The Feathers in Our Camp Cap
You've seen what we have to say about ourselves. But really, no one tells our story better than other people: the families that come to camp, the organizations that help us develop and improve our programs, the press that evaluates what we do. From enriching relationships with partners like Stanford University to awards from media giants like Forbes to (what makes us happiest) glowing reviews from campers and their parents, these are the voices that sum up Galileo's impact best.
The scoop from our campers
Nebula Camper, Chicagoland
“Can I stay here for 10 more years?”
GSQ Camper, Bay Area
“Galileo is so inviting, inclusive and engaging. You will not regret coming to this camp!”
Star Camper, SoCal
“I made some mistakes but [learned] it's ok to make a mistake because I can make it better!”
What parents say
Camp Galileo Camper Parent, SoCal
“He gets to build, create, use his imagination, and see old friends and has made so many new friends. It's a wonderful balance...
exercise for both mind and body. I can not speak highly enough about our Galileo experience and how much our son and family cherish the Galileo and its entire Southern California staff. Wish Galileo existed when I was young. A true joy to watch and share in his Galileo experience, year after year. So glad my son is...."Growing up Galileo" :)”
Camp Galileo Camper Parent, Chicagoland
“Our son was so engaged and loved going to camp every day and then he loved sharing with us during dinner what he did and the lessons behind...
what he was doing. He was proud to call himself an innovator one night! As parents we loved seeing him so happy and learning such valuable concepts while having fun.”
GSQ Camper Parent, Bay Area
“Galileo has provided an unparalleled opportunity for our daughter to learn, have fun and be creative...
She's participated for the past 5 years. I credit Galileo for stretching her mind and providing tools to construct amazing things in there!”
What parents say, on video
GSQ Camper Parent, Bay Area
“Galileo was a place where it was safe to mess up and try something different and [for Helen to] be herself.”
Why staffers love Galileo
Camp Staff, Lead Instructor
“A dream is something that everyone has. Some of us have had the same dream our entire lives, some of us have had many...
nevertheless it is our dreams that push us through life and motivate us to take risks. My dream has always been to inspire – it is why I came to Galileo. After three amazing years as a Lead Art Instructor, I can look back and remember each time a camper's eyes grew wide in a moment of inspiration or when a staffer made me laugh so hard that I collapsed to the ground and cried. I live for those moments. It is during those moments that I know I've done something meaningful with my life.”
“Once you get the energy of Galileo staff and campers and you mix it all up together, the magic happens. When you get that...
rubber chicken in your hand, things happen! It transformed me.”
Galileo Lead Instructor
“When I found Galileo I was over the moon to have found such an incredible camp, where I still had the opportunity to work with kids...
and further myself as an educator.”
Camp Galileo Claremont
“My nephew has just started going here and this camp has made him want to build and imagine things even when he gets home from camp! It truly has made a huge impact on him to use his hands and mind which makes us all happy...”
Camp Galileo Lafayette
“Love love camp Galileo. I was a little nervous sending my 5 year old to his first camp, but the staff from the morning entrance into the "fun factory" to the afternoon extended "play sessions" where I saw the camp counselors extend patience...”
Camp Galileo Evanston
“Our 6 and 8 year old have loved Galileo. The staff is engaged with the children throughout the day, the activities are thoughtful and my kids always came home anxious to tell me both about the science and art concepts they were learning...”