For Families with 2020 Enrollment Credits
how you will be able to use your credits
As we have communicated previously, Galileo had to take the unprecedented step to cancel summer camps for 2020 across all locations in California and Illinois. Our goal is to provide as many ways as possible to support camper families with children at home in Spring and Summer 2020, or in the future.
If you enrolled for Spring or Summer camp in 2020 and have enrollment credits to use, you will be able to apply all or some portion of your credits in the following ways:
- Apply them for upcoming Spring and Summer 2020 virtual program offerings
- Save your credits to use next summer. If you aren’t able to use all of your credit in 2021, your remaining credit can be automatically applied for up to 5 years (through 5/31/2025).
- Transfer your credit to siblings or friends.
- Apply the credit toward future Galileo school-year programs.
- Donate some or all of your credit balance to the Galileo Innovation for All fund, which provides low-income students with financial assistance and scholarships for virtual camp and in-person summer camp in 2021.
- We’ve worked out a partnership with our friends at DIY.org. You can use your credit toward an annual membership to their incredible offering of creative classes, projects, and challenges.
- And more…we will continue add more options over time, including for smaller, live camps if the opportunity presents itself to allow us to do so safely.
What this means for you
As an enrolled family with Galileo, we will be communicating with you here, and via email to allow you to determine which of these options will work best for you.
update May 26th, 2020
You should have recently received a letter from Stretto Legal Services letting you know Galileo has been approved by the chapter 11 bankruptcy court to issue you 110% credit or a 50% off unlimited use discount coupon for your 2020 camp fees, valid through 5/31/2025, if you so choose.
Here is a link to the form where you can choose one of these options by June 26th, 2020. If you do not wish to accept either of these options by June 26th, then you do not need to do anything and will automatically be placed in the group of families who will wait until the conclusion of the chapter 11 proceedings (which we hope will conclude by late Fall) to resolve your claim.
Today we are announcing the launch of Camp Galileo Anywhere live online classes for kids in Pre-K through 8th grades. Led by experienced Galileo instructors, each class is thoughtfully designed to inspire innovation, boost creative confidence and encourage independence—all your child will need is a few easy-to-find materials and a Zoom link. Dozens of classes are now available and additional single-session and week-long classes will be rolled out soon. You can learn more about Camp Galileo Anywhere online classes and enroll here.
Next steps if you choose credit or a 50%-off coupon
If you choose to receive credits or a 50%-off coupon now, you will be able to use them to enroll in online classes within 5 business days after you complete the selection form. We will send you an email after your choice has been processed. Once issued, credits will automatically be applied to any purchase at check-out. If you select the 50%-off coupon option, we will issue a personal coupon code that you can enter at check-out to receive your discount.
We will be adding new classes and more time-slots in the coming weeks and will be closely monitoring class popularity so that we can do our best to meet demand. Thank you in advance for your patience and support while we create a whole new way of experiencing Galileo programs online.