ARE YOUR PROGRAMS ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL CAMPERS?
Creating inclusive and diverse communities and culture is deeply linked to achieving Galileo’s mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. We strive to design programs that take all campers and staff into account. That said, we will not always be able to accommodate each individual’s specific needs. Most common needs and/or potential challenges are often accounted for, and we know that every person and family is unique. We commit to providing transparency and support during your camp selection process and your week(s) at camp. This includes guiding you to make the best decision possible when choosing your camp program.
SHOULD I SEND MY PRESCHOOLER TO CAMP?
Camp Galileo is a great place for your tiny innovator in training. We design activities specifically suited for pre-K and kindergarten-aged campers (we call them Nebulas), surround them with staff who are experienced with this age group and work with them to develop teamwork skills—a great preparation for kindergarten. Campers are grouped exclusively with other kids their own age and enjoy a maximum of 8:1 camper-to-staff ratio
DO YOU HAVE PART-DAY OPTIONS?
We currently offer only full day programming as we have found that most Nebula families prefer the full day offering and don’t want to miss a moment of camp!
WHAT IF MY CAMPER DOESN'T KNOW ANYONE AT CAMP
If you don’t do any social planning in advance, don’t worry. Our group structure and stellar staff work all week to facilitate new friendships and make every camper feel safe and included
HOW DO YOU SUPERVISE CAMPERS?
We maintain one of the lowest camper to staff ratios in California. During class time, it’s a maximum of 8:1 for entering Kindergarteners, and 10:1 for all other grades. During lunch and camp hours, we keep our ratio at 10:1 or smaller. During activity time, campers are organized into smaller groups or teams so that our staff can effectively maintain a watchful eye. Camp Galileo campers are never alone—even trips to the restroom happen with a buddy or group—and our staff is trained to take attendance every 15 minutes and during every transition.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BETWEEN ENROLLING AND WHEN CAMP STARTS?
Log in to your account and review your registration details. Check your camper’s emergency contacts and t-shirt size, and confirm that you’ve signed up for lunch or extended care if you need it. If you see discrepancies or have questions, give our customer service team a call at 800-854-3684. If you’ve purchased lunch and would like to customize your camper’s menu, you’ll need to do so by 8 am the day before camp.