Frequently Asked Questions

How does pick-up/drop-off work? Am I allowed to have a friend transport my child? What time window can I drop off my child? Pick up my child?

Parking is limited.  Please utilize overflow spots behind Napa Music.  Early drop offs are limited to 15 minutes before the start of a camp or class.  Students should be picked up at camp/class end time. Families with students who remain past 15 minutes of class/camp end time will incur a $25 hourly use fee.  Napa STEM Academy requires parents or guardians to come in and sign out children under 10 years of age.

Does my child need to bring any supplies?

Unless specifically stated during signup, students are not expected to bring outside supplies.  

You offer a daily Panera lunch for purchase. Is my child allowed to bring a lunch? Snacks?

Students may bring outside snacks/lunches.  We also have snacks available for purchase.

My child needs medicine daily. Can I send the medicine with my child?

Napa STEM Academy does not have trained medical staff.  If your child needs to take medication while attending camps or classes, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the child receives proper medication in the appropriate doses at the appropriate times.

Where is the science equipment from?

Robotics equipment is provided by Ozobot, Sphero, VEX IQ robotics, and other small robotics companies.  Our equipments is consistently updated as technology emerges. We use both PC and Mac computers.

Do I have to pre-register or can I register on the first day of a camp?

Pre-registration is preferred as it guarantees your student a spot in the camp.  First day registration is allowed space permitting.

What should my child wear each day? Are sandals okay?

Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable for indoor activity in the current seasonal climate.  Closed toe shoes only - NO OPEN TOE SANDALS, FLIP FLOPS, etc.

My child has no robotics experience.  Can they enroll in robotics?

Yes.  No experience is necessary for robotics.  The course is designed to cater to all levels of robotics experience.