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Rocketry Lab
May 30, 2014
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2014

What we're doing
Join us at the Challenger Learning Center in Columbia, SC for a one-day Rocketry Lab! This lab, for students in grades 4-12, will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a break for lunch (meal not provided).

Students will build three rockets with increasing complexity as skills are learned (building materials will be provided). We'll be able to take the rockets home (they are reusable, with separate launch supplies you can purchase afterwards for home use). If the weather cooperates, all rockets will be launched throughout the day. If it's raining or too windy, we'll receive detailed instructions on how to launch them later.

At least one parent (or another adult) is required to attend with their students (no drop-offs, and no tag-alongs). If adults participate, the cost is the same as the students (mostly materials). There's no fee if you prefer to just observe (please list in the comments section of the registration form that you only want to observe).

Carolina Homeschooler members will have priority when registering for this event. I'll keep a waiting list and will add non-members if space is available. See our membership area for more information about becoming a member.

Cost and what's included
The cost is $75 for members ($85 for non-members, if space is available) and includes all activities and materials. No cost for parents who only want to observe (they won't have rockets to take home). Lunch is not provided, so plan to bring your own (there are also several fast food restaurants nearby).

Cancellation policy and refunds
Payments are refundable only if I have a family on my waiting list to replace you, and a $20 per person cancellation fee will be deducted from any refunds. No replacements, roster changes, or refunds will be made after May 7, 2014.

Your signed registration form and payment acknowledges that you understand and agree with my cancellation and refund policy.

This event may be cancelled if we don't have enough participants to meet the minimum required. If it's cancelled, you'll receive a full refund.

Want to go?
Full payment is due within 7 days of the date I confirm your registration. (I'll send you a confirmation email with payment instructions.) If I don't receive your payment by the due date, you will be moved to my waiting list to fill any open spots that remain after my deadline. No reminder emails will be sent.

After you complete the registration form, you'll receive an automated notification that it posted correctly. This email does not confirm your spots in the lab - it just confirms that your registration went through correctly. Please email me if you have any questions or don't receive your automated email within 30 minutes of registering.

To register for this lab, click herePlease note in the comments section of the form whether you plan to be an active participant in the lab, or just want to observe.

(I use the same registration form for all of my member events. Please make sure you choose the correct event on the form and complete all required fields.)

Important Notes
This field trip will be confirmed as soon as we reach our minimum.

Members have priority for this event. Non-members will be added (in order of registration date) if space is available.

Full payment is due within 7 days of my registration confirmation email. Please don't register until you can make full payment.

I accept personal checks, bank checks, and BillPay. I can't accept PayPal or credit cards (credit card checks are fine).

You (or another adult) must attend this program with your children. No tag-alongs, please.

Please plan ahead to arrive on time, allowing plenty of time for traffic. We won't be able to wait for late arrivals.

Lunch isn't provided. Bring a bag lunch and drinks, or plan to eat at a local restaurant.  

Refunds are not guaranteed. Please read my payment and refund policy carefully before you register and mail payment.

If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of Carolina Homeschooler, please join my community and ask for references before registering. Don't send money to anyone on the internet if you don't trust them.