CAMP UPDATE!!!

Starting during the 2023 summer camp season pick up and drop off will take place at the Greenville Museum. A shuttle service will be provided for ALL campers to Contentnea Creek.

Q: When does registration begin?

A: 2023 Summer Camps registration is open now!

Q: What grade level camp should I sign my child up for?

A: Grade levels stated in camp descriptions are for the upcoming school year (2023–2024). Please double-check to make sure that children are signed up for the appropriate grade level. 

Following Pitt County kindergarten eligibility requirements, campers must be five years old on or by August 31, 2022, to be eligible for kindergarten camps. 

Q: How do I register? 

A: Registration is done through the atimeforscience.org website.

  • Click on the links found on the in the Camps Page or the Events Calendar
  • For Camps taking place at NCMNS Contentnea Creel select between the two drop off and pick up locations.
    1. Standard: drop of and pick up at NCMNS Contentnea Creek
    2. Shuttle: Drop off and pick up at NCMNS Greenville

Q: What information will I need to register?

A: Please have the following ready:

  • Registration must be completed by a legal guardian.
  • 2022 Summer Camps camp title and date of camp.
  • The email address in which you would like to receive camp information.
  • Street address, phone number and email address for guardian(s).
  • Campers name. Please enter it in the Additional Names box during registration.
  • MasterCard or VISA. To complete the registration process, your payment is due in full.

Q: When will my payment be due and what forms of payment do we accept?

A: Payment in full is due to complete the registration process. Online registration will accept MasterCard and VISA. Please do not drop off checks or cash at the Museum.

Q: Cancelation 

A: Registration can be cancelled for a %50 refund up to 10 days before the start of the camp. No refund will be given within 10 days of the camp starting.

Q: When will I receive confirmation?

A: Your confirmation and receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of the online registration.

Q: Will I receive any additional information after completing registration?

A: Yes. Additional information about the summer camp, arrival, departure and forms that will require your signature will be emailed following your registration. Supplemental forms will be sent out 2 weeks before the beginning of the camp.

Q: Camp locations:

A: Directions to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science at Greenville and at Contentnea Creek.

Q: When is pick up and drop off?

A: NCMNS Contentnea Creek

    • Drop Off 7:30am – 8:30am
    • Pick up 4:30pm – 5:30pm

NCMNS Greenville 

    • Drop Off 7:30am – 8:00am
    • Pick up 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Q: Accessibility and inclusion:

A: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) aims to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all campers by providing the widest possible access to our building, exhibitions, events and programs. If your child can benefit from any modification and/or support in order to fully enjoy their time at camp, please contact brian.baker@naturalsciences.org. 

Q: Camper conduct:

A: If a camper’s conduct poses physical harm or risk to self or others we may ask to meet with guardians or other caretakers to develop and implement strategies to help with success. After a reasonable amount of time and effort has been made, in the absence of improvement, the individual may be asked to forego the summer camp experience until alternative behaviors are learned.

Q: Camp ratio:

A: Each camp is caped out 24 campers. Each camp is lead by a minimum of 2 instructors.

Q: Early departures:

A: Early departures must be scheduled prior to the pickup date. You can schedule an early pick-up up to 1 hour before camp ends. Guardians or authorized persons will meet at a prearranged meeting place, such as the classroom or another location on the grounds. Please have your photo ID available to show staff.

Q: Late fees:

A: NCMNS employs the very best staff possible in our programs. After camp hours, staff have other personal and professional obligations. In order to accommodate any overtime that occur for late pick-up, a late fee of $30.00 per day will be implemented if you are more than 10 minutes late picking up your child. The late fee must be paid in full before the beginning of the next day of camp for your child to attend.

Q: Lunch:

A: Campers will need to bring a bag lunch with them daily. Please package the lunch items together with the child’s name. Campers will not have access to a refrigerator or a microwave.

Q: Snacks:

A: One snack will be provided by camp staff each day around 3:00pm.

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The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources