Underground Explorers Camp
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Kids learn about archeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities in this camp! Discover ancient civilizations and the tools and artifacts that were used in everyday life! Study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils. Each day also includes a make and take-home project, like a fossil reproduction, an amber time capsule, and coins from around the world! 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 & staff. Instruction by: Mad Science. 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, unvaccinated individuals should wear a face covering and stay with their child until they have been tested and approved. The program is conducted from 9:00 a.m. to - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; however, you can begin arriving at 8:45 a.m. to allow time for the health assessment before camp starts. Please be patient as this process will take some time to complete.
Pre-registration online is required.
Sign up for both the Underground Explorers Camp and the Eureka Invention Camp conducted by Mad Science and save $50 off the Eureka Invention Camp. Participants must be picked up in between camps for lunch and leave the building. Cleaning of the building must take place between camps and no supervision will be provided. Contact the Clifton Recreation Department at 973-470-5956 when registering for both camps to receive the discount.
Health & Safety Requirements:
The program begins at 9:00 a.m.; however, you can begin arriving at 8:45 a.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.
Unvaccinated individuals should wear a face-covering as they wait for their child to be tested and approved for admission.
The program ends at 12:00 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.
Unvaccinated individuals should wear a face-covering 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.
Program equipment and supplies will be cleaned daily.
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.