Galileo in your community

We believe all kids have the potential to be bold, fearless innovators. And we've made it our mission to unlock that potential—not just at our camps, but throughout the community.

Galileo in your communityThat's why we're committed to developing the skills of our exceptional summer staff, hundreds of whom apply their considerable talents to teaching underserved students during the school year. And it's why we work year round forging partnerships and nurturing collaborations with local families, school districts and educational organizations to bring Galileo's camps, curriculum and innovation approach to as many kids as we can.

Here's how we're spreading Galileo-inspired innovation at camp and beyond: 

Galileo Financial Assistance

Every year since Galileo's inception, we have committed to reserving at least 7% of our camp capacity for low-income students. We've since granted more than 15,000 full and partial scholarships (worth upwards of $5M) for Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest and Summer Camps @ The Tech through our financial assistance program. Last summer, we awarded over 3,800 additional weeks of camp across the Bay Area, Southern California and Chicago.

Startup:Education Funding

In 2016, with the support of a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and StartUp:Education, we launched an effort to further Galileo's educational impact, developing new strategies to make our programming available to more low-income students.

Oakland Innovators Program

Galileo joined forces with the Oakland Unified School District in 2016 to create the Oakland Innovators Program, working with principals throughout the district to identify 150 young changemakers. We recognized these extraordinary students for their innovator's mindsets and awarded them free camp.  

Burlingame School District Partnership

In 2016, we partnered with the Burlingame School District to send 100 low-income Burlingame students to Galileo camps in lieu of remediation-based summer school.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partnership

Working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and five East Palo Alto schools with funding provided by Startup:Education, we sent over 1,200 students to Camp Galileo for free in 2015 and 2016.

Get Involved

We believe in change makers and active agents who envision and create a better world. Are you one of these people? We'd love for you to join us. Send us a note at