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We offer resources to help you plan your child’s summer activities and camps anytime during the year.

Resources for Benefits-Eligible Employees

Back-Up Care Days from Bright Horizons

Even the best-planned child care arrangements can be disrupted from time to time. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can access back-up in-home or center-based child care for up to 10 days every year. This care is subsidized by Stanford and costs $6 per hour for in-home care. For center-based care, there is a $15/day co-pay per child, with a maximum of $25 per family/day. Visit this Back-up Care page to learn how to sign up.

Using Back-Up Care Days for Summer Camp

  • You can use your Back-up Care days to register for participating summer camps, including Steve & Kate’s Camp and Camp Galileo in the Bay Area. 
  • Once you set up your Back-up Care profile, log into the Bright Horizons portal, sort your benefits by “Child Care,” and book camps by selecting the “Camps for Children” card.

Using Back-up Care hours for tutoring through Varsity Tutors

  • You can apply your Back-up Care hours towards virtual tutoring sessions. Each day of care is equivalent to four hours of tutoring. 
  • Once you set up your Back-up Care profile, log into the Bright Horizons portal and sort your benefits by “Tutoring & Education.” Select the “High Quality + Affordable Tutoring” card to learn more.

Additional discounts are available through the Bright Horizons portal:

  • Free Premium Membership to Sittercity, an online search tool for caregivers, including providers who specialize in caring for children with disabilities,  and home care services like house cleaning, pet sitting, and more
  • Discounts to Steve & Kate’s Camps throughout the United States
  • Discounted access to Jovie, a nanny placement service 

Using your Child Care Subsidy Grant or Faculty Child Care Assistance Program funds

If you receive financial assistance through these programs for 2024, they can be utilized to reimburse the cost of summer day camps and child care programs. Visit the Financial Assistance page for more information.

Summer Camps and Programs on the Stanford Campus

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Camps and Activities in the Surrounding Bay Area and Beyond