Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Summer Programs

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  • Basketball Camp - CLOSED

    Basketball Camp scheduled for the week of August 2-6 has reached maximum enrollment and is now closed.  If you would like to add your child's name to the cancellation list, please contact Marie Arserio by email (marserio@hamdenhall.org) or by phone (203-752-2600).
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  • Summer Camp Protocols: Maintaining Health and Safety

    The health and safety of our summer camp community are paramount; all reasonable efforts and precautions have been made to ensure the well-being of our campers and staff.  All protocols have been made in adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines and may change accordingly as mandated by the State of Connecticut. Hamden Hall expects that all individuals comply with the rules, policies, and procedures set forth to protect and safeguard our entire camp community.  

    All shared tables and chairs will be sanitized after each use.  Hand sanitizer will be available at locations stationed throughout the camp.  Regular hand-washing at least 20 seconds in length will be required throughout the camp day (before and after eating, after using the restroom, before handling food, after sneezing/coughing/nose blowing).  Touchless soap and paper towel dispensers will be available in restrooms.  Additionally, restrooms will be modified to limit the number of occupants at one time.  Enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices will be implemented. 

    Face masks are required indoors for all campers and staff (vaccinated and unvaccinated) except at lunchtime.  Face masks are no longer required outdoors.  Campers and staff have the option of wearing masks both indoors and outdoors and will not be discouraged from doing so.  The camp will maintain a supply of disposable masks available for campers with misplaced or damaged masks.  Campers should plan on bringing several masks to camp and have a safe place to store their masks when not being used.  

    Every morning, we will collect daily health information for all campers and staff.  Parents will be responsible for assessing their children prior to the start of each camp day.  Parents will certify for each child a wellness check and confirm no recent COVID-19 contact.  Further details in regard to the check-in process will be forwarded to each family.  We ask that campers and staff who have any COVID-19 symptoms or are otherwise sick, do not come to camp.

    As in the past, our health facility at camp will have a designated isolation area.  Campers experiencing symptoms of illness will be assessed by the camp nurse.  If determined that a camper is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, the individual will be placed in isolation and sent home.  Return-to-camp guidelines and clearance by a primary care physician must be met before an individual may return to camp.  In the case of a confirmed case of COVID-19 among campers or staff, we will notify families and staff about the exposure and will conduct contact tracing to determine the extent of exposure.

    Based upon State of Connecticut guidelines, the camp will be divided into five separate cohorts with a maximum of twenty campers in each cohort.  These cohorts will remain separate from each other during daily activities, lunch, swim lessons, and free swim.  Each cohort will have its own dedicated staff. 
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  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Campers and Parents, 

    Welcome back!  We have missed all of you and we hope that you and your family are well and looking forward to camp this summer.  

    As you would expect, there will be several changes to what would have been our "normal" camp program.  Many of them are outlined in the section below that describes the health and safety protocols that we will be following this year.  Please understand that, as the response to the pandemic moves forward, many of these protocols may change by the time that camp opens and also during the camp season itself.  It is a very "fluid" situation and we will try to keep you well-informed about any changes in protocol that occur.

    The other significant changes involve the length of the camp season, our daily hours, the per-week cost, and the process for accepting payments.  During the school year, Hamden Hall was able to remain open and provide our students with the opportunity to have in-class instruction.  We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish.  In order for that to happen, we utilized all of our available facilities and divided our student population into separate cohorts.  One of those cohorts was assigned to the Beckerman Athletic Center and, as a result, portions of the building were converted into classroom space.  Since we need time to convert back to "camp mode", our season this year will be five weeks in length and will run from June 28th to July 30th.  We will still be able to offer a limited number of our sports camps and they will be held during the second and third week of June and the first week of August.  Since we can no longer have mixed groups of campers, we are unable to offer AM and PM Extended day coverage.  In light of that, we have lengthened our camp day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. and, with the extended hours, it was necessary to increase the per-week cost to $340.  Finally, to limit the amount of direct contact and streamline the payment process, all of our registrations will be completed on-line and all payments will be made by credit card.

    Even with the restrictions, we are excited about the upcoming season and we are working hard to provide your child with a safe and rewarding camp experience.

    Stay well!

    Bruce Rich
    Director of Summer Programs
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  • Victory Soccer (AM Session / June 21-25; Full Day Session / August 2-6) - CLOSED

    Victory Soccer (AM and Full Day Sessions) scheduled for the weeks of June 21st and August 2nd have reached maximum enrollment and are now closed.  If you would like to add your child's name to the cancellation list for this week, please contact Marie Arserio by email (marserio@hamdenhall.org) or by phone (203-752-2600).  There are still limited openings in basketball camp and in several of the weeks of Camp Hornet.
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  • Wacky World of Sports (June 14-18) - CLOSED

    Wacky World of Sports scheduled for the week of June 14-18 has reached maximum enrollment and is now closed.  If you would like to add your child's name to the cancellation list for this week, please contact Marie Arserio by email (marserio@hamdenhall.org) or by phone (203-752-2600).  There are still limited openings in basketball camp and in several of the weeks of Camp Hornet.
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    Camp Hornet has reached maximum enrollment for all five of our sessions.  If you would like to add your child's name to the cancellation list for any of the closed weeks, please contact Marie Arserio by phone (203-230-2424) or by email (marserio@hamdenhall.org).
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  • Tennis Camp (June 14-18; June 21-25) - CLOSED

    Tennis Camp scheduled for the weeks of June 14-18 and June 21-25 have both reached maximum enrollment and are now closed.  If you would like to add your child's name to the cancellation list for either of the two weeks, please contact Marie Arserio by email (marserio@hamdenhall.org) or by phone (203-752-2600).
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Camp Hornet - Welcome back to the fun and excitement!
(Skiff Street Campus)
2021 Dates:  June 28 to July 30

Come join us at the Beckerman Athletic Center for a single week or for all five weeks of an exciting and fun camp experience - swim in the heated pool - play inside at one of our air-conditioned activity areas - play outside on our lush, green fields - fill your day with games, arts & crafts, and special activities - let your imagination run wild during one of our theme days - make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Sports Camps - Get ready to play!
(Skiff Street Campus) 

Develop your athletic skills - learn a new sport - experience new challenges!

Summer Programs Director: Bruce Rich
203-752-2600 Ext 453 

Camp Hornet Director:  Claire Rich
203-752-2600  Ext 467

Sports Camp Director: Joe Fontana
At Summer Academy - We Create Independent Learners!
(Whitney Avenue Campus)
2021 Dates:  July 5 to July 30
credit classes run June 28 - Aug. 6

Summer is a time for enrichment and exploration - fun and excitement while developing academic and creative talents. All of our classrooms are air-conditioned and inviting. Our teachers are known for their outstanding teaching and individual attention.  

Please look under the Summer Academy menu for detailed information about our offerings.

Summer Academy Director:  Allison Ehrenreich
203-752-2600  Ext 458

More Information

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  • Registration

    Please register for the programs you wish by filling out the online registration form and your credit card payment.  Please use one form per child.  This year, in order to maintain proper safety protocols, all registrations and payments in full will be processed online.  We will not be accepting mail-in registrations or walk-up registrations.  
  • Medical Information

    In order to meet state standards and insurance requirements, each camper/student must have completed medical and emergency forms on file with the Summer Programs office one week prior to the first day of attendance.  Forms will be mailed home with the confirmation of enrollment or can be downloaded in advance from our website.  There is a registered nurse on-site at camp, and many of our staff are certified in both AED/CPR and First Aid.  Our entire senior camp staff is epi-pen trained.
  • Lunch/Snacks

    For all of our campers, lunch and snack items must be brought from home.  A juice box, a piece of fruit, some cookies all make appropriate snacks that may be consumed in a short amount of time!  Only non-perishable foods should be used in your child's lunch; a frozen pack may be included.  A frozen juice box works well and then can be consumed as it thaws.  Hamden Hall is a peanut-free campus.
  • Change/Cancellation Policy

    Any program may be canceled because of insufficient enrollment, in which case, the registration fee would be refunded in full.  Once a registration is processed, any subsequent change in registration made by you will result in a $25.00 administrative fee.  For cancellations made before May 31, 2021, you will receive a full refund minus the $100.00 non-refundable deposit.  Cancellations after May 31st will not receive a refund.  If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Bruce Rich (brich@hamdenhall.org).

Hamden Hall Country Day School

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