Spark Academy Frequently Asked Questions
When can I register my child in Spark Academy?
Registration begins Monday, April 15 at 2 am.
“My child is 9, but wants to attend a camp for the 12-15 y.o. age group” or “My child is 14 and wants to attend a camp for 8-11 year olds.”Do you make exceptions?
Unfortunately, no. We hold firm on maintaining two distinctive age groups. We build our curriculum to be appropriate for these age groups based on child development principles.
What is the camper-to-adult ratio?
Adult-to-camper ratio ranges from 1 to 2 at minimum enrollment, and 1 to 6 at maximum enrollment.
My child has special learning needs. Are resources available?
Resources are available for your child. Please contact Center for Accessible Resources at least two weeks prior to your child’s camp to allow time for coordination.To request assistance or accommodations, contact the Center for Accessible Resources the Center for Accessible Resources at (541) 463-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are camps only Monday through Thursday?
Lane Community College is not open on Fridays during summer term, as per College contracts with Faculty and Classified staff. On Fridays, all buildings are closed, and all staff and faculty are off duty.
Is lunch provided?
No, we are not able to provide lunches. Please send your child to camp with a nut-free sack lunch, snacks, and any beverages they need. Once registered, you will receive detailed instructions on this and other topics.
Are economic hardship scholarships available?
There are ten, $60 partial assistance awards available in 2019. Only one scholarship per household can be awarded. We will randomly select the 10 awardees on April 10, and notify the awardees via email and phone. Awardees must redeem their assistance awards from April 15-April 30. If awardees do not redeem the award in the allotted time, it will be awarded to another qualifying applicant.
When and how do I apply for an assistance award?
We will be collecting applications March 18-April 10, and longer if assistance awards remain available. Download and complete the assistance application.
What is your drop policy?
If you are registered and your child cannot attend Spark for any reason, you’ll need to request a drop by the Sunday before the camp starts by emailing Spark@lanecc.edu.