Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed a number of FAQs below – please also refer to our General Information page.  If you have other questions or if we can provide additional information, please contact us either by e-mail (summer@sidwell.edu) or by phone at 202.537.8133.

Sidwell Summer has an online application – click on the Register Now link at the top of the page to get started! Find more information on how to register here. For a credit Summer Studies course, please visit the Summer Studies credit page.

Yes! If you are interested in learning more about the program or applying for Sponsorship, please visit the Sponsorship page.

For Summer Studies courses, financial assistance may be available to Sidwell Friends School students who receive financial aid during the regular school year. A written request for aid is required.

All deposits are non-refundable.  After May 1, all payments are non-refundable.  Changes in a camper’s schedule may result in full loss of fees for the original program.  Payments lost due to withdrawal from a program cannot be forwarded to the next year’s programs or to a sibling’s account.  Any deposit or payment lost due to withdrawal from a program will be contributed to Sidwell Summer’s Sponsorship Program.

Any changes to existing registrations will result in $25 administrative fee.  This includes switching program weeks, switching to a different program, or switching to a program with a lower fee.  After May 1, any balance must be paid in full, and payments are non-refundable.


Before: Early Risers runs from 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM.  Relaxed activities get your camper ready for a fun-filled day!  At 8:45 AM campers are walked to their designated program drop-off location.

After: Camp ‘til Six runs from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Participants choose from a variety of daily activities: sports, arts & crafts, game room, and more.  Snack is included.

Visit the Extended Day page for more details regarding the Early Risers and Camp ‘til Six programs.

We do not offer transportation to or from any of our camp programs or between campuses.

No, our camps are not nut free.  Please contact Sidwell Summer with any questions or concerns: summer@sidwell.edu.

If your camper is registered for a DC Campus program, all mandatory medical information is captured through the online application. If your camper is registered for a Bethesda Campus program and he/she lives outside the United States or US Territories, the Immunization Form must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of camp. Per State of Maryland Law, your camper will not be permitted to attend camp without the completed form on file.

We do not require any additional forms unless your camper will need to take any prescription medications while at camp or if you would like to authorize the camp nurse to dispense any over-the-counter medications to your child while at camp.