Summer Camp

Registration for the Elm Fork Explorer's Summer camp will begin on March 19, 2018.  Trying to plan ahead? Check out  Summer Camp Preview 2018 for details on all our new camp offerings.  You can also download a pdf version at the bottom of this page.  Our Explorer's Camps all meet 8 am to 12 noon Monday - Friday.  If you are looking for more than a half day science camp option please follow this link for our full day option - Discovery Camp.


Need Help paying for camp? click here

Are you interested in signing a child up for a camp session?

EFEC requires registration with this site in order to process camp registrations securely.  EFEC staff must coordinate with hundreds of parents and their children and we want to do so in a reasonably safe way.

The information you provide us on this site helps us spend as much time working with your kids as possible.

What does the registration process look like?

The registration process guides you through a series of webforms.  At its simplest it looks like this:

  1. Register an account with us
  2. Create private data about you children
  3. Assign your children to one or more available camps
  4. Reserve their spot(s) and select a payment method

That's it.  You're done!

The first time you register the whole process might take about 10 minutes. Tack on an additional 5 or so to talk to a representative on the phone about payment or to write a check and toss it in the mail.

In future years when you return the process will be much quicker since we will have the data on hand already.  Unless you need to update information we have about your child, you'll be in and out in only a couple of clicks.

I want more details.  What are the steps to signing my child up for a camp?


Step 1.  Register a username and email address with our site using this form.  You'll receive an email notification shortly thereafter with a temporary password and a link prompting you to change it at login.

Step 2.  Login, change your password to something reasonable for you to remember and fill out a form to let us know some details about your child.  This includes things like their name, grade, emergency contact information, etc.  You can create information about multiple children if you need to.  For safety, only you and administrators of the site have access to this information.  Other users cannot see data about your child.

Step 3.  Once you save the data about a child, you will see a page listing all of the upcoming/available camp sessions.  Sessions list the name, dates, grade levels, price, and the number of open spots for each. Clicking the "Reserve Now" button begins the process of adding your child to the specific camp session.  

You can go back and add your children to as many sessions as you wish, but your spots are not reserved until the end of the registration process when you receive an email conformation.

Step 4.  Reserve Spots/Checkout.  You've probably interacted with an online store at some point and we are pretty similar here.  If this is your first time to do so, you'll be asked to fill in contact information for us such as your full name, address, phone number, etc.  If you've registered children before, your data will be saved and you can reuse your stored information.

At this point you can also make a scholarship donation to help other children attend our programs. The choice is yours.

You will also be asked to choose a payment method.  EFEC does not accept credit card transactions through the web at this time.  At no point will you be asked to input your credit/debit card information into our online system.  You may either write us a check and mail it to us, or we can process your credit/debit card over the phone. (details below)

Once you submit this final form, your child will be registered for the camp session.  You can log out.  You will receive an email conformation from us with registration and payment details.  In the unlikely event there are any problems with the transaction a representative will be in touch with you.

I want to do it the old fashioned way with paper.

Fill out this form and see the instructions below regarding payment.  Please note that reservations are made on a first come-first served basis.  Camps may fill up during the time it takes for postal delivery of your reservation form.

How do I pay?

Credit/Debit Cards

We accept Credit & Debit Card transactions by phone between 9:30 a.m and 5:00 pm. Monday-Friday.  The best time to reach us is between 2:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m.- Prior to 2 p.m. please leave a message but do not include cc numbers and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Call: (940) 565-4912

Contact Name: Brian Wheeler


May be sent by mail, or brought in during business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Mail Checks to:
Explorer's Camp @ UNT Elm Fork Education Center1155 Union Circle 310559Denton, TX 76203-0559
Drop Off Location:
Camp Headquarters (Elm Fork Office)9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. (exceptions University Holidays)UNT-Env. Build Rm #1621704 W. Mulberrry St.Denton, TX 76201

Partial Payments and Reservations

We will accept a deposit of half of the total by May 19th to hold a child's spot.  Full payments will be accepted until the Friday before camp starts.