What can I expect?
Each live online class is led by a qualified instructor with experience leading Galileo curriculum. All class sizes are small, with a ratio of 1 instructor to no more than 10 campers, allowing for personalized instruction. Unlike standard school-based distance learning, your camper’s online Zoom class will engage them in fun and creative hands-on curriculum. Hundreds of campers have already experienced Galileo online classes with high praise from kids and parents. Unlike school-based distance learning, Camp Galileo Anywhere classes will allow your child to engage in fun hands-on activities that build confidence and innovation-focused learning.
What ages are online classes for?
Camp Galileo Anywhere offers dozens of Online classes for kids rising to Kindergarten (5 years old in September) through 8th Grade. Each age/grade level includes multiple offerings for a range of topics and interest levels.
How long are classes?
Beginning June 1st, 2020 we will offer single-session classes that range from 45 minutes for pre-K to 90 minutes in duration for upper age/grades. Week-long classes have the same daily durations.
What supplies will I need? Can I use any substitute materials if I am missing something?
Each class has a list of materials that you will need to gather in advance of class. We make an effort to develop classes that use materials that are easily available at the craft of grocery store, online, or that that you may already have at home. All materials list include alternates where appropriate.
After you enroll for a class, we will send you an email with all of the details you will need to prepare – including materials.
What are the technical requirements?
Each online class requires the your camper have internet access and a computer or tablet.
Each class is offered using Zoom and you will want to download the Zoom application In advance of the class if you don’t have it already.
After you enroll for a class, we will send you an email with all of the details you will need to prepare including materials and the customZoom links you will
5-10 minutes in advance of your child’s scheduled class, you will want to login to Zoom, make sure to test your sound and camera are on and enter your child’s name so the instructor knows who they are.
How much parent participation is needed?
We make an effort to develop our camps in such a way that your children can participate independently as much as possible.
For younger children in Pre-K to 1st grade, we recommend a parent stay nearby to assist, if needed.
For 2nd to 8th grade kids, they should be able to participate and engage in activities on their own.
Each of our seasoned Camp Galileo Anywhere instructors are highly trained and experienced Galileo staffers. All Zoom sessions are recorded for training and safety purposes.
How do I enroll? What are the deadlines to enroll?
Once you have determined the classes you are interested in, you can enroll here.
Enrollment closes at 5pm the day before the class is scheduled to begin.
I have credits (or a coupon) from my 2020 in-person enrollment that I want to use.
If you have an existing Galileo credit, it will apply after you add the sessions to your cart and proceed to checkout. Click here for more information about using your credits.
What is your policy if my child is unable to attend?
If your child needs to miss a class they are enrolled in please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the start of your session to let us know. We are happy to reschedule you to a different class that is more convenient for you. We will not be able to offer a credit or refund for classes that are cancelled less than 24 hours prior to a session.
If you sign up for a Tynker class, please note that enrollment closes by Noon the Friday before the class begins.
I'm having technical issues getting into the class, what should I do?
If your camper is not able to participate in the class due to technical difficulties, contact us right away and we will do what we can to assist if we can. If we aren’t able to assist and the technical difficulties, we will reschedule your camper based on availability.
I have more than one child, can both of them participate in a single online class?
Each camper will need to enroll separately, and we recommend campers in the same household join from their own screen, if possible.
What happens if Galileo cancels a camp session?
Although we do not ever plan or want to cancel a session, Galileo reserves the right to cancel camp programming for any reason. If you purchased an online session using credit, then you will be credited for the same amount. If you purchased an online session by $ in present day, then you will get a 100% refund.