Terms and Conditions
This agreement describes the services provided on www.wowsciencecamp.org, the Terms and Conditions regarding the provision of those services, the appropriate use and limitations of those services, and the rights and responsibilities of users.
We ask that you carefully read and agree to these Terms and Conditions before using our site. By using our site, you agree to the Terms and Conditions and any modifications that we make to them in the future. Wow! Science Camp® reserves the right to modify the site, www.wowsciencecamp.org, or these Terms and Conditions without notice.
Wow! Science Camp®, which owns and operates www.wowsciencecamp.org, is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit summer day camp that features fun, participative science experiments and projects, math review and math games, money management skills, etiquette lessons, and weekly field trips. Children ages five to fourteen are eligible to attend. Camp runs for eight weeks, typically from the last week in June to the third week in August. Camp is open every week day, except for the July 4th holiday, from 9 AM to 4 PM, during this eight-week period. Wow! Science Camp® reserves the right to change camp dates and schedule as it deems appropriate. Changes will be posted on www.wowsciencecamp.org
The following are the goals of Wow! Science Camp®:
The following are the activities that occur at Wow! Science Camp®:
The following requirements allow us to run a successful camp each season:
Registration and enrollment: Registration is the first step in signing a child up for Wow! Science Camp®. You may register online or request that a copy be mailed or e-mailed to you. If you register online, you will receive a link to the Enrollment Form. Enrollment is the second and final step in signing a child up for Wow! Science Camp®. If you mail, e-mail, or fax your registration to us, we will send you the enrollment form based on your preference on the registration form. The enrollment form can be completed online, e-mailed, or faxed back to you. Please note that registration and enrollment must be completed and submitted by June 15, 2011 for your child to attend camp.
Drop-off: Camp opens at 8:00 AM every morning. Parents/guardians should drop off their children on time. Timely drop-offs allow campers to fully participate in the first lesson or activity of the day.
Pickup: Parents/guardians should pick up their children in a timely manner (within thirty minutes of end of day). Pickup must be by a parent or legal guardian. Authorization to release campers to another individual must be designated in writing. Authorization form is included in the enrollment packet. At the end of each camp day, parents must come inside the building to sign out campers, pick up any informative memo, and speak to a counselor or camp director if necessary.
Early drop-off and late pickup: Parents/guardians can drop off campers as early as 7:00 AM. There is a $5 surcharge for every thirty minutes of early drop-off. The latest a camper can be picked up is 6:00 PM. There is an additional $5 surcharge for every thirty minutes of late pickup. These surcharges are to cover the additional cost of having staff start earlier than their normal schedule or work later than originally scheduled. Parents who anticipate early drop-offs and late pickups should check the appropriate box on the enrollment form.
Pick-up authorization: Only adults whose names are on our records are eligible to pick up a child from camp.
Food: Except for the Glassboro camp location--Rowan University, which requires that lunch be purchased on-site, parents must send their children with lunch, snacks, and a water bottle daily. Camp does not provide lunch.
Camp T-shirts: Campers will be given one camp T-shirt. Campers must wear their T-shirts for every field trip. Additional shirts can be purchased from the Camp Store.
Clothing: Campers are required to wear comfortable clothing and shoes (sneakers, please). Sandals with heels and flip-flops are not recommended for camp.
Parent/guardian input: We are open to suggestions, commendations, concerns, or complaints from families. Please speak directly with the camp director. You may also speak with your child’s counselor at an appropriate time. Please be aware that counselors and their assistants are instructed to focus on the care, safety, and well-being of the campers at all times. As a result camp staff may be too busy with the children to speak to parents during camp hours.
Wow! Science Camp® does not make a profit from tuition. Camp tuition is set to cover the costs of running the camp. These costs include: science equipment and supplies, space, adult supervision, instruction, curriculum materials, camp T-shirt, recreational activities, and field trips.
There are several ways to qualify for tuition reduction. Only one discount type applies per family.
Sibling credit: There is a 5% credit for the second sibling and 10% for each of the third and fourth siblings.
Referral discount: There is a 10% discount when an enrolled family refers another family. The referred family must complete at least two weeks of camp for the referral discount to apply. Discount is issued after the completion of two weeks of camp by the referred family.
Sponsorship discount: Wow! Science Camp® is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This means individuals and corporate entities can make monetary, property, or other gift donations and get a tax write-off. They can sponsor a child or a number of children.
Sponsorship discounts apply to monetary donations only. Receive up to 20% discount of the amount of a cash donation by your referred donor. Sponsorship discounts cannot exceed 50% of tuition. Let’s say your tuition is $1,000. If your referred donor gives a cash gift of $2,000, you will receive a 20% discount ($200) on your tuition. Your tuition will therefore be reduced to $800. Sponsorship discount cannot exceed 50% of tuition. So if your donor gave a cash gift of $5,000, though 20% of $5,000 is $1,000, you would only receive $500 off your tuition. You would be responsible for the remaining $500.
Financial aid: Wow! Science Camp® is a nonprofit organization that seeks assistance from donors to fulfill its mission. All cash gifts are applied directly to the cost of running the camp. This means that cash donations allow us to offer cash credits (reduced tuition) based on interest in our program and financial need. We will advise families through our website or by email if financial aid is available. Please visit our website often for updates.
Note that discounts and credits cannot be combined.
RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY WOW! SCIENCE CAMP® ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. WOW! SCIENCE CAMP® MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE MISSION, GOALS, AND ACTIVITIES IDENTIFIED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR ANY WHERE ELSE ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT GUARANTEED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
I HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE WOW! SCIENCE CAMP®, ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, FACILITY PROVIDERS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR ILLNESS INCURRED WHILE AT CAMP, ENROUTE A CAMP FIELD TRIP, OR AT A FIELD TRIP DESTINATION. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS RISK OF INJURY TO THE PARTICIPANT AS A RESULT OF CAMP ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS, AND I KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF SUCH INJURY TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW. HOWEVER, TO THE EXTENT THIS RELEASE CONFLICTS WITH STATE LAW GOVERNING RELEASES, THIS RELEASE IS TO BE GIVEN THE FULLEST FORCE AND EFFECT PERMITTED UNDER STATE LAW. IF THIS RELEASE IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE GOVERNING STATE OR JURISDICTION, THEN THE PORTION OF THE RELEASE THAT IS INVALID SHALL BE STRICKEN FROM THIS TERMS OF SERVICE, BUT ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
STATEMENT OF CONSENT
As parent or guardian of a child (daughter/son/ward) attending Wow! Science Camp®, I voluntarily give the following permissions/consents:
Camp activities: I hereby give permission to my child to participate in all camp activities as determined by camp administration. I certify that my child (son/daughter/ward) is in good health and able to participate in camp activities.
Photography and audiovisual release: I hereby give permission for photographs and videos to be taken of my child, and Wow! Science Camp® has the right to utilize them for educational and promotional purposes. My child’s static, digital or other photo or image, audio recording, and video images may be used in camp publications such as brochures, other print media, and electronic, video, website, billboard, display and other materials. I agree that all such publications are the sole property of Wow! Science Camp®. (Children will not be identified by name.)
Disciplinary action: My child(ren) and I agree to read the Camper Responsibility and Code of Conduct policy and abide by stipulated rules and consequences. The Wow! Science Camp® staff reserve the right to move a child to another camp section or dismiss a child from a camp session or, depending on severity of violation, from the entire summer camp, without refund, for incidents of disruptive, harmful or risky behavior.
Cancellation policy: I agree to pay a nonrefundable registration fee of $50 to hold a spot in the camp. Camp tuition is fully refundable until June 15, 2011. Between June 15 and June 24, 50% of paid fees will be refunded. No refunds will be issued once camp begins.
Provision of healthcare: I give permission to Wow! Science Camp® to provide routine healthcare, administer prescribed medications, and seek emergency medical treatment. I authorize the camp staff to attend to health problems or injuries my child may incur while attending camp. I further give permission to the healthcare professional selected by Wow! Science Camp® to secure and administer treatment including emergency medical or surgical treatment and hospitalization, if necessary. I give permission to Wow! Science Camp® to arrange necessary related emergency transportation for my child. I agree to be financially responsible for any medical attention needed during the session or resulting from any injury received. I shall provide the sole insurance coverage for any medical treatment.
Medical and other records: I agree to release any records necessary for insurance purposes, with the understanding that every attempt will be made to contact me (parent/guardian), or my emergency contact(s), before taking this action.
Health information: Wow! Science Camp® cares about the health and wellbeing of all staff, campers, and visitors. Upon registration, I agree to submit information to Wow! Science Camp® about my child(daughter/son/ward)’s health including allergies, illnesses, medications, dietary restrictions, immunizations, emergency contact information, gender and date of birth. Wow! Science Camp® asks for the Primary Contact Person in case of emergency (in addition to a Secondary Contact Person) and information concerning these parties—such as name of contacts, phone numbers, email, and address. This information is to be filled out by the Parent/Guardian.
ALLERGIES/DRUG REACTIONS and Management of Reactions including PEANUTS: I agree to chronicle any known allergies my child has where indicated on the enrollment form. I agree to provide my child’s immunization record.
I understand that if my child is taking medications, all medications must be brought to camp in the original container. The original container must identify (in English) the prescribing physician (if a prescription drug), the name of the medication, the dosage and the frequency of administration.
I understand that it is the responsibility of all Parents/Guardians to retrieve their child’s medication(s) from the camp staff at the end of the session. If medications are not picked up within seven days, all medication(s) that are still left behind after that grace period will be disposed of at the end of each week of camp. Should Wow! Science Camp® dispose of any medication pursuant to this policy, Wow! Science Camp® shall not be responsible for any damages or liabilities related in any way to such medication, including, but not limited to replacement cost of the medication and any damages resulting from camper’s failure to administer such medication.
If my child has dietary restrictions, I agree to inform Wow! Science Camp®.
Field trips: I give Wow! Science Camp® staff members permission to take my child on field trips. Our field trip destinations include Liberty Science Center, NJ; Insectropolis, NJ; The Statue of Liberty, NY; The Crayola® Factory, Easton, PA; Hershey® Factory, PA; The Planetarium, NJ; The Crayola Factory (Easton, PA), etc. I understand that Wow! Science Camp® reserves the right to change field trip destinations and schedules.
Lost, stolen or damaged property. I am responsible for personal belonging or property damage incurred by my child while at camp. The camp is not responsible for personal belongings lost or damaged by casualty, theft, etc.
Wow! Science Camp® makes efforts to use safe materials and chemical components for its projects and experiments. We take steps to ensure the safety of our staff and campers. HOWEVER, SCIENTIFIC, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS AND PROJECTS, AND PHYSICAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SPORTS, OUTDOOR, AND OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, WHICH CAMPERS MAY ENGAGE IN DURING BREAKS OR ON FIELD TRIPS, CONTAIN INHERENT RISKS. I ASSUME ALL RISKS AND UNDERSTAND THAT WOW! SCIENCE CAMP®, ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, FACILITY PROVIDERS, AND EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH SCIENTIFIC, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS AND PROJECTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BASED ON NEGLIGENCE. I UNDERSTAND THAT I MUST REPORT ANY AND ALL INJURIES IMMEDIATELY TO THE CAMP DIRECTOR. TO THE EXTENT THIS RELEASE CONFLICTS WITH STATE LAW GOVERNING RELEASES, THIS RELEASE IS TO BE GIVEN THE FULLEST FORCE AND EFFECT PERMITTED UNDER STATE LAW.
I understand that Wow! Science Camp® reserves the right to cancel a session. If a session/location is cancelled, I understand that I may enroll my child in another session/location. If one is not available in the local vicinity for the same dates, a refund will be issued for all monies paid to Wow! Science Camp® for the cancelled session. I understand that if Wow! Science Camp® is forced to close a session based on a recommendation by the local Health Services Department (e.g., in the case of pandemic flu, etc.) or due to other acts of nature, no refunds will be issued. The tuition paid for the cancelled session can be applied to a camp voucher that can be used for a future camp week during that same season (as space permits) or will be carried over to the next season.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Wow! Science Camp is committed to a code of conduct and discipline policy that creates a safe and orderly environment that will enable campers to learn and play together. This policy serves as a guide for campers, camp staff, and parents/guardians to sustain and promote positive, responsible behavior. All staff is trained on the Camper Responsibility, Code of Conduct, and Discipline Policy.
Camper shall abide by the following guidelines:
1. Demonstrate a positive attitude: Camper shall be polite, cooperative, respect the rights and feelings of others, behave in a manner that does not disrupt others, treat others with courtesy and respect (i.e., put oneself in the place of the other person, whether that person is another camper, counselor, activity assistant, aide, camp director, custodian, volunteer, parent/guardian, community person, or any other person on campus, in a camp vehicle, on a field trip or at other camp related locations).
2. Exercise self-control: Camper shall use courteous language, resolve conflict in an orderly manner (or by following the instructions of a camp staff), be appropriately dressed and groomed.
3. Take responsibility for camp property and follow camp instructions: Camper shall respect the building, grounds, and property; follow the camp game, play, travel, and learning procedures; listen carefully to instructions, attend all activities regularly and on time; participate in all activities as instructed.
4. Prohibition of bullying, taunting and other types of harassment: Camper shall NOT bully, taunt, or otherwise harass other campers, counselor, activity assistant, aide, camp director, volunteer, visitors or other persons present at the camp site, on camp field trips, and at other activities related to or conducted by the camp. Campers and parents/guardians acknowledge that three or more incidents of bullying, taunting, or other harassing behavior may result in dismissal from the camp.
5. Proper behavior: Campers shall conform to standards of socially acceptable behavior, abide by Wow! Science Camp®’s policies, and obey all relevant laws regarding, among other things, following instructions, dress code, possession of electronic devices, controlled substances, and weapons. Controlled substances, weapons (e.g., knives, guns) are strictly prohibited at Wow! Science Camp® grounds. In accordance with New Jersey state statute, infractions involving the use, possession, and distribution of prescribed or controlled dangerous substances, weapons and/or any other criminal violation of state statute shall be immediately reported to the local law enforcement agency by the staff member who observed the infraction. Campers who violate this policy will be dismissed from the camp for the season and no refund will be issued.
1. Verbal warning. If a camper fails to comply with instructions on camp rules, the instructor will restate the rules and re-clarify the expectations. A cool-down period may be offered at the General Counselor’s discretion. If a second warning is required, parents will be notified (at pick-up time, in writing or by phone) of the incident.
2. Time Out. If the camper continues to not follow rules, she/he will be removed from the other campers and must speak with the Camp Director (who will restate the rule and re-clarify the expectations). Parents will be notified of the incident (at pick-up, in writing or by phone).
3. Parent Involvement. Continued incidents will warrant sending the child to the Camp Director/Administrator to call their parent/guardian to explain and discuss the situation. If the issue is resolved and an agreement reached by all three parties the child will be allowed to rejoin the group. If the issue is not resolved the parent/guardian will be asked to pick-up their child.
4. Removal from camp. Any further rule breaking will cause the parent/guardian to be contacted and asked to pick their child up. The child will not be permitted to return to camp for the remainder of the camp period and a refund will not be given.
5. Prohibition of threat, fighting, and all types of violent behavior. Threats, verbal, and physical abuse are strictly prohibited. Failure to abide by this policy shall result in discipline up to and including dismissal from the camp and filing of a report with appropriate authority.
Wow! Science Camp® offers eight field trips throughout the eight weeks of camp. A field trip will be taken each week of camp. Field trip destinations were carefully selected to reinforce science lessons. The characteristics of plants, animals, natural habitats, artifacts, and geographies of the destinations will be examined. Campers will learn through observation and teaching by the counselors/chaperones. Lessons on field trips will be taught in fun, interactive ways.
Supervision: To ensure the safety of campers during regular camp days and field trips, camp staff will accompany campers to all activities.
Trip change or cancellation: Wow! Science Camp® may add or remove field trips due to cancellations or other circumstances beyond our control. Signs will be posted and notes sent home with campers to keep parents informed on field trip schedules and changes. An alternate trip will be arranged to make up for a cancelled trip. Wow! Science Camp® reserves the right to change trip destinations without notice.
T-Shirts: Each child must wear a Wow! Science Camp® shirt on field trip days. One complimentary T-shirt is included with camp enrollment fee. Should a parent wish to purchase more shirts, the regular cost of the shirt is $10. Please write your child’s name on the neck of the shirt, or inside the back collar. The uniformity of the shirts and the Wow! Science Camp® logo on them are a part of our trip safety and security policy. Your child must therefore wear a Wow! Science Camp® shirt on the day of the field trip to go on the trip.
Lunch: Except for the Glassboro camp location--Rowan University, which requires that lunch be purchased on-site, all campers must bring their own lunch in a lunch bag. Healthy snack bars and bottled water will be provided as back up on field trips. Camp staff will review each camper’s health information to identify any food allergies and ensure that campers do not come in contact with food to which they are allergic.
Toys and electronics: Parents/guardians should not send toys, games, or electronic devices with their child to Wow! Science Camp®. We are not responsible for any lost or broken toys, games or electronic devices (including laptops, Netbooks, iPads, iPods, cell phones, smart phones, cameras, camcorders, gaming devices, etc.) that have been brought to our camp ground or on a field trip.
Behavior: We will constantly reinforce our Camper Responsibility, Code of Conduct, and Discipline Policy and the consequences for all acts that violate the policy. The following inappropriate behavior will result in loss of field trips: fighting, cursing, bullying, seat belt rule violations, inappropriate pranks, misbehavior on the bus, and being disrespectful. If your child loses the privilege of a field trip, he/she cannot attend the next scheduled field trip. Repeated incidences may result in loss of all field trip privileges or disenrollment.
Parent/Guardian participation: Parents/Guardians are always welcome to accompany Wow! Science Camp® staff and campers on any field trip. Parents/guardians are responsible for any fees, including cost of admission tickets, that they may incur on any trip for which they volunteer to serve as a chaperone.
Transportation: Wow! Science Camp® shall ensure that transportation for campers on all trips conforms to the requirements of Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations, N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et. seq., and Motor Vehicle Commission rules promulgated thereunder at N.J.A.C. 13:21.
Camp Director shall ensure that:
Trip safety and security: The following rules enable us to ensure a safe, secure, and fun camping experience for all of our campers:
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THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH MAY BE ENFORCED BY BOTH PARTIES.
Arbitration in lieu of litigation: I agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, my child’s participation at Wow! Science Camp®, or otherwise arising between the parties, including, without limitation, any child’s statutorily created or protected rights, as permitted by applicable state or federal laws, shall be settled by arbitration in the state of New Jersey, in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to recover expenses including costs and reasonable attorney’s fees associated therewith. Should any part of this contract be found invalid or not enforceable by a court of law, then the remaining portion shall continue to be valid and in force.
Clients and visitors to this site agree that these Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of the United States and the state of New Jersey, including conflict of law provisions. Jurisdiction and venue for any litigation to be enforced or interpreted in relation to Terms and Conditions shall be in the courts of the state of New Jersey.