For Parents

Frequently Asked Questions


What food will my child be served?

Spark will provide a nutritious, balanced breakfast, lunch and snack each day. As we get closer to the start of our ten-week program we will post what will be served that week on our menu page. If your child has a food allergy, please be sure to include that information on your registration in the Medical Information section. Got a picky eater, that's cool. Feel free to send your child with a meal from home; we have plenty of space to refrigerate their sack lunch.


Can I choose which weeks my child will attend?

Yes, we have a variety of registration options available—everything from drop-in weeks, where you pick the week(s) your child will attend, to a full-time 10-week program to a brand new half-day option that allows your child to get in on all of our morning STEAM-focused programming.


What will my child learn?

Spark is staffed by high-energy counselors dedicated to bringing learning to life and making each child's experience at Spark a great one. We create age-appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) experiences for your child, partnering with experts and organizations throughout the community to bring learning to life through hands-on, project-based exploration. Activities include woodworking, 3D modeling and printing, screen printing and more. For a full description of this year's activities, check out our curriculum.


How can parents get involved?

We feature expos of student learning at the end of each week. Parents are invited to join us for these presentations, held at lunch, to celebrate what campers (we like to call them Sparklers) have accomplished that week. Parents are also welcome, but not required, to join us for the frequent field trips we will take throughout the summer. Overall, the best way to ensure your child has a great summer experience is to maintain good lines of communication with our staff.


Will my child have time to just play and relax?

We make sure to include quiet and active times, group and individual exploration times, and outdoor play time (weather permitting) in each day's schedule. Each week also includes a trip to the pool for the requisite summer fun in the sun!