FAQs

What’s a Summer Spark?
A Summer Spark is an engaging challenge and a supportive community that lead to hands-on exploration, design, and creation through which creative problem solving and collaboration skills are developed and confidence is bolstered. Successfully completing a challenge or realizing a goal leads to taking on a greater challenge or setting a more ambitious goal at the next opportunity. An upward spiral is established, potential ignited.

Should my child bring a lunch?
Campers should bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle with them each day. There are also simple snacks provided by Summer Spark such as pretzels, goldfish, and granola bars. Campers are free to snack and hydrate as they need throughout the morning and afternoon. Thirty minutes are set aside each day so that campers can take their time refueling over lunch.

What should my child wear?
Campers should come in comfortable clothes that can get messy. They will be moving around and working with a variety of materials, some of which may end up on their clothing.

Does my child need sunscreen?
Campers will have time outside each day, so if you would like them to wear sunscreen, please apply it in the morning before they come.

How many children can attend each week?
There is space for 100 campers each week, split into four groups of about 25.

What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
There will be 1 adult counselor for every 10-15 campers.

What ages does the camp serve?
The camp serves students entering Kindergarten – 6th grade.

How many years has this camp been in operation?
2018 will be Summer Spark’s 5th summer.

What are the hours?
Camp hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday. The regular camp day is from 8:30am – 3:30pm with flexible drop-off from 8am – 9am and the option of extended hours until 6pm.

What weeks is the camp?
Camp runs from June 4th – August 10th.

Where is the camp?
Headwaters Downtown – 801 Rio Grande, Austin TX 78701

Headwaters South – 9607 Brodie Lane, Austin TX 78748 (For this location only, the last two weeks of camp – Space Survival & Cardboard Arcade, will be held at Zilker Elementary – 1900 Bluebonnet Ln, Austin, TX 78704)

I have more questions. How can I get answers?
Please call 512-593-5393 or email kaylie@summerspark.com with any questions.