2018 Summer Camps

JUMP believes that kids thrive and learn best when they’re having fun. During each week of camp, we strive to create fun, novel experiences for campers, with a STEM twist. By focusing on making science accessible for kids of all abilities, we create opportunities for kids to explore everything from polymers to robotics to their community.

Below you will find some information about our upcoming 2018 summer camps. Feel free to email jumphc@uw.edu for additional details!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Robotics 101, 4-7-year-olds, 1-week camp

STEM Focus: Computer Science (Engineering/Physics)

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 2-6 (no camp July 4th), 2018, from 9am-3:30pm (1-week camp)

Description: In Robotics 101, learners are introduced to the basics of programming, exploring things that move, beep and help people do work. Campers will investigate and build their own simple robots, and test their creativity and their problem-solving skills with age-appropriate programming challenges. While exploring “robots” that help out around Seattle through special guests and field trips, and making our own robots, this introduction to robots and engineering will inspire.

Target audience: This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 7, who do well in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Children must be at least four years of age by June 1, 2018 to participate. We will consider children that are younger or older, on a case by case basis. Children of all abilities are encouraged to register and are not required to be potty-trained.

Cost: $750 — Cost includes a $180 camp fee and $570 for one week of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.

 

Cooking with Chemistry, 4-7-year-olds, 1-week camp

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 9-13, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm (1-week camp)

Description: What better place to dive into chemistry than the kitchen! In Cooking with Chemistry, learners will explore states of matter, using what they learn about solids, liquids, and gasses to create incredible, edible chemical reactions. Campers will explore how energy can be used to transform matter, from gooey dough to crunchy cookies. From burping yeast to apple pies to edible paint, this camp will awaken the chemist inside! 

Target audience: This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 7, who do well in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Children must be at least four years of age by June 1, 2018 to participate. We will consider children that are younger or older, on a case by case basis. Children of all abilities are encouraged to register and are not required to be potty-trained.

Cost: $750 — Cost includes a $180 camp fee and $570 for one week of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.

Slime Extravaganza! 3-5-year-olds,  1-week camp

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 16-July 20, 2018,

  • Half Day (3-5-year-olds): Morning—9:00am-12:00pm OR Afternoon–12:30pm-3:30pm (1-week camp)
  • Full Day (4-5-year-olds): 9am-3:30pm (1-week camp)

Description: Get ready to step into the world of chemistry! In Slime Extravaganza, learners will experiment with different states of matter, creating polymers, and concocting their own solutions and mixes. With a focus on messes, this camp is for anyone who loves dipping their hands into slimy creations, and experimenting with things that bubble and fizz!

Target audience: This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 3 and 5, who do well in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Children must be at least three years of age by June 1, 2018 to participate. We will consider children that are younger or older, on a case by case basis. Children of all abilities are encouraged to register and are not required to be potty-trained.

Cost:

  • Half Day (AM or PM) $400— Cost includes a $135 camp fee and $265 for one week of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.
  • Full Day: $750 — Cost includes a $180 camp fee and $570 for one week of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.

 

Lights, Camera, Action! 5-8-year-olds, 2-week camp

Dates: Monday through Friday, July 23-August 3, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm (2-week camp)

boys on a swing setDescription: In Lights, Camera, Action!, campers will spend the morning under the guidance of an applied theater specialist and playwright, using theater and art to practice social skills and have fun! In the afternoon, campers will dive back into science, exploring how technology can help them capture their moments on the stage—from the electricity that powers their spotlights to the cameras that roll back footage, this camp is just right for the actor ready to break out of their shell and the scientist ready to share their discoveries.

Target audience: This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 7, who do well in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Children must be at least four years of age by June 1, 2018 to participate. We will consider children that are younger or older, on a case by case basis. Children of all abilities are encouraged to register and are not required to be potty-trained.

Cost: $1550— Cost includes a $395 camp fee and $1155 for two weeks of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.

 

Get Ready for Kindergarten! 4-7-year-olds, 2-week camp

Dates: Monday through Friday, August 6-17, 2018, from 9am-3:30pm (2-week camp)

Description: The transition from preschool into kindergarten can be challenging. To prepare kids for the new challenges kindergarten brings, JUMP is pleased to offer a Kindergarten readiness camp. In Get Ready for Kindergarten!, campers will have a blast while practicing key kindergarten readiness skills Monday-Thursday, ending each week with a fun field trip on Friday. Using STEM activities as a vehicle for learning, campers will work in small groups to develop the skills needed to excel in kindergarten. This camp focuses on giving kids the confidence they need to dive into kindergarten!

Target audience: This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 7 who do well in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Children must be at least four years of age by June 1, 2018 and planning on entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 to participate. Children of all abilities are encouraged to apply and are not required to be potty-trained.

Cost: $1500— Cost includes a $345 camp fee and $1155 for two weeks of professional services. Please contact us for information about financial aid and scholarships. Register here.