FAQs

What is priority registration?

Registration opens to current Potomac families and returning camp families on January 7. Camp families must have registered within the past two summers to qualify for priority registration.  All members of the family are eligible for priority registration. Priority registration does not guarantee a spot in any of our programs as space is limited and registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs may fill before priority registration is completed.

Will my camper be grouped with their friends?

Camp is all about making new friends and we encourage campers to do just that. If there is a specific individual that your child would like to be grouped with, please indicate this on your registration form. We must receive the request from both families and do not guarantee placement requests. We cannot make last-minute group switches on the first day of the session.

Can I arrange a visit to campus before the first day of camp?

No indoor visits are permitted due to COVID-19 protocols. The campus is open on the weekends, and you may drive in to view the campus.

What should I do if my camper is absent?

To report an absence please call or email your child’s specific camp at the appropriate number by 8:30 am on the day of absence. View our Camp Directory here. Camps fees are not prorated or refunded for camp absences.

What do you need if my child will need medication at camp?

Please visit our Health and Wellness page.

Do you offer snack/lunch?

Summer@Potomac does not provide food during camp. Campers must bring their own lunch, snack and refillable water bottle. Lunches are kept inside of air conditioned rooms during the camp day, but refrigeration is not available. Sharing food is not permitted. Please be aware that we are not a nut-free campus.

What qualifications do the swim instructors have?

During online registration families may give permission for their camper to participate in swimming and wading activities. We use the Red Cross Swimming Program as a guide for helping our campers develop their swimming abilities. All of the swimming instructors are certified lifeguards, and some may have additional instructor certifications. In addition to the swim instructors actively teaching skills, other lifeguards are always on duty.

Pool safety?

The safety of children is our primary concern in all activities; Campers may be removed from the pool area for disregard of pool rules and for unsafe or inappropriate conduct.

Does my campers class go on field trips?

If your child is enrolled in a program that takes field trips, we will notify you in advance of the date and destination.  If a child does not choose to participate in the field trip, there is no alternate programming and the child should not attend camp the day of the trip. Please notify the camp director that the child will be absent.

Can my camper bring their favorite toy to camp?

All personal items should be labeled with the campers’ names. Please do not send precious or expensive items to camp. Summer@Potomac is not responsible for the theft or other loss of or damage to any personal belongings.

What is your policy on cell phone usage at camp?

Cell phones are permitted for end of day communication only. They may not be used at camp during the camp day and should remain in a camper’s backpack. Campers may not take pictures with their cell phones or post any photos on social media platforms. Loss of or damage to any cell phone is not the responsibility of Summer@Potomac.

What security measures are taken to keep my campers safe on campus?

The safety and security of our campers is a top priority each day. There is a gate house at the School’s entrance, and we follow Potomac’s safety protocols and procedures. All campus visitors must check in at the gate house upon arrival.

Are visitors allowed on campus?

Potomac’s campus access is currently restricted to invited guests only. Campus visitors must adhere to all of the school’s COVID-19 protocols, including, masking and social distancing requirements.

Do you take photos/video of campers?

During the course of camp, Summer@Potomac will take photographs, and video/audio recordings of activities for use in Potomac print and digital publications, social media platforms, communications, and advertising, and in external print, digital, and broadcast media. If you do not want your child photographed during camp, please submit a written request to summer@potomacschool.org,  that no photos are to be taken and attach a current photo.