These camps emphasize active learning through age-appropriate experiments, hands-on activities and problem-solving. Explorit’s hands-on approach to science supports formal education's NGSS and CCSS.
2021 Summer Camp Policies
Explorit Science Center
What to Bring & What to Wear
All programs will be in our backyard with shade structures. Campers must bring their own reusable water bottle. Children will have access to water refill station all day. Face masks are required attired for all attendees. Have children wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Our hands-on activities are potentially messy but always fun. Comfortable clothes are advised – and consider sending sunscreen and a hat.
Check in & pick up
On Mondays: Check in begins at 7:30am and camp begins at 8am. Parents/guardians will sign children in at the sign-in table and provide Explorit with names of any adults who will be picking their children up during the week. Camp ends at 11:15am. Please be prepared to pick up on time. Parents/guardians please be prepared to show your photo ID when picking up.
On Tuesday-Friday: Check in begins at 7:45am and camp begins at 8am. Parents/guardians will sign children in at our driveway and students will be escorted to backyard camp by volunteers and staff.
For pick up, parents/guardians must sign out each child at the end of each day of camp. Parents may complete a permission slip to allow children to walk or bicycle to and from camp.
Campers, staff, and volunteers will be required to stay home if they are sick. Temperatures of staff, volunteers, and campers will be taken daily upon arrival. Any individuals with temperatures > 100.4° F will be sent home. If an individual develops a temperature > 100.4° F during camps, he/she will be placed in an isolation area indoors with a staff member until a parent arrives. All county regulations and recommendations will be followed regarding contact tracing should COVID-19 infection occur.
Be safe, be respectful, be responsible, have fun! All children are expected to listen to educators and assistants and to treat other children and materials with respect. Explorit may call parents during the day if a child is injured, experiencing difficulty adjusting to camp, or has been involved in an incident with another child.
Late Pick-Up Policy
A late pick up policy is enforced in all camps. Parents who are late to pick up their children after the program is over at noon will be charged the following amounts:
1 - 15 minutes late: no charge
16 - 30 minutes late: $10.00
31 - 45 minutes late: $20.00
46 minutes to 1 hour late: $30.00
After 1 hour late: $50.00, and the Police Department will be notified, if parents have not already contacted program staff.
Payment is due at the time of registration. Explorit accepts Visa or Mastercard. Fees cannot be pro-rated due to absences or vacation schedules.
Once maximum enrollment is reached for a camp, you will be given the option to add your child to a waiting list. If space becomes available in the camp, we will contact those on the list in the order that they were originally added. If a camp is full, consider adding your child to the waiting list.
Camp registration closes one week prior to the start of each camp. Camps that do not fill to a minimum of 6 campers will be cancelled with a full refund. Camp maximum and minimum numbers subject to change with any new health regulations from the county or state.
Explorit Family, Grandparent, and Circle Memberships that are current are eligible for a discount on summer camp fees. You may renew your membership or purchase a new membership here before you register for camps in order to receive membership pricing.
Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation we have amended our cancellation policy for the year of 2020 and 2021. You may cancel your summer camp enrollment for a full refund prior to noon on the Monday 2 weeks prior to your camp. For example, the last day to cancel from the Fossil Finders camp of June 21 – 25 would be Monday, June 7 by noon. If you cancel a camp within 2 weeks of your camp, we will try to fill your space from a wait list. If we succeed, you will receive a refund minus a $15 processing fee. If we cannot fill your space, you have two options: 1) receive a partial refund where Explorit retains $50 for administrative and supply cost, or 2) use your registration as a credit for future camps and workshops.