Summer Camp FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions


1) Are SPX Summer Camps only offered to students who attend Saint Pius X School?
Saint Pius X (SPX) Camps are offered to all area students in rising K-8th grades; thus you do not need to be a current SPX student to attend.  We offer a variety of camps including sports, fitness, arts, crafts, science, technology, enrichment, and more!

2) What hours and days does camp run?
Camp hours are 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  We also offer an Extended Day Program (EDP) during the summer.  Before Care runs from 7:30 - 9:00 A.M. and After Care runs from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. each day. 

You do not need to register for the EDP program.  It is available each day to any child that needs to attend.  For more information about the EDP program, see question #4.

Click on our Summer Camps page for all camp offerings.

3) Is there a cell phone number to contact in case of an emergency?
Yes!  Please call 336.707.0729 if you need to contact camp staff between the hours of 7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.  You may want to program the number into your cell phone.  During normal business hours, you may reach us on our school phone number 336.273.9865.

4) Does SPX have a Before and After Camp Care program available?
Our Extended Day Program (EDP) is available every camp day during our Summer Camp Program. 

Before Care is offered from 7:30 - 9:00 A.M. at the rate of $5 per day or $20 per week.  After Care is offered from 3:00-6:00 P.M. daily at the rate of $15 per day or $65 per week.  Any campers attending both Before and After Camp Care during the camp week will receive a discounted rate of $75 per week.  Late fees will apply to any children picked up after 6:00 P.M. at the rate of $1 per minute.  Both Before and After Camp Care will be held in the Connolly Center (New Gym) located between the main building of the school and CVS. 

Payment for EDP is due on or before the Friday of each week attended.  You do not need to register your child for the EDP program; it is available to all camp registrants every day.  

5) How do I register my child for a camp?
Please complete the Online Registration Form and click submit to send the registration electronically to the camp office  Our camp staff will process your registration within two to three business days and send you a confirmation email.  If you do not receive a confirmation after three business days, please contact the camp office.  You will need to make a payment to complete your registration request.  Our mailing address for checks is SPX Camps, 2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC  27408.

Separate registration applications should be filled out for each child attending camp so that we have each child's health and allergy information, free t-shirt size, etc.  Be sure to add up the total camps per family to ensure that you receive the multiple camp discount.

6) Does SPX Camps offer drop-in day care service?
Do not drop your child off at the school without registration confirmation or prior approval from the camp office.

7) What is the price of SPX Camps?
If you register by the early bird deadline (April 30th), camps are $160 per week and decrease to as low as $150 per week as you register for more camps.  That's a savings of up to $90 per child!!!  If you register after April 30th, camps are $170 per week and decrease to as low as $160 per week. Please see question #8 (below) or the pricing page for more details. Be sure to register early for huge savings!

8) Does SPX Summer Camps offer family or multiple camp discounts?
Absolutely!  If you register by the April 30th "Early Bird Deadline," summer camps are priced at $160.  As you purchase more camps, the price decreases!  Your third and fourth camps are discounted to $155 each, and each camp added after the fourth camp is discounted to $150 per week.  

If you register after the April 30th "Early Bird Deadline," summer camps are priced at $170 per week.  As you purchase more camps, the price decreases!  Your third and fourth camps are discounted to $165 each, and each camp added after the fourth camp is discounted to $160 per week.  

9) How do I pay for camps?
To complete your registration, please forward your non-refundable deposit ($40 per camp) or full camp payment via one of our payment options:

  • Pay by check or money order and mail payment to: SPX Camps, 2200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC  27408.
  • Pay with PayPal by using the link at the bottom of our Registration page.  We will both receive confirmations from PayPal. *you will need to add 3% of the total when using this option.
  • Pay with cash during camp office hours (9:00-3:00 PM on school days) at Saint Pius X School.
  • Pay with a credit card by phone with our school business manager, Julie Wise, at (336) 273-9865. Please note that additional service fees will apply.*

 *PayPal and credit card payments, unlike most other types of payments, have a fee assessed by the credit card company. This fee is called "Interchange" and is calculated as a percentage of your payment amount. The percentage varies by credit card company and type of card but all credit card companies charge "Interchange". We charge you a "Convenience Fee" to recover the cost of the credit card "Interchange". Our intent is not to make a profit in this "Convenience Fee" it is simply to cover our cost of providing you the "Convenience" of using your credit card to make a payment.   

  • If you register before May 30th, you may register by paying a non-refundable deposit of $40 per camp.  The deposit is inclusive, meaning that if you owe a total of $160 and hold your child's spot with a $40 deposit, you will only owe a $120 balance by May 31st.  
  • If you register after May 31st, you will need to pay the full amount along with your registration form.  If you need to make other payment arrangements, please contact the camp office.  We will be happy to work with you.

PAYPAL CUSTOMERS WANTING TO PAY REMAINING BALANCE:  Use the link on our Registration page and enter the amount you owe, or sign into your PayPal account at and click on the "Send Money" tab.  Enter the email address: where indicated along with the amount due.

10) What is PayPal?
You may have heard of PayPal as a payment option through other reputable Internet websites.  PayPal allows you to send money online by submitting a secure electronic payment from your credit card or bank account without revealing your financial information to the merchant.  In order to pay for camps with PayPal you will need to register with PayPal online at  There is no cost to register with PayPal.

11) Do I need to pay the total amount due when I register?
You may enroll in camps by paying a $40 non-refundable deposit per camp or pay for the camp(s) in full at the time of registration.  The deposits are inclusive, meaning that if you pay $40 towards a $160 balance when you register, then you only owe a balance of $120 by May 31st.  We are able to make payment arrangements if you need to extend payments past the May 31st deadline, but you will need to seek prior approval by the camp office.  

Once the camp office receives your child's camp registration, you will receive a confirmation with the total amount due.  You may send in your deposit ($40 per camp) or full payment at that time.

12) How do I obtain a written receipt?
We will send you a confirmation e-mail after receiving your application and/or payment.  All receipts sent via email will be in .pdf format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You may download a free version of this program at  If you have not received a confirmation within three business days of submitting your online registration form, please contact the camp office.

13) What is your cancellation/refund policy?
If you need to cancel a camp, we will need a minimum of one full week's notice, and you will be refunded the camp total minus the $40 non-refundable deposit per camp. If a full week's notice is not given, we will be unable to refund any amount for that camp week. Please understand that when we book camps we rely on fees to pay instructors and assistants and to cover all materials, and we thank you for your cooperation.

Refunds are usually processed within four weeks through our school's business office. Another option is to reschedule to another camp held on another week.  With this option, you will not lose your deposit.  Please email or call to let us know about your request as soon as possible.  We will be happy to make the change for you.

14) What if my child is unable to attend camp one or more days as scheduled?
We are not able to refund days missed from camp due to short-term sickness, last minute vacations, etc.  If you have an extenuating circumstance, refunds will be considered by camp administration.  See question #13 for more information about our refund policy.

15)  Does SPX Camps offer scholarships and reduced camp fees?
SPX Camps is not able to offer scholarships or reduced fees at this time, with the exception of pro-rating camp days.  However, payment arrangements may be made by contacting the camp office by email at

16) How late am I able to register?
You may register through the Thursday before the camp week requested if the camp still has availability.  Please refer to our Summer Camps page before registering for the latest camp information.  If you register after May 31st, you will need to make full payment on your account when registering. 

As a reminder, SPX campers who sign up by April 30th will receive a CAMP DISCOUNT ($10 per camp each week-up to a $90 savings per camper) and a FREE CAMP T-SHIRT, so be sure to register early.

17) How will I know if a camp is still available?
Camps are filled on a first-registered, first-served basis, so register your child as soon as possible.  We will indicate any changes in camps on our website (closed due to reaching maximum capacity, etc.)  Be sure to check and click on "Summer Camps" for the most updated information before sending in your registration form.  You will be notified immediately after registering if the requested camp is full and/or adjustments need to be made.

18) Can I purchase a summer camp t-shirt even if I miss the early bird deadline?
Yes!  We do order extra t-shirts, and they will be available for the sale during summer camp hours for $10 per shirt (subject to availability.)  

19) Where should campers report in the mornings?
If your child is attending Before Camp Care (7:30-9:00 A.M.), then he or she should report to the Connolly Center (Gym) located between the main building and CVS.  Otherwise, all campers and parents/guardians should report to the main entrance of the DeJoy Primary Education Building (between the Connolly Gym and Main School building).  A message board will instruct you as to where your child's camp will be held, and Camp Administrators will also be stationed near the front doors to answer your camp questions.  You will receive a reminder email the week before camp begins which will also detail this information.

The front doors of the DeJoy building will remain locked until 8:55 A.M. each camp day.  If you arrive before 8:55 A.M., you will need to check your child into Before Camp Care, and there will be a charge.  Your child's camp teacher will be available to sign your child in after 8:55 A.M. each morning.  DO NOT CHECK YOUR CHILD INTO CAMP BEFORE 8:55 A.M.  This allows camp teachers time to prepare for the day.  

20) Do I need to sign my child in and out of camp each day?
You must sign your child in and out of camp each day.  Campers arriving before 8:55 A.M. will need to check in to Before Camp Care, and there will be a charge.  After 8:55 A.M., campers will need to be signed in to their appropriate camps by parents and/or guardians.  Campers will also need to be signed out of their camps in the afternoons.  If you have not picked up your child by 3:05 P.M., he/she will be checked into After Camp Care, and there will be a charge.  YOU WILL NEED TO ACCOMPANY YOUR CHILD INTO AND OUT OF THE BUILDING EACH CAMP DAY.  This policy ensures the safety of your child at all times.

Please let us know in advance if there are any issues with people who are not allowed to pick up your child.  Our camp administrators and teachers need to be made aware of any special circumstances.

21) What if my child needs to take daily medication?
Campers needing daily medication, or who have an Epipen, will need to bring in a correct dosage along with a signed Medication Authorization Form (found on the school website under the “Parent Resources” tab, "School Forms" section,  labeled “Medical Authorization Form.”)

22) What is the teacher to student ratio in my child’s camp?  How many children will be in my child's camp?
Our ratio for summer camps consists of 1 adult for every 8 campers.  We do not allow more than 32 campers in our enrichment camps unless there are two sections with two separate camp instructors, and a few of our specialized camps limit their total numbers to 15 or less.  Although our sports camps attract larger numbers (between 20-60 campers), we still honor the same 1:8 ratio.  In our larger camps, campers are split into smaller groups or teams by age and/or ability. 

23) Do you separate campers by age or rising grade?  I noticed that sometimes there is an age gap within the camp offering.
All sports camps divide campers into smaller teams with their own assistant coaches.  Those teams will participate in skills stations/games with teammates similar in age and ability.  All other camps (art, enrichment, science, etc.) meet in rooms with tables that seat 4-6 students.  Campers will be placed into smaller groups by table with friends similar in age.  All camps may participate in whole group activities for part of the day, but will be separated into smaller groups for the most part.  Camp teachers and assistants are there to assist with the smaller groups at all times.

24) Should campers bring a lunch or snack?  Are concessions available? 
All campers need to bring a bag lunch and/or snack each day.  Concessions (drinks and snacks) are offered daily during morning snack and lunch times for campers.  Extended Day Program campers also receive an opportunity to purchase concessions at the beginning of After Camp Care around 3:15 P.M.  Concession prices range between 25¢ and $1.00.  Due to peanut allergies, all concessions are peanut-free and are not manufactured in plants that produce peanut products.  We made this revision to our concession program due to an increased number of campers with peanut and other tree nut allergies.  This does not mean that your child cannot bring in snacks or lunch foods containing peanuts. 

Lunch boxes and bags will remain in the classroom with campers each day.  Please be sure to pack ice packs if necessary as we do not have refrigeration space for food items.

This summer we are excited to offer lunch choices from Barberitos, Big Burger Spot, Chick-fil-A, and Elizabeth's Pizza.  Click on the Summer Lunches page for more information.

25) What should my child wear to camp?
Campers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes to camp.  For sports camps, it is recommended that they wear athletic shoes each day.

26) Do some camps go on field trips?
Almost all camp activities take place on the Saint Pius X School campus.  However, some of the camps may occasionally go on theme-related field trips.  If a field trip is planned, your child's camp instructor will provide you with a permission form and information related to the activity.  All field trips will be paid in full by SPX Camps.

27) What should we do about sunscreen?
Please apply sunscreen to your child in the morning.  If you would like for your child to reapply sunscreen later in the day, please send in sunscreen with a note granting us permission to apply it, and give it to your child's camp teacher.  Our camp staff will be happy to assist campers in applying sunscreen with a permission note.   

29) How do I obtain the latest information about SPX Camps?
Visit the SPX website at!  You may also contact our camp office by phone at 336.273.9865 or via email at  Please be sure to check the website for the latest camp information before registering your child for camps.