Big ideas happen at Galileo headquarters. Now so does camp.
This summer, experience a whole new kind of camp, located in the nerve (and idea) center of our innovative organization: Galileo HQ.
Galileo Idea Lab is a limited-availability, part-day camp hosted right here at our Oakland, CA, headquarters. Over the course of four weeks, kids from four different age groups will get a sneak peek at our 2018 curriculum, trying their hands Galileo's latest innovations alongside our endlessly creative curriculum development team.
Full of the fun and learning that happens at all of our camps—songs, games, a range of engaging projects to build and take home—Galileo Idea Lab is also a rare opportunity for campers to get behind the scenes at our bustling home base, be the first to tackle exciting new projects and help shape the future of our camps.
The Nuts & Bolts
Where: Galileo HQ, 1021 3rd Street, Oakland, CA
When: 9 am – 12 noon, Monday – Friday, July 24 – August 18 (one week per age group; see schedule below)
- Pre-K – Kindergarteners (Nebula campers): August 7 – 11
- 1st – 2nd graders (Star campers): July 24 – 28
- 3rd – 5th graders (Supernova campers): July 31 – August 4
- 5th – 8th graders (GSQ Minecraft campers): August 14 – 18
How Much: $125/week (financial assistance available; call our customer service team at 800-854-3684 for more information)
The Camp Experience
The Galileo Idea Lab camp day runs from 9 am – 12 noon, a carefully crafted mix of engaging curriculum and fun games and songs, plus a snack break. Campers will work on a range of projects (art and science for pre-K – 5th graders, a new version of mod building in Minecraft for 5th – 8th graders), seeing their creations through from start to finish and taking them home on Friday. The week wraps up with a celebratory closing ceremony led by our Galileo leaders in Oakland.
With instruction from Galileo's inspiring curriculum development team (the creative force behind all of our imagination-sparking activities), Galileo Idea Lab campers will be the first to experience the projects our team is cooking up for 2018. Here's just a sampling of what's in store:
NEBULAS: Pre-K – Kindergarteners (August 7 – 11)
Campers will engineer medical must-haves like otoscopes and stretchers and harness the strength of sturdy shapes to build rideable scooters. They'll create imaginative paper piñatas and practice sculpting techniques to craft boxes modeled after the human brain.
STARS: 1st – 2nd graders (July 24 – 28)
Campers will build air pressure-powered, moon rock-grabbing robotic astronauts and construct guardrails strong enough to keep a slingshotted car safe on the road. They'll design layered, spinning space mobiles and use unusual materials to craft bright birds.
SUPERNOVAS: 3rd – 5th graders (July 31 – August 4)
Campers will engineer animals for a robot petting zoo with moving parts powered by their own hydraulic systems. They'll draw inspiration from New Mexico's Central Avenue and Art Deco design to create neon signs complete with custom colors and lettering.
GALILEO SUMMER QUEST 5th – 8th graders (August 14 – 18)
Campers will make their own multiplayer games in Minecraft, learning Java as they design playable, custom-coded games built around popular themes such as parkour races and carnival games to zombie tag and tower defense.
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Sign Up Now
To sign up for Camp @ HQ you'll be directed to our registration portal. Simply login with your Galileo account and when it's time to choose your location select Headquarters CG or Headquarters GSQ (depending on your child's age) and then proceed to sign up for available sessions as your normally would.
We'll send you two confirmation emails once you've signed up. Please pay attention to the second message titled "Thanks for signing up for Camp @ HQ (more details inside)" that has details specific to the Camp @ HQ experience.