Summer Programs in or near San Francisco

Camp Galileo - Los Altos

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State and County:
CA, Santa Clara Co.

City / Town:
Los Altos

Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022

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Type of Camp / Gender:
Arts, Science, & Adventure Camp

Age Range:
Pre-K - 5 grades

Duration - Dates / Time:
6/11 - 7/27/2012 (dependent on the year); Weekly: M - F, 9 am - 3 pm; Extended Care Available: 8:00 am - 9:00 am & 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$319 - 399 per week

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Camp Galileo is the only Bay Area summer day camp for pre-K to rising 5th graders that encourages kids to brainstorm, create and think like innovators through the Galileo Innovation Approach. Each week-long summer camp session centers around an imaginative story or theme, which inspires art, science and outdoor projects for campers to explore.

Field Trips:

Yes, extra fee of $30/week


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application and health/immunization form

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Yelp -

4/5 stars (3 reviews)

3 reviews in English
Review from andrea l.

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andrea l.
Mountain View, CA

My son (rising Kinder) attended Camp Galileo at Almond for the first time this year. It was his first camp. The counselors were astounding, the projects were impressive, and my son was so enthusiastic about it that he asked to stay the full-day, attend more weeks each evening. This is a boy who's slow to warm to new situations. Not at Galileo.

This camp had him running more, creating more, thinking more, engaging more than anywhere he's ever been. We'll be back again next year, with my daughter as well!

[And for what's worth, we had no problems with the Choice Lunch program - my son liked the food, after a year of making lunches, I appreciated the convenience!]

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Review from Steve J.

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Steve J.
San Francisco, CA

So we tried to order lunch for our daughter and this was the response we got:

I apologize for the difficulty you had with ordering lunch. It sounds like rather than logging into your existing account you may have created an entirely new account.

Unfortunately, since we did not receive your email until after our close of business hours, we are not going to be able to get your daughter a lunch for next week. The deadline of 9AM Thursday is set by our lunch provider so that they can adequately plan for the week to come. We regret that we are unable to allow our customers to place orders beyond this deadline.

Please give us a call if you have any further questions or would like help purchasing lunch for future weeks.


Customer Service Specialist
Galileo Learning
(800) 854-3684

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Review from Jennifer L.

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Jennifer L.
Los Altos, CA

My son (5th grade) and my daughter (2nd grade) have attended Camp Galileo for the past few years and I have nothing but great things to say about their experiences. From the programming to the instructors and helpers, the camp has been top notch.

The themes for the art and science components of the camp have always been so creative and my kids always have a difficult time deciding which weeks to choose (you can, of course, choose all four but our summers tend to be pretty full). This year, the art and science themes will be complementary and I think that will make the weeks even better. The science projects always spur my kids on to be critical thinkers, to make mistakes (mistakes can be great!), and to persevere until they find solutions to their problems. The materials are basic, not unnecessarily fancy. Making a bridge out of popsicle sticks takes a lot more thought than using prefabbed bridge parts. The art projects let my kids be expressive while still learning about technique and various styles. My son, who is not particularly artistic, proudly brought home a piece of artwork last year that he declared to be "awesome" and his "best ever". I love the confidence my kids get at Camp G!

My kids also enjoy the fun theme days (mustache day was a particular hit last summer!) as well as the great outdoor games they participate in every day.

This year, my son will be moving on to Galileo Quest and I am excited to see what he creates next. I'm also thrilled that the camps will be offering a lunch service, "Choice Lunch" - which I have heard good things about.

We are all looking forward to another great summer at Galileo and would highly recommend it when you are thinking about camps for your kids!


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