Camps at University Of Washington Bothell

uw logo 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011
 Just off I-405 Exit 24 (NE 195th St.)

Located at the University of Washington Bothell campus, the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington, campers will experience engaging, hands-on science in an innovative and cutting-edge university environment. 

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

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. (View Mappdf)

Note: 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

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.

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 photo 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. 

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
  • Please provide an extra snack for your child if you are using extended day care.
  • For unplanned extended day care use, please inform the teacher in the morning and pay with cash or check when picking up your child.
  • 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 (Note: 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


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.

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. If your camper has a parent presentation, please use the pay stations when parking.

Field Trips

Some camps have a field trip during the week. Look for more information in your daily parent letter.

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.