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We work with the Epicurean Group to provide healthy, fresh foods for all of our students throughout the year and in the summer (cost for lunch and snack included in camp fees). Our talented kitchen staff are very adept at accommodating children’s dietary needs, including vegan, gluten-free, dairy free–so please be sure to inform the Athenian Summer Team about your child’s food restrictions. Please also note that during the summer Athenian is a nut-free campus.
We provide extended AM care for campers starting at 8AM free of charge, however if you’d like your child to participate in the breakfast program we charge $8 per camper per meal, which must be bought for the entire session. Breakfast begins at 8AM and is served until 8:30AM. You can sign up for Breakfast Club through our registration portal as an “add on” during check-out. You can find a copy of our menu on the homepage of our website.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
Lunch is served from 12-12:30PM and is included in the cost of registration for both AM Half day campers and Full day campers (not a scheduled part of the day for PM Half day campers). Our camp staff show campers where to go for their meals, and how to request specific foods for health accommodations. You can find a copy of our menu on the homepage of our website.
Campers are welcome to bring their own lunch if they so choose. Please note that we are a nut-free campus and be cognizant of other children by not packing foods with nuts in your child’s lunch box.
For Full-day campers, snack is provided in the afternoon, which typically consists of a small bag of crackers or snack bar.
AM EXTENDED CARE
Morning Extended Care is free of charge and starts at 8AM. While we do not charge a fee for early drop-off, we do ask that you check off this “add on” option during registration so that we can take account of how many campers to expect in the mornings for our staffing planning purposes. Additionally, we provide “Breakfast Club” as an “add on” option during registration, which provides a hot breakfast and fruit/cereal options from 8-8:30AM daily at an additional charge of $8 per meal.
PM EXTENDED CARE
Afternoon Extended Care is an additional cost that you can “add on” as an option during registration. Extended care is staffed by seasoned camp counselors who engage with campers through a menu of choice activities: arts and crafts, games, and outdoor equipment. Afternoon Extended Care is from 3:30-5:30pm.
Please make every effort to arrive by 5:30 pm. We recognize that there are times when unavoidable challenges arise, and therefore, our policy is that after one occurrence of lateness, a $1.00 per minute penalty will be incurred. The staff will notify you at the time of pickup, and the fee will be charged to you. The Summer Programs Director will follow-up with the collection of this fee (that goes directly to the staff that must work overtime). If not paid immediately, a $5.00 processing fee will be billed to your account in addition to your late fee.
Any camper who has not been picked up will be directed to Extended Care. Please be aware that on the last day of camp for Session 3 we will not offer Extended Care. We will close at 3:45 PM.
Session 1: $157.50
Session 2/3: $175
We provide two different bus routes during the summer, and the cost is as follows:
- Session 1: $60 (each way)
- Session 2: $65 (each way)
- Session 3: $65 (each way
- Each sibling is 50$ off the above prices
Your child must be pre-registered to ride the bus through our registration system. Transportation is an “add on” in our system, and families can sign up for morning transportation, afternoon transportation, or both. The bus route can be found on the homepage of our website
Our school buses are the big yellow buses and will read “The Athenian School” on the side. If registration for transportation is low, we may be using our school vans. A daily safety inspection is performed on each vehicle. All drivers are certified school bus drivers and as such, follow all state and federal driving regulations. All school buses are equipped with cell phones.
Afternoon Drop-off: PLEASE inform the Athenian Summer team by email if your child will NOT be utilizing the PM bus system. It is critical that we are informed in advance regarding who needs to be on the bus to go back home each day. If a parent or authorized pickup person is not at a bus stop at drop off time, your child will be brought back to The Athenian School and brought to extended care.
If a child is not present at the bus stop for the morning pick-up, the driver will leave to make it to the next stop on time with the campers who are present. You do not need to call the school if you will be absent and therefore, not taking the bus on any particular day—if your child is not present, the driver will assume that you are not planning to use the bus on that day. We work with our drivers to ensure that they do NOT leave before the designated time listed, unless it has been communicated with families beforehand.