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Grouped by grade and nurtured by our incredible staff, campers take on art, science and outdoor activities, and they learn lasting innovation skills like collaboration and determination. Campers experience these mindset-shifting benefits in as little as a week and the impact grows significantly over multiple weeks and summers at camp.
Designed for burgeoning visionaries, Galileo Summer Quest empowers 5th – 8th graders to take the next step in developing an innovator’s mindset. Campers choose from 10 immersive majors, picking from something they already love or new areas they’re excited to explore. Mix and match multiple majors for a summer of joy-filled innovation.
Toy Makers WorkshopEmbrace your inner toymaker with an array of playful projects.
National Parks AdventureExplore America's most spectacular natural spaces at Galileo this summer.
Galileo Olympic GamesGo for the gold in a triumphant Olympic journey.
3D Modeling & PrintingTake your designs to another dimension. Learn professional 3D modeling techniques as you design characters, structures or your own personalized creations. Create custom prototypes, use web-based software Tinkercad to model them and watch high-quality Flashforge Finder printers in action as you produce them in class. Gather feedback from your fellow modelers to refine your work. Plan a presentation to share your experience at an end-of-session showcase. Take home your customized files, completed 3D prints and access to modeling software that will help you keep honing your skills after camp.
Chefology: Decadent DessertsPrime your palate for a brand-new major that's all about sophisticated sweets. Put your inner pastry chef to work on inventive new versions of dessert favorites like cheesecake and pie. Elevate your ice cream-making technique as you create custom frozen treats topped with sumptuous sauces, flavored whipped creams and homemade gummy candies. Whip up an elegant batch of hand-decorated gourmet cookies. Refine your favorite recipes to craft a signature dessert, then take home a cookbook full of sweet treats you and your fellow confectioners created during the week.
Drone InnovatorsLaunch into the future of drone technology. Program a Parrot Mambo quadcopter to carry out real-world missions from obstacle course navigation to disaster relief. Learn to modify a drone for manual flight. Design custom attachments to transform your drone into a music video-worthy flying character. Create a performance safety cage to keep it agile and protected during a game of drone tag. Invent an entirely new use for drone technology, then build out and code your drone to fulfill your vision. Demo your innovative idea in a realistic simulated city, then take home videos of your drone in action. Demo your innovative idea in a realistic simulated city at an end-of-session performance, then take home a music video of your drone in action.
Go-Kart BuildersTransform a pile of wood, rubber and steel into a rideable reality as you create your own custom go-kart. Learn how to measure twice and cut once, drill pilot holes, handle a handsaw and use a rasp and file. Work with hand and power tools to assemble your kart's wheels and axles, steering column, hood and seat. Dream up an innovative design, crafting functional features like working doors or foot brakes and adding personalized styling with acrylic paints. Debut your kart at an end-of-session show, then roll home in your one-of-a-kind ride.
Mystery Room: The Great EscapeBreak out of a Galileo-designed escape room, then use what you learn to create your own. Investigate a range of puzzle types and systems for puzzle flow. Experiment with padlocks, simple circuitry, magnets, black lights and invisible ink as you build out the features of your room. Work with a team of fellow room designers to develop clues and interactive objects that lead players to a logical solution. After plenty of testing, invite your friends and family to puzzle their way out of your one-of-a-kind escape room.
Virtual RealityCreate your own immersive virtual story. Design a custom VR environment with 3D world-building tool CoSpaces, adding characters and coding simple programs to bring their actions to life. Use Merge VR viewers and high-definition mobile devices to experience your world as if you were standing in it. Focus on your favorite aspect of VR as you shape your original story, testing and perfecting it with help from your fellow world builders. At the end of the week, take home your cardboard VR viewer, plus access to your CoSpaces account and the virtual experience you created—one that anyone with a mobile device can explore.
YouTube ProducersBe the star of your own show with a YouTube channel you create yourself. Explore a range of different video styles—DIYs, parodies, screencasts—and make your own version of each. Plan a production schedule, write the script, set up your lighting and shoot your short films in HD, adding special effects as you edit. Create custom thumbnails and channel graphics. Learn how to post your polished pieces and build an audience, then shoot one final video in any style you choose. At the end of the week, share your finished videos with family and friends—and the world.
Chefology: Supreme SweetsEmbrace your inner pastry chef, baking fresh fruit tarts and crave-worthy cream puffs with homemade custards and whipped creams. Elevate ordinary cupcakes with custom cake flavors and infused buttercream frosting. Whip up delectable donuts coated in custom glazes and tasty toppings. Make a popsicle fit for a gourmet feast. Mix, blend and tweak your recipes to devise a signature dessert for an end-of-session showcase of sweet treats.