summer at parker
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration and Payment
Who can attend Summer at Parker?
Parker’s Summer Program is open to the general public. All Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 campers are welcome! An increasing number of students enroll from public and independent schools throughout San Diego County and beyond.
How do I register?
To register for courses, please visit our registration portal linked on your respective campus webpage.
All courses and activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For courses that reach capacity, waiting lists will be established.
When registering for classes, please register your student(s) for the grade they will enter in the Fall Academic Year.
I have multiple children who would like to attend, how do I register?
Visit our registration portal, login or create an account for the Summer Program, and then add each camper to the main account and complete an online registration for each student you wish to enroll.
When is the last day to register?
Registration will close for each course one week prior to the start date. This is to ensure that we properly prepare for your student's participation.
I am on the waitlist, when can I expect additional information?
Should there be a shift in enrollment, prior to the course closing date, we will abide by the timestamped waitlist and contact the family accordingly. You are welcome to email the Summer Program office for an update at your convenience (email@example.com).
What are the class fees and refund policy?
Class fees vary and are dependent on staffing needs and materials. Specific fee amounts can be found under each class description.
Refund Policy: You may cancel a class selection at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if a cancellation request is made less than 30 days before the course, you shall be required to pay the applicable cancellation fee outlined in the table below:
|Number of days before the course start date
|30 days or more
|15 to 29 days
|25% of Course Fee
|Fewer than 14 days
|100% of Course Fee
Note: The required $25 registration fee is non-refundable.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Electronic payments can be submitted through Parker's CampBrain registration portal. The Summer at Parker program accepts all major credit cards.
What are the payment options?
Families may select to make a full payment or a payment plan option at the time of registration.
- The payment plan option is available until May 31.
- Payments will be automatically charged to the card on file on the first of every month and ending on June 1.
- The total payment due each month is based on the registration total and the remaining installments due prior to June 1.
What is the Early Bird Discount?
To take advantage of the 10% Early Bird Registration Discount, register for the Summer at Parker courses by the last day in February. Additionally, there will be a 5% Early Bird Registration Discount, ending on the last day of March.
Early bird discounts will automatically be applied to your account.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes! Additional financial assistance information can be found here.
How can I update my contact information?
It is important that your contact information (address, cell number, and email) is accurate in your CampBrain profile. If your information needs to be updated, email your changes to email@example.com.
Does Summer at Parker need my contact information?
To ensure you receive all communications, please review and input your contact information including address, email, and phone number during the registration process.
Who will the course instructors be?
The Summer at Parker team consists of passionate educators, counselors, and staff. Team members include Francis Parker School teachers, expert educators, and local community members.
Specific course instructor information will be shared in June.
Will courses be offered on-campus or virtually?
Most of the Summer at Parker course options are offered on-campus.
Can a course or track be prorated? Can the student participate for a portion of the track offering?
Due to the short duration of the Summer program, courses and tracks will not be prorated.
What are the behavior expectations?
The Parker Summer Program reserves the right to dismiss at any time, any student whose deportment or conduct is deemed inappropriate, unsafe, and/or counters the classroom experience or to the goals of the Summer Program. Under no circumstances will bullying or hazing be tolerated. In the instance of dismissal (or a student withdrawal once classes have begun), no refund of tuition will be issued.
Do you offer “for academic credit” classes? What is the attendance policy?
“For academic credit” courses will be noted in the course descriptions. Please review our Academic Courses Policy for more information.
How are course grades/comments processed?
For Upper School for-credit courses, grades will be submitted by the course instructor to Parker Portal which is accessible to students and families at the end of each trimester. Grades are not recorded for Lower School or Middle School courses.
Who can I contact for course changes?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any course changes or questions. We will answer your email on a first come-first served basis and as soon as possible. Please allow 2 business days for an email response.
What requirements are needed to participate in the Junior Kindergarten Summer Program?
Students enrolling in Junior Kindergarten Junior Academy or Lancer Day Camp must be 4 years old before the start of the summer program. Required Junior Kindergarten forms must be completed and submitted to Dawn Murillo, Lower School Administrative Assistant at email@example.com, prior to the first day of camp.
Is there a possibility that a course will be cancelled?
Rarely, Parker must cancel a class due to low enrollment. To avoid any inconvenience to participants and teachers we will ensure enrollment meets minimum levels two weeks in advance of the start date. In the event that a class is not offered, we will make our best efforts to provide priority registration to your second choice course.
Is there a possibility that an on-campus course would transition to online?
All on-campus courses during Summer at Parker are subject to transitioning to virtual instruction.
Location, Transportation, and More
Where do the summer offerings take place?
Parker has two campuses. The Lower School is located on the historic Missions Hills Campus. The Middle School and Upper School are located on the state-of-the-art Linda Vista Campus.
Junior Kindergarten–Grade 3
Mission Hills (Lower School) Campus
Address: 4201 Randolph Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619 / 298-9110
Grade 4-Grade 12
Linda Vista (Middle and Upper School) Campus
Address: 6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858 / 569-7900
Is transportation available?
Our transportation routes and dates are TBA. Stay tuned for more information soon!
Will snacks or lunch be provided?
Lunch is included with the cost of registration, and provided through our academic year vendor, Culinart Lunch Services.
Registration for lunch services is only required if your specific course indicates that lunch is not included.
Please note that students will not have access to refrigerators or microwaves. In addition, lunches brought from home should be nut-free.
Lower School students (JK-Grade 3) will be provided with an afternoon snack. Read our nutritional guidelines here.
What types of activities occur during the on-campus lunch/break period?
Summer at Parker lunchtime is an opportunity for students to further engage with their peers while following the health/safety protocols. All students will eat outdoors maintaining physical distancing.
Following the assigned eating times, students will participate in indoor and outdoor activities, including sports, independent enrichment, storytelling, and more.
Is there extended day programming available?
- Drop-off (Both Campuses): 8:00 am to 8:30 am
- Pick-up (Mission Hills): 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
- Pick-up (Linda Vista): 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Students not picked up by the designated pick-up time listed above, will be automatically registered and charged for our Extended Day programming until 5:00 pm, Monday to Thursday. Students picked up after 5:00 pm will incur a $2/minute late fee*.
*We understand that emergencies happen, and ask that you notify your campus Team Manager for a one-time late fee waiver.
What materials and supplies are needed for camp?
We ask that each student bring a labeled water bottle and a labeled backpack/bag to store personal items, we recommend the following:
- Emergency Contact Card
All other materials and supplies are included in the fees for the class unless otherwise noted. Also, to prevent loss or damage, we're not going to bring any valuable personal items (ex. headphones, footballs, rackets, etc.)
When will I receive more information about the first day of camp?
A welcome email will be sent to all registered families on the Wednesday before the start of each session.
Where do we go on the first day of camp?
Mission Hills Campus (JK to Grade 3):
Curbside check-in will be available near the entry gate at the start of each session. Summer staff will be available to answer any questions.
Linda Vista Campus (Grades 4 to12):
Curbside check-in near the Student Life Center (SLC) will be available at the start of each session.
What type of attire should be worn?
Students should dress in summer casual. Students may dress in modest attire of their choosing that meets the general guidelines of good taste and modesty. All clothing must be free of images, graphics, or wording that is distracting in nature.
Health and Safety
What are the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Summer at Parker?
Summer at Parker will be abiding by the vaccination policy outlined here.
What should I do if my child feels ill?
It is important to keep your child home for the day if they are exhibiting any of the symptoms below and we encourage you to contact our School Nurse for Summer & Extended Programs.
Fever or Chills
Shortness of Breath
Muscle or Body Aches
Nausea or Vomiting
If public health conditions change, will Summer at Parker make course adjustments?
Yes, if public health conditions change, Parker is ready to make the appropriate adjustments to the summer program including transitioning to virtual instruction. The School prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of its community members above all else and will follow the guidelines and directives as defined by our State and local health departments.
What is Parker’s food allergy plan and protocol?
Parker takes life-threatening food allergies seriously. Parents are asked to complete the required medical information during registration to inform the Summer Program Office. This information will be shared with staff as warranted to ensure student safety.
Additionally, parents are asked to provide at least one epinephrine autoinjectors to school in case of an anaphylactic episode. Please note that staff will do the following in case of an anaphylactic event:
1. Administer the epinephrine to the student, 2. Call 9-1-1, 3. Notify parents of the situation.
Parents are asked to have their physician or specialist fill out a food allergy action plan and bring the completed plan to the school nurse prior to the start of the Summer Program or upon diagnosis of anaphylaxis. Click here for a sample food allergy action plan. Also, please have your provider or specialist fill out the Parent/Guardian and Physician Request for Medication Form, one for each medication to be administered at school.
Finally, if you would like your student to carry an epinephrine autoinjector on his person while at school, please complete a Permission to Carry an Epinephrine Autoinjector form and return the completed form to the Summer Program Office prior to the start of the school year.
What if my child is required to take medication during the day?
Parents are asked to complete and submit the Request for Administration of Medication Form to the Summer Program Office if their child requires any prescription or over-the-counter medication during camp hours.
Our registered nurse oversees and coordinates with the nurse aid for all medical services provided on campus, including administering any prescription or over-the-counter medications required by students during the school day.
What if my child becomes sick, hurt, or injured during the program?
Parker takes student safety very seriously. However, no matter how many precautions we take, accidents and illness may occur. Parents/guardians or emergency contacts will be contacted as soon as possible if their child becomes sick, hurt, or injured.
During our summer program, we have an on-site nurse aide and a registered nurse available for consultation by faculty, staff, and parents/guardians. Additionally, our camp counselors and faculty/staff are trained in CPR and first-aid.