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STEM Summer Camp FAQs


Is my child allowed to change groups to be with their friends?

- We try to accommodate group changes as much as possible. Due to staff/camper ratios this is not always possible. 

What should my child bring with them to camp?

- morning snack, lunch (refrigeration provided), water bottle (water filling stations will be provided), sunglasses, and camera (if you want to take photos), all participants must always be wearing closed toed shoes 

What does my child need to wear at camp?

- Sunscreen, comfortable clothes (dress for the weather) and closed toed tennis shoes. 

Will my child spend time outside?

- Yes, several of the summer camp activities  take place outside throughout the day. 

Do you ever cancel a summer camp day?

- No, summer camp takes place rain or shine 

How much does a summer camp session cost?

- Summer camp costs $205 per child when paid on or before April 1. The cost after April 1 will be $225 per child. 

What time does the program run?

- 8:30 am - 2:30 pm each day. 

Where do I drop off and pick-up my child at?

Drop off and pick up are both located at 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron, OH 44312 in the blue building. Drop off time: 8 am - 8:25 am. Pick-up time: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm.

Do I have to go inside to drop off and pick-up my child?

- Yes, you must sign your child in and out each day. 

What if I want someone else to pick-up my child?

- Please let us know ahead of time when you drop off your child if someone else will be picking them up. If someone else will be picking up your child, please write that person's name on the sign-in form. 

What happens at Family Day on Friday?

- Family Day is the grand finale event help to showcase your child's Soap Box Derby Camp experience. This event begins at 11:30 am in the blue building. While in this building, you will have the oppertunity to meet the campers, cheer the Mini SBD race finalists and tour the Soap Box Derby Museum. At 1 pm you will make your way down to the track to watch and cheer as your child races down Derby Downs.

Watch as your child participates in a Soap Box Derby Mini Car race and then make your way down to the track to watch them race down Derby Downs!

Who is teaching the summer camp program?

-Certified teachers will be teaching the camp. Junior Camp staff will also be assisting. 

Are there scholarships available? 

- A limited partial scholarships are available. Click here to apply

How long is registration open?

- Registration is open from December 20, 2018 until May 17, 2019.
Any child ages 8-13 can be registered to attend either of these 2 sessions,
June 3-7, 2019 or June 10-14, 2019.

*Only the first 52 registrants will be accepted for each session.

How do I contact the camp?

- Call 330-733-8723 

Will my child get to ride down the Derby Downs track?

- Weather permitting each child will get to ride down the Derby Downs track at least once per day. 

Will I have the chance to ride down the Derby Downs track?

- After the conclusion of the campers’ race at Family Day, family members and friends (ages 7 and up), will have a chance to race down the track! All persons wishing to ride down the track must sign a waiver at the check-in table located at the starting line pavilion.  Also all drivers must wear closed shoes.

To ride down the track you must be wearing closed toed shoes and sign a waiver at check-in.


Have more questions that aren't listed above? Call 330-733-2723 x 20 or email