Summer Camp 2020 Starts June 15th!
elementary through high school options

Space of Mind Summer 2020 Camp Policies

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It’s been a long spring, and we know everyone is ready for an aweSOMe summer! 

We have made the decision to open after a lot of feedback from families, our coaches and a team of doctors and scientists. We’ve got an incredible catalog of programs that reflect the best of what we offer academically, creatively, socially and emotionally. 

As of the time of the drafting of this document, we have outlined the best practices that will make this the best possible summer under some really incredible circumstances. We remain encouraged that we will open according to the schedule we’ve drafted and are excited to welcome our staff and campers on campus. However, at any moment, everything and anything is subject to change. We will communicate changes to you immediately, compassionately and with as much optimism as we can muster. We will also be offering a selection of virtual programs, as well as private coaching both on campus and online. 

Here are a few things that you should know before registering:

Space is Limited!

In order to provide the safest and best prepared program, there is a limited number of campers we can accomodate per day. Group sizes will be eight campers with two coaches, so there will be lots of personal attention and “family-style” cohorts that can stay – and play – together. Don’t wait to register! We anticipate a waiting list based on the volume of inquiries already received. 

Scheduling

All camps are weekly. Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering part-time or half day enrollments. 

Discovery Session

Once you register, go ahead and click the link in your confirmation email to book your FREE Summer Family Discovery Session. This is our chance to get to know one another, learn about your goals for camp, explain our health, safety and sanitation procedures and answer any questions. Space of Mind isn’t your ordinary camp; we personalize EVERYTHING to ensure that we are amplifying each camper’s passions, meeting their needs and understanding your family’s dynamics and expectations.

What’s Included in Camp Fee

Our program is not just personalized, it’s also been refined to be strategically socially distanced, sanitized and as safe as we can make it in the wake of COVID-19. Our 4:1 camper-to-coach ratio allows us to maintain appropriate supervision and meet the needs of each camper. Our snacks and lunches will be chef-prepared and packaged individually to prevent any cross-contamination from shared serving space and dishes. We also will incur extra costs in association with providing a campus that is prepared to maintain proper health guidelines, including investing in PPE, daily building sanitizations each evening, weekly air filter changes, loads of sanitizer and EPA-approved disinfectant, extra supplies so everyone gets their own, biodegradable lunch containers and more. 

Is Financial Aid Available?

Yes, we have a limited amount of financial aid available. Please contact us at admin@myspaceofmind.com for more information.

Screening, Social Distancing, Sanitation & Safety

Screening. All staff and campers will be strongly encouraged to get tested before participating in camp. We will conduct a health screening during your initial discovery session and then again with a quick email survey or phone call the Sunday evening prior to each camp week. We will have a few short questions to ask you each morning at drop-off and another will be completed at pick-up. We know this may be repetitive, but better safe than sorry! We will be taking thermal temperature readings daily (we know that this doesn’t always detect the virus, but it can help us establish any patterns). If a camper develops symptoms, they will be isolated and will have to be picked up. 

Social Distancing. There will be five small groups (“cohorts”) of campers onsite each week, divided into five wings of our two-building campus. Two groups (15 campers) will meet in our Schoolhouse building and three groups (28 campers) will meet in The Hub, our new building directly next door. Each group will have their own entrance and restroom. Groups will not mingle unless we are outdoors and at a safe social distance. To the extent possible, coaches for each group will remain constant for the camp week. Parents, guardians and visitors are not permitted onto campus and should remain in cars for drop-off and pick-up.

Sanitation. Gloves are always worn in the kitchen, and food will be served in individual recyclable meal boxes to minimize shared contacts. All condiments will be single use or picked up with gloves. EPA-approved disinfectants will be used throughout the day, and our buildings are cleaned nightly by a cleaning crew who will resanitize the building for the next day’s use. Additionally, each group is in an area of either building that also has its own air conditioning unit. Filters will be cleaned and changed regularly. 

Safety. Campers will be required to wear clear face shields so that we can minimize airborne virus particles and still see everyone’s happy faces. Hand-washing will be our favorite activity, and hand sanitizer will be all around. We will designate a bag of supplies for each camper to use during the week, so they will not be sharing communal art supplies or objects. Games and activities will be structured with little to no contact with other campers. In fact, all campers will be encouraged to be spread out at all times. Increased outside play, snack and lunch will be planned during appropriate weather conditions.

Social Distancing After Hours

So that we can preserve the health of all of our staff and campers, we ask that during the camp week that your family recognizes that it’s a collective responsibility to keep socially distancing outside of camp and taking all available precautions to reduce exposure to the virus. We are opening camp because we believe that kids (and parents) need the summer to decompress from these last few months, and we are excited to create a safe, nurturing and creative space for that. 

Symptoms & Sickness Policy

If anyone in your family or our staff family gets sick, exposed to someone who is sick or has any symptoms on the COVID-19 list (fever of 100.4°F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomiting, etc.) within the two weeks prior to any camp day, we will ask you to stay home. 

We will not allow campers or staff with new or worsening signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to return to campus until: 

In the case of a camper or staff member who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to campus when all three of the following criteria are met: at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; or 

In the case of a camper or staff member who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to campus until the individual has completed the same three-step criteria listed above; or 

If the camper or staff member has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on a negative nucleic-acid COVID-19 test and an alternative diagnosis.

Refund Policy

Payment is due in full upon registration in order to hold a space for your camper. Registration is non-refundable (outside of our own COVID-19 Cancellation Policy) unless we have a camper on the waitlist to take your spot. However, registration IS transferable should you cancel after June 1, 2020, and you find a camper to take your spot in the event that there is no waitlisted camper.

Refunds will not be available for any non-COVID-19 sickness or vacation days.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

We are very prepared for a safe and fun summer. Sure, it will be a little strange, but out-of-the-box solutions are our special brand of magic at Space of Mind! Our registration system does not permit us to register for any programs without payment in full. However, we will be mindful of all local and state regulations and recommendations up until the day before each weekly session. If we cancel any camp days due to COVID-19 health risks, your registration fee for unused days will be refunded IN FULL. In the event of cancelling on-campus programs, we will offer a similarly-themed half-day virtual camp, and you can opt in at a 50% discount of the in-person rate. We will make all necessary supplies available for pickup or delivery. 

If a camper in your child’s cohort shows signs of COVID-19 as outlined above, all members of the cohort will automatically become eligible to finish the week in virtual camp at a pro-rated, 50% discount.

It is everyone’s responsibility to honor the health of others and continue social distancing and minimizing public exposure to protect one’s self and our SOM family during the off-hours (and on weekends if you are attending multiple weekly sessions).

Additional Documentation Required Upon Registration

• Physical Liability Release

• COVID-19 Liability Release

• Camper Preferences Form

• Online Camper Profile Form

• Camper Health Survey

• Camper & Family Assessment

• Medication Release

• Transportation Release

All camps are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Get Your Code On
( tweens & teens)

8/3/20 – 8/7/20
$450 for the week
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1 week series, for beginning learners. Great for all ages. Mostly concentrated on elementary and middle school learners. You will be introduced to block-based coding showcasing the basics of Javascript and Python where you will learn to create your own video game and/or story.

Girls Bunk Life
(tweens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20
8/3/20 – 8/7/20
$450 for the week
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Sleepaway camp is cancelled this year, but this is the next best thing. We’re bringing bunk life to daytime and bonding like besties over games, jewelry-making, storytelling, dance parties, drama, art, exercise and all the good stuff that turns moments into memories. Middle school years can also be full of the other kind of drama, so we’ll be strategizing and social skill-building to turn frienemies into friends, fears into adventures and confidence into a permanent state of mind!

Mixed MEdia
Art

7/20/20 – 7/24/20, (tweens & Teens)
$450 for the week
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Self-portraits are a process of self-discovery, and this week is all about finding one’s personality and purpose through mixed media self-portrait collaging based on our artist personality assessments. We’ll engage with well-known artwork, experiment with 2d and 3d collage techniques and end the week with an exhibition of our artistic alter-egos. This group is best for ages 6-12.

Summer Study Hall (kids, tweens & teens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20
7/20/20 – 7/24/20
7/27/20 – 7/31/20
8/3/20 – 8/7/20
8/10/20 – 8/14/20
$450 for the week
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Get your academics on this summer and have so much fun doing it! Whether you need to brush up on old skills, want to get ahead, need to work on your college applications or have support taking an online class, we’ve got you covered.

Our Summer Study Hall creates a fun and inspiring environment where academic coaches are on-hand to offer support, guidance, organizational and study skills. The day is also infused with creative, wellness and enrichment activities to break up the academics. Each participant will receive a customized Coaching Roadmap and weekly progress reports that help us align to personalized goals.
*additional course fees may be required if we are creating curriculum for your student.

SOMe Poets Society
(tweens & teens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20
$450 for the week
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Does your inner poet have SOMething to say? SOMe Poets’ Society is calling you to join us in sounding your barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. Go ahead and stand up on a desk. Wear a silly hat. Call yourself “Nuwanda” if you’d like. Together, we will break all the rules of poetry. This one-week workshop will end with an open mic poetry slam of our original poems and some of our favorites from the poets of the past and present.

Code SOMething
(kids & tweens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20
$450 for the week
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From imagination to coded animation, beginning-level developers will create their own video game in just a week. Through an introduction to block-based coding, Javascript and Python, we’ll explore the basics of game design and development, storyboarding, coding and the video game industry. Also included in the secret sauce: exploring how math, storytelling and social skills drive gaming in our culture and as a career.

Math Through Music,
Movies & Movement
(tweens & teens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20, (tweens & teens)
7/20/20 – 7/24/20, (kids)
$450 for the week
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Think about math from a different perspective by combining it with an appreciation of music, movies and movement. We’ll explore fundamentals like ratios, fractions, algebra, geometry and more! We’re out to prove that math is everywhere and makes everything we love more fun. This is a great opportunity to reinforce old concepts, learn new ones and erase belief systems that math is supposed to be hard, stressful or boring. Recommended for campers at an 8th-12th grade math level.

Harry Potter Humanities Camp
(kids & tweens)

7/13/20 – 7/17/20
$450 for the week

Kindness Matters Camp
(all ages)

7/27/20 – 7/31/20
$450 for the week

Back to School
Bootcamp

8/3/20 – 8/7/20, (Elementary)
8/3/20 – 8/7/20, (Middle School)
8/3/20 – 8/7/20, (High School)
8/10/20 – 8/14/20, (kids & tweens)
$450 for the week
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It’s going to take a big reboot to get back into school-mode this year! We’ll ease that transition with some tips, tricks and trials to make re-entry peaceful, productive and positive for every student (and their parents)! Focusing on time management, organization, academic and social skills, we’ll have fun while working on the fundamentals of school success leading into the new year. This group is best for elementary school students entering 1st-5th grade.

Ballers and Broadcasting
(tweens & teens)

8/10/20 – 8/14/20
$450 for the week
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Professional athletes have more to know than just how to play their game; they need to know how to navigate the media and management behind the scenes, too. In this action-packed week, athletes and sports enthusiasts entering grades 6-12 will workout their physical game while working on their professional game. Whether you’ve dreamed of making the play, calling the play, coaching the play or interviewing the player, this is your chance to explore professional sports from game-time to primetime.

SCUBA Certification &
Marine Life Adventures
(tweens & teens)

7/13/20 – 7/31/20
$450 for the week
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Everything is better down where it’s wetter! Join us for our SCUBA camp and earn your SSI Open Water Certification. We’ll learn all the academics, safety and equipment protocols in a safe and fun environment, as well as dive deep into all of the wonders of the ocean. In between SCUBA class and dives, we’ll learn about coral bleaching, reef fish IDs, shipwrecks, amazing dive sites, underwater photography and the innovators who inspire our exploration underwater. We’ll be diving local reefs, the Blue Heron Bridge and the 1,000 Mermaids Project.

Week One: Take the SCUBA course

Week Two: Pass the SCUBA test & do the pool lessons

Week Three: Dive! Dive! Dive!

$2,200

This is an experience you will never forget!

(Limited to 4 participants)

Two Day
Graffiti Workshop

Adults 7/18/20 – 7/19/20
Teens 7/25/20 – 7/26/20
$150 for 2 days
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Galera Collective Graffiti artists, Ripe and Buns, are sharing their street art sensibilities and secrets in this weekend workshop for teens. We’ll explore the impact of graffiti as urban storytelling, learn techniques for lettering and turning ideas into wall-sized images. This is a community classroom Project sponsored event. All profits will support advocacy training for educators and parents. Chef prepared snacks and lunch included.

$150