Camper drop-off begins at 8:30 AM in the Children’s Museum of Acadiana (CMA) lobby. An adult will need to sign-in the camper each morning.
Camp activities will end at 4:00 PM. Campers must be picked-up by 4:00 PM. Each camper must be signed out by someone listed on the camp registration form (Parent/guardian, emergency contacts, or additional people listed on the form). After-camp care available until 5:30 pm; $12 per day (notice required)
Lunch and Snack
We do NOT provide lunch for campers. Campers will need to pack a lunch. Microwaves for heating food items are not available. Water will be available throughout the day, and a snack will be provided in the afternoon. .Please be sure to list all food allergies on the camp registration form. Although we will accommodate children with allergies, if preferred, you may send a snack with your camper.
Campers should wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty! Closed-toe shoes are required and must be worn at all times. Leave These Items at Home
- Personal electronics and/or valuable items
- Cell phone use during camp is NOT permitted – if you need to reach your child during camp for an emergency, please call the CMA at (337) 232-8500.
- Candy and soda
If these items are brought to camp, the CMA is not responsible for the security of these items!
Deposit Policy: Each registration requires a 50% deposit based on the fee total. The remaining balance must be paid in full, one week prior to the start of your camp session. Full payment may be made at the time of registration. Balance is due on the first day of camp.
Refunds and Cancellation
Refunds will only be issued on cancellation requests made one week prior to the start of your camp session. A 20% processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Sessions may be rescheduled with notice before the start of the session. Once camp has begun no refunds or rescheduling will occur, additionally there are no partial refunds for missed days in a session.
CMA Cancellations: If the minimum of 8 participants per session is not met, the CMA reserves the right to cancel the session 24 hours after the registration deadline. If the CMA cancels a session refunds will be given or can be moved to another date.
Please do not send your child to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana (CMA) if they are ill. The museum does not have the capacity to give the specific care that your child may need. If your child becomes ill while at camp you will be notified, and you must pick-up your child at the (CMA). In case of emergency, the CMA will arrange transport, via 911, to take your child to the nearest hospital for treatment.
The safety and health of campers and staff are the top priority at CMA Summer Camp. In addition to maintaining normal CMA Cleaning Protocols (see details here) and daily health screening for CMA Staff and Summer Camp Staff, we will screen each camper upon arrival. The questions will cover signs of symptoms, contact with anyone having tested positive, and a temperature check. If a camper or staffer presents with fever or other COVID-19 Symptoms they will be asked to depart the facility and will require a negative covid test in order to return to the program. Should a camper or staffer in the group test positive, it is our policy to notify all parents and staff who are a part of the group and the camp will be closed for the remaining time of the session.
Expectation and Behavior Guidelines; For CMA Summer Camps to be
Successfully delivered in a safe environment for learning and play, it is important that campers follow the following basic guidelines/expectations:
- Work cooperatively with other children and participate in activities without disrupting others.
- Follow the instructions of the CMA staff and instructors.
- Treat other children and staff with respect.
- Respect the property of the CMA.
- Remain with the camp group at all times.
- No gum chewing allowed in the Museum.
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana reserves the right to send anyone home or dismiss anyone from the museum’s camp whose behavior becomes unmanageable, disruptive, or endangers the safety and welfare of others.