Day FAQs

GirlSummer Day Programs FAQs

Check out our answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Girlsummer program.

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What should my daughter bring to the program each day?

    Please be sure that your daughter comes with a full water bottle and a backpack. Tennis players will need a racquet and sneakers each day, and swimmers need a suit and towel. Please be sure your child in the morning with a generous application of sunscreen. Due to possible allergic reactions, it is recommended that your child bring her own sunscreen for re-application during the day; the sunscreen should be kept in your daughter’s backpack. Your daughter should have breakfast before arrival.
  • Q: What are the lunch options?

    Emma Dining Services provides many healthy and tasty options for girls, all of which is clearly labeled. Lunch options include salads, deli sandwiches, hot options like macaroni and cheese and veggie burgers, pita and hummus, and desserts. Drinks include milk, water and juice. No soda is offered. 
  • Q: What if I need to pick up my daughter early from the program?

    If you need to pick up your daughter before the end of the day, please let us know during drop off or by emailing that morning.  You will then meet your daughter in the GirlSummer office in the Mott Gymnasium at the designated time.
  • Q: What if my daughter is going to be absent or late?

    If your daughter is going to be absent or late, please email
  • Q: Is there an after hours program?

    We will not be offering before-care or after-care, for the 2021 GirlSummer Program. This is so we have ample time to do a thorough campus cleaning each afternoon.
  • Q: What should I, as a parent, do if I need to be on campus during the session?

    Parents need to wear a name tag if they are on campus during the day. The name tag indicates that the parent has requested and received permission to be on campus. Please stop by the GirlSummer Day office in the Mott Gymnasium for a name tag when you are visiting the campus.
  • Q: What happens in the event of severe weather at pick-up time?

    Please pay close attention to your email as we will email you with further instructions for picking up your daughter should there need to be an early dismissal.
  • Q: What is your cancellation policy?

    An enrolled camper/student may only be withdrawn upon written notice received by the school if such notice is received on or before May 1, 2021. If written notice is received on or before May 1, 2021 you will receive a full refund of the program tuition and additional options minus a 10% processing fee. If you decide to cancel your daughter’s enrollment/application in writing after May 1, 2021, you will forfeit 50% of the total program tuition and any optional fees paid.  In the event of a health or safety emergency and/or pandemic, you will be entitled to a refund of any portion of the camper’s/student’s tuition or fees if the summer program is discontinued.
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