Following state and local guidelines, the Fleet Science Center building will be temporarily closed effective July 7, 2020, until further notice. Summer Camps, Virtual Activities and Craveology will continue to operate.
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Youth Programs Policies and FAQs

At the Fleet Science Center, we love to have hands on experiences for all our students in an environment that is positive, fun and safe. As we continue to follow the recommendations issued by the San Diego County of Health and Human Services to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we have made modifications to our policy and have included an FAQ as it relates to as it relates to Summer Camps during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Refund and Cancellation Policies for our 2020 Summer Camp season:

  • Cancellations or changes made at least 5 business days before the start of the camp will receive a full refund

  • Cancellations or changes made within 5 business days of the camp will receive a refund except for a $15 cancellation fee per camp

  • Camp cancellations and changes will not be honored over the weekends or without talking to Client Services. Client Services can be reached at ClientServices@rhfleet.org.  


Frequently Asked Questions - Onsite Camps

Why are we moving to Full Day only?

For this summer, only Full Day camps (9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.) will be available for purchase. We want to include the same group of children each day, with the same Educators throughout the day in order to limit the variability of individuals going into the classroom.


Will the hours of camp change?

Pick up and drop off hours will be 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. In addition to our standard curbside pick up and drop off procedures, and temperature screening will be required to ensure children and employees with a temperature of 100 degrees or above do not enter the facility.


What happens if I am added to the waitlist for a camp?

If a spot in the camp becomes available you will be contacted by our Client Services team. Once you are contacted by our team you will have 24 hours to respond to continue the registration process. If we do not hear back within the 24 hour window we will contact the next patron on the waitlist. Having your name on the waitlist does not guarantee a spot for Camp. Our Client Services team is available Monday-Friday during regular business hours excluding weekends and holidays.


How are we encouraging social distancing and a safe classroom environment?

All camps will be following the recommendations of the CDC and ACA which include:

  • Classrooms will be limited to 10 students per class in order to ensure space seating to accommodate 6ft of space between students

  • Restrict mixing between groups of students 

  • Limiting nonessential visitors and volunteers

  • Students will be required to wear masks

  • Staff will be required to wear masks during camp hours 

  • Keep each child’s belongings separated from others’ 

  • Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high-touch materials as much as possible

  • Limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between use. 

  • Restrooms and other surfaces children regularly contact shall be sanitized with a disinfectant effective against coronavirus on a regular schedule and between groups occupying a particular area.


Lunch Time Procedures

Lunches will take place inside the classrooms. Our recess time will be supplemented with walks throughout the park.


What is the Fleet doing to reduce the spread of germs?

In order to do so we will be abiding by our consistent procedures recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of colds and flus daily.

  • Ensuring hand washing supplies are well stocked and accessible for camp participants, staff and volunteers

  • Increasing hand sanitizer dispenser stations placed throughout the Fleet Science Center.

  • Making more sanitizing wipes available in the classroom to clean objects and equipment before/after touching.

  • Increasing the frequency of our Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayer to sanitize frequently touched surfaces (exhibitions, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.)

Please click this link to learn more about the Fleet’s efforts regarding the health and safety.


Behavior Expectations

Our classes have been developed to encourage imaginative, creative and energetic exploration. However, appropriate conduct is expected in our classes. Please review the following established classroom rules with your child before camp:

  • Be cooperative. Many of the activities that students participate in will require that they are considerate of their fellow students. Camp classes are a great way to make friends!

  • Be clean. Students will be asked to help us keep our area clean (after we have fun making a mess of course).

  • Be curious and creative. The most important guideline.

  • Students will be expected to follow social distancing procedures

  • All campers are expected to follow the above rules. If any student does not follow the rules, the instructor will respond first by giving a verbal warning, then on a second offense escorting the child out of class to call home.

  • We reserve the right to dismiss children whose behavior disrupts the class environment, especially those who engage in physical aggression or other dangerous behavior or for other violations of policies from the program without refund.


Frequently Asked Questions - Virtual Camps

Can I have multiple students work on the activities?

All kits are packed to provide materials for 1 child however some of the activities may be easily recreated using household materials


Where do I pick up materials?

Curbside pick-up for materials will be available on Mondays at the Fleet Science Center from 9:30-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m. Pick-up will be located at the Business Entrance on the south side of the building, adjacent to the parking lot. To get to the South entrance from Park Boulevard, turn on Space Theater Way and make an immediate right into the parking lot adjacent to the building. The Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

Only the 4 kits of the week will be available at a time.


How do I access digital content for Camps?

All prerecorded content for the Virtual Camps will be accessible through a private Google Drive folder. Only registered participants will have access to this folder during the week they are registered for the session.


How long is digital content available?

Videos will be accessible until the end of the week. Access to content will be restricted by email.


Do I need to supervise my child during virtual camps?

Virtual Camps are not a replacement for parental supervision, and we cannot assume responsibility for your child. We recommend that one responsible member of your household retain a supervisory role during virtual programming to ensure safety, watch your scientist superstar shine, or offer a helping hand for a trickier project.


What platform will be used for the live and online portion of virtual camps?

The Fleet Science Center currently uses Zoom for its virtual programs. Access and additional details specific to the live virtual meeting will be sent to registered families on on the Monday prior to the meeting time.

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