School’s Out Camp

The kids are out for a teacher workday, and you’re still expected at the office? We’ve got you covered!

Our campers play and explore in Kidzu’s exhibits, tinker in our Makery, and engage in STEAM-based projects together.

Camp Hours

9:00 AM – 3:30 PMDrop-off: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Pick-up: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 

December 2022 Camps: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Drop-off: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Pick-up: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Member Discount

20% off Kidzu camps! Member discounts do not apply to third party camps facilitated by Mad Science.

Have questions? 

Scroll down to see our School’s Out Camp FAQ or contact our Programs & Communications Coordinator, Darien Cropper, at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org.

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School's Out Camp FAQ

You may fill out the following Google Forms to add yourself to our camp waitlist.

Fall 2022 (September – December)

Spring 2023 (January – April)

Please reach out to camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org with any questions.

Unfortunately, no. Your child must be within the given age range by the first day of camp to register for the camp session. Kidzu also requires that each child be bathroom independent.

Drop-Off: Caregivers arrive with their campers at Kidzu Children’s Museum, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (enter through the mall entrance adjacent to Alfredo’s Pizza Villa). Drop-off will take place inside at Kidzu’s front desk between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Camp staff will ask a few screening questions each morning to ensure the health and safety of Kidzu’s campers and staff. See the full list of screening questions.

Pick-Up: Caregivers return to the front desk inside Kidzu Children’s Museum to pick up their camper any time between 3 PM and 3:30 PM. No camper will be released until an authorized adult has shown valid ID and signed the camp check-out form with a staff member. During camp registration, there is space to list multiple individuals authorized for pick-up. Arriving after 3:30 PM may result in a late pick-up fee.

Please note that our 5-day camps are 30 minutes shorter. Pick-up during 5-day camps is between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Pick-up and drop-off procedures are subject to change.

Aftercare is not currently offered for Kidzu’s School’s Out Camps. However, we are offering extended 30-minute drop-off and pick-up windows to provide additional flexibility for caregivers.

Kidzu and Mad Science camps have a maximum of 20 children. Each camp will have at least 2 staff members.

Yes. Children must be potty independent to attend this program. Being potty independent means a child is able to communicate the need to go to the bathroom and complete the entire process on their own. While staff supervise multiple group bathroom breaks during this program, they are not able to facilitate bathroom visits for children.

Your camper should bring a snack and lunch that are both free of nuts and nut-products. Snack and lunch will not be provided by Kidzu Children’s Museum.

Campers should be ready to move! They should wear something comfortable that can get messy. In the event of an accident, pack a change of clothes in a labeled backpack. Close-toed shoes are recommended. Campers are currently not required to wear masks. 

The registration form has a section regarding allergies and other health concerns. Please be aware that Kidzu does not administer any medications with the exception of Epinephrine. If your child has an allergy that requires the use of an epipen, you will be asked to provide one.

If you would like to talk with our team about your child’s abilities and/or restrictions, please contact us at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org 

Please reference our Daily Screening Questions & Sick Policy.

Cancellations: Partial refunds are only guaranteed if cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the start of camp. After this time, refunds will only be granted if we are able to fill your spot. There is a $10 nonrefundable administration fee per camp and per child for single-day camps. This fee is $50 per camp and per child for 5-day camps. 

Reschedules: All reschedule requests will incur a $10 nonrefundable administration fee per child. Reschedule requests can only be granted if the camp that you are transferring registration from is more than 14 days away AND the camp that you are transferring into still has availability.

Kidzu reserves the right to cancel a camp one week prior to the start date if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met. In the event that Kidzu cancels, we will issue a full refund to any registered participants.

Kidzu members receive a 20% discount on Kidzu camp registration. Member discounts do not apply to third party camps facilitated by Mad Science. 

To receive membership discounts, you must be logged into Kidzu’s online member portal at the time of registration. Member discounts will apply automatically and be reflected in your cart prior to submitting payment. If you don’t yet have an account, please create one here using the email and contact information associated with your membership. If you encounter any issues during registration, please email our Director of Operations at singleton@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

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Yes! There will be time allotted for free play in the exhibit areas at each School’s Out Camp.

  • Masks are encouraged, but not required, for campers. They are required for all camp staff.
  • Screenings will take place at check-in each morning. See our Daily Screening Questions & Sick Policy.
  • Museum exhibits and props are sanitized multiple times each day to ensure cleanliness before both camp and general admission begin. Surfaces will be wiped down after each snack time and lunch. DHHS approved sanitizers will be used for museum cleaning.
  • Kidzu is professionally cleaned and vacuumed twice per week.
  • The Kidzu team will utilize electrostatic sanitizing sprayers for a quick drying, one-pass method to sanitize high-touch items and surfaces.
  • Camp activities will take place outdoors whenever possible.

 

All procedures are subject to change depending on how government and health professional recommendations evolve.

Please contact Kidzu immediately in order for the museum to enact tracking and tracing procedures. You may reach us at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org or (919) 933-1455.

Please contact Kidzu’s Programs & Communications Coordinator, Darien Cropper, at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

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