Sandy Spring Friends School



Academic Year Plus Summer Camp

Preschool (Age 3) - Grade 3  families will have the convenience of signing up for school and camp at the same time when they enroll, providing their child with a full year of learning and fun at Sandy Spring Friends School (September-June) and Summer at Sandy Spring camp (June - August). Highlights of this optional program include:

What is the cost?

The cost of this additional 8-week program is $2000, a 25% overall discount for summer camp. This cost includes A hot lunch and snacks and extended day programs each day.

What is the deadline to sign up for this option?

Families must sign up for the Academic Year + Summer Camp option by May 17, 2019. Because summer camp weeks tend to fill up quickly (and certain workshops reach capacity by early spring), families are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible

What items are NOT included in the academic year + summer camp contract option fee?

Bus service and summer academic enrichment classes are optional services that require an additional fee. 

Which weeks during the summer are NOT covered under the academic year + summer camp contract?

There are a few weeks during the summer that require the campus to be closed to students in order to undertake school-wide renovations and maintenance projects for our grounds and buildings. In 2019, these weeks were:

  • June 10-14    
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23
  • August 26-30

What are the age requirements for students who wish to participate in this option?

The option to include summer camp in your SSFS contract is available for families with students who will be entering  Preschool (age 3) through 3rd grade in the fall of 2019. Your child MUST be three years old by the start of camp (June 17) to participate. If your child will turn three after this date, you should select the regular academic year option, and register online separately for Summer at Sandy Spring for the weeks after which your child turns three.

How do I sign up for the extended contract?

First: After admission, select the “Academic Year Plus Camp” option in your enrollment contract. 

Second: you will need to log in or create a summer camp account on the Summer at Sandy Spring Camp Registration page. 

Third: select all 8 weeks of camp, and then select the payment option “Pay with credit from 2019.” Once you have submitted your registration, we will go into your account and apply the discount to reflect the $2000.00 Academic Plus Summer program fee. (Once enrolled, Intermediate Friends Camp participants should also select morning and afternoon camp workshop options.)

I am interested in the program, but we may be out of town for a week or so during the summer. Will there be any discounts available if I am unable to attend a week or two of the summer camps?

The academic year + summer camp contract does not have a prorated option; therefore, we are unable to deduct the cost of weeks missed.  If you will miss some of the weeks during the summer due to travel, the regular academic year contract may be the best option, and you may register for individual weeks of camp through the Summer at Sandy Spring website.

Is financial aid available under this extended year contract?

Financial aid is available during the school year for students in grades K-3, but no additional financial aid is available for camp beyond the 25% discount that automatically applies with this extended contract. Please contact Director of Financial Aid Dawn Griffith if you have additional questions. 

Request a Financial Aid Conversation

If you would like to talk about our financial aid program, or have specific questions, please request a time to speak with Dawn Griffith, Director of Financial Aid.

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