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Swashbuckling Science

Swashbuckling Science

Summer Off-Site Sessions

Swashbuckling Science

Ahoy Mateys! Set sail with MOXI as we delve into the wonderful world of pirates, mermaids, and more at our ocean-view classroom. Together we will explore balance as we walk the plank, build giant cardboard ships, and engineer sandcastles to withstand crashing waves. Put your navigation skills to the test in an epic scavenger hunt throughout the wharf to solve clues that point you to MOXI’s buried treasure!  

This camp will be held offsite at the Veteran’s Memorial Building.

Summer just got MOXI-mized! Join our MOXI Camp Staff at the nearby Veterans’ Memorial Building located at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, just 2 blocks from MOXI—allowing for MOXI visits during the week. Select camps will be hosted at this satellite location with ocean views and easy access to join fellow campers for lunch. Drop off and pickup will be at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, with afternoon extended day pickup from the front desk of MOXI.  

Waitlist Policy

MOXI camps are quite popular and tend to sell out quickly. MOXI does not maintain a traditional waitlist. Instead, interested participants are encouraged to sign up for our notification list. When a camp spot opens, the Camps team will reach out to all individuals on the list via email notifying them that a seat has been released on our website.

Registration will occur on a first -come, first- served basis via our online registration system; signing up for our waitlist does not guarantee you a spot in our program.

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Age GroupDatesRegistration Information
Grades 3-4Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
Grades 1-2Monday, July 15, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Veteran’s Memorial Building

Select camps will be hosted at the nearby Veterans’ Memorial Building located at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, just 2 blocks from MOXI—allowing for MOXI visits during the week.

Extended-day drop off at MOXI until 8:50 AM, and pickup from the front desk of MOXI by 5 PM.

Camp Supervision

MOXI Camps maintains a ratio of 1:8 instructors to campers, as well as 4 volunteers per group. Our staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Behavior Support with years of experience working with children in various capacities.

Contact Information

Leah Forester, Camps + Outreach Manager

leah.forester@moxi.org / (805) 770-5010

Kyle Dent, Camps + Outreach Coordinator

kyle.dent@moxi.org / (805) 845-6149

 

Camps Team

Camps@moxi.org

 

Our camp staff is often quite busy during the camp day, if your matter is urgent, please contact MOXI’s front desk, (805) 770-5000, or the camp text-line (833) 676 –4849 and they can connect you to a camp team member.

MOXI will notify the primary contact via email or phone in the event of significant changes to the camp schedule. In an emergency, staff will reach out via phone.

Please make sure MOXI has the correct email and phone number on file for your camper’s primary contact.

What does my child need for camp?

  • Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Backpack for carrying everything
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

What Not to Bring

  • Phones or smart watches
  • Toys or other valuables

Optional

  • Medication (in its original container)*
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat for additional sun protection

Campers will be given a camp t-shirt upon arrival and be asked to wear it for the duration of camp.
Additional shirts are available for purchase ($20).

*MOXI staff cannot administer camper medication

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Cancellations: All requests to cancel participation in a camp must be made in writing to camps@moxi.org. Cancellations requested up to one month prior to the camp start date will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations requested up to 2 weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations requested less than 2 weeks before the camp start date are not eligible for a refund.

Transfers: MOXI camp registrations are not eligible for transfer to friends or family as MOXI maintains an active Camp new availability notification list. All cancellations are subject to the above cancellation policy, and new registrants must sign up via MOXI’s website. Transfer of camp weeks between the same participant are subject to a 10% administrative fee if space is still available; if a camp is sold out, participants must cancel their registration and ask to be added to the waitlist for the week they are interested in.

Waitlist Policy

MOXI camps are quite popular and tend to sell out quickly. MOXI does not maintain a traditional waitlist. Instead, interested participants are encouraged to sign up for our notification list. When a camp spot opens, the Camps team will reach out to all individuals on the list via email notifying them that a seat has been released on our website.

Registration will occur on a first -come, first- served basis via our online registration system; signing up for our waitlist does not guarantee you a spot in our program.

Special Needs

MOXI strives to create an inclusive learning environment that welcomes students of all abilities. Since each camper is different and has different needs, we encourage you to reach out if you have any specific questions, concerns, or accommodations.

What if my child needs medication and/or has allergies?

MOXI staff is not allowed to administer any medication. If a camper needs medication, it must be administered by a parent/guardian or the camper themselves. MOXI staff can hold and/or store medication until needed by the camper. Medication will be returned to the parent, guardian, or caregiver at the end of the camp day/week.

Do let MOXI staff know if your camper has an allergy. Please note we may not be able to fully eliminate all potential allergens.

What do you do if a child is ill?

If your camper is sick, has any known exposure to COVID-19, is waiting on a COVID-19 test result, or has otherwise been told to self-isolate/quarantine/stay home by a medical professional or based on county/state/CDC health guidance, do not send them to camp. If your camper is unable to attend due to illness or implications of COVID-19, we will offer a full or pro-rated refund depending on the situation. If a camper becomes ill at camp, we will call parents to come and pick them up.

What do you do if a child is injured?

If a child becomes injured, MOXI Education will contact the parent or guardian. For significant injury or other conditions that require immediate medical attention, we will call 911 and/or take the child to Cottage Hospital and contact the participant’s parent or guardian. Medical personnel will be provided with relevant information, such as allergies, as provided on the first day of camp.

How do I leave an emergency message concerning my child?

Please call the front desk at 805.770.5000 and a staff member will deliver your message to the appropriate person. If you have any specific questions regarding the camp, please email camps@moxi.org

What does lunch look like for MOXI camps?

Lunch takes place off-site every day at a local park (Ambassador Park and Chase Palm Park) and at the beach near the Santa Barbara Wharf.

Campers are escorted from the museum to the park by volunteers and CPR-certified Camp Counselors equipped with emergency contact information, a first aid kit, radios, and extra supplies.

Campers are encouraged to bring their lunch, water, and sunscreen with them every day and are invited to play a number of different games and activities.