Spring Break Camps


2020 Spring Break Camps

We will have two spring break camps, the first from March 16-20. 2020 and the second from March 23-27, 2020. *Registration is now open*



NS3’s Life of a Scientist Spring Break Camp! *FULL*

March 16-20 2020; 9:00am-3:00pm

Do you think you want to be a scientist? Yes?! Then this camp is for you. We will explore what it takes to do science; from problem-solving to practical skills like pipetting and measuring. During the week, we will focus on different types of scientists with hands-on activities and games. Build and launch a foam rocket, experiment with pH indicators, learn about wildlife catch and release, and watch bacteria grow!

NS3’s Forestry Spring Break Camp! *FULL*

March 23-27, 2020; 9:00am-3:00pm

Join us for this forestry themed camp. We will have a mix of outdoor education, building activities, and introductions to how people in the forestry industry work. Learn to identify local trees and create a mini ID guide, then test that knowledge in the outdoors. We will look at tree rings, tree anatomy, and challenge ourselves to see what wildfire firefighters and tree planters do. We’ll use critical thinking in hands-on activities and get up close and personal with nature!


The Details – 2020

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm daily

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $225/week

Location: Science Studio @ 4355 Jingle Pot Road in Room 101

*Please note: food is not included in the cost; please send your child with a lunch and water bottle

We will be spending time outside so please dress appropriately.

Stay and Play: After-camp care 3-5pm for $10 per day. Please register for stay and play at least one week prior to camp.


Typical Schedule

9:00 Arrival and free play

9:30 Introductions

10:00 Activity

10:30 Snack and recess

11:00 Activity

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Activity

2:00 Activity

2:45 Story time

3:00 Pick-up

Camp Policies

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds: NS3 reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded in full. Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee. There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program. NS3 reserves the right to expel any student, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other students, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Punctuality: NS3 will not assume responsibility for children before or after NS3’s programs. A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

Photographs: Photos taken during spring break camps are used for NS3 promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we do not use children’s names. Parents may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

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