Spark Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Spark Academy Frequently Asked Questions

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Please check back in early Spring 2018 for 2018 information

When can I register my child in Spark Academy?
Early Bird Registration begins April 17, and saves you $30. You can register here.

Early Bird Price: $299 (April 17-30)
Regular Price: $329 (May 1 on)

Is lunch provided at the day camps?
No, unfortunately 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.

What is the adult-to-camper ratio?
Adult-to-camper ratio ranges from 1 adult to 4.33 students at minimum enrollment, to
1 adult to 6.66 students at maximum enrollment. Every camp has one instructor and at least one classroom aide. Once enrollment gets to 13 in any given camp, we add a second aide.

My child has special learning needs. Are resources available?
Resources are available for your child. Please contact Center for Accessible Resources at least one week prior to your child’s camp to allow time for coordination. To request assistance or accommodations, contact the Center for Accessible Resources at (541) 463-5150 or

Why are camps only Monday through Thursday and not a Monday-Friday week?
Lane Community College is not open on Fridays during summer term, as per College contracts with Faculty and Classified staff. All buildings are closed, and all staff and faculty are off duty.

Are economic hardship scholarships available?
There are only six (6) partial scholarships available in 2017, in the amount of $99 dollars each. Only one scholarship per family can be awarded. We will randomly select the 6 awardees on April 11, and notify the awardees via email and phone. Awardees must redeem their scholarships during the first two weeks of registration, April 17-30. If awardees do not redeem their scholarships in the allotted time, it will be awarded to another qualifying applicant.

When and how do I apply for an Economic Hardship Scholarship?
We will be collecting applications March 19-April 10. Applications are available here: (Spark Academy Scholarship application). Please print the application, fill it out, and mail or drop off to: Lane Continuining Education, c/o /Spark Scholarship, 101 W 10th Ave. Suite 119, Eugene OR 97401. Do not email of fax your application.

What qualifies someone for an economic hardship scholarship?
You qualify for an economic hardship scholarship if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are receiving one or more of the following benefits/utilizing these assistance programs:
    • TANF
    • SNAP (Food Stamps)
    • utility assistance
    • Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan
    • Social Security/Disability benefits for yourself or your child
    • free or reduced school lunch
    • food boxes on a regular basis.

Still have questions? We can help.
Call, visit or email
Lane Continuing Education
101 West 10th Eugene
(541) 463-6100