Summer Program Information

SFOA 2017 DATES ARE JULY 10-28
WITH FINALE PERFORMANCES JULY 29
AT THE CONNERS EMERSON SCHOOL,
BAR HARBOR
SUMMER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

Click HERE to register for the Simeon Michaud Memorial 5K/Fun Run!

Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017 season is limited to 100 participants; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular classes begin filling within a few weeks of registration opening! To secure a spot, please follow these steps: 


1-    Register online by clicking the link at the top of the page! (if you would prefer to receive paper copies of registration materials, please contact our office at 244-3855)

 2- Pay at least your $75 deposit. Registration is not complete without your deposit. Even if you plan on applying for a scholarship, you must pay your $75 deposit.

 3- Check your email for confirmation, and use that email to make any changes you may need to make to your registration. 


All classes/programs meet Monday-Friday (9am - 3pm) for three weeks. We encourage all students to attend the entire three-week program; we do not enroll on a per week basis. Half-day enrollment is available.

Class schedules are constructed from your indicated choices. We do not guarantee any student will receive all of their first choice selections. Notification of individual student schedules are made by June 10. 

Online registration is new for all of us :) Please feel free to call our office at 244-3855 if you have any trouble.



Orientation


Orientation Day 2016

Saturday, July 8, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 pm

OPTIONAL for any/all students and families

Orientation Day gives any students or families who have questions or concerns a chance to connect with SFOA administrators! Don't know your way around Conners Emerson School? Have a question about a class? Need to drop off your bus or lunch order forms? Want to pick up your T-shirt? Just can't wait any longer for a little SFOA?? Orientation Day gives you a chance to do all of this. Additionally, our Registrar will be set up to discuss any schedule concerns. So whether it's your first year or your fifth, feel free to come visit us on Orientation Day!


Transportation 


SFOA offers bus service to and from camp each day, at a fee of $80 for the entire 3-week session (fee adjusted for partial use). Our buses are also used for most field trips within the SFOA day. Please let us know your bus needs when registering, and feel free to call us with questions for special needs. 


Lunch


Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch with them or purchase lunch at a cost of $7/day or $35/week (or SAVE by preordering all 3 weeks for $90!) Order lunch for the entire week, or just a few days. Weekly lunch orders must be placed in advance by the previous Thursday. In addition, healthy snacks and drinks are available for sale at very reasonable prices every day, so you may consider sending your child with some pocket money. Daily “lunch wagon” offerings include bagels and cream cheese or peanut butter, fruit, juice, water, organic soda and other healthy treats. We rely on parent volunteers to help run lunch each day and keep costs low! Please call the office if you can help!


After-Hours Care


Back by popular request, we are again offering optional after-hours care for working families! Open to students of any age, this supervised free time gives students the option to stay at SFOA from 3pm to 5:30pm, for an additional charge of $20 per day. Spots are limited and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Please call 244-3855 for more information or to sign up. 


Safety 


SFOA makes every effort to keep our campers safe! To that end, we ask that you fill out the medical release form completely and return with registration forms. Your child does not need a medical exam to attend SFOA, but we do need to know the dates of his or her last immunizations. In case of emergency, our staff nurse will contact the appropriate parents/ guardians immediately, and if for any reason deemed necessary, student will be taken to MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor. 



Visitors 


We want potential students to get to know SFOA, so we do allow visitors to attend camp. Either the Executive Director or the Staff and Student Coordinator must approve all visits in advance and all visitors must submit a Behavior Agreement and Medical Release form, signed by a parent or guardian. The visitor must be accompanied by a currently enrolled SFOA student of the same age. No visitors will be accepted on the first day.