1. General Information

How do I register my child(ren) for camp?  

Registration is completed online. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Once your registration has been reviewed and the payment has been processed, you will receive a final confirmation email. Your child is not registered until you have received this camp confirmation.

What should my child wear to camp?  

Each registered child will receive two (2) camp t-shirt per week as part of their tuition. All campers attending four- and five-day camps are required to wear the camp t-shirt to camp every day. Additional shirts are available for sale for $10 each. Campers should wear shorts or jeans and comfortable closed toe shoes. All campers should also bring a sweater or a jacket as the Museum tends to be chilly. Please note that campers may use materials like clay, glue or paint or may participate in outdoor activities so clothes can get dirty, wet or messy.

Who can I contact with additional questions? 

Please contact our Reservations Team at camp@frostscience.org and 305-434-9564. For specific questions, contact Director of Science Education Alec Warren at awarren@frostscience.org.

2. Your Child’s Day at Camp

What does a typical day at camp look like?

8:30 a.m.Camp Drop-off Begins
9:00 a.m.Camp Day Orientation and Rules
9:45 a.m.Museum Exploration
10:30 a.m.Snack Break
11:00 a.m.Hands-on Activities in Classroom
12:00 p.m.Lunch at outdoor covered picnic tables
12:45 p.m.Recess at Maurice A. Ferré Park (Weather Dependent)
1:30 p.m.Hands-on Activities in Classroom
2:30 p.m.Snack Break
3:00 p.m.Reflection and Activities Wrap-up
3:30 p.m.Dismissal

After care is included in registration and runs from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Is food provided at camp?

Included in the price of camp registration are two snacks (one morning and one afternoon) that campers will select from a variety of allergy-sensitive options. Campers may bring their own snacks from home instead, but this will not result in a discount for camp registration.

Additionally, all classes have a 30-minute lunch break each camp day. Lunch is INCLUDED in the cost of camp. Parents can choose from a regular lunch menu or a vegetarian lunch menu. To be mindful of other campers’ allergies, we request any additional snacks brought from home be nut-free.

Summer camp lunches will include two options: regular (Menu A) or vegetarian (Menu B). Please note menus are subject to change. Parents/guardians will be notified as soon as possible if there is a change to the lunch menu.

Do you allow campers to bring their own toys or tablets?

We ask that campers leave personal items, especially electronics and toys, at home. If camp staff determines that the presence of these items is disruptive to the class, they may be confiscated and held until the end of the day. Frost Science makes every reasonable attempt to safeguard campers’ possessions. However, the Museum will not be held responsible for the loss, destruction or theft of any personal items your child may bring to camp.

What is your restroom policy?

There will be set opportunities, for example after snack and lunch, for campers to use the restroom. However, they will be able to use the restroom whenever needed. All campers must be potty-trained and able to independently use the restroom with no additional help.

Are photos of the children taken during camp?

By signing your child up for camp, you authorize the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to photograph and/or videotape your child for marketing purposes. Please note that these materials will not be sold or loaned and will be used only to promote Frost Science’s education programs. If you do not want your child to be photographed for marketing purposes, please note it on the registration form.

3. Registration

My plans have changed. Can I withdraw my child?

If a student withdraws from a camp for which they are registered two weeks prior to the first day of camp a Museum credit (but no refund) will be given. This credit will be good for one year from the date of issue and may be applied to a Frost Science camp or educational program. If a student withdraws from the camp for which they are registered within two weeks of the first day of camp or during or after the first day, no credit or refund will be issued. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 related issues.

What is your cancellation policy?

Camp sessions that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements are subject to cancellation. If we must cancel your camp, we will contact you to inform you of other educational program options.

What is your sick policy?

If your child exhibits symptoms of an illness or states that they feel ill to a staff member, a parent/guardian will be notified immediately. If a child is sent home, they will need to be picked up within 30 minutes of notification. Symptoms that will result in a child being sent home include (but are not limited to):

  • A fever of 100.4°F or higher.
  • Coughing (unless a doctor’s note confirms the child is not contagious, such as with allergies)
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea

All children need to be symptom free (and in the event of a recent fever, must be fever free without the aid of fever reducing medication) for 24 hours and have a doctor’s note for them to attend a camp session. Absences due to illness will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If your child, or someone in their household, is diagnosed with COVID-19 please contact the Education Department immediately at 305-434-9589 or awarren@frostscience.org.

4. Arriving and Departing

What is the drop-off process?  

Camp drop off takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., at the entrance of the Museum next to the Ticket Center. For safety reasons, a parent/guardian must accompany their child(ren) to the camp check-in and sign them in. Campers are not allowed to sign themselves in.

What is the pick-up process?  

Camp pick up takes place from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the entrance of the Museum next to the Ticket Center. For safety reasons, campers will only be released to the individual(s) listed on your original registration form or on an authorized for release form. Additionally, all individuals must present a photo ID every time they come to pick up a child. Once the ID has been verified, your child(ren) will be brought to you.

Campers that remain after 5:30 p.m. will be charged $5 a minute for every minute after 5:30 p.m. until they are picked up. Payment for late pick up will be invoiced by our Reservations Department and must be received before the end of the next week. If payment is not received by the next Friday before the end of the business day, a $60 late fee will be charged to the account and is due at time of payment. If an account is delinquent over 30 days from the due date, a 1.5% charge will be added to the account balance. In the case of a past due account being sent to collections, the balance of any outstanding payments, plus collection, court and/or filing legal fees will be added to the balance owed to Frost Science.

Where do I park?  

Parking for camp drop off and pick up will take place in the bus lanes before entering the garage. Please leave your car in the bus lane, head up to Science Plaza and meet a camp staff member in the Museum’s Atrium next to the Ticket Center. Parking in the garage will not be complimentary, all those who wish to park in the garage will be subject to regular parking fees.  

Do you offer after care?  

After care is included in your camp registration and provides care until 5:30 p.m. In after care, campers can participate in fun activities including crafts, board games and watching educational videos. Campers that remain after 5:30 p.m. will be charged $5 a minute for every minute after 5:30 p.m. until they are picked up.

If you do not wish to have your child in after care, you can pick them up beginning at 3:30 p.m. However, this will not result in a reduction to your camp registration fee.

What if I need to pick up my child early? 

If a camper will need to be picked up early, please proceed to the entrance booth in the Museum’s Atrium. Provide the guest ambassador your child’s name, grade, and inform them that they are in the Frost Science camp program. Guest Services will then contact the camp program who will bring your child to you for sign-out. All individuals must present a photo ID and be listed in the child’s “authorized for pick up” list for pick up.

5. Safety and Special Needs

My child has certain allergies, how do I ensure that the camp program is aware?  

We ask that all parents who have children with allergies complete an Allergy Action Plan. The Allergy Action Plan will be reviewed with the instructor and teaching aide, and kept in the class binder, which always stays with the class. Please note that the camp instructors are not permitted to store or administer Epi-Pens or other medications to your camper.

How will the camp handle special needs?  

All Frost Science camps are inclusive, and instructors have received training in adapting lessons to accommodate all children. Thus, any camper with special needs is welcome. If possible, please disclose any special needs to the Director of Science Education, Alec Warren, at 305-434-9589 or awarren@frostscience.org. This information will only be shared with the camp instructor and select camp staff to ensure that your child has an optimal camp experience.

Please note that camp classes/activities may take place outdoors or involve outdoor activities. Also, camp classes will use the Museum stairs exclusively and will not take the elevators. If other accommodations need to be made for your child, please let us know in advance at the phone or email provided above.

What is your behavior policy for campers?  

Good behavior is a key component to a successful camp experience. To provide all campers with a safe and fun-filled camp experience, it is important that all campers exhibit proper behavior and self-control. Campers are expected to respect their instructors, staff and fellow campers always. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to hitting, fighting, name calling, foul language, bullying, reckless endangerment, disrespectful actions and stealing.

The Frost Science reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any student for conduct that is deemed detrimental to the well-being of other students, staff or to the overall operation of the camp. No refund/credit will be issued if your child is dismissed.

What happens in the event of an emergency at the Museum?  

The Museum and thus the camp has an emergency action plan that is part of the safety training for all staff. This training includes what to do in the event of a fire, severe weather, a missing child/parent and more. All camp instructors, staff and volunteers have completed this training.

In case of an emergency, the priority will be the safety of all the campers. Once the camper(s) are safe, and the Emergency Action Plan procedure is followed, parents will be notified as quickly as possible using the emergency contact information provided for each camper at registration.

In the event of a medical emergency, Museum staff will contact emergency medical personnel and will then contact the child’s parent or guardian. Based on the medical personnel’s assessment, your child may be transported to a local hospital to receive further medical attention. Please note, emergency medical personnel cannot honor requests to bring children to specific hospitals, doctors or medical establishments.

What safety measures are you taking for COVID-19?  

To ensure the health and safety of our campers, guests, volunteers and staff, special measures are being taken for our camp program including additional handwashing, schedule modifications, use of stairs instead of elevators, new health and safety signage and etiquette tutorials, additional environmental surface cleaning (desks, materials, doorknobs, etc.) as well as additional training for camp staff. If you have any specific concerns, please contact the Director of Science Education, Alec Warren, at 305-434-9589 or awarren@frostscience.org 

Frost Science follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) guidance. The guidance describes specific prevention activities for schools and childcare programs.