Summer Camps Registration Information

Summer Camps run June 10 to August 16, 2019.

Read the Educational Store FAQ for detailed information.

Feel free to contact the Registration Office with any questions. Due to holidays and schedules, please allow a few days for staff to respond. Thank you for your patience.
Phone: 510-642-5134
Email: lhsreg@berkeley.edu
Fax: 510-643-0994

All campers must have three completed forms: (1) Summer Camp Health Form, (2) Day Camp Dismissal Form, and (3) Photo and Video Consent Form. These forms can be completed in advance through the online registration system. You cannot finalize registration until these forms are completed. Additionally, the state of California requires proof of immunizations before your camper may attend camps; please see details below.

Summer Camp Registration Policies

The following policies help us allocate resources to provide the best learning opportunities for campers and families. Thank you for your understanding.

Registrations due by April 30th, 2019!
Registrations after April 30 will be assessed a $25 Late Fee.

We recommend that you secure your camper’s spot before April 30. Day-of-Camp registration is not recommended. If you arrive in person to register on the first day of camp, and space remains, you must bring and show all state-required proof of immunization for each camper you are registering, and then must complete all forms in person before your camper can be accepted into the camp.

Waitlists

If your preferred camp is full, you can sign up on the waitlist. If and when space is available, you will be notified. Waitlists do not guarantee a spot at camp.

Late Fees

Summer Camps fill quickly. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. A $25 late fee will be applied to any and all late registrations, starting May 1st. Late registrations do not guarantee a spot at camp.

Transfers

We recognize that family summer plans change. Camp transfer requests can be made to the Registration Office and will be accepted, based on availability. A $25 administrative processing fee is applied to each transfer, for each camper.

Cancellations

Please make sure to check your schedule carefully and register accordingly. Summer Camps and Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon are nonrefundable after April 15th. Cancellations made before April 15th will be refunded at 90%.

Processing Fees

Unlike other institutions, the Hall does not charge an administrative processing fee. However, there is an associated administrative cost. Every transaction you make, regardless of the number of products being purchased, costs the Hall approximately $15. By purchasing all your camps and/or Extended Care in a single transaction, you will save the Hall funds that we can use for camp programs. We appreciate your cooperation!

Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon

Extended Care Morning is early drop-off starting at 8:00 a.m. Extended Care Afternoon is pick-up no later than 5:00 p.m. The Hall is unable to accept drop-in campers on a one-day-at-a-time basis for Extended Care.

Lunch and Food Allergies

Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle full of water. Please do not bring peanut or tree nut products, out of consideration for the safety of fellow campers with allergies.

Appropriate Attire

Campers may visit exhibits, play games, partake in crafts, and participate in outdoor activities. Please send campers dressed appropriately and in layers, so they will be prepared for a range of activities in the Bay Area’s variable summer weather.

Immunization Requirement

Beginning in 2016, the state of California requires that up-to-date immunization and tetanus records be submitted to Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley for each registered camper.

Proof of immunization in English is required in order to attend camp. Up-to-date immunization and tetanus documentation must be submitted for each registered child, at least one month before the child’s first day of camp.

Refunds will not be issued to those who do not meet this requirement.

To make this process quick and easy, we’ve enlisted the help of CampDoc.com— the leading electronic health and record system for camps. After you register for camp, you will receive an email from CampDoc.com with instructions on how to complete your child’s medical information. A physician or school immunization record is acceptable. Please add register@campdoc.com as a ‘safe sender,’ to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders.

Immunization Schedule

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP):
4 doses before age 4. Dose #5 at 4–6 years of age

Measles, Mumps, Rubella:
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

Varicella (Chicken Pox):
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

MMRV (alternative to separate MMR/Varicella dosing):
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

Hepatitis B:
Additional doses not needed if immunized with 3–4 doses appropriately spaced as an infant

Polio:
Dose #4 at age 4. Note: If dose #3 given after 4th birthday and at least 6 months from dose #2 may omit dose #4

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP):
Age 11 or 12 is recommended age for single dose

Measles, Mumps, Rubella:
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Varicella (Chicken Pox):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

MMRV (alternative to separate MMR/Varicella dosing):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Hepatitis B:
Additional doses not needed if immunized with 3–4 doses as an infant.
If not immunized as an infant, alternative dosing schedule for ages 11–15 is two doses Recombivax 4–6 months apart.

Polio:
Needed only if not immunized previously or foreign travel to designated destinations

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP):
Catch-up vaccination if not vaccinated at age 11–12

Measles, Mumps, Rubella:
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Varicella (Chicken Pox):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

MMRV (alternative to separate MMR/Varicella dosing):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Hepatitis B:
Additional doses not needed if immunized with 3–4 doses as an infant or had two dose adolescent series at ages 11–15.

Polio:
Needed only if not immunized previously or foreign travel to designated destinations

Need-Based Summer Camp Financial Aid

Our need-based financial aid provides opportunities for all young people to attend summer camps. These awards are allocated by the Lawrence Hall of Science Financial Aid Committee, based on requests and availability of funds. The financial aid application for summer 2019 closed on March 15, 2019. Financial aid applicants will be notified of the decision by April 15, 2019.

If you have questions, please email us at lhsscholarship@berkeley.edu.

Financial Aid Donations of any amount will go directly to providing camp financial aid for children who may not otherwise be able to participate, due to financial need. You may donate online anytime by using our secure portal. If you prefer to make a financial aid donation by check, please write “Lawrence Hall of Science Childrens’ Scholarship Fund” on the check.

General Information

Many camps fill up during the first few days, and sometimes even during the first few hours, so register early.

Those without computer access may call the Registration Office at 510-642-5134 for assistance. All registrations are processed through our online database.

Your email address is required and will become your account login. Please contact the Registration Office if you do not have an email address.

Camp descriptions list the entering grade level for the student for the coming school year.

Full payment for all programs is required at time of registration. The Hall accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Credit card payments will be processed securely online. Purchase orders cannot be accepted. Refunds are credited back to your charge card.

If you are not a Hall Member but would like to receive the Members’ priority enrollment and discount, join online before registering for programs, or call the Membership Office at 510-642-1838. Memberships are not refundable in the event that the program in which you enrolled is canceled. Discover the benefits of membership.