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Summer Camps Registration Information

Summer Camps run June 11 to August 17, 2018.

Read the Educational Store FAQ for detailed information.

For questions, contact the Registration Office:
Phone: 510-642-5134
Email: lhsreg@berkeley.edu
Fax: 510-643-0994

A completed Summer Camp Health Form, Day Camp Dismissal Form, and Photo and Video Consent Form are required for all campers. These must be completed in the online registration system, to finalize the registration for your camper. You may complete these in advance, the forms are now available. Additionally, the State of California mandates proof of immunizations; please see details below.

Summer Camp Cancellation and Transfer Policies

(Except Marine Biology Research Camp)

Cancellations

A full refund, less a cancellation fee, will be issued only if your cancellation request is made to the Registration Office at least 4 weeks before the first day of camp. The cancellation fee is $25 for each half-day camp per camper, and $50 for each full-day camp per camper. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Transfers

Camp transfer requests must be made to the Registration Office at least 4 weeks before the first day of camp. Transfer requests will be processed only if an opening is available. A $25 processing fee will apply for each transfer between camps per child.

These cancellation and transfer policies help us appropriately allocate our resources so that we may provide the best possible learning opportunities for all the students and families who want to participate in our camps. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Marine Biology Research Camp Policies

Cancellations made before April 30, 2018, will receive a refund less a $175 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after that date. This cancellation fee is nontransferable to other programs.

Bioprinting Camp

Due to the specialized equipment and staffing needs of this camp, a minimum enrollment of 12 campers will be required to offer it. Camp parents will be notified one month before the camp start date in the event the minimum enrollment is not met and offered a full refund in the event the camp is cancelled.

Early Drop-Off, Supervised Lunch & Extended-Day Information

Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch, snacks, and beverages for Early Drop-Off, Supervised Lunch, and Extended-Day options. Please do not bring peanut or tree nut products, out of consideration for the safety of campers with allergies.

Campers may visit exhibits, play games, and participate in outdoor science explorations during Early Drop-Off, Supervised Lunch, and Extended-Day periods. The Hall is unable to accept drop-in campers on a one-day-at-a-time basis in the Early Drop-Off, Supervised Lunch, or Extended-Day sessions.

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 child.

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

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

Submitting Your Child’s Information

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 directions 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 designed for families with financial need and are allocated based on availability of funds. The financial aid application for summer 2018 is now closed. Completed financial aid applications must have been received by March 20, 2018, for review. Financial aid applicants will be notified of the decision by April 6, 2018.

General Information

Many programs fill up during the first few days, and sometimes even during the first few hours, so choose your camps and be ready to sign up.

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. As each camp is designed to be appropriate for the developmental stage for each age group, we cannot make exceptions.

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. Payments for family workshops, special events, and field trips are nonrefundable.

If you are not a Hall Member but would like to receive the Members’ priority enrollment and discount, join online prior to 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 cancelled. Discover the benefits of membership.

Financial Aid Donations

Your donation of any amount will go directly to providing camp and class 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 “Scholarship Fund” on the check.