Summer Exploration Camps

Summer Camps

Welcome to 2017 Camp Registration!

Scroll Down to See a Complete List of Camps - Click on camp title to register

Camps are sorted by Completed Grade (as they are listed in the Summer Camp Guide). Please register your child only for camps corresponding to the grade they will complete this year. Registration for Early Drop-Off and Lunch Bunch is available below the camp listings.

We are looking forward to another great summer here at Roper Mountain! Thank you for being part of it!


Important Links

Summer Explorations Guide

Registration Form

Camp Cancellation/Session Change Request Form - Download, open in Adobe Acrobat, fill out the form, and hit the submit button at the top of the page.

Summer Science Volunteer Application

Summer Science Scholarship Application

Note: We accept all major credit cards.


Summer Camp Sessions

Full Sess. # Camp Title Days Date Time Completed Grades Cost

Complete Grades K4-K5

Full S1 Fairytales at Roper Mountain M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 K4-K5 $115
Full S1 Octonaut's Ocean M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 K4-K5 $115
Full S1 Very Hungry Caterpillar M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 K4-K5 $115

Complete Grades K5-1

Full S1 Circus Science M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Coding Trailblazers M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
S2 Coding Trailblazers M-F June 5-9 1:00- 4:00 K5-1 $115
Full S3 Coding Trailblazers M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
S4 Coding Trailblazers M-F July 31-Aug 4 1:00- 4:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Farm Animals & Garden Fun M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Jungle Tales M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Kids Create! Nature by Design M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S2 Kids Create! Nature by Design M-F July 10-14 1:00- 4:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Kitchen Chemistry M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S2 Kitchen Chemistry M-F June 12-16 1:00- 4:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Mini Meteorologist M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Seussapalooza M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S1 Snow Much Fun M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 K5-1 $115
Full S2 Snow Much Fun M-F July 24-28 1:00- 4:00 K5-1 $115

Completed Grades 1-2

Full S1 Animal Detectives M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S2 Animal Detectives M-F Aug 7-11 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S1 Animal Habitats M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265
Full S1 Beginner Robotics M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S2 Beginner Robotics M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S3 Beginner Robotics M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
S4 Beginner Robotics M-F July 10-14 1:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S5 Beginner Robotics M-F July 17-21 1:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S6 Beginner Robotics M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
S7 Beginner Robotics M-F July 31-Aug 4 1:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S1 Crafty Candy Art M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $125
Full S2 Crafty Candy Art M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $125
S1 Jurassic Giants M-F July 24-28 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265
Full S1 Little House on the Farm I M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S1 Padawan Academy M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 1st-2nd $115
Full S2 Padawan Academy M-F July 17-21 1:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $115
S1 Pirates & Buccaneers M-F July 31-Aug 4 1:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $115
S1 Pop Bang Sputter M-F June 5-9 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265
Full S2 Pop Bang Sputter M-F June 12-16 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265
Full S1 Solar System Explorers M-F June 19-23 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265
Full S1 Young Engineers Academy M-F June 26-30 9:00- 4:00 1st-2nd $265

Completed Grades 2-3

Full S1 Art in the Field M-F July 31-Aug 4 1:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $115
S1 Away We Grow M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Create & Animate M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Fast & Furious M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
S1 Globetrotters M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Illusioneering M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Little House on the Farm II M-F July 17-21 1:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Magic Tree House Adventure M-F July 10-14 9:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $265
Full S1 Rainforest Rangers M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S1 Robotix Challenge M-F June 5-9 9:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $265
S1 WeDo Advanced M-F June 5-9 1:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $115
S2 WeDo Advanced M-F June 12-16 1:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S3 WeDo Advanced M-F June 19-23 1:00- 4:00 2nd-3rd $115
Full S4 WeDo Advanced M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115
S1 Zip, Zap, Zoom M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $115

Completed Grades 2-4

S1 Junior Master Gardener M-F July 17-21 9:00- 4:00 2nd-4th $180
S2 Junior Master Gardener M-F July 24-28 9:00- 4:00 2nd-4th $180

Completed Grades 3-4

Full S1 Build & Destroy M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Camp Shakespeare M-F June 5-9 9:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $265
Full S1 Fort Building M-Th July 17-20 9-12 M-Th, and
5:30-8 Thursday
3rd-4th $160
Full S2 Fort Building M-Th July 31-Aug 3 9-12 M-Th, and
5:30-8 Thursday
3rd-4th $160
S1 Heroes in a Half Shell M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Junior Naturalist M-F July 17-21 9:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $285
Full S1 Junior Rocketry M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S2 Junior Rocketry M-F June 12-16 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Junior Web Designers M-F June 19-23 9:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $265
Full S1 Lego Design Engineer M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S2 Lego Design Engineer M-F June 26-30 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
S3 Lego Design Engineer M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S4 Lego Design Engineer M-F July 24-28 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
S5 Lego Design Engineer M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S1 Machine Mania M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S2 Machine Mania M-F June 26-30 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
S3 Machine Mania M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
S4 Machine Mania M-F July 17-21 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Marine Explorers I M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S2 Marine Explorers I M-F July 17-21 1:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Olympian Adventures M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Sci Girls M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Sweet Science: Candy Making M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S2 Sweet Science: Candy Making M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 3rd-4th $115
Full S1 Young Scientist M-F July 10-14 9:00- 4:00 3rd-4th $265

Completed Grades 3-5

Full S1 Culinary Kids M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-5th $140
Full S2 Culinary Kids M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 3rd-5th $140
Full S1 Killer Plants & Animals M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 3rd-5th $115
Full S1 Potions and Lotions M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 3rd-5th $115

Completed Grades 3-6

Full S1 Harry Potter Science M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00- 4:00 3rd-6th $265

Completed Grades 4-5

Full S1 Castles & Catapults M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 4th-5th $115
Full S1 Disaster Engineering M-F July 17-21 9:00- 4:00 4th-5th $265
Full S1 How & Why of CSI M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 4th-5th $125
Full S1 Robot Builder Boot Camp M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 4th-5th $115
S1 SuperHero Academy M-F July 10-14 9:00- 4:00 4th-5th $265

Completed Grades 4-6

Full S1 ChallengeBots M-F June 5-9 9:00-12:00 4th-6th $115
Full S2 ChallengeBots M-F June 5-9 1:00- 4:00 4th-6th $115
Full S1 Delicious Desserts M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 4th-6th $150
Full S1 Robot Academy M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 4th-6th $115
Full S2 Robot Academy M-F July 31-Aug 4 1:00- 4:00 4th-6th $115

Completed Grades 5-7

S1 Advanced Programming & Design for FLL M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
Full S1 BattleBots M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
Full S2 BattleBots M-F July 10-14 1:00- 4:00 5th-7th $115
Full S1 Digital Movie Making M-F June 19-23 9:00- 4:00 5th-7th $265
Full S1 Digital Photography M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S1 Digital Photography M-F July 10-14 1:00- 4:00 5th-7th $115
S1 Digital Storytelling M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S1 Imaginary Creatures M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
Full S1 In a Galaxy… M-F July 24-28 9:00- 4:00 5th-7th $265
Full S1 M.a.D. Lab M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S1 Ordinary to Extraordinary: Art of Recycling M-F July 17-21 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S1 Project Discovery: Materials Matter M-F July 24-28 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
Full S1 Rocketry 1 M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $160
S1 SpaceX: Fact and Fiction M-F June 12-16 9:00- 4:00 5th-7th $265
S1 SteamPunk M-F June 19-23 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S1 SumoBot M-F June 12-16 9:00-12:00 5th-7th $115
S2 SumoBot M-F June 12-16 1:00- 4:00 5th-7th $115
Full S1 Survivor Training Grounds M-F June 5-9 9:00- 4:00 5th-7th $265
Full S1 Upstate Ecology Field Studies M-F July 24-28 9:00- 4:00 5th-7th $300

Completed Grades 5-8

Full S1 Early American Farm Life M-F July 10-14 9:00- 4:00 5th-8th $265

Completed Grades 6-8

S1 Just Plane Fun M-F July 10-14 12:30- 4:00 6th-8th $210
S2 Just Plane Fun M-F July 17-21 12:30- 4:00 6th-8th $210
S1 Tinker & Tech M-F June 26-30 9:00-12:00 6th-8th $115
S2 Tinker & Tech M-F June 26-30 1:00- 4:00 6th-8th $115

Completed Grades 6-9

Full S1 Advanced Digital Movie Making M-F June 26-30 9:00- 4:00 6th-9th $265
S1 Laugh Factory M-F July 10-14 9:00-12:00 6th-9th $115
S1 VEX Robotics Beginner M-F June 12-16 1:00- 4:00 6th-9th $115

Ages 12+

Full S1 Zombie Mountain Escape M-F July 31-Aug 4 9:00- 4:00 Ages 12+ $265

MakersSpace Workshops

S1 MakerSpace Workshop 1:
3D Printing & Materials Making
M June 19 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S2 MakerSpace Workshop 1:
3D Printing & Materials Making
W June 21 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S3 MakerSpace Workshop 1:
3D Printing & Materials Making
Th June 22 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S1 MakerSpace Workshop 2: Toy Maker Th June 29 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S2 MakerSpace Workshop 2: Toy Maker F June 30 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S1 MakerSpace Workshop 3: Electronics Tinkering M June 26 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S2 MakerSpace Workshop 3: Electronics Tinkering T June 27 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
3 MakerSpace Workshop 3: Electronics Tinkering W June 28 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S1 MakerSpace Workshop 4: Game Making T June 20 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30
S2 MakerSpace Workshop 4: Game Making F June 23 9:00-12:00 Ages 12+ $30

Boy Scouts

S1 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Bird Study M June 19 8:00-12:30 6th-11th $35
S1 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Environmental M June 5 8:30-4:00 6th-11th $65
S1 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Forestry T July 25 8:30-12:30 6th-11th $35
S1 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Insect Study W July 26 8:30-12:30 6th-11th $35
S1 Boy Scout Merit Badge - Reptiles/Amphibians M July 24 8:30-12:30 6th-11th $35

Girl Scouts

S1 Girl Scouts: Brownies - Home Scientist T June 20 9:00-12:00 2nd-3rd $35
S1 Girl Scouts: Cadettes - Special Agent Th June 22 9:00-12:00 6th-8th $35
S1 Girl Scouts: Juniors - Detective W June 21 9:00-12:00 4th-5th $35


Early Drop Off

For campers attending half or full day camps that begin at 9:00 a.m.

Dates

Days

Time

Ages

Cost

June 5 – June 9

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

June 12 – June 16

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

June 19 – June 23

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

June 26 – July 30

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

July 10 – July 14

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

July 17 – July 21

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

July 24 – July 28

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40

July 31 – August 4

M–F

7:30am – 8:30am

All Ages

$40


Lunch Bunch

Supervised lunch stay between your morning and afternoon camps – not for full day camps!

Campers must bring their own lunch; no food is provided.

Dates

Days

Time

Ages

Cost

June 5 – June 9

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

June 12 – June 16

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

June 19 – June 23

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

June 26 – July 30

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

July 10 – July 14

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

July 17 – July 21

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

July 24 – July 28

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25

July 31 – August 4

M–F

12 noon – 1:00pm

All Ages

$25


Member registration opens online only on Monday, February 20th at 7:00am

  • There will be no walk-in registrations that day as the Center will be closed for President’s Day. We will have staff available by phone and e-mail until 12 noon to assist you with your online registration.
  • Public registration for non-members opens Thursday, February 23rd. Online access will open at 8:00 a.m.
  • Online registration is preferred, but onsite registration (walk-in) is available at Symmes Hall of Science from 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. If paying with cash, please bring exact amount; no change is available. Members only on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22.
  • No onsite camp registrations will be processed after 2:15 p.m.



Camp FAQ

Can I use my Individual membership for early camp registration and discounts?

You must have a Family or Grandparent Membership to qualify for camp benefits. Individual memberships offer benefits to the individual member only and not family members, and therefore do not apply. Children may not purchase individual memberships, but must be registered as part of a family membership.

When does member registration start?

Member registration opens online only on February 20th at 7:00 a.m. There will be no walk-in registrations that day as the Center will be closed for President’s Day. We will have staff available until 12 noon. by phone and e-mail to assist you with your online registration.

What discount do members receive?

Members receive a 10% discount on camps. There are no discounts for lunch bunch or early drop-off.

How will members access the online registration?

Members will receive a private link by e-mail with access to camp registration. This link will be sent on Friday, February 17th. If you do not receive the link, please contact us at 864-355-8925 or ropermtnsciencectr@greenville.k12.sc.us to have the link re-sent.

Members must set up their user registration on our website using the email address used to purchase your membership. We highly recommend that you do this and be sure it is working prior to February 17th. This is particularly important if you are renewing your membership prior to camp registration. Set-up your user registration here.

Members: be sure to sign in to receive your member discount. (You will see the Sign In button on the upper left corner of your screen.) Enter the email you used to set up your user registration and password. If you have forgotten the email address you used to register, please contact us for that information. We cannot recover your password. The only way to do so is to click on the Forgot Your Password link and have it emailed to you. When you have successfully signed in, you will see your email address in the upper left corner of your screen (where the Sign In button originally appeared). This is the only way to receive your Member Discount at check-out.

How does the online registration work?

You can register for all of your children on one order, and with one payment.

Members: be sure to sign in to your account to receive your member discount.

  • Choose your first camp
      You will only see the first day of your camp week displayed on the screen. All camps are week-long camps. Please see the Summer Explorations Guide for camp dates, time and location.

    • Members: put the number of children you are registering FOR THAT CAMP ONLY in the Member box. Members are members, regardless of their age.

    • Non-members: put the number of children you are registering FOR THAT CAMP ONLY in the Student box.

  • Complete the registration information for that child for that camp. If you are registering multiple children for the same camp, you will be prompted to enter the information for each child.
      Registrant is always the child’s name. All other information is the parent.

  • Click on “ADD TO CART”.
      If there is a problem with your registration information, you will see a RED error message. You will need to correct any errors before you can proceed. Your camp is NOT in your cart and not reserved until any errors are resolved!

  • You should see your camp listed in your cart at the top of the screen. That camp will be held in the cart for 40 minutes. If you do not check out within that time, it will be released.

  • To register for additional camps, click on SUMMER CAMPS on the left. This will bring you back to the page listing of all camps available. Choose your next camp and repeat the process.
      When you have successfully completed the registration information for your first camp, the next registration will show an AUTO-FILL option. Using that option will fill in all the information you entered for the first camp. If you are registering for a different child, be sure to change all the personal information (child’s name, age, completed grade, photo release, allergies and health issues).

  • Click on UPDATE CART to add this camp to your order.

  • Continue until all of your camps are in your cart. Click CHECKOUT and review your order. Members should see a 10% discount on their order. Disregard the “Discount Code” box. We do not use discount codes. If you do not see your member discount on your order, call us at 864.355.8900 for assistance. Remember, your cart will only be saved for 40 minutes!

  • Once all of your camps are showing correctly on your order, and your total is showing your member discount, enter your credit card information to complete your registration.

  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail for each camp registration. The email will go to the email address you enter on the registration.

  • If you receive an e-ticket with your e-mail confirmation, please disregard it. No tickets are required for camps once registration is complete.

  • We will mark camps FULL on the website as quickly as we can. However, even if the camp is not indicated as full, if you are not able to enter a number in the registration box, that tells you that the camp is full and we are no longer taking registrations for that camp/session.

  • We are no longer able to keep waiting lists for camp openings. All registrations are first come, first served. In the event of a cancellation, the available space will automatically open up online for registration.

Can I still come in and register in person?

The first day of member registration is online only. The Center will be closed that day. We will have staff available by phone and e-mail until 12 noon to assist you with online registration questions or issues.

We prefer online registrations but will accept walk-ins at Symmes Hall of Science at the top of the mountain between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. We cannot accept onsite registrations after 2:15 p.m.

Can I mail in my registration?

If you mail in your registration, you must write a separate check for each camp in which you wish to register. We are unable to process mail-in registrations unless the payment is correct. Separate checks ensure that we can register you for the camps that are available immediately without having to wait for corrected payment. We cannot accept credit card payments on mailed registrations.

Can I call you and pay with my credit card?

No, we cannot accept credit card payments over the phone. For that reason, we do not accept any phoned camp registrations.

When does public registration open?

Public registration will begin on February 23rd.

I want to register my child for a camp that is outside his/her completed grade range. How do I do that?

Camp grade levels are determined by more than academic ability and we rarely allow campers to register for camps outside those designed for their current grade level. To request an Age Waiver Form, please contact Lisa Phillips at 864-355-8925 or liphilli@greenville.k12.sc.us. Students who are registered in camps outside their grade levels without prior permission will be removed and refund policy may apply.

What if I need to change the camp(s) I’ve registered for?

We cannot “transfer” registrations from one camp to another. To change camps, you will need to register and pay for the new camp and then request a cancellation for the original camp.

If you have registered for the wrong session of a camp with multiple sessions, please contact us to have your registration moved to the correct session (pending space availability in your requested session).

What if I need to cancel my camp?

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellation requests must be made in writing using the Cancellation/ Session Change Request form found on our website. Email forms to Lisa Phillips at liphilli@greenville.k12.sc.us.
  • Verbal/telephone cancellation requests are not accepted.
  • Please do not mail cancellation request forms. Refund policy applies to the date the request is received, not the date mailed. We are not responsible for delivery delays.
  • Cancellation requests made 21 days or more prior to camp start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made within 21 days of camp start date.
  • Camps may not be rescheduled except within different sessions of the same camp. To change camps, you must register and pay in full for the new camp and then request a cancellation for the original camp.
  • For camps paid by cash or check, allow 3 to 4 weeks to receive refunds by check. Credit card refunds are processed within 3 to 5 business days of cancellation request.



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