Blog: Bright Ideas

How the GIA Comes to Life @ Summer Camps @ The Tech

At our camps, the Galileo Innovation Approach (GIA) is integral to everything we do. From campers of every age to staffers at every level, Galileans learn to apply an Innovator's Mindset (one that is visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective), understand Innovator's Knowledge (the ideas, contexts and skills that relate to their work), and use the Innovator's Process (from


Galileo Named Best Place to Work

We work hard to make Galileo an awesome place to work. That's why we're so proud to share this pair of recent honors: Galileo was recently named one of the Best Places toWork in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times—for the eighth year running—and landed in the top 10 on HappyCity's2017 [Happy] Places to Work List.

That engaged, happy quality we've been recognized for (twice!) courses


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'