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Frequently Asked Questions
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How can I reach an administrator during camp?

Call or text our STEM Program Manager, Calandra Moss, at 804-223-0010 (from 8:15 am - 4:00 pm on camp days). 

What time does camp start and end?

Students should arrive between 8:45 am and 9 am daily for camp. Camp ends at 4 pm. Students must be picked up by 4:20 pm. After-care is not available.

Where will camp be held? 

Camp includes an exciting, hands-on mix of indoor activities and experiments, and outdoor exploration and learning! Campers will meet daily at Ellison Hall on Virginia Union University's campus (across from the Hovey Field parking lot off Lombardy Street). 

How will students be transported to field visits?

A van (with air-conditioning) will transport students to and from destinations for outdoor exploration.

When will outdoor activities be cancelled?

Outdoor activities will be cancelled and lessons will move indoors given the following conditions:

  • As recommended by the National Weather Service

  • If lightning is forecasted or observed

  • If extreme heat is forecasted or observed

What's the pick-up/drop-off process?

Check back for precise carpooling instructions.


IMPORTANT: Any adults listed on the registration will be listed as authorized to pick up your camper (and will need to present a photo ID). Please email us at to update this list or call/text us at 804-223-0010 (from 8:15 am - 4:00 pm on camp days) for immediate changes.

Who can pick up my child?

Anyone listed on your registration will be authorized to pick up your child. Please email us at if you need to add additional names or amend the names listed on your registration. All students will need to be signed out with a photo ID and signature of the party picking them up. 


Please email us at to update this list or call/text us at 804-223-0010 (from 8:15 am - 4:00 pm on camp days) for immediate changes.

Can I walk my child inside on the first camp day?

Absolutely! Come meet our staff and instructors. Our MSiC staff and volunteers will be outside to greet you!

What clothes should my child wear?

Loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing is recommended. A light sweater will suffice indoors, if needed.

What shoes should my child wear?

As there will be outdoor activities, please expect your child's shoes to get muddy, dirty, and/or wet. All shoes worn for outdoor activities must be closed toe with hard soles. Any shoes that are comfy and provide adequate protection when walking are a great choice. Flip-flops and other open-toed shoes may be stored in a backpack and changed into for indoor activities.

What items should my child bring to camp?

The following items are highly recommended:

  • A full water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • A healthy, energy-boosting lunch and two snacks

  • Any other necessary protection from outdoor elements for your child

What health and safety items will Camp Innovation provide?

We will have available for all campers at all times:

  • Chilled, bottled water 

  • COVID-safe masks

  • Hand sanitizer

What COVID-19 safety practices do you follow?

The MSiC follows all state and Richmond City guidelines for COVID safety. 

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