Camp Logistics

Thank you for registering for SCI Winter Camps! Please read through the details below for the information you'll need for a successful camp experience.

Camp Schedule

Camps run from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. Camp drop-off is between 8:45–9:00 am and pick-up is from 3:45–4:00 pm.

Winter Camps a la carte one-day experiences. If you would like your camper to attend multiple days, you will need to register for multiple camps.

Extended Care

Extended care is available from 7:30–9:00 am and 4:00–5:30 pm. Extended Care costs $8 per session (am or pm) per day. Pay in full with your camp registration. If campers are not picked up by 5:30 pm, a $10 fee is assessed for every 15 minutes that each camper remains past the pick-up time. Please use the Iowa Learning Center (preschool) entrance for extended care drop-off and pick-up.


Lunch is not included with camp registration. Hot lunches are available for $6 per day. Regular or vegetarian menu options are available, and all meals include veggies, fruit, dessert and milk. Please keep in mind that Campers may bring sack lunches. (Please note: Refrigeration is not provided.) SCI provides two light snacks per day for all campers.

Allergies and special diets: Please note that the Science center kitchen processes meat, dairy, and gluten. Our facility cannot accommodate diets beyond vegetarian and omnivorous. SCI Camps are tree-nut-free spaces.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Science Center of Iowa cannot accommodate full refunds or cancellations without a doctor’s note. An administrative fee will be assessed for all cancellations.

Health & Parent Consent Form

After you register for camp, complete your registration by filling out a Health & Parent Consent form*. This form must be filled out for each camper before they attend camp. Click the link below to fill out the form online.

Health & Parent Consent Form

Pick Up/Drop Off

Winter Camp pick-up and drop-off will be curbside, through the bus lane, to the northeast entrance of the science center. Please remain in your vehicle until you are approached by summer camp staff. Preschool camp drop-off and pick-up will be curbside at the Iowa Learning Center (preschool) entrance. 

Keeping You Informed

We want to make sure you know about all the exciting things your kids will be doing during camp!

Before Camp
Look out for a Parent Survival Kit email one week before camp starts with details about camp logistics. Specific camp content emails will be sent out the Friday before camp begins.

Please send your camper in carefree, comfortable clothing and footwear that is appropriate for play and for various weather conditions.

Good Behavior
Good behavior is a key component to each camp's success. Any camper hindering the overall experience will be removed, and parents will be contacted. If a camper is unable to honor the resolution agreed upon by SCI and the parents, he or she will be dismissed and a refund will not be granted.