This year, I’m taking a look at Galileo Learning.
My daughters have never done a summer camp. In fact, I don’t recall ever attending one myself. As for my daughters, I just haven’t found one that intrigues me, and appeals to our brainiac side. I was thrilled to discover that Galileo Learning specializes in camps geared to kids, who love to discover.
If you’ve been a reader of my blog, you know I’m a fan of of organizations, educational opportunities, and people that foster environments that encourage children to create, and become innovators.
“Galileo Learning provides educational summer day camps to kids in Pre-K through 8th grade across the Bay Area. [Their] mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. [They] offer four different camps, and each is designed to teach kids the mindset, process, and knowledge needed to bring their ideas to life.” (italics added for emphasis)
- Camp Galileo: an art, science and outdoors day camp for Pre-K – rising 5th graders – 21 locations throughout the Bay Area.
- Galileo Summer Quest: where rising 5th-8th grade campers dive deep into a subject they love such as Video Game Design, Fashion Design, or Go Kart Making. 10 locations in the Bay Area.
- The Tech Summer Camps: for rising 4th-8th graders, this camp offers hands-on science and technology classes and is held at The Tech Museum in San Jose.
- Chabot Space & Science Camp: held at Chabot Space & Science Center, this camp features hands-on science and technology classes for rising 3rd – 7th graders.
I grew up in the Bay Area. Now that I see what Galileo Learning offers kids, I am highly tempted to move back. Luckily, my parents still live there, so we can have a temporary home base while my kids get to attend a week. I kind of wish I could attend camp too. So, I’m absolutely thrilled that my girls will get a chance to experience this program. (On a side note: Dear Galileo Learning, the Sacramento area could use a program like this. We have kids and families coming out of the wazoo. In fact, Roseville/Folsom/El Dorado Hills would be the perfect markets for your program. Thank you. Also, you’re welcome. *grin*)
Each year Camp Galileo comes out with themes for the summer. This year the themes include; Galileo Olympics, Celebrate the Golden Gate, Leonardo’s Apprentice and Galileo Rocks. Each theme runs for a week, and they rotate throughout the summer. The kids will rotate through art, science and outdoor experiences, daily.
A typical day runs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., the program offers extended care in the morning from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., and in the afternoon from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Lunch is not included. Children can either bring their own lunches, or order from Choicelunch.
Discounts are offered on multiple week registrations, referrals, and financial assistance is also available.
Have any of your kids, or anyone you know attended Camp Galileo? What should we expect? What did they enjoy? Any memories of attending summer camp yourself?
I saw this video for Camp Galileo, and can’t wait for summer.
Disclosure: This is the first in a series of posts about Galileo learning, of which I am being compensated with a week of camp for both my kids. The opinions, and reviews are entirely my own.