Summer Programs

Policies, Terms, & Conditions

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  • Registration

     
    Registration is completed online through our summer website. If this is your first summer with us, you’ll need to set-up a username and password to register online. To reserve a spot for a camp or classes, look for the tab that says “REGISTRATION” at www.athenian.org/summer. Once you have set-up an account, using your user name and password, you can log back into your account and view your registration(s) at any time. You also have the option to log back in to make a payment.
     
    Please be aware that if you are already an Athenian family in the academic year, you will need to have a separate summer account. Summer programs does not share the same registration system.
     
    Some classes and camps have limited enrollment; therefore, early registration is recommended. In the event a class or camp you are interested in is full, you will be notified immediately and your child will be put on a waitlist. If a class is canceled, you will be refunded 100% of the cost of the class/camp.
     
    We offer a wide variety of options for summer and understand it can be confusing navigating your way through all the options. Please don’t hesitate to call the summer office for help setting up the best program for your camper.
     
    We strongly urge you to register early. Late registrations sometimes miss important information that has already been communicated to families, your child’s name may not show up on the rosters and other reports that have been previously printed, and you also risk your class or camp being full or perhaps even canceled due to low registrations.
     
    If you need help or have questions about the registration process, please contact Debra Ataman at 925-362-7214 or dataman@athenian.org.
  • Partial Sessions

    While we prefer that campers participate in the full two-week session of camp, we understand it does not always work with your family’s vacation schedule. Therefore, we can make accommodations to Trail Blazers, Summit Seekers and Sports Camp. We are sorry but cannot accommodate partial participation in our enrichment classes. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to customize your schedule.
     
    To register for one week simply register as you normally would. Under “camper notes” please indicate the dates you will be at camp. When you complete your registration and come to the check-out screen, select “pay by check”. When your registration is received, we can adjust your fee (50% off). Please call 925-362-7214 or email dataman@athenian.org if you have any questions.
  • Sibling and Early Bird Discounts

    The registration portal will automatically calculate and apply sibling discounts during online registration if you register all of your children at the same time. The oldest child pays full price. The discount applies to the second, third, etc. registration/sibling. Siblings will receive a 10% discount on camps and classes and 50% off for transportation. If you need to add a sibling at a later date, please use the discount code, “sibling”.
     
    Early bird discount: Each camper registration will receive a $50 early bird discount if you register by midnight on April 1st. One discount per camper registration.
  • Summer Enrichment Classes

    Grades and assessment of summer classes or camps are not given. Our programs are for summer enrichment and enjoyment. We do not offer credit for any academic class taken during the summer.

    If you have a concern or an issue with a teacher or camp director, please contact Justin Guerra or Debra Ataman.
  • Payment Options and Payment Schedule

     
    The last step of the online registration process will be paying your fees. You will have the option to either pay by credit card or check. If you will be paying by credit card you will need to make a deposit of 10% of your total balance. The payment system will automatically set-up your remaining balance to be paid in two installments. The pay-down schedule dates are May 1 and June 1, 2020. All camp fees are to be paid in full by June 1. After June 1, all fees are required to be paid in full. You will not be notified or reminded of the processing dates unless there is a problem with your credit card such as your card has expired, or if the transaction cannot be processed. Please make sure you have entered any discount code before making your payment selections.
     
    If you register after the first installment processing date, the system will automatically process your credit card for the 60% total to bring you up to the current charge cycle (10% deposit + 50% of the balance). Any late registrations made on or after June 1 are required to be paid in full.
     
    Any fee not paid by July 31 (the last day of camp), will incur an additional fee of $50.00 if not reconciled by August 14, 2020. A late fee of $50.00 will continue to be charged monthly if your account still shows a past due amount after September 30. If you are not sure of your account status, you may log back into your account and check at any time or contact Debra Ataman for a copy of your statement to be emailed to you.
     
    If you will be paying by check, you will have seven days to mail your 10% deposit to hold your space in the camp or class(es) you registered for. Please make your check payable to The Athenian School. You can mail your check to:
     
    The Athenian School Summer Programs
    2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    Danville, CA 94506
     
    You may also log back into the system and pay your deposit by credit card. The total balance is due by May 31, 2020. Remember, you may log back into your account and make a credit card payment at any time.
     
    Returned checks will be charged a $50.00 fee.
     
    Any variations to these conditions between a family and The Athenian School need to be submitted and approved by the director of summer programs.
     
    Please read the cancellation policy and the Add, Drop, Transfer information before registering. By registering online you are agreeing to the policy terms. Telling us you were not aware of the policy or did not read the policy will not be an acceptable excuse for a refund.
     
    Always check your registration carefully before you complete the payment portion of your registration. If you find there is an error on your registration or statement or if you are unsure of anything but still wish to proceed, DO NOT PAY IN FULL! Please call or send an email to dataman@athenian.org describing your issue.
  • Photography & Marketing

    The Athenian School may take photos of camp participants during their time on campus to use in promotional materials. If you would prefer we do not use your child’s photo, please let us know in writing along with a photograph of your child for our reference.
     
    Any personal data collected for registration in strictly confidential.
  • Schedule Changes

    To swap classes, camps, or sessions or to adjust your schedule, an “Add or Swap” form needs to be submitted. This form can be found on the summer website. When registering please make your selections carefully as a $20.00 administrative fee will be applied to your account for the first schedule adjustment. A $25.00 will be applied for the next adjustment and $30.00 for a third, etc. We do not accept email notifications for adjustments. This form is used in instances when you’ve realized you have signed up for the wrong class or camp or if you decide to swap Period C with Period B, for example. Changes will be made on a space-available basis.
     
    If you are dropping all of your camps or classes, you will require a cancellation form. Both of these forms can be found on the website.
  • Field Trips

    While we make every effort to send our students/campers on the field trips advertised, a director may need to change or substitute a particular field trip. In this case, no credits or refunds will be made.
  • Cancellations and Refunds

    By registering online you are agreeing to the policy terms set forth. Telling us you were not aware of the policy or did not read the policy before registering is not an acceptable excuse for a refund to be issued.
     
    An email notification is not an accepted form of cancellation. IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL A CAMP OR CLASS, A CANCELLATION FORM MUST BE TURNED IN OR YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FEES. You may fax, mail, or email a scanned copy of the form. However, a verbal or email notification will not be accepted as an official cancellation.
     
    Our refund policy is designed to discourage last-minute cancellations. Your registration reserves a space in camp or class for your child. The summer program’s hiring and purchasing are directly determined by your enrollment. Therefore, no exceptions can be made. A full refund will be issued only when The Athenian School cancels a class or camp. The Athenian School reserves the right to cancel a class or program for any reason including lack of enrollment. In such cases, a full refund, including all deposits, will be returned. You will be asked for your signature during the registration process to indicate you have read, understand and agree to the policy.
     
    All deposits are non-refundable.
     
    If your cancellation is received on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2020, your deposit will be held and your installments payments set up in the auto-pay system will be deleted.

    • NO REFUNDS OF DEPOSITS, TUITION OR OTHER FEES WILL BE MADE on or AFTER May 1, 2020. Please plan accordingly.
    • If a child cannot return to camp due to illness or accident, the unused portion of the session will be credited for future use by the withdrawing camper. Refunds are not given for camper illness, missed days, withdrawals, or if a camper is asked to leave the program.
    • The Athenian School reserves the right to suspend a camper or student at any time if in the opinion of the camp director the behavior of the participant is compromising their safety, the safety of others, or the enjoyment of other participants. No refund will be given if a camper or student is asked to leave.
  • Liability

    All campers attending The Athenian School Summer Program must have an active medical insurance policy issued in the United States.
     
    When registering online you will be asked to accept the terms of liability. Below you will find the details of the liability terms.
     
    The following camps and class will be attending off-campus field trips: Summit Seekers, Sports Camp, Adventure Camp, and Counselor in Training.
     
    The Athenian Summer Camp program provides a variety of learning experiences outside of the classroom and away from The Athenian School campus. Parents are welcome to come along and be part of the experience. Day trips include but are not limited to: museums, theme parks, the zoo, roller-skating, restaurants, parks, bowling, and baseball games. Outdoor experiences may include travel to and participation in hiking, lakes, and tide pools.
     
    We make every effort to minimize risk to participants and instruct participants in the safe negotiation of such risk as may remain. The customer acknowledges that there are circumstances in which an accident could occur to a participant.
     
    Camp field trips are taken on school buses. Enrichment classes they may have a field trip may go in school vans depending on the number of students registered. Parents and guardians are advised that inherent risks are present in these activities. By registering online, you as the parent and or legal guardian of the camper participating in The Athenian School Summer Camp, give your permission for your son/daughter to participate in these trips and agree to waive all liability against The Athenian School and its employees for harm to your son/daughter resulting from the risks inherent in these activities.
     
    Summer Enrichment Classes do not attend field trips. In the event a trip might be offered, you will be notified in advance.
     
    Recognizing that The Athenian School will do its best to ensure a safe experience, you understand that certain dangers or accidents may occur. You hereby release The Athenian School from all responsibility and liability of any nature, including claims for injury, illness, death, loss or damage, resulting from your child’s’ participating in program activities. You hereby give permission to the camp to provide, seek, and consent to routine health care, administration of prescribed medication, and emergency treatment for my child, as may be necessary, including, but not limited to x-rays, routine tests, and treatment, and/or hospitalization. You also give permission for the camp to arrange related transportation. You agree to the release of any records necessary for treatment, referral, billing, or insurance purposes. In the event you cannot be reached in an emergency, you hereby give permission to the physician selected by The Athenian School representative, to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order injection and/or anesthesia and/or surgery for your child.
     
    The medical information you provide is true and accurate as far as you know.
  • Miscellaneous Policies

    Summit Seekers, Sports Campers, CIT’s, and Adventure Camp are required to bring a bag lunch on field trip days.

    For safety and supervision reasons, students attending summer enrichment classes should not arrive before 9:00 a.m. for their first class. Students who must arrive early need to be registered for extended care or breakfast club (No charge for morning extended care). Another option is to have a parent wait with their children outside the classroom until the teacher arrives.

    International students who do not have medical insurance in the US may purchase a short term policy through the summer programs office if contacted by June 15. We advise campers/students not to bring any valuable items or electronics to camp. The Athenian School will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property unless it is due to negligence on the part of The AthenianSchool. Please label everything.
  • Comments, Suggestions, or Complaints

    Our goal is to offer high quality meaningful and memorable programs. In the event that you are unhappy with any portion of the summer program or just have a comment, please contact the Director of Summer Programs at 925.362.7251.

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  • Camp and Classes Schedule Overview

    Look at the Summer Programs Overview to easily put together a custom program for your child.
  • Registration Policies

    Find out how to change your schedule, what our sibling discount is, and which camps you can enroll in partial sessions by reviewing our policies, terms, and conditions.
    Students and Campers are enrolled in programs on a first come basis. Classes and camps have limited enrollment, therefore, early registration is recommended. In the event a class or camp you have registered for is full, you will be notified immediately and your child will be put on a waiting list. In the event a class is canceled, you will be refunded 100% of the cost of the class or camp.

    All registrations must be filled out online. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Athenian School and make an appointment to come in and register.  We credit cards. If you do not wish to pay your deposit with a credit card online, you can still register by selecting to “Pay by Check”.  However, checks must be received and paid in full with seven days of your registration.
     
    Partial Sessions
    While we think it’s best for a camper to participate in a full two-week session of camp we understand it does not always work out with your family’s schedule. We can make accommodations for Summit Seekers and Sports Camp. We are sorry but cannot accommodate partial participation in our academic program, CIT or Adventure Camp. Please contact the summer programs office to receive a discount code for your online registration and to have the dates you will be attending noted in your registration.

    We offer a wide variety of options for summer and understand it can be a little overwhelming when trying to combine classes with camps or making the best choice for your child. Please don’t hesitate to contact the summer program office for help. 

    Field Trips
    While we make every effort to send our students/campers on the field trips advertised, it is possible that a Director will need to change or substitute a particular field trip. In this case, no credits or refunds will be made. 
  • Camp Forms

  • Transportation (AM & PM)

    Transportation is offered in the morning and at the end of the camp day. We do not offer transportation after lunch.
    Our caring transportation professionals will make your life a little easier by picking up your child at one of our designated stops and returning them back to your at the end of the day. In an effort to join us as we do our part in reducing traffic and bringing campers together from throughout our region, enroll in our transportation program. You can sign up your child for round-trip or one way only. Siblings receive a discount of 50%. It will be automatically figured at the time of registration.
     
    If you need a stop that’s part of the already scheduled route but not a designated stop, please talk to your driver who will be happy to accommodate you. Please don’t ask the driver to drive out of their way, however. This only works if your requested stop is on the same route and does not require the driver to take a detour.
     
    Please be aware that our Red Line is generally light and we may use a van instead of our school bus for that route. Drivers will be wearing camp tee-shirts on the first day of camp.
     
    Please visit our website, click on your camper's grade and then Transportation to find the route schedule. You can also email Debra Ataman and request it to be emailed to you.
  • Extended Care (AM & PM)

    AM extended care is included in camp tuition. Afternoon extended care is offered for an additional fee.
    Please keep in mind any student or camper below the age of 14 may not be left unattended anywhere on campus from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Extended care is available to all participants from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students who arrive early must either go to extended care or be supervised by a parent until a teacher arrives. Campers in AM extended care spend time with our caring staff and we assist campers to arrive at their 9:00 AM program. We can also provide a delicious, healthy breakfast for an additional fee. Campers or students who arrive early may participate in the breakfast club and will not be charged for extended care. Breakfast is served in the Main Hall and opens at 8:00 am.
     
    Families who will be using afternoon extended care, please make every effort to arrive by 6:00 pm. We recognize that there are times when unavoidable challenges arise and therefore, our policy is that after two occurrences of lateness, a $1.00 per minute penalty will be incurred. That fee is to be paid directly to the staff who stayed late with your child.
  • Meals


    Summer Lunch Menu

    The Lunch Program
     
    Included in all Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half-day Programs

    Breakfast Club
    You must be preregistered for the Breakfast Club, which costs $80 per session.
    Breakfast Club
    You must be preregistered for the Breakfast Club. The kitchen will be open from 8:00-8:30 AM.  Breakfast is served cafeteria-style and may include any variety of fruit, yogurt, cereal, pancakes, eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, home potatoes, and juice. Breakfast can be purchased in two-week sessions (ten breakfasts per session).

    At 8:00 AM, please go to extended care (Dase Center) and sign in. A counselor will walk children to the Main Hall at 8:00 AM for breakfast.   After 8:00 AM, campers may check-in with the group already at breakfast. We will accept registrations for Breakfast Club up to five days before the session starts. You cannot sign up for breakfast on the first day of a session. If you cancel your Breakfast Club registration on the first day, you will still be charged the full amount.                                      

    The Lunch Program – Included in all Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half-day Programs

    School lunch has never been this good. Our dining services use fresh ingredients and provide campers with healthy meals with plenty of options.  Our chefs create a well-balanced menu and our hot meal options include Asian, Italian, Mexican and American dishes.  In addition to buying produce and meat from local California farmers, we use vegetables and herbs from our organic garden whenever possible.  Meals are served cafeteria style in our dining hall and campers can return for seconds.  Our lunch program is included with all half-day or more program registrations.  Breakfast can be purchased for an additional fee.  We believe eating together builds community.
     
    Our chefs work with families as much as possible to accommodate food allergies. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are readily available.          
    • All lunches will be served in the Main Hall and always have hot, healthy kid-friendly options. Note: We do not provide lunch on field trip days. Campers will need to pack a lunch on field trip days.
    • Drinks include plain water, fruit-infused water, and milk. We do not provide soda and ask you not to bring it.
  • Private Swim Lessons

    Sessions 1, 2, 3
    Ages 4 and up
    $185 Eight 20-minute private lessons per session
    Private Swim Lessons offer on-one-one instruction, so no matter what swim level your child is at they will get the needed attention to develop or progress their skills, build their confidence and love the water. We offer lessons to children at all swim levels.  Little swimmers will discover how to fully submerge their face and blow bubbles and experience supported floating and kicking on front and back.  More advanced swimmers will begin to learn alternating arm action, swimming underwater, rhythmic breathing, basic diving, and the major swim strokes.  For swimmers ready for even more advanced techniques or siblings who would prefer to take lessons together, a program can be adapted to meet your swimmer’s individual needs.  
     
    No makes-ups for missed lessons. Upon registration, you are reserving a spot for your child and we will schedule an instructor based on your registration. We understand situations may occur that require last minute cancellations. However, it is not possible for us to reschedule, therefore, our policy is that we do not guarantee make-ups or offer refunds or credit for missed lessons.
     
    This summer we will not offer morning lessons. Swim lessons will start at 12:45 pm. Private Swim Lessons may be added during camp to PM DMSC Camp schedule. Classes can sign-up after Period D.
     
    *Early Bird Discount applies ONLY with additional camp program registration. Sibling Discount applies.

  • Traffic Safety

     
    To ensure safety for everyone, we need your help and cooperation. The traffic situation in the parking lot is a significant safety concern for staff and parents. Please, NO CELL PHONES IN THE PARKING LOT. Please honor the 5 mph speed limit. You must drive slowly and watch for children. If you want to walk your children to their classrooms, please park in the lower parking lot, cross at the crosswalk and walk up using the road closest to the soccer field. Please do not walk down the center of the road.
  • Nurse's Corner

    Please keep your child home if he or she has a high temperature, an aggressive cough that is difficult to control with over the counter medications, or a runny nose that may indicate an infection.
     
    Only medications that cannot be timed to be administered at home should be sent to school. (Medications to be given 3 times a day usually can be taken before and after school and at bedtime).
     
    All medications must have an accompanying written statement from the physician detailing the purpose and method of dispensing the medication. Prescription medications must be labeled clearly and in the original dispenser.
     
    Children who will carry asthma inhalers or EpiPens must fill out a statement from the physician indicating the child understands the purpose, appropriate method, and frequency of use of the emergency medication. This information is to be included in your health notes and the physician statement is to be turned into the summer school nurse.
     
    The nurse will not be on campus after August 5, 2020. If you need any medications returned, it is your responsibility to contact the nurse to set up a time you can come to campus.
Download a PDF of the Policies, Terms, and Conditions.

Contact Summer Programs

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  • Photo of Justin Guerra

    Justin Guerra 

    Director of Summer Programs, English Instructor
    925-362-7251
  • Photo of Debra Ataman

    Debra Ataman 

    Associate Director of Summer Programs & Community Outreach
    925-362-7214
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