 6 August 5-9 $486

Summer at Tower will be closed on July 4th.

FULL-DAY HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
100 Campers

Arts at Tower | One Week, Full Day | Ages 9-14

CREATE. BUILD. EXPRESS YOURSELF.
Artists of all levels gain the skills needed to create art that sparks their interest and reflects their personal style. Campers choose between: woodworking, haunted house building, photography, performing arts, sewing, furniture painting and more. Campers take full advantage of Tower’s athletic fields and swimming pool to fuel their creativity and stay cool.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Arts at Tower Full Day, Week 1 July 1-5 $446
Arts at Tower Full Day, Week 2 July 8-12 $496
Arts at Tower Full Day, Week 3 July 15-19 $496
Arts at Tower Full Day, Week 4 July 22-26 $496

Summer at Tower will be closed on July 4th.

ARTS HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
50 Campers

Adventure at Tower, Rails & Trails | Ages 9-14

MBTA Train

GRAB YOUR BACKPACK AND SET YOUR SIGHTS ON FUN.
This camp combines train travel, exploration and hiking. Highlights include train travel to Singing Beach and Boston, plus exhilarating day hikes at Mt. Agamaticus and Mt. Pawtuckaway.

Adventure at Tower–Rails & Trails is run by Chris Field—one of Tower School’s Physical Education teachers, plus Tower’s staff of experienced outdoor counselors.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Week 1 July 1-5 (no camp on July 4) $459

ADVENTURE HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
21 Campers

S.T.E.A.M. at Tower | One Week, Full Day | Ages 9-14

POWER YOUR SUMMER WITH S.T.E.A.M.
Maximize your love of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in this innovative, hands-on, customizable camp experience. Oversee your science projects in our state-of-the-art science labs, design and construct a tailor-made robot, learn to code using visual programming tools, and develop your own filming style and editing skills to showcase your amazing work. Swimming and outdoor activities keep campers physically active and energized for more.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
S.T.E.A.M. at Tower Full Day, Week 1 July 1-5 $446
S.T.E.A.M.at Tower Full Day, Week 2 July 8-12 $496
S.T.E.A.M. at Tower Full Day, Week 3 July 15-19 $496
S.T.E.A.M. at Tower Full Day, Week 4 July 22-26 $496

Summer at Tower will be closed on July 4th.

S.T.E.A.M. HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
25 Campers

Adventure at Tower, Water Week | Ages 9-14

JUMP IN, THE WATER'S COLD!
Cool off in the summer heat with a whole week spent in and around the water! Fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, beaches, rowing, ferry boats, and even a trip to Water Country! Campers will use acquired skills to safely navigate their vessels through different waterways.

Adventure at Tower–Water Week is run by Chris Field—one of Tower School’s Physical Education teachers, plus Tower’s staff of experienced outdoor counselors.

REGISTRATION
Week 2 July 8-12 $509

ADVENTURE HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am-4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
21 Campers

 

Adventure at Tower, Bike Week | Ages 9-14

 

Cycling Week

 

GRAB YOUR BIKE, AND HEAD FOR THE TRAILS. Enjoy a week outdoors, dedicated to exploring bike paths together and promoting safe and responsible riding practices. Cyclists will load their bikes into a trailer and drive to different locations each day. We’ll ride 5-10 miles each morning, make a stop for lunch, and ride back. Campers can relax their tired legs, and cool off with an afternoon swim. Properly fitting and tuned bike encouraged, but arrangements could be made for a bike to be provided. Bicycle helmets are required.

Adventure at Tower–Cycling Week is run by Chris Field—one of Tower School’s Physical Education teachers, plus Tower’s staff of experienced outdoor counselors.


REGISTRATION
Week 3 July 15-19 $509

ADVENTURE HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Th 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

CAPACITY
21 Campers

 

Adventure at Tower, Overnight Week in NH | Ages 10-14

Zip line!

YOU’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE? PERFECT.
Adventure at Tower–Overnight campers experience three days/two nights camping and exploring in and around North Conway, NH. Campers will learn about campsite set-up, food prep and clean up. Week highlights include hiking, ropes course, water skiing, wake boarding and rafting.

Adventure at Tower–Overnight is run by Chris Field—one of Tower School’s Physical Education teachers, plus Tower’s staff of experienced outdoor counselors.

REGISTRATION
Week 4 July 22-July 25 $725.

ADVENTURE OVERNIGHT HOURS
Mon 9 am–Th 3 pm

CAPACITY
15 campers

InSPURation at Tower, Community Service & Building Skills | Ages 10-16

InSPURation at Tower empowers young teens to realize their potential to positively impact the lives of children in the community while developing architectural and building skills, critical thinking, project planning and leadership abilities. Together, campers, skilled architects and experienced builders will design, build and deliver a playhouse to a local direct service agency.

We believe that imaginative play is essential to children’s development and is a common denominator that links all children, regardless of background or access. Leveraging SPUR’s relationships with service agencies, campers will support children’s imaginative play for years to come with a gift of a unique, custom-designed playhouse. 

InSPURation at Tower is a collaboration between SPUR, a Marblehead-based community service organization and Summer at Tower. Campers will be provided an exciting platform from which to learn & serve - igniting a passion for volunteerism and developing character and confidence.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
InSPURation at Tower, July 29-August 9  $879

InSPURation HOURS
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS
Mon-Fri 8 am–9 am, $10 per day
Mon-Fri 4 pm–5 pm, $10 per day

Counselor in Training, Summer at Tower | High School Students

Rising freshmen and sophmore students are ready for Tower’s Counselor-in-Training (C.l.T.) Program, geared toward building leadership skills in high school aged students. C.I.T.s attend leadership meetings, team-building exercises, and child development classes, then assist counselors to create an amazing day for young campers.


This is a full day program for CITs, ages 14 to 16

Week 1: July 1-5 $146
Week 2: July 8-12 $166
Week 3: July 15-19 $166
Week 4: July 22-26 $166
Week 5: July 29-August 2 $166
Week 6: August 5-9 $166

Summer at Tower is closed on July 4.

Mon-Fri, 9 am–4 pm

Discount Codes


Enter code MOREFUN to receive a $25 discount when you register for two or more weeks of full-day camps; or a $15 discount when you register for two or more weeks of half-day camps.

 

Enter code 10ADVENTURE to save 10% on any Adventure Camp registrations made during the months of June and July.

String Art, Arts at Tower

String Art, Arts at Tower


Questions? Please contact us!

If you have questions, please reach us at 781-631-5800, or via email at summer@towerschool.org. We'll get right back to you.