Blog: The Tech Summer Camps

How the GIA Comes to Life @ Summer Camps @ The Tech

At our camps, the Galileo Innovation Approach (GIA) is integral to everything we do. From campers of every age to staffers at every level, Galileans learn to apply an Innovator's Mindset (one that is visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective), understand Innovator's Knowledge (the ideas, contexts and skills that relate to their work), and use the Innovator's Process (from

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Molecular Gastronomy

Campers in Molecular Gastronomy rolled up their sleeves and played with their food - for science! From solid beverages to jelly fruit to veggie bubbles, campers used the principles and tools of chemistry, physics, and biology to alter the properties of food and present new dishes in weird and wacky ways.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Lego Robotics

In Lego Robotics, campers designed, built, and commanded their own Lego-powered robots. Using Technic pieces for building and Mindstorm EV3 software for programming, campers taught their bots to retrieve objects, maneuver obstacles, and battle other robots.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Digital Filmmaking

Campers turned their Hollywood visions into realitiy, working with production teams and using iMovie to amek all the pieces of their movie masterpeieces--script, direction, lighting, sound, editing, green screen, special effects, and more--come to life on the big screen.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Exhibits

In the Cyber Detectives exhibit, campers stepped into cyber sleuth roles in the nation's first exhibit designed to help visitors learn about Internet safety.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Computer Programming

Computer Programming campers learned the basics of programming from the ground up. Using Scratch and, campers unraveled the mysteries of variables, loops, and conditional statements, walking away with their own games and graphics.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Circuits and Electronics

Campers got inside their gadgets in Circuits and Electronics, learning about the circuit theory that makes their contraptions tick. Starting with snap circuits and moving through conductors, transistors, motors, and lights, campers created original products of their own design, usable in their homes.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Junior MD

Campers in Junior MD took their first steps towards careers in medicine as they made their rounds at The Tech Med School. Campers learned the basics of anatomy and physiology, took on real-life case studies, dove into dissections, and made practical diagnoses. 

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Exhibits

In the Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, Tech campers explored how innovators in their own backyards are revolutionizing human thought, creativity, and communication through the gallery's hands-on exhibits, nestled at the intersection of art and technology.

Summer Camps @ The Tech: Mobile App Creation

In Mobile App Creation, campers found out what it takes to become registered app developers. Campers used Corona SDK and Lua programming language as they learned the top-to-bottom process of making a practical app for real-world use.