Some children come for just a week, though many stay for several, and some for the whole summer. We have found that while we can see growth in a child from just one week of Neuron Garage, we have seen much larger gains from children who come for multiple weeks. Last year we surveyed our staff and 95% of them “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” that campers who attend two or more weeks of Neuron Garage leave the experience better creative thinkers, collaborators and with more resilience. Download our summer schedule.
Campers should bring a lunch and a water bottle with them each day. We provide simple snacks – Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and Nature’s Bakery fruit bars (including gluten-free options). Campers are free to help themselves to one snack in the morning and one in the afternoon and are encouraged to hydrate throughout the day. Thirty minutes are set aside each day so that campers can take their time refueling over lunch. We have partnered with Patricia’s Lunchbox who offers a freshly made, healthy lunch, delivered daily for fee of $30/week. Learn more.
Campers should come in comfortable clothes that can get messy. They will be moving around and working with a variety of materials, some of which may end up on their clothing.
Campers will have time outside each day, so if you would like them to wear sunscreen, please apply it in the morning before they come. You are welcome to send them with additional sunscreen to reapply in the afternoon. We will remind campers of this option and do our best to facilitate.
Capacity varies by campus. Each classroom accommodates a maximum of 25 campers.
There will be 1 adult counselor for every 10-15 campers.
The camp serves students entering Kindergarten – 6th grade. (Campers must be 5 by September 1st of the current year.)
Camp hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday. The regular camp day is from 9:00am – 3:00pm with flexible drop-off from 8am – 9:00am and the option of extended hours until 6pm.
With a few exceptions, 2020 camp dates are the same at each location, with the earliest offering the week of June1st and the final week being August 10th to 14th.