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! Returning SUMMER@GUS families who refer a new family to GUS programs will receive $25 for each week of camp attendance, and so will the new family! Please use the Camper Referral Form when recommending SUMMER@GUS to new families.
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. For more information, download our flyer or contact Director of Auxilliary Programs Nancy Hartmann at 978-927-1064, ext. 131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER@GUS Day Camp
The three SUMMER@GUS Day Camp age groups, Herons, Hawks, and Chickadees include:
- Dates for Heron trips will be scheduled soon. Check back for details!
- Ratio: 1 staff member per 6 campers. See a sample Herons camp schedule!
- Two-week session - $760
- One-week session - $410
- Ratio: 1 staff member per 5 campers. See a sample Hawks camp schedule!
- Two-week session - $740
- One-week session - $390
- 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!
- Two-week, half-day session - $390 (Weeks of July 23-August 3 and August 6-17 are FULL!)
- Two-week, full-day session - $760 (Weeks of August 6-17 are FULL!)
- One-week, half-day session - $210 (Weeks of July 23-27, and August 6-10 are FULL!)
- One-week, full-day session - $410 (Weeks of July 23-27 and August 6-10 are FULL!)
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
- Coding + Robotics (age 7-9)
- Dabbling in the Arts (ages 5-7)
- Chess Wizards (ages 9-12)
- Backyard Growers (ages 8-11)
Week 2: July 9 to 13
Being Animals (ages 4-7) COURSE IS FULL
- Dabbling in the Arts (ages 5-7)
- Fashion Fusion (ages 8-10)
- Coding with HATCH AMERICA (ages 8-13)
Week 3: July 16 to 20
- Backyard Growers (ages 6-9)
- Dancing in Nature (ages 9-11)
- Scratch Programming (ages 8-11)
- Being Animals (ages 4-7)
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
- Chess Wizards (ages 6-9)
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. Each is $50 per week.
We offer bus transportation to and from Beverly and Lynn June 25 to July 27. For more information contact Nancy Hartmann.
Campers bring their own lunch daily, and we provide morning and afternoon snacks. NEW this year! SUMMER@GUS will be offering Red Apple Lunch delivery service. 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, he or she 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.
Register today for SUMMER@GUS online! Once 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 try to accommodate you. Please email Nancy Hartmann with any requests at email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. In March 2018 Nancy was awarded the George Marcus Award for ACA Accreditation Education Service. The award is given to a Standards Volunteer who exemplifies her role as the face of American Camp Assocation New England.
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 (and we're pleased to be welcoming back Molly, Rasheed, and Colin!) 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.
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 play areas, 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.
Parent Guide (Important Logistics and Procedures)
Transportation Form (Permission for anyone but the parent/guardian to pick up your child)
Food Allergy Intolerance Care Plan (Must be completed for any child with a food allergy)
Medication Administration Form (Must be completed for any child bringing a prescription or over the counter medications to camp)
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. SUMMER@GUS is in regulatory compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations for recreational camps 105 CMR 430.152.
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.