We have been in the summer experience industry for more than 55 years and have been providing superior pre-college programs for more than 40 years. In our industry, preparedness is paramount, and we pride ourselves in our ongoing commitment to student safety and security. Our years of experience and our breadth of campus offerings across three continents means we’ve seen it all. We've created safety and security plans to ensure our highly trained staff are ready to respond to any emergency.
We realize there is a lot of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 situation. What remains certain, however, is our commitment to the safety and security of our students, parents, staff, and university partners. All decisions we make are rooted in this philosophy of students and families first.
To assist in our planning, we've created an internal Coronavirus Taskforce to monitor the global situation and provide recommendations on how Summer Discovery can adapt. Our goal is to provide proactive, timely and transparent communication so our families can make the most informed decisions about their summer plans. We've also enacted a risk-free enrollment guarantee for summer 2021. Students who apply and enroll can cancel for any reason prior to May 7, 2021, and receive a full refund minus the application fee.
Safety is our number one priority. When your student is on campus – they become our kid too. And just like we want the best for our own kids, we want the safest and most enriching experience for our Summer Discovery students when they are in our care.”
- Jimmy Musiker – Co-Founder and CEO
Student safety isn't a one-person job; it takes a community approach. That's why we've partnered with experts in the field to keep our students protected. We also have partners that provide emergency services should they be needed.
Meet Liz Clifford
Summer Discovery's Safety and Security Leader
With more than a decade of experience in the student travel and education fields, Liz is the go-to safety resource for Summer Discovery Campus Directors, Associate Directors, Campus Specialists, and Resident Counselors. Liz and her staff thoroughly review safety plans for all of our campuses yearly and issue new guidelines and action plans each summer to ensure a positive environment for our students.
"Prevention is our motto. We aim to prevent safety issues by making sure the proper systems are in place to keep our students protected. Failing to plan is planning to fail!" - Liz
We've been delivering pre-college experiences to high school and middle school students for over 40 years. And after four decades, we are still learning. Safety and security challenges are always changing. Each year, we evaluate and evolve our safety protocols to assure our standards and processes are top-notch and meet current trends. Below are just a few of our notable practices.
When attending our programs, your child is our responsibility. We are honored that so many parents have entrusted us with their students over the past 40 years. Our goal is to provide peace-of-mind to parents and a valuable experience for our students. If you have any questions about our safety practices or policies, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (516) 621-3939.