Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

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What is SCORE?

“SCORE” is an acronym for the Southeastern Center of Robotics Education at Auburn University and we provide a resource for K-12 robotics education. SCORE offers special activities, teacher professional development, and programs throughout the year for the general public and K-12 students and teachers.

What are SCORE Summer Camps?

SCORE Summer Camps are STEM summer enrichment programs for varying age groups. The program allows participants to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through multiple robotics platforms, 3D printers, Raspberry Pi’s and more! During this action-packed program, kids can design and build robots, create their own 3D model and develop life-long skills!

Who should attend?

Does your child like working with robots? Is he always trying to figure out how they program computers or video games? Does she love solving problems? Do your kids excel at math or science? If you found yourself answering yes to any of these questions or you child who shows high interest or aptitude in science, math, or technology-related subjects, you should definitely send your child to SCORE Summer Camps at Auburn University! They’ll have a blast, and you’ll feel great about positively contributing to your child’s education during summer break.

When will registration open?

Online Registration will open on February 26th at 7:00 pm CST.

When are SCORE Summer Camps offered?

SCORE Summer Camps will be offered during six weeks throughout the summer. Each week features a different theme and/or age group. Your child can delight in as many weeks as they like! You can find a list of sessions with more info by clicking here.

What is the daily Schdule for Day Camps?

7:45am-8:00am | Drop-Off
8:00am-8:30am | Thematic Activity
8:30-11:30 | STEM Instruction
11:45am-1:00pm | Lunch & Outdoor Play
1:00pm-3:30pm | STEM Instruction
3:45pm | Pick-up

My child is an advanced rising second grader who would like to attend the camp for rising 3rd/4th graders. May my child be grouped with older students?

This program has been created around a set of educational and social expectations that go beyond what a child would learn in the average classroom. To ensure the integrity of our summer programs we respect other participants by not placing younger children in their classroom.

Who will be supervising my child?

All SCORE instructors, counselors, and staff have undergone a rigorous application and screening process following Auburn University camp personnel policies. All personnel have extensive experience working with K-12 children and have undergone a Federal background check.

What makes this program different than other science programs?

At SCORE Summer Camps, children are taught by university science outreach staff and exceptional teachers with significant experience relating to kids. We offer students the opportunity to explore STEM in a great environment (AU’s main campus). Furthermore, class sizes are kept small enough to receive personal attention from the instructors. The staff to student ratio is approximately 1:10. SCORE Summer Camps allows kids the opportunity to explore STEM in their own unique way yet still maintain a structured environment.

This sounds like a great program. How much does it cost?

We have worked hard to maintain the integrity of the program yet still offer it at an affordable price. The price is a flat rate of $275 per week/child for day camps and $475 for overnight/residential camps.

Payment Options:

A minimum deposit of one week’s tuition for each child attending should be paid at the time of registration. Payment in full is due by May 1, 2020

Are scholarships available?

There are a limited number of scholarships available for children from underrepresented populations (Hispanic and African American) who can demonstrate financial need. Please contact our office for more details. In addition, you may consider contacting your community civics organizations to see if they will sponsor your child.

Note also that participation in the program qualifies as ‘childcare service’. Talk to your tax agent about receiving a tax break for childcare services. Auburn University employees on the Flexible Spending tax-exempt program may be able to use their Flex account to pay their child’s tuition. We will be happy to fill out any tax-related paperwork that you provide.

What is included in the program fees?

● All materials and supplies
● Experienced instructors and counselors
● Morning and afternoon snacks
● Special SCORE Summer 2020 T-shirt
● Exploratory Activities

What happens if I register for a class that is already full?

We offer a waiting list for applicants interested in attending a class that is already full. You will be informed if your child is placed on the waitlist and we will let you know if/when a spot becomes available.

Do you have residential options available?

We offer one week of residential camp specifically for VRC teams and their coaches.

What is your refund policy?

● A full refund will be issued, with a $10 administrative fee deduction per registration, if the cancellation request is received by May 1, 2020.
● A refund of 50% will be issued, if the cancellation request is received after May 1, 2020, but at least two weeks prior to the camp session start date.
● No refund will be issued for a no show or for a cancellation request received within two weeks prior to the camp session start date.

I still have questions!

Contact our SCORE office at 334-844-8125 or Jennifer Spencer at 334-444-3636