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Health & Safety

Allergies

​Due to the serious (and in some cases life-threatening) nut allergies of several campers, all Summer at Park programs will be 'nut safe.'  This means that Summer at Park will closely monitor all food products that are brought onto the campus to ensure that there are no peanuts or tree nuts served. All snacks provided by Summer at Park are nut safe. We exclude all pre-packaged snacks that are 'produced in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts' according to their ingredient labels.

We ask that families make careful food choices when packing lunches and refrain from sending any products that may contain nuts. We do our best to maintain a safe environment for all campers with food allergies. Please make sure each lunch container or bag is clearly labeled with your child's name and program. Distribution of lunches by our staff is much easier when this procedure is followed. Please use an insulated bag or cooler when sending perishable items.

Campers are discouraged from sharing food items with other campers due to the many food allergies present at camp. Please discuss this with your child and inform the directors and the camp nurse of any food allergies your child may have. Our camp staff receives extensive food allergy training and closely supervises all meals with their campers.

Anti-Bullying Policy

At Summer at Park bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our camp philosophy is based on our mission statement which ensures that every campers has the opportunity to learn, challenge themselves, and discover new possibilities. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with great memories. 

For further information on bullying at camp, please visit the ACA Camps website.

Special Considerations

​Summer at Park strives to ensure that every child who attends our camp can integrate into the summer community. Some children may need extra support and special considerations in order to be successful at camp. If you would like to discuss the specifc needs of your child, please contact the camp office.

Staff Certifications

A licensed registered nurse, or trained health professional certified in First Aid and CPR, is on site daily to provide routine care in the event of illness or injury or to provide medications per doctors' orders. Many of our staff, including lifeguards and swim instructors are also certified in CPR and First Aid. A pediatric doctor is contracted as a consultant and will provide consultation to our onsite registered nurse as needed.

Security

Safety and security for all members of our summer community is taken seriously. It is important that caregivers and parents feel that their child is safe whether on or off campus. Safety and security procedures are reviewed and practiced each summer by all camp staff. You can review these procedures in more detail in our Parent Handbook or by contacting us at 617-274-6024 or summerprograms@parkschool.org​