|Summer at Stanley: Frequently Asked Questions|
1. Who can attend Summer at Stanley?
Any child who has turned four by June 1, may register for Summer at Stanley.
2. What is the difference between Junior Day Camp, Day Camp and Specialty Camp?
Junior Day Camp is designed for children who are 4 years old by June 1. Children stay in a self-contained classroom with consistent teachers throughout the day. Day Camp is geared toward students age five through eight. Children change classes every 70 minutes and have a scheduled snack, lunch and recess. Specialty Camp is geared towards kids entering grades 3-8 and offers a more in depth experience in a more specialized class. Third graders are eligible to participate in either of the programs.
3. What are the hours of Summer at Stanley?
Camp starts at 8:30 a.m and ends at 3:00 p.m. Half-day camps run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m.
4. Are there extended camp programs?
"Early Birds" runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m. each morning and "Milk and Cookies" runs from 3:00-5:30 p.m. each afternoon. All campers are welcome to sign up for these extended camp programs and must be registered to participate.
5. Is there drop-in care through the extended camp programs?
Campers need to be pre-registered for extended camp programs.
6. What should each camper bring to Day Camp each day?
Each full day camper should bring a water bottle, hat and lunch (or purchase a lunch through our online system). In the Day Camp, a snack is provided. Please be sure to send your child to camp with sunscreen already applied. We are happy to reapply at camp with your written permission. If your child is signed up for swimming, be sure to send a towel and swimming suit as well.
7. What should each camper bring to Specialty Camp each day?
Each full day specialty camper should bring a water bottle, hat and lunch (or purchase a lunch through our online system). Please be sure to send a snack if your camper would like one. Some camps will ask for special supplies or offer time to swim. Check with counselors for additional items needed. Counselors will also send out information if anything specific is needed for their camp.
8. What shouldn't campers bring to Summer at Stanley?
We strongly discourage kids from bringing electronics such as iPods, cell phones, MP3 players, large amounts of money and other valuable objects.
9. Will parents get an opportunity to see what their kids have been doing all week?
In the Day Camp program there is a Friday Performance each week from 8:45-9:15 a.m. in the Ballroom. At this time, campers will share art work, cooking creations, plays, dances, costumes and many other special talents and projects. The celebration lasts about 30 minutes and all parents and family members are welcome to come. Information about each performance will be sent out weekly.
10. Do Specialty Camps ever have performances?
Sometimes, a specialty camp will have an end of the week performance. Also, a specialty camp performance may take place in the Day Camp Friday morning celebration. Specialty camp counselors will let you know if your child's camp is performing. Information about any performances will be sent home by email.
11. My child has food allergies or other special health circumstances, can this be accommodated?
We are happy to work with you and your camper to make sure that he or she is safe and have appropriate snack items available. Please be sure to clearly explain all allergies and other medical concerns through the online camper registration forms. Also, please contact the director, Sara Stern, to discuss specific details and any special medical needs your camper may have.
E-mail Summer at Stanley staff or call 303-360-0803 x192.
12. Where is Summer at Stanley located?
We are located in the Lowry neighborhood of Denver. We are just north of Alameda and just south of 6th Avenue. More detailed directions (our address is listed as Quebec Court on Google Maps).
350 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80230.
13. How can I register?
All registration is done online through the stanleybps.org, which can be accessed through the Register link on the homepage. There is a $10 registration fee per camper. This will only be charged one time per summer. Registration opens on January 30, 2015.
14. Can I pay by credit card or check?
15. Is there financial aid available?
Financial aid is available for any current Stanley BPS family who will receive financial aid during the upcoming school year. See below for the financial aid policy. Families who qualify must check the “financial aid” box if applying for aid. All financial aid requests MUST be turned in by April 1. Material fees and the $50 non-refundable deposit per camp do not qualify for financial aid and must be paid.
Financial Aid Policy
16. What time do the doors open in the morning?
For campers registered in Early Birds, doors open at 7:30 a.m. For those registered for camps, doors open at 8:25 a.m.
17. I haven't registered for Early Birds or Milk & Cookies, when is the deadline for pre-registering for them?
Campers need to be registered for Early Birds and Milk and Cookies by the Friday BEFORE the week that you need extended care.
18. What do I do if my child wants to cancel or switch classes/camps?
If cancelation occurs before May 1, you will lose your nonrefundable deposit. If cancelation takes place after May 1, you will lose your nonrefundable deposit, and a $25 cancelation fee per camp. The remaining balance will be refunded. If Specialty Camp changes take place after May 1, you will lose your nonrefundable deposit. The remaining balance will be refunded. For Day Camp, to change classes during the same week, contact Sara Stern. This must be done the Friday before the session starts. There is not a charge for making changes in advance. Day Camp classes cannot be changed on the first day of any session. To switch to a different week of day camp, you will lose your nonrefundable deposit. You will then be able to sign up for a different camp.