Our Camp Galileo campers entering 1st & 2nd grade

Camp Galileo Stars are campers who will be entering the 1st or 2nd grade in the fall. Our talented team of educators has crafted our camp curriculum to reflect the newfound sense of independence that’s common at this age. With a 10-to-1 ratio of campers to staff, campers get loads of one-on-one attention as they set out to work on multi-day projects—a step up from the one-day projects that are more typical for our youngest campers.

What's it mean to be a Star?

Is your 1st or 2nd graders always asking questions? Are they constantly wanting to explore the world around them? Childhood is a time of discovery, and that curiosity can take many forms, from the child who loves to learn in a traditional classroom setting, to the shyer student who prefers to explore the world in a more organic and independent way. The Camp Galileo Stars program—our summer camp for entering 1st and 2nd graders—is perfect for a wide range of learning styles, as we engage kids in a way that’s truly transformative. In fact, it’s not uncommon for campers to return home from camp with a new lexicon and a new view of the world that surrounds them.

While many kids are new to Galileo, a large portion are returning campers who already have one or two summers with our program as Nebulas (campers in preschool and kindergarten). After enjoying their time as Nebulas, campers progress from Stars to Supernovas (Supernovas are entering the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. When all is said and done, your Star will arrive home with a tremendous enthusiasm for innovation and new vocabulary for how to talk about their ideas.

A typical day at Camp Galileo