2019 Summer Exploration Camps
Welcome to 2019 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 24-28||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$125|
|FULL||S1||Octonaut's Ocean||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$125|
|FULL||S1||The World Around Us||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$125|
|FULL||S1||Very Hungry Caterpillar||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||K4-K5||$125|
|Completed Grades K5-1|
|FULL||S1||Art of Science||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|S2||Art of Science||June 17-21||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S3||Art of Science||June 24-28||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Circus Science||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Coding Trailblazers||July 8-12||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|S2||Coding Trailblazers||July 8-12||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S3||Coding Trailblazers||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Crafty Creators||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|S2||Crafty Creators||July 15-19||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Farm Animals & Garden Fun||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Jungle Tales||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S2||Jungle Tales||July 29-Aug 2||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Kitchen Chemistry||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Mini Makers||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Mini Meteorologist||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|FULL||S1||Snow Much Fun||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||K5-1||$125|
|S2||Snow Much Fun||July 15-19||1:00-4:00||K5-1||$125|
|Completed Grades 1-2|
|FULL||S1||Animal Detectives||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S2||Animal Detectives||Aug 12-16||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S1||Animal Habitats||Aug 5-9||9:00-4:00||1-2||$285|
|S1||Beginner Robotics||June 10-14||1:00-4:00||1-2||$125|
|S2||Beginner Robotics||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S3||Beginner Robotics||June 24-28||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S4||Beginner Robotics||July 8-12||1:00-4:00||1-2||$125|
|S5||Beginner Robotics||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S6||Beginner Robotics||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S1||Fairy Gardens||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S1||Jurassic Giants||July 15-19||9:00-4:00||1-2||$275|
|S1||Little House on the Farm I||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S1||Move and Groove||July 8-12||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S2||Move and Groove||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|S1||Pirates & Buccaneers||July 22-26||1:00-4:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S1||Pop Bang Sputter||June 10-14||9:00-4:00||1-2||$275|
|FULL||S1||Silly Slime||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||1-2||$125|
|FULL||S1||Solar System Explorers||June 24-28||9:00-4:00||1-2||$275|
|FULL||S1||Young Engineers Academy||June 17-21||9:00-4:00||1-2||$275|
|Completed Grades 2-3|
|S1||Animals Around the World||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Around the World in a Week||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Art in the Field||June 24-28||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|S1||Down on the Farm||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Fast Pass to Roper Mountain||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|S2||Fast Pass to Roper Mountain||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Lego Design Engineer||July 8-12||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S2||Lego Design Engineer||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S3||Lego Design Engineer||July 29-Aug 2||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Let's Go Gaming!||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Little House on the Farm II||July 22-26||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Magic Tree House Adventure||July 15-19||9:00-4:00||2-3||$275|
|FULL||S1||MiniBot University||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||2-3||$170|
|FULL||S2||MiniBot University||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||2-3||$170|
|S1||Padawan Academy||July 8-12||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|S2||Padawan Academy||July 8-12||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|S1||Rainforest Rangers||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S1||Robotix Challenge||Aug 5-9||9:00-4:00||2-3||$275|
|FULL||S1||Ultimate Lego Builds and Bots||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||2-3||$125|
|S2||Ultimate Lego Builds and Bots||June 17-21||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|S3||Ultimate Lego Builds and Bots||June 24-28||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|FULL||S4||Ultimate Lego Builds and Bots||July 15-19||1:00-4:00||2-3||$125|
|Completed Grades 3-4|
|FULL||S1||Acting Up! Vacation on Mars||July 22-26||9:00-4:00||3-4||$275|
|FULL||S1||Build and Destroy||Aug 5-9||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|S1||Junior Naturalist||July 15-19||9:00-4:00||3-4||$295|
|FULL||S1||Junior Web Designers||June 24-28||9:00-4:00||3-4||$275|
|FULL||S1||Machine Mania||June 24-28||1:00-4:00||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S2||Machine Mania||July 15-19||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S1||Marine Explorers I||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S2||Marine Explorers I||Aug 5-9||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|S1||Sci Girls||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S1||Space Adventurers||July 8-12||9:00-12||3-4||$125|
|FULL||S1||Young Scientist||June 17-21||9:00-4:00||3-4||$275|
|Completed Grades 3-5|
|S4||Bloxels||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12||3-5||$125|
|S1||Creative Writing through Science||June 10-14||9:00-12||3-5||$125|
|FULL||S1||Culinary Kids||July 15-19||9:00-12||3-5||$160|
|FULL||S2||Culinary Kids||July 22-26||9:00-12||3-5||$160|
|FULL||S1||Junior Master Gardener||July 22-26||9:00-4:00||3-5||$180|
|FULL||S2||Junior Master Gardener||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-4:00||3-5||$180|
|FULL||S1||Sketch, Carve, Create||July 22-26||9:00-12||3-5||$125|
|S2||Sketch, Carve, Create||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12||3-5||$125|
|FULL||S1||You've Been Slimed||June 24-28||9:00-12||3-5||$125|
|Completed Grades 4-5|
|FULL||S1||Castles & Catapults||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||4-5||$125|
|FULL||S1||Disaster Engineering||July 22-26||9:00-4:00||4-5||$275|
|FULL||S1||How & Why of CSI||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||4-5||$135|
|S1||Mysteries of Ancient Egypt||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||4-5||$135|
|S2||Mythtopia||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||4-5||$125|
|S1||Pioneer Apprentice||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||4-5||$125|
|S1||Robot Builder Boot Camp||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||4-5||$125|
|S1||Web Architects||July 15-19||9:00-4:00||4-5||$275|
|Completed Grades 4-6|
|FULL||S1||Harry Potter Science||Aug 5-9||9:00-4:00||4-6||$275|
|S1||Kids Yoga TADAsana!||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||4-6||$125|
|S1||Native American Explorations||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||4-6||$135|
|S1||Robot Academy||June 10-14||9:00-12:00||4-6||$125|
|S2||Robot Academy||June 10-14||1:00-4:00||4-6||$125|
|S1||Search for ET||June 24-28||9:00-4:00||4-6||$275|
|FULL||S1||Wilderness Explorations||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||4-6||$125|
|FULL||S1||Young Chefs Academy||July 22-26||1:00-4:00||4-6||$160|
|Completed Grades 5-7|
|FULL||S1||Digital Design and Create||June 24-28||1:00-4:00||5-7||$125|
|FULL||S1||Digital Movie Making||July 15-19||9:00-4:00||5-7||$275|
|FULL||S2||Digital Movie Making||July 22-26||9:00-4:00||5-7||$275|
|S1||Early American Farm Life||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||House Rules - Tabletop Game Design||July 8-12||9:00-4:00||5-7||$275|
|FULL||S1||M.a.D. Lab - Designer||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||M.a.D. Lab - Future World||June 24-28||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||M.a.D. Lab - Mars Challenge||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|FULL||S1||M.a.D. Lab - Theme Park||July 8-12||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|FULL||S1||Master Web Builders||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||Mission to Mars||July 22-26||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S2||Mission to Mars||July 22-26||1:00-4:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||Nature by Design||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||Ordinary to Extraordinary: Art of Recycling||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S1||Robot Inventor||June 24-28||9:00-12:00||5-7||$125|
|S2||Robot Inventor||June 24-28||1:00-4:00||5-7||$125|
|FULL||S1||Survivor Training Grounds||June 10-14||9:00-4:00||5-7||$275|
|S1||Upstate Ecology Field Studies||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-4:00||5-7||$310|
|S1||Advanced Digital Movie Making||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$275|
|S1||Advanced Rocketry||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$170|
|FULL||S1||Creative Carpentry||July 15-19||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$135|
|S2||Creative Carpentry||July 15-19||1:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$135|
|FULL||S1||Drone Tech Flight School||June 17-21||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$150|
|FULL||S2||Drone Tech Flight School||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$150|
|S1||Electronics Studio||Aug 5-9||9:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$275|
|S1||Just Plane Fun||July 8-12||12:30-4:00||Ages 12+||$220|
|S1||Laugh Factory||July 29-Aug 2||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$125|
|S1||VEX Robotics Beginner||June 17-21||1:00-4:00||Ages 12+||$125|
|S1||Zombie Mountain Escape||Aug 5-9||9:00-12:00||Ages 12+||$125|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Bird Study||June 24||8:00-12:30||6-11||$45|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Environmental||June 17||8:30-4:00||6-11||$75|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Forestry||July 31||8:30-12:30||6-11||$45|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Insect Study||July 30||8:30-12:30||6-11||$45|
|S1||Boy Scout Merit Badge - Reptiles/Amphibians||July 29||8:30-12:30||6-11||$45|
Early Drop Off
|For campers attending half or full day camps that begin at 9:00am|
|June 10 - 14||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|June 17 - 21||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|June 24 - 28||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|July 8 - 12||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|July 15 - 19||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|July 22 - 26||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|July 29 - August 2||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|August 5 - 9||M-F||7:30–8:30||All Ages||$45|
|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 10 - 14||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|June 17 - 21||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|June 24 - 28||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|July 8 - 12||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|July 15 - 19||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|July 22 - 26||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
|July 29 - August 2||M-F||12:00–1:00||All Ages||$30|
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 18th 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 11:00am 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?
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, 2/15. 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: http://54189.blackbaudhosting.com/54189/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=049285b7-73f1-4f8f-8f5d-d1a24f697fe1
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 18th, you will not be able to register for camps! Please be sure your membership will be current on February 18th!
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 11:00am 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 Wednesday, February 20th.
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 by email to Lisa Phillips at email@example.com.
Please include: Child's name, camp you wish to cancel, and reason for cancellation.
- Verbal/telephone cancellation requests are not accepted. All requests must be made in writing.
- Please do not mail cancellation requests. 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.