Send Kids to Science Camps in America
The camp subsidy program gives youth the opportunity to participate in Pacific Science Center's Camps for Curious Minds, regardless of the family's income or life circumstance. The family is asked to contribute to the camp's fee at a level that is affordable, and scholarship funds are used to cover the remaining amount.
The number of youth benefiting from camp scholarships varies each year based on the amount of funding secured for this purpose. In 2010, only $1,000 was secured, benefiting only 5 campers. Scholarship requests from 25 other children were denied due to a lack of available funds. In 2011, we received over 30 requests. In future summers, the expectation is that this trend of increasing need will continue.
About Pacific Science Center
Partner since May, 2011
Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. Pacific Science Center’s mission is to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.