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Curiosity Camp Break Week Policies & Procedures

Curiosity Camp Break Week Policies & Procedures

We're so looking forward to all of the hands-on, minds on exploration of each RMSC Curiosity Camp and we hope you are as well! Please use this as a guide of our policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please contact us at 585.697.1942.


Refund Policy

If withdrawal from camp(s) occurs prior to February 12, 2018, non-refundable processing fee of $50 for Full Week Camps and $20 for Single Day registrations will be retained.

After February 12, 2018, no refunds will be given. Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded due to absences.


Weather Policy

In the event that the RMSC closes due to inclement weather or other emergency, Curiosity Camps will be cancelled for the day. Closings will be listed on 13 WHAM TV and 1180 WHAM radio. If the RMSC is closed, refunds for that day will be given.


What to Bring & Wear

Lunch is NOT provided; please send a lunch and a drink with your camper. Refrigeration is not available. Snack WILL be provided for all campers.

Wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing that can get messy.

Campers will not have recess outdoors during winter weather but may leave the museum building to visit the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

The RMSC is not responsible for the loss, destruction or theft of any personal items (including clothing, book bags, purses, toys, games, electronic devices, cell phones or money) that your child may bring to camp. It is highly encouraged that these and other personal items stay at home.


Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Drop-Off and Pick-Up is located in Rochester Museum & Science Center’s main lobby (NOT the Eisenhart Auditorium).



Camp begins at 9:00am. All campers must be accompanied into the lobby each morning and signed-in at the table for their camp.



Camp ends at 4:00pm. Once the Instructor for your child’s camp is seated at their table, check-out will begin.

For safety, your camper will only be released to the individual(s) listed as the “Authorized Pick-Up Person” on the sign-in sheet. All individuals must present a photo ID every time they come to pick up a camper.

Campers remaining after 4:15pm will be placed in Extended Care and you will be charged accordingly.


Early Pick-Ups

In the event that your camper needs to be picked up early, please write the appropriate time on the sign-in sheet and notify Camp Administration. In the event of an emergency please call (585) 697-1942.

Please note: Early pick-ups between 3:30-4pm are discouraged as campers and their camp groups are already in transition from museum exploration time or their camp classrooms back to the Bausch Auditorium to begin regular dismissal. Early pick-ups during this time may take longer to accommodate.


Health Information & Allergy Awareness

If your child has a medical condition, severe allergy, dietary restrictions, or other special needs, please note this during your registration. Contact us if you have special concerns.



If your camper has an allergy please complete that section of the registration form in detail. Medications needed in an emergency (i.e. inhalers, EpiPens, Benadryl, etc.) are kept with the camper’s Instructor at all times during the day.



If your camper requires any prescription medication during camp hours, it must be left with camp administration in its original containers with a doctor’s note giving camp administration permission to administer it.


Behavior Policy

In order to provide all campers and staff with a positive and safe experience, it is important that all campers exhibit proper behavior and self-control.

Inappropriate behaviors at camp include, but are not limited to; name-calling, bullying, fighting, foul language, reckless endangerment, leaving the group, stealing, and other disrespectful actions and are not tolerated at camp. Parents/ Guardians will be contacted regarding all incidents involving endangering of self, staff, other campers, unsafe use of equipment and/or for chronic behavior incidents that cause disruption of the whole camp.

The Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Curiosity Camps Administration reserves the right, upon notification of both camper and parent, to dismiss that camper from the current and/or future camp sessions for conduct that is deemed detrimental to the well-being of other campers, staff, or to the overall operation of the camp. Refunds will not be given (for current or future camp sessions) if campers are dismissed from camp due to behavioral reasons.


Special Needs

It is NOT possible for the RMSC to provide one-on-one care for your child while they are at camp. Notification of any accessibility concerns, behavioral, psychological or emotion concerns, or other special needs prior to your child’s first day of camp is very helpful.

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