APH Summer Program 2021

Penguin Hall’s Summer Camp offers girls in grades 7 -12 enriching, personalized and fun summer experiences from June 21 to August 27.

This in-person camp allows students to discover and develop their artistic and academic talents in a fun and supportive environment while forming friendships that will last well beyond the summer!

Middle School Experience

A fully in-person experience at APH is exactly what you need this summer! Come get out of the house and spend the warm, sunny months with us!

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High School Experience

Ditch Zoom this summer! An exciting and fulfilling Program at APH waits for you! With courses in leadership, art, outdoor survival skills and more you’ll get the head start you need to blaze your own trail.

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Staff members of the APH Summer Camp are specifically chosen for their skills and successful experience with campers. Applicants undergo a thorough application process. Candidates who become staff members are those who are best able to help our program meet its goals.

Each counselor works with the Camp Director to set goals for the summer and work on areas of growth. Within the organizational structure of the Summer Camp, counselors have the opportunity to increase their role and responsibilities each summer.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. In addition to committing to ALL weeks of the Camp, candidates are required to attend orientation and training workshops.

Many of our staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified.

APH Summer camp staff are college students, teachers or activity specialists who have proven, successful experience working with children.

APH camp staff must attend a comprehensive staff orientation before camp begins to embrace the Summer Camp core program and values and build a cohesive staff team who work in the best interest of the campers at all times. Orientation includes health and safety protocols, risk management, behavior management, intentional program design, emergency procedures, use of resources, care of equipment, and overall knowledge of camp procedures. APH staff have undergone background checks, including a Massachusetts CORI, SORI, and the National Sex Offender Public Registry. In addition, we conduct in-person interviews and check three provided references.

For questions or inquires about the employment process please contact summer@penguinhall.org or 978.468.6200

Health and Safety

The APH Summer Program is licensed through the Wenham Board of Health.

APH Camp is in regulatory compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations for recreational camps 105 CMR 430.000.

To support the health and wellness of our community, APH hires health supervisors that are supported by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. We train our health supervisors in allergy management, medication administration and are certified in first aid and CPR.

Parents have the right to review background checks, health care and discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request.

  1. The staff member will inform the Health Supervisor by two-way radio that the camper is feeling ill. The Health Supervisor will instruct the staff member to bring the child to the Health Office, or the Health Supervisor will go and get the child.
  2. The Health Supervisor will assess the child’s medical condition. If the child appears to have no serious illness, the Health Supervisor will have the child rest for a while and then reassess the child’s condition.
  3. If the child doesn’t feel better within an hour, the parent will be contacted to pick up the child.
  4. If the child feels better, the Health Supervisor will accompany the child back to the group.

Participants should come with sunscreen already applied. The camp will have a supply of sunscreen available to those who forget. A shaded area will be provided for the campers to rest out of the sun.