Here are quick answers to questions regarding summer STEM camps. If you have a question not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.
What does my camper need to wear?
We ask that campers wear closed toe shoes each day as we go outside for recess and some experiments. Otherwise, comfortable clothes such as shorts and t-shirts are great.
What do I need to send with my camper?
Send a non-refrigerated lunch with a drink each day for the camper. Should there be a peanut allergy, we will alert the parents to pack lunches without peanuts. We suggest that campers bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. Campers will be outside for approximately 20- 30 minutes for recess. If you are concerned about the elements, you are welcome to send bug spray and sunscreen. We provide a snack such as chips or popcorn but should your camper desire something else or more than we provide, you may send additional snacks.
What is the drop off and pick up process?
You will need to park and come inside of each camp facility to sign your camper in and out from their home room each day. Should someone else be dropping off or picking up, please have their name and phone number added to the camper’s reservation. When registering your camper, you can add the name and phone number for the person that will be picking up or dropping off. Should you need to add someone to the list after you have registered, you can call our office at 770-667-9663 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that anyone picking up campers be at least 16 years of age.
Where should I park?
Each facility is different. There will be “High Touch High Tech” Science Camp signs outside of each facility. The week before camp, an email will be sent to all parents with the details about parking.
What is a typical day in camp?
The first 15 minutes of camp offers morning activities to allow for all of the campers to arrive and get settled in. Following morning activities, the first science experiments of the day will commence. A snack and restroom break is given followed by more science experiments. Campers will then go outdoors for recess that lasts approximately 20-30 minutes followed by lunch in our classrooms for 30 minutes. During lunch we show an educational science video such as Magic School Bus for the young ones, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Myth Busters for the older ones. Finally, the remaining science experiments round out the day. Our degreed professionals conduct 270 minutes of actual experiment time with your child!
What is the scientist to camper ratio and what are their qualifications?
A typical camp class will have 22 students or less with two instructors. Each lead teacher is professionally degreed and CPR/First Aide certified. Our camp scientists work with us throughout the school year visiting schools to provide hands-on science experiences. Your camper might have seen our scientists at their school!
Is there before and after care?
We are unable to provide before or after care as we rent the facilities and many of them have activities after camp. The doors open 10 minutes prior to camp and close 15 minutes after camp. Should you or the person picking up your camper be late, we ask that they call us to let us know when they expect to arrive.