Childcare 

Childcare will be available from 7:30am to 3:30pm, M-F for all four weeks of IBS (no childcare is available on Wednesday, July 8). There will be a $50 per child one time non-refundable registration fee in addition to the weekly childcare costs. Childcare costs are $200 per week per child. Childcare is held in Sutton Place Apartments on the Rollins College campus.

Housing

On-campus and off-campus housing is available for everyone - singles, couples, and families with children. If you will not have a car with you (or a prearranged carpool situation) while at Rollins, you will want to live on campus. 

There are four housing options available:

1. On-Campus Dorm Room with or without a Meal Plan: Dorm rooms are available to singles and couples without children.  The rooms are air-conditioned and include two desks and two XL twin beds.  Married couples can push the beds together and use king sized sheets. Most of the rooms are suite-style, with a bathroom shared between two rooms. A few of the rooms have a non-shared bathroom. Married couples who will be at IBS for all four weeks will be given first priority for rooms with a non-shared bathroom.

  • If you choose a double dorm room, you will share a dorm room with another IBS participant, but there are a few single dorm rooms available for those who do not want a roommate. Married couples should choose the double dorm room option. 
  • Pillows, linens, and towels are not provided by Rollins. You will need to provide your own, or you can purchase a linens package (pillow, pillowcase, XL twin sheets, blanket, bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) for approximately $60 per person when you register online.
  • If you live on campus, you will not need a car and will have convenient access to our computer lab and IBS library (which will be in one of the dorms) as well as a short walk to class.  In addition, you will be close to the Rollins cafeteria. Meals are served buffet style, with a wide variety of options. Past IBS participants have found meals to be a significant opportunity to connect with other staff. If needed, the dorm building has a community kitchen with a stove, microwave, and a full size refrigerator. (If you have significant food allergies, you will likely want to find your own housing or choose the on-campus apartment option.)

The cost of a double dorm room for all four weeks of IBS (28 nights) is $1020* ($1160* for a single room) per person.

The cost of a double dorm room for two weeks (14 nights) is $510* ($580* for a single room) per person.

*Costs may vary depending on your arrival and departure dates.

If you choose a meal plan, there are 3 options:

Lunch Only (M-F): $252 for all 4 weeks (21 days); $120 for 2 weeks (10 days)* 

Dinner Only (M-Th): $234 for all 4 weeks (18 days); $117 for 2 weeks (9 days)* 

Lunch and Dinner (lunch, M-F; dinner, M-Th): $486 for all 4 weeks; $237 for 2 weeks* 

*Costs may vary depending on your arrival and departure dates.

If you prefer not to pre-purchase a meal plan, you have more flexibility because you can use your Staff Card in the cafeteria, or pay for meals on your own and take per diem. There are many restaurants within walking distance of Rollins.

2. On-Campus Apartment (Sutton Place Apartments) – These furnished apartments have a kitchen with a full-sized stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Each bedroom has two XL twin beds and two desks. Married couples can push the beds together and use king sized sheets. Apartments do not include kitchen items (dishes, cookware, utensils, coffeemaker, microwave), a TV, or linens. You will need to bring or buy these items. You can buy a linens package (pillow, pillowcase, XL twin sheets, blanket, towel, hand towel, and washcloth) for approximately $60 per person when you register online.

Families who will be at IBS for all four weeks will be given first priority for apartments, but there are typically enough apartments for everyone that wants one. If you register for a dorm, but would like to have an apartment on campus if one is available, please put a note in the comments section, along with the names of your preferred roommates.

Meals - If you don't want to cook, you can purchase a meal plan for the Rollins cafeteria (see options under "On Campus" above), can pay on your own and take per diem, or you can use your Staff Card.

One bedroom/one bathroom apartments (with 2 beds) are $2320* for all four weeks of IBS (28 nights). The total cost of the apartment for two weeks of IBS (14 nights) is $1160*. The total cost would be divided between the two adult occupants. There are a limited number of one bedroom apartments available. 

Two bedroom/two bathroom apartments (with 4 beds) are $3384* for all four weeks of IBS (28 days). The total cost of the apartment for two weeks of IBS (14 days) is $1692*.  The total cost would be split by the number of adults in the apartment. One way to save money is for two couples or four singles to share a two bedroom apartment. If you would like the option to share an apartment with others, please list the names of your preferred roommates in the comments section. Make sure they list you too.

 *Costs will vary depending on your arrival and departure dates.

3. Off Campus Hotel Room or Suite: Here are a few options - 

Comfort Inn and Suites Winter Park Village, 626 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810. $98 per night using our Cru Choice Hotels discount. Includes complimentary hot breakfast, high speed wireless internet, use of pool and exercise room, and daily maid service. Suite rooms also include a microwave and fridge. Pets are not allowed. About 10 minutes from Rollins. Book through Choice discount link on Staff Web.

Extended Stay America, 1766 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL 32810 or 1951 Summit Tower Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810. $66 per night and up, depending on room. Includes studio suite, kitchenette, free wifi, use of pool, and weekly maid service. Pets are allowed for an additional fee. About 15 minutes from Rollins. http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/

Days Inn, 8245 South Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730. $80 per night and up, depending on room. Includes free wifi, hot breakfast, microwave, fridge, use of pool, and daily maid service. About 15 minutes from Rollins. Book through Wyndham link on Staff Web.

4. Other Options: If you are interested in possibly house sitting or in renting a room in a staff member's home, you can put an ad in the "HartBeat", a weekly email that goes to all staff at Lake Hart. Email nellie.valentin@cru.org to ask for details.

You might also find short term rentals at https://www.airbnb.com/http://orlando.craigslist.org/http://vrbo.com/, or check Oakwood short term rentals. Many places advertised on these sites are near the theme parks, so make sure you find one near Rollins to minimize your commute.