We’re so excited to have your child join us this summer at Camp Grossman! On this page, you’ll find forms you need to complete, as well as important information to help you prepare for a summer of fun and adventure.
Everything You Need To Know
After your child’s registration has been submitted, the next step is to complete the camper health and profile forms needed for camp. We are pleased to offer our new, secure online forms portal. Not only are these forms easier to fill out than the traditional paper ones, but all information will be saved in a secure location from year to year. This will make next summer’s registration easier as well. In our online portal, you can also change weeks, make bunk requests, change buses and add extended day. It’s quick and easy for busy parents and guardians.
While we suggest using our online portal, if you would prefer to use paper forms, you can find them below. Please either email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Camp Grossman, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, 02459
- Registration Form
- Camper Profile
- Bus List
- Deposit Form
- Special Needs
- Health Form, Physician Form
- Health Form, Health Alert Action Plan
- Payment Options Form
Important Dates for Summer 2020
Suggested Items to Bring to Camp
- Water Bottle
- Bathing Suit
- Lunch (Dairy or Vegetarian)
- Sunscreen & Bugspray
- Weather Appropriate Gear (Raincoat, Sweatshirt, etc)
- Hat (Optional)
- Snack (Optional)
Please label all clothing, water bottles, bathing suits and towels with the first and last name of your camper. This helps us return any lost articles back to your camper.
Please check the weather forecast to make sure your child is prepared with the proper clothing each day. Secure footgear (like sneakers) is recommended, as sandals or flip-flops are not suitable for the camp day.
Order labels for your camp clothes, towels and water bottles. Click here and use code "GROSSMAN" at checkout to receive a 10% discount. In addition, 15% of your purchase will go to the camp scholarship fund.
Lost and Found
In the event that your child loses clothing or other articles, the items will be brought to the Lost and Found located behind the Camp Office. It will be available for parents/guardians to look through on all Family Nights.
- At the end of the season, Lost and Found items will remain at camp for one month, after that time, all articles will be donated to charity.
- Please do NOT send any item of value (either sentimental or monetary) as items do get lost.
- All electronics, including handheld items and cell phones, are not permitted at camp.
Food from Home
Please send your child to camp with a kosher (vegetarian or dairy) lunch in an insulated bag or container. We suggest that you also send one or two snacks for the day. If your child forgets or loses lunch, we will provide food.
- If your child has special dietary needs, please let us know. We will make every attempt to accommodate those needs during activities that include food, such as Friday Oneg and cooking.
Safety at Camp
Camp is staffed by two registered nurses (RNs) and a physician on call. In case of an emergency, the local hospital is less than five miles away.
Camp Grossman is in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies and is inspected and licensed by the Town of Dover Department of Public Health. Parents can request copies of background checks, health care and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.
Children are outdoors for many activities during the camp day and should arrive with sunscreen applied. Staff will make time for children to reapply sunscreen throughout the camp day. Parents can also give permission for staff to help younger children apply sunscreen.
Hydration is also very important, and water is available for campers throughout the day. Staff will encourage children to stay hydrated. Parents are asked to do the same.
Birthdays at Camp
If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday at camp, please call or email your child's Unit Head several days prior to make arrangements. You will be asked to bring only products prepared commercially under kosher supervision.
We offer camp tours by appointment only on Fridays at 11am during the camp season. This is especially helpful for those campers who were unable to meet their counselors on Visiting Day, June 28, or for prospective Grossman families.
- Please call the Summer Camp Office at 781.329.9300 in advance to reserve a spot for the Friday tour.