Despite the fact that mask mandates are lifting, Wheeler Summer’s masking policy will remain the same.
Because our camp community is mixed between many vaccinated persons and some who are not yet vaccinated or eligible to be vaccinated, Wheeler Summer is going to continue to maintain masking for all throughout the summer. We feel confident in being an outdoor camp and being able to allow more opportunities for mask breaks. However, rainy days will be a challenge as we will need to move all campers indoors and masks will be required indoors entirely.
Parent Manual to include COVID Updates & Health Policies/Procedures
You will be receiving an updated, fully-detailed health plan within the next month. We are very hopeful that all of your questions and concerns will be addressed and answered in that manual.
AM Care (before camp extended day)
AM Care will not run for Summer 2021. However, we will be opening the gates at 8:15am and allowing families to drop-off as early as that time. The state is calling for cohorted, stable groups. This will allow us to appropriately staff and manage each of our 12+ stable groups.
PM Care (after camp extended day)
Our extended-day, PM Care program will only run until 5pm (not 6pm) this summer. The state is calling for cohorted, stable groups. This will allow us to appropriately staff and manage each of our 12+ stable groups.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Pods Swimming again this summer. Pods has been operating in-person swim lessons at their indoor swim facility and are familiar with best Covid practices for the pool. In order to safely manage changing rooms and with MA State guidelines reducing pool occupancy to 50%, we will start the summer off with ONE daily swim lesson for each group. We are hopeful that as we progress through the summer we can slowly evolve back to our traditional two swim sessions per day for traditional day camps. We appreciate your understanding with this current plan. We understand the hot New England Summer weather and will have additional water activities during the camp days.
We truly understand your need for childcare and solidifying your plans for this summer. We will be meeting with the local board of health to better understand the guidelines which will help us better interpret our current enrollment numbers. We are doing our best to expedite these important decisions and truly appreciate your patience. Please be on the lookout for email communication pertaining to the waitlist within the next two weeks.
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. You may mail to Wheeler School, Attn: Wheeler Summer, 216 Hope St., Providence,RI 02906 or if comfortable, simply scan and email to SummerCamp@Wheelerschool.org before the start of camp on June 14th.
Wheeler Summer 2021 Risk Mitigation Breakdown
*Family Update #7 will include detailed Wheeler Summer Risk Mitigation Polices and Procedures
- Potential Testing on the 1st Monday of each session
- Daily Safety App Screening
- Stable Groups based on 2-week sessions
- Mask Wearing
Introducing, Wheeler Summer Beach Towels
Gear up for summer with your very own Wheeler Summer beach towel (don’t forget to label it with your name)! Towels are available for purchase through the new Wheeler School on-line store!