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Summer Camps From Pacific Science Center

Inspire the inner scientist in your child! Summer camps from Pacific Science Center are the perfect opportunity to explore, experiment and discover. Our exciting and enriching summer camps for kids are at eight locations in the greater Seattle area for grades PreK-8 and offer hands-on science experiments, fun and challenging projects, and unique and innovative learning experiences.

For more information about Summer Camps, please review our Summer Camps FAQ. If you have additional questions, call (206) 443-2925 or email edprograms@pacsci.org. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Summer Camp Guide

See our 2018 Camp Guide below for camps by age range. Camps are based on the grade level your child will be entering in fall 2018. Please review our Summer Camps FAQ.

Full Guide/All Camps (1MB PDF)
Grades PreK-K (309KB PDF)
Grades K-1 (916KB PDF)
Grades 2-3 (523KB PDF)
Grades 4-5 (708KB PDF)
Grades 6-8 (515KB PDF)

Summer Camp Locations

Camps for Curious Minds are offered at the following locations for grades PreK through 8:

  • Pacific Science Center in Seattle, June 25 – August 31
  • Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue, June 25 – August 31
  • St. Thomas School in Medina, July 2 – August 10
  • Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School in Kirkland, June 25 – July 6
  • The Overlake School in Redmond, July 9 – August 3
  • Brighton School in Mountlake Terrace, July 9 – August 17
  • UW Bothell in Bothell, August 6 – 24
  • Explorer West Middle School in West Seattle, July 9 – 27
Summer Camp Procedures by Location

Please review the camp procedures specific to each of our eight locations.

For summer camps in Seattle and Bellevue, please review our pick-up and drop-off maps.

For general information about summer camps, please review our Summer Camps FAQ.

Camp Registration, Transfers & Cancellations

HOW TO REGISTER & PAY

All registrations must be made online.

  • When registering, choose the grade level your child will be entering in fall 2018.
  • Full payment can be made when you register; otherwise, a $100 non-refundable deposit per camp is required, with the remaining balance due by April 30.
  • Registrations made after April 30 require full payment at the time of registration.
  • Registration closes at midnight the Wednesday before the camp start date.

TRANSFERS & CANCELLATIONS

To transfer your child between camps or cancel your child’s camp session(s), call (206) 443-2925. Please have your confirmation number ready. Your confirmation number can be found in the confirmation email you received after registering for summer camp.

Transfers: Requests for transfers must be made at least one week prior to the camp start date. A $20 processing fee will be charged per transfer.

Wait List Procedures: An email will be sent if a spot becomes available. Please register for the camp through the link provided in the email. You will have to pay for the camp and complete the registration process. Please call our office after registering if you would like to transfer out of a different camp.

Cancellations: Requests for withdrawal from camp must be made at least two weeks prior to the camp start date. Please call (206) 443-2925 to cancel a camp session. Please have your confirmation number ready. Your confirmation number can be found in the confirmation email you received after registering for summer camp. A $100 processing fee will be retained per camp session. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date.

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Camps for Curious Minds Scholarship Program offers youth in grades PreK-8 interested in science education opportunities to participate in one of our week-long summer camp sessions at Pacific Science Center at no cost.

LOTTERY
Scholarship recipients will be chosen using a lottery system. Completing an application does not automatically mean you will receive a scholarship. We originally planned to notify you via email by March 16, but we will now notify recipients during the week of March 19 of one of two possible outcomes: scholarship recipient or scholarship wait-list. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email with a link to complete their registration. Scholarship recipients will have one week to register. If you are wait-listed, you will be contacted if a lottery winner chooses not to accept their scholarship.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 28 – Scholarship Application Due
  • Week of March 19 – Scholarship recipients notified
  • One week after recipient receives scholarship offer – Confirmation/Acceptance Deadline
Camper Lunch Program (Seattle, Medina & Redmond Only)

We are pleased to offer the Camper Lunch Program at Pacific Science Center’s main campus, The Overlake School in Redmond and St. Thomas School in Medina for full-day campers or campers participating in both morning and afternoon half-day camps.

Lunch at Pacific Science Center

At Pacific Science Center’s main campus, you can sign up for the Camper Lunch Program at the time of registration. Lunches are provided by our very own Pacific Science Center Café. We use seasonal fruits and vegetables, making every meal fresh. Standard and vegan lunches are available and come with a water bottle and two snacks. Lunch orders are not available by the day, and all orders or cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before your child’s camp start date. Substitutions are not available.

  • $45 for 5-day camp week
  • $36 for 4-day camp week

View Seattle Lunch Menu

Two weeks before your child’s camp start date, you will receive a link in your confirmation email to choose your preference between the regular and vegan lunch menus.

Note:

  • All ingredients and sides included in the vegan menu are vegan.
  • Food is processed in a facility on shared equipment that has been used for nuts, tree nuts and other allergens.
  • Campers with allergies or sensitivities are encouraged to provide their own snack.

Lunch at The Overlake School

At The Overlake School in Redmond, you can sign up for lunch at the time of registration. Lunch is provided by the school cafeteria and includes a hot entree, sides and a salad bar option. Limited dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice. All orders or cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before your child’s camp start date.

  • $40 for 5-day camp week
  • $32 for 4-day camp week

Lunch at St. Thomas School

At St. Thomas School, lunch is included in the cost of camp. Lunch and snacks are provided by SAGE Dining. SAGE is committed to delivering safe, healthy options for every camper regardless of allergies or dietary restrictions. View the menu and learn more at sagedining.com/menus/stthomasschool. Lunch includes a hot entree, sides, salad bar and sandwich options. Campers also receive two snacks per day.  Road Trip campers are provided sack lunches.

 

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