Summer Camps are Available for Pre K – 8th Grade

2021 Summer Camp Program sponsored by the Aurora Cooperative, Hamilton Telecommunications and Pinnacle Bank

The Edgerton Explorit Center’s Full “STEAM” Ahead summer camp program feature engaging curriculum and great instructors who make every day exciting and new. Camps include daily play in the Explorit Zone. Whether your child wants to experiment in our kitchen, learn how to ride horses, fly a plane, be a superhero or learn about sports science and even one-on-one instruction, the Edgerton Explorit Center has the perfect camp for you!

Camp Fees and Scholarships

Camp fee vary depending on the camp/camps you chose.  Edgerton members qualify for a discounted fee.  Scholarships available based on financial need. If your student qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at their school, they may be eligible to attend a summer camp free of charge due to support from our corporate sponsors.  Please contact Mary Molliconi at 402-460-0925 or at mary@edgerton.org.   You can also fill out the scholarship form at www.edgerton.org/scholarship.

Easy Online Registration

Camp registration opens April 1st, 2021.   Registration forms and information are available at www.edgerton.org/camps.  If you have questions or would prefer to register by phone please call (402) 694-4032.

Age Requirements

Children must be within the grade range for each camp before camp begins.  Please contact us at 402-694-4032 if you have any questions about the grade requirement for a camp.

Educators

Camps are taught by trained and experienced educators. All museum staff have undergone background checks.

Scheduling and Refunds

Camp space is limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents will receive an informational packet via email prior to camp.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: Cancellations made 30 days in advance of the first day of the camp session are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made 10 days before the first day of the camp session are eligible for a 50% credit voucher. Cancellations made less than 10 days before the start of the camp session will not be refunded. Students removed from a camp for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for a refund. The Edgerton Explorit Center reserves the right to vary its programs and to reschedule or cancel an event if it is undersubscribed or for any other reason. The Edgerton Explorit Center aims to give participants at least 1 weeks’ notice if an event is rescheduled or cancelled, and give a full refund for cancelled events.

Free T-Shirt

Campers receive a Summer Camp 2021 T-Shirt! Available in sizes 4T – Youth Large.

Camp Safety

Our team will continue to monitor government health and safety regulations in 2021, and will adjust classroom sizes, and requirements for face masks and temperature checks prior to camps starting. Our goal is to ensure a safe and fun summer for your camper! We will finalize classroom and check-in procedures in the weeks leading up to your camp and will inform you of the most up-to-date guidelines we will be following prior to your arrival to your first day of camp.

What measures are you taking to keep campers safe this summer?

  1. Camp classes have a limited student-to-teacher ratio following the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for childcare.
  2. We ask that families keep a camper home if he or she does not feel well or has a fever. We insist on our staff following the same rule. When in doubt, please leave them home. Anyone with a fever will be asked to go home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours. There will be a designated space in the museum that will keep ill campers separated from other children until their parents or guardians can pick them up.
  3. We are adding to the museum’s already-stringent cleaning schedule, disinfecting the exhibits, camp classrooms, and supplies between camp sessions daily. Camp teachers and museum staff in the building will wear face masks.

When will I receive my welcome letter?

An email will be sent out one week prior to the start of the camp with additional information.

What are the drop-off and pick-up procedures?

(Please note that drop-off and pick-up procedures for 2021 may be modified at a later date.)

On the first day of camp, please park in the lot and bring your camper in to check-in at the main (south) entrance. Camp Counselors will be outside waiting to check-in.

When picking up your camper, please pull up at the main (south) entrance. Have your ID ready. Campers will not be allowed to leave with anyone whose ID does not match the name of an adult listed on their release forms in the authorized pick-up section. If you are not sure who you have listed, you are welcome to call and check with our receptionist. If you are not driving to pick up your child, please walk up to the main entrance. This helps maintain security during the pick-up process.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

In the case of rain, please check the museum’s Facebook page for any changes to the pick-up procedure. In the case of severe weather where a warning is issued, camp counselors will take campers to a safe and secure area of the museum. If this happens during pick-up time, pick-up will be delayed until the warning is lifted. In this instance, access to museum phones are limited. Camp staff will be in communication with all camp parents as needed.

Will my child get time to play in the museum during their day?

Yes! Campers will spend time in the Explorit Zone to play and explore the current exhibits.

Can my child play in the museum after their camp is finished?

Your child is welcome to play in the museum during open business hours accompanied by an adult. All parties need to be checked in at the front desk and admission needs to be paid for any non-member persons present.

Who needs to be included on the authorized pick-up list?

We take the security of your children very seriously. Anyone and everyone that will be picking up your camper should be listed in the authorized pick-up section, including each parent. Adults must show ID at the time of pick-up. In the event that someone else is picking up your child that you had not originally planned, please call the center to let us know.

How many teachers and counselors will be in the classroom?

One teacher and one counselor. If camps are larger, there will be a third counselor.

What do they do each day?

Each day there is a combination of craft, physical activities, STEAM activities and  play in the Explorit Zone. Some camps may watch a short, 20-minute video related to the camp theme.

My child is an all-day camper. What do I need to know about lunch?

All-day campers are who are registered for both the A.M. & P.M. session.  All-day campers will eat lunch between 12:00-1:00 each day. The Edgerton Center does not provide lunches. Please send campers with a sack lunch each day. We do have refrigerators to house lunches during the morning session.

What do I send with my child to camp?

For the most part, all children need to bring to camp are themselves! Make sure children are dressed in clothes they can play in. If you would like, you can always pack water or a snack. All day campers need to bring a sack lunch. If a camp has any special clothing requirements, we will email you ahead of time.

My child has medication that needs to be administered during their time in camp. How does this work?

As long as the campers can administer the medication themselves, our camp staff is happy to oversee. Our staff is not certified to administer medicine to children. In the case that an adult needs to administer the medication, we can arrange for the child to be available at a specific time for a parent or guardian to administer the medication. The Edgerton Center cannot house medication overnight.