Break Camps at Pacific Science Center

psc logo200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 | In downtown Seattle, on the south side of Seattle Center campus under the arches near the Space Needle.
 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
 
Morning Drop-Off is from 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. on the west side of Pacific Science Center, outside the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs at 2nd Ave N and John St. On Monday, please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, staff will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop-off.
 
Kid Code: At pick-up we will ask for the Kid Code you chose at registration. This code functions as a password; share it only with anyone authorized to pick up your child. This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask camp staff at drop-off on the first day of camp.
 
Afternoon Pick-Up takes place at 4 p.m. at the same location as drop-off. If you forget your Kid Code, you must show photo identification. Cars traveling northbound on 2nd Ave will be approached by camp staff, who will ask the name of your child, camp name and Kid Code. Staff will walk your camper to your car.
  • Allow yourself 10-15 minutes to find parking, or stay in the car for pick-up. If you arrive early, please circle the block until the camp ends. Do not park or idle in Pacific Science Center's loading dock.
  • We allow a 10 minute grace period for pick-up; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call:

  • Registration Office: (206) 443-2925, available M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: (206) 443-2001, available daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

ATTENDANCE
 
We expect children to attend each day of camp (except for illness) and to arrive and depart at the scheduled time.
 
Children arriving late or leaving early must be escorted by camp staff. Parents must wait for camp staff; this process can take over 15 minutes. If you plan to pick up early, notify your child's teacher in advance and pick up your child before 3 p.m. After this time, camp staff may be unavailable to escort your child.
 
Late arrival and early pick-up are disruptive to the entire camp, as many of our activities are cumulative and group-based. Please avoid scheduling appointments and other activities during the camp day.
 

CAMPERS SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING EACH DAY:
  • 2 snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (No lunch program for break camps)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form

EXTENDED DAY CARE
 
Morning extended day care is not available for break camps.
 
Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. for $55 for the week or $12 daily.
For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child. Pick-up for extended day is at the Discovery Labs entrance on 2nd Ave N. Do not park or idle in Pacific Science Center's loading dock at pick-up.
 
Afternoon extended day care ends promptly at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes will be due at the time of pick-up.

CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS
 
Cancellation Policy: Requests for withdrawal from camp must be received at least two weeks before camp start date. For weeklong camps a $100 processing fee will be retained per camp. For two-day camps 50% of the registration cost will be retained. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date.
 
Transfer Policy: To transfer sessions, call (206) 443-2925. There will be $20 processing fee per transfer. This excludes transfers resulting from openings on our camp waiting list, which are free of charge. Requests for transfers must be made at least one week prior to camp start date.

CODE OF CONDUCT 
 
Pacific Science Center is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and fun environment for all campers. Proper supervision and appropriate behavior are key components to a successful camp experience. In an effort to provide all campers with a safe and fun atmosphere, it is important that all campers exhibit respect for themselves, fellow campers, staff and the camp environment at all times.
 
Every camp session, camp staff and campers review and discuss procedures, structure and behavior expectations. Camps are asked to be respectful of other campers, staff and materials. Inappropriate, disruptive and/or violent behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name-calling, foul language, arguing, bullying, leaving the group or possessing weapons.
 
Minor behavioral problems will be addressed by camp staff. If behavior issues persist, parents or guardians will be contacted to work towards a resolution. If a camper's behavior continues to disrupt the camp or endangers the physical or emotional safety of themselves or others, Pacific Science Center reserves the right to cancel that individual's camp enrollment for a day or more with no refund.