Galileo at home
You form the pod. We bring the Fun!
During days filled with distance learning, kids are eager to use their brains and bodies in different ways. That’s where Galileo At Home comes in. All the joyful learning of Camp Galileo in your own (or your pod buddy’s) backyard, Galileo At Home serves up hours of fun, enriching activities that build innovation skills and boost kids’ creative confidence—all while giving their grownups a much-deserved break.
All you need is a pod of 2–8 kids in K–5th grades and a little outdoor space. We’ll do the rest. For 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, 4 weeks in a row, an experienced, dedicated Galileo staffer will arrive to lead kids in collaborative games, hands-on activities and engaging projects focused on innovation (plus some homework help, if you like). It’s like a little slice of camp magic, designed just for your pod, delivered right to your pad.
Camp Magic For Your Pod
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE (AT) HOME
At Home offers:
- Peace of mind, structure and supervision of your kids to free you up, and supplement their school offerings
- Hands-on enrichment activities focused on innovation that compliment core curriculum and keep kids engaged in person.
- Strict safety standards will be implemented to keep your Pod healthy, including daily health screenings, frequent hand washing, consistent masking and more.
- Stable Pod groups of 2 to 8 campers and 1 dedicated staffer.
- Joyful learning that supports social-emotional development, sparks creativity and teaches lasting innovation skills like persistence and problem-solving.
- Camp magic that brightens the distance-learning doldrums with interactive games, silly traditions and collaborative play.
At Home Info
For kids in Kindergarten - 5th grade
FIRST POD SESSIONS START 9/8
Description—A Galileo instructor will come to the home of the Host Family. Sessions at the Host location will take place entirely outdoors, except when weather/air quality does not allow it.
Location—Bay Area, Southern California and the Chicago Metro Area. See Cities Here.
Creating Your Pod—The Host family will be responsible for the purchase (enrollment) and coordination of the Pod, including the designated space.
Pod Size—Create your Pod with a minimum of 2 campers and up to 8.
Days of the Week—3 days per week. Choose Mon-Wed or Tue-Thur options.
Start Dates—First four-week sessions:
- September 8th — October 1st
- September 14th — October 8th
- September 21st — October 15th
- September 28th — October 22nd
with more sessions to be added soon.
Times & Duration—3 hours per day. AM or PM available. During registration the host family will designate the desired window between 9am and 6pm in CA, and 11am to 6pm in IL.
Weekly Session Length—Each Pod session is a 4-week duration with the option to enroll in additional sessions.
Program Overview—We’ll bring the supplies and lead 2-3 hours of Galileo-style programming and games including up to 1 hour/day of homework supervision.
Price—The larger your Pod the more cost-friendly!
$4,400 total for a 4-week session
For a group of eight that’s just $15.28/hr.
HOW WE’LL KEEP YOUR POD SAFE
- We will match your Pod up with qualified and vetted Galileo staffer who
will be working solely with your Pod.
- Staff will be trained on all baseline safety protocols, including recommended use of face coverings, hand washing practices, and COVID19 symptoms as recommended by the CDC and local health authorities.
- Staff and campers & Host Family will complete a daily health screening prior to arriving at your home.
- Staff are required to wear masks at all times, except while eating and drinking.
- Your Pod must consist of a stable group of the same children for the duration of the 4-week session.
For more details about health and safety, click here.
WHAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD BRING
If your Pod requests school work support, they will need all materials to do so, including:
- A fully-charged device to access their homework materials and log-in information (so the Pod leader can support if the child is having trouble), if needed.
- If they will be listening to something or communicating online, please ensure they have headphones with them.
Your child will also need:
- A bag (for storing supplies and projects)
- A nut-free snack
- A full water bottle
- A face mask
- For the first day, they will also need 2 cardboard tubes (think toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls).
Seeking Great Leaders
We're Hiring for Galileo At Home
Passionate about working with kids and have a love for art, science, outdoor play, team-building or education?
Apply now to bring joyful camp magic directly to kids in their outdoor home spaces during the school year! You’ll lead a small pod of campers in fun, collaborative games and engaging projects, and follow recommended protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy.
A Note About Equity and Inclusion
As an organization who values diversity and inclusion, we continue to examine ways we can support equity in learning at this moment in time through our programs. We’d love to also encourage families to consider the diversity of their children’s learning experience as well, whether it means surrounding themselves with others with different strengths or needs from theirs, or children who may be in need of support that your family has the resources to help with. We know families are already in a challenging time and hope we all can find ways to partner to support each other during these ever-changing times! If you are in need of a scholarship or financial assistance, please Contact Us.