Information & FAQ

Brilliant Summer 2022

Important Information



Online registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022. Online registration is first-come, first-served and is confirmed when submitted with a down payment. You can go back online at any time to check your schedule or to add a session. After registering, all future changes in registration must be made in writing via email submitted to the Brilliant Summer office:  
After February 7 we will continue to accept applications and register children until the programs reach capacity. The Brilliant Summer Program admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.


Tuition, Fees, Payment and Refund Information

Each student must pay a non-refundable $75 deposit for each morning and afternoon session of camp. Payment plans may be set up online. Payments by check should be made payable to Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine's. After registering, all future changes in registration must be made in writing via email submitted to the Brilliant Summer office: Full payment with all applicable fees is due on or before June 1. A $35 service fee will be charged on any returned checks. Please call the Brilliant Summer office at 804-888-7401 for financial aid or payment options. Financial Aid applications must be received on or before April 16, 2022. 


June 1 is the last day to request a tuition refund, minus the $75 non-refundable deposit. All requests must be made in writing (an email is sufficient). With the exception of class cancellation due to low numbers, no refunds will be issued after June 1.


Young Explorers Three-Week Tuition
(8:45 – 11:45 a.m.) $470
(12:45 – 3:45 p.m.) $470
Full Day $925

Young Explorers One-Week Tuition
(per week)
AM (8:45 – 11:45 a.m.) $210
PM (12:45 – 3:45 p.m.) $210
Full Day $420

Design Your Day Three-Week Tuition
(per session)
AM (8:45 – 11:45 a.m.) $470
PM (12:45 – 3:45 p.m.) $470
Full Day (lunch included) $925

Extended Day Fees 
(per 3-week session)
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. (A) $110
3:45 – 6:00 p.m. (B) $190

One-Week Extended Day Fees 
(Young Explorers and Special Interest only)
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. (A) $55
3:45 – 6:00 p.m. (B) $85

10% discount is automatically applied to additional children

*additional fees may be applied to some Design Your Day classes and to Young Explorer music classes.

What's for lunch?

Check here each week for the 
Brilliant Summer Menu

Always Available:
Salad and Deli Bar:  to include a daily mixture of fresh salad mix, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, fruit, dressings, sliced ham, sliced turkey, mayonnaise and mustard. In addition, a daily selection of vegetarian proteins, such as beans and hummus, will be offered.   
Butter Bread, 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Individual Peanut Butter Packs, Individual Jelly Packs
Fresh Whole Fruit such as apples, oranges and bananas
Saltines and Club Crackers
2% and Chocolate Milk, Lemonade, Iced Tea and Water



List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What should my child bring to camp?

    Clothing: Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for their scheduled activities. Shorts, T-shirts and tennis shoes are suggested for most classes. Students cannot wear inappropriately low tops or pants or clothing that exposes midriff or under garments. Campers will not have lockers so many choose to bring a small backpack. Water bottle: Please pack a refillable water bottle. Take time to mark the water bottle and personal belongings with your child's name.
  • Are cell phones and electronics allowed?

    Brilliant Summer requests that your child not bring valuables or electronics to camp. Cell phones and electronics may not be used during camp hours. Mark all personal belongings with your camper's name. While we make every effort to find campers’ lost or missing possessions, St. Catherine's School is not responsible for them. Our lost-and-found box is in the Brilliant Summer office. All lost-and-found items as well as classroom projects must be claimed by the close of camp on August 4.
  • There are a lot of choices? How do I figure this out?

    Great Question! You can start by browsing the pages above based on the rising grade of your child. We also have Special Interest camps that are half-day or full day and Design Your Day camps that can fill your day with many activities.
  • Is Extended Day essentially another camp?

    Extended Day is a space for continued exploration for your child to allow parents the time to complete their workday.
  • Is it too late to register?

    Registration continues into the summer! Please use the Register Here link at the top of the page or contact us with any questions.


  • Brilliant Summer Menu 2022
    This is a sample of our summer menu. The Weekly Menu above will be updated each week.
  • COVID-19 Protocol for Brilliant Summer
    Please familiarize yourself with St. Catherine's Brilliant Summer COVID-19 Protocol.
  • Carpool Map
    A color-coded carpool sign was mailed to you. Please write your child's name on the sign and display the carpool sign in your front windshield when picking up your child in carpool. 
  • Proof of Identity
    A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, birth registration card or passport must be presented in person prior to attendance. Photocopies are not accepted. You can bring the documents to the front Desk in Bacot Hall any work day from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please come to 6001 Grove Avenue and enter Bacot Hall.
  • Immunization Form
    This is the Standard State Health Form. We will accept this or any immunization record your Doctor's office provides. You can upload a scanned form to our website here: Brilliant Summer Account
  • Asthma Action Plan
    To be completed by the child's parent/legal guardian.
  • Diabetes Medical Management Plan
    This plan should be completed by the child’s personal diabetes health care team, including the parents/guardian. 
  • Medication Consent Form
    This form must accompany any medication brought from home. One form must be filled out for each medication.

Contact Us

2022 Brilliant Summer Office 
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (closed Monday July 4)


Brilliant Summer Leaders

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Lewis James

    Lewis James 

    Brilliant Summer Director, Middle School Teacher
    • Private Girls Elementary School: St. Catherine's School
6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226 | 804-288-2804
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