Policies & Procedures

Summer at Blake camper working on Lego robotics

Spring Break at Blake and Summer at Blake camps and courses are open to students throughout the greater Twin Cities area. Children do not need to attend The Blake School to participate in spring break and summer programming. For spring break camps, register using your child's current grade level. For summer camps, register based on the grade your child will be entering for the 2020-21 school year.

Registration Options
Registration is available online. Credit card and e-check payment options are available. All medical information is collected via online registration.

Cancellations & Refunds
Please register for courses and camps carefully. Any request for a change or refund must be made in writing to the director of Summer Programs. There is a $75 non-refundable deposit for all Spring Break at Blake and Summer at Blake camps and courses. No refunds will be issued for registering for a class at an incorrect location.

Spring Break: $75 non-refundable deposit for all camps and courses. Requests for refunds prior to February 15 will receive a full refund minus non-refundable deposits and any administrative fees per class/camp. No refunds will be issued after February 15 to ensure staffing and programmatic commitments to all families. This policy includes cancellations due to vacation schedules, conflicting activities and/or just a change in plans.

Summer: $75 non-refundable deposit for all camps and courses. Requests for refunds prior to May 1 will receive a full refund minus non-refundable deposits and any administrative fees per class/camp. No refunds will be issued after May 1 to ensure staffing and programmatic commitments to all families. This policy includes cancellations due to vacation schedules, conflicting activities and/or just a change in plans.

Summer at Blake reserves the right to change or cancel any course in the event enrollment does not meet minimum participation numbers. In the event of a program change or cancellation, Blake will make every effort to notify families immediately and will offer the option of transferring enrollment toward another class or receiving a full refund for the class. No refund is granted for a cancellation of a single class or session due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather. No refunds or credits will be issued in the case of dismissal from a course or camp due to student conduct.

Absences
All absences must be reported to the Summer at Blake Office at 952-988-3463 or summer@blakeschool.org. There will be no refunds for illnesses, absences, vacations, cancellations due to weather or late matriculation. No refund will be given if a student is dismissed from a program because of disciplinary action. In courses for high school academic credit, consistent attendance is essential to earning credit due to the intensive nature of the courses. Please do not enroll your child in a credit-bearing course at the high school level if you expect them to be traveling to a sporting event, a cultural activity or any other event that will require missing more than two days of the course.

Inclement Weather
If Spring Break at Blake or Summer at Blake must be closed for any reason, the staff will make every effort to alert families prior to the start of class via text, email or at drop off. There are no refunds for cancellations due to weather.

Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures
Pick-up and drop-off can take some time given the number of campers coming and going at the start and end of each day. Please plan for approximately 10-15 minutes. Traffic in and around the Twin Cities can be heavy and delays may occur, so please plan accordingly. Students are expected to arrive on campus in time for the beginning of each activity. If a pick-up time is more than 15 minutes late, your child will be cared for in the camp office or at Extended Day. Late fees will be assessed.

Hopkins campus: Due to a number of pending construction projects, drop-off locations may vary by program. To drop off your child or children for Summer at Blake on the Hopkins campus, please follow signage to the various camps and program locations. Pre-camp communication will provide specific drop-off and check-in locations.

Wayzata campus: To drop off your child or children on the Wayzata campus, enter the campus via Peavey Lane. There is limited parking in the front, so please park in the back of the school if you are entering the building. Follow signage to various camps and courses. Pre-camp communication will provide specific drop-off and check-in locations.

Minneapolis campus: To drop off your child or children on the Minneapolis campus, please use the west parking lot and entrance. The east parking lot and entrance will be closed all summer. Follow signage to various camps and courses. Pre-camp communication will provide specific locations.

Code of Conduct
Summer at Blake welcomes all families and children and provides a safe and respectful environment that honors The Blake School’s core values of respect, love of learning, integrity and courage, as well as a commitment to pluralism. Summer at Blake encourages high standards of behavior rooted in an environment of welcome, safety and respect. Campers and students must be with their counselors or teachers at all times. Summer at Blake reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any camper or student the opportunity to participate in an activity or the remainder of a camp or class if the child’s social conduct or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory by the Summer at Blake administration. No refunds or credits will be issued in the case of dismissal from a camp or course due to conduct.