YSI Summer Science Camp 2013 - 3rd or 4th Grade in Fall 2013 (Group C)
YSI is offering a limited selection of our most popular camps this summer. We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible to ensure that you get the camps that you want.
Group C children must be entering 3rd or 4th grade in Fall 2013.
Camp times: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Biology and ecology is as easy as riding a bike! Explore the paved trails in and near Vasona Park and learn about our watershed, local and natural history. Learn riding skills, trail etiquette, safety, bike parts and how to repair a flat tire. Participants must bring their own two-wheel bicycle (no training wheels) and be comfortable riding. YSI cannot provide overnight bike storage.
June 24-28 and July 22-26, Vasona Lake County Park
Learn how police, firefighters, rangers and other law enforcement people use science to solve crimes. Examine evidence under a microscope, use chemistry to identify mysterious substances, and see how they find the facts. Then use your skills to solve a crime.
July 15-19, Vasona Lake County Park and June 24-28, Alum Rock Park
See how fish and other animals that live in water are special. Explore our watershed and examine how its health affects the fish that live here. Take a look at real fish inside and out. Learn how to fish, fishing safety and etiquette, and then go fishing! YSI provides fishing poles.
July 8-12 and July 29-Aug 2, Vasona Lake County Park
Biology will be a blast in this exploration of living things. Search for life both big and small in our creeks, fields, and forests. Find tiny living things in some foods - then eat them! Work with YSI’s animals and learn how to keep them healthy. Grow organisms in jars, pots, and petri dishes. Use the tools of a biologist in experiments, games and hands-on activities.
June 10-14, Vasona Lake County Park and July 15-19, Alum Rock Park
Learn physics while making music, creating and flying airplanes and rockets, and experimenting with magnetism, electricity, and more! Amaze your friends with physics magic tricks.
June 17-21 and Aug 5-9, Vasona Lake County Park and July 8-12, Alum Rock Park
Extended Day Camp:
Extended Day Camp (EDC) is offered at our Vasona Lake County Park location only. There is no EDC at our Alum Rock Park location.
EDC runs from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and is a continuation of the camp day. EDC activities include arts and crafts, story time, indoor and outdoor games and activities, hikes, quiet time, and more!
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
For camp cancellations the following rules apply:
- 100% of camp and extended camp fees, less a $25 administration fee per camp, will be refunded if requested by April 12
- 75% of camp and extended camp fees will be refunded if requested from April 13 to May 10
- No refund (0%) of camp and extended camp fees will be made after May 10
Because YSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all non-refunded camp and extended camp fees (not including administrative fees) are considered a donation as allowed by law. Upon request, a tax donation receipt will be provided.
Enrollment Change Policy:
Any change (cancelling out of one camp and enrolling in another camp) requests must be made at least 30 days before the camp start date, and are subject to availability. There will be a $25 administration fee in addition to the camp fee. Camps and extended camps are not transferable to another person.
Returned checks are subject to a $20 returned check fee.
If minimum camp enrollment is not met two weeks prior to the first day of camp, that camp may be combined with another camp or cancelled. If camps are combined two weeks prior to the first day of camp, no refund will be given. If a camp is cancelled by YSI, a full refund will be issued.
Limited scholarships are available for low income families. To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application Form and send it to YSI's office address listed within the form. Call (408) 827-5507 for more information.
Alum Rock Park Closures:
Alum Rock Park is closed occasionally when the fire danger is high. Camps will be at Penitencia Creek Park on fire closure days.
- All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
- YSI does not sell or exchange mailing lists or contact information.
- YSI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Have a question about YSI Summer Science Camps? Please call (408) 827-5507 or email email@example.com.