Blog: Bright Ideas

What a difference a week makes

Galileo's innovation camps are about more than just the innovative projects kids make there. They're also about a whole new mindset kids develop at camp—a visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, reflective approach to the world that will keep them innovating throughout their lives.

You might think we're crazy to tell you that a change this significant can happen at a summer camp. And


A Galilean’s Drive to Make a Difference

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We're constantly amazed by all the incredible things Galileo staff go on to do. For many bright, creative people, even one summer with Galileo can have a profound impact as a waypoint on a meaningful journey. From campers with ideas for visionary inventions to staffers with the determination to transform the educational landscape (or their own lives), Galileans come away from the camp


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Creating Together

This post is the fifth and final in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For previous gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, space to create, unwrappable presents, and the innovator’s bookshelf.

 

Gift #5 - Creating Together

What’s more fun than watching your kid’s imagination go wild? Letting yours go wild with them! Finding projects that


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Books

This post is the fourth in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, space to create, unwrappable presents, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #4 - Books

We all know that books are gateways to the imagination. Whether you are setting up a reading space, searching for books to read


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Unwrappables

This post is the third in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured playspace to create, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #3 - The Unwrappables  

The holidays come with many opportunities for gift giving, and kids often receive toys that are soon forgotten. Giving your


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Space to Create

This post is the second in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on unstructured play, unwrappable presents, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

 

Gift #2 - Creative Space

Kids need physical space to be creative. Dedicating a space just for them lets them know that you value their creativity


Creativity-Boosting Gifts You Can Give Your Kids: Free Time

This post is the first in a series of creativity-boosting gifts you can give to the kids in your life. For more gift ideas, check out thoughts on space to create, unwrappable presents, innovative books, and opportunities to create together.

Each year, I struggle over what to give my kids for the holidays. On one hand, I want the holidays to be filled with wonder and excitement and anticipation.


Tax Tips

It's never too early to start planning for 2017—especially if those plans include finding clever ways to save. One such bit of cleverness is setting aside tax-free funds from your FSA to pay for summer childcare (like summer camp, for example). And if you don't have an FSA, you may still be entitled to a dependent care credit to offset your summer care expenses.

Some caveats (income, your kids'


Behind the scenes with our Science Curriculum Manager

The extraordinary people who make up the Galileo HQ aren't just superstars on the job. In fact, we're regularly impressed by their awe-inspiring extracurriculars.

One such Galileo team member, Science Curriculum Manager Lance Akiyama, just inspired our awe by publishing a book called Rubber Band Engineer, a how-to guide for making awesome engineering projects—slingshots, catapults, hydraulic


Oh, the Places Galileans Can Go!

Galileo isn't just an awesome place to spend the summer (although it is a really, really fun place to spend the summer). And it isn't just a camp that turns kids into innovators (although we do that, too). Galileo is also a community of some of the brightest, most passionate people you'll ever meet, from the first grader determinedly wiring his first simple circuit to the veteran staffer who