SSROV Camp

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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

WHO CAN SIGN-UP?

Seafloor Science & Remotely Operated Vehicle Camp offers week-long STEM summer day camps in Monterey, Aptos,

Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Gilroy. 

Camps are offered for two age groups: Children ages 8 – 10 (entering grades 3 – 5), and ages 11 – 14 (entering grades 6 – 9). STEM activities focus on ocean exploration and the science, technology, and operations that make it possible. Team-oriented challenges engage students in applying the scientific method and ocean technologies in a real-world framework of discovery. Activities incorporate electronics, rovers, designing, building and driving underwater ROVs, sensors, seafloor geology, and marine biology. The 6th – 9th grade (Level II) camp includes programing rovers.

LOCATIONS AND TIMES

We are happy to provide SS-ROV Camp to several locations. Each camp will run one week, Monday through Friday.

  • Level I Camps (for students entering grades 3 – 5) will meet from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Level II Camps (for students entering grades 6 – 9) will meet from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

In addition we are offering half-day camps for both age levels in Gilroy. We are excited to once again partner with Cabrillo College Extension this summer. We will hold half day camps for level I age campers and full day Level II camps.  For more detail and scholarship information for these camps please visit Cabrillo College Extension. 

2022 Seafloor Science & ROV Level I Camps

(for students entering grades 3 – 5)

DateTimeLocationTuitionExtended Hours/Surcharge
June
13 - 17
9:00AM - noon
OR
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Early reg.: $ 280
$ 295
N/A
June
13 - 17
9:00AM - noonCity of Gilroy Recreation Department
Wheeler Center 250 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
$ 220N/A
June
20 - 24
9:00AM - noon
OR
1:00PM - 4.00PM
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Early reg.:
$ 280
$ 295
N/A
June/July
27 - 01
9:00AM - 3:00PMSaratoga
Daves Elementary
Los Catos, CA. 95030
$ 3708:30AM - 9:00AM / $ 25
3:00PM - 4:30PM / $ 75
June/July
27 - 01
9:00AM - 3:00PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 350
camp closed
8:30AM - 9:00AM and
3:00PM - 4:30PM
$100
July
11 - 15
9:00AM - 3:00PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 3508:30AM - 9:00AM and
3:00PM - 4:30PM
$100
July
11 - 15
9:00AM - 3:00PMLos Gatos
Daves Ave. Elementary
$ 3708:30AM - 9:00AM / $ 25
3:00PM - 4:30PM / $ 75

2022 Seafloor Science & ROV Level II Camps

(for students entering grades 6 – 9)

DateTimeLocationTuition
June
13 - 17
1:00pM - 4:00PMCity of Gilroy Recreation Department
Wheeler Center 250 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
$ 220
June
20 - 24
8:30AM - 4:30PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 430
CAMP CLOSED
June/July
27 - 01
8:30AM - 4:30PMSaratogaDaves Elementary
Los Gatos, CA. 95030
$ 450
July
18 - 22
9:00AM - 4:00PMCabrillo Extension
6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos CA. 95003
Early Reg.:
$ 480
$ 495
July
11 - 15
8:30AM - 4:30PMLos Gatos
Daves Ave. Elementary School
$ 450

2022 Seafloor Science & ROV Level III Camp

Tentative Dates and Times subject to change

(for students entering grades 8 – 10)

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DateTimeLocationTuitionExtended Hours/Surcharge
June
13 - 17
9:00AM - noon
OR
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Early reg.: $ 280
$ 295
N/A
June
13 - 17
9:00AM - noonCity of Gilroy Recreation Department
Wheeler Center 250 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
$ 220N/A
June
20 - 24
9:00AM - noon
OR
1:00PM - 4.00PM
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Early reg.:
$ 280
$ 295
N/A
June/July
27 - 01
9:00AM - 3:00PMSaratoga
Daves Elementary
Los Catos, CA. 95030
$ 3708:30AM - 9:00AM / $ 25
3:00PM - 4:30PM / $ 75
June/July
27 - 01
9:00AM - 3:00PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 350
camp closed
8:30AM - 9:00AM and
3:00PM - 4:30PM
$100
July
11 - 15
9:00AM - 3:00PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 3508:30AM - 9:00AM and
3:00PM - 4:30PM
$100
July
11 - 15
9:00AM - 3:00PMLos Gatos
Daves Ave. Elementary
$ 3708:30AM - 9:00AM / $ 25
3:00PM - 4:30PM / $ 75

DateTimeLocationTuition
June
13 - 17
1:00pM - 4:00PMCity of Gilroy Recreation Department
Wheeler Center 250 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
$ 220
June
20 - 24
8:30AM - 4:30PMMAOS
Monterey High School

101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
$ 430
CAMP CLOSED
June/July
27 - 01
8:30AM - 4:30PMSaratogaDaves Elementary
Los Gatos, CA. 95030
$ 450
July
18 - 22
9:00AM - 4:00PMCabrillo Extension
6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos CA. 95003
Early Reg.:
$ 480
$ 495
July
11 - 15
8:30AM - 4:30PMLos Gatos
Daves Ave. Elementary School
$ 450

Camp Policies

Please review our policies before signing up. 

Please notify the SS-ROV Camp Staff in writing by email if, after registering your child, your plans change and your child won't be able to attend. Depending on the date of notice and the reason for cancellation, some, all or none of the fee may be refunded.

Before camp begins:
If a written cancellation is received by email at least 30 days prior to the start of camp, the total amount paid minus $50 will be refunded. If written cancellation is received by email between 10 and 29 days prior to the camp start date, up to one half of the registration fee will be refunded; however, if we are able to fill the spot from our wait list, the total amount paid minus $75 will be refunded. If a written cancellation is received by email in less than 10 days prior to start of camp, no refund will be given. The only exception to this no refund policy is in the case of a family or medical emergency. We require an explanation and documentation along with your cancellation request before we can refund the total amount paid minus $75.

After camp begins:
There will be no pro-rated registration fees for late starts or departures once camp begins, including for vacation plans. For family and medical emergencies, a written justification is required, and requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Any dismissal due to behavioral issues/misconduct will result in a forfeiture of 100% of the participant’s registration fees.

Minimum enrollment requirements:
SS-ROV Camp offers space for up to 24 students per session. The camp needs a minimum of 12 students per session in order to be sustainable. If less than 12 students enroll in a particular session, it will be cancelled and parents/guardians will be notified immediately. Space in any available, alternative session would then be offered. Beyond that, those affected and not re-enrolled will be refunded the original registration amount in full. We will make every effort to avoid cancellation and do apologize for any inconvenience this scenario might cause.

SS-ROV Camp and its supporters recognize the importance of making need-based, financial aid available to allow for inclusion of families and their children who would otherwise be unable to participate. Applications for partial scholarships for campers can be downloaded and should be submitted via email. Scholarship recipients are required to write a short essay following the completion of camp detailing their experiences and benefits of the scholarship.

Download our SS-ROV Camp Scholarship Application Form here

The SS-ROV Camp curriculum will engage campers, but all campers are encouraged to be at their best behavior to enhance their own learning experience and that of others. We recognize that the camp occurs during summer months and some campers may be inclined to have a looser attitude toward adhering to camp objectives. That, unfortunately, would not only be disruptive to the goals of the course and the enjoyment of the camp by others, but it can also compromise the safety of fellow campers. Thus, in order that our message is very clear – and in the interest of providing a great learning experience and keeping everyone safe – each session will begin with an orientation that will outline expectations for behavior.

The Behavior Basics:

  • Listening! The first rule of safety is to listen to the staff and interns. They are trained to make sure that campers have what they need, understand what to do, and ensure everyone stays safe. Listening to instructions and being able to ask for help when needed can only happen when there is cooperation among all.
  • Teamwork! The more complex the activities get, the more important it is for teams to work together. Sharing ideas, collaborating, and building together – it’s all part of what scientists and engineers do everyday.
  • Respect! Physical space, personal items and course materials all need to be respected in order for the SSROV Camp to be a good learning environment. Campers need to feel safe; they need to know their space and possessions will be respected. This will allow the campers to relax, concentrate, and have fun with the projects.
  • Awareness! While at Camp, take a look around you. Are you where you are supposed to be? By being aware, you are more likely to 1) maintain good communication and collaboration with your teammates, 2) stay on track with activities, 3) learn more, and 4) stay safe! No wandering off!


Dismissal policy:

Dismissal from camp due to misconduct, although rare, can happen with repeated disruptive, unsafe or disrespectful actions.

The safety of our students at SS-ROV camp is our first and most important priority.

 

To ensure that each student enjoys camp in the safest environment possible, all camp Staff members and Interns are required by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pass a criminal background check and an online course offered b the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The online course is based on UAF’s Protection of Minors Policy and instructs personnel how to respond if a child has been endangered by neglect or abuse.

In addition, all staff members and interns participate in a seminar at the beginning of each camp season provided by a 15-year veteran teacher. This seminar focuses on “what to expect from kids” and “how to handle difficult situations.”

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: we are prepared!

We require all staff members and interns to be certified by the American Red Cross in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid*.  Camp personnel know how to provide immediate care in cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive.

Red Cross-approved first aid kits are present during camp. Each staff member and intern has a list of emergency numbers appropriate for the venue.

Parents will be notified immediately using the phone number provided if there is an emergency situation.

*Red Cross First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers, school staff, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.  All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

COVID-19 Protocol (subject to change): We will do our best to stay in compliance of state mandates.

Camp size is limited to 24 persons in a cohort. A group of 24 campers is supervised by one Instructor and up to 3 assistant counselors (not to exceed the maximum number in a cohort). Cabrillo College: Please check with Cabrillo College Extension for information. All Camp Staff is vaccinated. Staff will meet campers and parents in their cars, conduct a brief COVID-19 survey, and take the camper’s temperature (with a non-contact forehead thermometer). Campers will then be send to the class room (all within sight of staff). Parents are not to leave their cars. Should a camper or one of their family members show symptoms indicative of a COVID-19 infection, they will not be allowed to attend. We will ensure that instructors and camp counselors are immunized and avoid travel on public transportation 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the respective camp session.

Spread out seating in the classroom to maintain a 3 ft. distance.

Additional measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19:

Keep doors and windows open to ensure proper ventilation of the space.

Limit group activities to 2 campers.

Wear face masks at all times (staff and campers)

Spread out far during lunch and as always no sharing of food.

Wipe/spray down materials after each use.

Provide plenty of hand sanitizer .

Require kids to sanitize hands before and after using materials.

All materials that have been touched will be collected in special bins to be sanitized by staff.

Each camper should build his/her own ROV and set all components that were touched aside to be sanitized by staff. I.e. nothing gets thrown back into the bins.

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What will my child do every day at camp?
SS-ROV Camp activities center on an overall science theme that is supported by four hands-on modules per day. Each module includes an introduction that connects the activity to the science theme and a technical component that is completed in groups of two or four campers. At the end of the module, the campers share their experience with the other campers to develop a dialogue that goes beyond the initial introduction of the module. Communication and teamwork are critical in science and technical fields! Breaks are provided in the morning, for lunch, and in the afternoon.

 

Can my child be partnered with a friend?
If your child wants to be partnered with a friend or friends while at SS-ROV camp, please let us know at the first day of the camp and we will do our best to accommodate your camper’s request.

Is there extended day care for my child?
SS-ROV Camps run from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Level II Camps) or from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Level I Camps). Staff and Interns arrive at 8:00 AM to prepare and leave at 5:00 PM after cleanup. We appreciate the difficulty in getting children to camps while upholding a job, therefore we offer extended hours for most Level I camps. For an additional fee of $100 per child, per camp, we will accommodate children attending Level I camps arriving at 8:30 AM and leaving at 4:30 PM.

Can my child come late, can I pick up my child early or can my child skip a day of camp?
Because of the modular nature of the camp, a child can miss part of a day and still have the background to finish the remaining modules and activities. However, it is best if the child is there in the morning to understand the broader scope of the activities and how they fit within the science theme.

Can I see what my child is doing?
DEFINITELY, and it is encouraged. We encourage all parents to come early to see what their child is doing. From 4:00 to 4:30 PM every day, Level II campers will be completing journals and picking up after the last module. This is a perfect time to engage your child and have them explain what they did and why. Additionally, we will give the campers homework, mainly as a means to have dialogues with their parents and siblings, highlighting the activities that the campers completed during the day. We also encourage Level II Camp parents to attend presentations on Friday starting at 3:00 PM.

What precautions do you take to ensure that my child is safe at camp?
SS-ROV Camp staff and interns have extensive safety training prior to employment. All staff possess current CPR/First Aid certifications, are screened through criminal background checks. Campers are under constant supervision, and our ratio of staff to camper is at least 1:6. For more information please see the safety section.

Does my child need to bring a lunch?
Your child needs to bring a lunch to camp. Make sure any food allergies are listed on the medical form.

Do I need to provide my child any special personal equipment for camp?
SS-ROV provides all of the materials and equipment that the camper needs. However, we will have activities outside that involve water. A dry shirt may make the day more comfortable should it get wet.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sunscreen and raincoat – many activities take place outdoors

What not to Bring:

  • No electronics please. The one exception is cameras (or phones with cameras, if necessary).
  • Weapons of any kind: knives, firearms, etc.
  • Fireworks, matches/lighters or any hazardous materials
  • Alcohol or tobacco, in any form
  • Non-prescription (illegal) drugs, drug paraphernalia
  • Chewing gum
  • Cash
  • Anything you or your camper wouldn’t want to get ruined

REGISTRATION

STEP 1

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

STEP 2

COMPLETE LIABILITY RELEASE AND MEDICAL FORM

Registration will open in the Winter/Spring 2022.

 

To register and pay for the Monterey Camps: 

Camp registration is managed by our parent non-profit, Oceans and Robotics Inc.

Click here to reach the registration system on its web site. Monterey Camp Registration

For ease of registration, please use a laptop or desktop computer. Using a mobile device or tablet may not provide all the necessary information and forms that are required.

When registering through the City of Saratoga, please click on the Los Gatos link as both cities support one summer camp registration system

Los Gatos  Then click on “Technology Camps”and scroll down to the SS-ROV camp listings

When registering through the City of Saratoga, please click on the following link: Saratoga Camps

type “Seafloor Science ROV” into the keyword search bar.  For further assistance call 408-868-1249.

When registering through City of Campbell, please click on the link below. Enter “SS-ROV Camp”  into the Activity Search bar to bring up the camp sections. For further assistance call 408-866-2104

City of Campbell

Gilroy camps:

Please visit the Gilroy Department of Recreation’s website for more information and to sign up by first setting up an account. Enrollment is slated to open March 21, 2022.
Click here: Gilroy Recreation
 

To register and pay for the Cabrillo College Extension camps click here: Cabrillo Extension

Fill in, sign and bring these additional forms to the first day of camp.

 

Liability Form

Medical Consent Form