IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Florida State University has cancelled or postponed all in-person events consisting of 10 people or more to reduce introduction of COVID-19 into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This cancellation of on-campus events includes all summer camps and activities normally held at the university. This policy is in effect until August 2, 2020, and will be under continual review. Florida A&M University has also cancelled all Summer 2020 programs due to COVID-19.

How does this affect Camp Challenger?

In accordance with this policy, all Camp Challenger summer camps, June 1-August 7, have been cancelled. However, you can still register for our Virtual Summer Camps program. Should circumstances change, and we are permitted to host summer camps, we will reach out to each of you via email and social media (ChallengerTLH).

How will refunds work?

Please note that the sales team will be contacting you regarding your summer camp payment. We are offering full monetary refunds by request. Customers who do not wish to receive a monetary refund can receive a credit toward future Camp Challenger programming. This procedure takes the place of our standard Camp Challenger cancellation policy. If you would like to leave part or all of your summer camp payment as a donation, please let Cheron or Samantha know when they contact you regarding your sale. We will be starting with registered campers in the order that registration forms were received, and making our way through all summer camp sales. Please have patience with us during this process. It may take awhile, but we will get to your sale as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Cheron at 850-645-7777 or cthornton@challengertlh.com, or Samantha at 850-645-7772 or sreaves@challengertlh.com.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions based on further guidance from state and federal agencies and the universities. This is an unprecedented situation, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to make decisions that keep our Challenger family safe.

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 COST

Your initial week of camp is $180. Additional weeks are $170. Sibling registrations will be $170 for all weeks. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($162 per week); no sibling or multi-week discounts apply. AM Extended Care is $5 per day or $20 per week. PM Extended Care is $5 per day or $20 per week. Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated in the matrix above.

REGISTRATION

This form (online or hard copy) should be completed in its entirety and returned no later than one week before the camp date. Within one week of a camp start date, we will accept registration forms, including walk-ups, if space permits. Please register as early as possible, as most camps reach capacity. Camps are limited in size; therefore, registration applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is complete and confirmed on receipt of full payment. Spots will not be held without payment. If payment is not received and a camp reaches capacity, your child will be placed on a waiting list for that camp and you will be notified if and when a space becomes available. You will be asked for payment at that time. You may:

download, complete, and return reservation form at the Challenger Learning Center in person

download, complete, and fax (850.645.7784) completed reservation form to the Challenger Learning Center

DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM HERE OR fill out the online request form at the button above.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

Requests for cancellation must be received in writing by the Challenger Learning Center prior to camp session start date. Full refunds will be allowed for written requests received two weeks in advance of the camp’s start date. Half refunds will be allowed for written requests received one week in advance of the camp’s start date. No refunds will be granted after the camp session start date. Please allow approximately 30 days for refunds to be processed. Payment received by credit card will be credited back within one week.

CAMP ADMINISTRATION

Camps will be conducted at the Challenger Learning Center on Kleman Plaza from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., unless enrolled in Extended Care. Parents/guardians must designate on this registration form authorized individuals to drop off/pick up campers if parents/guardians are unable to do so. Parents/guardians and/or authorized individuals must accompany campers into the building and sign them in and out every day. Parents/guardians and/or authorized individuals must always have photo ID with them and be listed as an authorized individual. We are located at 200 South Duval St., on the corner of College Ave. and South Duval St. If a camper is driving themselves to camp, they may sign themselves in and out; please note “Self” on authorized pick-up list.

EXTENDED CARE

Extended Care is available to accommodate busy schedules. Campers arriving earlier than 8:45 a.m. or departing later than 4:10 p.m. MUST be enrolled in Extended Care. Campers enrolled in AM Extended Care may sign in as early as 7:45 a.m. For PM Extended Care, campers may be signed out any time before 6:00 p.m. to avoid a $1/minute late charge. AM Extended Care, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., is $5/day. PM Extended Care, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., is $5/day. You must indicate on the registration form that you plan to participate in Extended Care and include the cost in your camp payment. Extended Care is supervised play. Campers will not be participating in additional camp curriculum during this time. Campers are authorized to bring their own toys, boys, electronic devices, etc. for use during Extended Care.

LUNCH

Lunch is provided daily and includes an entree and at least one side. Water is provided throughout the day. You may provide a lunch or alternative drinks from home. Please choose one lunch selection for each day on the registration form.

CONCESSIONS/SNACKS

Kindergarten-3rd graders will be able to pre-order concessions at check-in each day. 4th graders up will have time to visit the concessions stand throughout the camp day. You may also provide snacks from home.

PARKING

Camper pick-up/drop-off parking is available in the Kleman Plaza parking garage or at metered street spots. Bring your Kleman Plaza parking ticket into the CLC with you and CLC staff will validate tickets obtained within 30 minutes. Please note: you could be ticketed or towed for parking at the U.S. Post Office or in the loading zone on College Ave. If a camper is driving themselves to camp, Challenger Learning Center will not pay for full-day parking. Visit here for parking options and cost.

CAMPER CONDUCT

Camps are designed for the enjoyment and benefit of all campers enrolled, and campers are expected to abide by camp rules. Our goal is to be educational as well as entertaining. We anticipate that no camper is here who does not want to be. Should any disciplinary problems occur, we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss the misbehavior and/or to pick up their camper.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Should you need additional information, please call our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 or cthornton@challengertlh.com. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787 or sborland@challengertlh.com.

 

Summer Camps 2020

Grade Completed: K-1 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$25, **=$50, ***=$125

FULL Week 1 June 1-5: Mini Minecrafters Create with Minecraft! Design pixel art, engage in fun Minecraft activities such as a fishing expedition, a dance party, DIY projects and more where art meets STEM.

Week 2 June 8-12: Wildlife Week* Explore the natural world! Enjoy animal encounters, perform an oil spill cleanup, visit the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, go on a journey with Turtle Odyssey in IMAX 3D and more.

FULL Week 3 June 15-19: Rocket Science* Jet off to the moon and asteroid Bennu! Explore the history of the Apollo program, the OSIRIS-Rex mission and the future of the Artemis program, experience moon-landing augmented reality (AR), build a tin foil moon and more.

LIMITED Week 4 June 22-26: Science Matters Tackle everyday science! Make ice cream, design your own apron, mix up DIY laundry detergent, learn to spend wisely with the League of SE Credit Unions-TLH and more.

Week 5 June 29-July 3: Party in the Past Discover the wonders of American history! Experience National Parks Adventure in IMAX 3D, tour the United States with Ozobots, visit the Museum of Florida History and more.

LIMITED Week 6 July 6-10: Engineering Art Weave together engineering, art and design! Use Snap Circuits to engineer a spin-art machine, complete a straw boat challenge, use conductive paint pens to create and explore circuits and more.

Week 7 July 13-17: Mars Rovers Explore the Red Planet! Plan a space mission to Mars, explore the colorful surface of Mars to create your own “Marscape,” complete a Mars Ozobot challenge and more.

FULL Week 8 July 20-24: Mini Minecrafters Create with Minecraft! Design pixel art, engage in fun Minecraft activities such as a fishing expedition, a dance party, DIY projects and more where art meets STEM.

FULL Week 9 July 27-31: Creative Coders Learn a new language! Use Cubetto blocks to learn the basics of coding, spell your name in binary code, construct and code WeDo 1.0 robots, build a Drive Boy with Cubelets and more.

FULL Week 10 August 3-7: WeDo the Olympics Can you hear the Olympic fanfare? Compete in the Challenger Olympics obstacle course, learn about flags from around the world, complete the Goal Kicker WeDo 1.0 Challenge and more.

Grade Completed: 2-3 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$25, **=$50, ***=$125

FULL Week 1 June 1-5: Minecraft Designers Gamers unite! Develop a Minecraft board game, create Minecraft self-portraits and bookmarks, make your own Perler Bead creations and more.

Week 2 June 8-12: Geology Rocks* Discover Earth’s greatest wonders! Master the water cycle, volcanoes and Earth’s layers, complete a beach cleanup with Dash the robot, visit the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and more.

Week 3 June 15-19: Moon Shot* Blast off! Build and test a launch abort vehicle, complete a Sphero robot moon maze and asteroid challenges, launch foam rockets, simulate the search for oxygen on the moon’s surface and more.

Week 4 June 22-26: Down to a Science Experiment together! Conduct a density experiment with household liquids, create Makey Makey musical water, budget pocket change with the League of SE Credit Unions-TLH and more.

FULL Week 5 June 29-July 3: Ancient America Dig into American archaeology! Use chemical reactions to create firework paintings, complete challenges with Dash robots, experience Walking with Dinosaurs in IMAX 3D and more.

LIMITED Week 6 July 6-10: Environmental Engineering Get used to trial-and-error! Design and build a solar car and cable car, plan and test a homemade hover balloon, assemble and experiment with a submarine and more.

LIMITED Week 7 July 13-17: Mars 2020 Get out of this world! Design a space capsule to protect astronauts, build your own Mars colony, complete the Mars parachute challenge, the Scratch coding challenge and more.

FULL Week 8 July 20-24: Minecraft Designers Gamers unite! Develop a Minecraft board game, create Minecraft self-portraits and bookmarks, make your own Perler Bead creations and more.

FULL Week 9 July 27-31: Coding Robotics Fuse robotics and coding! Code Dash robots to play music, code a dance party with Scratch, build a robot with Cubelets, compete in a coding scavenger hunt and more.

LIMITED Week 10 August 3-7: Go for Gold You’re on your way to a gold medal! Play basketball with Dash robots, experience muscular system augmented reality (AR), complete Ozobot and Sphero Olympic challenges and more.

Grade Completed: 4-5 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$25, **=$50, ***=$125

Week 1 June 1-5: Minecraft Makers* Stimulate your creativity! Construct Minecraft formations like mini torches and diamond swords, complete tessellation puzzles, take a field trip to the Marianna Caverns and more.

Week 2 June 8-12: Across Land and Sea* Become an environmentalist! Use Vernier sensors to measure air and water pollution, examine specimens with digital microscopes, visit the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and more.

Week 3 June 15-19: Rocketeering* Become an aerospace engineer! Test spacecraft designs in a wind tunnel, simulate the LCROSS spacecraft crash, experiment with electrolysis to learn how to create fuel from water and more.

Week 4 June 22-26: Experimentation Nation Pick up new skills! Make bread and butter, experiment with candle making, construct a polymer bouncy ball, train in financial literacy with the League of SE Credit Unions-TLH Chapter and more.

Week 5 June 29-July 3: This Land is Your Land Explore American history! Learn the art of metal stamping, use Sphero robots to emulate American artist Jackson Pollock, use 3D pens to create a national monument and more.

Week 6 July 6-10: Robotics Engineers Take a high-tech approach! Engineer EV3 and NXT robots to perform a green city challenge, build a Da Vinci bridge, explore machines and structures with Lux Blocks and more.

Week 7 July 13-17: Mars Science Lab Can you handle life on the Red Planet? Compete in a Mars rover challenge with EV3 robots, test and design a Mars thermos to keep water warm, explore the surface of Mars and more.

LIMITED Week 8 July 20-24: Minecraft Makers* Stimulate your creativity! Construct Minecraft formations like mini torches and diamond swords, complete tessellation puzzles, take a field trip to the Marianna Caverns and more.

Week 9 July 27-31: Coding Bootcamp Gear up for a week of coding challenges! Code with Snapino circuitry kits, littleBits and Cubelet robots, complete an intro to Java programming and more.

Week 10 August 3-7: Robot Olympics Travel the world! Explore calorimetry, measuring the energy in foods, compete in a Sphero curling challenge, experience Robots in IMAX 3D, travel around the world with Ozobots and more.

Grade Completed: 6-8 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$25, **=$50, ***=$125

Week 1 June 1-5: Amusement Park Physics** Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? Create models with 3D pens, develop a game using Nintendo Switch Labo, visit Wild Adventures amusement park and more.

Week 2 June 8-12: Forces of Nature* Go on a simulated mission to the International Space Station! Complete the Earth Explorers space mission, build earthquake and tsunami models, take a field trip to the Marianna Caverns and more.

Week 3 June 15-19: Artemis Astronauts** Take the trip of a lifetime! Build a scale model of the space launch system (SLS), team up to design and launch 3D-printed rockets, complete Kerbal Space Program’s simulation scenarios and more.

Week 4 June 22-26: Science Solutions Science has the answer! Measure buildings with handmade hypsometers, make soap, build a barometer, gain financial literacy with the League of SE Credit Unions-TLH Chapter and more.

Week 5 June 29-July 3: Movie Magic 3, 2, 1…action! Transport film subjects to American locations with green screen special effects, create a documentary at the Florida Historic Capitol, see National Parks Adventure in IMAX 3D and more.

Week 6 July 6-10: Dream Big* If you dream it, you can engineer it! Design a prosthetic arm using LEGO SPIKE, experiment with littleBits, Vex robots and 3D printing, take tours of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Covalent, the Tallahassee Airport and more.

Week 7 July 13-17: Red Rover, Red Rover*** It’s July 2020 – we’re going back to Mars! Build a DIY telescope, assemble a phone spectrometer, create a Martin Rover with Vex robots, take a trip to Kennedy Space Center and more.

Week 8 July 20-24: Underwater Robotics*** Train like a robotics engineer! Design, build and test water robots, see Oceans: Our Blue Planet in IMAX 3D, work in teams with real tools, test robots and compete in underwater robotics challenges at the Leach Center pool and more.

Week 9 July 27-31: Techtastic** Expand your knowledge of cutting edge technology! Program EZ-Robots to follow different colors, develop a digital game with Bloxels EDU, create 3D carvings, explore podcasting, use Bluetooth to code with Cubelets, visit the FSU Innovation Hub, Raa Middle School’s makerspace and more.

Week 10 August 3-7: Robots for the Win Head to Tokyo 2020! Engage in competitive tasks, both athletic and academic, featuring Vex, EV3 and Sphero robots. Winners receive 3D printed trophies.

Grade Completed: 9-12 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$25, **=$50, ***=$125

Week 6 July 6-10: Multimedia Production*** Explore the art of visual storytelling! Create, set up and perform a live streaming show at a gaming tournament, write and produce your own podcast, tell stories with green screens and film production skills, create a multimedia project and view it on the Downtown Digital Dome big screen and more.

Week 9 July 27-31: Advanced Underwater Robotics*** Put your engineering skills to the test! Create a diving robot from scratch using power tools and waterproof motors, plan , build and test robots, compete in an underwater robotics competition with other students at the Leach Center pool and more.

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The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.