St. Thomas School Summer Camps

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 6.34.27 PM  8300 NE 12th St., Medina, WA 98039
  Just off Hwy 520, 84th Ave Exit near the Overlake Golf Course.
 
Pacific Science Center and St. Thomas School are teaming up once again to bring you summer camps with a science and technology focus. Campers will explore science fundamentals, new technologies and the natural world in LEED® Gold certified, aesthetically stunning and unique learning spaces such as a science lab, technology center and open concept plazas. Join us for a premier experience of investigation, imagination and inspiration.


Drop-Off & Pick-Up  

Morning Drop-Off takes place at the east entrance of the school. From 12th St, turn into the church driveway (adjacent to St. Thomas School), follow the driveway as it wraps around the school and opens into a large parking lot. Drop-off times vary for each camp; check your confirmation material for the specific start time. On Monday, please walk your child up to the camp teachers. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Camp end times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Please check your confirmation material or with your camper's teacher for the specific end time. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off. If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must show photo identification.

We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $12 fee.


Kid Code

At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code 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 the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.


Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency,or to contact camp staff, call (206) 495-8512

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • RegistrationOffice: (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.


Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is is available beginning at 7 a.m.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m.

  • Cost: $55 per 5 day week, $45 per 4 day week, or $12 daily
  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • 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.

What to Bring to Camp 

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Note: Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form


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.


Communication During Camp

Each afternoon, we will send a daily camp summary from your camper's teachers to the email address provided at registration.


Parent Presentations

Some camps have a parent presentation on the last day of camp. Look for more information in your daily parent letter.


Field Trips

Some camps have a field trip during the week. Look for more information in your daily parent letter.


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. Campers 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.