FAQ's

Q. Are there any flexible drop-off/pick-up options?

A Flexible Drop-Off/Pick-Up: For your convenience, we offer a flexible drop-off time between 8:50 AM to 9 AM and flexible pick-up time between 3 PM to 3:10 PM. Drop-offs and pick-ups outside this window are possible within extended care time (see below).

Extended care hours are available from 7:30 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM. You can arrange for extended care for the AM hours, PM hours, or both. AM hours care for the week is $25. PM hours care for the week is $40. Please note that extended care hours for Early and Junior STEM camps are for the AM session only from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. Early and Junior do NOT have a PM daycare.

Q. What should my child bring to camp?

A Your child should bring a sack lunch and 2-3 additional snacks each day (including water/drink). We do not have refrigeration for lunches; they will be stored in an air-conditioned room, but not refrigerated. You can pre-purchase sandwich lunches catered from Last Drop Cafe. Lunches are $45 for the week, and can be purchased online when you register for camp.

Students should not bring iPods or MP3 players, Kindles, iPads, laptops, gaming systems, etc. They are welcome to use these items or their cell phones prior to the start of class. We cannot take any responsibility for any materials a child brings to camp. Please keep valuables at home!

Q. What if I have to pick up my child early one day?

A Please let instructors know what time you will need to pick up your child prior to the start of the camp day. We would love to make sure your child is able to leave at the best educational stopping point if they must leave early.

Q. Can I come take pictures? My kids are building cool robots!

A We will be taking pictures of all campers throughout the week. At the end of each day of camp, you are welcome to come in 10 minutes before the end of class. We ask that parents do not stay in the camp room during the day. This is to provide the best learning experience for all students. For some camps, the fourth day of class will also have a showcase of their work. We will let you know exactly what times to come by as the camps approach.

Q. What if my child has to miss a day?

A While we're sorry to see your child miss a day of camp we are unable to offer discounts or refunds for missed days. Furthermore, we will be working with you child more individually to catch her/him up.

Q. What is the refund policy if I have to cancel my child's registration?

A A full refund will be made if you cancel your child's registration 30 days or more prior to the start of camp. 50 percent of the balance of the camp tuition is refundable for cancellations made prior to the 2 week marker. If it is less than 2 weeks from the camp, a refund is not available. However, the camp balance can be applied to another summer camp (if space is available) or to classes at our center in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga.

Q. What is the instructor to student ratio?

A The Robotics Instructor to student ratio varies for each category of classes. Early and Junior STEM classes have a maximum ratio of 8:1. Discover STEM classes have a maximum ratio of 12:1. Advanced STEM classes have a maximum ratio of 6:1. In addition to our Robotics Instructors, interns and student assistants are in every classroom.

Q. Will my child be working individually or in a group?

A Early STEM students work individually. Junior STEM students work in teams of two. Discover STEM students work individually or in teams of two depending on the camp. For example, the 3D Modeling Camp and Coding & Game Design Camp are individual. Whereas the Discover Robotics camp is in teams of two. Advanced STEM students work in individually with the exception of the VEX Competition Prep camp.

Q. Does my child need to bring a computer to camp?

A No. We provide all materials required including computers. Some Advanced STEM students, class dependent, are welcome to bring their own laptops to install software and allow continuation of programming work at home.

There are several Discover level camps where students work individually and actively use laptops for programming or modeling. This includes: 3D Modeling, Designing & Printing, Coding & Game Design, Coding with Roblox, and Create Your Own Virtual Reality. These are all camps that students are encouraged to bring their laptops if they can and would like. It is not mandatory. Having your own laptop allows students to create their own accounts and continue their projects one camps have been completed.

Q. How do I decide which camp to place my incoming third grader? Do they go in Junior STEM or Discover STEM Division I?

A We have several camp levels where you'll noticed an overlap in incoming grades. We overlap certain age groups since every child is a bit different!

The Junior STEM camps are half days, and designed for students in 1st - 3rd that are excited and able to build and program robots! Programming is done via an iPad. The max class size is 18 students. Discover STEM Division I camps are full day camps and range in topics from robotics, to 3D modeling, to coding. These camps are more robust, longer, have a max class size of 24, and typically for students in 3rd - 5th grade.

As your child's parent, we ask that you consider all these factors and then choose the appropriate level. If you're still unsure, give us a call at (909) 624 - 0624 and we can chat more about the specific camp and its agenda/activities.

Q. How do I decide which camp to place my incoming 5th grader? Do they go in Discover STEM Division I or Division II?

A We have several camp levels where you'll noticed an overlap in incoming grades. We overlap certain age groups since every child is a bit different!

In the past, we've typically grouped incoming 3rd - 8th graders together. However, to best accommodate the range of students and their learning pace we have decided to split students into the following:

Division I (Incoming 3rd - Incoming 5th)
Division II (Incoming 5th - Incoming 8th)

This will allow camps to function smoothly, and allow students to move at a better pace. Division I students are typically younger students, or 5th graders that are trying a new camp for the first time. Division II will move at a faster pace, and also do more complex challenges by the third and fourth day.

As your child's parent, we ask that you consider all these factors and then choose the appropriate level. If you're still unsure, give us a call at (909) 624 - 0624 and we can chat more about the specific camp and its agenda/activities.