Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ages for camps, workshops, and drop in sessions?
Each camp/workshop details the minimum age required. For our drop-in Create Sessions, makers as young as 5 are welcome to participate though children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What is your cancellation policy?
We get it, things happen. Should you need to cancel a summer camp or workshop registration, we require 10 days notice in order to issue a full refund. Cancellations made with less than 10 days notice are eligible for a 50% refund. There is also the option to transfer your registration to another scheduled camp/workshop or a 5ES gift card without penalty.
Do I need to register or make a reservation for a Create Session?
No registration or reservations are required to come in for a Create session. The Maker Experience Zone of Creation (ZoC) is open during regular business hours for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Can my camper stay during the hour between morning and afternoon sessions?
We have a 1 hour period between sessions to allow time for staff to sanitize areas, prep, and grab a bite to eat between sessions. Campers attending BOTH morning and afternoon sessions are welcome to hang out to play board games, read, or eat lunch. All lunches should be bagged and clearly labelled with camper's name.
Do you provide food, drinks, or snacks for campers?
We provide bottled water for all campers, but due to allergies and potential dietary issues, we do not provide food or snacks of any kind. Campers are welcome to bring in their own snack to enjoy during session breaks. Campers attending morning and afternoon sessions are welcome to stay between sessions and bring in their own clearly labelled bagged lunch to enjoy between sessions..
Are your makerspace activities only for kids?
5th Element Studios is for youth and adults alike. We are here to inspire and spark the creative imaginations of all ages. We offer workshops for adults on Saturdays and weekday evenings. If you're interested in a workshop not listed on the schedule, looking for a ladies night out activity, or something in particular, feel free to reach out to see if it might be something we can get added!
Do you make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like faceshields, ear savers, masks, etc.?
Yes. From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we began putting our 3D printers to work to make NIH approved faceshields for first responders. If your organization is in need of faceshields, please contact us for more information.
Do you offer 3D print on demand services?
We currently offer print on demand services for our camp/workshop students as we hope to help them continue on their making journey. We currently are not offering print on demand services to the general public but have plans to do so in the coming months.
Do you do birthday parties?
Yes. We don't just do birthday parties, we make unique birthday party experiences! Learn more here: https://www.5thelementstudios.com/parties-special-events
Do you offer homeschool classes and activities?
Yes, we are currently working on setting up classes and activities in the fall for the homeschool community. If your group has a particular pressing need or concern, feel free to contact us.
Is your space open for class field trips?
Yes, our studio is available for class field trips. We can accomodate up to 25 students at a time and offer 2 or 3 hour activities. For more information or to set up a group field trip, contact us to develop a customized plan for your group.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, for summer camps, we offer a multi-camp discount of 10% off your second camp and the discount increases by another 5% off each additional camp you sign up for that summer (up to 20% off). For example, if you sign up for 3 camps, the first camp is full price, the second camp is 10% off, the third camp is 15% off. Camps do not have to be signed up all at once. Just contact us at the time of registration for your discount code. If you already registered and forgot to request a discount code, no worries, we are happy to issue you a refund for the discount :)
Are you a franchise?
We get asked this a lot and take it as a warm compliment toward the experience we provide our guests because we're not a franchise, but rather an owner-operated, home-grown business. While makerspaces are nothing new, 5th Element Studios is unique to the community and we've put our heart into this opportunity to spark creativity, innovation, and down right fun.