Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Do I have to sign up for all 8 weeks? 
A.  No, you may sign up for just the weeks that suit you best.

Q.  Can my child just attend camps without attending Extended Care?
A.  Yes.  Campers have the option of attending camps from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Q.  Do children have to be Catholic and/or attend Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church to attend Summer At Sacred Heart?
A. No, all children and families are welcome to apply to attend Summer At Sacred Heart.
Q.  How and when can I secure a spot and pay for Extended Care? 
A.  Extended Care does not need to be paid at the time of registration.  We ask that you indicate your intention of utilizing Extended Care services so that we can plan staffing and supplies accordingly.  Payment for Extended Care is expected on the first day of the week that the services are utilized.
Q.  Can I use Extended Care for just one day? 
A.  Yes. We provide day rates for morning care and for afternoon care. Please see the Extended Care page for details.
Q.  Can my child join a camp that is already in session?
A.  Yes, if there is room.  Please call the Director to arrange this.
Q.  Should my child bring a lunch from home? 
A.  Yes, campers must bring their own lunch from home.  Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are provided.
Q.  What are the hours of the camps? 
A.   Camps run from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Campers may begin arriving at 9:00 a.m.
Q.  What are the hours for Extended Care? 
A.  Before Care runs from 6:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and After  Care runs from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Q.  How do I make payment for camps when I register? 
A.  At the end of the online registration, you will be prompted to pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal.  Camps must be paid for at time of registration.  (A reminder that Extended Care does not need to be paid until the first day of the week that it is being utilized.  We do ask only for your intention to use Extended Care for planning purposes.)

Q.  Do I have to pay the full amount for camps when I register?
A.  Yes. Full payment for camps is required at time of registration.  Extended care is paid for at the beginning of the week it is utilized.
Q.  What is your staff to camper ratio?  
A.  Summer At Sacred Heart is Virginia state licensed and follows all regulations regarding staff to camper ratio.

Q.  Do I need to register for all camps immediately?
A.   No.  Camps will remain open until filled.  Camps are expected to fill quickly, so don’t wait too long! 
Q.  Will registration remain open throughout the summer? 
A.  Yes.  Camps will remain open for online registration for as long as space is available. 

Q.  What does a typical day look like?
A.  A typical camping day schedule is:
6:30 a.m. – Before care opens
        9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Campers arrive
        9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Morning Program for all campers
        9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Camps run/midmorning snack provided
        12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Campers are picked up
        12:30 a.m. - 6:00 pm - After care – Lunch/Activities
Q.  I’m excited!  How do I register? 
A.  Easy! Just click REGISTER and you will be directed to our secure online registration system where you will select your dates and camps, and reserve your spaces.
Q.  What about medications or allergies?  
A.   Caring for the health and safety of our children is our top priority. Please list all important health and allergy information when you register online. Please also contact us directly if your child(ren) need to bring medication to camp.