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.
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:
Parents must submit a letter/email of cancellation to be RECEIVED by the Camp Director before April 1, 2024.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Masking 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Lowell School Summer Programs reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any camper for inappropriate or unsafe conduct.
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 email@example.com.