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School & Group Programs | Science Safaris

YSI Summer Science Camps 2014

YSI believes learning about science should be fun. Our Summer Science Camps use hands-on, inquiry-based activities to keep learners engaged and active all summer long.

For camp details, click on a grade-group below.

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YSI Summer Science Camps take children from pre-K through 6th grade. Camps are held in Vasona Park in Los Gatos and Alum Rock Park in San Jose. YSI Summer Science Camps feature guided exploration of these multifaceted natural environments through activities that satisfy the most spirited souls!

Kids build, conduct experiments, play games, hike, make creations from natural and recycled materials, share stories, and examine wildlife. Campers work and play in small groups, learning cooperation and teamwork.  YSI Summer Camps use hands-on inquiry-based activities to keep learners engaged and active all summer long.

NEW Quantity Discounts - Register for 3 or more camps at one time and receive a 10% discount on the third and all subsequent weeks. Register siblings and receive a 5% discount on sibling's registrations. All registrations must be made in the same transaction in order to receive discounts.

Camp Age Groups - All camp age groups are based on the grade that your child will be attending in the Fall of 2014. Pre-K Campers must have a date of birth prior to January 2011 and be able to use the bathroom independently.

Optional camp day extensions:
Extended Morning Camp runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Extended Morning Camp is a continuation of the camp day for pre-K and entering K campers. This camp allows younger campers to remain in camp for the same period of time as their older siblings. EMC activities include arts and crafts, story time, indoor and outdoor games and activities, and quiet time.

Extended Day Camp runs from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The Extended Day Camp is a continuation of the camp day for campers entering 1st through 6th grades.  EDC activities include arts and crafts, story time, indoor and outdoor games and activities, hikes, quiet time, and more!

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
For camp cancellations the following rules apply:

  • 100% of camp and extended camp fees, less a $25 administration fee per camp, will be refunded if requested by April 11
  • 75% of camp and extended camp fees will be refunded if requested from April 12 to May 9
  • No refund (0%) of camp and extended camp fees will be made after May 9

Enrollment Change Policy:
Any change requests (e.g., cancelling out of one camp and enrolling in another camp) must be made at least 30 days before the camp start date, and are subject to availability. There will be a $25 administrative fee in addition to the camp fee. Camps and extended camps are not transferable to another person.

Minimum Enrollment:
If minimum camp enrollment is not met two weeks prior to the first day of camp, that camp may be combined with another camp or cancelled. If camps are combined two weeks prior to the first day of camp, no refund will be given. If a camp is cancelled by YSI, a full refund will be issued.

Scholarships:
Limited scholarships are available for low income families.  To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application Form and send it to YSI's office address listed within the form.  Call (408) 827-5507 for more information.

Alum Rock Park Closures:
Alum Rock Park is closed occasionally when the fire danger is high. Camps will be held at Penitencia Creek Park on fire closure days.

Note:

  • YSI does not sell or exchange mailing lists or contact information.
  • YSI is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Federal Tax ID# 94-1265213
  • All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
  • YSI cannot answer questions about the tax-deductibility of your camp registration fee(s). Please consult your tax advisor.

Questions:
Have a question about YSI Summer Science Camps? Please call (408) 827-5507 or email ysicamp@gmail.com.

Get Directions ...

To Vasona Park
To Alum Rock Park
To Penitencia Creek

Upated: 1/4/2014


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