Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when do I check-in on the first day?
First day check-in instructions can be found here. You are welcome to formally check-in on the first day of camp each week. If your child is a returning camper, simply drop off your camper in carpool where our staff will be waiting to assist. Check-in for Extended Day (AM) opens at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. for morning camps, and 12:15 p.m. for afternoon camps.
where do i drop off and pick up?
Everything you need to know about drop off and pick up can be found here. This information is also sent to you via email the Tuesday before a camp starts.
how do i communicate a change in my child's schedule or an absence?
Please email any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.852.8752.
what should my child wear to camp?
Campers should wear closed toe shoes, t-shirt and shorts. We advise that you send a sweatshirt or fleece with your camper as our building can run a bit cold in the summer. PreK campers should always have a change of clothes in their bags and should also bring a sheet for their nap mat. Parish Summer Day Campers should wear a swimsuit to camp on Wednesdays and Fridays, and they should bring a towel, water shoes and a change of clothes. Specialty campers should reference their weekly welcome letter to see if anything special is required from home. This letter is sent the Tuesday before camp starts to the email on file.
Am i responsible for any sort of health forms?
During the camp registration process you were prompted to complete the Parent Authorization & Release Form. This form will be verified upon check-in. Please make sure to list any known allergies on this form so that our staff is fully aware. If your child requires medication during the day, please bring it in its original container and a printed copy of this form. You will drop both off at the clinic after check-in.
SHOULD I PACK A LUNCH?
A designated lunch time is built into Parish Summer Day Camp (9:00am–3:30pm). For students going from a morning to afternoon camp, 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.
Should I pack SNACKS?
Campers have the opportunity to have a snack at 10:00am and 2:00pm each day. Snacks from home are always welcome. For your convenience, you may purchase weekly snacks for the AM or PM snack period during the registration process. The price for weekly snacks is $5.00 for AM snacks and $5.00 for PM snacks. Snacks will be pre-determined on a weekly basis, and the snack schedule will be made available before registration opens on February 12, 2019. Pre-ordered snacks can be purchased through your camp account and ordered as late as 8:00am the Monday a camp starts.
Each day will feature one snack such as Goldfish, Veggie Straws (Sea Salt), Teddy Grahams (Honey), Cheezeits (Originals), Zoo Animal Crackers and more. Gluten-free snacks are available for campers with food sensitive allergies. Please contact the office to make arrangements at 972.852.8752.
Pre-ordered snacks can be purchased through your camp account and ordered as late as 8:00am the Monday a camp starts. Snacks must be pre-ordered.
Rising 3rd graders and above may purchase snacks through the PAWS store with cash, credit card or through a PAWS account.
Instructions to set up a PAWS account can be found on the lunch and snacks page, in your confirmation and the weekly welcome letter.
how do i receive the parish summer 2019 catalog in the mail?
New for Summer 2019, we will no longer produce a printed catalog of camps. All camp information will be available via our site and registration system in mid-February 2019. To receive basic information in the mail, please fill out this form.
how do i register?
Registration opens in mid-February 2019. 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?
Parish Summer does offer various discounts. The Summer 2019 discounts will be announced in mid-February 2019.
what grade level should I select?
Grades listed indicate the student’s grade as of fall 2019. 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 May 28, 2019. 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?
All Parish Summer camps are 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.
DO YOU OFFER EXTENDED CARE?
Morning (7:30-9:00am) and afternoon (3:30-6:00pm) Extended Day Camp can be added to your child’s schedule for your convenience.
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 27 and Thursday, 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.