Spark Academy Frequently Asked Questions
When can I register my child in Spark Academy?
Check back for times and costs for 2019.
My child is nine years old (or younger), and 10 years old is the bottom age limit. Do you ever make exceptions for younger kids?
Unfortunately, no, we no longer make exceptions on age limits. We’ve learned from experience that kids younger than 10 are just not ready for the rigor of the curriculum, and sometimes have difficulty concentrating on concepts that are beyond their reading, math or dexterity levels. They often end up feeling frustrated or antsy, and we never want any child to have a negative experience with learning!
What is the camper-to-adult ratio?
Adult-to-camper ratio ranges from 1:2 at minimum enrollment, and 1: 6 at maximum enrollment. Every camp has one instructor and at least one classroom aide. Once enrollment gets to 10 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 email@example.com.
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. All buildings are closed, and all staff and faculty are off duty.
Is lunch provided at Full Day camps?
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 2018. Only one scholarship per family can be awarded. We will randomly select the 10 awardees on April 3, and notify the awardees via email and phone. Awardees must redeem their assistance awards between April 2-30. 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 15-April 2, and longer if assistance awards remain available. : Visit our webpage to print and application, or stop by our office to pick one up.
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.