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Summer BLAST Camp Payments and Policies

Quarantine After Travel

Students must quarantine for 7 days after travel when:
Traveling by plane, train, or bus
Visiting unvaccinated relatives or friends in another state (including other children)

To come to camp, students must have a negative test result to exit quarantine (test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the quarantine period)

Students do not need to quarantine when:
Traveling by car
Visiting vaccinated relatives or friends in a another state

This means if you have travel plans and intend to send your child to camp immediately upon your return, you will not be able to do so unless you meet the no-quarantine criteria.

Billing Policy

Note: In order for a student to begin camp, the student's account balance must be current and summer camp registration fees must be paid in full.

Registrations prior to May 1: Upon registration, families will be billed 50% of their total registration cost, less applicable financial aid. Billing is done through FACTS online billing and will be posted weekly. Your remaining balance, less applicable financial aid, will be billed in mid-May. Payment is due upon receipt. If payment is not received, your registration may be cancelled by the school.

Registrations after May 1: The full registration cost, less applicable financial aid, will be billed through FACTS. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. If payment is not received, your registration may be cancelled by the school.

After June 1: The full balance is due upon registration.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit paid upon registration is non-refundable.

Through March 31: You may cancel your summer camp registration for a full refund, less the deposit.

From April 1 to May 31: You will be responsible for 50% of the summer camp fee for any cancelled weeks, and the non-refundable deposit.

After June 1: No refund for cancellations after June 1. Families will be charged the entire cost of the summer registration.

Camp Closure due to COVID-19 or other Health & Safety Concerns: If Giddens School cancels camp for COVID-19 or other Health & Safety concerns, families will be refunded a prorated amount for any days their student does not have access to camp.

Financial Aid

Families who are enrolled at Giddens School and receive financial aid for the 21/22 school year will receive this same percentage of aid for their summer camp registration. Departing families who are not re-enrolling in 21/22 but received financial aid in 20/21 will receive their 20/21 financial aid discount. Giddens School does accept DSHS and the City of Seattle CCAP subsidy – reach out to Mindy Huffman if you have questions.

Billing Questions

Please reach out to Steve Stapleton, Business Office Coordinator at Giddens School, with any questions about summer camp payments, financial aid, or refunds and cancellations.

General Questions

For general questions including adding camp weeks, swapping weeks, or cancelling weeks, please contact the Summer Camp Office.