FAQs, Forms, and Other Info


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  • Application Process

    How to Apply

    Campers are enrolled in sessions 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

    Under-enrolled Courses

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


    Billing statements will be sent by April 1, 2024. If payment is not received by May 1, 2024, the space may be given to a child on the waiting list. Full payment is required at the time of application for campers applying after May 1, 2024.

    Under-enrolled Courses

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


    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, 2024, to receive a refund of 50% of the total tuition (less the deposit). Please see the cancellation procedures below:
    1. Parents must submit a letter/email of cancellation to be RECEIVED by the Camp Director before April 1, 2024.
    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, 2024, there will be 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.
  • Health Policies and Requirements (Including COVID)

    Required Forms

    DC Health and immunization forms are required by law and must be on file for each camper by May 1, 2024. Forms dated after August 6, 2023, are acceptable. Links for all required forms are available in the right column of this page. A physician must sign each form. 


    Never send medication to camp in a child’s possession. Campers are not permitted to self-administer medication of any kind. The camp has a registered nurse who can administer family-provided over-the-counter or prescribed medication, but only if a physician’s order is on file. Telephone authorization is not permitted.

    Campers and staff are not required to wear masks anywhere on Lowell’s campus; masks are prohibited while in the pool. If an individual or a family chooses to mask, their decision will be supported to the greatest degree possible. Lowell will not supply masks. 


    All campers ages five and older must have completed their primary COVID vaccine series and receive all boosters for which they are eligible (monovalent and bivalent) unless they have received a medical or religious exemption. For details on how to request an exemption, please get in touch with Dawn Smith.

    Campers experiencing new or worsening cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, or fever (measured or subjective), chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, an unusual amount of tiredness, nausea or vomiting, runny nose or congestion, or diarrhea, should not report to camp until they can provide documentation of a negative COVID test. 

    If a camper tests positive for COVID, they will be required to isolate at home for a minimum of five days starting the day after they test positive. If the symptoms have cleared by day five, the camper may return on day six. 

    Close contacts are encouraged to be masked indoors for ten days, but not required. If your camper is a close contact with someone from camp, Lowell staff will notify you.

    If your camper experiences symptoms or is a close contact with someone from outside of camp, please notify the camp office immediately. 


    Counselors will remind campers to apply and reapply sunscreen at set intervals. Counselors will not apply sunscreen for campers in 1st grade or older. Younger campers will receive assistance in the application of sunscreen. Parents must send sunscreen from home labeled with their child’s name.
  • Drop Off, Pick Up, and Transportation

    Drop Off and Pick Up

    All Camp families will be issued a window placard that must be displayed during pickup. You will also be asked to share who the authorized pickup and drop-off adults are during registration.

    Drop-off starts at 8:15 am. Adults dropping off should remain in their vehicles. Counselors will open doors and help younger campers get out of vehicles. Campers arriving after 8:30 am must enter through the main entrance (by the flag poles) and be escorted to their camp group. 

    Pickup starts at 3:15 pm. Adults picking up should remain in their vehicles. Counselors will help younger campers get into the vehicle. Campers must load into the vehicle from the curb; loading on the driver’s side is prohibited. 

    Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

    If you anticipate a late arrival, please notify the camp office as soon as possible by calling 202-577-2091 or emailing programs@lowellschool.org

    Early pickups must happen no later than 2:30 pm. If a camper needs to leave early, please inform the camp office on the day of by calling 202-577-2091 or emailing programs@lowellschool.org no later than 1:30 pm. For last-minute early pickups, please call ahead so we can attempt to have the campers ready when you arrive. Families picking up campers early must check in at the camp office.

    Bus Service

    To help alleviate on-campus congestion and allow for faster dismissal in the afternoons, Lowell provides bus service to transport campers to the parking lot behind Parkway Deli on Grubb Road. The bus departs Lowell’s campus at 3:15 pm. This program is open to rising Kindergarteners and older. Seats on the bus are first come, first served.

    Email programs@lowellschool.org for more information.
  • Food and Beverage



    Candy, gum, and sodas are forbidden and, if sent, will be confiscated.

    Lunch and Snack

    Refrigeration and microwave capability are not available.

    Full-day campers bring their own lunches and snacks in sturdy lunchboxes labeled with their names. Snack is provided for all Pre-Primary/Pre-K campers.

    Lunches and snacks should be packed separately and clearly labeled to limit confusion. 

    Water Bottles

    Campers must bring a refillable water bottle each day.
  • After Care

    Using After Care

    When you complete your camper’s registration, you can sign up for After Care—$420 per camper per session. You can also use After Care on a drop-in basis at $30 per day per camper. 

    Space is limited. 


    After Care for older campers is in the Main Building. After Care for Pre-Primary/Pre-K campers is in the Pre-Primary Building. 

    Pick Up Outside of Regular Hours

    Families picking up older campers early should go directly to the camp office through the After Care entrance (between the main and Pre-Primary entrances).

    Families picking up Pre-Primary/Pre-K campers should go directly to the Pre-Primary entrance.

    Only previously designated parents/caregivers can sign a child out. If you plan to have a different person pick up your camper, you must notify the camp office before the pick-up time.
  • Conduct and Consent


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

    Field Trips

    Field trips are under the supervision of the Summer Programs staff. By filling out the field trip section on the application, you grant your child permission to participate. Children are transported on a school bus. Field trips are generally not planned for campers younger than rising 3rd grade.


    Lowell reserves the right to use photographs and videos taken during summer programs in our brochures, advertisements, websites, and social media sites. If you have questions about this policy, please email communications@lowellschool.org
  • What to Wear and Bring

    What to Wear

    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.

    What to Bring

    All campers should pack a swimsuit and towel in case they have swimming during the day. They should also have sunscreen and a hat (if desired for sun protection).


    No toys or electronic devices are permitted.
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. Our mission is to create an inclusive community of lifelong learners in which each individual is valued and respected.