What does a day of camp look like?
Each full day of camp will include approximately 4 hours of interspersed classroom time for activities and experiments as well as 2-3 hours of facilitated time in the exhibit spaces, including a theater experience and demonstrations. Camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week. Each camp will see one movie on our 4-story digital theater each week unless otherwise specified. A 25-minute lunch break will be given to each camp as well as a 25-minute recess.
How do I sign my child up for camp?
Visit our website at https://kysciencecenter.org/camps/
Why do some camps cost more?
Our Specialty Camps have a higher price tag due to bringing in valuable community partnerships to enrich the camp experience with either special activities/sessions onsite or a field trip. 7th-10th grade camps require more specialized materials to meet the curriculum level. Steam Scholars Camps (7-10th grade) are focusing on career and mentoring aspects of 21st century skills.
Is there a discount for multiple children and/or camps?
We currently do not offer a discount for multiple children or multiple camp enrollments.
Can I register my camper for a camp that is not in their age range?
We ask that you register your camper for their respective age range only.
What happens if my child is absent a day?
Refunds are not provided for the absence of a child. The previous day’s topics will be reviewed each morning. If a day is missed, there will be time to make up some of the activities.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch and snacks are not provided. We ask that you pack two snacks and a lunch for your child. Lunches are stored in the classrooms, please pack an appropriate lunch. We are unable to heat up food or keep it refrigerated. We also do not allow the campers to use the vending machines or visit Subway®.
Can my children eat together at lunch?
Not all camps will eat lunch at the same time. We ask that each camper stay at their designated table for lunch.
Do you accommodate food allergies?
We ensure your camper is not exposed to anything listed on the health and permission form as something to which your camper is allergic. We ask all parents to be considerate of any common food allergies when packing your camper’s lunch.
Is there nap time?
There will be a rest time for Pre-K/K camps. It is 30 minutes long. The lights are dimmed and children may sleep or read quietly. Mats and blankets are provided.
What should my camper wear?
Your camper should wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes. We will provide a camp t-shirt for your camper to wear each day of camp.
Where is Monday morning registration located?
Registration is located in the main lobby of Kentucky Science Center.
How do I drop my children off Tuesday-Friday?
Tuesday through Friday you may drop off by walking into the main Science Center entrance and dropping off at your camper’s classroom, or by using the supervised drop-off service on Main Street. Supervised drop-off is from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM each day. If you choose to drop off from your car, please follow the directions of camp staff at the curb of our main entrance. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, walk your camper to the Ticket Desk and let staff there notify the appropriate camp staff member. Parents are expected to stay with their child until a camp staff member arrives.
Where do I park?
Parking is located behind the Science Center at 8th and Washington St. The parking code will be provided in your confirmation email for the week that you are attending.
Where do I pick up my camper(s)?
New this summer, all pickups will be located in our main building in the lower level. Walk down the stairs to the right of the pendulum. A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please make sure that anyone permitted to pick up you child is listed on their health and permission form. If you plan on picking up your child early, please let camp staff know at drop off and then inform the Ticket Desk staff when you arrive for pick up. Allow 15-20 minutes for early pick up. Note that if your child is not picked up by 5:00 PM additional fees of $15 per 30 minutes will be charged unless extended care was purchased in advance.
Can you give my child medication?
We do not administer medication with the exception of an Epi-Pen in an emergency situation. An additional emergency action plan form will be required upon check in if your camper requires an Epi-Pen.
Do we serve children with special needs?
Although Kentucky Science Center camps are not specifically designed to accommodate children with special needs, we make every reasonable effort to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. If you are interested in enrolling a child with special needs, please contact the Camp Manager to set up a meeting to evaluate our program’s suitability for your child. We also welcome camper aides, but require all aides who attend camp to complete a background check before camp begins. If your child has a special need or a life-threatening allergy, please contact the Camp Manager to discuss their needs before the camper’s first day. We want to prepare the staff and educators in advance so that we can make your child’s camp experience the best and safest possible.