What is STEM/STEAM?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM is considered one of the most important fields of K-12 education, and is currently part of a new national initiative. It is about critical thinking, solving problems, learning, and pushing innovation to the next level.
STEAM adds the A for Art. Any STEM elements need creativity - design and point of view. Adding Art to the mix simply expands our toolbox.
What is the schedule
Camp runs Monday – Friday
8:00 – 9:00 am Drop Offs
9:00 – 10:30 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am – 11:00am BREAK
12:00 – 1:45 pm Continued Instruction
1:45 – 2:00 pm BREAK
2:00 – 3:00 pm Continued Instruction
3:00pm - Camp Day Ends
(pickup is as late as 3:30pm or you may pay for post-camp supervision)
COST, REGISTRATION, AND PAYMENT
What is the cost of HEPH ED Incredicamp?
Goop - $750.00 Camp Fee + $150 Field Trip Fee for a weeklong session. Goop is best for participants ages 8-12.
Sparks - $995 + $300 Materials Fee for a weeklong session. Sparks is appropriate for participants ages 13-17.
What included in the registration fee?
Registration includes an inquiry-based STEM camp curriculum, industry-skilled instructors, course materials, HEPH ED Incredicamps T-shirt, lunch and snacks.
What is the policy for early drop-off and late pickup?
Participants may be dropped off as early as 9:00 am and picked up as late as 4:00 pm at an additional charge of $10 per day. If a participant must remain at HEPH ED after 5:00 pm due to an unavoidable delay such as a family emergency, an extra fee will be charged. The amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
How do I register?
To reserve a place for your child, and to be sure you get the topic you want, please register early at HEPHED.com. Most sessions sell out quickly. Registration is open. Full tuition payment is due at the time of registration.
What if I have to cancel?
Before June 1, you may receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee. HEPH ED cannot refund any fees to campers who cancel after June 1.
Is lunch included in tuition?
Yes. We provide each participant with a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack every day. The lunch menu will be provided one week prior to camp start.
Please provide notes with food restrictions or important information at the time of registration.
*Participants may also bring lunch from home. There is a refrigerator at Concordia University, but we do not provide a microwave.
Do you have early and late care?
Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Early (8:00 – 9:00 am) and/or late care (4:00 – 5:00 pm) is available for an added fee. If a camper must remain at HEPH ED after 5:00 pm due to an unavoidable delay such as a family emergency, an extra fee will be charged. The amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS
Do students need to bring a computer?
No, participants will be provided with a HEPH ED computer for completing their work.
Can students bring their computer? (laptop)
We do not recommend that participants bring their own laptop computers. HEPH ED is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged computers.
Do you have Wi-Fi?
Yes, Concordia University, where camp will be held, has Wi-Fi that will be provided by HEPH ED staffers to campers.
There are a number of bathrooms available at Concordia University.
How many campers are in each course?
Class size is 25 campers maximum.
How many teachers and assistants are in each course?
Each class is led by two trained STEM educators and/or certified teachers. We also have 2 high-energy, high school assistants for each class.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING
What should my child wear?
T-shirts will be distributed on the first day of camp. They should be worn daily to identify your child as a camp participant. Weather permitting, campers may be outdoors during part of the day and should dress in layers for indoor air conditioning and outside fun.
Are extra camp T-shirts available?
Yes, additional shirts are available for $10, while supplies last. The fee will be added to your camp account.
What supplies should my child bring?
Campers are welcome to bring refillable water bottles. Everything else needed for each session will be provided.
May my child bring an iPod, iPad or other devices to use in class?
We encourage participants to leave electronic devices at home as we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. (also see lost and found, below).
LOST AND FOUND
Is there a lost and found?
Yes. If a child loses an article of clothing or other possession, it will be held by the camp staff until end of the week. We are sorry, but we cannot mail or hand deliver lost articles. They must be picked up at HEPH ED.
FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, AND SAFETY
How do you deal with food allergies?
We are NOT a nut-free nor a gluten-free facility, but we will work with you to try to accommodate your child’s needs. Please advise the camp staff of any food allergies or sensitivities before your child’s session begins.
Do you provide transportation to camp? What about carpool options?
Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Families can make their contact information available to other parents in their area if they would like to organize a carpool.
What if my child needs to take medication?
Prescription medication must be in its original container identifying the prescribing physician, the medication name, the dosage, and the frequency. Medications will be safely stored in the camp office during the day. Please discuss your child’s medication schedule with the camp staff before the first day of camp.
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