The Camps for Curious Minds Scholarship Program offers youth in grades PreK-8 interested in science education opportunities to participate in one of our week-long camp sessions at Pacific Science Center, or one of our off-site locations, at no cost.
Most camps begin at 8:45 a.m. and end between 3:45-4:30 p.m. (depending on camp/age). PreK camps are half-days and run either in the morning (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) or in the afternoon (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.). Most weeks are 5 days, Monday to Friday. Optional extended day care is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. for mornings and ending at 6:00 p.m. in the evenings (pick-ups after 6:00 p.m. not permitted).
QUALIFYING We offer full scholarships for prospective campers who qualify in any of the following ways: • Free or reduced lunch: Camper qualified for free or reduced lunch program for the 2018-2019 school year. • Foster care: Camper is in the foster care system currently or was during the 2018-2019 school year. • Other government public assistance: Parent/guardian enrolled in the food assistance program (SNAP) or other public assistance programs. • Family Access or Youth Access Membership: A low-income membership in the parent/guardian or camper’s name.
LOTTERYScholarship recipients will be chosen using a lottery system. Completing an application does not automatically mean you will receive a scholarship. You will be notified by March 15, 2019 of one of three possible outcomes: scholarship recipient, wait-list, or no scholarship available. If you are wait-listed, you will be contacted if a lottery winner chooses not to accept their scholarship.
IMPORTANT DATES •January 15, 2019 - Scholarship application available to Family Access Members (FAM) •January 22, 2019 – Scholarship application available to General Public •February 28, 2019 – Scholarship Application Due •March 15, 2019 – Scholarship recipients notified •March 22, 2019 – Confirmation/Acceptance Deadline
TO APPLYPlease complete all sections to qualify. Incomplete applications may result in your application not being considered.
If you are the parent/guardian of multiple children or siblings, please note that one complete application must be submitted for each prospective camper.
Feel free to visit our Summer Camp webpage (https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/summer-camps/) to take a look at our camp guide and view the camp session descriptions available for your child's grade level
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com, with subject title "2019 Summer Camp Scholarships".