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Camp Pursuit FAQs2019-02-01T18:20:19+00:00

Camp Pursuit Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Camp Pursuit for?2019-02-01T00:04:00+00:00

Any kid who is fueled by curiosity, loves to learn, and is hungry for knowledge and engagement. Most camps are 1st-8th grade, but locations may vary. Please confirm a camp’s age range on its information page.

How much does Camp Pursuit Cost?2018-08-13T18:18:33+00:00

Camp prices vary by location. Part of the registration ($50) is non-refundable as it covers credit card fees, clerical work, scheduling, and ordering supplies. Find information on our cancellation policy below.

Is there any Financial Assistance Available for Camp Pursuit?2019-02-01T00:06:39+00:00

We partner with the non-profit organization, Education Unbound, to support high-potential students in financial need. Education Unbound, as well as other generous sponsors, pledge a certain number of scholarships for each week of Camp Pursuit. Scholarships are awarded via an online application process. Please contact us at numindsadmin@numien.com for details. Application coming soon.

If you feel called to give a week of Camp Pursuit to someone in need of financial assistance, consider making a donation to Education Unbound. You can add a note to your donation indicating your desire for the funds to be used toward an additional Camp Pursuit scholarship.

What’s the cancellation policy, and are there any fees?2019-02-01T00:11:53+00:00

$50 from the registration cost is non-refundable. Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com. Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date.

Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to the session.

What does a Camp Pursuit class look like?2019-02-01T00:18:42+00:00

We use our proprietary curriculum model to create unique, STEAM courses that allow for project-based, interdisciplinary study. All of our courses include options for choice and accelerated materials. Every class is taught by a passionate Inspirator who has been trained to work with a wide variety of students in mixed-aged classroom models.

How do we chose our own courses?

3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Course

Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level. For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.

Next, find out what your kid is interested in. The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier.  For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Why should I choose Camp Pursuit?2019-02-01T00:20:34+00:00

We embrace the freedom of choice, allowing campers to choose high-interest STEAM courses that most align with their passions and curiosities.

We focus on key character traits through positive messages and curated experiences which nurture mind-body connection in a hands-on, mixed-age environment.

How can I support what NuMinds does?2019-01-31T23:57:36+00:00

If you love what we do and want to support us, here are a few ways.  And thank you for even reading this far–you mean the world to us!

  1. Follow us on social media.  This helps us reach a wider audience and share what we do.
  2. Take just a minute to mention us to your friends.  No advertisement could ever replace the value of word-of-mouth.
  3. Ask your local school or PTA organization if they would like to host a NuMinds program.  Just put us in contact, and we’ll handle the rest.
  4. Volunteer at one of our events.  We’re always in need of help, and we’ll pass the savings on to you in the form of discounted admission.
  5. Send us your ideas!  Many of our ideas have spurned from everyday conversations with those who see a need.
  6. Provide a financial donation.  All donated money goes directly to course expenses–pencils, paper, supplies, etc.
  7. Thank the universe for all the blessings in your life, and then recognize the value of the very breath in your lungs.  Be happy and grateful–making the world a better place!

Do you have additional questions? Please send us a message below.

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