Lunch & Pool Program

Lunch at LA

Mornings can be crazy, so we take the stress of packing lunches away! Each day, we provide healthy and well-balanced meals that are kid-friendly. We offer a deli line, hot entrée, salad bar, pasta, and grilled cheese options, so even our most picky eaters are happy! 

Food Allergies

We take food allergies very seriously here at LA. To make our camps safe and easier on kids and families with food allergies, we take the following precautions:

  • Lawrence Academy is NUT SAFE. There are no peanuts or tree nuts served, and there are no hidden nut products found in any of our foods.
  • We exclude all pre-packaged snacks that are “produced in a facility that process peanuts and tree nuts,” according to their ingredient labels.
  • We offer Gluten-free lunch and snack alternatives each day.
  • Our food service staff is trained and certified in ServSafe and allergy management in the kitchen.
  • Our camp staff receives extensive food allergy training and closely supervises all meals with their campers.

If you have a food-related question or concern, please contact us before the start of the camp season, so we can meet with you in person to discuss how we can best accommodate your child’s needs.

Pool Program

Pool fun

Each day, our LA Day Lower Basecamp and Preschoolers receive group swimming lessons, which is included in tuition costs. Our LA Day Middle Base campers have the option to choose swimming lessons as an elective. Swimmers are broken into groups based on skill level. Lessons are provided by our trained team of lifeguards and instructors.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons:

Smiles all around...

Our swim instructors also offer private and semi-private swim lessons before and after camp. Private lessons are one-on-one, camper and swim instructor, for a 30-minute lesson. Semi-Private lessons have 2-4 similar swim level students and 1 instructor, for a 30-minute lesson. All lessons meet Monday – Thursday (Friday is reserved for make-ups if needed.) 

Private Lesson Fee: $140/week
Semi-Private Lesson Fee: $90/week

Free Swim

As an elective option each day, all children can choose free swim. From ages 7 and up, campers are given the option to take the deep end test, which gives them access to the entire pool. Upon passing, your child will receive a red bracelet that they should not remove during camp.

The Deep End Test

Another group by the pool...

This test was put in place to ensure that all of our campers are strong and safe swimmers before they are allowed to enter the deeper water (7ft).

To pass, children must swim one lap of the pool (down to the deep end and back), and tread 5 for minutes in the deep end.

Campers can take the test once each day, with no limit on how many times they attempt the test.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.