Drop-Off & FAQs

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Camps run Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Drop-off is open between 8 to 8:30 am and pick-up between 4:30 to 5 pm. Extended care also is available for an extra half-hour before and after camp. The cost for extended care is $15/week for the morning or afternoon; $30 for both.

Temporary curbside drop-off and pick-up is available directly in front of the Bell Museum located at 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Longer-term parking is available at nearby meters as well as the 4th Street Ramp.

Camp t-shirts will be available to purchase during pick-up and drop-off times. Campers need an adult present to purchase items from the museum store.

Daily supplies

Please make sure your camper has the following supplies each day of camp. Forgotten items can be left at the front desk of the Bell Museum and we will be sure to get it to the right camper.

  • Lunch: non-refrigerated, non-microwavable, nut-free
  • Morning & afternoon snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear*
  • Sunscreen

* Parents/guardians of enrolled campers will receive an email the week prior to camp with information on daily activities, which will help determine appropriate clothing and footwear.

Allergies, medications or dietary restrictions

If your camper has a medical condition for which s/he must carry emergency medication (e.g., asthma inhalers, EpiPen epinephrine injectors), a peanut allergy or other severe allergy, or has dietary restrictions, please inform registration staff as soon as possible so we can make the necessary accommodations.

NOTE: For the safety of our campers, guests and staff, we are a peanut & tree nut free camp.

Frequently asked questions

Can I accompany my child to camp?

If your camper is new to the camp experience or you are curious about what our camps are like, you are welcome to stay with your camper until lunchtime on the first day of camp. Due to parking restrictions, curbside parking is not available if you choose to do so, though parking is available at nearby meters as well as the 4th street ramp.

Do you have a behavior policy?

In order to maintain a positive experience for all campers, we have established a policy to manage behavior incidents that involve chronic disruption and/or safety. We reserve the right to remove students who do not adhere to our behavior policy.

Where do you go for treats on Fridays of camp?

At the end of each week, campers get to go on a special trip to get ice cream or other treat. We go to McDonald's for this occasion, because they can ensure there is no cross-contamination with peanuts or other allergens and provide lactose free treat options.

Questions?

If you have additional questions, or to request disability accommodations, call 612-626-9660. Questions about your camp registration should be directed to U of M Tickets at 612-624-2345 or umntix@umn.edu.