Outer Space & Physics Fun Camp
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Come join an exciting world of space exploration as you build and take home your very own Solar System Kit! Each young astronomer will paint and watch their very own Solar System come to life as the planets orbit around the solar-paneled sun that drives a motor so the planets actually move. Learn all about the stars and constellations as you build and take home a mini Star Dome! Check out our real meteorite fragment samples! Take part in other exciting activities involving physics, air pressure, and density. See how many cups you can knock down using an Air Zooka! Build and take home a mini mighty missile launcher and watch it travel as much as ten feet high! You will also witness some really neat demonstrations from your instructor. Watch as an egg is magically sucked into a bottle! Behold our zero gravity device, pumice rock, tornado in a bottle, and much more in this exciting workshop! Due to COVID-19 guidelines, participants are required to bring enough water bottles to last each camp day. Feel free to send your child with their own hand sanitizer. Face Coverings are required for participants. Instruction by: Minds in Motion. Limit is 10 per camp.
Participants will be required to have a daily temperature check and health assessment upon arrival at the camp program before your child is allowed to participate. When dropping off, parents must wear a face covering, Maintain social distancing, and stay with their child until they have been tested and approved. The program is conducted from 1:00 p.m. to - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; however, you can begin arriving at 12:45 a.m. to allow time for the health assessment before camp starts. Please be patient as this process will take some time to complete.
Outer Space and Physics Fun camp is open to Clifton Residents ONLY. Unfortunately, due to state re-opening guidelines as a result of COVID-19, non-residents will not be eligible to register for 2020. Pre-registration online is required. In-person registration is not permitted at this time due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Sign up for both the Titan Tank Technology Camp and the Outer Space & Physics Fun Camp conducted by Minds in Motion and save $10 off each camp, the Titan Tank Technology Camp and the Outer Space & Physics Fun Adventures Camp. Contact the Clifton Recreation Department at 973-470-5956 when registering for both camps to receive the discount. Please note: Participants must be picked up during the lunch break between the two camps from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Cleaning will be taking place between camps. There will be no supervision on site.
Health & Safety Requirements:
The program begins at 1:00 p.m.; however, you can begin arriving at 12:45 p.m. This will allow time for the required daily temperature check and health assessment that must be conducted before your child is allowed to participate in the program.
Each day your child will be asked a series of 4 health assessment questions and temperature taken daily. Any child that fails the pre-admission screening will not be able to participate in the program. Please be patient when dropping off your child as this may take some time and can only be done one at a time. If your child walks or rides a bike to the program and does not pass the pre-assessment requirements, parents will be contacted to come and pick their child up immediately.
Parents must wear a face-covering and social distance as they wait for their child to be tested and approved for admission.
The program ends at 4:00 p.m. (there is no after care provided). Please make sure you are there by dismissal time.
Please notify the camp staff if your child will be going home with someone other than yourself.
Parents must wear a face-covering and social distance when picking up their child from the program.
Please keep your child home if they have any viral symptoms or your child has been exposed to the virus - self isolate.
In the event that the camp program is closed due to a health emergency, participant will receive a partial refund for the days the program is required to be closed.
No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, or hugging is permitted.
There is no sharing of equipment unless activity requires. Program equipment and supplies will be cleaned daily.
All activities will be socially distanced as best as possible. Some activities will be revised or modified to meet these criteria. This includes both active and passive activities.
Face-coverings will be required by participants and staff, until health restrictions are revised.
Hand washing / hand sanitizing will take place frequently throughout the day. Feel free to send your child to the program with hand sanitizer and/or wipes as extra precaution. Hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol.
Only 1 participant will be allowed in the restrooms at a time.
Respiratory etiquette for coughing, sneezing and nose blowing will be encouraged at all times. Practice and encourage these health guidelines at home so that your child becomes accustomed to these procedures.
No outside visitors will be allowed at the program other than Clifton Recreation Department Camp Staff, City Hall Staff and Health Department Staff. Participants will not mix with other groups during the day.
Be sure to thoroughly wash hands, for at least 20 seconds, when you return home.
The Recreation Department will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects throughout the day.