Health and Safety


Safety and security for all members of our summer community is taken seriously. It is important that caregivers and parents feel that their child is safe whether on or off campus. Safety and security procedures are reviewed and practiced each summer by all camp staff. You can review these procedures in more detail in our Parent Handbook or by contacting us at 617-274-6025 or

Camp Nurse

This will be Claudia’s seventh year working as the camp nurse at Summer at Park. During the school year, Claudia works at The Rivers School. She has also worked at The Park School, Buckingham, Browne, & Nicholas, Noble and Greenough Day Camp, Creative Arts at Park, and the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Claudia enjoys spending time with her two children, one of whom works at Summer at Park and the other is a current Summer at Park camper. She is looking forward to another amazing Summer at Park.

Anti-Bullying Policy

At Summer at Park bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our camp philosophy is based on our mission statement which ensures that every campers has the opportunity to learn, challenge themselves, and discover new possibilities. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with great memories. For further information on bullying at camp, please visit the ACA Camps website.

Board of Health Licensing

Summer at Park complies with all regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Town of Brookline Board of Health.


Due to the serious (and in some cases life-threatening) nut allergies of several campers, all Summer at Park programs will be ‘nut safe.’ This means that Summer at Park will closely monitor all food products that are brought onto the campus to ensure that there are no peanuts or tree nuts served. All snacks provided by Summer at Park are nut safe. We exclude all pre-packaged snacks that are ‘produced in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts’ according to their ingredient labels. We do our best to maintain a safe environment for all campers with food allergies. Our camp staff receives extensive food allergy training and closely supervises all meals with their campers, however we do ask that:

  • Families make careful food choices when packing lunches and refrain from sending any products that may contain nuts.
  • Families please make sure each lunch container or bag is clearly labeled with your child’s name and program. Distribution of lunches by our staff is much easier when this procedure is followed.
  • Families use an insulated bag or cooler when sending perishable items.
  • Campers do not share food items with other campers due to the many food allergies present at camp. Please discuss this with your child and inform the directors and the camp nurse of any food allergies your child may have.

Special Considerations

Summer at Park strives to ensure that every child who attends our camp can integrate into the summer community. We realize that some children may need extra support and special considerations in order to be successful at camp. If you would like to discuss the specifc needs of your child, please contact the camp office at 617-274-6025 or

Staff Certifications

A licensed registered nurse, or trained health professional certified in First Aid and CPR, is on site daily to provide routine care in the event of illness or injury or to provide medications per doctors’ orders. Many of our staff, including all lifeguards and swim instructors, are also certified in CPR and First Aid.