2018 Summer Exploration Camps
Member registration opens online only on
Monday, February 19th at 7:00am
- There will be no walk-in registrations that day as the Center will be closed for President’s Day. We will have staff available by phone and e-mail until 12 noon to assist you with your online registration.
- Public registration for non-members opens Thursday, February 22nd. Online access will open at 8:00am.
- Online registration is preferred, but onsite registration (walk-in) is available at Symmes Hall of Science from 10:00am – 2:15pm. If paying with cash, please bring exact amount; no change is available. Members only on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21.
- No onsite camp registrations will be processed after 2:15pm.
Welcome to 2018 Camp Registration!
Scroll Down to See a Complete List of Camps - Click on camp title to register
Camps are sorted by Completed Grade (as they are listed in the Summer Camp Guide). Please register your child only for camps corresponding to the grade they will complete this year. Registration for Early Drop-Off and Lunch Bunch is available below the camp listings.
We are looking forward to another great summer here at Roper Mountain! Thank you for being part of it!
Summer Camp Sessions
|Full||Session||Camp Title||Date||Time||Completed Grade||Cost|
|Completed Grades K4-K5|
|FULL||S1||Fairytales at Roper Mountain||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Octonaut's Ocean||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$115|
|FULL||S1||The World Around Us||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Very Hungry Caterpillar||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$115|
|Completed Grades K5-1|
|FULL||S1||Circus Science||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Coding Trailblazers||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S2||Coding Trailblazers||June 11-15||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Farm Animals & Garden Fun||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Jungle Tales||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Kitchen Chemistry||July 9-13||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S2||Kitchen Chemistry||July 9-13||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Mini Meteorologist||June 18-22||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S1||Snow Much Fun||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$115|
|FULL||S2||Snow Much Fun||June 25-29||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$115|
|Completed Grades 1-2|
|FULL||S1||Animal Detectives||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S2||Animal Detectives||Aug 13-17||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Animal Habitats||Aug 6-10||9:00-4:00||1-2||$275|
|FULL||S1||Beginner Robotics||June 11-15||1:00-4:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S2||Beginner Robotics||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S3||Beginner Robotics||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S4||Beginner Robotics||July 9-13||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S5||Beginner Robotics||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S6||Beginner Robotics||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Crafty Candy Art||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S2||Crafty Candy Art||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Jurassic Giants||July 16-20||9:00-4:00||1-2||$265|
|FULL||S1||Little House on the Farm I||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Pirates & Buccaneers||July 16-20||1:00-4:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Pop Bang Sputter||June 11-15||9:00-4:00||1-2||$265|
|FULL||S1||Silly Slime||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||1-2||$115|
|FULL||S1||Solar System Explorers||June 25-29||9:00-4:00||1-2||$265|
|FULL||S1||Young Engineers Academy||June 18-22||9:00-4:00||1-2||$265|
|Completed Grades 2-3|
|S1||Art in the Field||July 16-20||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Fast & Furious||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Fast Pass to Roper Mountain||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Lego Design Engineer||July 9-13||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|S2||Lego Design Engineer||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S3||Lego Design Engineer||July 30-Aug 3||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Let's Go Gaming!||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Little House on the Farm II||July 23-27||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Magic Tree House Adventure||July 16-20||9:00-4:00||2-3||$265|
|FULL||S1||MiniBot University||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||2-3||$160|
|FULL||S1||Padawan Academy||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S2||Padawan Academy||July 16-20||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Rainforest Rangers||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|FULL||S1||Robotix Challenge||June 11-15||9:00-4:00||2-3||$265|
|FULL||S1||WeDo Advanced||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||2-3||$115|
|S2||WeDo Advanced||June 18-22||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|S3||WeDo Advanced||June 25-29||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|S4||WeDo Advanced||July 16-20||1:00-4:00||2-3||$115|
|Completed Grades 2-4|
|FULL||S1||Junior Master Gardener||July 23-27||9:00-4:00||2-4||$180|
|FULL||S2||Junior Master Gardener||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-4:00||2-4||$180|
|Completed Grades 3-4|
|FULL||S1||Acting Up! Geology Rocks||June 18-22||9:00-4:00||3-4||$265|
|S1||Camp Shakespeare||June 11-15||9:00-4:00||3-4||$265|
|FULL||S1||Fort Building||July 23 – 26||9-12 M-Th, and
|FULL||S2||Fort Building||July 30-Aug 2||9-12 M-Th, and
|S1||Hidden Pictures Discovery Workshop||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S1||Junior Naturalist||July 16-20||9:00-4:00||3-4||$285|
|FULL||S1||Junior Rocketry||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|S2||Junior Rocketry||June 11-15||1:00-4:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S1||Junior Web Designers||June 18-22||9:00-4:00||3-4||$265|
|S2||Junior Web Designers||June 25-29||9:00-4:00||3-4||$265|
|FULL||S1||Machine Mania||July 9-13||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S2||Machine Mania||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S1||Marine Explorers I||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S2||Marine Explorers I||July 16-20||1:00-4:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S3||Marine Explorers I||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|S1||One Small Square in My Backyard||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||3-4||$135|
|S1||Sci Girls||July 9-13||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S1||Space Adventurers||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||3-4||$115|
|FULL||S1||Sweet Science: Candy Making||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S1||Young Scientist||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-4:00||3-4||$265|
|Completed Grades 3-5|
|FULL||S1||Culinary Kids||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||3-5||$150|
|FULL||S2||Culinary Kids||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||3-5||$150|
|FULL||S1||Potions and Lotions||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||3-5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Sketch, Carve, Create||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||3-5||$115|
|FULL||S1||You've Been Slimed||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||3-5||$115|
|Completed Grades 4-5|
|FULL||S1||Castles & Catapults||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||4-5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Disaster Engineering||July 23-27||9:00-4:00||4-5||$265|
|FULL||S1||How & Why of CSI||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||4-5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Robot Builder Boot Camp||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||4-5||$115|
|FULL||S1||Web Architects||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-4:00||4-5||$265|
|Completed Grades 4-6|
|FULL||S1||Delicious Desserts||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||4-6||$150|
|S1||Garage Band||July 9-13||9:00-4:00||4-6||$265|
|FULL||S1||Harry Potter Science||Aug 6-10||9:00-4:00||4-6||$265|
|S1||Native American Explorations||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||4-6||$125|
|FULL||S1||Robot Academy||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||4-6||$115|
|S2||Robot Academy||June 11-15||1:00-4:00||4-6||$115|
|S1||Search for ET||June 18-22||9:00-4:00||4-6||$265|
|Completed Grades 5-7|
|FULL||S1||Digital Movie Making||July 9-13||9:00-4:00||5-7||$265|
|FULL||S2||Digital Movie Making||July 16-20||9:00-4:00||5-7||$265|
|S1||House Rules - Tabletop Game Design||Aug 6-10||9:00-4:00||5-7||$265|
|S1||Imaginary Creatures||July 16-20||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|FULL||S1||M.a.D. Lab||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|FULL||S1||Master Web Builders||Aug 6-10||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|S1||Nature by Design||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|FULL||S1||Ordinary to Extraordinary: Art of Recycling||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|S1||Second Nature||June 11-15||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|S1||Super Force X Live Action Comic Lair||Aug 6-10||9:00-4:00||5-7||$265|
|FULL||S1||Survivor Training Grounds||June 11-15||9:00-4:00||5-7||$265|
|FULL||S1||Theme Park Designer||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||5-7||$115|
|FULL||S1||Upstate Ecology Field Studies||July 23-27||9:00-4:00||5-7||$300|
|FULL||S1||Advanced Digital Movie Making||July 23-27||9:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$265|
|FULL||S1||Advanced Rocketry||June 18-22||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$160|
|FULL||S1||Creative Carpentry||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$125|
|S2||Creative Carpentry||July 30-Aug 3||1:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$125|
|FULL||S1||Drone Tech Flight School||June 25-29||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$150|
|FULL||S1||Just Plane Fun||July 23-27||12:30-4:00||Ages 12+||$210|
|S2||Just Plane Fun||July 30-Aug 3||12:30-4:00||Ages 12+||$210|
|FULL||S1||Laugh Factory||July 9-13||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$115|
|S1||Tinker & Tech||July 23-27||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$115|
|Canceled||S2||Tinker & Tech||July 23-27||1:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$115|
|FULL||S1||VEX Robotics Beginner||June 18-22||1:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$115|
|FULL||S1||Zombie Mountain Escape||July 30-Aug 3||9:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$265|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Bird Study||June 25||8:00-12:30||6-11||$35|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Environmental||June 11||8:30-4:00||6-11||$65|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Forestry||July 24||8:30-12:30||6-11||$35|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Insect Study||July 9||8:30-12:30||6-11||$35|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Reptiles/Amphibians||July 23||8:30-12:30||6-11||$35|
Early Drop Off
|For campers attending half or full day camps that begin at 9:00am|
|June 11 - 15||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|June 18 - 22||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|June 25 - 29||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|July 9 - 13||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|July 16 - 20||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|July 23 - 27||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|July 30 - August 3||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|August 6 - 10||M-F||7:30am – 8:30am||All Ages||$40|
|Supervised lunch stay between your morning and afternoon camps – not for full day camps!
Campers must bring their own lunch; no food is provided.
|June 11 - 15||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|June 18 - 22||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|June 25 - 29||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|July 9 - 13||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|July 16 - 20||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|July 23 - 27||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|July 30 - August 3||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
|August 6 - 10||M-F||12 noon – 1:00pm||All Ages||$25|
Can I use my Individual membership for early camp registration and discounts?
You must have a Family or Grandparent Membership to qualify for camp benefits. Individual memberships offer benefits to the individual member only and not family members, and therefore do not apply. Children may not purchase individual memberships, but must be registered as part of a family membership.
When does member registration start?
Member registration opens online only on February 19th at 7:00am. There will be no walk-in registrations that day as the Center will be closed for President’s Day. We will have staff available until 12noon. by phone and e-mail to assist you with your online registration.
What discount do members receive?
Members receive a 10% discount on camps. There are no discounts for lunch bunch or early drop-off.
How will members access the online registration?
Access to member registration has changed! We will no longer send a link to a private registration page. Instead, members must be signed into their accounts in order to access camp registration.
It is very important that members:
1) Have a current membership
2) Be able to sign in to that account on our website.
We strongly encourage you to test your membership log-in before 12noon on Friday, 2/16. We cannot guarantee that any issues not resolved by that time can be addressed in time for you to get the camps you want.
To make sure you can successfully access your member account, click on the link below and follow the instructions: https://54189.blackbaudhosting.com/54189/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=4c0af18a-2803-4419-8dca-a25ee647c115
If you are not signed in to your account or your membership is expired, you will get this error message:
The Sign In option only appears in places where you can put items in your cart. It is in the upper right hand corner of the screen. When you are successfully signed in, you will see your email address and a Log Out option in that corner.
You cannot see our membership expiration date on our website. If you need to know when your membership expires, please contact us at 864.355.8906.
1) Be sure you are signed in to your account. On the upper right hand corner of the screen, you should see your email address. If you don’t see it there, click Sign In and enter your username and password.
2) If your membership is expired. Go to the Membership page, renew your membership and try again. (NOTE: Be sure you are signed in to your current account so that it renews your membership instead of creating a new one.)
If you are signed in and are sure your membership is current, and you are still getting this error message, please contact us as soon as possible.
Audrey Pyle: firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-355-8902
Lisa Phillips: email@example.com or 864-355-8925
PLEASE NOTE: If your membership is current when you test, but expires prior to February 19th, you will not be able to register for camps! Please be sure your membership will be current on February 19th!
Can I still come in and register in person?
The first day of member registration is online only. The Center will be closed that day. We will have staff available by phone and e-mail until 12noon to assist you with online registration questions or issues.
We prefer online registrations but will accept walk-ins at Symmes Hall of Science at the top of the mountain between the hours of 10:00am and 2:15pm. We cannot accept onsite registrations after 2:15pm.
Can I mail in my registration?
If you mail in your registration, you must write a separate check for each camp in which you wish to register. We are unable to process mail-in registrations unless the payment is correct. Separate checks ensure that we can register you for the camps that are available immediately without having to wait for corrected payment. We cannot accept credit card payments on mailed registrations.
Can I call you and pay with my credit card?
No, we cannot accept credit card payments over the phone. For that reason, we do not accept any camp registrations via phone.
When does public registration open?
Public registration will begin on Thursday, February 22nd.
I want to register my child for a camp that is outside his/her completed grade range. How do I do that?
Camp grade levels are determined by more than academic ability and we rarely allow campers to register for camps outside those designed for their current grade level. To request an Age Waiver Form, please contact Lisa Phillips at 864-355-8925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are registered in camps outside their grade levels without prior permission will be removed and refund policy may apply.
What if I need to change the camp(s) I’ve registered for?
We cannot “transfer” registrations from one camp to another. To change camps, you will need to register and pay for the new camp and then request a cancellation for the original camp.
If you have registered for the wrong session of a camp with multiple sessions, please contact us to have your registration moved to the correct session (pending space availability in your requested session).
What if I need to cancel my camp?
- Cancellation requests must be made in writing using the Cancellation/ Session Change Request form found on our website. Email forms to Lisa Phillips at email@example.com.
- Verbal/telephone cancellation requests are not accepted.
- Please do not mail cancellation request forms. Refund policy applies to the date the request is received, not the date mailed. We are not responsible for delivery delays.
- Cancellation requests made 21 days or more prior to camp start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made within 21 days of camp start date.
- Camps may not be rescheduled except within different sessions of the same camp. To change camps, you must register and pay in full for the new camp and then request a cancellation for the original camp.
- For camps paid by cash or check, allow 3 to 4 weeks to receive refunds by check. Credit card refunds are processed within 3 to 5 business days of cancellation request.