FAQs

What should my child wear and bring to camp each day? 

  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and clothing that allows for active learning
  • Bring lunch and two snacks each day
  • Bring a water bottle

Please remember to label all belongings with the camper’s name. Please keep all entertainment devices at home.

How many children are in each camp age group?
Each age group has a maximum of 24 campers.

Will my child play outside?
We will play on the grassy mall directly in front of Flandrau or in the shade just east of Flandrau's entrance.

Who will be teaching my child?
We are fortunate to be a part of a rigorous academic environment at the University of Arizona. We select and train undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in education or science to serve as counselors as well as employ local teachers. Each group has a lead instructor, a camp counselor, and a junior camp counselor. 

What's the process for dropping off and picking up my child each day?
Drop-off and pick-up for camp sessions will take place in the small parking lot directly north of the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium (Cherry Avenue and Hawthorne Street). To ensure your child’s safety, we ask that you park your vehicle and walk with them to check in each morning. Flandrau will only release campers to authorized persons at pick up. You may authorize up to two people in addition to parents/legal guardians who may pick up your child with the presentation of valid identification.

What should I do if I need to pick up my child early?
Should you need to pick up your child before the end of camp, please notify staff at drop off, if possible, otherwise call the Fusion office and we will bring your child to you when you arrive.

What happens if there are disciplinary issues at camp?
We keep campers thoroughly engaged and rarely experience serious behavioral issues. We will handle discipline issues on a case-by-case basis. Talking with campers is our first response; "think time" is utilized when necessary. We will relay all behavioral issues to parents as they occur and will work in partnership with families to develop effective solutions.

What happens if a child is injured at camp?
Each camper’s Medical Release (completed during registration) authorizes certified camp staff members to administer first aid. In case of emergency, camp staff will obtain care at University of Arizona Medical Center and contact the child's parents.

My child is academically gifted. Can he or she attend a camp listed for older children?
Child development is a major consideration in creating our camp programs. Our camps are designed by a curriculum specialist to provide age-appropriate educational content and social interaction. We have also taken into consideration that many children who attend specialized camps come with great interest and knowledge in specific topics. Given our experiences and our emphasis on age and developmentally-appropriate programs, we do not accept younger children into programs for older students.

My child takes daily medication. Can you help administer it?
The Medicine Administration Consent Form can be completed during camper drop-off and allows you to provide detailed instructions for your child’s medication. Medication that is taken on a regularly scheduled basis will be kept in Flandrau offices and administered by the camp coordinator.  Any medication that is needed if an emergency situation arises, such as an api-pen for an allergic reaction, will be kept with the camp counselors at all times so that it is immediately available.

My child has a learning disability or other special needs. Will he or she be able to participate in the camp program?
We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of each child and are happy to talk with you about your camper’s special needs. We prefer to know about all special circumstances before camp begins to assist with planning and staff training. If your child has medical or special needs, we'd like to talk with you prior to registering your child for camp to ensure that we can properly support them. Please contact the camp director via email at heatherparra@arizona.edu.

How can my camper be added to the Waitlist?

If you would like to be added to the wait list for Winter camp, please send an email to flan-fusioncamp@arizona.edu with the subject line “WAITLIST:__Camp Name__Last Name”.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations prior to December 12: 90% refund

Cancellations December 12-22: 40% refund
Cancellations after December 22: Non-refundable