What is a Mad Science camp?
Mad Science camps are not a day camp in the traditional sense. We do not offer swimming, hiking, horseback riding, meals, etc. We offer a structured science activities daily for one week at a time. Mad Science camps are designed for exciting fun hands-on science activities where children learn by doing. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. We use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting projects and will take at least one project home every day. We will provide all the materials your child will need. Children should dress comfortably and be ready to have some fun!
When do you offer camps?
We offer camps every week of the summer, and even during school breaks!
When are the camp hours?
Our full day camps are 9:00am - 4:00pm
Half day camps are split into AM and PM. Hours are: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Many camps also have an option for aftercare until 5:00pm.
What is the recommended age?
For most of our camps the recommended age is 5 - 13, but we do have camps for pre-K students as well!
Who are the Mad Science camp instructors?
Most of our instructors are people who have worked for us in our after-school programs that we conduct in over 100 schools every winter, spring and fall semester. All of them have experience working with children and their main characteristics is their love of working with children.
How do I register my child for a camp?
You can register for a camp through out online registration portal by clicking here. If you are having trouble registering online call us at 201-236-1400 and we would be happy to help you register over the phone! We also offer on site registrations at our camp open houses!
Is payment due in full when I register?
Yes. Payment can be made via credit card on our online registration portal.
How soon do I need to register to reserve a space for my child?
Register as soon as possible! Some camps and dates fill very quickly, while some may have spaces available up to the start date. We recommend, however, that you register early and secure your spot. If you wait and register less than 21 calendar days prior to the start date, you must add 15% to the fee.
Can I sign my child up for more than 1 camp?
Of course! Many students register for multiple camps. Each camp is completely different so that your child can enjoy them all without repeating activities. We can keep him or her engaged the whole week.
Are these the only locations where you are holding your camps this summer?
Not necessarily. We always expanding and opening up new camps! In addition, if you can get at least 10 children and can provide a location, we will bring a Mad Science camp to you! Usually, we can customize something to fit the times and dates that you want.
Do you provide a lunch or snack?
Mad Science does not provide food or beverage however we encourage parents to send half day students with a snack and full day students with a snack and a lunch. We offer a brief snack time during both our morning and afternoon sessions and a lunch hour from 12pm - 1pm for full day campers. During lunch at certain locations students may have an opportunity to go to the playground.