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Summer FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID-19 precautions is the school taking this summer?
We will continue to follow our COVID-19 health and safety procedures throughout the summer program. These include daily building sanitation, daily temperature checks and health checklists, mandatory face masks, social distancing, and smaller camper groups. There have also been small modifications to individual summer programs—these changes are specified on the Peace Weavers and Earth Keepers pages. These changes will be reevaluated in June in accordance with the state of the pandemic in our area.
What happens if OFS Summer Programs are required to close due to COVID-19?
If it is necessary to cancel summer programs for a duration of time for COVID-19-related reasons, parents will receive full refunds covering all weeks missed during the closure.
What should my camper wear?
Campers should dress in comfortable play clothing for that can get dirty. Campers must also have closed-toe and closed-back footwear while at camp for all outdoor activities - including blacktop and playground for 2 - 6 year-olds. Flip-flops and sandals may only be worn at the pool or water play. Spare clothing is kept in the camper’s cubby, locker, bag or stored on the Earth Keeper’s bus. Campers should pack full change of clothing including shoes.
What should my camper bring, pack?
Here’s an idea of what campers of all ages will need each day, or frequently throughout the week. Parents will receive a full list upon registration.  
  • A nut-free lunch
  • A full change of clothes and shoes
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim Stuff: bathing suit, towel, sandals/flip-flop
Is OFS a nut-free school?
Yes! For the safety and well being of all, the OFS strives to be a nut-free environment. This includes all tree nuts as well as groundnuts, such as peanuts. Please be mindful when selecting lunch and snack items - for instance, crackers, trail mix and nutrient bars.  
Do campers need a non-perishable lunch?
For campers in Little Explorers and Peace Weavers, we have refrigerators and microwaves that may be used to get serve the delicious, healthy lunch at the perfect temperature. Occasionally, Peace Weavers eat lunch off-campus on a field trip and will need to pack a non-perishable lunch on these days. Earth Keepers must pack a non-perishable lunch and snack each day. 
All campers staying in after-care receive a snack at the beginning of after-care. If you find your camper requires additional nourishment throughout the day, please send your child with extra food, and inform camp teachers.
My child is still mastering potty independence, can he or she participate in Summer Programs?
Bathroom independence is required to participate in Peace Weavers and Earth Keepers.
Can my camper switch from half-day to full-day?
Your camper may transition to from half-day to full-day at the start of a new session. If you believe your half-day camper may eventually transition to full-day, you can register with the full-day option, and attend half-day hours until the camper is comfortable and ready for full days! Please note: switching from half-day to full day requires paying rate-difference.
Can my child drop-in to before or after camp care?
There is no drop-in extended care for Little Explorers. If you wish to use before or aftercare, you must pre-register for the week or session. There is drop-in extended care provided for Peace Weavers and Earth Keepers, between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Parents will be invoiced for drop-in charges at the end of each camp session.