FAQs and Information

Summer Programs FAQs, Forms, and Information

We believe children should have every opportunity to try new things in an environment where they feel safe and adventurous. A Lowell summer brings opportunities for campers ages 3 1/2 to 15 to discover new interests and fuel existing passions while making friends and memories sure to last for years to come.

Dates and Times

  • Session 1: June 21 to July 8
  • Session 2: July 11 to July 29 (half day on Friday, July 29)
  • Last Call: August 1 to August 5

  • Sessions 1 and 2: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm, with After Care from 3:15 to 6:00 pm
  • Last Call: 9:00 am to 3:15 pm, with no After Care

Plans are subject to change as conditions in our area and restrictions from the CDC and local health department.

General Information

List of 12 items.

  • Application Process

    Campers are enrolled by session on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete the application form, one per camper, here.
    • Information due at registration
    • $200 per session deposit toward the cost of the program
    • $75 non-refundable application fee per camper
  • MUST READ: Health and Safety Protocols

    We are in full summer-planning mode and looking forward to another safe and healthy summer camp experience. For the last two summers, the use of our outdoor spaces, small group sizes, enhanced cleaning protocols and practices, and the use of fabric masks effectively worked to keep our campers and staff safe. Those mitigation efforts are at the core of our planning for next summer, as well.

    As the required safety protocols and recommendations change, we will adapt our program to adhere to all DC Health and CDC recommendations. We will always place our families' health and safety above all other priorities.

    As summer draws nearer, we will update this space to reflect on-campus safety measures to keep campers safe as they enjoy another Lowell summer.
  • Payment Procedure

    Billing statements will be sent by April 1, 2022. If payment is not received by May 1, 2022, the space may be given to a child on the waiting list. Full payment is required for campers applying after May 1, 2022, at the time of application.
  • Refund Policy

    As a Parent or Guardian of my Enrolled Camper(s):
    I understand and agree that once camper(s) is/are enrolled, there will be absolutely no refunds of tuition deposits paid. Withdrawals must be made before April 1, 2022, in order to receive a refund of 50% of total tuition (less the deposit). Please see cancelation procedures below:
    1. Parents must submit a letter/email of cancellation so that it is RECEIVED by the Camp Director before April 1, 2021.
    2. In the event of timely cancellation, Parents will receive a 50% refund of all amounts paid in excess of the Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Session Deposit, which is $200.00 per session per camper. Parents understand that the $75.00 application fee (per camper) is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances.
    3. After April 1, 2022, there will be absolutely NO Refunds of any amounts for any circumstances, including, but not limited to, absence, extended illness, family emergency, change of residence, severe weather, expulsion, or withdrawal.
    4. In addition, in the event of closure for severe weather, the Summer Camp may close for the duration of the watch/warning and may not issue make-up days.
  • Under-enrolled Courses

    Lowell reserves the right to cancel under-enrolled programs at any time. Every effort will be made to make appropriate substitutions.
  • Clothing

    Please put your child’s name clearly on all clothing, equipment, and other belongings. It is important to send children in clothing and shoes appropriate for the activities.
  • Health and Immunization Verification

    D.C Health and immunization forms are required by law and must be on file for each camper by May 1, 2022. Current forms are accepted if dated after August 6, 2021. A physician must sign the form (scroll down for forms).
  • Lunch and Snack

    LOWELL STRIVES TO MAINTAIN A NUT-FREE SCHOOL. Full-day campers bring their own lunches in sturdy lunchboxes labeled with their names. Snack is provided for all Pre-Primary campers. All other campers bring their own snacks packed separately from lunches. Candy, gum, and sodas are forbidden and, if sent, will be confiscated. Refrigeration and microwave capability are not available. Each camper also brings a refillable (chilled if desired) water bottle each day that can be refreshed at any of our fountains and water filter stations on campus.
  • Transportation

  • Field Trips

    Field trips are under the supervision of the Summer Programs staff. When you complete the field trip section on the application form, you grant your child permission to participate. Children are transported on a school bus. In general, field trips are not planned for campers younger than 3rd grade.
  • General Conduct

    Lowell School Summer Programs reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any camper for inappropriate or unsafe conduct.
  • Photography Permission

    Lowell reserves the right to use photographs and videos taken during summer programs in our brochures, advertisements, websites, and social media sites.


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Washington, DC 20012
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.