CAMP CHRIS

Camp Chris Week 5

July 8- 12, 2024

Dive into Under the Sea Week, where every day is an adventure beneath the waves! This week is dedicated to exploring the mysteries of aquatic life and the beauty of the ocean’s ecosystems. Campers will get their feet wet with activities like snorkeling lessons, crafting their own coral reefs, and learning about marine conservation from expert guest speakers. Whether they’re participating in a beach clean-up or competing in a sea-themed treasure hunt, campers will gain a deeper appreciation for our world’s waters while having a splash of fun. Join us for a week of aquatic discovery and make waves with new friends!

What to Bring for Events

The Whalemobile will be on campus, allowing older campers the opportunity to get up to, and inside, a life-size inflatable whale! For our younger campers, Big Joe the Storyteller will join us with stories from Under the Sea! 

On Friday, come dressed in your Under the Sea best- fish or sharks, or maybe even merfolk!

Everything you could need to know about camp is in our handbook.  Please read carefully.

Drop Off Location: Please use the interactive map below to find out where your camper should be dropped off.

Please look for the colored pins on the map, and colored flags at camp to find your camper's drop off and pick up.

Orange

Camp Chris Lower Camp, Family Drop Off, Eagles MultiSport & Sport Specific Camps

Blue

Camp Chris Upper & Senior Camps, LIT programs, Exploration Camps, Extended AM/PM programs

Yellow

Camp Chris Chipmunks & Chickadees & Middle Camps

Magenta

Prep for the Prep, Aspire Academic & Enrichment Camps

Green

 Visitor & Staff Parking

Drop Off Time: Starts at 9:00 am*
Pick Up Time: 4:00 pm*

*Extended Day options are available, starting at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Registration must be made in advance.

Your welcome email contains a unique Pick Up Pass.  Show this pass for a quicker pick up experience. Individuals who do not show the correct pass will be asked to verify their pickup with identification that matches the approved pick up person on the child’s CampBrain account. Click here for more information on authorized pick ups. 

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Need to pick up early or drop off late?

We offer two Early Pickup times at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Please contact the Camp Office at 978-774-1427 in advance to arrange for an early pickup.

Drop Offs after 9:15 am should be brought to Memorial Gym. We will escort your camper to their program as staffing allows.

Please see our handbook for our policies on late pickups.

Is your camper going to be absent? Please call the Camp Office.

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Only campers who have registered for transportation can access bus transportation.  Spaces are limited- please visit our register link below to add bus registration.  Bus registration closes on the Monday before your camp week starts.

Please see our Family Handbook for bus rules and expectations.

Bus stops do not have restroom facilities. Please encourage your child to visit the restroom before you leave.

Please check your child in with the Summer at St. John’s Counselor every day before departing the bus drop off area.

When picking up, please be prepared to show ID or Pick Up Pass every time.  If you are late to pick up, the bus will move on to the next stop with your camper on board.

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1. Swim Gear
Make sure to pack a swim suit and towel! Please make sure that everything is labeled with your child's name. If your camper is in Lower Camp or Chimpmunks/Chickadees, they can come in their suit, as swim lessons are early.
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2. Sunblock
Ensure your camper arrives with sunblock already applied each day. Don't forget to pack extra for reapplication throughout the day. A hat and sunglasses provide additional protection against the sun's rays.
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3. Lunch and Snack
To keep food fresh, pack lunch and snacks in an insulated container along with an ice pack. Even if you buy lunch, your camper needs a snack. All lunches and snacks must be nut free!
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4. Refillable Water Bottle
We have hydration stations all over camp filled with ice cold water to keep everyone refreshed + hydrated. Label your water bottle with your child's name in case it accidentally gets misplaced.
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5. Adventure-Ready Clothes and Shoes!
Our days are jam packed with excitement! To ensure uninterrupted fun, make sure that your camper wears comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes.  A comfy backpack stocked with weather-appropriate backup clothes like a rain jacket or sweater ensures that the adventure never slows down!
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Lost & Found is located in the Camp Office in Memorial Gym.  You can visit anytime from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please park in the visitors lots and walk in.  
Camp Lunch is Awesome!

Skip the packed lunch hassle and let us deliver a hot or cold lunch to your camper.

The deadline to add lunch is Friday, June 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm. Log onto your parent account to add lunch.

Campers who purchase lunch still need to bring a nut-free snack from home.

This Week's Lunch Choices:

Hot options: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Cheese Pizza

Cold options: Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap, Ham Sandwich, Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwich

All lunches served with choices of whole fruit, chips, dessert and water.

Nutritional and Allergy information can be found on the Sage Dining site. Gluten free options are available.

The Google lunch order form will be emailed exclusively to families who have purchased lunch on Monday, July 1, 2024.  A gentle reminder: Senior Campers and LIT l’s should opt for a cold option on Wednesdays.

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Campers entering Grades 2 and up will visit the Camp Store.  Here, they can indulge in purchasing camp merchandise, snacks, and refreshing beverages.  The Camp Store is cashless- campers purchase items using their Camp Store funds allocated through their CampBrain account.  

We also have an online Camp Store for camp merch- you can order in advance, and we'll deliver while your camper is in camp, or you can pick up at the camp office.  This is a great option for your Lower Camp or Exploration camper!

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At camp, the fun never stops, whether the sun is shining or raindrops falling.   We provide indoor spaces and fun alternatives in case of rain, but do need to go outside to transition between activities.  If the weather forecast calls for rain, please pack a rain jacket (no umbrellas, please!) and a sweatshirt- most indoor spaces are air conditioned.
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The Camp Health Office is staffed with nurses and health assistants.  You can reach them through our Camp Office at 978-774-1427  or campnurse@stjohnsprep.org with any questions you have.  A few reminders:

  • Campers' medications should not go in backpacks, but should be dropped off at camp at the Medical Drop Off Table at the Family Drop Off location on Monday mornings starting at 8:45 am.
  • Medications for campers who ride the bus need to be signed in with the Summer at St. John's Counselors riding the bus on Monday morning.
  • Please see our Family Handbook for details on medications and when you should keep your camper home from camp.
  • Please make sure that your camper's medical forms are all up to date and uploaded in our parent portal.

This week, Seniors and LIT 1’s will visit Salisbury Beach State Reservation for a day of fun at the beach! 

The bus leaves at 10am for this trip- please be sure that your camper has arrived by this time.

Things to bring:

Essentials

  • Sunscreen: Broad-spectrum SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Beach Towel: For lounging and drying off after a swim.
  • Swimsuit: Wear one or bring an extra in case you want to change.
  • Hat: A wide-brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun.
  • Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from UV rays.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Snacks/Lunch: Pack easy-to-eat, non-perishable items.  Those purchasing a camp lunch will travel in a cooler with the group.  Please select a cold sandwich item.
  • Beach Bag: A sturdy bag to carry all your items.
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops: Easy footwear for the sandy terrain.

Comfort Items

  • Blanket or Beach Mat: To sit or lie down on the sand.
  • Change of Clothes: To change into dry clothes after swimming.
  • Wet Bag: For storing wet swimsuits and towels.

Entertainment

  • Books/Magazines: For some relaxed reading.
  • Beach Games: Items like a frisbee, beach ball, 

Miscellaneous

  • Plastic Bags: For trash and keeping things dry.
  • Cash: Should the opportunity to have ice-cream arise!
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