PacSci Perspectives

Camps For Curious Minds: A Summer Experience Worth Repeating

by | Jul 6, 2016

Every summer, Pacific Science Center’s Camps for Curious Minds staff are excited when they see the familiar faces of campers who have joined in our camp programs for years.

So what makes Camps for Curious Minds something kids want to return to every summer?

We asked a few of last summer’s campers who attended multiple camps at a number of our locations throughout Puget Sound over the years and we heard the same fantastic story: parents love the consistently high quality and convenience of our camps. Kids love the diversity of camp themes to discover, experiment with and learn from.

With over 60 camp themes for kids from preschool through twelfth grade and locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Medina, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline and West Seattle to choose from, Pacific Science Center makes it easy for parents to find a camp near them. And with a large number of camp themes to choose from at each location throughout the summer, campers can explore all of their scientific interests with us! Just ask Jenni Heuberger, whose eight-year-old son, Ian attended “Robotic Rangers”, “Cooking Up Science” and “Spy Science” while her five-year-old son Charlie roamed Mercer Slough Environmental Center in the “Mud, Muck and Goo” preschool camp.

Jenni said, “With Pacific Science Center offering multiple weeks and locations to experience different camps, we could fit all the camps Ian wanted to do into his busy summer schedule.”

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The quality of our camps have always been a highlight for returning parents like Jenni. Our enthusiastic, experienced and highly-trained camp teachers engage kids with hands-on activities and experiences to get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that make learning fun.

“My favorite part of these camps is that they teach so much information in a way that kids don’t realize what sponges they are and how much they’ve learned until after the fact, when they are spouting facts and figures, putting things together, or in Ian’s case, cooking us Saturday breakfast or building a solar-powered mini-car,” explained Heuberger.

With camp themes ranging from cooking to robots, returning campers like Ian can discover the science behind practically any topic. Whether a camper wants to explore sea creatures in “Wild Ocean Adventures”, learn how to survive a zombie invasion in “Zombie Fever”, or test the limits of duct tape in “Duct Tape Challenge”, Pacific Science Center camps offer unique and innovative learning experiences that will inspire the inner scientist in every child.

So, why do families return to Pacific Science Center camps summer after summer? Jenni said it best: “We choose Camps for Curious Minds because they are stimulating to our kids’ intellect and they are fun, exciting, safe and always have great ‘take home’ messages.”

Limited registration is available at select camp locations. For more information visit pacificsciencecenter.org/summer-camps or call (206) 443-2925.

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