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I think every parent goes through the challenge of keeping kids engaged and learning over summer break. I know last year we were on a very tight budget so I applied for camps early and had a PLAN. My kids didn’t want to go to camp but they had so much fun when they got back home. Keeping kids learning during the summer break is very important. I know kids just want to swim and run around but keeping those brains working is essential to their learning. One year we didn’t do any camps due to financial reasons and let me tell you those kids went back to school missing some brain power. It took them a couple of weeks to not feel overwhelmed, so I won’t be making that mistake again.
My daughter who is 10 (almost 11) needs something to do everyday. I do a lot of Art and Cooking with her and so I look for camps that offer these activities.offer them and much more. The importance of hands on, creative learning both inside and outside of the classroom is something I look for in camps.
teach pre-K – 8th graders to be innovators who explore, create and fail without fear. Drawing from the innovation process developed by Stanford Design School, Galileo runs an evolving series of imagination-sparking programs for kids from pre-K through 8th grade.
• Music and Art
• Destination San Francisco
• DIY Art and Real-world Inventions
• Mount Everest Expedition
• Arts Academy (painting, filmmaking, photography, fashion design)
• Technology (mod, website and video game design, 3D modeling / printing, music production)
• Culinary Arts (International cooking, dessert making)
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(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, we see 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(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.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
plus PinkMama’s Place readers get $30 Off with the code: 2015INNOVATE
Guarantee your spot—and your savings—by March 2 and you can change your camp date or location through May 1 for absolutely no fee! Save $20 per week at Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest or $10 per class ($20 off a full day) at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Early bird savings apply automatically to your camp purchase and can be combined with the multi-session discount.
Here is a easy recipe my daughter loves to make by herself: Homemade Pizza