Summer Program Policies

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Summer Policies


Sunblock Policy

All children are encouraged to bring their own sun block with them each day with their name clearly labeled on the container. All children will be reminded by counselors and senior staff members throughout the day to reapply sun block to prevent any burns.  As a result, we recommend that parents send in sun block that is in a spray bottle. If the sun block is provided in a spray bottle the staff is allowed to spray on the sun block and the child will be asked to rub it in. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Recreation Office at (781) 741-1464.

Allergy Awareness Policy

In the interest of promoting a safe and healthy environment for children participating in the Recreation Summer Program, we ask that the parents of children with severe allergies notify Recreation staff of their child’s allergy and provide all food for snacks, lunches, and special occasions. We also ask that campers with EpiPens carry one with them at all times in addition to leaving one in the Rec office.  We know from past years that a number of campers do suffer from moderate to severe peanut allergies. Due to this knowledge we strongly suggest that all parents avoid sending their children to camp with foods containing peanuts. Counselors will encourage children not to share lunches and to wash their hands after eating. Furthermore, if necessary, a section of the lunch area will be designated as “peanut free” in order to reduce exposure. However, the Recreation Department does not accept responsibility for the contents of campers’ lunches.

Pick-Up Identification Policy

Any adult picking up a child at the end of the camp day will be required to present a valid driver’s license to a member of the senior staff. If the name on the license does not match that of a parent or person listed on the release waiver, the child will remain at the Recreation center until permission for the child to leave can be obtained from the parent.

Medical Policy

Please be advised of the updated medical policy for the Hingham Recreation Summer Camp Programs. Children will be sent home immediately in the case of: 
  • An elevated temperature (100F or higher) – May return to camp when temperature is normal for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.  
  • They are vomiting- May return to camp when vomit free for 24 hours.  
  • They have a skin rash- May return when the rash is cleared or with a doctor’s note.     
  • They have 2 loose or watery stools in one day- May return to camp when 24 hours without diarrhea. 
  • Eye redness, swelling, or discharge- May return to camp with a doctor's note no eye discharge.

Please read our medical policy for the full document.

Weather Policy
In the Case of Rain or Weather Events
-We will be watching the weather closely each day.
-We need a Contact number or numbers that will be our best option to speak with someone.
-If a program has begun and Thunder Showers are moving in, we will call the contact number for children to be picked up.
-If rain is “expected” during the time of the program we will evaluate each day and program separately and make a decision based on timing and severity.
- If the decision to cancel a program for any reason is reached, it will be posted on our website and we will call the contact number to inform all participants. Decisions will not be made until about an hour before program is scheduled to begin(ie. If a program begins at 9:00 AM, a decision will be made to cancel at 8:00 AM)

All of our 2020 Summer Programs are being held 100% outdoors. In the event of cancellation during the program, children will need to be picked up promptly.

If a program is cancelled due to weather, there will be a make up date on Friday and Saturday, if needed.