Exhibits & Programs

Camps For Curious Minds – Summer Camps From Pacific Science Center

Summer Camps from Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center will offer Camps for Curious Minds at nine locations this summer! While we will return to Seattle, Bellevue, Medina, Redmond, Kirkland and Bothell, you’ll also find our camps in Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline and West Seattle. For more information about Summer Camps, call (206) 443-2925.
Registration, Transfers & Cancellations

All registrations must be made online with full Visa or MasterCard payment. You must register one child at a time. Once you have registered your first child, you will see the “add another camper” button, allowing you to choose camps for a second child.

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.

Waitlist Process
If a camp is full at the time of registration, you can add your child to the waitlist. If an opening occurs, we will notify you by phone and email. If the camp is listed as “Capacity Full” there are no waitlist spots available.

Cancellations
Requests for withdrawal must be received at least 2 weeks before camp start date. For week-long camps, a $100 processing fee will be retained per camp. For 2-day camps, 50% of the cost will be retained. No refunds given within 2 weeks of the camp start date.

Transfers
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.

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. If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must park and walk to camp staff to show photo identification. 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.

Camp Procedures

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. If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must park and walk to camp staff to show photo identification. 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.

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. Look for information in your daily parent letter.

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.

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.

2016 Summer Camp Guide

Our Summer Camp Guide is organized by grade and location. Grades are based on the grade level your child will enter in fall 2016. If your child’s grade is listed in more than one grade range below, they can register for camps in either range (e.g., if your child is going in to 6th grade in the fall, you can register for grades 4-6 camps or grades 6-8 camps).

Download the full 2016 Summer Camp Guide

Preschool – Kindergarten
Grades K-1 and 1-2
Grades 2-4
Grades 4-6
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Policies & Procedures By Location

Pacific Science Center

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

Seattle Camp Details

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 $12 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: $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.

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.

Seattle Camper Lunch Program

Pacific Science Center is pleased to offer the option of the Camper Lunch Program at our downtown Seattle campus only for full day campers or campers participating in both morning and afternoon half-day camps.

Sign up for the Camper Lunch Program at the time of camp 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.

Cost: $35 for 5-day camp weeks, or $28 for 4-day camp weeks

Substitutions are not available. If your child has any dietary restrictions, do not sign up for our lunches (including vegetarianism, food allergies, lactose intolerance, etc.)


2016 Camper Lunch Menu

Monday

  • Turkey Sandwich (turkey on whole wheat bread with Monterey Jack cheese, leaf lettuce & Dijon mayonnaise)
  • Small whole apple
  • Red & green bell pepper spears
  • Cheese cubes & pretzel sticks

Tuesday

  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap (large tortilla filled with grilled chicken, shredded lettuce, Cheddar & Monterey Jack cheeses & diced tomatoes in a salsa/ranch dressing)
  • Pre-sectioned fresh orange
  • Celery sticks with ranch dip
  • SunChips

Wednesday

  • Cotto Salami Sandwich (cotto salami, Mozzarella cheese, leaf lettuce & mustard on a Ciabatta roll)
  • Red & green grape bunches
  • Veggie chips
  • Snap peas

Thursday

  • Ham Bagel Sandwich (ham, leaf lettuce & honey Dijon cream cheese on a fresh bagel)
  • Ripe whole banana
  • Cucumber spears with ranch dip
  • Classic Chex Mix

Friday

  • Pizza Pocket Sandwich (baked with Mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses, sliced pepperoni & herb tomato sauce)
  • Pineapple spears with melon cubes
  • Carrot sticks with ranch dip
  • TGIF chocolate chip cookie

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 $12 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, $45 per 4 day week, or $12 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.

NEW! 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 $12 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: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 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
NEW! 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 $12 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: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 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
NEW! Explorer West Middle School

August 15 – 26
10015 28th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146

West Seattle 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 $12 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: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 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
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
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 $12 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: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 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 $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. Cost: $55 per 5 day week, or $12 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
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: $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.

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.