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Summer 2024 Frequently Asked Questions


6:30a.m. -8:30a.m. – Arrival

8:30a.m.-9:00a.m. -Breakfast


morning group meeting, an hour of English language arts and math instruction based on remediation needs and rising grade-level expectations.


Scholars will then engage in teacher-directed physical education and lunch.


After lunch, they will have a short break to gear up for the afternoon!


Kicking off each afternoon will be enrichment activities centered around the week’s theme. Our themed weeks may include, but are not limited to olympics week, little chefs week, entrepreneurship week, gardening week, engineering week, etc.


Following themed week activities, it’s time for afternoon rotations! Each group will rotate through classes that span from 30-40 minutes each. Classes include, but are not limited to daily centers (science, math, dramatic play, reading, blocks, music, art), P.E., art, STEAM, rest and mindfulness, gaming, and music and movement.


It’s time to wind down and have a bit of free play.

Registration is available online at under the registration tab, and can be completed on a computer or mobile device. Please download the Bright-wheel app to your mobile device as well. This is app will allow you to communicate with staff, check your children in and out of the facility, get notifications, receive pictures, and more! In addition, CSSA requires parents to fill out additional forms prior to the start of the program. Both online registration and additional forms are required to be completed prior to your child(ren) starting the program.

You do not have to re-register. Your child’s information is stored in our system. Simply email us at to inform us of your interest to register your child for the upcoming/current summer. There may be a need for you to complete an updated application which will be emailed to you.

Yes, you will receive a receipt by email. In addition, as we get closer to camp, you will receive an email that contains specific information including a parent information brochure listing themed weeks, field trip dates (indoor and outdoor), and other specifics about camp.

The registration fee is desired, but not required upon online registration. Enrolling your child through our database only indicates interest. The full non-refundable $60 must be submitted in order to secure your child’s enrollment in the program.

We understand things happen that may alter your decision making, but once registration fees are made, we get into high gear and plan for the following:

  1. welcome packages for each students

  2. Field Trip planning

  3. securing adequate staff

  4. planning for the space we will be using


In an effort for us not to overplan and be wasteful with our resources, unfortunately, we will not refund registration payments after 48 hours of receipt of payment.

Yes, if space is available. If your child does not enroll with CSSA for four weeks or more, the drop-in rate will apply to the weeks your child(ren) attend. Please see the fee schedule

Any changes in enrollment are based on current availability. CSSA cannot guarantee additional days/weeks will be granted after initial enrollment. A two-week notice is required for any permanent changes made to your child(ren)’s schedule after initial enrollment. If you are withdrawing your

child(ren) from camp, we ask that a two-week written notice is given. Until notice is received, parents are responsible for future week payments.

The rates for summer 2023 are as follows:

Registration fee: $60 per student

Full time care (4 weeks or more/3-5 days per week) $170 per week

Full time care (3 weeks or less/3-5 days per week) $ 180 per week

Part time care ( 1 day per week) $50

Part time care (2 days per week) $100

Sibling discount: Take $10 off each additional sibling (up to 3)

After your registration has been confirmed, the initial registration fee can be paid on your Bright-Wheel account. All payments are due weekly or bi-weekly. Payment options include the following: debit/credit card, bank draft, money order, or check.

Returned checks are subject to additional fees and suspension of check use.

Full payment for the week of camp is due the Friday before each week begins and no later than 6:00 p.m. Monday evening of the current week. If you are paying bi-weekly, please note that you are paying for weeks ahead; not past weeks.

A $25 late payment fee will be charged if payment is not made by 6:00 pm. on the Wednesday of the current week. If payment is not made by Wednesday of the current week, your child will not be able to return to camp until full payment is made.

CSSA does not provide a financial assistance program. However, scholarships may be available for summer 2023. Please see our website for more details. We also accept Georgia CAPS.

No. The weekly fees are the same every week. Fees are based on enrollment and not attendance. Fees will not be prorated due to days missed for illness, other commitments, or inclement weather unless notified by administration.

Yes. CSSA provides campers with a balanced breakfast and lunch. A menu will be given to parents prior to the start of camp. Campers may bring their own lunch to camp. If lunch is provided by parents, please ensure campers bring a non-perishable lunch and a beverage. Please do not include candy or soft drinks. Lunches will not be refrigerated; therefore, we ask that you send lunches that do not contain food items that will spoil if not kept cold. Please do not provide your camper with food that will need heating, refrigerating, or microwaving. Camp staff will not be responsible for food preparation or pre-heating meals. Please mark all lunches with the camper’s first and last name.

CSSA does not prohibit bringing personal items if they don’t interfere with instruction or day-to-day operations; however, we will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property. We encourage the use of personal laptops, iPads, and tablets during our academic block and during afternoon rotations. These items are not required, so please don’t feel compelled to go out and buy a device for the program. If you choose to have your child bring in a device, a waiver will need to be signed. We also strongly suggest that you label all your child’s belongings with his or her first and last name.

Yes, but it varies on a case by case basis. We can accommodate most children as long as they can communicate their wants and needs, are not a danger to themselves or others, are not a constant disruption to the learning environment, do not elope, hit, or bite.

Our camp is full of day-to-day activities. Comfortable clothing and shoes made for running should be worn. Flip flops, Crocs, or opened toed shoes that can easily slip off are not recommended. Please have children wear clothing that can get dirty (We can get messy at times). A cap or hat for sun protection is advisable.

All of our teachers and students follow the same core rules: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Problem, and be a Solver. If students are having difficulty adjusting to the program’s culture, a conference will be set up with the child’s parents to discuss strategies for best supporting the student. CSSA will exhaust all efforts to ensure a child is not removed from the program due to behavior; however, we understand that our program may not be the best fit for all students. CSSA has the right to remove a child from the program immediately if he/she has proven to be a threat to students/staff, is consistently and intentionally being a disturbance to the classroom environment, or is considered verbally abusive to students/staff.

Yes, CSSA is a licensed child care program through Bright from the Start and has up to 1,000,000 in liability insurance.

We follow state laws that require us to keep a 1 to 20 or 1-25 staff to student ratio (depending on the age of children). In most cases, each of our classes are equipped with a minimum of two teachers which lowers the staff-to-student ratio.

safety of the children in our program is our first priority. All childcare staff receives multiple training opportunities and are First Aid, CPR and AED certified. Every employee has undergone a fingerprint-based background check and must have a satisfactory clearance letter on file with the center. No child, regardless of circumstances, will be allowed to leave the care of the CSSA staff with an unauthorized person. Children will only be released to the people listed on the registration forms. Adults authorized to pick up a child must be at least 18 years old and will be required to show a valid photo ID. If a child is not picked up by the time the program closes, the child will always remain supervised. A late pick-up fee will be automatically drafted with your next weekly payment. Staff members will make numerous attempts to contact the parent and/or emergency contact.

If a child is not picked up by the time the program closes (6:30 pm), the child will remain supervised at all times. A late pickup fee will be charged to the account at the rate of $5 for the first minute and $1.00 per minute per child for each additional minute late. It is essential for your child’s safety to provide at least two other persons who can pick up your child if you cannot pick them up before camp closes. If you know you will be late, please contact us immediately.

A written authorization can be submitted to CSSA or you can update it in the Bright-wheel app. If you have an emergency, we will accept an email from the address registered on your Bright-wheel account or a telephone call from a legal guardian. Please email us at The safety of your child is more important than any inconvenience.

All campers are transported on our personal vans or leased vans/buses for activities away from the camp location. Drivers may be employees of the company we rented the vehicle from or they may be employees of CSSA and have at least three years of driving experience, verified excellent driving records, approved drug screens, and background checks.

Campers attend either indoor/outdoor field trips on an average of once per week. Costs for the trips range in price. We also have designated water days. Water days are held on campus and do not require a fee. We may go on field trips off-campus up to two-three times this summer. A typical field trip destination would be bowling, Main Event, roller skating, a local museum, or a park.

Field trips (indoor and outdoor) generally range from $7.00-$20.00 per trip. The field trip cost is not included in tuition and will need to be paid via BrightWheel.

Parents can attend field trips. If a parent chooses to attend a field trip, they are responsible for their own transportation and fees for admission.

Absolutely! Simply give us a call at 470-464-4065 or 678-499-9461. You can also send us a request by email at

You may always reach CSSA via email at

You can visit our website at

You can contact us via phone at 470-464-4065 or 678-499-9461