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2016 School Break Day Camps

When school is out for just a day, come think, play and create at The New Children’s Museum!  
You can count on us for innovative and creative activities in a nurturing environment.

Day camps at the Museum include hands-on art-making, creative games, playtime in the park and ample time to explore our galleries. You can drop in for just a day or sign up for all four sessions!

School break day camps are appropriate for children age 4 to 12. 

 


 

2016 SCHEDULE

All day camps are from 9am to 4pm.  

Monday, January 18 : Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Theme: Magical Art Making
Explore the magic that happens when you mix art materials together.
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-12

Friday, February 12 
Theme: Slumber Party
Make pillow people and settle in for movie time and popcorn. 
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-12

Monday, February 15 : Presidents' Day
Theme: Inventors' Workshop
Tinker and experiment together to make one-of-a-kind creations.
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-12

Friday, November 11: Veteran's Day
Theme: Storytellers
Share stories with each other and make art inspired by what you hear.
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-12


PRICING

Per Day
$63 non-member; $56 member

Sibling Pricing Per Day
$55 non-member sibling; $49 member sibling

Enrollee Age/Grade Requirements

Day camps are organized by age to meet the developmental needs of our campers.  Our camp program is intended for children who are currently enrolled in a school program (preschool and up) and are able to use the bathroom independently. Campers will engage in age-appropriate activities with other children of similar ages or abilities.

Camp Information and Guidelines

Instruction & Staffing Ratios

Students will be taught by the Museum’s own Teaching Artists, staff members skilled in both art-making and in arts education. The staff-to-student ratio is at a maximum 1:5 for the Camps for Littles program and 1:7 for all other programs.

Enrollee Age Requirements

Day camps are organized by age to meet the developmental needs of our campers.  Our camp program is intended for children who are currently enrolled in a school program (preschool and up) and are able to use the bathroom independently. Campers will engage in age-appropriate activities with other children of similar ages or abilities.

Meals & Snacks

All camps have a scheduled lunch and snack time, so we ask that you send your child to camp with a packed lunch that DOES NOT require refrigeration or heating as well as a healthy snack. The Museum does not provide lunches or snacks. Lunches can be ordered in advance through our resident café, Green Bellies.  Information will be provided to registrants. If your child has food sensitivities, please include that information on your registration form so that we can make appropriate accommodations.

Drop-off & Pick-up

All day camps are scheduled to begin at 9am and end at 4pm. Drop-off is from 8:45-9am and pick-up is from 3:50-4pm. We offer curbside (no metered parking required) drop-off and pick-up in front of the Museum on Island Avenue. Please approach the Museum on Island Avenue heading west and line up in the 30-minute parking in front of the building. We ask that you exit the car to sign your child out so that our staff can verify that you are authorized for pick-up. Please be prompt.

Sign In & Out

All campers must be signed in and out every day. Your child must be picked up by one of the adults designated at registration. If you need to authorize additional adults, please submit their full name in advance to camps@thinkplaycreate.org. Campers will not be released to adults who are not on the list.

Inclusion

The New Children’s Museum welcomes students of all levels of ability. If your child would benefit from a special accommodation, please contact the Education team at camps@thinkplaycreate.org prior to the start of your camp session.

Behavior Policy

Fun and safety are only possible when there are behavior guidelines. Students are expected to show respect for fellow campers, counselors, staff, themselves and the museum facilities. Due to safety concerns, disruptive behavior and physical aggression are not tolerated. Our camp staff are trained to use positive management tools in the camps. If any camper does not respond to these methods, they will be escorted to the office for a time-out. If the problem persists, campers may be removed from the program with no refund.

Illness Policy

If your child is unable to participate in camp due to illness, we ask that you keep them at home, both for their own wellness, and to maintain a healthy environment for the other participants.  We are unable to offer refunds for missed camp days because your camp fees support the operational costs of the camp as a whole. We appreciate your understanding.

What to Bring

  • Clothing: Our camps and workshops are activity-oriented and students will spend a significant amount of time working with art materials. Please make sure your child has comfortable clothing that they can get messy and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Sunscreen: Please apply sunscreen before camp. You may send sunscreen along with your child for re-application.

  • Beverages: We recommend that students bring a water bottle with them daily. A drinking fountain is also available in the classroom area.

  • Snacks and Lunch: Snacks and lunch will not be provided by The New Children’s Museum. We ask that students bring their own snack and lunch, or order through Green Bellies café.

  • Medications: Please make sure that medications have been given prior to arrival at The New Children’s Museum. Please include on your medical release form any information about relevant medical issues, including medications that will need to be taken during camp hours. The New Children’s Museum will not be responsible for administering medications, unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Education team. Please contact us at camps@thinkplaycreate.org to discuss the needs of your child.

Cancellation and Refund policy

Program sessions are subject to cancellation or change due to insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least 7 days in advance if your session is cancelled. In this instance, you will receive a full refund in the original form of payment.

Should you choose to cancel your registration for any reason, you must provide notice 14 days before your session start date to receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be given within 14 days of session start date. However, camp fees can be allocated toward another camp during the same camp program within the same year. Cancellation refunds are issued in the form of a check, and may take up to 30 days to process.