- Hours and Directions
- Drop-Off and Pick-Up
- Lunch and Snacks
- What to Wear & Bring
- Camper Health Information & Forms
- 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.
Following suggested guidelines, 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.
To maintain safety protocols and allow your child to get to camp by its start time, it is imperative that you arrive to camp on time.
- Masks/face coverings must be worn by parents, campers and staff at drop-off.
- Campers should be dropped off at designated locations that will be posted on the website; specific times and locations to be determined.
- Everyone should remain in the car in the drop-off line.
- A staff member will meet you at your car in your assigned drop-off location to take and record your child’s temperature and go over the camper’s daily health assessment.
- Campers with a temperature of 100 or greater will not be allowed to stay at camp nor will any other camper riding in the same car. An individual with fever (temperature 100˚F or above) should remain at home until fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 48 hours. A confidential health log will be kept in the nurse’s office.
- Once the health information has been verified, the camper will be allowed to get out of the car and taken to camp by a counselor.
- Masks/face coverings must be worn by parents, campers and staff at pick-up.
- Campers must be picked up at 3:30 p.m. from the same location where they were dropped off unless they are registered for After Care. If taking a morning only camp, campers must be picked up at 12:00 from the same location where they were dropped off. After Care is not available for morning only camps.
- Campers will be escorted to their car by a counselor. Everyone must remain in the car.
- The counselor will ask for your family code (see below) and sign your child out.
- Family codes will be emailed to each family and will remain the same throughout the summer. Be sure to give the person picking up your child the code. Campers will not be released without it. If you lose your code, please call the camp office for assistance.
- Camp ends at 3:30. Families should arrive to pick up no later than 3:40. If you are not in the pick up line by 3:40 and not pre-registered for After Care, your child will be taken to After Care. In addition to extended care charges, late fees will apply and automatically be charged to the credit card on file. Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions. Late charges are billed per camper.
- If you are arriving late to camp, pull into the main parking lot, stop at the circle bench, and call the camp office at 443.321.2575. Everyone must remain in the car. An office staff member will meet you at the car to take the camper’s temperature and daily health assessment. Once the health information has been collected, the camper will be allowed to get out of the car and be escorted to their camp group.
- If you must pick your child up early, call the camp office to provide the pick-up time. When you arrive, pull into the main parking lot, stop at the circle bench, and call the camp office. Someone will bring your child out to you. You must remain in the car. The person picking up will need to provide the family code as described above.
- All campers should bring a nut-free lunch and two nut-free snacks for morning and afternoon snack breaks. Please keep in mind we do not have refrigerators available to store snacks. 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 Registration 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.