What is the age range of campers?
Children must be 3 ½ years old (3 by January 1, 2017) in order to enroll in WOW! Science Camp. Our oldest campers are in 4th grade during the 2016-17 school year. Children in 5th grade and older may apply to be Jr. Volunteers.
May my child attend more than one session of Science Camp?
All four of the sessions are identical so children may attend one session only. We also have wait lists and want to ensure that as many children get to participate as possible.
Can I request for my child to be in the same class as another child?
Children are placed in classes based on age/grade. We cannot individually place and guarantee friends in the same classes, so please encourage your child to make new friends at camp!
How will I receive a refund if requested?
Refunds will be credited back to your credit card.
When will I know if my child is off of a waitlist?
Children will be pulled from the waitlist as spots open up. Generally the waitlist begins to move during the middle of May and we continue calling families on the waitlist until camp begins.
How will my child be placed in a class?
The students are placed in classes by their age and grade in our school system. The number of campers that enroll determines the number of classes of a certain age group that is taught in each session.
May I register my gifted child for an older age group?
Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, enriching summer-time experience for your child at an appropriate level for his or her age and maturity. In order to be fair to everyone, we will strictly enforce age requirements. Your child must be the correct age or entering the grade level of the camp as of the first day of camp.
How do I get to the Camp?
WOW! Science Camp is held in the children's wing of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The Church's address is
2200 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380.
You can find directions online by clicking www.mapquest.com or by calling 281-297-5951
How should my child dress for camp?
In comfortable clothes that may get messy. For safety, we recommend closed-toe shoes. Some of our activities are outside and we recommend that you apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child..
When do campers get their camp t-shirt?
Camp t-shirts are distributed during the first day of camp. Please contact a staff member at the front desk if you would like to exchange your child's t-shirt for a different size. We have a very limited supply of extra t-shirts and may not have the size you are requesting.
What are the behavior expectations for campers?
Campers are expected to be able to follow directions, cooperate with the teacher, and get along with the other children in the class. Science Camp is very stimulating with hands-on experiments, boisterous activities and games, and a new guest speaker every day. Children rotate to a different classroom each day and must be able to transition to a new lead teacher every day. The Assistant Teacher travels with the class to provide that familiar face. Please think about your child in this environment where there is much stimulation and much change. In the event of a severe behavior problem, we will call you to pick up your child. At our discretion, your child may be allowed to return to camp the following day.
How do I get on your mailing list so I receive registration information for next year's camp?
If you would like to be included on our mailing list, please e-mail your name, address, and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I receive the supply list for camp?
The supply list will be e-mailed to each family registered for science camp and may also be accessed on the website in late May or early June.