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Frequently Asked Questions


 

Summer 2021 Updates

Will there be Camp Wing this summer?

Providing regulations allow camp to operate and we deem it safe to do so, we are committed to providing in-person summer camp at Camp Wing this summer. Based on school and daycare regulations, we anticipate that we will be able to open, but that reduced capacity is probable.

Are you reducing capacity?

Based on the pandemic and evolving regulations, we are anticipating being able to operate at a limited capacity. At this stage, we can only accept 160 campers per session. Campers must currently be in grades 3-8 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, after the application has been reviewed. Once a session is full, we will have a waitlist. If regulations allow capacity to increase, we will reach out to waitlisted families to confirm if they’d like to enroll. In the event that regulations mean we have to reduce from 160, we will cancel the latest enrolled campers.

What regulations are you following?

All of our programming is designed to adhere to current regulations and best practices including those provided by the following authorities: Federal, State, Local Health Departments; Center for Disease Control (CDC); and the American Camp Association (ACA), and Massachusetts Camping Association (MCA).

What are your COVID-19 related policies and procedures?

Crossroads has a team of staff developing policies and procedures designed to maximize camper safety and adhere to all regulations. We are expecting more regulatory updates in the spring and will share further information on our procedures in advance of the summer.

How do I register for Camp Wing?

Registration for Junior Leaders opened on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. Registration for Returning Wing and Mitton Families opened on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.

To register, log into your CampInTouch account. Once logged in, select Camper Application > select ‘2021 Season’ > select the session that you would like to enroll in. Please complete the full application and click ‘submit’.

What is the payment, refund and cancellation policy?

Crossroads recognizes that the pandemic has put an undue burden on everyone, including financial and childcare challenges. We have kept this in mind as we reconstructed our policies to be as clear and fair as possible. As such, all families will automatically receive financial aid without having to fill out a financial aid application.

Camp Wing Overnight Session 1

In 2021, Session 1 at Camp Wing will include a Summer Learning Academy (Math & ELA) for all campers. Campers must be Boston Public School students, currently in 3rd to 8th Grade. This program is being externally funded, so there will be no fee for campers to attend Camp Wing Session 1.

Due to the limited space available, we ask that families only apply if they’re committed to sending their camper this summer. If situations change and campers can no longer attend, please let us know so we can open the spot up for another camper. If an enrolled camper does not show without informing us, they may not be eligible to attend a Crossroads program in the future.

Camp Wing Overnight Session 2

There is an enrollment fee of $100 per camper for this session. There are no additional fees. A minimum payment of $25 is required to complete registration and secure a session at camp. The enrollment fee is due by May 1st and can be paid in full by cash, money order, debit/credit card. Fees can also be paid within a monthly or biweekly payment plan, both of which are available through August 2021.

 

  • Enrollment fees are nonrefundable except for certified medical reasons.
  • There are no refunds for cancellation, not attending, late arrivals or early departures.
  • In the event that any sessions are cancelled by Crossroads, Crossroads will provide a full refund on all fees paid.

General Info

Register for Camp

Registration for Junior Leaders opened on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. Registration for Returning Wing and Mitton Families opened on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.

 

To register, log into your CampInTouch account. Once logged in, select Camper Application > select ‘2021 Season’ > select the session that you would like to enroll in. Please complete the full application and click ‘submit’.

How will I pay for Camp?

Crossroads recognizes that the pandemic has put an undue burden on everyone, including financial and childcare challenges. We have kept this in mind as we reconstructed our policies to be as clear and fair as possible. As such, all families will automatically receive financial aid without having to fill out a financial aid application.

Session 1 is being externally funded, so there will be no fee for campers attending that session.

For Session 2, there is an enrollment fee of $100 per camper. There are no additional fees. Please keep in mind, a minimum payment of $25 is required to complete registration and secure a session at camp. The enrollment fee is due by May 1st and can be paid in full by cash, money order, debit/credit card. Fees can also be paid within a monthly or biweekly payment plan, both of which are available through August 2021.

If your family’s current situation means that the $100 enrollment fee would cause financial hardship, please email Sheldine at sheldine@crossroadsma.org or call (617) 765-7098.

 

Is there a deposit?

For Camp Wing Overnight Session 2, a minimum payment of $25 is required to complete registration and secure a session at camp. 

When is my enrollment fee due?

For Camp Wing Overnight Session 2, the enrollment fee is due by May 1st and can be paid in full by cash, money order, debit/credit card. Fees can also be paid within a monthly or biweekly payment plan, both of which are available through August 2021. Failure to make this payment may result in the cancellation of registration. Please contact us for more information on payment plans. 

What is the refund and cancellation policy?
  • Enrollment fees are nonrefundable except for certified medical reasons.
  • There are no refunds for cancellation, not attending, late arrivals or early departures.
  • In the event that any sessions are cancelled by Crossroads, Crossroads will provide a full refund on all fees paid.
Packing List
Suggested clothing and equipment list:

Apparel Items

  • Personal face mask (in compliance with CDC guidelines).
  • Shorts (8)
  • Underwear (10)
  • Socks (10)
  • Swimwear (2)
  • Pants (2)
  • Sweatshirts (2)
  • Flip-flops
  • Comfortable sneakers
  • Raincoat/poncho

Sleeping Items

  • Sleeping bag or
    blanket
  • Pillow
  • Pillowcase
  • Twin-sized bedsheets
  • Pajamas
  • Other sleeping
    gear/comforts

Personal Care Items

  • Towels (2)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Body/Face soap
  • Washcloth
  • Shampoo and
    conditioner
  • Comb/Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene
    product (if required)
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Additional Items

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Laundry bag
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight (and
    batteries if required)
  • Stamps/Pen/Pencil
  • Books/Magazine
PLEASE DO NOT BRING:
To ensure the safety of all campers and staff, the following items are not permitted at any of Crossroads summer or year-round programs: alcohol, animals, cellphone, fireworks, gum, illegal substances, marijuana/tobacco-related products, medication(s) (unless checked in at opening day), personal electronic devices (such as cellphones, tablets, laptops, etc), personal sports equipment, and smoking-related items (including e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc).
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Staying In Touch With Your Camper

If you would like to stay in contact with your camper throughout their adventure at camp, we encourage you to write cheerful letters to them. When sending letters, please include your camper’s name and use the Camp Wing address (on the back of this welcome guide) for mail.

If you believe that there may be a difficulty with the labeling and stamp process, we recommend sending your camper with pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes. You can also send a list of addresses of anyone your camper may like to send mail to.

Personal electronics (cell phones, computers, etc) are not permitted at camp. We do not encourage incoming or outgoing phone calls for campers. If you would like to check in on your camper, or if you are worried about them, you are welcome to call and speak with leadership staff about their progress at any time. Any important messages can also be relayed through our leadership staff. We have found that this approach has led to more successful camp experiences for youth. Please be assured that we will contact you should any serious issues arise, and in emergencies, we can arrange for you to speak to your child.

Visitors

We understand being away at camp and away from family for such a long period of time can create homesickness, amongst other feelings for both campers and loved ones. Please keep in mind that unannounced visits from parents or other guests may cause unnecessary disruptions in camp routines. We do not encourage visitation at any time during the sessions as the campers are busy and engaged in various activities throughout the day.

Homesickness
Sometimes, campers who are away from home for the first time may feel homesick. Our staff makes every effort to make the transition from home to camp as easy as possible by encouraging participation in camp activities, supporting campers, and letter writing. In the event of prolonged or serious homesickness, our leadership staff will contact you.
Lost and Found

Participants are responsible for labeling, taking care of, and keeping track of their personal belongings. Crossroads cannot be held responsible for any valuables brought to camp.

Efforts will be made to help find and retrieve any items lost or left behind. Please call our office and let us know as soon as possible. Keep in mind, all abandoned articles will be donated to a charitable organization, two weeks after the end of each session.