Camp Sessions Information.
Here at MOXI, we ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and engineering. This is a place where the fun comes first, and learning happens in active, exciting, and unexpected ways. Each of our camps is designed to inspire, stretch, and engage your camper through hands-on playful exploration.
While campers explore something new every day, we follow a general schedule outline for snack breaks, off-site lunches, and activities that helps campers know what to expect each and every day.
*extended care from 8-9 AM and 3-5 PM every day*
Please note that each class is comprised of a maximum of 20 campers, led by a team of trained camp counselors and counselors-in-training (volunteers).
Please make sure MOXI has the correct email and phone number on file for your camper’s primary contact.
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.
Drop-off and Pick-up Information
Limited parking is available on Kimberly Avenue, or free 75-minute parking is available at the Amtrak train station parking lot located next to the museum.
Extended day drop-off, as well as regular day drop-off and pick-up, will be at the back of the museum, next to the Exploration Lab.
Extended-day pick-up will be at the front desk
What to Bring
- Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty
- Comfortable closed-toe shoes
- Lunch and snacks
- Backpack for carrying everything
- Water bottle
What Not to Bring
- Phones or smart watches
- Toys or other valuables
- Medication (in its original container)*
- Book to read during break (games and activities provided)
- 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
Other Rules and Policies
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MOXI Camp?
MOXI Camps aim to spark curiosity and ignite learning through hands-on activities in our Exploration Lab, Innovation Workshop and across MOXI’s exhibit tracks. Each camp also includes off-site excursions within walking distance of MOXI. These off-site excursions will ensure that your child is kept active and provide opportunities for your child to observe and conduct experiments outside the museum.
What does my child need for camp?
Your child should bring the following items to MOXI camp:
- Comfortable clothes that they can move around in and get dirty will allow your camper to explore at their full capacity.
- Closed toed shoes so they can comfortably walk to nearby locations are recommended.
- A backpack to carry their belongings.
- Full water bottle
*Please write your child’s name on their belongings and avoid bringing anything of value to
What is your drop-off/pick-up policy?
On the first day of camp, we will ask you to confirm your contact information and approved pick-up person(s). All campers must be signed out every day of camp by either a parent or the assigned adult responsible for pick-up. Please inform your pick-up person(s) to bring photo identification with them each day they come to camp so they can pick up your child.
Late pick-up policy
- First occurrence: warning
- Second occurrence: $1/minute charge for each minute late after 15 minutes
Extended Day Option
For an additional fee of $100, campers can arrive as early as 8:00 AM and be picked-up as late as 5:00 PM daily.
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 happens if there are disciplinary issues?
If a discipline issue occurs, we will take the child aside and try to resolve the issue. If this does not resolve the issue, we will contact the parent. If this does not resolve the issue or discipline issues become a common occurrence, we may ask the parent to come and remove the child from camp
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 Damaris Osuna at email@example.com.
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). Campers are escorted from the museum to the park by Counselors in Training (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.