Frequently Asked Questions about Camps
What to Bring?
A backpack or bag with:
-a non-refrigerated lunch (pizza lunch for purchase is also available)
-bottled water or a water bottle
-2 snacks (AM and PM)
Please label all items.
Do You Offer Discounts?
-a 5% sibling discount
-a 5% multi-camp discount
WHAT ABOUT CARPOOL?
We will have a carpool system for drop-off and pick-up. Please refer to your “Camp Reminder” email sent one-week prior to the start of your camp week for a map and details.
HEALTH AND SAFETY?
All Science Fun families must comply with the following protocols to create a safe camp environment this summer. These protocols may change as local, state, and CDC guidelines are revised.
- Campers and staff will engage in increased handwashing and use of hand sanitizer upon arrival, departure, before and after eating, before and after bathroom use, and between activities.
SAFE CAMP PARTICIPATION STANDARDS?
ScienceFun requires staff and campers to meet health screening criteria in order to ensure a safe camp experience. Please review the requirements below to ensure that your child is eligible to participate before registering and prior to attending.
Eligible to Participate
No symptoms of COVID-19.
No travel to/from high-risk areas as defined by the CDC.
No prolonged contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Ineligible to Participate
Showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Living in a household with someone diagnosed with, showing symptoms of, or confirmed exposure to COVID-19.
Traveled to/from high-risk areas as defined by the CDC.
Campers who show any signs of illness or fever during the camp day will need to be picked up immediately. Siblings will also be required to leave camp for the day. Campers and siblings may return to camp only after being fever-free and symptom-free for three days without medicine.
Science Fun is so excited and can’t wait to provide a fun and educational camp experience for your child! We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and graciousness. Our Science Camp will run smoothly with Health, Safety and Fun as our top priorities.
Q: What are the camp hours?
A: Full Day Camp: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Lunch and “Brain Break Fun” 12:30pm -1:30pm
Q: Do you offer early drop-off or late pick-up?
A: At this time, we are not offering early drop-off or late pick-up. We hope to bring this option back again next year, for the summer of 2023.
Q: My child has already attended a Science Fun “In-school field trip”… is Science Camp different?
A: YES, completely different! Many new experiments are designed each year for a FULL week of Hands-on Fun!
Q: Is there a camp that is better for older/younger children?
A: All camps are designed for the older/younger group. The children are grouped by age so the Scientists can explain and implement experiments at an age-appropriate level. Camps are designed for grades K-6th
Q: What is your inclement weather policy and do you offer refunds in the event of a closing?
A: Safety is our number one priority, for our staff and our campers. If our staff can safely make it to the Lab, then we will be open. If not, then we will close. We will do our best to make up any missed experiments during the remainder of the camp. No partial refunds are offered for weather closings.
Q: Can I request children to be in the same group?
A: YES, Please do… camp is fun and friends should be together! Please provide this information on the Registration form or talk with any of the Scientists on the first day of camp. They must remain together in the same group for the entire week.
Q: Is payment due in full when I register?
A: You must submit payment in full to reserve a spot for your child. Please use the on-line registration system you may pay by credit card.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: We will grant a refund for canceled camp weeks only up to and including June 3rd, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date. All refunds before or on June 3rd will incur a $30 per camp fee. Please call if you need assistance with any changes or cancellations.
Q: Who are the SCIENCE FUN Camp Counselors “Scientist”?
A: All of our lead Scientists are degreed professionals that have experience working in elementary school classrooms, year-round. They are passionate about having fun, learning and children! In addition, all of our staff members go through a background check and the Lunsford Act check. We take the safety of your children very seriously. We also have additional Jr.Sceintets that also help to assist in camp.
Q: Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?
A: Yes, of course… in fact, we encourage it and offer multi-camp discounts. We offer a wide variety of camps for every scientific interest and our average camper enrolls in 2-camps per year.
Q: How old does my child have to be to attend Science Fun Camp?
A: Due to the pace of our programs, we require that all campers have at least started Kindergarten before the start of their camp.