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Camp Galileo Berkeley

About

At Galileo, we believe that summer camp should be crazy fun and profoundly enriching at the same time. That's why our summertime silliness is backed by thoughtful curriculum and an audacious educational approach that inspires kids to become bold, visionary innovators.

"Something powerful happens at Galileo that doesn’t happen at other camps. Sure, kids have fun. They have a lot of fun. They come home glowing, grimy and wiped out. But amidst the frenzy, they also learn something with the potential to change them—and the world—profoundly. They learn how to fail. Not in a humiliating or dispiriting way. But in a self-assured way, that helps turn them into hardy, risk-taking creators and problem-solvers.

Multiply that inversion times thousands of kids every summer and you have Galileo’s audacious mission—to nurture and inspire a daring new generation of fearless innovators.

Armed with an innovation process inspired by the Stanford d.school, Galileo instructors facilitate campers’ hands-on exploration of science, art and outdoor activities. Behind every activity, an idea. And a mindset—visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, reflective.

Your kids will love watching their wildest ideas come to life. You'll love the lasting impact it has on their confidence and creativity. Our imagination-sparking programs for 2016 include Camp Galileo (pre-K – 5th graders), Galileo Summer Quest (5th – 8th graders) and Summer Camps @ The Tech (4th – 8th graders).

In pre-K, campers may build a crude xylophone or design a lion mask. By 8th grade, they may program their own video game, design their own fashion line, or breathe life into some creation entirely of their own invention.

The products are cool. But the by-products—supreme confidence and a boldness of vision worthy of our camp’s patron saint—are what will eventually rock our world."

Programs

Glen Tripp
Founder & CEO