The Lead Teacher is the ONE who is the point person for the whole group coming to the program whether there is one school or several schools from one district. All other teachers accompanying the school group are considered chaperones. Both Lead Teachers and chaperones may be asked to assist with programming.
A chaperone is any adult accompanying the school group, except the lead teacher. Chaperones may be parents, teachers (excluding the lead teacher), teacher's aides, Amity Scholars, student teachers, etc.
We require one adult for up to 10 students according to the following schedule.
1 to 10 students = 1 adult (Lead Teacher)
11 to 20 students = 2 adults (Lead Teacher + additional adult)
21 to 30 students = 3 adults
Middle school and high school programs:
We require one adult for every 13 students according to the following schedule.
1 to 13 students = 1 adult (Lead Teacher)
14 to 26 students = 2 adults (Lead Teacher + additional adult)
27 to 40 students = 3 adults (Lead Teacher + 2 additional adults)
Number and gender of chaperones must be proportional. For instance, if a school group brings 28 students and 8 of these 28 are boys, then the school group needs to provide three adults and one of them must be male. When in doubt, please contact us.
Adults accompanying the group according to the above schedules attend at no charge (including transportation). Because of the immersion, child-centered nature of our program, we cannot allow additional chaperones beyond the requirements. Special circumstances may be discussed with the individual program deans. Should additional chaperones be accepted, each additional chaperone will be assessed a fee of $25 for a day program and $50 for an overnight program.
Lead Teachers and chaperones alike have a supervisory role during the weekend. All chaperones will stay in cabins with students, unless moved to other housing by the program leader. The lead teacher will be housed with students as necessary and determined by the individual program leader.
Please provide us with name(s) and gender(s) of your chaperone(s) on the chaperone registration form. In addition, please include bus drivers if they will be staying on site.
Download the Lead Teacher and Chaperone form
Download the current Chaperone Policies
Download the Teacher Handbook