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SUMMER@GUS

Glen Urquhart School offers half day and full day camp experiences, for eight weeks each summer, on our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. Our 2018 camp will operate June 25 through August 17, 2018. Extended before and after camp care options are available. Register today!
Join us Monday, April 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a SUMMER@GUS Showcase! Participants will get a chance to try out a day at SUMMER@GUS and will rotate through a variety of age-appropriate activities including an outdoor adventure, crafts, games, movement, archery, and an option to swim at Gordon College's pool. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with camp buddies or introduce a friend to SUMMER@GUS. Register today to attend; cost is $30 per camper.  
For more information, download our SUMMER@GUS flyer or contact Director of Auxilliary Programs Nancy Hartmann at 978-927-1064, ext. 131 or nhartmann@gus.org. 

SUMMER@GUS Day Camp 

SUMMER@GUS camp season is an adventure-filled time of fun, activities, friendship and more! SUMMER@GUS Day Camp is designed to give children a chance to make friends and enjoy a variety of activities, enhanced by theme days and special events.

  • We offer four two-week sessions between June 25th and August 17th, 2018. The two-week sessions allow us to explore a number of different themes and special events. We do allow campers to sign up for one week or all eight weeks!
  • Day campers may sign up for individual weeks. Campers who register for at least four weeks receive an additional 5% discount. Campers who register for eight weeks receive a 10% discount.
  • Campers may be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Families may choose to register for our Extended Care program, which offers morning care starting at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon care through 5:30 p.m.
  • We offer bus transportation to and from the following communities: Beverly and Lynn (6/25 - 7/27), Newburyport, Topsfield, and Boxford (6/25 - 8/17). This service is an additional charge. Routes, times, and fees are listed on our registration site by Feb 2nd.
  • Campers bring their own lunch daily, and we provide morning and afternoon snacks. We are NOT a nut-free camp, but support food allergies in partnership with parents and campers’ physician allergy management plans. We do not allow campers to share food. All staff are fully informed about all allergy concerns.
  • Campers have the choice to go swimming at the Bennett Center, at Gordon College, Monday through Thursday at 3:00 p.m. If a camper elects not to swim, they can choose from camp arts or sports activities. Camp counselors and lifeguards supervise swim sessions. Chickadees do not have the choice to swim, but instead enjoy fun campus activities.
The three SUMMER@GUS Day Camp age groups, Chickadees, Hawks, and Herons, include:

  • Campers must be able to care for themselves independently and communicate their needs.
  • Chickadees can attend a half-day (9:00 a.m. to noon) or full-day (9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.) program.
  • Staff ratio: 1 staff member per 4 campers.  See a sample Chickadees camp schedule!

Chickadee Rates

  • Two-week, half-day session - $390
  • Two-week, full-day session - $760
  • One-week, half-day session - $210
  • One-week, full-day session - $410

Register today!

 

Hawk Rates

  • Two-week session - $740
  • One-week session - $390

Register today!

 

Heron Rates

  • Two-week session - $760
  • One-week session - $410

Register today!

SUMMER Enrichment Courses 

SUMMER Enrichment Courses are half-day opportunities for campers. Click here or on any course name for more information! 

Week 1: June 25 to 29

Week 2: July 9 to 13

Week 3: July 16 to 20

Week 4: July 23 to 27

Week 5: July 30 to August 3

Week 6: August 6 to 10

Week 7: August 13 to 17

 

Registration Information

Register today for SUMMER@GUS onlineOnce you have an account, you can register for all of Glen Urquhart School’s SUMMER@GUS, vacation programs, and our after school GUS+ community programs. When you register, you will be asked for a $100 deposit for each week you are enrolling your camper. All discounts will be applied by the director of auxiliary, and you will be alerted by an email with an updated invoice. All balances must be paid in full by June 1st. If space is available, campers may register after June 1st but will not be eligible for discounts.

For any cancellations after May 1st, we will retain the $100 weekly deposit. After June 1st, there are no refunds for cancellations.

If you need to change your weeks or switch a program, we are happy to accommodate you. For example, if you register for day camp and your child discovers a friend is attending a Summer Enrichment course, you can move your child to that program. Please email Nancy with any requests at nhartmann@gus.org.

Extended Care and transportation services can be added at any time.

For more information or to take a tour of GUS, please contact Director of Auxilliary Programs, Nancy Hartmann at 978-927-1064, ext. 131 or nhartmann@gus.org

Core Program + Values

SUMMER@GUS Core Program + Values

Glen Urquhart School motto:  Mean well. Speak well. Do well.

Our Commitment:  To ensure that every camper is embraced in friendship and has the opportunity to grow through healthy exploration and discovery. Our program is designed to support each child in a fun and stimulating environment, so they can become more resilient and able to define their personal journey in harmony with others.

SUMMER@GUS intentionally provides program opportunities for our campers to grow strong in character, build confidence, embrace creativity, and feel that they belong to and contribute within a happy and healthy community.

 

Leadership and Staffing

Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs, oversees SUMMER@GUS

Nancy graduated with a master’s degree in human resource development from American International College and a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation management from the University of Missouri. She has dedicated her professional career to youth development, working as a camp administrator for the Girl Scouts, YMCAs, independent schools, and outdoor education centers. Before joining Glen Urquhart in 2016, she was the director of Brooks School day camp in North Andover.

In addition to her role at GUS, Nancy serves on the Massachusetts Camping Association board of directors, she is an American Camping Association standards instructor, volleyball coach, and lifeguard instructor, and she teaches children’s swimming lessons.

 

Colleen Martin, SUMMER@GUS Assistant Director

Colleen comes to SUMMER@GUS with 17 years of camp experience, including nine years as a camper, three years as a counselor-in-training, and 5 years on staff. She will graduate with an elementary education degree from Endicott College in May of 2018. Colleen extends her work with youth as a student leader for Endicott College’s Big Brother, Big Sister Program. Colleen brings her enthusiasm and love for camp daily!

 

Day camp staff are college-age students or activity specialists who have proven, successful experience working with children. Day camp staff must attend a comprehensive staff orientation before camp begins to embrace the SUMMER@GUS core program and values and build a cohesive staff team who work in the best interest of the campers at all times. Orientation includes health and safety protocols, risk management, behavior management, intentional program design, emergency procedures, use of resources, care of equipment, and overall knowledge of camp procedures.

GUS staff and independent contractors have undergone background checks, including a Massachusetts CORI, SORI, the National Sex Offender Public Registry, and fingerprinting. In addition, we conduct in-person interviews and check three provided references. Our staff-to-camper ratios are defined further on each program’s details and logistics page.

 

Summer enrichment facilitators are primarily Glen Urquhart faculty. Each year, we also carefully select independent contractors to provide exceptional opportunities to our campers. 

Interested in working at SUMMER@GUS? Click here to learn more and apply.

Summer Program Facilities + Grounds

SUMMER@GUS takes full advantage of Glen Urquhart School’s beautiful campus, nestled within 23 acres of woodlands and fields. Our academic buildings, gymnasium, and greenhouse provide tremendous indoor space for experiential learning and shelter from inclement weather.

The real gem is our outdoor space, including age-appropriate playgrounds, athletic field, archery range, basketball and four square courts, gaga pit, volleyball court, nature trails, outdoor classroom, woodlands, wetlands, and rock ledges.

We utilize neighboring resources to extend our programming, such as the Gordon College indoor swimming pool, La Vida high ropes course, Coast to Coast Paddle, and adjacent parks and trails for hiking and exploration.

Learn more about the Glen Urquhart School Campus. 

Health and Safety (Licensing + Accreditation)

SUMMER@GUS is licensed through the Beverly Board of Health and is a member of the following organizations:  Association of Independent Schools of New England, Massachusetts Camp Association, and American Camping Association.

Beverly DPH - Minimum Standards for Recreational Children Camps for Children (105 CMR 430)

AISNE http://www.aisne.org

MCA http://masscamps.org

ACA http://www.acacamps.org (Working toward accreditation this summer)

To support the health and wellness of our community, SUMMER@GUS employs a registered nurse, supported by multiple first aid and CPR-trained staff. In addition to Gordon College pool lifeguards, a certified lifeguard on the GUS staff will accompany our campers to the pool. Each bus will have a trained SUMMER@GUS bus monitor to accompany our campers on their bus route.