Summer of STEAM


Early discount: Save $125! (no code needed)

  • June 29 – July 3

  • July 6 - July 10

  • July 13 – July 17

  • July 20 – July 24

  • July 27 – July 31

  • Aug 3 – Aug 7

  • Aug 10 – Aug 14

  • Aug 17 – Aug 21

  • Aug 24 – Aug 28

Early discount: Save $125! (no code needed)

Tuition
Monday-Friday 9-4PM $700
Monday-Friday Late Stay 9-6PM $800 *K-5 late stay only. Late stay for grades 4-8 upon request by emailing carmen@thegeekforest.com. (We also have an option to do late stay on days determined by you to be billed at the end of the camp week)

Other Fees
Early Drop off Fee $15
Late Pickup Fee $15

Tuition Includes
All materials, & camp t-shirt

Daily Routine
8:45am-9am Check-in
9am-9:15am Morning Group Meeting
9:15am-11:45am Morning Lab Activities
11:45am-12:15pm Lunch in classroom 
12:15pm-1:15pm Playground
1:15pm-4pm Afternoon Lab Activities
4pm End of Day pickup

6pm Late Stay Pickup

Drop off Procedures
Parents should sign in on the designated sign in sheet. Please notify and confirm with our staff any specific medical conditions, dietary restrictions, and/or emergency medications.

Child Release Policy
Children will be released only to those persons whose names are listed on the Authorized Adults List you provide when you enroll. Proper identification will be required of persons picking up your child. To add or remove a name, please contact us.

Age Groups
We have a 1:8 teacher to student ratio with an additional camp assistant.
Tinkerers: students grades K-2.
Hackers: students grades 3-5.
Makers (1:6 ratio): students grades 4-8.

Meals and Snacks
Everyone will need to bring in their own lunches and snacks. Please note we are nut free.

Medical Conditions & Emergency Medications
As per our registration forms, parents should notify our staff of any dietary restrictions, allergies, and/or medical conditions and give consent to our staff to administer any emergency medications such as inhalers, epi-pen, etc with details that specify any protocols required.

Absences
If your child will not attend a registered program, please call 917.966.6000 and/or email overlord@thegeekforest.com to alert us of your child’s absence. Note that we do not offer make up days for any program.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel any enrollment 60 days or more before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 100% (minus transaction fee) credit equal to the amount of money paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Geek Forest class/workshop/etc. for one calendar year.
  • If you cancel any enrollment 15-59 days before the first date of child participation, we will issue a 50% (minus transaction fee) tuition credit equal to the amount paid. This tuition credit can be applied to any Geek Forest class/workshop/etc. for one calendar year.
  • If you cancel any service 14 days or less before the date of service, we will not issue any tuition credit for any money paid.
  • Canceling a service for any reason does not constitute a tuition refund or cancellation of a payment plan.
  • Due to the nature and structure of our programs, we do not offer any make up days. 

summer of steam faq

What should you bring?
Lunch
Sunscreen (Please apply before coming to camp)
Water bottle
Emergency medications, if required
Optional swimsuit and towel (we will go outside most days)

When is drop off?
We request that all students be checked in by 9am. If you are running late, please contact us immediately at 917.966.6000.

When is pickup?
4pm (regular pickup)
6pm (late pickup for grades K-5, grades 4-8 upon request)

We also have an option to do late stay on days determined by you to be billed at the end of the camp week. If you choose to do this, you will need to inform the staff at the beginning of the day regarding 4pm or 6pm pickup. Late fee will apply for after 6pm.

Will food be provided?
No food will not be provided.

Will there be outside time each day?
We always try to spend at least an hour outside every day. Please send your child with appropriate clothing (raincoats, sunblock, etc). 

Teachers/Assistants:
Our teachers and class assistants are a mix of NYC DOE teachers, after school specialists, artists, and college students. Everyone has had training and/or prior experience. We do background checks on everyone who works for us. 

Bullying:
Geek Forest is a bully free zone! We know that sometimes there are some misunderstandings. Please encourage your child to tell a teacher or class assistant of any issues. We can get down to the bottom of it before it escalates. If you have further questions or concerns please email: carmen@thegeekforest.com

Can I bring devices?
Devices are only allowed at the end of day. We encourage students to read from our library of books and comics. We will also have board games available. (Geek Forest is not responsible for any damages.)