​Camp FAQ

How to Register
Health and Safety Protocols
What to Know About Camp
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Experienced Teachers
Payment Plans
Extended Care
Lunch
Discounts
Scholarships
Log into Your Ultracamp Account
Contact Us


How to Register:

1.  Online at GreatScience.com
*Please register each child separately.

2.  By phone at 216-621-2400


Health and Safety Protocols

  • The Science Center will have mask required and mask optional operating hours. The Science Center will continue to require masks on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon as a time for guests to visit who may be immunocompromised, are unable to be vaccinated or otherwise prefer to visit while others are masked. Masks are recommended but optional at other times.
  • All materials are sanitized before and after each use / when they are returned to the Science Center and during the packing process.
  • Classes will use a dedicated camp space that 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.

What to Know About K-8 Camps

  • Camps run Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Drop-off runs at 8:15 - 9 a.m. and pick-up runs at 3:15 - 4 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.
  • Before-care is offered starting at 7:30 a.m. for an additional $30 per week (summer only) or $5 per day.
  • After-care is offered until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week (summer only) or $15 per day.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

In the event local health authorities prohibit camp operations at Great Lakes Science Center at the time of a scheduled camp session, full refunds will be issued automatically back to the original form of payment. All other cancellations must be made more than 14 days before the registered program date to receive a refund. A 25 percent administrative fee will be withheld. No refunds will be given within 14 days of the program date. 

In the event you need to cancel your registration due to Covid, please contact us as soon as possible. We will arrange to either move your registration to a different week or camp or issue you a refund. 


Experienced Teachers

Each camp is led by an experienced local teacher, assisted by camp counselors including science professionals and college students with documented experience working with children. All summer camp staff members are CPR, AED and first aid certified and have passed criminal background checks.


Payment Plans (summer only)

Payment plans are available for Camp Curiosity. A 25 percent down payment is required at the time of registration and 25 percent is due every 30 days thereafter until full payment is made. A $10 service fee is applied. Full payment for a session is due no later than three days before the start of camp. Any remaining balance will be automatically charged three days before a session begins. Campers cannot attend any session that has not been paid in full.


Extended Care

  • Before-care is offered starting at 7:30 a.m. for an additional $30 per week (summer only) or $5 per day 
  • After-care is offered until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week (summer only) or $15 per day 
  • Register for both extended care sessions for $80 per week (summer only)

Lunch

All campers are asked to bring a water bottle and snack each day of camp. K-8 campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch. Box lunches are $40 for the week (summer only) or $8 per day (spring or winter only). Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. All lunches include a juice, a piece of fruit and chips.


Discounts

Spring

  • Membership Discount: Members receive $9 off per session 
  • Sibling Discount: Siblings registered on the same day receive $5 off

Summer 

  • Early bird: Register by March 31 for $20 off. Register by April 30 for $10 off.
  • Membership Discount: Members receive $25 off per week
  • Multi-week discount: Sign up for more than one week of camp and receive $10 off each additional session.
  • Sibling Discount: Siblings registered on the same day receive $5 off

*Discounts can be combined to build the best value for your budget.


Scholarships 

We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for camp attendees thanks to the generosity of our Camp Curiosity sponsors, including Timken, Zonta Club and the Chaffee Foundation. Students that qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches at school may qualify for a camp scholarship. Scholarships cover the cost of camp for up to one week, plus daily lunch and extended care.

Spring Break Camp Application
Summer Camp Application

Write to us at scholarships@glsc.org or call (216) 621-2400 with questions.


Log into Your Ultracamp Account

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.


Contact Us

Have more questions about camp, need to register or need to make a change to an existing registration? Write to us at campsandclasses@glsc.org or call (216) 621-2400.