Frequently Asked Questions
how do i receive the parish summer 2018 catalog in the mail?
To receive the catalog in the mail, please fill out this form.
how do i register?
Registration opens on February 15, 2018. It can be completed online through the Parish Summer Registration System.
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 for assistance.
what types of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and checks. We offer flexible payment options so your credit card can be stored and charged as your camp approaches. Should you wish to pay by check, please contact the summer office at 972.852.8752. Please note that a non-refundable $50 deposit per camp is required at the time of registration in order to secure your spot.
Do you offer discounts?
An automatic 10% discount will be applied to camps facilitated by Parish Episcopal faculty or Parish Summer staff for registrations received prior to March 9, 2018. Eligible camps will be designated with an * at the end of their title within the program overview and in their description.
what grade level should I select?
Grades listed indicate the student’s grade as of fall 2018. 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, 2018. All children must be completely toilet trained (without assistance from an adult) to attend camp.
Is there a deadline?
All online registrations must be received by Thursday at noon in order to be processed for classes and camps starting the following Monday. If enrollment occurs after Thursday at noon, an additional late fee of $50 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 email@example.com or call 972.852.8752 for assistance.
What is your REFUND policy?
- Camp cancellation/refund requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellations made prior to two weeks before a program starts will forfeit the $50 deposit per camp.
- Requests received 7-13 days before the camp start date will be 50% refunded.
- Requests received less than 7 days before the camp start date will not be refunded, except in cases of emergency.
- If Parish Summer cancels a program, you will be refunded 100%.
Do you pro-rate camps?
Pro-ration is not available. When we book camps, we rely on fees to pay instructors and assistants and cover all materials, regardless if your camper joins us for two days or all five. We appreciate your understanding!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
New for 2018, all Parish Summer camps will be held at Parish’s Midway campus unless otherwise noted in a camp’s description.
The Midway campus is located at 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244.
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. Children attending Extended Day Camp must be signed in/out each day by a parent or an authorized adult. For the safety of your children, we will verify all individuals who do not show a valid carpool tag.
SHOULD I PACK A LUNCH AND/OR SNACKS?
Campers have the opportunity to have a snack at 10:00am and 2:00pm each day. Snacks from home are always welcome.
Rising 3rd graders and above may purchase snacks through the PAWS store with cash, credit card or through a PAWS account.
Rising 2nd graders and below will not visit the PAWS store, but a cart will visit the camp area and selected snacks, along with pre-ordered snack packs, will be available for purchase with cash or a PAWS account. Options include:
- Veggie Straws Sea Salt
- Teddy Grahams Honey
- Cheezits Original
- Zoo Animal crackers
Pre-ordered snacks can be purchased through your camp account and ordered as late as 8:00am each morning of camp.
Instructions to set up a PAWS account can be found on the lunch and snacks page, in your confirmation and the weekly welcome letter.
A designated lunch time is built into Parish Summer Day Camp (9:00am–3:30pm). For students going from a morning to afternoon program, lunch is during the transition time. Lunch is fully supervised by counselors and instructors.
We offer a weekly meal plan which can be purchased through your camp account. The plan offers a variety of healthy, kid-friendly options including gluten-free and vegetarian selections. Please check out our lunch and snacks page for more info.
If you choose to not participate in the weekly meal plan, students may also bring their lunch. Please note that lunches will not be refrigerated nor can they be heated.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
Campers should wear closed-toe shoes and dress in comfortable, summer attire. PreK students should have a change of clothing including underwear and a second pair of shoes in their bag at all times. Instructors will contact you if your 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 to campers.
DO YOU OFFER EXTENDED CARE?
We offer Parish Summer Day Camp that runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm in addition to offering morning (7:30-9:00am) and afternoon (3:30-6:00pm) Extended Day Camp that can be added to your child’s schedule.
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 will be closed on both Monday, May 28 and Wednesday, July 4 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.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE DISCIPLINE?
Each camper is expected to behave in a responsible manner which reflects favorably on himself or herself, his or her parents, and his or her community. Parish Summer reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory. No refunds will be made to any student who withdraws or is dismissed from the summer session after the
program has commenced.
Please contact David Fisher, Director of Parish Summer, at email@example.com or 972.852.8752.