Q: What are the camp hours? Camp operates each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre and Aftercamp care are also available.
Q. How do I enroll my child?
New Families: Go to Enroll Now.
Returning Families: Please log in through the Parent Dashboard tab using your email address and password when prompted. Passwords may easily be reset by contacting the camp office.
Q. Do you accept credit cards?
You can only pay the deposit and lunch by credit card. Your tuition balance must be paid via check. If needed, we can work out a payment plan with you.
Q. Does Meadowbrook offer an extended day program?
Yes. An AfterCamp program runs from 4 to 6 p.m., except for the last day of camp which dismisses at 12:30 p.m. Tennis clinics will also be offered during AfterCamp hours on selected days. PreCamp care is available through Mazemakers, part of Meadowbrook's Summer Programs, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Q. How are campers grouped?
Campers are generally placed in groups based on their gender and the grade they will be entering in September. Campers may be placed in a mixed grade grouping, for example, a 3/4 group. Campers entering K in September may be placed in mixed gender groups depending upon enrollment and 6 th /7 th grade groups are coed during their afternoon choice periods.
Q. May my child request to be with a friend? Yes. There is a place on the enrollment form to write in a friend's name. While we try to honor these requests, no guarantees are made.
Q. Does the day camp provide lunch or snacks? Parents may purchase lunch on a weekly basis or to send in a bagged lunch for their child. The lunch menu and sign-up form will be available through the Parent Dashboard in the spring. Camp provides a morning snack for all campers and an additional snack for those campers staying for AfterCamp or a Tennis Clinic.
Q. Is Meadowbrook a peanut free camp? Meadowbrook is a peanut aware camp. This means that we ask parents to abstain from sending in any food containing peanuts. This includes (but is not limited to) peanut butter sandwiches or crackers, peanut butter cookies, trail mixes, candy containing peanut butter, and peanut snacks. However, we cannot guarantee that this happens 100% of the time. Our professional kitchen staff also strives to maintain a peanut aware lunch and snack menu.
Q. Is there a sibling discount? While Meadowbrook does not offer a sibling discount, there is a Multi-Session Discount for families purchasing 4 or more sessions.
Q. Who are the counselors? Our mature and dedicated staff is one of the strengths of the day camp program. Each of the camper groups is led by a Senior Counselor with support from high school or college aged counselors. Many of the Senior Counselors are teachers and/or parents. Others have been campers, teen trippers, and CIT's. Our Specialty Counselors have training or certification in their area.
Q. What is your camper/counselor ratio? Our ratios are in compliance with the American Camp Association standards and Massachusetts Department of Health Regulations and vary with age of the child. These ratios are: 5 to 1 for 4 - 6 year olds; 8 to 1 for 7 - 8 year olds; and 10 to 1 for 9 - 12 ½ year olds.
Q. Do you have a camp nurse? Yes, we have a fully qualified nurse who will oversee the health room and attend to campers' needs.
Q. What if my child has special needs? So that we may provide a positive camp experience to all children, we ask that you consult with the Director about your child's needs and the appropriateness of the camp's program for your child. As in school, some children with special needs may need support to have a successful summer experience.
Q. What are the camp office hours? The office staff is generally available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and will be able to answer most of your questions.