Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about LSC Science Camp.
Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday
8:00 am - 8:45 am Before Care ($10 extra per day)
8:45 am - 9:00 am Drop-Off
9:00 am - 11:00 am Morning session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch & Recess
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Afternoon Session - Part I
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Snack & Break
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Session - Part II
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm After Care ($15 extra per day)
Late fees: If a camper must remain at LSC after 5:00 pm due to an unavoidable delay such as a family emergency, an extra fee will be charged. The amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Snack breaks are included in all sessions. Weather permitting, campers may be outdoors during the day and should dress in layers for indoor air conditioning and outside fun.
Members: $600.00 per week; Nonmembers $650.00 per week
Tuition includes inquiry-based STEM camp curriculum, skilled teaching staff course materials, camper T-shirt, snacks, museum exploration, and off-site field trips when applicable to the course. Memberships must be maintained throughout the summer to qualify for the member rate.
Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Before Care (8:00 am - 8:45 am) is available for $10 per camper, and After Care (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) is available for $15 per camper. If a camper must remain at LSC after 5:00 pm due to an unavoidable delay such as a family emergency, an extra fee will be charged. The amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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To reserve a place for your child and ensure you get the topic you want, please register early. Most sessions sell out quickly. There is a $100.00 seat deposit required at the time of registration. Full tuition payment is due by June.
Before May 1, you may receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee. LSC cannot refund any fees to campers who cancel on or after May 1. Program Protector insurance is available through our registration application for unforeseen circumstances.
Class size is 20 campers maximum.
Two trained STEM educators lead each class.
Our professional faculty and staff are dedicated to and passionate about STEM education. Many work in LSC’s STEM Education Division.
Campers will have structured museum exploration daily. After each Friday Family Showcase, the whole family is welcome to spend the last hour of the day in our galleries from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at no additional charge.
Camper T-shirts will be distributed on the first day of camp. They should be worn daily to identify your child as a camp participant. Weather permitting, campers may be outdoors during the day and should dress in layers for indoor air conditioning and outside fun.
Yes, additional shirts are available for $10. They can be purchased during registration or camp while supplies last.
Campers are welcome to bring refillable water bottles. Everything else needed for each session will be provided.
We encourage campers to leave electronic devices at home (see Lost and Found below). If tablets or laptops are required for coursework, LSC will make them available to campers.
Yes. If a child loses an article of clothing or other possession, it will be held by the camp staff and then turned over to the LSC Security Office at the end of the week. We are sorry, but we cannot mail or hand-deliver lost articles. They must be picked up at LSC.
No. Weekly lunch plans are available for purchase during registration. LSC will provide each camper with a healthy afternoon snack along with bottled water every day.
If a weekly lunch plan is not purchased, the camper’s family must provide a brown bag lunch and drink. Please do not send lunches that require refrigeration or warming. These services will not be available. Soda is not permitted in camp.
Please note that campers will not be able to purchase lunch from our cafe.
We are NOT a nut-free nor a gluten-free facility, but we will work with you to try to accommodate your camper’s needs. Please complete the relevant forms via registration and advise the camp staff of any food allergies or sensitivities before your camper’s session begins.
Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:00 am and picked up as late as 5:00 pm at an additional charge of $10 per day for early drop-off and $15 per day for late pick-up. Campers will be supervised in a designated area.
Transportation to and from camp is not provided.
Prescription medication must be in its original container identifying the prescribing physician, the medication name, the dosage, and the frequency. Medications will be safely stored in the camp office during the day. Please complete the relevant forms during registration and discuss your camper’s medication schedule with the camp staff before the first day of camp.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is about moving forward, solving problems, learning, and pushing innovation to the next level. STEM is considered one of the most important fields of K-12 education, and is currently part of many national initiatives.
If a course includes an off-site field trip, parents will be notified in advance, and detailed information (e.g., location, transportation, etc.) and necessary permission forms will be distributed.