- Hours and Directions
- Drop-Off and Pick-Up (This page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Please check back later.)
- Lunch and Snacks
- What to Wear & Bring
- Camper Health Information
- All Camp Forms
- Contact Us
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We are limiting in-person contact this summer. Unfortunately, this means the camp office is closed to face-to-face interaction. We are always available to help with any issues during office hours by phone at 443.321.2575. When the office is closed, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
HEALTH OFFICE HOURS*:
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The nurse can be reached at 443.321.7852 to discuss medications and health issues or to answer any questions you might have.
Travel east on Route 50. Take the Aris T. Allen Blvd. Exit 22 (Route 665) to Forest Drive. Bear right onto Forest Drive east. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive. Turn right onto Hillsmere Drive. Proceed on Hillsmere Drive approximately 1 mile.
Travel south on I-97 to Route 50 east. Take the Aris T. Allen Blvd. Exit 22 (Route 665) to Forest Drive. Bear right onto Forest Drive east. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive. Turn right onto Hillsmere Drive. Proceed on Hillsmere Drive approximately 1 mile.
- Full day campers should bring a nut-free lunch and two nut-free snacks for morning and afternoon breaks.
- Morning-only and afternoon-only campers should only bring snacks for their half day programs.
- Please keep in mind we do not have refrigerators available for storage. Non-perishable foods or insulated lunch bags with ice packs are recommended.
- Full day campers will eat lunch with their group in their classrooms or at a designated area outside that is distanced from other groups.
- Summer at KEY is a "nut-restricted" camp. No foods containing any types of nuts are allowed. Please carefully check the labels on the foods you send to make sure they are nut-free.
- Campers should bring labeled water bottle(s) filled with the amount of water you think they will need for the day. If needed, counelsors will be able to refill camper water bottles following our COVID-19 protocols.
Campers should bring/wear the following each day:
- Backpack for belongings - campers may need to transport their items with them throughout the day.
- Beach towel
- Labeled sunscreen - campers should come to camp with sunscreen applied.
- Labeled water bottle(s)
- Nut-free snacks and lunch
- Shoes that can get wet for programs that involve water activities. Flip flops are not allowed.
- Athletic shoes for all sports programs - see camp descriptions for other requirements.
- Two masks/face coverings to be worn throughout the day.
- Cell phones - If you choose to allow your child to bring a cell phone to camp, the phone will need to remain in the camper's backpack throughout the day.
- Please do not send any extras like toys, trading cards, personal gaming systems, or music players, etc. with your child.
From time to time, the nurse must determine whether to send a child home. In such cases the child’s health, as well as the risk to the other members of the camp community, is considered. When it is determined that a child cannot remain in camp, the nurse will contact the parent or guardian first. If they cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called. Due to COVID-19, we are requiring that each camper has someone that can be on campus within 30 minutes to pick them up. As a result, it is important to have pick-up plans with emergency contacts in place.
Parents are encouraged to administer medication at home when possible. If any medication (prescribed or over-the-counter) must be taken at Camp, a Maryland State School Medication Administration Authorization Form must be completed and signed by a medical professional and by a parent or guardian. It should be turned in to the Camp Nurse along with the medication. The only exception will be for the non-prescription medications of acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). The Camp provides students with these medications, when necessary, if permission is given on the campers Medical Form, which will be filled out as part of the registration process.
Any medication to be given at Camp must be given to the counselor at drop-off in the original container. The counselor will bring it to the camp nurse. The medication container should be labeled with the following:
• Name of camper
• Name of medication
• Dosage of medication to be given
• Frequency of administration
• Route of administration
• Name of authorized prescriber ordering the medication
• Date of prescription
• Expiration date (Expired medications cannot be accepted or administered by the
Health Office personnel or designate. This includes inhalers and Epipens.)
Campers in grades five through eight may carry and self-administer inhalers and Epipens, once the Camp Nurse has received the appropriate documentation. The camper’s health care provider must sign the designated space on the Maryland State School Medication Administration Authorization Form (see above).
Please be aware that nebulizers, which are used to provide inhaled aerosolized medication for asthmatics, are no longer allowed on campus for student use. The Health Office is following best practice and specifically not using nebulizers until further notice due to the potential risk of aerosolized spread of the COVID19 virus. If your child requires nebulized respiratory therapy, please contact your child’s provider to discuss other options.
All medications should be picked up on the camper’s last day of camp. If not picked up within one week of the close of camp, the unused and unclaimed medication will be disposed of properly.
As long as your camper is currently enrolled in a public or private school in the United States, simply supply the name of the school on the registration form. If your child has not yet entered school or is enrolled in a school outside of the United States, a complete immunization record must be submitted to the Health Office as soon as possible. The Camp Nurse must verify that the camper is in compliance with the immunization requirements for Maryland.
If the camper is exempt from immunizations due to medical contraindication, an immunization record signed by a licensed health care provider must be submitted. Please note: Campers not immunized according to Maryland state guidelines due to religious objections will not be permitted to attend Summer at KEY.
Action Plans for Serious Medical Conditions:
If your child has asthma, severe food allergies, seizures, bee sting allergies, diabetes, or any other serious medical condition, the appropriate Action Plan form is required to be returned to the Health Office at least two weeks prior to the start date of their first camp. These forms can be found on our website in "All Camp Forms" in the tab below.
The completed paperwork can be emailed to Nurse Katie Anderson at email@example.com, faxed to 443.926.9394, or mailed to: Summer at KEY, Attn. Nurse Katie, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403. Be sure to allow plenty of time if mailing. Campers will not be able to attend camp until this information is received.