FAQ

How do I know if Nobles Day Camp is a good fit for my child?

Our goal is to provide the best experience for your child.  We strongly encourage a tour of our campus and an overview of the program prior to registering. Due to the many transitions that occur during the day, children who require para-professional services in school often will need the same assistance in camp. Please call the camp office prior to registration to discuss your child.

How do I register my child(ren) for camp?

Click onto our Registration page on our website. It is an online registration, and you will be creating your personal CampInTouch account that you can monitor at anytime.

Can I request that my child be in the same group as their friend?

If you would like to request your child be placed in a group with one of their friends, there is a space on the application form to do so. Each camper may request ONE friend, and the same friend must also request that camper. The friend request must be the same age and entering the same grade in the fall. Multiple friend requests will NOT be accommodated. Each child can only make one friend request per summer.

I know there are two weeks in a session. Can a session be split or prorated?

Sessions cannot be split or prorated.

What is your change or cancellation policy?

 

  • A $200 deposit per session for each camper is required to register.  This is applied to your tuition balance.   The deposit is refundable for 30 days from the date of registration.  
  • Within 30 days of registration, the refundable deposit can be applied to other enrolled sessions.  
  • After the 30 days, any sessions that are canceled will forfeit the $200 deposit. The forfeited deposit cannot be applied to other enrolled sessions.
  • After 30 days, all other tuition* is refundable until May 6, 2024. (*Each camper’s $200 deposit per session is non-refundable after 30 days of registration.)
  • After May 6, 2024, if you choose to withdraw your child from any or all sessions, no credits or refunds will be given (this includes tuition and all additional option fees).

 

I am waitlisted. Now what?

Whether you are waitlisted for a camper session, a seat on a bus, or both, here is what you need to know about the next steps.

Do campers bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at camp? How can I buy lunch?

Campers have the option to bring their own picnic lunch to camp or purchase lunch in advance on a weekly basis.  White milk, chocolate milk, water, and fruit are provided each day for all campers.  Click here for a list of menu options and lunch and cookout allergens.

Lunches for purchase are offered Monday through Thursday, with the exception of campers entering grades eight and nine who will only be able to order the days they are not traveling.  Lunch includes one of the following: hot entrée of the day, sandwich, wrap or salad. Fruit and snack are included.  The cost for this program is $36 per week.  The deadline to place a lunch order is TUESDAY for lunches the following week.

Friday is all-camp cookout day! Every Friday, Nobles Day Camp provides a cookout for all campers with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fruit and chips.

 

Is extended care offered before and/or after the camp day?

We offer three extended-day programs.  These add-on programs are available daily or weekly, Monday through Friday, and provide a supervised choice of quiet or active activities.

AM Care is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the main athletic center near the day camp office.  The cost is $20/day or $75/week.

PM Care is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the main athletic center near the day camp office.  The cost is $30/day or $100/week.

Stay and Play is for campers who usually end their camp day at 2:00.  It is from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and a continuation of the camp day as campers stay with their groups. The cost is $30/day.

Please call or email the day camp office to register.

Does Nobles Day Camp offer bus transportation to and from camp?

Nobles Day Camp offers bus transportation either one way or round trip to/from the following locations:

Brookline – Baker School & Brookline High School
Needham – DeFazio Park, Mitchell School & Newman School
Newton/Waban – Waban Public Library
Medfield – Shaw’s Plaza
Westwood –  Westwood High School

The AM busses leave the bus stops between 8:00 and 8:15 am and get to Nobles Day Camp by 8:30.

The PM busses leave Nobles Day Camp by 4:00 pm and get to the bus stops around 4:15 or 4:30.

Seats on the bus are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We recommend registering early, as buses usually fill quickly.  You may sign up for transportation while registering your camper or at a later date by signing into your account. All of our buses are equipped with seat belts.

Bus Fee Per Session:  $85.00 one-way or $170.00 round trip.  Prices are per family.

Click here for the bus schedule.

When is drop-off and pick up by car?

 

  • Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 am and afternoon pick-up begins at 4:00 pm
  • The camp day starts at 9:00 am
  • Camp ends at 4:00 pm
  • AM Care (7:30-8:30) and PM Care (4:00-6:00) are available
Do you have health care providers on site?

There are three health care providers on site during regular camp hours. Many of our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. The entire camp staff is trained on how to use an EpiPen.

What is your discipline policy?

We have a no tolerance bullying policy. Our counselors receive training on our Behavioral Management Plan.

What happens at camp during extreme weather, like rain or heat?

We are fortunate to have access to indoor facilities.  Our activities either run as scheduled, or take place in an alternate activity location that is better suited for the conditions. We are, also, able to provide shuttle service to areas of the camp.  Proper rain gear is still suggested.  On hot days, we pay close attention to the heat index and alter activities accordingly.

How do you screen your staff?

All staff members and volunteers are required to complete a CORI and SORI each season. In addition, they are fingerprinted through a national FBI search. All employees must submit an application and three written references, and are personally interviewed. The majority of our staff is personally connected with current Nobles Day Camp staff or Noble and Greenough school employees.

What does your swim program entail?

American Red Cross certified swimming instructors/lifeguards work with each child and help them progress in their swimming skills.  To determine their swimming ability, campers will be tested and placed in the appropriate Red Cross level.

Owls Nest Swimming Program (Pre-K & Kindergarten): Campers participate in a daily instructional swim lesson.

Big Camp Swimming Program (1s-Juniors):  Campers participate in a daily instructional swim lesson. Our 9 am–4 pm campers receive an additional free swim period in the afternoons.

Big Camp Teen Swimming Program (Seniors, 8s and 9s): Instructional swim is not provided for these campers. They follow a typical camp schedule when they are on campus, which includes a block of free swim time.

Click here for more information on our swim program.