2019 Registration Options and Pricing

Full-time enrollment 

  • 10-Week Session: May 28- August 2
  • $199/week plus a one-time $40 activities fee

4-Week Sessions

  • Session 2: May 28 to June 21 (closed)
  • Session 3: July 8 to August 2
  • $210/week plus $20 activities fee

Drop-In Weeks

  • Choose the weeks that work for you.
  • $220/week plus a weekly $10 activities fee

Lunch and Transportation
Daily breakfast, lunch and snack is included. Check out the menu here.

Transportation to/from ALL field trips is provided.

Hours of Operation:
May 28 through August 2, 2019
(closed July 4)

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
Drop-off: 7 to 9 a.m.
Programming: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pick-up: 4 to 6 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Spark Summer Camp?
Children who have completed kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade may participate in Spark regardless of the school they attended. Students with special needs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure adequate staffing is available to meet the student’s needs.

Where is Spark located?
Our primary location (and where children need to be dropped off and picked up) is Adams Elementary School, 7401 Jacobs Creek Drive (near 27th and Pine Lake Road). Sparklers will travel to field trip locations throughout the city during the program, as outlined in the Spark calendar. Transportation to/from field trips is provided and included in your registration fee.

What are the days/hours of operation?
Spark programming is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents are asked to drop their children off any time between 7 and 9 a.m. and pick them up anytime between 4 and 6 p.m.

Spark runs from May 28 through August 2, 2019. We will be closed for Independence Day on July 4, 2019.

What does a typical day at Spark look like?
7 to 9 a.m. - Child drop-off, breakfast (provided by Spark) and free play/games.
9 a.m. - Morning stretch, announcements, and the week's themed activity begins.
Noon - Lunch (provided by Spark)
1 p.m. - Free play time (rest and reading time are also available).
On Wednesdays, this is when we go to Star City Shores.
3:45 p.m. Snack (provided by Spark)
4 to 6 p.m. Parent pick-up, reading/free play/project work time.

What food will my child be served?
Spark will provide a nutritious, balanced breakfast, lunch and snack each day, as outlined on the Spark menu. If your child has a food allergy, please be sure to include that information on your registration in the Medical Information section. You may also choose to send your child with a meal from home.

Can I choose which weeks my child will attend?
Yes, we have a variety of registration options available—everything from drop-in weeks, where you pick the week(s) your child will attend, to a full-time 10-week program.

- Session 1 is the full-time experience: 10 weeks, May 28 through August 2, 2019.
- Session 2: 4 weeks, May 28 through June 21, 2019. 
- Session 3: 4 weeks, July 15 through August 2, 2019.
- Drop-In: Pick the weeks that work for you—select any number of weeks, any time between May 28 and August 2, 2019.

The cost to attend differs for each of these options, as listed above in the Registration Options and Pricing section.

What will my child learn?
We create age-appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) experiences for your child, partnering with experts and organizations throughout the community to bring learning to life through hands-on, project-based exploration. Activities include woodworking, 3D modeling and printing, screen printing and more. For a full description of this year's activities, check out the Spark calendar.

Spark is staffed by high-energy counselors dedicated to bringing learning to life and making each child's experience at Spark a great one!

How can parents get involved?
We feature expos of student learning at the end of each week. Parents are invited to join us for these presentations, held at lunch, to celebrate what Sparklers have accomplished that week. Parents are also welcome, but not required, to join us for the frequent field trips we will take throughout the summer. Overall, the best way to ensure your child has a great summer experience is to maintain good lines of communication with our staff.

Will my child have time to just play and relax?
We make sure to include quiet and active times, group and individual exploration times, and outdoor play time (weather permitting) in each day's schedule. Each week also includes a trip to Star City Shores for the requisite summer fun in the sun!

What does Spark cost?
The cost of Spark depends on your preferred registration. See the Registration Options and Pricing section above for a full outline of registration options and their prices. A deposit of one week's registration and activity fee, plus a 7.5% processing fee is due at registration. When Spark begins, bi-weekly bank withdrawals (ACH) will begin.

For more information about your specific costs and payment options, please contact us at info@sparksummer.org or 402-436-1612.

What are my payment options?
The deposit due at registration may be paid via credit or debit card. All other payments for the program will be scheduled as automatic bank withdrawals (ACH) bi-weekly beginning May 31, 2019.

2019 Payment Schedule: May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26.

For more information about your specific costs and payment options, please contact us at info@sparksummer.org or 402-436-1612.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
In the event you need to cancel your registration prior to the start of the program, two weeks (14 days) written notice and completion of the Program Withdrawal Form is required. Half (50%) of your deposit (less the nonrefundable activity fee) will be refunded and no additional charges will be processed. Credit card surcharges are never refunded.

Still have questions? Contact us at info@sparksummer.org or 402-436-1612.