Who goes to JUMP camp?

Children with and without special needs are encouraged to attend any of the programs JUMP offers. We offer programs that are designed for kids between the ages of 3 and 7. We will consider children that are younger or older on a case by case basis.

How is JUMP different than EEU Summer camp?

JUMP is not considered Extend School Year programming and receives no support from the Seattle Public Schools.  It is a fee for service camp.   Families can, however, use their IFS Waivers for JUMP programs. We are also able to provide a limited number of scholarships.

What is a typical full day at JUMP camp?

The day kicks off with free playtime followed by small group work, where campers practice social skills through novel STEM-based activities. In the afternoon, campers get into the community through “community connections.” While community connections vary across camp program, including anything from a field trip to a visit from a community helper, we take time to prepare through play-based learning. Please note that the following is what a day may look like, but may not be representative of the program you sign up for. We provide more detailed camp schedules prior start date.

9:00 Camp drop off
9:20-9:40 Morning Meeting: Review Schedule & Science Demo
9:40-10:00 Snack
10:00-10:20 Outside break
10:20-11:10 Activity: Driven by theme but focused on social skills
10:20-10:35 Large group introduction; demo science experiment
10:35-11:00 Small group practice: conduct the experiment; practice social skill along the way
11:00-11:10 Large group reflection
11:10-12:10 Lunch and recess
12:10-2:10 Community Connection
Option 1: Special Guest E.g. Talk to a scientist: On talk to a scientist day, a scientist from the Pacific Science Center, the Aquarium, or another local program bring some of their work to camp.
Option 1: Field Trip This is essentially a mini-field trip. During a mini field trip, campers out to a nearby destination, challenging campers with all the necessary supports they need to be successful.
Option 1: Community Contribution Following campers lead, counselors support campers in making a contribution to their community. This may be a special project at the Haring Center, making a camp thank you gift to a local community helper, or even making a contribution to a local community garden
2:10-2:30 Snack Time
2:30-2:50 Outdoor time
2:50-3:15 Closing circle and last minute clean up
3:15 Pick up

Where is camp located?

Most of JUMP camp takes place at the Haring Center, at University of Washington Seattle Campus, unless otherwise noted.

How do I register?

Register here. Before you begin, review the camp options. We’ll ask you about your camp preference in the application. The application should take about 15 minutes to complete. You are required to pay a non-refundable $150 deposit to secure a spot in camp and will be applied to camp fees. Camp fees are due in full prior to the beginning of camp.

After we receive an electronic registration and deposit, we will contact you to schedule a brief appointment. During this appointment, we’ll ask you to tell us a little bit more about your child, and what you hope they get out of their summer camp experience. We try to complete these screening appointments in person, but we are happy to work around your schedule as needed.

If a camp is full, you may email jumphc@uw.edu to inquire about getting put on a waitlist.

How much does camp cost?

JUMP camps are heavily staffed with experienced educators and support staff. With that in mind, about 75% of camp tuition goes to supporting profession staff services. JUMP’s skilled staff and low camper to staff ratio enables us to provide appropriate support and accommodations to all campers, whether we’re in the classroom or out on a field trip.

School Break Camps Breakdown:

  • Total Cost: $750 for 32.5 hours of facilitated STEM activities and field trips (6.5 hours/day*5 days)
  • Cost includes $578 for professional staff services and $172 to other camp fees, including field trips, camp supplies, etc.

Summer camps use a similar pricing model, by vary by program and duration. Please visit the summer camp page for details. We require a non-refundable $150 deposit to reserve your space. This deposit is applied to camp fees.

What professional services are provided at JUMP?

JUMP is an educational program—focused on fun, exciting outings, messy experiments, and quality STEM curriculum. JUMP does not offer individualized ABA services, however, all staff are trained in positive behavior support and effective instructional strategies. Our professional services aim at providing fluid and responsive accommodations and supports to the existing curriculum, making science and the community accessible to everyone.

Does JUMP accept insurance?

We do not accept health insurance, but we are able to accept IFS waivers. Please email jumphc@uw.edu for details.

Does my camper need to bring lunch?

Yes. Campers will need to bring lunch and snacks with them to camp. The Haring Center is a NUT-FREE environment. JUMP campers must comply with this restriction

Are there scholarships available?

We may have a limited number of scholarships available. Please email jumphc@uw.edu for details.

When are camp fees due?

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your camp registration. Deadline for final camp payment is posted below. Payments received after these dates may be subject to a $50 late fee. Please note, if you register for a program after it’s respective payment due date, the full payment is due at the time of registration, unless otherwise arranged. 


Mid-Winter Break Camp: Things That Beep!

Dates: Monday through Friday, February 19-23, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm 

Payment Due: January 8, 2018


Spring Break Camp: Mud and Bugs!

Dates: Monday through Friday, April 9-13, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm

Payment Due: February 26, 2018


Summer Camps

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 2-August 17, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm

Payment Due: June 1, 2018


What happens if I need a refund?

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
You may withdraw from a program prior to the refund deadline.

The refund deadline for our upcoming programs are as follows:

  • Mid-Winter Break Camp – January 18, 2018
  • Spring Break Camp – February 26, 2018
  • Summer Camps – June 1, 2018

If you withdraw by the refund deadline you will receive a full refund, minus a nonrefundable $150 deposit. Refunds cannot be made after the refund deadline.

To withdraw from a program, email jumphc@uw.edu BEFORE the refund deadline and provide the student’s name and the name of the course you are dropping.

Requests for a refund due to extenuating circumstances submitted after the refund deadline should be sent to jumphc@uw.edu. Your request will be carefully reviewed and you will be notified in a timely manner of the decision. In cases where a request is submitted, a refund is not guaranteed. Please include the student’s name, course name and the reason you are requesting a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend camp.

Please note, JUMP and the UW Haring Center reserve the right to cancel a camp or change the program schedule, due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If the Haring Center cancels a camp, registrants will be notified within 48 hours of the first camp date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another camp.