FAQs

FAQs2018-04-04T13:18:15+00:00
My camper will be picked up at 6:00PM each day, what activities will he/she do in the afternoon?2017-11-07T20:12:01+00:00

Aftercare is structured, free time for the campers. Our Aftercare counselors set up stations where kids can craft, free-build LEGO®, draw, play sports, and have snack. It is like an epic play date at the end of fun day.

Do you post the work the students create online?2017-11-07T20:06:41+00:00

One of the great thrills that a camper will get is posting a video online for his friends to see. We ask all of our campers to sign up for our private social media site to share photos and videos internally, and all videos will be posted to our public YouTube Channel so that campers and parents can view and share the videos. We will never post personally identifiable information in these videos; we will label them with camper first names only.

My daughter/son has advanced experience with one or more of the subjects you are teaching. How focused will the workshops be on the subjects he or she knows best?2017-11-07T20:04:06+00:00

Fun Bot Lab makes every possible effort to give its teachers flexibility to adjust the learning content for individuals in a workshop. Students with specific ideas or advanced talents are encouraged to communicate with us once they are signed up so that we can make sure they get the very most out of their session of Fun Bot Lab!

If your camper would like to ‘focus’ on one aspect of our camp, check out our Fun Bot Focus Program.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

How does Fun Bot Lab handle conflict?2017-11-07T20:01:20+00:00

Fun Bot Lab stresses teamwork and cooperation and its teachers and counselors have specific instructions to be conscious of and to foster those skills. In a collaborative environment, differences of opinions present a “teachable moment” and can result in richer ideas and solutions. In all cases, we proactively take steps to ensure an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Will your staff administer medication?2017-11-07T20:00:20+00:00

All members of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified, and select members of our staff are also trained to administer medication (with their MAT Certification). We will only administer medication at Fun Bot Lab if you have filled out an appropriate medication form for each medication to be administered. Please see our Medication Policy for more details.

My child has food allergies – what restrictions do you put on the dining environment?2017-11-07T19:55:04+00:00

Many campers pack their own lunch, and all campers eat lunch together. For this reason, we cannot assure a nut-free or other allergen-free environment. We do however, do everything we can to make sure that we keep our campers safe. All staff is CPR trained and there is always an MAT trained staff on premises. The lunches available to order through our Smart Lunches program are all nut-free, and lunches are available to accommodate many other nutritional needs.

Are there any restrictions on kids with special needs?2017-11-07T19:27:37+00:00

We welcome differences in our campers, and kids who excel and express intense interest in technology are often creative individuals with unique personalities. However, we are not a special needs camp and are not ideally suited to accommodate kids with special needs who operate outside of a mainstream school environment. We trust our parents to keep us fully informed so that reasonable accomodations can be made well in advance of the first day of camp. Please contact us with any questions.

What are typical daily activities at Fun Bot Lab?2017-11-07T19:26:41+00:00

Daily activities include creation of LEGO® robots, computer programming, stop motion animation, game design, digital music, music & movement, and more!  Visit this page to see a typical day at Fun Bot Lab.

What age group is the camp designed for and how are they divided?2017-11-07T19:24:39+00:00

Our Camp is targeted for rising K – 8th graders. Our 2018 groups are as follows:

Micro & Mini Bots: rising K-1st graders (usually 5-6 years old)

Big Bots: rising 2nd graders (usually 7 years old)

Ultra Bots:  rising 3rd graders (usually 8 years old)

Mega Bots: rising 4th-5th graders (usually 9-10 years old)

Giga Bots: rising 6th-8th graders (usually 11-13 years old)

Getting the best mix of kids and abilities is our guiding goal – so we remain flexible to allow kids to be moved up and down, and we allow friends / siblings to be moved between groups to create the best fit (please note: we cannot move friends and siblings into groups once that group is filled, so please register early to secure your first choice!)

I’m having trouble logging in to my Online Account, who can I contact?2017-11-07T19:20:56+00:00

For questions specifically about your Fun Bot Lab Online Account, please call CampMinder Tech Support directly at (303) 444-2267. They are always happy to help any of our Fun Bot Families!

Can I pay online?2017-11-07T19:21:57+00:00

Yes! You can make payments, add or change credit card information, and view your balance by logging into your Online Account and clicking on Financial Management. For more information, please click on the About Your Online Account page. To log into your Online Account, please click here for your Parent Login.

Any balance remaining on your account will be charged to your credit card on April 6, 2018.

Can I pay in installments?2017-11-07T19:00:44+00:00

Yes! If you register for Fun Bot Lab before April 7, 2017, you will have the option to pay half of your tuition upfront. Any balance remaining on your account will be charged to your credit card on April 7, 2017. Any registration after April 7, 2017 must be paid in full. PLEASE NOTE: All signups before January 1, 2017 that take advantage of our Super Early Bird Discount must also be paid in full.

What forms and documents are required for Fun Bot Lab?2017-11-07T18:20:50+00:00

All forms and documents requried for Fun Bot Lab are available on your Online Account under Forms & Documents. To view detailed instructions, including the list of forms and documents required for Fun Bot Lab, please go to How to Register, under the Registration & Costs tab.

Is my online account secure?2017-11-05T20:28:14+00:00

All information submitted on your Online Account is completely secure and treated with the utmost respect and privacy. Fun Bot Lab currently uses CampMinder, a well-respected system with high standards of security, to store all of our camper information, family information, and payment information. All information is stored on an encrypted, secure zero-down-time server. For more information about this and other privacy policies, please click here.

What is a Fun Bot Lab Online Account?2017-11-05T20:27:30+00:00

All parents who have submitted an application to Fun Bot Lab have an Online Account that securely saves all of their camper information, family information, and payment information. You can log on to your Online Account by clicking here.

Can I claim Fun Bot Lab as childcare on my taxes?2017-11-05T20:25:28+00:00

Yes. Since we are a fully-licensed childcare facility, you can claim camp on your taxes for childcare. Just use your receipt and our tax ID number. Please contact our offices at 703-831-7747.

The Tax ID number is 27-1967068. Please note that Fun Bot Lab is not a nonprofit organization.

I don’t see the charge on my card from Fun Bot, but there is something from Turbo Comet. What is Turbo Comet?2017-11-05T20:23:03+00:00

Fun Bot Lab is organized under an LLC with the name Turbo Comet LLC – which will show up as the name on of the charge.

Do sessions sell out?2017-11-05T20:21:11+00:00

Yes! Every year parents are disappointed because their chosen session is sold out, so register as soon as possible for your first choice.

How do you handle refunds?2017-11-05T20:20:05+00:00

At Fun Bot Lab, we are able to make our camp great by spending time tailoring each session to the campers in attendance. Also, every year we have had to turn families away from their preferred sessions. When you sign up for Fun Bot Lab, we are guaranteeing you a space in this special program, and for this reason, we have a non-refundable deposit of $200 per camper per session. Families who voluntarily withdraw on or before April 7, 2017 shall receive a full refund less this $200 non-refundable deposit.

After April 6, 2018, there will be no tuition refunds. There are no refunds for absences during a session nor prorating of fees for partial attendance.

If our plans change, can I transfer my camper into another session?2017-11-05T20:19:03+00:00

We understand that our Fun Bot Families have busy schedules, so please feel free to sign up now and transfer between sessions later. You may transfer between sessions without any fees or penalties until April 6, 2018 or your session is Sold Out, whichever comes first. We will notify you when your session is near to Sold Out so that you can make your final summer plans!

After April 6, 2018, all sessions are final. We are unable to process tuition refunds after this date.

Please note: There are no refunds for absences during a session nor pro-rating of fees for partial attendance.

Do you have Beforecare and Aftercare?2017-11-05T20:15:05+00:00

Yes we do! All campers are welcome to attend Beforecare and Aftercare. There are no space limitations, and no signup is necessary. We offer Beforecare every day from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM at flat per-morning fee of $10 per morning. We offer Aftercare every day from 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM at a flat rate of $20 per afternoon.

What times do most parents pick up their campers?2017-11-05T20:12:46+00:00

Most campers are picked up between 3:00PM and 3:15PM, during our regularly scheduled pick-up time. After 3:15PM, they are considered as attending Aftercare. Once in Aftercare, most campers are picked up within an hour or so. Campers must be picked up by 6:00PM.

My child has a commitment in the morning/afternoon, can I elect to enroll for half of each day?2017-11-05T20:10:08+00:00

The full experience of Fun Bot Lab summer camps is participation in the interlocking sessions in the morning and afternoon, so we do ask our participants to spend the full day with us for five days a week, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Of course, campers do have dental appointments and other commitments, and can check out early or arrive late as special circumstances demand. A parent or guardian must check into the office, and then be accompanied by a staff member to walk to the workshop in session to pick up/drop off a camper early/late. Do keep in mind that we have a carefully paced series of lessons, (especially with movie making) so missed time from any part of the day can affect the overall camper experience.

Do most participants sign up for more than one session?2017-11-05T20:08:09+00:00

Our courses are structured so that a camper can sign up for multiple sessions to have a different and unique challenge each session. We balance this with introductory classes at the beginning of each workshop to make sure that any camper can come into camp at any session and quickly get oriented. Once kids have a positive experience, it is very common for them to sign up for additional sessions. Some of our campers come for the whole summer!

Do you have any discounts?2017-11-05T20:05:02+00:00

We have a LOT of discounts! We have discounts for early registration, a sibling discount, and a multiple session discount! Please click here to see the full details of Fun Bot Lab’s discounts.

How much does your camp cost?2017-11-05T20:03:08+00:00

New this year – We have made Fun Bot Lab more flexible! While we still encourage 2-week sessions, we have broken our summer up in to 1-week sessions so that your child can come to camp around your busy schedule. They will still be able to build upon their skills. Each week of camp is only $475, be on the lookout for session discounts when you sign up for more than one week!

Before-care and after-care are available for a low-flat rate this year of $20 per morning or afternoon, whatever best fits your schedule.

Where is Fun Bot Lab located?2017-11-05T19:52:10+00:00

Fun Bot Lab has two locations in 2018

Fun Bot Lab McLean Campus – located at Saint Luke School – 7005 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22101

Fun Bot Lab Arlington Campus – located at our Headquarters – 716 N Barton Street, Arlington, VA 22101

Our off-season HQ is located in Arlington, VA. Please use this address to mail paperwork or other items during the school year.

Fun Bot Lab HQ • 716 N Barton Street • Arlington, VA 22201

When does Fun Bot Lab take place in 2018?2017-11-05T19:48:36+00:00

Fun Bot Lab will take place from June 25 to August 10, 2018! Please click here to see the details of this summer’s schedule!