Blog: Bright Ideas

Behind the Major: Mobile Game Design

Summer’s just around the corner, and there’s so much to be excited about: new friends, new opportunities to fail fearlessly, and at Galileo Summer Quest, an all-new Mobile Game Design major. We sat down with Lance Akiyama, Galileo’s science curriculum manager, to learn more about this latest innovation.

What do you love about the Mobile Game Design major?

Have you ever thought, "Wouldn't it


Immersion Summer Programs for Middle School Students Deepen Learning

When you hear immersion summer program, undoubtedly the first thing that comes to mind is language immersion programs, where kids are “immersed” in the language and culture of another country. From the beginning of each day to the very end, they hear the language, eat characteristic foods and classic dishes, and learn the songs and dances of a specific country.

These types of programs are


Top Reasons to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp for Multiple Weeks

Memories of camp bring to mind summer fun, the great outdoors and interacting with friends. Specialized camps evoke thoughts of team challenges, skills development and unusual locations. Parents have various reasons to send kids to summer camp, and sometimes one week just isn’t enough, but how do you know, and what considerations should you make when planning camp time for your kids?

Generally,


AND THE WINNER IS…

This year’s Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest t-shirt design is inspired by the tools and skills of Galileo innovators.

Ask anyone: our staff is amazing. Galileo staffers are highly skilled at working with campers, and the buck doesn’t stop there. With passions and talents from robotics to improv to cooking and so much more, our stellar staff never ceases to astound us. For example, when we


One-of-a-kind camp. One-of-a-kind design.

This year’s Summer Camps @ The Tech t-shirt design is inspired by the unique curriculum and culture of our flourishing collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Our stellar staff never ceases to awe us with their commitment and creativity. This year, for example, when we asked them to help us design our 2018 Summer Camps @ The Tech t-shirt, we got so many incredible options that we


A Camp Day that Lasts as Long as Yours Does

There’s a ton that happens every day before the day even starts—getting everyone up, fed, dressed, and out the door on time should be an Olympic sport, and you do it daily. Then there are commutes, errands, your family’s evening routine, and of course, the work day. It’s a lot to balance, and we’re here to help.

Our extended care program is based on the simple concept that the camp day should


Animal Investigators: A Wild Adventure in Zoology

By Jamie Solomon, Summer Camps @ The Tech Program Director

I could not be more excited to share the 22 adventures in store this year at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Every single one of these classes is carefully crafted to inspire the innovator in your camper. With my background in animal biology, I’ve got a particularly soft spot for Animal Investigators.

In this brand new class, campers will use


Summer STEM Activities at Camp Can Forestall Boredom

Science, technology, engineering, arts and math are cornerstones of human progress, and STEM and STEAM camps and programs have garnered a lot of important attention in recent years. These disciplines are crucial to the future of the human race. This makes STEM a national priority and one that schools have embraced as they prepare students for their futures. And while these subjects are crucial to


Computer Science Summer Camps Offer High Impact Fun and Essential Preparation for the Future

By some estimates, when today’s elementary students enter the workforce, 65% will hold jobs that do not yet exist. With the rapid pace of technological advancement, parents and educators puzzle over how to best prepare kids with the knowledge and skills they will require for those jobs of the future. One thing is certain—technological innovation, from artificial intelligence and autonomous


Summer Science Camp Themes: How to Choose the Best One for Your Child

Kids have a strong affinity for science right from the beginning. They are born with keen observational abilities and strong curiosity—two key characteristics of scientists. Babies use this power of observation, guided by their senses, to explore and construct their earliest understanding of the world. What infant hasn’t wordlessly challenged their parents to join their gravity experiments