General Information

Location

Discovery Camps take place at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and have sometimes include other learning venues like Riverbanks Zoo, Hitchcock Woods, SC Aquarium, Lake Thurmond, the Audubon Center, Augusta Canal and Interpretive Center, and many more. Details of field trips will be sent to parents in advance.

Ages

Classes are available for students in Grades K-6.

Times

Times vary depending on the camp.

Dates

Different Dates in Summer

Cost

Camp Invention • $230 per child • 9am-3:30pm
Engineer It!• $200 per child • 9am-3:30pm
Nature Detectives• $200 per child • 9am-3:30pm 

Before and After Care

CAMP INVENTION:
An Extended Camp experience is being provided to accommodate working families. Extended Camp hours are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and will cost an additional $80 per week. To sign up please select the Extended Camp option during checkout.

OTHER SUMMER CAMPS:
An Extended Camp experience is being provided to accommodate working families. Extended Camp hours are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Before Care (7:30am-9am) - $15
After Care (3:30pm-5:30pm) - $15

Camp Invention

June 17-21, 2019 • 9:00am-3:30pm
(Before and After Care Available) 
Rising K-6 
$230.00 per child
Register by 3/22 to save $25 or
save $15 by registering before 5/10.

Supercharge your world! Experience the all-new 2019 Camp Invention® program, where campers will take on fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, STEM application, innovation, collaboration and confidence! This is a great summer camp for children in K-6th grade .

Register HERE

Visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/campinvention/ for more information.

Engineer It!

July 8-12, 2019 • 9:00am-3:30pm
(Before and After Care Available) 
Rising 3-5 
Base Price $200.00
Register by 4/5 to save $25
or save $15 by registering before 5/3.

Have fun learning how engineers help society, and experience engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design challenges. Campers will dive into the world of engineering as you investigate why and how things happen. This camp will encourage the sense of wonder, but also uses the Engineering Design Process to encourage the ability to discover.

Register HERE

NATURE DETECTIVES

July 21-26, 2019 • 9:00am-3:30pm
(Before and After Care Available) 
Rising 1-2
Base Price $200.00
Register by 4/5 to save $25
or save $15 by registering before 5/3.

This camp will be filled with all sorts of fun nature-themed activities. Campers will use their critical thinking skills to better understand our natural world as they explore nature, wildlife, and more through hands-on experiments, activities, crafts, field trips and games! From rocks, to animals, to water and beyond, the learning will be a non-stop adventure!

Register HERE

Registration

Registration Available Online

Complete a separate registration form for each camper.

Printable Registration form

* There is a $35 service charge on all returned checks.

Policies

Cancellations/Refunds

Camp Invention

  • (Please refer to the Camp Invention cancellation policies)

ALL Other Summer Camps

  • Refund Policy: 10 days prior to camp date, 75% refund less a $10 handling charge. 3-9 days prior, 50% refund less a $10 handling charge. <3 days prior, no refund. Please note: If a camp does not reach the minimum number of required campers by 3 weeks prior to the start date, RPSEC reserves the right to cancel the camp and refund 100% of tuition.

Food

Snacks and Lunch will NOT be provided by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. Campers must bring their own snacks and lunch. Snack and lunch breaks are supervised by Science Center educators.

Camp Check-In

All campers must check in and out with a parent or guardian daily. Any pick-up or drop-off changes should be turned in at that time.

Pick-Up

A parent or legal guardian must pick up children at the end of each program. Children will not be allowed to meet parents outside of the pick-up area. To ensure the safety of campers, we require advance written notice when anyone other than a parent or legal guardian will be picking up campers after the programs.

Parking

Short term parking is available in the parking lot in front of the RPSEC.

For directions and general information about the Science Center, visit our main Web site at http://rpsec.usca.edu/ or call (803) 641-3313.

Questions?

Call us at (803) 641-3313

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