Summer Camp FAQs

What summer camp weeks are offered this year?
We’re excited to offer 5 weeks of summer camp! All camp weeks run Monday through Friday.

June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24

What is the cost of summer camp?
All summer camps are $220 a week per camper.

Does the cost of summer camp include lunch?
No. Students will need to bring a lunch and water bottle each day. The aftercare program will provide an afternoon snack.

Do you offer a discount for siblings?
No, we do not offer a sibling discount. Alternatively, we have reduced the weekly cost for all campers this year.

Do you offer scholarships?
We have a limited number of scholarships for those who qualify for financial assistance through income verification. Scholarships are intended to cover a portion of your child’s summer camp tuition. To apply, please email the director for a Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application.

Can I register my child(ren) for more than one week of camp?
Absolutely! Please do! All five weeks will feature different ABS teachers and new curriculums. Your children are encouraged to come join in the fun all summer long!

Do you offer a discount if I register my child for all 5 weeks?
Yes! Those who register for all 5 weeks receive a 10% discount on summer camp tuition. The discount is not applicable for the before/after care option.

Can I make a donation to support camp scholarships?
Yes!  A donation to aid families who have a financial hardship can be made in $20 increments through square by clicking HERE.

Do I have to pay the full cost of camp during the registration process?
You are only required to pay the $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit at the time of registration. The $50 deposit goes towards the $220 for the week.

When is my child’s summer camp balance due?
All summer camp and optional before/after care balances are due before May 1.

What forms of payments are accepted?
We accept cash, check, and credit card.

What methods of payment are accepted?
Walk-in, US Mail, Online (credit card only).

Do I have to wait and pay the balance later or can I go ahead and pay for all of it now?
Yes, you may pay the balance in full anytime on or before May 1.

What if my child misses a day due to illness?
Please send the director an email if your child will be absent from camp. Unfortunately, we do not offer credit and/or refunds for days missed. If your child should miss an entire week due to illness, we will allow your child to attend a different week provided space is available.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
Cancellations must be submitted in writing through email to the director and/or the program coordinator. The $50 registration deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. All other funds paid towards summer camp tuition will be refunded through May 30. After May 30, there will be no refunds.

What are the hours for summer camp?
Camp hours are 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM with the option to add on before and after care.

Is before/after care included in the cost of summer camp?
No, there is an additional cost for before/after care.

What is the cost of before and after care?
Before care is $20 per child per week. Aftercare is $35 per child per week.

What are the hours of the before and after care?
Before care hours are 8 AM – 9 AM. Aftercare hours are 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Can I drop off my child for summer camp before 9:00 AM?
Doors will open promptly at 8:50 AM. To drop off before 8:50, you’ll need to register your child for BEFORE care.

Who are the summer camp teachers?
Summer camp lead teachers are ABS teachers and/or teachers who are qualified to teach an area of interest. An example of a qualified teacher would be bringing in a drumming teacher for our Africa week. Lead teachers may also have teaching assistants and/or student leaders (SLP) depending on class size.

When will we know which teacher is teaching each class?
We will continue to push out information and details via email as we finalize plans. We anticipate announcing this information early Spring.

What is the teacher to student ratio for summer camps?
We aim for 10-12 students per lead teacher.

What is the difference in the kinder-ART-en camp and the camp for 1st-6th graders?
Both are packed full of fun where students will explore different cultures. The difference is that rising kindergartners will explore music, art, and movement in a kindergarten classroom with the same teacher throughout the day whereas rising 1st-6th graders will travel from room to room for each activity and have a combination of teachers.

Will my child be with their friends if they register for the same weeks?
Students are grouped by age/grade level. Please contact the director if you have a special circumstance that needs to be considered.

Can my child’s friend who is not an ABS student sign up for camp?
Yes, provided space is available. You will have an opportunity to invite a friend during the registration process.

Will each week of camp be the same?
Every week will consist of music/dance, arts and crafts, drama, and outdoor activities but no two weeks will be the same! Activities are created through consideration of the culture, art, and music from the countries we focus on that week. Campers will have a unique experience each week. Sign your child up for all 5 weeks for the ultimate experience!

Will my child travel off campus?
Your child might be exploring the world but we will not leave campus for any of our activities.

Where will the summer camp classes be held?
Rising 1st-6th grade campers will travel around campus throughout the day and move to a new space for each activity.

Kinder-Art-en campers will visit the gardens and grounds but spend the majority of their day in a kindergarten classroom where they will easily acclimate to their environment.

What does the daily schedule look like for my child?
Your child’s day will be divided into increments of time between music/dance, arts and crafts, drama, and outdoor activities along with a 30 min lunch and 30 minute recess.

I see that a part of the day is dedicated to outdoor activities. What will you do if it rains?
The rain won’t stop us! We’ve created a plethora of indoor activities to keep campers engaged and active!

Will 1st graders and 6th graders participate in the same activities?
Yes and No. Let me explain. All 1st-6th grade campers may create Latin American folk art on Monday but age appropriate accommodations will be made to the method of delivery, techniques, and materials used for the project.

When will we receive more information and details about each week?
As we finalize information, we will send it out to our families. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email us with your questions!

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator, Leigh Cohen, or Director, Stephanie LeFever.