With summer around the corner I've begun my search for activities and things to keep my kids busy. This year I discovered Camp Galileo. Camp Galileo is unlike other camps in the way the tap into kids' creativity. Since 2002, Galileo has been shaping a new generation of innovators by teaching kids to explore, make mistakes and not be afraid to create.
Camp Galileo is for kids pre-K through 5th grade, where young minds work with art, science, and outdoor activities designed for their level. In the process, they develop lasting innovation skills like collaboration and reflection by making projects they can proudly take home like a rocket, photos inspired by Ansel Adams, or even an archery bow.
For kids entering 5th grade through 8th grade there’s Galileo Summer Quest where kids can choose from 13 different confidence-building subjects. The activities give young innovators a chance to bring to life their own vision in a particular subject. Campers are able to make short films, engineer catapults, whip up inventive dishes, and design custom video games.
Since Kenzie is in a combo Kindergarten/First Grade class, I decided that an easy yet intriguing Cloud in a Jar science experiment would be perfect for her (and Mason). Just a simple Mason jar, boiling water, hairspray and some ice and we were ready for the experiment. I never knew how handy a water kettle would be until now when the kids wanted to make clouds over and over and over again. The kettle is also safe to the touch for Kenzie to pour into the jar. Pour about 1/3 full of water and quickly spray the hairspray inside. Seal the top using either the lid or a plate and place a few ice cubes on top and watch the magic of science happen. Within seconds, we could see the formation of clouds and after swirling around a bit, we removed the top to let the cloud escape. This is just as fun as watching the formation. The kids definitely got a huge kick and we were making clouds all afternoon.
The Galileo Camps provide an incredible experience for today’s generation not only because of the program, but also the people who help bring it to life. The staff is filled with energy to help create an experience young minds will thrive in and enjoy. Out of thousands of applicants each year, staff is carefully selected to ensure that campers are surrounded by people who can have fun, but also have a deep love for education and inspiring young innovators surround the campers.
By signing up now, you can lock into Galileo’s biggest savings of the year: an exclusive $40 off a week of Galileo Camp using code 2016BOLD. Additionally, if you register for camp by February 29th you can get an additional $25 per week off at Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest or $12.50 per class ($25 off a full day) at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Early bird savings apply automatically to your camp purchase and can be combined with Galileo’s multi-session discount Guarantee your spot—and your biggest savings—by February 29th and you can change your camp date or location through May 2 for absolutely no fee. Register your kids for Galileo before February 29th are eligible for both the $40 discount and the Early Bird Savings. After February 29th, the $40 discount will still be active.
I can’t think of a better way for my kids to spend time this summer. I love how much creativity and thinking this camp inspires in comparison to others. I love that my children get to choose what they are interested in and are in great hands to help them realize their imaginations. Camp Galileo is a perfect way to keep young minds challenged, inspired and happy.