Many thanks to Galileo Learning for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging us to think like innovators!
I can't believe we have less than a month until summer is here! Since Zoe goes to a Charter school, she gets out in May instead of June and we have a long summer. That means more time to keep her mind working and more time to have lots of fun.
We'll be doing lots of arts and crafts as always, spending plenty of time outdoors and Brian plans to do Spanish lessons with the girls over the summer. We have looked at some Summer day camp type programs for the girls, but haven't decided on anything.
One great summer camp that is available to Los Angeles and San Francisco is Camp Galileo. It's more than a summer camp – it’s a place for innovation! They make sure camp is an amazing learning experience for your kids while ensuring the kids have a ton of fun at the same time. It's a great way for your kids to spend their summer and get prepared for next school next year!
Imagine a summer camp your kids love. Where they find themselves engrossed in art projects, science challenges and outdoor activities that make them laugh, think and express themselves with complete freedom. That’s the kind of camp Galileo is. But under the surface, there’s something deeper going on.
The Galileo curriculum team spends thousands of hours developing creatively fertile themes, activities and majors. They interview thousands of applicants to find the most talented counselors and instructors. They combine those two essential elements to introduce kids to a third—an innovation process inspired by the one developed at the Stanford Design School.
The result is a summer camp experience kids love, that has a deep and lasting impact they—and you—will begin to appreciate more and more as they develop.
At Camp Galileo, kids ages Pre-K—5th will explore the melodious world of music. Take an innovation-filled journey to the City by the Bay. Flex their maker muscle. Embark on an epic Everest adventure. Every week, a new adventure awaits.
While 5th – 8th graders, at Galileo Summer Quest, can choose from 15 immersive majors. Build a custom mod. Cook up a signature dish. Make an original movie. Manifest a digital album. Design and print 3-D models. Electrify a canvas. Inspired by expert instructors – many of them professionals in their fields – campers pick a passion and realize their personal vision.
All with the convenience of over 40 Bay Area locations, 4 NEW Los Angeles locations, optional extended care and healthy lunch.
Galileo Camps offer three options:
- Camp Galileo (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
- Summer Quest (5th to 8th Grade)
- Summer Camps @ The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose (4th to 8th graders)
About Camp Galileo (Pre-K to 5th):
At this age, kids are naturally curious and creative. They’re into everything. But with time, some of that natural spirit of exploration can get sucked out of them. Gradually, a fear of mistakes and their consequences can start to grow. Every year, Galileo sees the experience fire campers’ imaginations and literally change their way of relating to learning.
This year we feature four fresh themes, each adapted for three different age groups:
1. GALILEO ROCKS: Music-Inspired Art and Instrument Engineering
2. DESTINATION SAN FRANCISCO: Art and Engineering in the City by the Bay
3. GALILEO MAKERS: DIY Art and Real-World Inventions
4. MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION: Himalayan Art and the Science of Scaling Mountains
About Summer Quest (5th to 8th):
When kids get to around 5th grade, something happens. Suddenly, they’re ready to pick a passion and go deep exploring it. That’s where Galileo goes deep, too.
Galileo Summer Quest gives burgeoning visionaries the opportunity to take the next step. They continue to leverage our Stanford- innovation process, but in place of weekly themes we introduce weekly majors.
Inspired by expert instructors – many of them professionals in their fields – campers realize their personal vision. Each week is an opportunity to try something new, or go deeper in a major they already love.
• Electric Painting Studio
• Digital Filmmaking
• Digital Photography
• Fashion Design
• Mod Design with Minecraft®
• 3-D Modeling and Printing
• Digital Music Producers
• Video Game Design
• Website Design
• Chefology: International Eats
• Chefology: Decadent Desserts
BUILDERS AND MAKERS:
• Go-Kart Builders
• Inventor's Workshop
Testing out Camp Galileo's Activities
Camp Galileo Sent us an activity to test out to give us an idea of the types of projects they do at camp. The girls got to make a rubber band helicopter. I love that this project mixed creativity and science together.
They both made different bodies for the helicopter, then we tested both of them out to see which one performed better.
Here's Kaylee's Creation:
Camp Galileo has instructions for 4 activities on their website so you can get an idea of the things your kids might do at camp this summer. These four downloadable PDFs are available by clicking here.
PDF 1: Illuminated Card
PDF 2: Chefology: Sushi Design and Creation
PDF 3: Rubber Band Helicopter
PDF 4: Spoon Catapult
If you're in the Los Angeles or San Francisco, now is a good time to start thinking about summer camp for your kids. New families get great savings too!
SAVE $50 when you sign up for Camp Galileo or Galileo Summer Quest at one of our Los Angeles locations. Enter promotional code 2015GALILEOCAMPSLA. Limited to one use per family. Not valid in combination with additional offers or for previous purchases. Offer valid through 5/31/15.
SAVE $30 when you sign up for Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest or Summer Camps @ The Tech. Enter promotional code 2015GALILEOCAMPSF. Limited to one use per family. Not valid in combination with additional offers or for previous purchases. Offer valid through 5/31/15.