Summerkids Extended Day
for all of our campers, from PreK to 9th grade
We run a robust (fee-based) "Extended Day" program for campers whose parents need additional care outside of the regular 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (SK-PreK) or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Summerkids and Summer Challenge) camp day. Families are able to sign up for morning or afternoon care, or both, should they need. Nearly half of our campers participate in our Extended Day program in one way or another.
We have staff onsite at camp from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. In all three programs, we allow half-hour drop-off/pick-up windows before camp begins and at the end of the day. If you are dropping off or picking up during those periods, you do not need to sign up for Extended Day. Please see each program's page for more information on camp hours.
Just like during our regular camp day, campers get to choose their activities at Extended Day. In the afternoons, these activities typically include an additional chance to swim in our lovely pool, a sport, a craft and usually a mellow game. We serve a snack before beginning our afternoon activities.
Summerkids Extended Day is staffed by some of the great counselors you will get to know over the course of the summer. We always have counselors from each of our three programs on hand to supervise "their" campers.
Because we keep our campers engaged in activities throughout our Extended Day, we ask that you allow a bit of time when picking them up; we won't dismiss them from activities until you arrive, and sometimes it takes a few minutes to finish up crafts or change after the pool. Should you be in a hurry, we suggest that you call us on your way to camp for "concierge" service; we will have your child waiting and ready when you arrive.
You are able to sign up for Extended Day in several ways. You may make your Extended care concurrent with your enrollment or you may sign up on an as-needed basis. You can enroll with your camp registration or let us know closer to the time that camp begins--whichever works best for your family. However, we do ask that you plan ahead a bit, as last-minute drop-ins are charged at a higher rate.
Any parent picking up after the 6 p.m. close of camp will be charged a late fee of $15 per child for each 15 minutes of a portion thereof.
If you have any additional questions about Extended Day, please call us in the camp office, 626.577.9979, or at camp during the summer, 626.398.1426.