Blog: Inside Our Team

We’re launching Galileo’s Spark Innovation Scholarship!

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We've been around for a while, and we know what it takes to thoughtfully train thousands of exceptional leaders who teach campers how to be courageous innovators. We also work with partners like The Tech Museum of Innovation and The Boys and Girls Club to bring these ideals to as many kids as possible.

Now we're ready to invest in future educators in a different way.

On the heels of one of


Q&A With Audrey Knox: How Four Summers with Galileo Shaped My Outlook

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What is the most important thing you’ve learned after four summers with Galileo?

Everyone knows that camp is supposed to be fun. What I learned after spending four summers with Galileo—especially the last as a Nebula [preK-K] Science Instructor—is that there is so much more to fun than we usually give it credit for. To have fun, you must first feel comfortable and safe. You also need to find


Nine Year Streak: Galileo Named Best Place to Work

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In the past few weeks, our Oakland HQ hosted a taco-themed Master Chef competition, our Camp Directors had their final weekend retreat before launching the camp season, we celebrated one official year of our inclusion & diversity initiative, and—no big deal—we were named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times for the ninth year running!

The


Perks of Being a Peninsula Galilean

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If you’ve been keeping up with us the past few years, you know that Galileo is on a mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we do it by teaching campers to understand and apply the Galileo Innovation Approach*—or the “GIA,” as we like to call it.

But our mission to develop innovators doesn’t apply just to campers. We also give our summer staff—particularly


Galileo Named Best Place to Work

We work hard to make Galileo an awesome place to work. That's why we're so proud to share this pair of recent honors: Galileo was recently named one of the Best Places toWork in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times—for the eighth year running—and landed in the top 10 on HappyCity's2017 [Happy] Places to Work List.

That engaged, happy quality we've been recognized for (twice!) courses


Behind the scenes with our Science Curriculum Manager

The extraordinary people who make up the Galileo HQ aren't just superstars on the job. In fact, we're regularly impressed by their awe-inspiring extracurriculars.

One such Galileo team member, Science Curriculum Manager Lance Akiyama, just inspired our awe by publishing a book called Rubber Band Engineer, a how-to guide for making awesome engineering projects—slingshots, catapults, hydraulic


Growing up Galileo, from Camper to Staffer

Helen and Greg

In 2008, a fifth grader at Camp Galileo Sunnyvale named Helen Rice was interviewed for a story about camp in the Sunnyvale Sun. "I just like it here so much. I'm kinda sad that this is my last year," she said. "I want to be a summer intern here when I am in high school." This summer, six years later, she's ready to realize that goal.

Helen, now a student at Saint Francis High School, has happy