Camps At Mercer Slough Environmental Ed. Center
Morning Drop-Off: Camps take place at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center at 1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98005. The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a full campus with various small buildings connected by a series of walkways. (see map) 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 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 drop-off.
Afternoon Pick-Up takes place 3:45-4 p.m. Pick-up takes place in the same location as drop-off. If you forget your Kid Code at the time of pick-up, you must show photo identification. 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, please check your confirmation materials for drop-off and pick-up details and times.
In case of emergency, or to contact camp staff, please call (425) 450-0207. 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 daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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.
What to Bring to Camp: Our camps spend a large portion of every day outside. Please make sure your child is prepared for weather and that all items are labeled with your child's name.
- Large sack lunch.
- 2 snacks.
- 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).
- Full change of clothes and shoes in a labeled bag (Bring on first day, to be left on-site for the week).
- Any Medications listed on your medical form. Please 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 musical devices, pocket knives and cell phones.
Morning Extended day care is available 7:30-9 a.m. Afternoon Extended day care is available until 6 p.m. Cost is $50 per 5 day week, $40 per 4 day week, or $12 daily. After 6 p.m. you will be charged $1 for each additional minute. This is due upon arrival. For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child. Please drop off and pick up your camper in the Licorice Fern Classroom in the building nearest the Tree House.
Lunch Program is not offered at this location.
Cancellation Policy: Requests for withdrawal from summer camp must be received at least two weeks before camp start date. A $100 processing fee will be retained per camp.
Transfer Policy: To transfer sessions, please call (206) 443-2925. There will be $20 processing fee per transfer (excluding transfer resulting from openings on our camp waiting list which are free of charge).