List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the dates for Berkeley Summer Programs?

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    June 4-July 27 (there are no camps July 2-6). All camps are on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability and age requirements. While many camps commence on June 4, others start later in the summer.
  • What are camp hours?

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    Most camps begin at 9:00 a.m., while other sessions begin earlier and some begin later. End times vary by camp. There are camps that run anywhere from one hour a day to six hours and span one week to three weeks.

    Academic classes run from three to six weeks, from two hours a day to three-and-a-half hours.
  • Is early care or aftercare available?

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    We offer $35/week early care (8-9) and $55/week aftercare (until 5:30; online registration required for both early care and aftercare) supervised by full-time Berkeley staff.  Please note: Aftercare ends at 5:30.  An automatic late charge of $11 will be assessed for late pickups after 5:30 ($25 for pickups after 6:00).
  • What is the process for the first day of camp?

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    We ask that on the first day of camp (Mondays), you walk your child to the designated registration location for his or her first session and check them in. The process takes 5-10 minutes. Once you have checked your child in, you may leave. Pick-up will be at the designated pick-up location and starting Tuesday, you may drop your child off at the designated drop-off location.

    If you need to bring your child in earlier than 9:00 a.m., we have early drop-off (early care) starting at 8:00 a.m. (online registration required, $20/week) in Lower Division Room 110. Please walk your child to Room 110, sign in, and let the teacher know what camp he or she is attending. We have counselors that will escort your child to the morning camp.
  • How do I register for a camp or class?

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    The process for registration is completely online from start to finish. Once you register your child, you will pay at the end of the online process via credit card or debit card. All payments are due at the time of registration. There is no billing. No exceptions.
  • What about refunds?

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    No refunds will be issued after June 1 except at the discretion of the Director. No refunds will be issued to a child who is a “no show” (i.e. does not attend a camp that he/she is registered for and whose parent/guardian does not notify the Summer Programs Office of cancellation prior to the start of a camp). No refunds will be issued if a child stops attending a camp after the camp has already commenced. Refunds are not issued if a child is dismissed due to disciplinary action. 

    For academic and review classes, there are no refunds after the first three days of classes.  Berkeley Summer Programs does not prorate or offer partial refunds of any kind. 

    For Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer SAT Review classes, no refunds are issued once a class has commenced.

    Berkeley Preparatory School reserves the right to cancel programs or sessions based on insufficient enrollment. In this event, a full refund for the specific camp/class will be issued.  
  • What about attendance policy?

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    Days missed during a camp session cannot be made up at another session. This includes swim lessons. We do not prorate a camp for days missed due to vacations, illness, or other activities.

    For academic credit courses, four absences for a full-credit academic course will result in no credit being received for the course. Two absences for a half-credit course will result in no credit being received.  Students must receive permission from the Summer Programs Director to miss any classes of a three-week religion course. For Personal Fitness/Health, no absences are allowed for the activity/in-school portion of the class. Please plan your summer vacations accordingly, as summer classes have strict attendance policies. Please be aware of each course's start and end date. For non-online courses, students are required to be on campus for their final exam.
  • What about inclement weather?

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    In the event of an impending hurricane or tropical storm that will close our campus, refunds or make-up days will not be issued. In the event of inclement weather, camps will remain in session; however, outdoor camps will be moved indoors.
  • Can a child switch to another camp after having registered for something else?

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    The switching of weeks and/or programs during camp may only be approved by the Summer Programs Director; no refunds or partial refunds will be administered due to a switch and in some cases, if the cost of the new session is greater than the session being replaced, the price difference will be charged to the camper. All changes are based on availability and age requirements.  
  • What is the dress code?

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    For academic classes, standard Berkeley Monday-Thursday dress code applies.   For boys:  collared and sleeved shirts; regular-fit trousers or standard-length non-athletic shorts; athletic/tennis shoes, topsiders, loafers, casual shoes or sandals.  For girls:  collared and sleeved shirts; skirts, dresses, skorts, or shorts that touch the knee; capris or appropriate full-length pants; athletic/tennis shoes, topsiders, loafers, casual shoes or sandals.  Denim jeans of any kind are not acceptable. 

    For Enrichment, Fine Arts, and Summer of Excellence, please be neat, casual, and modest. When in doubt, follow the dress code for academic classes above.

    For Sports, please wear modest clothing that is appropriate to the respective sport.
  • Does Summer Programs provide lunch?

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    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services in the Berkeley Cafe is an add-on option for most camps.  Lunch passes are for the week and can be purchased at our online summer registration portal. Daily lunch purchases are not available.  Students can also bring their own lunch.
     
  • What if my child must take a medication?  What about immunization forms?

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    A Berkeley healthcare personnel will dispense any and all medications from the school health clinic.  Medications must be provided in their original container and enclosed in a Ziploc clearly marked with the child’s name and appropriate instructions.  This also includes over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, etc.  Please notify our clinic if your child requires keeping certain medications on them at all times.  The number for our clinic is 813.885.1673, ext. 2311.
  • What about insurance?

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    All parents/guardians are responsible for the payment of all insurance and medical bills.
  • How will Summer Programs communicate with me?

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    Email will be the primary form of communication between you and the Summer Programs office. If your email changes, please notify Summer Programs as soon as possible so that you can receive correspondences from camp directors.

BERKELEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673