On June 1, The Bolles School launched Summer 2020 with a full week of programs and camps for children in all grade levels – including Bolles Day Camp, Baseball Camp, STEAM Camp, swimming camp and JTCC Tennis Camp among many others. After months of unknowns about how summer programming would play out, Bolles camp organizers are thrilled with the initial momentum and look forward to an active 10 weeks of summer on the Upper School San Jose Campus, Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus, Lower School Whitehurst Campus and Middle School Bartram Campus.
Baseball campers have enjoyed stretching their ball skills on the Hugh Donovan Field under the direction of coaches Mike Boswell and John Newman, as well as a hardworking squad of Bolles baseball alumni. Fishing Camp is new to this year’s lineup, and participants are enjoying casting their lines into the St. Johns River from Bolles’ waterfront facilities. A photography workshop for students in grades 5-12 are bringing new skills into focus and crew camp is getting rowers in grades 5-12 out on the water.
Next week, activity builds on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus, where Danny Witt Tennis, Knight School Chess Camp, Summer Battle Beginner Bots and Dance Camp will be underway. The first session of Day Camp continues on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus. JTCC Tennis Camp, Baseball Camp and Crew Camp also continue their programming while camps like Space Explorers and Star Wars, Zany Zoology Amazing Animals, Robotics Fun Camp and Elementary School Marine Biology add more specialized opportunities to learn.
School leaders made significant changes to protocols and procedures for day camp operations to ensure camper safety while maintaining day camp’s long tradition of fun.
New health enhancements to this year’s summer camp programs include:
- Restrictions on large group gatherings over 10
- Small camper groups to encourage camaraderie
- Daily temperature checks at camp arrival
- Daylong on-site availability of a camp nurse
- In-den, delivered lunches for all
- Temporary pause of community free swim time
- Increased sanitization protocols for all facilities
- Newly installed hand-washing stations campus-wide
Many activities already planned for camp fit right in line with COVID-19 guidelines. Outdoor play will continue, as will tubing on the river, kayaking and enjoying Bolles’ many outside fields, resources and facilities. Small group sizes are expected to help make Bolles Summer 2020 an even more memorable, friendship-building time for all young people.
To register your pup for Bolles summer camps and programs, visit www.Bolles.org/summer.