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 age 2 3/4–15 to discover new interests and fuel existing passions while making friends and memories sure to last for years to come.

General Information

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  • 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, non-refundable deposit toward the cost of the program
    • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Payment Procedure

    Billing statements will be sent by April 1, 2020. If payment is not received by May 1, 2020, the space will be given to a child on the waiting list. For campers applying after May 1, 2020 full payment is required at the time of application.
  • Refund Policy

    All application fees and deposits are non-refundable. However, the $200 session deposit will be credited toward tuition. Withdrawals must be made before April 1, 2020 in order to receive a refund of 50% of total tuition (less the deposit). Partial refunds will not be granted after April 1, 2020 for any reason. Absences, for any reason, will not be considered for refund.
  • Under-enrolled Courses

    Lowell reserves the right to cancel underenrolled 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. 
  • Swimming

    All campers have access to our four-lane indoor pool. Pre-Primary and Kindergarten will have swim lessons for 45 minutes 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Best Buddies, Awesome Authors, and Number Ninjas will have swim lessons for 45 minutes 2 times a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Free swim will be offered as a choice for 3rd–6th grade campers. Campers are grouped by skill level. Non-swimmers are introduced to the pool through enjoyable water activities. More advanced campers are challenged to learn swimming strokes and water safety skills. Our highly qualified, year-round aquatics lifeguards and swim instructors manage our summer swim program.
  • 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, 2020. Current forms are accepted if dated after August 7, 2019. A physician must sign the form (scroll down for forms).
  • After Care

    The extended day program is available to all campers until 6:00 pm each day. The 3-week contract includes a discount for care; however, the program may also be used on a drop-in basis. The contract cost will not be refunded for non-use. Campers enjoy a nutritious snack and range of quiet to more vigorous indoor and outdoor activities and games. Three-week contract is $405.00.

    Scheduled drop-ins are $35, same day drop-ins are $40. There is NO After Care for Early Bird or Last Call Mini Camp.
  • 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

    To ease on-campus traffic congestion at afternoon pick-up, we offer limited bus transportation to an off-site pick-up location in the parking lot of Rock Creek Shopping Center at 8317 Grubb Road in Chevy Chase. Rock Creek Shopping Center is less than a mile from Lowell School, but offers congestion-free pickup for parents. This service is available for our Best Buddies campers and younger older campers. On campus drop-off and pick-up instructions will be included in the camp information packet.
  • 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 are granting permission for your child to participate. Children are transported in 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 and advertisements, on our website, and on official Lowell School social media sites.


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.