RMSC Camp Information & Policies

Curiosity Camps 2024 Information And Policies

Covid-19 Safety

Learn more about how our staff members will be working to ensure your campers stay safe and healthy.

Frequently asked questions

  • Mini Camps: Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am. Pick-up at 1 pm. Please note that Extended Care is not available for Mini Campers.
  • Almost Camps: Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am. Campers arriving before 8:45amwill need to register for Before Care. Pick-up at 2:30 pm. After Care is not available for Almost Camps. All Almost Campers must be picked up at 2:30pm.
  • Full Day Camps: Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am. Campers arriving before 8:45am will need to register for Before Care. Pick up between 3:45 –4:15pm. Campers who are not picked up by 4:15 PM will be placed in After Care, and families will be charged accordingly.

Yes, all campers must be toilet trained in order to attend Curiosity Camps at the RMSC.

Curiosity Camps Instructors are school teachers, museum professionals, and/or experts in the field who share our passion for life-long learning. In addition to the Instructor, each classroom is supported by Assistants, Interns, and Youth Volunteers.

Curiosity Camps let your camper discover science as a fun, creative way to explore the wonders of our world. With the RMSC as their playground, campers have access to the RMSC Museum & Science Center’s unique collections and team of specialists, hundreds of interactive exhibits, shows at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and scientists from our community.

  • Please send your camper with a snack, lunch, and drink/water bottle, water play clothes, and extra clothes. Please note that refrigeration is not available.
    • Curiosity Camps is a nut-free program (no peanuts or tree nuts of any kind).  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our families safe and healthy.
  • Campers are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that can get messy.
  • 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, money, etc.) that your child may bring to camp. We highly encourage your camper to keep valuables and other personal items at home.

Curiosity Camps strives to provide an accessible and safe environment for all campers. If your camper has a medical condition, severe allergies, dietary restrictions, or a disability, please note this information during registration. Camp Administration may contact you if there are questions or concerns regarding the successful accommodation of your camper. 

Curiosity Camps is a nut-free program (no peanuts or tree nuts of any kind).  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our families safe and healthy.

For more detailed information, please review our:

  • To plan appropriately for staff and supplies and to maintain a safe, healthy environment, it is critical for us to accurately anticipate enrollment and attendance. Please note that all camp registration fees include a $75 non-refundable deposit (scholarship applications include a $15 non-refundable deposit).
  • Withdrawals that occur more than 10 days before the start of camp will receive a full refund (minus the non-refundable deposit). For more detailed information, please review our:

  • 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 and act respectfully at all times. As necessary, Curiosity Camps will take action steps to manage behavior incidents and/or chronic behaviors as problems arise and progress.
  • Camp Administration reserves the right to immediately dismiss a camper from current and future camp sessions at any point for conduct that is deemed detrimental to the well-being of other campers and 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 Curiosity Camps programs due to behavioral reasons. For more detailed information, please review our:

  • Scholarships for summer Curiosity Camps are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cover 50% or 90% of the camp registration fee based on your child’s reduced or free lunch status. Each camper is eligible to receive a scholarship towards two weeks of Curiosity Camps per summer.
  • Register for camp and apply for a scholarship online. Paper applications are available.
  • During registration, you can select our payment plan option. You’ll pay a non-refundable deposit when you register, then 50% is due on March 1, 2024 and the remainder on May 31, 2024. Please note that the payment plan is set to auto-pay, meaning you will need to provide a credit card in order to use the plan.