Camp Galileo Age Groups

Camp Galileo has been serving happy campers since 2001. And, over time, we’ve fine tuned the projects, games and camp experience to meet campers exactly where they are academically, socially and developmentally.

 

Some photos taken pre-pandemic. Masking and social distancing are required at all 2021 camps.

Aged-Up Fun

Stanford researchers have found that when children “grow up Galileo” by returning to camp year-after-year, the fun and the benefits multiply as they build long-lasting relationships with camp staff and strengthen their abilities to make their visions reality. Choose from imagination sparking themes that are sure to have your kids exploring, creating and having fun: Olympic Games, National Park Adventure, Toy Makers Workshop.

 

Camp Galileo serves Pre-K to rising 8th grade children in four age groups:*

NEBULAS: Current Pre-Kindergarten

STARS: Current Kindergarten & 1st grade

SUPERNOVAS:  Current 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade

METEORS: Current 5th, 6th & 7th grade

 

* Current grade reflects grade completed prior to summer

IMAGINATION-SPARKING THEMES

 

Tailored by age group and designed for optimal innovation, each of our whimsical weeklong themes features engaging hands-on projects, irresistible outdoor games and an immersive environment crafted to capture the imagination.

 

NEBULAS

CURRENT Pre-KIndergarten

 

For many Nebulas, their first day at Galileo marks their first day at camp EVER and our team makes sure their experience is both marvelous and memorable.

 

Video taken pre-pandemic. Masking and social distancing are required at all 2021 camps.

Nebula Facts

  • Enjoy a 12 to 1 camper to staff ratio
  • Gain confidence with important motor skills
  • Explore a wide range of materials and creative processes
  • Stretch their imagination with short design cycles
  • Make new friends with outdoor play that fosters collaboration
  • Grow their identity as an innovator by being visionary, courageous, determined & more!
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STARS

CURRENT Kindergarten & 1st graders

 

Stars have a stellar time immersing themselves in camp culture and diving into multi-day projects that perfectly match their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

 

Video taken pre-pandemic. Masking and social distancing are required at all 2021 camps.

Star facts:

  • Enjoy a 12 to 1 camper to staff ratio
  • Explore big ideas like basic circuits, pneumatics or simple machines
  • Campers level up their design and building skills
  • Stay determined to troubleshoot challenges and reach their goals
  • Establish and pursue a shared vision with new friends
  • Strengthen their Innovator’s Mindset and notice how it positively impacts their work
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SUPERNOVAS

CURRENT 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders

 

Supernovas are ready to take on week-long art and science challenges and have a blast transforming their unique (& sometimes quirky) visions into amazing, functioning projects.

 

Video taken pre-pandemic. Masking and social distancing are required at all 2021 camps.

supernova facts:

  • Enjoy a 12 to 1 camper to staff ratio
  • Learn to independently use sophisticated “making” tools like lino cutters, hot glue guns, heat guns and cardboard cutters
  • Practice brainstorming strategies to generate lots of ideas to customize their projects
  • Thrive given the perfect mix of freedom and responsibility accomplish their goals
  • Conquer outdoor team-challenges by strategizing and collaborating with new friends
  • Recognize their own Innovator’s Mindset and Process superpowers and identify ways to use them beyond camp
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Meteors

CURRENT 5th, 6th & 7th graders

 

Meteors age group meets tween campers where they are with super-cool thematic projects and an awesome, aged-up camp vibe. At selected sites for 2021.

 

Video taken pre-pandemic. Masking and social distancing are required at all 2021 camps.

Meteor Facts:

  • Enjoy a 12 to 1 camper to staff ratio
  • Spend ⅔ of each day building one epic project that sharpens their design AND engineering capabilities
  • Learn to use advanced materials and tools—Wood, PVC, power tools & more
  • Find their own fun during daily “club time” outdoors
  • Chill with new friends and an inspiring multi-subject instructor in a Meteors-only space
  • Dive deep into the Galileo Innovation Approach to bring their innovations to life
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