Spring Break Camps


2019 Spring Break Camps

We will have two spring break camps, the first from March 18-22, 2019 and the second from March 25-29, 2019.




NS3’s Life of a Scientist Spring Break Camp!

March 18-22 2019; 9:00-3:00pm *FULL*

What is a scientist? What do they do? Come explore the many areas of science with NS3! Each day we will focus on a different area of science and the many different things that are involved in working in that field. Become a microbiologist and plate your own bacteria, and a polymer chemist and make slime. Learn about the scientific method of a research scientist and complete a gummy research experiment! Each day will include hands-on science activities, unstructured play, and recess outside.


NS3’s Tinker Time Spring Break Camp!

March 25-29 2019; 9:00-3:00pm *FULL*

It’s tinker time! Join NS3 for a spring break camp that is all about tinkering and building. Have you ever tried painting with light? Or built a house with only dowels and elastics? Dabble with circuits to make a wand, build a roller coaster with paper, and explore your creativity as you construct different creations. 



The Details – 2019

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

Stay and Play: After-camp care 3-5pm for $8 per day. Please register for stay and play by 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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