If you are looking for the perfect place for your son or daughter this summer, look no further than Hutchison! We offer a variety of one-time events and week-long skill-building workshops, camps, and clinics for all ages with flexible childcare options for working parents.
Through the Center, Hutchison shares its tradition of excellence through offerings in academics, arts, athletics, education, and leadership. Instructors in each of the Center’s academies not only inspire artists, athletes, scholars, and leaders but also engage educators and parents in thought-provoking classes and lectures.
There is truly something for everyone in the Center for Excellence!
SPARK Day Camp is a traditional day camp for girls and boys available from May 29-August 10, with fun weekly themes that add spark to your child’s summer, while making it easy to fit one or more weeks into your schedule. SPARK Day Camp offers convenient hours for working parents by providing early care and extended care in addition to the regular camp day. Campers enjoy a broad variety of daily activities that take advantage of Hutchison’s unique 52-acre wooded and gated campus located in East Memphis.
On the login page, click on the blue link below the login box to create a profile for a new family. You need to take this step even if you registered with the Center last summer, the system is new so everyone who logs in is new too! (If you registered with us this fall/spring, you can log into your parent dashboard as usual.)
Once you complete the profile information, you will receive a temporary password by email. Use that password to reset to a permanent password in the My Account section of your parent dashboard.
Now you are all set to enroll! Use the Enrollment tab to see available camps and workshops. Select all camps for which you wish to enroll, scroll to the bottom of the page, and proceed to checkout.
Payment is due at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card through the online system as well as cash or personal checks. Please send payment to 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Hutchison students may charge their school accounts if approved by the business office.
Registration is required for each Center for Excellence offering. Offerings are filled on a first-come basis. Please enroll early. Any registrations received after a class or camp has reached capacity will be returned with a full refund.
Center for Excellence fees as indicated on each offering include all activities and supplies unless otherwise noted. Payments for Center for Excellence sessions are due in full at the time of registration.
Payments can be made by VISA®, MasterCard®, or check made payable to Hutchison School. Hutchison students may apply payments to their student accounts
SPARK Day Camp os open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with these two exceptions: SPARK Day Camp will not be in session on Monday, May 28, and Wednesday, July 4. The weekly camp rate is $225 ($180 for sessions 1 and 6).
Early Care: Early care is available to registered campers from 7:30-9:00 am for an additional charge: $35 per session ($28 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for early care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full early care fee is due on Monday of each week of attendance.
Extended Care: Extended care is available to registered campers from 3:00-6:00 pm for an additional charge: $65 per session ($52 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for extended care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full extended care fee is due on the Monday of each week of attendance.
Center for Excellence fees are refunded in full when the offering for which an enrollment was submitted is at capacity or the offering is cancelled by Hutchison. Except in the cases of illness or emergency that are disclosed to the Center for Excellence office prior to the start of an activity, refunds will not be given after a session begins. A withdrawal request that occurs at least five (5) business days prior to the first class meeting will result in a refund/credit of fees. After five (5) days prior to the first class meeting, there will be no refund of fees.
If a student attends a Center for Excellence class for three hours or longer and attends SPARK Day Camp for the remainder of the camp day that week, he or she will receive half off the SPARK Day Camp fee. If a camper chooses to participate in a CFE program in addition to SPARK, he or she will eat lunch with a counselor in the dining hall between activities.
Students should arrive on time and be picked up promptly at the end of each class or camp. For the safety and security of all participants, girls and boys who have not been picked up after offerings end will be escorted to SPARK Extended Care. Parents will be charged $15 per day. An additional charge of $5.00 per minute will be assessed for all SPARK campers remaining on campus after 6:05 pm. This fee must be paid at the time of pick up.
Students are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the School as well as the Center for Excellence and SPARK programs. Hutchison reserves the right to dismiss any student whose behavior poses a discipline problem. No refunds will be issued for students who are asked to withdraw.
Hutchison is conveniently located on a 52-acre naturally-wooded campus in East Memphis at 1740 Ridgeway Road. Campus maps may be obtained at the front gate. The Center for Excellence office is located on the first floor in the Dobbs Center.
Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to program activities.
A Summer Adventure Like No Other
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SPARK Summer Day Camp
SPARK Day Camp is a traditional day camp for girls and boys available from May 29-August 10, with fun weekly themes that add spark to your child’s summer, while making it easy to fit one or more weeks into your schedule.