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Summer 2021 Update #3

Good afternoon Wheeler Summer Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of February! Summer Camp registration is far exceeding our expectations, and we really can’t wait for our Seekonk campus to be filled with campers again come June. We have been meeting with our summer counselors, staff and specialists, all of whom are equally excited! Did you know that Wheeler summer counselors all must be high school graduates, many of whom are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees? We also pride ourselves in having many staff who work as full-time classroom teachers or in full-time roles in educational settings. We think that’s pretty special and hope you do too!

Camps are filling up fast and space is more limited this year than in previous years. Secure your spot now if you haven’t already or register for additional sessions! To learn more about summer programs and to register, visit wheelersummercamp.com.

As we continue to diligently prepare to welcome your camper(s) back to Wheeler Summer, we want to remind you that we are still in an evolutionary phase of summer planning and will communicate any major changes to you through a series of updates. We will touch base again at the end of March, but keep an eye out for the communication coming at the end of April. This will paint the best picture of what this summer will look like in terms of Covid-related guidelines. Other communications may be sent outside of this series of updates.

Testing & Vaccinations: While we cannot guarantee anything yet, we are working closely with the Wheeler Health Team to better understand if we will be able to potentially provide BinaxNow testing during the summer for all campers and staff. We are also keeping a close eye on vaccine information and, specifically, how and when it could potentially be made available to campers/staff.

Health Paperwork: All campers are required to submit updated health paperwork to include the most recent physical (within the last 18 months prior to end of camp Aug. 20) and updated immunization reports. Simply scan and email to SummerCamp@Wheelerschool.org before the start of camp on June 14th.

Registration: Camps are filling up! Secure your spot now; register for more Wheeler Summer or tell your friends about us! Visit: wheelersummercamp.com.

We are excited to announce the official launch of Wheeler Summer’s Counselor In Training (CIT) program.

Designed for rising Juniors and rising Seniors in high school, Wheeler Summer’s Counselor in Training program is specifically designed for teens who want to develop their leadership skills, work in a camp setting and upon completion, be eligible to work as a counselor at Wheeler Summer.

  • Participants must have minimally completed their sophomore year of high school.
  • 4-week program: Session 2 (June 28-July 9) (Week 1: Classroom-style learning --Week 2: Combination of hands-on and classroom learning) Return Session 3 (July 12-23) or Session 4 (July 26-Aug 6) for two-week Jr. Counselor role and observation.
  • Officially Graduate CIT Program - eligible employment for remainder of summer and/or following summers. Please note: Wheeler Summer takes pride in our staffing model. All staff and counselors are minimally high school graduates. Successful completion of the CIT program is the only way for high school students to become eligible for employment to work at our camp.

To learn more about the CIT Program and/or to register, visit: https://wheelersummercamp.com/faq-items/c-i-t-counselor-in-training-program/

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