This Summer Teach Kids to Think Big with Galileo Camps

Galileo Camps

Even homeschoolers start thinking about camp come the end of the “school” year, and summer camps have become quite the research project for us! The ladybug will be attending a farm camp this year, while many places are still restricting the twizzlers because of age. I had a friend tell me about Galileo Camps and the fact that they accept children from preschool up to 8th grade! The fact that they are even in the Chicagoland area is a bonus, because, well, I live in Chicago. They are also located in the Bay Area and Southern California for those of you on the west coast. 

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt


There are definitely mindsets that your child can learn 

Here’s a little bit of information about Galileo Camps in general: 

Since 2002, Galileo Camps 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 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.

Houseful Of Littles

Given that Lil’ Miss is an artist in her own right, and loves sitting down with paper and various mediums of color, I know that she would do well in the art portion of the camp. Sir Twizzler is just inquisitive in all rights, and I’m positive he’d fare well in the science portion. Actually, they BOTH would excel wherever they decide to focus, because they are amazing! The ladybug would definitely get her love of art down when she’s not away at her farm camp. We like to keep it eclectic over this way. 

Being in a camp that will foster that love for all things art, science, and outdoors in one space, I’m sure that children would get a grasp on everything that’s fun about BEING a child. 

Homeschool Art

Tell me about your summer plans, and if you’re in the Chicagoland, Bay or Southern California areas, check out Galileo Camps! You can save with this discount code: CAMP17 $40 off per family. 

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  • Reply
    Hali @daytodayMOMents
    May 15, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Sounds like such a great camp, always great to hear camp educators with a passion for what they do.

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    robin rue
    May 15, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I would LOVE to send my boys to this camp! It would be an amazing experience for them.

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    Mama to 6 Blessings
    May 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

    This camp sounds like fun, as an adult I want to go! 🙂 I bet my kids would really enjoy this camp, sounds like lots to do!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    May 15, 2017 at 6:55 am

    That sounds like an amazing camp! It’s so important for children to experience different things as they mature. This sort of camp can really broaden their horizons.

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    May 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

    That camp sounds very cool! I know that it would be a great experience for my kiddo and I know that he would love it! I will to check into this a little bit deeper. We are looking for something for the summer.

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    Felecia Monique
    May 15, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Darn I wish I was in those areas. We’re in MD so I’m not too sure if these camps are an option. But this sounds like a phenomenal idea.

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    May 15, 2017 at 9:59 am

    This should be a great camp
    The kids are learning a lot

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    May 15, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I live in NYC and I wish they had this camp here but you didn’t give this as an option. A great camp like this is hard to find and I have sent my kids to a few different camps and this one seem s to rival the best ones our kids have attended.

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    Gabbi Byrd
    May 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    This camp looks like so much fun!

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    Dawn McAlexander
    May 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This camp sounds like such a great thing. I think it is good that camps teach your kids and help them learn. Education shouldn’t stop when school is out.

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    May 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    This is the kind of camp my kids would love! It sounds amazing! What a wonderful summer experience!

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    May 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    This camp sounds like a blast. When I went to camp, all we did was make candles, and get poison ivy, LOL. Camps these days are definitely more educational/offer a lot more choices than the camps when I was younger.

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      Natasha Nicholes
      May 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      I laughed so hard at “and get poison ivy” because I can just see that. I’m still kind of jealous because I never got the chance to go to camp as a kid, so I’m totally living my childhood dreams with no shame!

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    Liz Mays
    May 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I bet the kids pick up a ton of useful skills at these camps. I like that they have activities in a variety of different subjects. My kids would have probably enjoyed them!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    May 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Summer camp can potentially be such a great experience. This camp sounds great, I love that it encourages learning and fun.

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    Claudia Krusch
    May 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    This sounds like a great summer camp. I have very fond memories of my years going to summer camp.

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    Dawn Lopez
    May 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Galileo Camps sound like a perfect place to send your kids for some summer fun and learning. Summer camp is SO much fun!

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    May 16, 2017 at 12:35 am

    This sounds like a really good camp. I wish we had something like that here.

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    May 16, 2017 at 12:37 am

    It’s great that they offer so many different fun things to do. I’m sure your kids will have a blast.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    May 16, 2017 at 2:23 am

    This sounds amazing! I am planning to look for summer camp for my kids. Will definitely add this to their choices. 😀

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    Jay Colby
    May 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    This sounds like a great camp. Great learning experience to teach skills they need.

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    Mimi Green
    May 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    For the first and last time my kids will spend summer at camp together. They will be at martial arts camp. They will have fun and practice martial arts.

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    May 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    What a great option. Kids learn so many fun things at summer camp. I had a great time at camp growing up.

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    May 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Looks like this camp is not in my area but it sounds great! I’m always looking for a summer camp that includes academics for my kids!

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    May 16, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    This looks like an amazing time for the kudos! I love seeing camps That are interactive.

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    May 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

    My kids need to go to camp. I will check to see if Galileo Camps are offered in my country part of Georgia. They need an activity or 3!

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    May 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    My son would love a camp like this! There’s nothing like a fun filled learning experience for kids!

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    Tiffany Haywood
    May 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This is such a fun way to sneak a bit of learning into a kid’s summer! I love it! I thin interactive, hand-on learning is the kind that sticks the best! Thanks so much for sharing . . .

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    May 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I use to enjoy nature walks while I was in prep school, now that I have gotten older I do less walking. I hope your child enjoys her summer camp activities, it should be fun.

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