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FAQ

General Information

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.

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

Artsplosion: $175 (monthly)
*Portfolio Development class is $200 per month*
Course age groups:
Ages 6-11
Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18
Adults over 18

 

DanceTronics: $175 (monthly)
Student Groups:
Ages 6-11
Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18
Adults over 18

 

Sparks: $995 + $300 Materials Fee
Student Groups:
Ages 6-11
Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18
Adults over 18

 

Gauntlet: $750.00 Camp Fee + $150 Field Trip Fee
Student Groups:
Ages 6-11
Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18
Adults over 18

Registration includes an inquiry-based STEM camp curriculum, industry-skilled instructors, course materials, HEPH ED Incredicamps T-shirt, lunch and snacks.

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.

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.

General Course Policy

Cancellations made within 7 days of payment can be sent to jennifer@hephed.com for a full refund.  Refund requests are not honored after the 7-day period.

Summer Camp Policy

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.

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.

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

No, participants will be provided with a HEPH ED computer for completing their work.

We do not recommend that participants bring their own laptop computers. HEPH ED is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged computers.

Yes, our locations have WiFi access, except where prohibited.
HEPH ED isn’t responsible for the facility host’s decisions to block wifi access.

There are bathrooms available at each location.

Maximum class size is 15 for 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

Summer Camp Policy

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.

Yes, additional shirts are available for $10, while supplies last. The fee will be added to your camp account.

Students are welcome to bring refillable water bottles. Everything else needed for each session will be provided.

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

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

Summer Camp Policy

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.

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.

Summer Camp Policy

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.