Discovering Camp in South Seattle

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for kids to embark on exciting educational journeys. Pacific Science Center summer camps are designed to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Camps For Curious Minds proudly presents its engaging and innovative STEM camps across six locations, including Salish Sea Elementary.

Exploring Salish Sea Elementary

Nestled in the heart of Othello Square, Salish Sea Elementary School welcomes campers to a dynamic and supportive environment primed for exploration. Boasting open classrooms flooded with natural light and a secure fenced play area, this location provides the ideal backdrop for summer adventures. Notably, its ability to accommodate prekindergarten sets it apart, offering an experience tailored to our youngest learners.

At Camps for Curious Minds, we ask that all students, including those enrolled in PreK, are at least 4 years old and fully potty trained before their camp week starts.

Enhancing the Camp Experience

Salish Sea Elementary hosts open classrooms filled with natural light, and a fenced-in play area. The facilities also hold the unique ability to accommodate prekindergarten with shorter tables, chairs, and bathrooms. These attributes create an ideal environment for our summer camps.

This location also has access to Othello Playground, a nearby field where campers can enjoy outdoor games and activities, providing ample space for spreading out and engaging in active play.

Community Engagement

The charming and diverse Othello Square neighborhood setting enriches the camp experience. With easy access to the Light Rail and situated within a community-centric area, our camp aims for inclusivity and engagement with the surrounding community.

The neighborhoods within South Seattle are known for their strong sense of community. Residents actively engage in community-driven initiatives, neighborhood events, and local activities that foster a sense of belonging and unity. This close-knit community spirit encourages collaboration, support, and a shared commitment to making the area a better place for everyone.

Camp Session Offerings

Salish Sea Elementary offers summer camps spanning PreK to 5th grade, ensuring age-appropriate experiences for all. Inclusivity is paramount, with sensory-friendly sessions and girl-focused programs empowering every camper. These initiatives aim to foster confidence and curiosity while promoting gender equity in STEM.

View all the Salish Sea camp offerings and download our 2024 Camp Guide!

Everyone did great and we had no issues with drop-off or pick-up. We loved the e-mail updates and LOVE this location! Rakhee P
My children have [a] great time learning about science in practices. It is fun place and make friends. Hanna K
Just so obsessed, can’t stop talking about the new friends and curriculum! Metslal K

Register Today or Apply for Our Camp Scholarships!

For guardians seeking a summer experience that combines fun, education, and exploration, the Camp for Curious Minds at Salish Sea Elementary stands as an exceptional choice.

For families who qualify, there are two options available: applying for a scholarship or registering directly. If you choose to register, please be aware that fees apply. Register today!

The Camps for Curious Minds Scholarship Program offers youths in grades PreK-8 interested in science education opportunities to participate in one of our week-long camp sessions at PacSci, or one of our off-site locations, at no cost. This scholarship covers the cost of one week at camp with the option to include daily lunch and afternoon extended care, at no cost to the awarded family.

If you are the parent or guardian of multiple children, please note that one complete application must be submitted for each prospective camper.

Camps for Curious Minds is presented by Bristol Myers Squibb, First Tech Federal Credit Union, and PEMCO Insurance with additional generous support provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Thank you to our generous supporters, including more than 1,500 individuals, companies, and foundations, as well as more than 13,000 member households. Your support brings to life PacSci’s mission to ignite curiosity in every corner of Washington State and beyond.