Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about our camps? We have answers!
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How do I VIEW the camps offered AND How do I know if camps are full?
Click on the Register button at the top or bottom of the page. This takes you into our Jumbula Registration system. Camps are listed by age group, date and location. The words “wait list” will be displayed if a session is full. Otherwise it is available for you to register.
How do I REGISTER for Terrific Scientific programs?
Click on the Register button at the top or bottom of the page. This takes you into our Jumbula Registration system. Camps are listed by age group, date and location. Select your option. Enter both your information and your child’s information to set up your account and pay for your selection. You will always receive an email confirmation when you register for any of our camps. Be sure to keep the confirmation as it will have our Tax ID number.
What ages/grades do you accept?
Our camps are for ages 5-14. Please check our individual camps for age requirements.
Does my child need to bring anything?
You will need to supply lunch, snacks and water for your child during camp. Unless indicated in the camp description, Terrific Scientific provides all science/technology supplies. You may wish to purchase a t-shirt, but that is optional.
I want to enroll my child, but did not get a flyer. What do I do?
All camps are listed on this website. Please click on the “Register” button at the top or bottom of the page to view our programs. If you have further questions, you can always call 704-774-3116.
What do we mean when we say inquiry-based learning?
Science is, by its nature, inquiry based. Inquiry is an approach to learning that utilizes discovery and scientific thinking processes to explore and learn knowledge and skills. In order to achieve this, facilitators of inquiry based learning must create an environment rich with experiences that allows learners to act on their own curiosity. Youth need experiences that will stimulate their thinking and provoke questions (inquiry). Such experiences will help develop logical thinking abilities.
Is there a theme for each session?
Yes! We offer over 50 different themed camps designed for a variety of age levels!
How many children do you accept in your camp?
Summer camps have a ratio of 9:1 campers per counselor. Each camp may enroll up to 18 campers.
Who are your camp counselors?
Our team of professionals and college counselors from the fields of education, engineering, science, art, psychology and technology, bring a set of unique experiences that will enrich and inspire our young scientists. We perform background checks on all of our staff ages 18 and over.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full refunds will be given through April 1st. A 75% refund will be given between April 2nd and May 31. All registration cancellations will incur a $25 fee to cover our administration and registration fees. No refunds will be made after May 31st. However, you can transfer your registration into any other OPEN camp without charge.
Do you refund for days my child misses due to illness or other appointments/activities?
No, we do not.
Help! I need your Tax ID number!
No problem! You can find it listed on your email confirmation for any camp registrations.