Kids Camp FAQs

FAQ’s for
Kids Camps

Kids Camp is for children independent of their parents. Kids Camp provides a safe and fun social setting where children can focus on making child and animal friends during Kids break.

Each camp is led by a trained instructor along with trained assistants. The maximum class size is 12 children. Each class includes crafts, games, activities, and tours—all focused around the theme of the day.

If you must cancel your registration for any reason, please notify the Museum as soon as possible. If you cancel, more than three weeks out, you will receive a 75% refund. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations made two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the first day of camp will not be refunded. Be aware that refunds will not be given for partial or unattended days. There will be a $25 cancellation fee per camp.

You MUST provide your child with a sack lunch and two snacks every day. Throughout the day we make frequent stops at drinking fountains to keep the campers properly hydrated, but you are welcome to send along water bottles.

Please be aware that many class activities will occur outdoors and/or include potentially messy elements, so proper clothing is required. All campers must wear closed-toed shoes for their safety.

Kids Camp sign-in will occur 8:45-9:00 am every day in Classroom A (9-10 year olds), Classroom B (7-8 year olds) and Classroom C (5-6 year olds). Campers can be picked up at 3:00 pm in the Meadow, or in the classroom(s) in which they were dropped off in inclement weather. The people you have authorized to pick up your child will be asked to show a photo ID upon pick-up EACH DAY and will be required to sign them out. For safety reasons we will not release a child to anyone other than the person(s) you designate. If, on any day during Kids Camp, you need to drop your camper off late or pick your camper up early, please notify Carolyn at (541) 382-4754 ext. 255 or contact us.

Late Pick- Up Fee: After 5:15 pm, there will be a late pick-up fee of $20 for each additional 15 minutes of care needed.

Our bathroom break policy is to guide the children to the bathrooms, open the bathroom door, and wait outside, continuing vocal contact with the children. We cannot empty out the bathrooms for our groups, because these are public facilities, but we do maintain a safe environment for campers.

Kids Camps are for children only. If you would like to visit the Museum while your child is at Camp, you may do so during open hours only . If you are a member, you may gain admittance into the Museum using your membership card. If you are not a member you will need to pay regular admission price. We ask that you visit the Museum on your own, separate from the camp group.

All of the classes will have the opportunity to visit with one or more of our Program animals. If appropriate and possible, some of the classes will visit the Museum’s behind-the-scene spaces.

Be aware that Museum photographers may take photographs of the campers for potential use in publicity materials. If you do not wish you child’s photograph to be used, please let us know.