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Galileo Summer Camp – Creating Innovators

by Jennifer Wieland
Galileo Summer Camps are Creating Innovators


I have been debating sending my kids to summer camp for years! I never know where to start at and I don’t want them to go to sleep away camp because with two of them being on the spectrum I know they need the reliability of their daily schedules. I also see so many camps that are just cookie cutters of one another. If I am spending the money to send my child to summer camp I want the experience to be something special but that also fits their interests and personalities all while letting them expand their creativity all while sneaking in some education. When I heard about Galileo Summer Camp I was intrigued because they are creating innovators in so many different areas.

Galileo Summer Camps are Creating Innovators

I like to think that one of the greatest gifts I managed to pass on to each of my kids is my creativity. Whether we are baking in the kitchen together, creating artistic masterpieces for display, my oldest is working on his music, my two youngest boys are drawing anime or my daughter is sewing up her latest handbag we are always busy focusing on our projects and I am always the proud mom sharing their talent with any and all that will listen. I love to create fearlessly and to never fear failure because the only failure is never trying in the first place. That’s one of the things that attracted me to Galileo, they have a mistakes are marvelous approach. 

Galileo Summer Camp - Creating Innovators

Mistakes are Marvelous:

Galileo summer camp embraces mistakes while they teach campers to create without the fear of making them. They believe that mistake-making leads to magical learning opportunities and children shouldn’t spend their time in fear of making them. (Grown-ups either for that matter).

Galileo Innovation Approach ® and 5 Key Mindsets:

  1. Work with your child to identify their goals.
  2. Collaborate with them to brainstorm and generate ideas.
  3. Talk about the importance of being Visionary as they begin their designs.
  4. The fun really begins as you Courageously start to create,
  5. Remember to stay Determined as you test your projects,
    It’s time to be Reflective as you evaluate what worked and what didn’t and start your re-design.

Galileo Summer Camp - Creating Innovators

Since 2002, Galileo Summer Camp has been shaping a new generation of innovators by teaching kids to explore, make mistakes and create without fear! Drawing from the innovation process inspired by the Stanford Galileo’s curriculum packs serious substance and sparks kids’ imagination from pre-k through 8th grade.

For kids pre-K through 5th grade, there’s Camp Galileo where campers take on art, science, and outdoor activities tailored to their level. They learn lasting innovation skills like collaboration and reflection and take home tangible creations like a rocket, photos inspired by Ansel Adams, or even an archery bow!

For kids entering 5th grade through 8th grade there’s Galileo Summer Quest. Campers can choose from 13 immersive majors, each confidence-building, collaboration-packed session gives them an opportunity to realize their personal vision in a new inspiring subject. Campers make short films, engineer catapults, whip up inventive dishes, design custom video games, and much, much more.

One of the most impactful things about the Galileo Summer Camp experience is the staff and how much heart and energy they bring to camp every day. They screen thousands of applicants each year to find the absolute best people to work at their camps. The people they hire not only have the silly gene but a deep passion for education and developing young innovators as well.

Galileo Summer Camps are Creating Innovators

Sign Up Now and Save $$$ at Galileo Summer Camp

Readers who register their kids for Galileo Summer Camp before February 29th are eligible for both a $40 discount and the Early Bird Savings. After February 29th, the $40 discount will still be active.

By signing up now, you  can lock into Galileo’s biggest savings of the year! You will be get an exclusive discount of $40 off a week of Galileo Summer Camp using code 2016BOLD. What’s more if you register for camp by February 29th you can save an additional $25 per week at Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest or $12.50 per class ($25 off a full day) at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Early bird savings apply automatically to your camp purchase and can be combined with Galileo’s multi-session discount. Guarantee your spot—and your biggest savings—by February 29th and you can change your camp date or location through May 2 for absolutely no fee.

Are you planning on sending your kids to summer camp this year?



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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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