New this year, for our we are offering both @Home and onsite at the Science Center experiences to best fit the needs of your family. With @Home camps, we bring the camp experience to you! Great Lakes Science Center is the first in NEO to offer individualized at home camp experiences with supplies included. Both options have been designed with your child's health and safety in mind. All materials are provided by the Science Center, let us take care of the Science. We have an individualized adventure available for your child that is also convenient for you, whether you're working from home, or back to commuting.

What to know about Pre-K Camps at Great Lakes Science Center (onsite only)

  • Science Center staff will undergo a daily health screening, including a temperature check, and wear personal protective equipment, including masks.
  • Each class will use a dedicated camp space. Each camp area includes a hand-washing station and hand sanitizer stations. Frequent hand-washing will be encouraged. Surfaces are wiped down throughout the day and sanitized at the end of each day. 
  • Onsite campers will undergo a daily health screening at drop-off each morning, including a temperature check. 
  • Social distancing measures will be followed, including small camp session sizes and maintaining a 6 foot physical distance between campers and workstations. Masks will be provided to campers. 
  • Pre-K camps run 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Children ages 3-5 (not enrolled in kindergarten) may attend.
  • Children MUST be potty-trained in order to attend.
  • Camp themes allow students to be inside and outside during the day. Please come dressed for the weather. This includes pre-applying sunscreen before the camp day starts.
  • Campers must bring a snack each day of camp.
  • All sessions include exploration of Science Center exhibits and offerings.
  • A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration. Activities and field trips are subject to change based on availability

What to know about K-8 Camps @Home

  • Campers should register for the grade level they are entering in Fall 2020.
  • Camps run 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and each day begins with a secure all camp gathering via Zoom. Campers receive teacher led instruction throughout the day, complete projects and activities with their fellow campers as well as individually, eat lunch together and participate in a wrap-up gathering at the end of each day. Campers will have the opporunity to meet and work with new friends, work independently and engage with their camp counselor throughout the day.
  • Each camper needs access to an internet-connected device (phone, laptop, tablet) but the @Home experience is a two-way experience and your camper will not be parked in front of a screen for the entire week. There will be breakout rooms so campers can collaborate safely and effectively, and counselors will be online throughout the day to answer questions and give advice to campers in their group.
  • Campers receive an individualized box of materials before the start of camp containing consumable (cardboard, glue, building supplies, etc.) and non-consumable (lab equipment, goggles, iPads, robots, etc.) materials. Boxes can be picked-up at the Science Center or mailed to your home for an additional fee. Non-consumable materials must be returned.
  • All Science Center staff onsite undergo daily health screenings and wear personal protective equipment. All materials are sanitized during the packing process.
  • Campers will have access to digital assets on a secure website that is protected for their particular camp. These assets will include video recordings of Big Science Shows, demonstrations and how-tos where needed.

 

What to know about K-8 Camps at Great Lakes Science Center

  • Science Center staff will undergo a daily health screening, including a temperature check, and wear personal protective equipment, including masks.
  • Each class will use a dedicated camp space including a hand-washing station and hand sanitizer stations. Frequent hand-washing will be encouraged. Surfaces are wiped down throughout the day and sanitized at the end of each day. 
  • Onsite campers will undergo a daily health screening at drop-off each morning, including a temperature check. Masks will be provided.
  • Social distancing measures will be followed, including small camp session sizes and maintaining a 6 foot physical distance between campers and workstations. 
  • Campers should register for the grade level they are entering in Fall 2020.
  • Camps run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Camp themes allow students to be inside and outside during the day. Please come dressed for the weather. This includes pre-applying sunscreen before the camp day starts.
  • Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch.
  • Campers are asked to bring a water bottle and snack each day of camp.
  • A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration. 
  • Before-care is offered from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for an additional $30 per week.
  • After-care is offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week.

Log into Ultracamp!

A link to log into your camp account can be found here. You may also reset your password, if needed, from that page. Once logged in, you will be able to view and complete any missing forms and edit the authorized pick up list for your camper.