Explore Camps FAQ

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Q: Is this an overnight camp at the Creation Museum?
A: No. Explore Camp is a day camp that runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. most days. Housing is not available on-site at the attraction. You can view area housing options.

Q: Does Explore Camp registration include entrance to the Creation Museum?
A: No. Explore Camp registration does not include admission to the Creation Museum. You may purchase tickets online or on the day of the event at the ticketing booth.

Q: Can I observe camp while my child is attending?
A: Due to the popularity of the program and classroom size at the Creation Museum, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate observers.

Q: Can my child walk from the parking lot to the museum by themselves?
A: No. An adult is required to accompany all Explore campers to the classroom, sign them in, and sign them out at the end of the day.

Q: We traveled from out of town for our child to attend Explore Camp. What can I do during the day while my child is in camp?
A: Many people enjoy touring the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter and visiting other attractions in the area.

Q: What is the camp cancellation policy?
A: Cancellations requested more than six weeks before the camp date will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee per camper. We are unable to refund registrations less than six weeks before the date of the camp for which you are registered. To cancel your registration, please contact us.

Q: Registration on the website is closed. Can you put me on the waiting list? Will you open additional seats for a sold-out Explore Camp?
A: As we receive so few cancellations, we have not found a need to create a waiting list. Due to classroom size, we are unable to open additional seats for Explore Camp.

Q: Is lunch provided with Explore Camp at the Creation Museum?
A: No. However, you can purchase a meal plan for the entire week as part of the registration process. We are currently unable to provide lunches for only part of the week. If you do not purchase the meal plan during the initial registration, you will need to pack a lunch for your child each day. Note that the option to purchase the meal plan is only available during initial registration.

Q: How is Explore Camp structured?
A: Each day is topic specific and consists of four interactive sessions and a lunch break. Each session includes a hands-on lab, project, activity, or scavenger hunt to assist the children in applying or reviewing what they have learned. Children will be assigned a team for the week with at least one leader per group to assist and guide them throughout their activities.

Q: Explore Camp encompasses a wide range of ages (11-18). How do you challenge the older students while keeping the younger students engaged?
A: All students receive the same instruction but are given varying degrees of assistance during the hands-on portions of the day. Older students are often given an additional challenge or are encouraged to take the assignment to the next level.

Q: How are the children grouped during Explore Camp? Can my children who are different ages stay together?
A: Children are all in the same classroom and grouped in teams by age, which allows us to academically challenge each group appropriately. However, there is often some overlap. While we cannot guarantee they will be together, we do our best to accommodate the request. In situations where there is a large age gap, the older child will be grouped with the younger child.

Q: My child has attended multiple Explore Days during the school year. Will he receive new information during camp?
A: Yes. While there will be similarities in content from year to year for repeating topics, Explore Camp curriculums are on a 4-year rotation, giving students a look at a different facet of that year’s topics.