Trained Staff:

Led by Leah Rade, former 7-year Program Director at the Museum of Life and Science, Leah knows summer camp! Her staff receive ongoing training in the areas of child development, quality environment, programming, behavior management, health and safety. Each camp has at least one staff member present when camp is open who is CPR and First-aid certified. All staff and volunteers undergo a comprehensive background check.

Lunches & Snacks:

Packed lunches at camp are often kept at room temperature for 4-6 hours. There are several ways to keep a packed lunch safe to eat. Choose foods that may safely be kept at room temperature. Select and handle food carefully to prevent food poisoning. Insulated, soft-sided lunch boxes or bags are best for keeping food cold, but pack at least two ice sources with any type of lunch bag or box you use. All our camps are “nut aware”.

  • Campers participating 9am – 2pm: Bring lunch & 1 snack

  • Campers participating in camp, plus any extended option: Bring lunch & 2 snacks.

Nut Aware:

Please respect this rule when you send food with your child. Foods that contain nuts, nut products need to stay at home. We have several campers who have severe allergies to nuts.

Safety First:

A parent or guardian of elementary aged children must accompany the camper into camp every day and sign in the child. At the end of each day, the parent or guardian must come into the building to pick up the child and sign out the camper. When you register you will be asked to provide a unique password which will only be known to the Camp Director & your child's leader. You or your designee will need to provide this password upon picking up your camper each day.

Supplies to pack:

These may include food and/or snacks, water bottles, bug spray and sunscreen. Make sure that any clothes, backpack and other items your child brings are okay to get soiled, as we experiment and explore a lot. Label all clothes and supplies with your child's name using a permanent marker. Ignite Curiosity Camp will make a reasonable effort to locate lost items; however, Ignite Curiosity Camp is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

​Make sure your child is dressed for comfort, safety and the current and forecasted weather. Please consult the welcome letter for your individual camp for footwear requirements; some camps require closed toe shoes and most camps will go outside, weather dependent.


If your child must take a medication during camp, our policy requires written authorization to be on file at the camp in order for camp staff to administer all prescribed and over-the-counter medication. Please see Program Policies for complete information.


If your child has an allergy action plan, please let us know at least two weeks in advance of your child's participation in the camp. Call 919-442-8476 to let us know. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate any special concerns to the Camp Director and to provide any necessary training to camp staff. We require at least two-weeks notice for staff to be trained in the use of the Epi-pen. Please see Program Policies for further information.

Special Accommodations:

We make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for children with special needs. Please contact the Camp Director at  919-442-8476 prior to registering your child in order to talk through your child’s situation.

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