Each year, The Heritage Group hosts the children of our employees for a three-day camp where they can experience science related to The Heritage Group’s businesses in a fun, educational, and hands-on environment.
Registration is now closed for 2022. 

WHO

Legal dependents of Heritage Group employees who are between the ages of 8-12.

WHAT

Kids Science Camp is a three-day camp where children can experience science related to The Heritage Group’s businesses in a fun, educational, and hands-on environment.

WHEN

July 12-14, 2022

WHERE

After two years of virtual camp, Kids Science Camp returns to the nationally recognized Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
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ABOUT KIDS SCIENCE CAMP

The Heritage Group began Kids Science Camp in the summer of 2014 to help develop a love and passion for science in children. The primary mission is investing in our future leaders and helping them tackle big problems by learning how to think creatively. Science education also fuels curiosity and provides children with valuable ideas, skills, and potential future career choices --- hopefully within The Heritage Group of companies!
Registration is now closed for 2022.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The camp is open to the direct dependents (ages 8–10 or 11–12) of THG employees. Attendees must fall within the specified age range at the start of camp. We reserve the right to verify legal dependent status.

Due to demand, attendance is limited to one program per child during each age range, 8–10 and 11–12.  Prior participation in Kids Science Camp at Home will not count against your child’s eligibility to attend camp in person this year.

We have partnered with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to host camp on their campus. All campers are welcome to participate in the Indianapolis program.

Parents/guardians are responsible for arranging all transportation to and from The Children’s Museum campus.

Parents/guardians are responsible for all travel-related expenses.

Our goal is to allow every camper to participate in camp to the best of their abilities, and the museum has many accessibility accommodations in place. This includes creating sensory maps of each exhibit, providing information about the noise levels in specific areas, and identifying quiet spaces around the building. Additional information about accessibility is available on The Children’s Museum’s website:

 

  • Review accessibility information here.
  • Review sensory resources here.

Additionally, we welcome the parents or respite providers of children with special needs to remain onsite for the duration of camp. Information about exhibit visits and transitions will be provided in advance to aid in the identification of potential triggers or challenges. If your child is selected as a camper this year, you’ll have the opportunity to share any concerns or special needs in order to initiate a conversation regarding accommodation.

We will be following protocols established by The Children’s Museum. Those requirements may change based on the current health situation and CDC guidelines. Stay up to date here.

Due to demand, we ask that each child who registers for camp attend for the duration. If your child cannot attend all three days due to vacation or other scheduling conflicts, we ask that you decline registration to allow another child the opportunity to participate.

Campers will enjoy lunch and an afternoon snack during the program. Please be sure that your child eats breakfast prior to arrival at the museum and if you pack a lunch, please make sure it is peanut-free.

Check out the daily lunch menu.

The program will provide lunch and snacks each day. Check out the daily lunch menu.

Many food allergies can be accommodated by the catering staff. Alternatively, children may bring their own peanut-free lunch each day. However, there will not be access to refrigeration or a microwave. Please note any food allergies on your child’s form.

To access the school bus drop off/pick up lane, follow the red arrow on this attached map. From The Children’s Museum crosswalk on Illinois Street, drive north to 32nd Street, turn right/east on 32nd, turn right/south onto Meridian Street. The Children’s Museum school bus drop-off/pick-up lane is the first drive on your right after you turn onto Meridian Street.

Address for your navigation is 3130 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, 46208

Drop-off times: 8:45–9:15 a.m. Staff will not be in place until 8:45 a.m. Please do not line up in the school bus drop off/pick up lane before 8:40 a.m.

Pick-up times: 3–3:15 p.m. Campers will be ready for pick-up at 3 p.m. Please do not line up in the school bus drop off/pick up lane before 2:50 p.m. There is a possibility that buses will be in the same space picking up camp groups. Museum staff will manage the pick-up process to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

If you need to pick up your camper early or are dropping off late, notify camp staff, in advance whenever possible, by texting or calling the program’s cell phone at 317-601-6408. To drop off or pick up your child outside of the set times, park in the Manor parking lot located to your left as you approach the museum in the school bus drop off/pick up lane. Once you are there, text or call the program’s phone and let the staff member know your name and the name of your camper. A museum staff member will either bring your child to you or come out to pick up your child from the car. Please do not sit in the school bus drop off/pick up lane as there is likely to be other traffic that needs to exit the lane.

You can call or text The Children’s Museum at 317-601-6408. Especially if texting, please say who you are and what relation you are to the child.