Summer@Annie Wright FAQs & Expectations

Continue to check back, as our FAQs page will continue to take shape as we hear from parents & caregivers! In the mean time, don't hesitate to reach out to summer@aw.org with any questions you may have.

FAQs

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  • What are the hours?

    Summer@Annie Wright sessions begin at 9:00 am and go until 4:00 pm with half-day, and full day options. Drop-off and check-in begins at 8:30 am.

    If you sign your camper up for a full day, our Summer@Annie Wright staff will take care of them during the lunch hour. Just send a sack lunch along with your camper – and we'll take care of the rest!
  • What does my full-day camper do from 12:00-1:00 pm?

    If you sign your camper up for a full day, our Summer@Annie Wright staff will take care of them during the lunch hour. Just send a sack lunch along with your camper – and we'll take care of the rest!
  • What extra precautions are you taking due to COVID-19?

    We are following all local health and government requirements and guidance. Below are a few of the adjustments we have made.
    • There will be no more than 10 campers in a group with the same two adults in the group for the entire day.
    • Our covered classrooms will be mostly outside for ventilation purposes as long as the weather permits.
    • We have facilities and housekeeping on sight at all times.
    • Restrooms and indoor learning spaces will be assigned to the same group of campers throughout the week.
    • We will be doing temperature checks and health screening questionnaires each day.
    • Pick-up and drop-off will be from the vehicle as much as possible with an outdoor line with six-foot distance markers.
    • All campers are required to wear a well fitting face mask at all times. 
    • Any camper traveling out-of-state through a transportation hub (airport, train station, or bus terminal) must test 3-5 days after their return to WA, quarantine for a total of 7 days (from their return date) and show proof of the negative test. Or, a camper can opt not to test and instead quarantine for 10 days.
  • What should my camper wear?

    There is no uniform for summer programs. Your camper should wear appropriate, comfortable active wear and athletic shoes with a closed toe and heel. Hats are also acceptable. For special occasions, campers may be encouraged to wear spirit dress that is in theme with the camp.

    The following items are not permitted:
    • pajamas or pajama-type clothing
    • strapless tops or dresses; tops must have straps at least three fingers wide
    • clothing with holes, fraying, or tears
    • open-heeled or open-toed shoes, sandals or flip flips 
    • apparel depicting or referring to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, political messaging, inappropriate language or suggestive behavior
    • short shorts or skirts
    • low-cut or midriff-showing shirts
  • What should my camper bring?

    Your camper should bring the following items labeled:
    • face mask
    • sunscreen 
    • extra set of clothes
    • comfortable athletic shoes (no open-toed shoes or flip flops)
    • snacks (without nuts preferred)
    • swim suit & towel (swim camp only)
    • lunch (full-day campers only)
     
    Campers may not bring:
    • personal items from home not on the daily packing list above
    • games or toys from home
    • any weapon or replica of a weapon, or any item intended to be used as a weapon
    • Cell phones and other technology are discouraged. See below.

    Technology policy
    Cell phones and other technology devices and accessories are discouraged. If they are brought they must remain in the backpack and can only be retrieved after permission from an adult. Technology provides powerful tools for learning and communication, but for campers, it also presents the possibility for distraction and diminishing students’ emerging skills of attentiveness and ability to focus. In order to use technology, including laptops, cell phones, wearable technology, and any other devices - students must seek permission and use it under supervision, and it must be Summer@Annie Wright related. Campers who are found using their cell phones during the day will be reminded to put their phones away, and campers who repeatedly use their phones without permission risk confiscation and the loss of other privileges.
  • What is the ratio of counselors to campers?

    The average counselor to camper ratio is 10:1. 
  • What is your refund policy?

    Annie Wright Schools maintains a policy of allowing for refunds up to June 1, 2021. After June 1, 2021, Annie Wright Schools has a no refunds policy.  In the event a member of your family or child contracts COVID-19 before camp and cannot attend, please reach out to Andrew Braunstein to transfer your week of session(s) to a later date.   
     
    Our registration processor, Active Networks, has a protection service available for a small percentage of the cost of camp which will refund you in certain events. Annie Wright Schools are not affiliated with this service; please reference Active Networks' website for questions.
     
    If Annie Wright Schools cancel camps for any reason (including COVID-19 reasons), we will provide a full refund. 
  • Are scholarships available?

    We aim to price summer programs fairly and do not offer scholarships at this time. Payment plans are available to families who register before May 1.
  • Where do I go for questions?

    Our Summer@Annie Wright team looks forward to working with you.

    If you have any questions, you can email summer@aw.org or contact Andrew Braunstein, Assistant Athletic Director & Summer Camp Administrator, at 253.284.8646

Expectations

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  • Rules & Regulations

    Rules and regulations are deliberately kept to a minimum so that actions may spring from general principles of positive behavior. There are, however, certain areas in which we specify and outline certain expectations for behavior in and out of the classroom. Every effort is made to support children in positive choices through modeling, previewing expectations and reminding. Consequences for misbehavior include:
    • Exclusion from camp
    • Individualized behavior plan
    • Repeated disregard for community expectations results in referral to the camp director and ultimately suspension.
  • Behavior & Discipline

    Self-discipline is a characteristic of Summer@Annie Wright. The school expects that students conduct themselves in ways that are conducive to maintaining high moral standards and academic, athletic, and social achievement. The foundation of the system is respect: respect for learning, respect for others, and respect for the place in which one learns. Self-discipline and the ability to distinguish right from wrong are challenges that each student will meet during his/her life as a citizen. Annie Wright Schools does not tolerate behavior that is disruptive, destructive, or illegal, and works with children and their families to promote positive social interactions and appropriate behaviors.
  • Medications & Health

    Medications
    It is necessary for staff to supervise the dispensing of all medication at camp. Therefore, medicine will be stored and locked away. If a camper requires continued medication, Summer@Annie Wright must have on file written authorization from the prescribing physician.

    • Give medications to camp director only. Do not give to the counselors, coaches or instructors.

    Illness, Injuries & Emergencies

    • In case of injury or serious illness, parents will be notified immediately. Campers who become ill during the day will be seen by the director. Campers who are not able to return to camp will be asked to rest until their parents or caregivers are notified and arrangements are made to take them home.
    • For the well-being of your camper and those around them, please do not send your camper if they are running a fever, have diarrhea, are vomiting or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE!

You can reach us at summer@aw.org or give us a call at 253.284.8646.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.