ON-SITE Summer Camps 2021

oN-SITE
Summer Camps 2021

We’re Serious About Fun:
Kids Create, Play + Learn At Camp!

Big Discounts For
Multi-Camp Registrations!

Register for more than one On-Site camp and receive
$75 off EVERY additional On-Site camp purchased!

Launch Math + Science Centers offer exciting and educational, on-site, one-week STEM summer camps for rising Kindergarteners to 5th graders (ages 5-10 years old). With group sizes limited to 8 campers, children at Launch’s exciting specialty summer camps discover the magic of chemistry, explore the allure of faraway lands, think like detectives, animate their favorite characters – and that’s just the beginning! Campers get to keep most of their projects so that the fun continues at home!

Summer 2021 On-Site Camp Locations:

Kids
173 West 81st, Lower Level
Launch Flagship Center
81st + Amsterdam
Juniors
Kids
30 West 68th Street
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Between Columbus and CPW
Juniors
Kids
49 White Street
Tribeca Synagogue
Between Church and Broadway

Kids
Tweens
173 West 81st, Lower Level
Launch Flagship Center
81st + Amsterdam

Juniors
Kids
Tweens
30 West 68th Street
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Between Columbus and CPW

Juniors
Kids
49 White Street
Tribeca Synagogue
Between Church and Broadway

Summer 2021 On-Site Camps:

Summer 2021 On-Site Camp Schedules:

Sample On-Site Camp Day:

Launch camp days are packed with engaging STEM activities that provide the fuel for our curious campers. Small groups (< 8 campers) provide a safe and intimate setting that enables our kids to get the most out of every camp day.

Summer 2021 On-Site Camp Pricing:

Looking For Other Camp Options?
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you plan to address Covid-19 concerns for On-Site camps this summer?
A: Please visit our current Covid-19 Procedures And Precautions page to learn more about our safety plans for this summer.
Q: When does camp start and end?
K+1st Grade Camps
A: The camp day starts at 9:00 am each day. It is recommended that children arrive between 8:45 am and 8:55 am but they may be dropped off as early as 8:30 am. K+1st camps end at 1:15 pm with the option to add Math Mania! from 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm.

2nd-5th Grade Camps
A: The camp day starts at 9:00 am each day. It is recommended that children arrive between 8:45 am and 8:55 am but they may be dropped off as early as 8:30 am. Camp ends at 3:30 pm.

Q: Where does camp take place?
A: We offer camps at 3 locations:
Tribeca – 49 White Street
UWS 68th Street – 30 W. 68th Street
UWS 81st Street – 173 W. 81st Street
Please note that not all age groups are offered at all locations. Be sure to check your registration details during check out.
Q: Do you offer early drop-off?
A: Yes, early drop-off is available at no additional cost. With this option campers are allowed to arrive as early as 8:30 am.
Q: Do you offer late pick-up?
A: In normal years, Launch offers late pick-up at an additional cost. Unfortunately, in 2021 we will not offer the late pick-up option.
Q: What is the Math Mania! program for K+1st grade campers?
A: The Math Mania! program offers age-appropriate thematic curriculum woven into engaging mathematics-based projects and activities. Using themes such as Carnival Games and Safari Adventures, campers explore topics ranging from money and measurement to data collection and probability – all with a big blast of fun! Math Mania! is an optional offering for K+1st grade campers only. Add this offering to your registration at checkout.
Q: My child has a friend attending camp the same week. Will they be in the same group?
A: Generally, Launch considers all available information and makes decisions about camper groups based on variables like age, grade, and experience. If you have a special request regarding the pairing of kids you must email us at info@launchmath.com as soon as possible after registration and we will do our best to accommodate (please note that submitting a request does not guarantee a child’s placement).
Q: Do you offer busing?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer transportation services to/from On-Site camp at this time.
Q: Can my child participate in the same camp twice?
A: We offer four different camp themes for each grade group that repeat throughout the summer. Children may participate in all four of the camps in any order, however enrolling in the same camp theme more than once is not recommended for these grade groups (projects will be repeated).
Q: Which On-Site camp group is most appropriate for my child?
A: Your child’s placement is determined by the grade which they will be entering in the fall of 2021. EXAMPLE: If your child is currently in 1st grade and will be entering 2nd grade next fall they should join one of our 2nd-5th grade camps. We understand in some cases private and public school calendars may differ. If you are unsure of which group your child should join please contact Launch (info@launchmath.com) for help determining the proper placement before registering.
Q: How old does my child need to be to attend camp?
A: Children who want to join us for our summer camps must have turned 4 years old no later than 12/31/20 (in other words, turning 5 years old in 2021). If you have questions or concerns, please contact Launch (info@launchmath.com) for help determining your child’s eligibility before registering.
Q: What is the maximum size of an On-Site camp group?
A: There are at most 8 campers in a group.
Q: What happens in a typical day at On-Site camp?
K+1st Grade Camps
A: Launch packs the camp day full of activities and challenges including STEM Projects and STEM Discoveries (refer to additional FAQ below for details). Campers should come with a facemask, lunch, a water bottle, snack, and sneakers. Depending on the camp location, some K+1st campers go outside during the day therefore we recommend the pre-application of sunscreen (Note: All K+1st campers remain on the premises). K+1st camps end at 1:15 pm but you can extend the fun with our Math Mania! add-on. For additional information please refer to the Sample Daily Schedule found on the On-Site Summer Camps page on the website.

2nd-5th Grade Camps
A: Launch packs the camp day full of activities and challenges including STEM Projects, STEM Discoveries, and Launch Studios (refer to additional FAQ below for details). Campers should come with a facemask, lunch, a water bottle, snack, sneakers, and sunscreen pre-applied. All 2nd-5th campers go outside during the camp day. (Note: Some 2nd-5th campers spend their outdoor time in Central Park). For additional information please refer to the Sample Daily Schedule found on the On-Site Summer Camps page on the website.

Q: What happens during STEM Project time?
A: Each STEM Project combines a science, technology, or engineering lesson with a creative hands-on project that reinforces the principles learned from the lesson. Projects may be kits that each camper assembles on their own and takes home after camp, they may be coding projects that can be accessed later from any Internet-connected device, or they may be experiments performed individually or in socially distanced groups.
Q: What happens during STEM Discoveries?
A: STEM Discoveries engages campers in challenge-based learning through independent and/or group problem-solving activities. Kids explore a variety of STEM topics and related activities that require creativity and critical thinking skills. Projects range from physical builds using common, everyday materials to mental puzzles that involve collaborative, problem-solving methods.
Q: What happens during Launch Studios?
A: Lights! Camera! Action! The Launch Studios program puts campers in the director’s chair, in the leading role, and in the cutting room. With a camera in-hand, kids document their activities at camp, plan out entertaining “How-to” videos, design and perform fun skits, and produce a camper-run newscast. Launch instructors lead the way as they educate campers on the tech and techniques required to make cool short videos.
Q: Is there a snack time?
K+1st Grade Camps
A: Yes, approximately halfway through the morning activities there is a break for snack time. There is also a break for snack during the Math Mania! add-on program. Snacks are not provided by Launch. We recommend that children bring two snacks if they are attending the Math Mania! program. Snacks will be kept cool, if necessary. Please note we ask that parents provide nut-free snacks.

2nd-5th Grade Camps
A: Campers will have the opportunity to break for snack if needed. Snacks are not provided by Launch. Snacks will be kept cool, if necessary. Please note we ask that parents provide nut-free snacks.

Q: What should I consider when packing lunch for my child?
A: We recommend sending your child’s lunch in an insulated lunch box (if necessary we can keep a lunch chilled). However, we cannot warm or reheat lunches. All campers should be sent to camp with a water bottle in addition to any drinks included for lunch. Please note we ask that parents provide nut-free lunches.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Launch offers flexibility when your child’s availability to join us hits a snag:

The Flexibility To Switch
Your child can no longer make it to On-Site camp on the week that you purchased? Launch allows campers to switch On-Site camp weeks up to 72 hours prior to the start of a session (subject to availability).

The Flexibility To Transfer
Your child can no longer make it to camp at all this summer? Launch allows a transfer of camp fees to a sibling or family member or friend.

If All Else Fails… Canceling Is An Option
A $50 per camp non-refundable deposit is required to register. Canceling up to 72 hours prior to the start of an On-Site camp session is allowed (but deposits are non-refundable). For cancellations within 72 hours of the start of the session Launch will provide a refund less the deposit and the prorated cost for the first day of the session. If your camper is unable to finish a camp week due to medical-related issues, Launch will provide a refund less the deposit and the cost of any days attended.
All requests to switch/transfer/cancel camps must be sent via email to cancel@launchmath.com. Please include your name, your child’s name, the camps affected and your reason for the change.

Q: Do you offer early bird and sibling discounts?
A: Yes we do! We offer substantial savings including up to $150 per On-Site camp with our Early Bird Multiple Camp discounts (Multiple Camp provides discounts for siblings and all other multi-camp purchases). Please refer to our pricing and discount charts on the On-Site Summer Camps page on the website. Note: On-Site multi-camp discounts cannot be combined with Virtual multi-camp discounts.
Q: Do you offer scholarships?
A: In the past we have been proud to offer partial need-based scholarships to offset the cost of camp. Unfortunately, due to limited capacities and Covid-related financial constraints, we are unable to offer scholarships for summer 2021. We hope to reinstate our scholarship program for summer 2022.
Q: How do I get in touch with my child or a Launch instructor in the case of an emergency?
A: In the event of an emergency only, campers can be reached at the appropriate phone number for each camp location. Location phone numbers are provided in the welcome email that is distributed each week prior to camp. If you are unable to reach a Launch representative at any particular location, please call the Launch flagship center on 81st Street at 212-600-1010 and we will contact the staff for you. For non-emergency needs, please call the Launch flagship center number first.

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