General Camp Information
Edgewood College’s Office of Science Outreach is here to bring the wonder of scientific discovery, the thrill of nature exploration, and the challenge of engineering design to the public. Through our Summer Science Camps, your child will experience science and engineering with our faculty and students, as we share our resources and expertise and learn something new about our world and ourselves. Each camp is designed to best utilize the expertise of our unique staff. Many camps change frequently as we discover something new that would be cool to explore with your child. Whether it is learning how to design new gadgets with electrical circuits, exploring other planets in search of life, or unraveling the mystery of the microbe, there is sure to be something to stimulate your child’s imagination and bring out their native curiosity and creativity.
Camp Age Ranges
Camps are created to fit the characteristic interests and abilities of a given age range while also providing opportunities for social interaction with their peers. Grade levels refer to the grade that your child will be entering in the Fall of 2017. If you believe that your child’s needs would be better met in a camp outside of suggested grade level, please call the camp director to discuss the possibilities.
Camps for grades 4-9 that meet from 9:00am to 2:00pm should bring a sack lunch. We will often take our lunch break in one of the many natural areas on campus. There will be time to eat, explore and run around. Campers should also bring a refillable water bottle to camp each day. A light mid-morning snack will be provided. If your child has food allergies please plan to send a snack along to avoid any issues with food reactions. Serious allergies should be discussed with the camp director.
Camps for grades 1-3 run from 9:00am-12:00 noon. A mid-morning snack will be provided for each camp. If your child has food allergies please plan to send a snack along to avoid any issues with food reactions. Serious allergies should be discussed with the camp director. All campers should bring a refillable water bottle.
The Great Outdoors
All camps will undoubtedly have some portion of their time spent outdoors. The amount of time depends on the specific camp. This information will be given in the camp description or sent to you by the camp instructor after registration. Use your judgment and the information provided for each camp to make decisions about hats, bug spray and sunscreen.
If we need to cancel a camp, you will be notified as soon as possible and your registration refunded by check. If you need to withdraw from a camp we will do our best to refund your registration with a $25 fee charged for the processing. Within two weeks of the start of the camp there will be no refund. We make every effort to accommodate the needs of families and will work with you in the case of a last minute emergency. There are no partial refunds for missed days of camp.
Medical Forms (PDF)
Completed medical forms must be submitted with your registration. A space will not be reserved in the camp until the medical form has been submitted. If your child has medical or other needs that will require special consideration or accommodations, please contact the camp director in advance so that we are sure to provide a safe and respectful environment for your child.