Masking Campers and staff are not required to wear masks anywhere on Lowell's campus. If an individual or a family chooses to mask, their decision will be supported to the greatest degree possible. Lowell will have a small number of extra masks on hand for those who require a replacement. All campers who choose to mask should bring their own supply, including at least one "spare." Masks may not be worn by anyone while in the pool.
COVID Vaccination Policy 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. Read Lowell's full policy.
When a Camper Has Symptoms Campers experiencing any one of these symptoms—new or worsening cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, or fever (measured or subjective)—or two or more of these symptoms—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 your camper is experiencing symptoms, please notify the camp office immediately.
When a Camper Tests Positive 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 or begin to experience symptoms. The camper should test on day five (the positive test/onset of symptoms counts as day zero); if the test is negative, they may return to camp the following day. If the test is positive, they must stay home for another 24 hours, when they can test again, and so forth. If the camper is still testing positive on day ten, they are free to return to camp as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours.
When a Camper Is a Close Contact Close contacts are strongly encouraged, but not required, to be masked indoors for ten days when around other people. They should be monitored for symptoms for ten days. If your camper is a close contact with someone from camp, Lowell staff will notify you. If your child is a close contact with someone from outside of camp, please notify the camp office immediately.
All COVID-related policies are subject to change based on a variety of factors.
Billing statements will be sent by April 1, 2023. If payment is not received by May 1, 2023, the space may be given to a child on the waiting list. Full payment is required for campers applying after May 1, 2023, at the time of application.
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, 2023, 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, 2023.
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, 2023, 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, 2023. Current forms are accepted if dated after August 6, 2022. A physician must sign the form (see forms in the right-hand column). Please request the proper medical forms if your child takes any medication or if you want to grant us permission for over-the-counter medications to be administered during camp.
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 over-the-counter or prescribed medication, provided they have a physician’s order on file. Telephone authorization is not permitted. We do not stock any over-the-counter medication.
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 pick-up 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.
Pick-up 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 of the vehicle 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 pick-ups 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 pick-ups, please call ahead so that we can attempt to have the campers ready when you get here. Families picking up campers early are required to 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. You grant your child permission to participate when you complete the field trip section on the application form. 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.
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.