Blog: A Word From Our Parents
Feb 5th, 2013
There was no dramatic lightning bolt. It’s not like Galileo Summer Quest had an intervention with my daughter, but the impact it had on her has been dramatic. The changes were both subtle and not, and they’ve unfolded over time, still evident months after we drove away from camp.
We sent a nine year old, rising fifth grader to four weeks of GSQ, despite her hesitation to leave her beloved
Aug 16th, 2012
Chloe ended last summer Camp Galileo loyal. As a rising 5th grader, she got her choice of Camp Galileo or Galileo Summer Quest this year, but her love of Camp Galileo was strong enough that she didn’t want to leave it behind at all. She had begun camp many years ago as a Nebula, after all, and didn’t feel ready to graduate.
When the brochure for GSQ arrived at the start of the year, Chloe got
Jul 30th, 2012
Last year, my kids went gaga over Galileo. My oldest had been in search of a video game design camp, and Galileo Summer Quest's video game design course definitely fit the bill. Meanwhile, my youngest enjoyed Camp G's "Detective in Paris" unit and begged me to let him return the following summer.
This post is written by Ana of Bonggmom Finds, following a week of Camp Galileo for her twin boys and a week of GSQ for her daughter.
Like most summer camps, Galileo Learning's camps (Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest) run from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m., which is great for parents with flexible schedules, but not so great for parents who face the 9-to-5 grind (and not so great for the
Jul 24th, 2012
We wrapped up our last week of Camp Galileo with Celebrate the Golden Gate. You may remember from my last post that I mentioned Camp Galileo has a different theme each week. This week my daughter learned about
Jul 23rd, 2012
Dylan had a great week last week, and he was so proud of the bridge he constructed, tested and built. He was just beaming when I picked him up.
-Nancy Miller, Camp Galileo mom
Jul 16th, 2012
Camp Galileo was a sponsor for an event at my kids' school. When our event rolled around, Galileo did not have enough banners for us. No problem! My kids, who have been campers ever since they entered kindergarten, became a two-person publicity committee and created their own, with drawings of all the themes that they had learned about in previous summers. When it blew down, they brought it
I am sitting at my desk, hot cup of coffee at my right, long to do list at my left, and can you hear that? No? Well, that's because there's nothing to hear. No "MAMA!!" No yelling. No playing or laughing. Not even the sound of the TV.
This moment of serenity today is being brought to you, well, to me
Jul 11th, 2012
Please tell me that I'm not the only mother who asks "How was camp?" at the end of a full day at Camp Galileo and only get back a response of "It was good." My son pours through the camp themes, begs to go every year, and then can only muster "It was good" when asked. Go figure. That's why I love the Camp Galileo news that I
This is a second post written by Akemi at Chalk and Cheese Chronicles, following her sons' week at Camp Galileo Saratoga. She's @svtwinmom on Twitter.
We're only two weeks into summer and we already have Camp G