Frequently Asked Questions
When will the parish Summer 2017 catalog come out?
The 2017 Parish Summer catalog will be available in late February. To receive the catalog in the mail, please fill out this form.
how do i register?
Registration opens on February 15, 2017. It can be completed online or via mail.
- Online: Parish Summer Registration System
- Mail: Send completed forms and full payment to Parish Summer 2017, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244
Camps and classes are limited in size and are available on a first come, first served basis. Scheduled payments must be fulfilled in order to retain your child’s place in any camp. Camps/classes are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. If a class or camp is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be fully refunded. Please note: If you are depending upon a camp for childcare, we will work with you to fulfill those needs. Call 972.852.8752 or email email@example.com for assistance.
what types of payment do you accept?
Parish Summer accepts cash, check and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express & Discover). We offer flexible payment plans where your credit card is stored and charged as your camp approaches.
Do you offer discounts?
A 5% discount will be automatically applied to any account which spends more than $1500 for summer programs, and a 10% discount is applied to accounts exceeding $2500. Discounts are cumulative.
what grade level should I select?
Grade levels indicate the student's grade as of Fall 2017. Primer students can select either Kindergarten or 1st grade classes, whichever is closer to their age.
Students must be at least three years old by June 1, 2017 to participate in Parish Summer camps. All children must be completely toilet trained without assistance from an adult in order to attend camp.
Is there a deadline?
All online and hard copy registrations must be received by Thursday at noon in order to be processed for camps and classes starting the following Monday. If enrollment occurs after Thursday at noon, an additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee.
How do I make changes to my reservations?
Camps can be added at any time via your Parish Summer online account. If you need to make a change to an existing reservation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.852.8752 for assistance.
What is your cancellation policy
Camp cancellation/refund requests must be emailed to email@example.com. Cancellations made prior to two weeks before a program starts will receive a full refund less the $50 per camp deposit. Requests received between 7 to 13 days before the camp starts will be 50% refunded. Refunds will not be issued for requests received less than 7 days in advance of the camp start date, except in cases of emergency.
If Parish Summer cancels a program, you will be refunded 100%.
Do you pro-rate camps?
Prorating is no longer available. Please understand that when we book camps, we rely on fees to pay instructors and assistants and cover all materials, regardless if a camper joins us for two days or all five. Thank you for your understand and cooperation!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
The majority of our summer camps are located at the Midway Campus of Parish Episcopal School, but we do have offerings during select weeks at the Hillcrest campus as well. Please refer to your summer catalog and/or confirmation email for your camp's location.
- Midway Campus: 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244
- Hillcrest Campus: 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75254
WHERE DO I DROP OFF AND PICK UP?
Parents will drop off and pick up their children at a designated area as outlined by our weekly welcome letter. Welcome letters will be sent one week prior to the start of camp. Additionally, you will receive a confirmation email for each camp which will provide pick up and drop off information. These can be accessed at any time via the Document Center of your Parish Summer online account.
SHOULD I PACK A LUNCH AND/OR SNACKS?
Campers will have snack time at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day. Snacks from home are always welcome. A designated lunch time is built into all day classes. For students going from a morning to afternoon program, lunch is taken from noon to 12:30 p.m. Lunch is fully supervised by counselors and instructors. We offer a weekly meal plan which can be purchased via your Parish Summer account. If you choose not to participate in the weekly meal plan, please send your camper with a lunch. Please note that lunches will not be refrigerated.
WE HEARD YOU! After receiving feedback from our annual survey, we are making changes to our lunch and snack options and ordering process. Please check back here in late February 2017 as we are finalizing details at this time.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
Campers should wear closed toe shoes and dress in comfortable, summer attire. PreK students should have a change of clothes including underwear and a second pair of shoes in their bags at all times. Instructors will contact you if your child's camp requires special attire at any point during the summer. Please apply sunscreen to your camper each day as Parish Summer does not apply or provide sunscreen.
DO YOU OFFER EXTENDED CARE?
We offer an All Day Camp that runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in addition to morning (7:30-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon (3:30-6:00 p.m.) extended care camps that can be added to your child's schedule as needed.
DO YOU HAVE A NURSE ON SITE?
We have a nurse on staff during the summer. If your child has specific health concerns, please contact Parish Summer administration at 972.852.8752 for further direction.
IS PARISH SUMMER OPEN DURING HOLIDAYS?
Parish Summer 2017 will be closed on both Monday, May 29th and Tuesday, July 4th to observe the holidays.
CAN ANYONE ATTEND PARISH SUMMER CAMPS?
Parish Summer welcomes students from any school, race, color, religion and national or ethnic origin. Please note: Campers who have special learning needs can best be served when we are aware and are thus able to provide the necessary modifications. Please contact Jamie Hashop, Director of Parish Summer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.852.8752.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE DISCIPLINE?
Each camper is expected to behave in a responsible manner which reflects favorably on him or herself, his or her parents, and his or her community. Parish Summer reserves the right to dismiss any camper whose conduct is unsatisfactory. No refund will be issued to any student who withdraws or is dismissed after a camp has started.