Lightning Bolt BASE Program

BFA’s Lightning Bolt Before/After School Enrichment (BASE) program serves BFA children and parents by providing a safe, enriching, convenient, and affordable school-age childcare program. Our on-site program features indoor and outdoor activities that keep your child engaged and safe while giving them plenty of time to work on their homework. A perfect fit for working parents or parents who need additional time before or after school, BFA’s Lightning Bolt BASE program provides safe alternative for school-aged childcare.

While BASE is a drop-in program, your child(ren) must be registered in advance to use the program every school year. If you think that you may need BASE services at any time during the school year, please register now. For the link to register please email BASE at and we will send you the link.

Please review the PARENT HANDBOOK (click on the link, then click on document to enlarge) for the complete details regarding Ben Franklin Academy’s Lightning Bolt Before/After School Enrichment (BASE) program.

The Lightning Bolt BASE program is staffed by BFA employees who have all been screened and undergone strict background checks through the State of Colorado. In addition, our program utilizes scanning technology for child check-in/check-out procedures to guarantee a safe and secure environment.

All BASE participants (both new and returning students) MUST complete an Enrollment Form in order to participate in the program. The Enrollment Form and payment (please see below for payment and cost details) must be completed prior to first day of attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Savoy, BASE Director, via her email or the Base Program email address. If you need to register your child(ren), please email BASE at for the registration link.

Priced at only $7 per session, the BFA Lightning Bolt BASE program is more affordable than most childcare options in the marketplace.  There is a $25.00 registration fee per family that will be assessed once per year to cover general administrative costs.

2022-2023 Tuition Schedule

  • Registration Fee: $25.00 per family/per year
  • Before-School Care (Hours: 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
  • After-School Care 1 (Hours: 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
  • After-School Care 2 (Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.): $7.00 first child/$4.50 each additional child
  • Late Pick-Up (After 6:01 p.m.): $2.00 per minute, per child

Lightning Bolt Summer Camp

It’s time to get registered for BFA’s Summer Camp! The initial summer camp registration is NOW OPEN in MySchoolBucks. Please note, summer camp attendees need to register each summer before using the program. Registration costs $35, and includes a t-shirt and a day pack.

If you have a new, incoming BFA student or Kindergartner to register, please reach out to to learn how you can register your child. The summer camp activities and field trip calendar also is available. To see the calendar, please email us.

This summer, we’re able to offer parents the low weekly fee of $200 per child, per week because BASE received a grant last year from the State of Colorado. We’re very happy that we can still use the remaining funds this summer to keep costs down, but next summer, we will have to increase our fees.

Summer Camp will be open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first day of camp is Wednesday, May 31, and camp will run through Friday, Aug. 11. We will be closed July 3-7 for the holiday week. We will go on two field trips per week and have lots of other fun activities during the week.

Please send any questions to:

Note: If you’re looking for information about teacher-sponsored, themed summer camps, click here