Frequently Asked Questions

All participants must have the attached camp waiver signed and returned to the Museum prior to a child's first day of camp. Children will not be able to attend without this signature. You can return the signed camp waiver:

Discovery Camp T-shirts

Each camper will receive a 100% cotton t-shirt included with your camp fees. Limit of one t-shirt per camper.

Donate to our Scholarship Fund

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund when you complete your online enrollment. Simply select the button and designate the amount you would like to contribute. Last season you helped 10 children attend Discovery Camps.

Dropping Off and Picking Up Campers

Campers can be dropped off and picked up in the horseshoe driveway by the main entrance in front of the Museum. Camp staff will be there to meet you. If you arrive late, please call the camp cell phone at (415) 339-3961. Authorized adults must sign-out children. Please bring a photo ID when you or your child’s caregiver comes for pick up.

Emergency Care Fee

An additional $1 per minute care fee applies for all children remaining more than five minutes past their registered pick-up time. This fee applies to all emergencies without exception. If you are going to be late, please call the camp emergency cell phone at (415) 339-3961 to alert camp staff.

Extended Care Hours

Discovery Camps staff will watch your child for up to one hour before or after camp for $10 per hour per single day. Pick-up times are firm. Please be prompt.

Medical Forms

All of the necessary medical information will be supplied at the time of your registration. You must inform us of any special medical concerns ahead of time. Please contact the Public Programs Coordinator prior to the first day of your child’s camp. Parents of children who require an Epi-pen must supply a form signed by their child’s doctor prior to the first day of camp or we will not be able to allow the Epi-pen at camp.

Refund Policy

The Bay Area Discovery Museum reserves the right to cancel camps not fully enrolled and will issue full refunds in such cases. There is a $50 cancellation fee per camp that will be assessed at any time. Camp fees are refundable if requested three weeks prior to the start date of camp. 50% refunds will be given after that time. 


We provide a simple nutritious snack during each camp session. Please note that campers with food allergies or sensitivities should bring their own snack.


Please leave stuffed animals, trading cards and other toys at home. Toys brought to camp often become lost or damaged.

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