Policies

Give your children the summer of their lives at Strong Wings! Our adventure school in Nantucket, MA, features a number of policies that help ensure the safety of each of our campers.

Strong Wings is licensed by the Town of Nantucket Board of Health and is in compliance will all state regulations governing the safe operations of day camps. Parents have the right to review background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request. To ensure quality, safety and proper enrollment we strictly adhere to our registration and camp policies.

Registration Policies

Cancellations for any reason prior to May 15 may result in the loss of deposit. Cancellations after May 15 may result in forfeiture of payment.

Enrollment may be limited in all camps. Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and is only complete after all applicable medical forms and deposits have been received. We cannot hold a space 'open' for any child.

Applicable deposits must accompany all registration forms.

Any outstanding fees must be paid in full prior to each week of camp. Failure to do so may result in a cancelled registration and a forfeit of deposits.

Students will not be enrolled in camp and may not attend until all medical and registration forms have been received. Registration forms and medical forms may be faxed or mailed.

A confirmation email will be sent after registrations are received. Please check for accuracy.

Camp Policies

Students must arrive at their base camp (9 Nobadeer Farm Road) promptly each morning at the starting time specified for each camp. Late arrivals may miss important details of the activities offered that day and their chance to choose their activity for the day.

Students are not allowed to be dropped off early or picked up late, unless prior arrangements have been made with the director. Strong Wings is not responsible for students before or after camp.

Unless otherwise noted, bicycles and helmets must accompany every student each day. No child will be allowed to attend on any day without a bike and helmet. Bicycles must be in good working condition prior to arriving at camp.

Backpacks with lunches must accompany every student each day. Bathing suits, water bottles and sunscreen are essential. Please be prepared. (a separate supply list will accompany your confirmation email).

Students should be prepared for inclement weather, as groups will be outside at all times (with the exception of First Explorers).

Inappropriate or unsafe student behavior may result in parental contact and removal from camp for the day. A second incident may result in permanent removal from camp and tuition may not be refunded.

Safety Is Our First Priority

We pride ourselves on hiring extremely qualified and enthusiastic leaders for our camps. All of our instructors are CPR, First-Aid and Lifeguard certified, and must complete our intensive instructor training and orientation program prior to the start of camp.

Each morning our instructors take attendance and ensure that campers have everything they will need for the day, including food, water, and sun block. Bike counselors check bikes to make sure they are in good riding condition, and make sure campers have their helmets. Instructors review general safety information with campers, including the “4 dangers” of Nantucket (ticks, dehydration, sunburn, and poison ivy), review emergency procedures, and encourage campers to communicate any questions or problems throughout the day. Instructors also review more detailed safety instructions prior to specific activities (e.g. bike safety before biking, water safety before water activities, climbing safety before rock climbing or ropes course activities, etc.).

Instructors are vigilant throughout the day about keeping the group together and ensuring both campers’ physical and emotional safety. Every instructor carries guardian contact information and medical information for each camper in his or her group. He or she also has phone numbers for the Director of Programming (Chris Getoor) and Assistant Director (Claire Winship), both of whom are available throughout the day to address any issues and to communicate with parents if necessary. Instructors keep daily records of activities and incidents in camp journals, and report any concerns to the Director or Assistant Director of Programming at the end of the day, or during our daily pre-camp meeting.

We look forward to a safe and positive summer at Strong Wings. Please feel free to contact us to speak further about our safety policies.

Please feel free to contact us to speak further about our safety policies. We look forward to a safe and positive summer at Strong Wings and welcome children ages 5 through 15 from throughout the country.