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Camps For Curious Minds – Summer Camps From Pacific Science Center

Summer Camps from Pacific Science Center

Mark Your Calendar for Summer 2017 Camps

  • February 22: Registration opens for Members
  • March 1: Registration opens for the general public
  • April 30:  Early bird registration ends

For more information about Summer Camps, call (206) 443-2925 or email edprograms@pacsci.org.

Registration is now open for Mid-Winter Break Camps, and registration will open for Spring Break Camps when registration opens for Summer Camps.

2017 Camp Guide

Our Summer Camp Guide is broken down into grade ranges. Choose the version of the guide to download based on the grade your child will be entering in September 2017. If your child’s grade is listed in two grade ranges, you can sign up for camps in both grade ranges. For example, if your child is going into 1st grade this September, you should download the Camp Guide for grades PreK-K and K-1, and you can register for any camps listed in both grade ranges.

To view the entire schedule of summer camps for all grades at all locations, download our complete Summer Camp Calendar (4 MB).

Policies & Procedures By Location

Scholarship applications will be available in early March. Please email camps@pacsci.org for questions.

Pacific Science Center

June 20 – September 2
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Camp Details

NOTE: Changes to Week 1 schedule
Due to the snow day on February 6, Seattle Public Schools have changed the last day of school to Monday, June 26. To make a better experience for our campers affected by this change, some of our camps that week will start on Tuesday. Campers who register for a five-day camp and cannot attend on Monday will be welcome to join on Tuesday, but we will not be able to pro-rate the tuition for that week.

The following camps are now four-day camps that will start on Tuesday, June 27:

  • Firefighters (Grades 1-2)
  • Tech-Mate (Grades 3-4)
  • Duct Tape Challenge (Grades 4-6)
  • Road Trip: Farm to Table (Grades 6-8)

Morning Drop-Off is on the west side of Pacific Science Center, outside the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs located at 2nd Ave. North and John Street. 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 wait on the sidewalk for curb-side drop off.

Afternoon Pick-Up times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. Check your confirmation email or with your camper’s teacher for the specific end time. If you have siblings with different camp end times, please inform the teachers. Pick-up is in Sacred Heart Church parking lot. You will not be able to pick up your child at the entrance to the Discovery Labs (except for extended day care). Download our Camp Pick-Up Map (880KB PDF).

Please 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 camp ends.
  • If staying in your car, you cannot enter the parking lot until the scheduled pick-up time.
  • Staff will ask the name of your child, camp name and Kid Code.
  • Staff will walk your camper to your car.
  • We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee.

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

  • Registration: (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 available beginning at 7 a.m.

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

Cost: $60 per 5-day week or $14 daily. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

What to Bring to Camp

  • Two snacks (provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Sack lunch (if you are not signed up for the Camper Lunch Program)*
  • Water bottle
  • Any medications listed on your medical form

*Note: Preschool campers attending one half-day session of camp do not need to bring lunch.

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available for qualifying campers. For more information, email camps@pacsci.org or call 206-269-5790.

Seattle Camper Lunch Program

At Pacific Science Center’s main campus, lunches are provided by locally-owned Classic Catering, a preferred caterer for Pacific Science Center for the past ten years. Sign up for the camper lunch program at the time of registration. 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.  Camper lunch is not available for campers in Road Trip camps.

Cost: $40 for 5-day camp week

Substitutions are not available. Please do not sign up for this lunch program if your camper has allergies or special dietary needs.

Lunches are provided by Classic Catering, a preferred caterer for Pacific Science Center for the past ten years. They are locally owned and have been catering for over three decades in the Pacific Northwest.

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

June 20 – September 2
1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Bellevue Camp Details

Please download our Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center Campus Map.

Morning Drop-Off takes place in the turn-around for camps in Licorice Fern and Salmonberry classrooms, and in the North parking lot for camps in Dragonfly or Pond Lily classrooms. For full-day camps, drop-off takes place from 8:45 – 9 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 9 a.m. On Monday, please park and walk your child to his or her classroom. Other days, teachers will be waiting on the sidewalk for curb-side pick-drop off. Please do not leave your car unattended in the driveway between 8:35 and 9 a.m.

Afternoon Pick-Up takes place from 3:45 – 4 p.m. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; at 4:10 your child will be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee. For half-day camps, check your confirmation materials for drop-off and pick-up details and times.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call the Mercer Slough office at (425) 450-0207 (available M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or the Staff Lead & Extended Day Care line at (206) 617-4105. We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

Extended Day Care

  • Morning extended day care is available beginning at 7 a.m.
  • Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. Afternoon 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.

Cost for each: $55 per 5-day week or $14 daily. Drop off and pick up is in the Licorice Fern classroom in the building near the Tree House. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers spend a large portion outside. Please make sure your child is prepared for weather and that all items are labeled with your child’s name. Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (Please provide an extra snack if your child is staying for extended day care)
  • Large sack lunch (Camper Lunch Program is not offered at this location.)*
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho
  • Shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy and are comfortable for hiking
  • Hat (for sun protection and warmth)
  • Any medications listed on your medical form. Give any medications to camp staff on the first day of camp.
  • Day pack for lunch, water, snacks and any other daily needed items

Please do not send any valuables with your child to camp. Valuables include, but are not limited to, money, hand-held games or music devices, pocket knives and cell phones.

*Note: Preschool campers attending one half-day session of camp do not need to bring lunch.

Brighton School

June 27 – July 22
21705 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Mountlake Terrace Camp Details

Morning Drop-Off takes place in the front of the school in the front parking lot. Look for Pacific Science Center signs. Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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 times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. 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. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (206) 605-8512. We can also be reached at Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. Cost: $60 per 5-day week, or $14 daily. 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.

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • Extended day care is located inside the Math and Science Building; follow the signs for Pacific Science Center camps.

 What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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
Shoreline Community College

July 25 – August 12
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

Shoreline Camp Details

Morning Drop-Off takes place in the 2900 Building on the north end of campus. Look for Pacific Science Center signs. Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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 times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. 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. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (206) 605-8512. We can also be reached at Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

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

Cost: $60 per 5-day week, or $14 daily

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • Extended day care is located inside the Math and Science Building; follow the signs for Pacific Science Center camps.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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
St. Thomas School

July 5 – August 12
8300 NE 12th St, Medina, WA 98039

Medina Camp Details

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.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (206) 519-7478. We can also be reached at Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

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. 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.

Cost: $60 per 5 day week or $14 daily. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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

*Note: Preschool campers attending one half-day session of camp do not need to bring lunch.

Medina Camper Lunch Program

At St. Thomas School, lunch and two daily snacks are provided by SAGE Dining and are included in the cost of camp. SAGE is committed to delivering safe, healthy options for every camper regardless of allergies or dietary restrictions. View a sample menu and learn more at sagedining.com/menus/stthomasschool. Summer lunch includes a hot entree, sides, salad bar and sandwich options. Road Trip campers will be provided sack lunches. If your camper has any allergies or special dietary needs, please complete the survey below once it is online this spring. Kitchen staff and camp teachers will help your child make safe food choices.

Cost: Included in the price of camp

Established in 1990, SAGE Dining Services is the leading food service provider for independent schools and colleges throughout North America. SAGE’s unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

The Overlake School

July 11 – August 5
20301 NE 108th St, Redmond, WA 98053

Redmond Camp Details

Morning Drop-Off is at the Math and Science Building, Discovery Hall. Follow the signs up the hill for “Main Campus.” Look for Pacific Science Center camp signs. Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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. 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. 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.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. 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. Extended day care is located inside the Math and Science Building; follow the signs for Pacific Science Center camps. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

Cost: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 daily

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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
Redmond Camper Lunch Program

At The Overlake School, sign up for the camper lunch program at the time of registration. Lunch is provided by The Overlake School cafeteria and includes a hot entree, sides and a salad bar option. Limited dietary restrictions may be accommodated with advance notice. If your camper has any allergies or special dietary needs, please complete the survey below when it is available online, and we will let you know if your need can be met. Ingredients for all lunches may be processed on shared equipment with allergens. A sample menu will be available this spring.

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.

Cost: $40 for 5-day camp week

Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School

June 27 – July 8
5320 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

Kirkland Camp Details

Morning Drop-Off takes place behind the school in the back parking lot. Look for Pacific Science Center signs. Drop-off takes place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day; camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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. 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. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. 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. Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.

Cost: $60 per 5 day week, or $14 daily

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • Registration: (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.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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
UW Bothell

August 8 – 26
18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Bothell Camp Details

Morning Drop-Off takes place at the surface lots on the south end of campus between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. each day. Look for Pacific Science Center signs. Camp activities begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. On Monday please park in the designated areas in the surface lots and walk your child to the camper drop-off area. All other days, teachers will be waiting at the camper drop-off area and you are welcome to pull into the parking area as directed and drop-off your camper to their teacher. For your child’s safety, please remain with your child until they have been released to their teacher. All parking is permit only (with the exception of Monday drop-off, extended day care pick up, late drop-off or early pick-up.) If you park outside of these times in non-designated areas without paying, you will get a ticket. To pay for parking, visit a pay station in the surface lots or in the South Parking Garage.

Afternoon Pick-Up times are staggered to accommodate the large number of campers. 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. We allow a 10 minute grace period for picking up your camper; your child will then be placed in extended day care for a $14 fee.

Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, call (425) 647-4827

We may also be reached by calling Pacific Science Center:

  • 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.

Extended Day Care

Morning extended day care is not offered at this location.

Afternoon extended day care is available until 6 p.m. Cost: $60 per 5 day week, or $14 daily

  • 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.
  • Extended day care is located in the same building as camp. Parking is allowed at no charge for extended pick-up in the designated parent parking area. Please come to Room 205 in UW2, following the signs for Pacific Science Center camps.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers should bring the following each day:

  • Two snacks (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 child’s medical form
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