Welcome to Summer Programs at Parker

2016 Registration is open!

Francis W. Parker School invites students from all around Chicago to come to our beautiful campus this summer to learn new things, build friendships and have fun. Our wonderful counselors and experienced faculty are excited to welcome you!

  • Parker offers day camps, classes and enriching opportunities for students entering grades JK–12 in 2016.
  • Some programs begin on Monday, June 13 and our last program ends on Friday, August 26.
  • All programs meet on Parker’s campus, though outings and adventures are often part of the fun.
  • Cost and session dates vary per program.
  • View the Summer Programs catalog here.
  • Click here to register now!

2016 Summer Programs offerings at a glance
by Grade and by Date

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New in 2016

Writing Workshops for Upper School: In addition to our writing workshops for rising 6th–9th graders, Parker English Department faculty are pleased to offer two new Writing Workshops for 10th graders, and 11th and 12th graders combined. Read all about it here.

Science in the City Camp: Parker Faculty have created an exciting new science camp for rising 5th through 8th grade students. Spaces are limited in these one-week intensive courses, so secure your camper’s spot!

Arts programs for rising 9th through 12th graders: Join us for a four-week Musical Theater Workshop lead by Tommy Nolan, and/or a two-week film course called The Art of Documentary Storytelling, which will be taught by award-winning filmmaker, Matt Wechsler.

New registration system: You can now register multiple children at once and see all of your account information in one place, including from your mobile devices! Search all offerings by grade, date or type of program and sign up today!

Tips for navigating registration

  • Shorten the listing by selecting search criteria such as grade level or program type. Not all search features translate to mobile devices.
  • Be sure to use your child’s rising grade level, meaning the grade they will enter next fall.
  • In this system, Pre-K = JK; K = SK.
  • Emergency contact information can be copied over from one child to the next.
  • The email address you use to register will be used for communications throughout the summer, so use an address you check regularly.
  • You cannot hold programs in your cart, which will clear after 15 minutes of inactivity to free up the sessions for another registrant.
  • Please note that multi-session discounts on eligible programs will process automatically with initial registration, however, if you would like to add sessions at a later time, please contact summerprograms@fwparker.org as the mutli-session discount must be processed manually.
  • After you register, you will receive email confirmations for each child’s programs as well as a general receipt page from ACTIVE.com, our third party processor.

Administrative Information

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be received in writing (email summerprograms@fwparker.org) at least four weeks before the program begins. An administrative fee of 20% of the total cost of the program will be withheld from all refunds.

Payment Policy
If you have registered with a deposit, you are welcome to pay in full at any time prior, but on Tuesday, May 31, any remaining balance will be charged automatically to the card on file. Registrations received on and after Monday, April 4 must include full payment. Credit card charges related to Summer Programs at Parker should appear on your billing statement as ACT*Francis W. Parker. Parker students with tuition outstanding will not be allowed to participate in Summer Programs at Parker.

If you are on a waitlist, we will contact you for payment if space becomes available. If you do not hear from us, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate your child in the program.

Attendance Policy
The summer session is brief and regular attendance is strongly recommended. If your child cannot attend on a given day, please contact the program instructor or call the Auxiliary Programs Office at 773.797.5104. There are no refunds for missed camp days or classes.

Contact Us
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Auxiliary Programs office at summerprograms@fwparker.org or 773.797.5104. Requests for program changes must be received in writing. Neither registration nor payment information is accepted over the phone.

The two minute video below shows highlights from 2015 Summer Programs at Parker. Come join us in 2016!

2015 Summer Programs at Parker from Francis W. Parker School on Vimeo.

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