Summer FAQs

Summer@Annie Wright Questions

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  • What are the hours?

    Summer@Annie Wright Day Camp is offered from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with half- and full-day options.
  • What extra precautions are you taking due to COVID-19?

    We are following all local health and government requirements and guidance. Below are a few of the adjustments we have made.
    • There will be no more than 10 campers in a group with the same two adults in the group for the entire day.
    • Our covered classrooms will be mostly outside for ventilation purposes as long as the weather permits.
    • We have facilities and housekeeping on sight at all times.
    • Restrooms and indoor learning spaces will be assigned to the same group of campers throughout the week.
    • We will be doing temperature checks and health screening questionnaires each day.
    • Pick-up and drop-off will be from the vehicle as much as possible with an outdoor line with six-foot distance markers.
    • All campus visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times. 
  • What should my camper wear?

    There is no uniform for summer programs. Your camper should wear appropriate, comfortable active wear and athletic shoes with a closed toe and heel. Hats are also acceptable. For special occasions, campers may be encouraged to wear spirit dress that is in theme with the camp.

    The following items are not permitted:
    • pajamas or pajama-type clothing
    • strapless tops or dresses; tops must have straps at least three fingers wide
    • clothing with holes, fraying, or tears
    • open-heeled or open-toed shoes, sandals or flip flips (water shoes are allowed for water play.)
    • apparel depicting or referring to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, political messaging, inappropriate language, or suggestive behavior
    • short shorts/skirts
    • low-cut or midriff-showing shirts
  • What should my camper bring?

    Your camper should bring the following items labeled:
    • face mask
    • sunscreen 
    • water attire & accessories and floating devices if needed
    • towel
    • extra set of clothes
    • comfortable walking shoes (No open-toed shoes or flip flops are allowed for safety reasons. Water shoes are allowed for water play only)
    • snacks (without nuts preferred)
    Campers may not bring:
    • personal items from home not on the daily packing list above
    • games or toys from home
    • any weapon or replica of a weapon, or any item intended to be used as a weapon
    • Cell phones and other technology are discouraged. See below.

    Technology policy
    Cell phones and other technology devices and accessories are discouraged. If they are brought they must remain in the backpack and can only be retrieved after permission from an adult. Technology provides powerful tools for learning and communication, but for campers, it also presents the possibility for distraction and diminishing students’ emerging skills of attentiveness and ability to focus. In order to use technology, including laptops, cell phones, wearable technology, and any other devices - students must seek permission and use it under supervision, and it must be Summer@Annie Wright related. Campers who are found using their cell phones during the day will be reminded to put their phones away, and campers who repeatedly use their phones without permission risk confiscation and the loss of other privileges.
  • What is the ratio of counselors to campers?

    The average counselor to camper ratio is 10:1. It varies by age, from 6:1 to 14:1.
  • What does swimming look like?

    As part of their weekly activity rotation, campers will have the opportunity to swim in our indoor, heated pool that starts and 4 feet and goes up to 9 feet. Campers do not have to swim, but will have the option. We have safety stands and floaties for campers who are working on building their confidence and skills in the water. The swim rotation is supervised by our camp lifeguard as well as your child’s group counselor and assistant counselor.

    We provide safety floaties to our campers, but you are welcome to bring your own. We provide pool towels, but campers are welcome to bring their own. Please label your camper’s towel and include a plastic bag to place the wet towel in.
  • What is your refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but full-day camps are eligible for exchanges for a fee of $25 on a space-available basis. No exchanges for specialty camps.

    Please note: We are monitoring our local health authorities and CDC guidelines to ensure a safe environment for our campers. Annie Wright Schools will offer a full refund if we close or cancel any camps.
  • Are scholarships available?

    We aim to price summer programs fairly and do not offer scholarships at this time. Payment plans are available to families who register before May 31.
  • Where do I go for questions?

    Our Summer@Annie Wright team looks forward to working with you.

    • Alicia Mathurin, Director of Auxiliary Programs, 253.284.8634
    • Taya Glaudé, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, 253.284.5450

    Both can be reached via email at summer@baliskysports.com.

Summer@Annie Wright protocols

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  • Rules & Regulations

    Rules and regulations are deliberately kept to a minimum so that actions may spring from general principles of positive behavior. There are, however, certain areas in which we specify and outline certain expectations for behavior in and out of the classroom. Every effort is made to support children in positive choices through modeling, previewing expectations and reminding. Consequences for misbehavior include:
    • Exclusion from camp, recess, field trip or event
    • Individualized behavior plan
    • Repeated disregard for community expectations results in referral to the Director of Auxiliary Programs and ultimately suspension.
  • Behavior & Discipline

    Self-discipline is a characteristic of Summer@Annie Wright. The school expects that students conduct themselves in ways that are conducive to maintaining high moral standards and academic, athletic, and social achievement. The foundation of the system is respect: respect for learning, respect for others, and respect for the place in which one learns. Self-discipline and the ability to distinguish right from wrong are challenges that each student will meet during his/her life as a citizen. Annie Wright Schools does not tolerate behavior that is disruptive, destructive, or illegal, and works with children and their families to promote positive social interactions and appropriate behaviors.
  • Medicines & Health

    It is necessary for the Health Center to supervise the dispensing of all medication at school. Therefore, student medicine will be stored and locked away. If a student requires continued medication, the school must have on file written authorization from the prescribing physician.

    • Give medications to camp director only. Do not give to the counselors, coaches or instructors.

    Illness, Injuries & Emergencies

    • In case of injury or serious illness, parents will be notified immediately. Students who become ill during the school day will be seen initially by the Nurse and will return to class if they are able to do so. Students who are not able to return to camp will be asked to rest in the Health Center until their parents are notified and arrangements are made to take them home. For the wellbeing of your children and those around them, please do not send your children to school if they are running a fever, have diadiarrhea or are vomiting. Students should remain at home for 24 hours after symptoms subside and be fever free without Tylenol-type medication before returning to school.
We're here to answer any questions you may have. Most questions are answered on our FAQs, or contact us at summer@baliskysports.com or 253.284.8634.