General FAQs

GirlSummer General Programs FAQs

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

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How do I contact GirlSummer?

    Please contact the email address girlsummer@emmawillard.org for all questions leading up to the program. 

    This email is also the best way to get in touch with GirlSummer staff during the program. 
  • Q: What is the campus like?

    Emma Willard School is located on a historic campus comprised of 23 buildings on 137 acres of land with 24 hour security. 

    During the day portion of camp, campers have attendance between each elective (every 50 minutes).  
  • Q: What if I have concerns about something that has happened to my daughter either at home or during the program?

    Our goal is to provide a fun-filled, interesting, stimulating, and safe environment for your child at GirlSummer. Please email Morgan Bernat, Program Manager of GirlSummer, at girlsummer@emmawillard.org if there is a change in your child’s world that may affect her at GirlSummer (something at home or at the program).

    We want to do our best to ensure that your daughter has a successful and positive experience each and every day.
  • 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    An enrolled camper/student may only be withdrawn upon written notice received by the school if such notice is received on or before May 1, 2021.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.
  • Q: GirlSummer Payment Methods and Due Date

    Payment in full is required at the time of Registration.

    English Language and Leadership registrants must pay in full to complete registration.

    Credit Card:
    Credit cards are accepted when registering/applying using our online application.

    International Payments:
    Families without a U.S. bank account can pay online using Flywire by peerTransfer. Flywire peer Transfer allows international families to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in their home currency.
  • Q: My daughter has a food allergy. What do I need to do to ensure her safety while attending the program?

    If your daughter has a food allergy please contact girlsummer@emmawillard.org for more information and determine next steps.  
     
  • Q: What is the schedule each day?

    After registering, campers will submit an elective preference form before June 1st. All campers will receive their schedule on the first day of their session. Once your daughter’s schedule is finalized and distributed on the first day of camp, there will be no schedule changes. This is to ensure that we are maintaining proper social distance guidelines and keeping the health and wellbeing of our camp community as a top priority.

    GirlSummer Explorer
    8:30-8:45 a.m. - Drop Off
    8:45-8:55 a.m. - Morning Meeting
    9:00-9:50 a.m. - Elective 1
    10:00-10:50 a.m. - Elective 2
    11:00-11:50 a.m. - Elective 3
    12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    1:00-1:50 p.m. - Elective 4
      *2-hour electives for Upper Explorers will continue through Elective 5
    2:00-2:50 p.m. - Elective 5
    3:00-3:30 p.m. - Pick Up

    GirlSummer Writer's Retreat
    8:30-8:45 a.m. - Drop Off
    8:45-8:55 a.m. - Morning Meeting
    9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Writer's program
    12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    1:00-1:50 p.m. - Elective 4
    2:00-2:50 p.m. - Elective 5
    3:00-3:30 p.m. - Pick Up
  • Q:  What is the 2-hour elective option?

    The 2-hour elective is an opportunity for Upper Explorers to choose from one of two 2-hour elective courses (A World of Change, Protecting the Planet) taking place after lunch.

    Please find the elective descriptions for these 2-hour elective courses under Upper Explorer.
  • Q: What medical forms and immunizations does Emma Willard require?

    As required by the State of New York, every camper must submit a physician’s certificate that documents the date the camper received the required vaccines. Medical enrollment forms and immunization requirements will be available online. Forms must be downloaded, completed, and uploaded by parents and the physician by June 1. All campers must be vaccinated.
     
    Once enrolled, please log into CampInTouch to complete all required medical and non-medical forms.

    GirlSummer does not accept mailed, emailed, or faxed health forms.
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