Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend Canterbury Summers?
All rising K-5th graders attending any local school are welcome to attend Canterbury Summers!
New this year: All rising PreK children attending any preschool are welcome to attend Canterbury Summers Jr.
Are the weeks themed?
No, just the opposite. Rather than focusing on specialized topics, the Canterbury Summers program gives campers time to play and experiment with activities and skills across our campus, from the monkey bars to canoeing. If we were to name a specialization, it would be our focus on teaching life skills with daily experiential activities that will help campers build character without even realizing it!
Why are these life skills important?
Today’s elementary school students have experienced years of disruption to a formative period in their social and emotional development, and recent research
indicates that remote learning could have a long-term impact on children’s mental health.
As opposed to more time in a classroom setting during the summer, Canterbury believes children are sorely in need of time to play and practice building kind, respectful relationships with their peers. Canterbury Summers will offer plenty of time for a variety of playful activities and guided exercises
to help campers learn important skills for their social and emotional development.
What will a typical day be like?
Campers are grouped by age to rotate through their daily activities which will change every week. No two weeks are the same, ensuring that campers who attend for multiple weeks will get a unique experience every week.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:30-9 a.m.: Arrival - a few activities open for campers
9-9:30 a.m.: Morning Rally
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Morning Activities -- campers will participate in four 30-minute activities
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch/ Indoor Activity
12:30-2 p.m.: Afternoon activities--campers will participate in two 45-minute activities
2-3:15 p.m.: Whole camp activity
3:15 p.m.: Closing meeting
3:30 p.m.: Dismissal
3:30-5:30 p.m.: After-camp care for those enrolled
What if I need to change or cancel my registration?
If you need to change an existing registration, there is a $10 fee per change. Please remember that we cannot guarantee placing your camper if camp sessions are full. Please note that refunds will only be given for serious extenuating health or family concerns. Our camp director will make this determination. Contact Tom Hartenstein via e-mail: Hartensteint@canterburygso.org
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Campers should arrive each day wearing sunscreen and carrying a refillable water bottle, a hat, additional sunscreen, and a nut-free lunch (Monday-Thursday.) Canterbury is a nut-free campus; please do not bring any foods containing nut products to camp. We will notify you about additional supplies by email prior to the start of camp.